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1121 Uptown Park BlvdHouston, TX 77056
Now I understand why Champps is good!! Went there for the first time last night. It was karoke night. The place was packed, the music was great, and I met alot of new people. I will keep going back if it's that good in the future. And to top it off, the DJ, Jonathan, was fun, cute and kept t…
2929 Southwest Fwy Ste 160Houston, TX 77098
Ordered steak tuscano with oven roasted potatoes, bell peppers and onions. Was served potatoes with very pungent fried jalopenas. Waiter claimed he didn't know about bell peppers. Ask me if I wanted peppers and onions. I assumed this would include potatoes but did not. I just gave up and thi…
2760 Highway 6 SHouston, TX 77082
From Business: Fresh is in our food: Each day, you’ll find an updated selection of fresh fish on our Today’s Fresh Fish menu, not to mention live Maine lobster, freshly baked Cheddar Bay Biscuits™, crisp salads and a host of fresh seafood recipes waiting to be explored. Fresh is in our knowledge: No one knows seafood better than we do. A…
3919 Scott StHouston, TX 77004
I've been a fan of Frenchy's chicken for sometime now and they still have that delicious recipe flavor. Their chicken is better than other fast food chicken restaurant, yes it's pricey, but I love the taste.
6201 E Sam Houston Pkwy NHouston, TX 77049
From Business: Our New Bone In, Bold Flavor dishes are expertly fire grilled. Choose from our NEW Grilled Lamb Chops, NEW Pork Porterhouse or Outlaw Ribeye. At LongHorn Steakhouse, we pride ourselves on our fresh, boldly seasoned & expertly grilled steaks. We also serve up fresh seafood, juicy chicken & fall-off-the-bone ribs slow roaste…
5216 Bellaire BlvdBellaire, TX 77401
This has become my favorite burger joint in Houston and I haven't even tried the milkshake yet. Get the Bellaire special, a double meat, cheese and bacon burger that is not legal in at least 3 states. Be sure to have them cut it in half so it comes on a plate and you can catch all the goodness…
1302 Nance StHouston, TX 77002
From Business: We are native Houstonians with a restaurant in Houston that gathers Texas's best ingredients, cooked in a focused, creative way. Our restaurant is our home, so please come as you are to relax, eat, and drink. We look forward to having you join us for dinner.
12139 Jones RdHouston, TX 77070
This is our preferred place in all of Houston to go for tamales and other freshly cooked Tex Mex. Try their chips while you are waiting -- they are the crispest and freshest we have every found anywhere in Texas!
800 Sorella CtHouston, TX 77024
From Business: The Bistro Bar at Hotel Sorella City Centre in Houston TX is the perfect place to gather for cocktails & appetizers. This unique bar in Houston features small plate size samplings of delicious dishes, and an extensive cocktail menu of Brennan family classics.
2120 North Loop WHouston, TX 77018
From Business: Dennys is Americas Diner. Where guests have come for over 60 years to sit back, relax and enjoy classic American comfort food and everyday value 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Over the years, Dennys has gained a cult association with its popular all-day signature items like Moons Over My Hammy, Sizzlin Skillets, hand-dip…
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I would have to say that their prime rib is among the best i've ever eaten. but ratings should be more than just about food. Their service has gone down hill. This use to be one of my favorites. I don't know what happened. New management? new staff? Don't know but service is poor. I was a regular until my past 2 experiences there turned me off. first time around, I did not receive a refill on my ice tea. I had to ask twice. This is not ihops. For the price people are paying here, they deserve better. I thought this may have been a fluke incident and decided to give them another chance. Second time I came back, the same thing happened. No refills untill i asked. The waiter took my credit card and came back, with a rude gesture, to say "it's been declined". He did not stand around for me to give another card, but just left. The funny thing was the card was not declined, just the magnetic strip was worned. I had issues with it the entire week and was going to let him know the situation, but he darted away before I even had the chance to. I gave a different employee the same card, he used a plastic bag, ran it through and it worked. I own a business of my own. My customers get treated with the upmost respect. It makes me wonder sometimes how they can go about charging the prices they do, give people bad service, and expect to continue. Never going there again!
I am in agreement with other reviewers on several recurring issues including the service which can be slow, and the high prices for small portions of food prepared competently yet without real inspiration. The menu itself is also somewhat limited in choices, particulalry for dinner. Executive Chef Ryan Pera is the inspiration behind the kitchen of The Grove. One of the best times to visit the restaurant is during its famed Sunday Brunch. It is when the natural lighting is at its best and is perfect for a front seat to the weekend festivities downtown. The restaurant offers a variety of creative spirits that set the mood for an urban relaxed lunch. One of the only places in Houston to offer a Clear Spicy Bloody Mary, The Grove has recently added a Banana Margarita to its drink list, which includes herradura silver tequila and coconut crunch, accentuating a fruity kick to brunch. A word of advice –be sure to use the restaurant’s convenient and fast valet parking services when downtown is busy. Parking in and around the park can often be hard, if not impossible, to find, depending on the festivities going on at the time.
My friends talked it up. Saying, it was a wonderful spot and they couldn't beleive I hadn't been there (being a native Houstonian) so I decided to go. My take on it was that I was unimpressed by the drab uninviting exterior & interior, the smell of grease permeating the air, the leaning undersized tables that were cluttered with condiments, and the perfectly square dining room that held it's diners shoulder to shoulder. The place felt like it needed a good cleaning to me. Almost everyone in the place was overweight (including myself) which directly correlates to the type of food they serve. Remember when your grandmother use to fill the bottom of her cast iron skillet with oil to make eggs? Yeah...that's what ALL of the food is like. It tasted just fine though. The service was fine and the people were freindly (patrons and staff) but I won't be back. I give it 4 stars because the place was PACKED. We had to wait in line to be seated at 9am. During our meal it began to rain hard but people kept coming! It may not be my kind of place but apparently, it is for lots of others!
11-11-09 was our first experience at La Cantina on I-10. The building looks appealing. The inside (including ladies room) was very clean!!!! The atmosphere was pleasant. The employees were kind and timely. Our food came out in a timely manner and was HOT. : ) I got the La Tapatia with a side of guacamole and my husband got the Cowboy. The chips were warm and crisp. The salsa was not too hot (with pepper) - I was sooooo pleased that I could eat it. The flavor of both salsas was AWESOME! I make my own salsa and their red sauce was very close to mine. Two thumbs up on the salsas!!!! The meals were DELICIOUS! Everything was seasoned to perfection. Even the lettuce and tomato tasted like lettuce and tomato and not unripe tasteless veggies. AND the guacamole was not overtaken by the taste of lime. I hate when all you taste is lime and no avocado. It is reasonably priced and we both were busting at the seams. We even brought some home. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO EVERYONE!!! If they have gift cards I hope to get one in my Christmas stocking from Santa!
I tried Beck's Prime for the first time a couple of weeks ago, since my boyfriend had raved on and on about how he used to get their steak burger and milkshake everyday before work. First of all, their milkshake was uber good! It's a real milkshake and not the premixed junk that comes out of a softserve machine. My boyfriend said I must have really liked it since drinking it was probably the longest I'd been quiet all day. I also got their prime steak burger and fries, and to be really honest, I wasn't very impressed. Well, at least not for the money that I paid for the entire meal. The burger was about $8.50, and with the fries and shake, I think I paid about $15. That's pretty darn steep for fast food. The steak juices had soaked the entire bottom burger bun so badly that I had to throw out the bottom bun. It was completely soggy and tasted gross. I loved that the fries were real cut fries, but they were completely limp and soft. I prefer crispy fries. I really wanted to love this place as much as my boyfriend so maybe I'll give it one more try.
Catherine’s latest venture, Café Brussels is a great new addition to the Heights. Try the Tartare de Saumon dressed with a zesty Belgian country vinaigrette accompanied by a Belgian draft beer or glass (bottle!) of wine. You can’t go wrong requesting Catherine’s favorite mussel dish for a main course, Belgian classic, Moules Marinières, accompanied by a large serving of golden Belgian Fries. The large and succulent mussels are steamed to perfection and portion sizes are very generous! My dining companion enjoyed le Petit Pavé de Bruxelles, a perfectly cooked steak and le Cordon Bleu. Be sure to leave room for one of Café Brussels fabulous desserts! Catherine's crepes are among my favorites. Catherine Duwaz is both a good friend and a genuinely nice person. It brings me great pleasure to see a friend continue to succeed in a town that can be unforgiving to restaurateurs. Cafe Brussels is our new "go-to" place in Houston for great Belgian food. And to top it all off, the prices are very reasonable for the quality and the portions sizes are generous.
My friends talked it up...saying, it was a wonderful spot and they couldn't believe I hadn't been there (being a native Houstonian) so I decided to go. My take on it was that I was unimpressed by the drab uninviting exterior & interior, the smell of grease permeating the air, the leaning undersized tables that were cluttered with condiments, and the perfectly square dining room that held it's diners shoulder to shoulder. The place felt like it needed a good cleaning to me. Almost everyone there was overweight (including myself) which directly correlates to the type of food they serve. Remember when your grandmother use to cover the bottom of her cast iron skillet with oil to make eggs? Yeah...that's what ALL of the food is like. The service was good and the people were friendly (patrons and staff) but I won't be back. Though this may not be my kind of place, it apparently is for many many others. It was PACKED at 9am on a rainy Saturday morning so they must be doing something right. :)
All American Auto Salvage has awesome customer service and reasonable prices. Victor is great, very fair, and helpful. I was looking for rear differential assembly for my Chevy Trailblazer. They originally sent over one for a heavier truck but took it back and I was able to go on the yard to find the one that did match my truck. It is best to go out to find the part yourself. Unfortunately a lot of glove boxes are missing and that is where you'll find the part match information that you need. Tony went out in heavy rain without complaint to help us look through the yard to distinguish what truck the one came off of that they delivered and to find the one that actually matched. My truck is back together and running like brand new! The part we got from them was great. I would gladly go back to them and refer anyone to them. Great service in any industry seems to be lacking so I am always glad to have a positive experience. Thanks guys! Keep up the great work! Janice & Robert
This is my favorite Mexican restaurant ever. We have frequented a lot of Mexican food restaurants, and who hasn't when you live in Texas. But Tierra Luna Grill is by far the best I have ever been to. The flavor of the salsa is awesome. Evidently they grill the tomatoes for the salsa and who knows how they spice it up. The chips are warm and thin and crispy. They give you a small bowl of queso with the chips. I could dine on the chips and stuff alone. They were soooo good. And the waitstaff is terrific at keeping the bowls full and making their customers happy. The owner even came by and visited with us. She was wonderful. And then there are the entrees. All I can say is 'WOW!' They were marvelous. The Carnitas, Fajitas, and the Barbacoa are to die for. Perfectly cooked and spiced to enhance the flavor, not overpower it. The charro beans and spanish rice where super as well. Fantastic homecooked Mexican food and the waitstaff is great. We very highly recommend the Tierra Luna Grill.
We decided on the Villagio & couldn't be happier! The venue is clean, spacious, and simply elegant. We had our ceremony and reception here. Trish, owner & overall planner, is prompt, thorough, charismatic and easy to work with. The venue is tucked away at the end of a street, with private parking & far from the street. There are inside/outside room options, but the trademark is a beautiful spiral staircase for a grand bridal entrance! The package we chose was the Ultimate II. This package comes with everything except the DJ and videographer so we didn’t have to worry about hiring various vendors for each part of our wedding. Trish already has a strong vendor selection. Our package came with food, cake, linens, floral arrangements, photo booth, lighting, photography, 2 HPD officers, and a wedding coordinator. We paid extra for drapery and it was beautiful. The caterers allowed us to test the food in a prior meeting so we can give them very specific details. Mr. & Mrs. King 08/12/2016