Two restaurants are slated to open at the Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City later this summer.
The Myriad Gardens Foundation has partnered with Oklahoma City restaurateurs Peter and Sheree Holloway to bring two restaurants, the Ice House and the Park House, to the gardens. The Holloways' team will operate the restaurants beginning later this summer.
"We are very pleased to make this announcement. After a thoughtful process, we found a proprietor in Peter Holloway who understands the complexities of operating in this space and whose experience, expertise and creativity will ensure that our restaurants will be terrific additions to downtown and will serve our many audiences," Myriad Gardens Foundation Chairman Emeritus James R. Tolbert III said.
The two restaurants are the Park House, located in the restaurant building, and the Ice House, located in the smaller building just north of the Park House.
The Ice House will open first, in September, and will serve authentic Nic's burgers, along with fries and shakes. It will be open eight months per year, and will close during skating season. Nic's, Oklahoma City's favorite burger joint, has been featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives," and the current issue of Slice Magazine's ‘Bodacious Burgers' feature.
The Park House will open in October, and will serve a variety of lunch and dinner items, and will have a full bar. Menus, interior design and build-out of the spaces are currently underway. Project architect is Elliott+Associates and general contractor will be Stacy Witter & Associates, Inc.
"The opportunity for offering a diverse experience in the Gardens is very exciting. From the BEST burgers and shakes at the Ice House to casual dining in The Park House, we couldn't ask for a more unique setting!," Peter Holloway said.
Peter Holloway, whose restaurant group now includes Edmond restaurants Boulevard Steakhouse, Café 501 and the Martini Lounge, as well as the Classen Curve location of Café 501, has been a part of the restaurant scene in the state since college. He began his career at the Hungry Peddler and discovered he loved the restaurant business and the rest is history.