OUR STORY

Where It All Began

‘You must always make sure the customer leaves happy’.

For Johnny Platsas, the restaurant industry has been a part of his life for over four decades. A Greek immigrant, he embarked on his American journey in the 1960s making Houston his home. Meeting his Ecuadorian wife, Patricia, along the way.

The Platsas family’s acquisition of Harry’s began in the early 1990s. Then a rundown building four decades old, they breathe new life into this Montrose institution. Incorporating dishes that reflect their heritage while still maintaining the local comfort food that has made Harry’s iconic with the locals and downtown clientele.

A new building was erected in 2003 to keep up with the changing area. More dishes were introduced showcasing the family’s true passion for cooking.

Each new recipe was carefully selected with special attention placed on the ingredients. Many of the dishes you see on the menu began in the family’s kitchen .

A new building was erected in 2003 to keep up with the changing area. More dishes were introduced showcasing the family’s true passion for cooking.

Each new recipe was carefully selected with special attention placed on the ingredients. Many of the dishes you see on the menu began in the family’s kitchen .

THE FUTURE

Now, a new era has begun, as Harry’s was given a complete makeover in 2018.

While the essence of the restaurant has endured, their children, Gianni & Zoi have brought their personal flair and ideas to the restaurant.

Staying true to the concept of ‘The Globe on Your Fork’ Harry’s will continue to bring quality ingredients and a variety of dishes that will keep the tradition alive.

Here’s to 70 years and another 70 more!