2440 Victory Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75219
WOW, it was by far an unforgetable experience. From the moment I called and made reservations. The gentleman named Frank answered the phone and was a delight. He asked if we were planning on attending the Bon Jovi concert that evening we said yes, he asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, we said yes. It was like he was reading our minds.\r
When we arrived we were sat in a big banquet for two people. It was outirght beautiful. The decor was top notch and the atmosphere was delightful. Our waiter Joshua was equipped with knowledge far beyond the normal waiter. You could tell every employee enjoyed their jobs. The food was amazing and we had way to much and our waiter warned us but we acted like kids in a candy store. We had the grilled octopus, amazing. The spinach salad was light and had just the right amount of acid on the dressing. For our entree we ordered the braised short ribs, to die for and the scallops which were cooked to perfection. As far as vegetables we tried just about everything but a must have is the roasted mushroom assortment. Dessert proved to be delicious we had six not one missed. The overall experience was outright mind blowing and we'll be back. The waiter Joshua even sent a hand written thank you card, outstanding.
2502 Algerian Way, Houston, TX 77098
I had heard about the wait with reservations so I called and pushed back our reservations to 9 pm. We arrived and were amongst a crowd of people who all had reservations but were still standing in a crowded bar losing their patience. \r
My wife and I grabbed two seats at the bar and ordered a glass of wine. The true highlight of the evening was the couple we met while sitting at the bar who were also well versed on the restaurant scene and made the time go by quickly. I ordered a glass of red wine and toward the end of my glass with some wonderful liquid left inside the bartender snatched it up and there went my glass of wine. It’s not like he couldn’t see I mean the color is Red hence RED WINE. Did I complain, no because I feel in Houston nothing gets done about a complaint whether it be legit or not. Granted the glass was almost done, but almost being the catcher. It’s not like a warm beer with skunk at the bottom. During all this I also spotted our bartender extraordinaire roll his eyes at two different patrons, lucky for him no one saw. \r
We were finally sat and at 10:09 pm our appetizers arrived. We ordered the oysters which proved to be worthy and the devil eggs which proved to be deviled eggs (no wow factor). Our waiter Wes was delightful and the only one during the whole ordeal to apologize about the wait. Our entree's the grouper and shrimp were good but not over the top. For dessert the bread pudding was great and coffee service proved to be enjoyable but the ICE cream was just that a lot of ice with very little cream. Overall I think we would go back a year from now to see if they got their acts together and maybe on a weekday. I feel bad for all the people that waited as long as we did if not longer. It’s a shame when a restaurant over books what they can handle or service because of greed. In the long run it just turns diners off.\r
1001 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77008
My wife and I had reservations for 8:00 on a Friday night. When we got there we were sat right away which was great. Unfortunately we were sat in between the front door and the bar which proved to be a problem. The door was drafty and the bar got cramped for space as the night went on. On the opposite side of the dining room the noise was at a much more manageable level. We ordered appetizers the mussels and shrimp. They were both delicious but my heart belongs to the shrimp. My wife ordered the pork rib which was nice but not a cut of meat she was used to. I ordered the grouper and it was the best piece of fish I've had in some time, perfectly seared yet flaky. \r
Be wary of the dessert menu I think it still needs time to work the kinks out and the wine list can get out of hand in a hurry. When making reservations request the side of the dining room with the banquets’.\r
1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
Well after living in Houston for 5 years and discovering Backstreet pretty early on I can say its fantastic. I've never had a bad experience and my wife and I have been close to 30 times. The food is delicious, seared scallops always perfect, chicken milanese is a hit with the macaroni and cheese fans. The wine list is great with thier wine/beer of the month. The desserts are top notch to (pumkin doughnuts). We tell all of our friends there and when visitors come to town we dine there as well. I think it gives you the biggest bang for your buck.
720 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007
I've dined at Block 7 twice now each time has been a pleasant experience. Our first time there we got the rabbit flatbread which was outstanding. I followed that with the parpadelle which was tasty. My wife got the Block 7 burger which she said was delicious and a good portion of juicy hamburger goodness. \r
Upon returning we ordered the mushroom flatbread which was tasty but no where near the rabbit we had the first time. Then I ordered the the Sloppy Guisepe and it knocked my socks off I'll never order anything else. It was simply perfect. The only downfall is the noise since the restaurant is very open and they didnt have any coffee to serve after dinner, strange.
800 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77024
Well we arrived on a friday night around 730 pm half the restuarant was empty so we snuck in. We noticed there was no salt and pepper on the table which is no big deal (Tafia) when they do things right. We looked over the wine list and nearly gasped for air. I know were in a trendy location but to sell a bottle of 2008 Honig Sav. Blanc for $46.00 when it retails at Spec's for 13 and change is ridiculous. We ordered Two shiner's at $6.00 a piece and they came to us luke warm 15 minutes later. I swallowed my beer in order to get over the service, temperature, and price. At the same time we ordered the beer we ordered appetizers roti and corn croquette. Our waiter checked back with us several times to make sure thats what we ordered. That must have been a sign or him telling us watch out. The Corn Croquettes came out first with no salt on them dripping with grease. If something is fried its common to be salted and these things needed salt. The roti then followed another 10 mintues down the line at a snails pace. It was marginal at best. I watched the kitchen and could not figure out what these cooks were doing with the food slaughtering the animal itself. Then our coconut rice came 10 minutes before our entree's came and stood cold. I ordered the indian street noodles with prawns of which two came and my wife got the chicken curry pot pie of which she had nothing good to say. The best part of the meal was us leaving and knowing we wouldnt go back. The bathrooms were also flithy separate stalls but common sinks for women and men. I know this place is trying to be trendy but so trendy its a turn off. They opened the doors four weeks ago the bugs should have been worked out by now.
Ibiza Food & Wine Bar
2450 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006
After being told our first two bottles of wine we ordered were not in stock we finally selected one that they had and the absent minded waiter brought it to the table after we had completed our appetizer. We shared the shrimp with crabmeat cornbread to start the shrimp was great and it was completely destroyed by the cream sauce that was slopped all over the top of it. I then got the Lousiana Redfish which was fine but no better then grilling a piece of fish at home. My wife got the pork chop with madera wine sauce which was a huge slab of meat but brined so heavily in salt that it took away any essence of what the chop could have been. Overall if I was going out for a $100.00 + dinner ibiza would not be the place. Service was awful, food was forgetable, and atmosphere was stuffy with all the beautiful people acting ""beautiful"" and as if they could have their own reality show.