L’Olivier means “the olive tree,” and you can see the visual pun on chef Olivier Ciesielski’s name cast in leafy, reddish shadows on the brick walls and gleamy zinc tabletops of his new French restaurant. In a home of his own, former Tony's executive chef Olivier Ciesielski's modern Franco-American bistro fits in perfectly with the rest of his eclectic mix of Lower Westheimer neighbors. The patio is casual and playful, the bar elegant and refined, the dining room sumptuous yet modern. The menu and the impressive wine list offer relatively inexpensive French standards like Boeuf Bourguignon with nontraditional offerings, such as a tropical ceviche in pineapple and yuzu juice. The menu offerings are frequently updated, prepared with fresh produce, and feature innovative items and seasonal creations, all with the signature taste and artful presentation of Chef Ciesielski.L'Olivier is a fantastic addition to Houston's restaurant scene. On a recent visit each course was well thought out and perfectly executed by Chef Olivier. Sommelier extraordinaire, James Watkins, was tableside to offer advice. Chef Olivier was kind enough to allow me into his very busy kitchen to speak with him. He revealed himself to be an extremely competent, hard-working, talented and humble man possessing an extraordinary skill for creating dishes that are at once both innovative and savory. On my next visit I’ll ask James to take a peak in the cellar with him to check out his organizational system and the restaurant's amazing collection of wines. In addition to numerous splurge bottlings, they have over 100 wines which are affordably priced at under $65 on their list.I look forward to trying out their lunch menu soon. I highly recommend this establishment for their ambiance, quality, good value and service.
This best soul food in Houston!! From collard's to oxtails, from cabbage to baked chicken, and from yams to well smothered pork chops... you can't go wrong at Mikki's. Arrive hungry because the portions are plentiful!! Cheers
You go to Bodard for one reason... the Nem Nuong rolls... almost no one else in town makes them as good as Bodard does... and that dipping sauce... OMG. Everything else on their menu is standard fare for vietnamese food in Houston... but the nem nuong is what makes people keep coming back.
5757 Westheimer Rd Ste 114Houston, TX 77057
From Business: Sukhothai Bistro brings flavors from a distant place right into your backyard. With over 10 years of restaurant experience each, Owner Nong and manager Yui teamed up to create Sukhothai, where their family's best recipes can be made-to-order and served in a warm and friendly environment. Customers love our delicious currie…
14. L Olivier
L’Olivier means “the olive tree,” and you can see the visual pun on chef Olivier Ciesielski’s name cast in leafy, reddish shadows on the brick walls and gleamy zinc tabletops of his new French restaurant. In a home of his own, former Tony's executive chef Olivier Ciesielski's modern Franco-Ameri…
2231 S Voss RdHouston, TX 77057
From Business: Bramble is chef Randy Rucker's highly anticipated return to a restaurant of his own after his Beard Foundation nominated Bootsie's. Rucker expresses his philosophy-that food should represent an unrepeatable time and place-in the ingredients that inspire Bramble's menus. Our menus are executed with a deep love of Third Coas…
My newest favorite restaurant!!!! If you are in Houston, and are looking for something special Charivari is the place to go! Everything was of exceptional quality. Food was delicious, well prepared and presented. The staff courteous and very attentive. The atmosphere very pleasant and inviting.\…
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.
25. Ambroia Island
9603 Broadway StPearland, TX 77584
From Business: This is a Jamaican Restaurant that also provides catering services providing food and beverages for events such as parties,weddings,baby showers,receptions,corporate gathering etc
My Russian friends who accompanied me there claim that the food is like their grandmothers used to make. The borsch (beet soup) is simple but excellent. There don't seem to be any lunch specials or deals, so for lunch it can be a bit pricey. For dinner, prices are reasonable. Small place. F…