We are Nadereh (pictured left) and Iman (pictured right), a mother-son duo who have deep roots in the Memorial Villages for over 20 years. Nadereh has previously owned a restaurant in the same location for 12 years, and has always had a passion for people and food. Iman, an alumni of Hunters Creek Elementary, Spring Branch Middle School, Memorial High School and UT Austin McCombs, has recently joined to create a brand that captures the heart of our family's food. Over the years, our guests and community have spoken to us about what they want from their dining experiences, and we have listened. We are thrilled to bring to life a restaurant that captures the voice of Memorial, our family’s very own scratch-made kitchen called Ember & Greens. This concept has come to life out of our family’s experience in Memorial restaurants, and we are grateful for the immense support from several leading restaurateurs in town.
Our food at Ember & Greens is much like our family, modern American at the core with flavorful influences from around the world. We pride ourselves on serving a menu that is flexible for the whole family, from comfort to healthy and many delicious options for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Plus, our menu includes a variety of local purveyors. As one of the most iconic neighborhoods in Houston, Memorial deserves the presence of an eatery that caters to their evolving tastes.
The centerpiece of our restaurant is a blazing, coal-fired oven, which is where the inspiration for “Ember” in our name comes from. And "Greens" is meant to capture our focus on natural, fresh and whole foods. Our restaurant is built for the Memorial community, by active and dedicated members of our community.
Welcome to Ember & Greens.
Nadereh & Iman