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An eco-friendly restaurant beautifully done up in wood, glass and steel, The Grove offers fabulous views of Discovery Green, in addition to delicious American fare. A meal that starts off with treats like BBQ glazed jalapeño meat balls and wonton-dusted fried shrimp has to be good, and the rest of the menu certainly lives up to your expectations. You can gorge on seafood preparations like gulf shrimp and grits or meat entrées like the signature bacon and provolone cheese burger and pan-roasted quail. There are many wines to be enjoyed by the glass, as also cocktails and beers. Happy Hour is between 4p and 7p, Monday through Friday.
At Pass & Provisions, there is a bifurcation of the seating area. The Provision area provides a casual dining experience, featuring a bar and a dining room as well as 40-seat terrace area. The food menus are seasonal, and the drinks menu feature several wines and cocktails. The Pass area is where diners can order set lunch and dinner menus. The dining environment is more formal, and is a place where interaction between diners and chefs is possible. The cuisine is primarily American, with certain contemporary touches, and includes a range of exclusive fish and meat dishes as well as pastas and pizzas, among others. For those who love 5 course menus accompanied by international wines, Pass and Provisions is where they can enjoy both.
If you hit it just right, you won't have to wait in line long at this eatery where the Green Eggs & Ham are almost as popular as their fried Wings & Waffle topped with fresh strawberries. Even if you end up in line, it seems to move fast as conversations sprout up between neighbors, regulars, and even out-of-towners who make the drive in to get their fix.
Baba means granny in Russian, and this restaurant—named after the fairy tale witch characterized in an Emerson, Lake and Palmer song—has been a fixture among the art galleries, antique stores and second-hand shops in the Montrose area since the early 1970s. The menu features contemporary cuisine ranging from healthy California-style salads, sandwiches and sprouts to burgers, rib eye steaks, pastas and a spicy, old-fashioned Southern gumbo.
Voted "Best Restaurant in the Village" by the Houston Press, Benjy's provides modern American cuisine in the heart of the Village shopping district. Very trendy and modern, the restaurant caters to contemporary tastes and styles. The decor is very modern and contemporary yet minimalist. The atmosphere is very casual and congenial, creating a relaxed environment to enjoy any meal. A lounge is available upstairs for conversation and spirits. The food is prepared from the freshest ingredients and meats. Benjy's never freezes any of its food, except of course, the ice cream and sorbet desserts. The house specialty is seafood although most entrees are equally tasty. Their brunch on Saturdays and Sundays is not to be missed.
A family run restaurant, Masraff's is a favorite among the Houston locals. The menu includes seafood, homemade pastas, lamb, beef and lots more. You can choose from their impressive selection of wines to go with your delicious meal. The broiled Chilean sea bass with lemon grass and ginger glaze is a must try! You're sure to get a fine dining experience at this restaurant which has Italian interiors and traditional furnishings.
Pappas Brothers Steakhouse is just one of the many Pappas restaurants that prevail in Houston. The cuisine this family seems to have spells success. Soft lighting and 1920s brass-rimmed decor give this Galleria-area favorite a sense of class and style. The old-fashioned phones located in every booth are real and never fail to stimulate conversation. Live entertainment further ensures a memorable evening. The menu is steak-heavy, but alternate seafood selections are available. Menu prices are a steal for very high quality food. Wines to quench your thirst are available too.
This restaurant is a popular spot for the business crowd for lunch and couples for dinner. The simple elegance of the decor creates a casual, peaceful atmosphere for dining. Variety is the key to the menu. The favored appetizer is the Spinach Dip, or you can opt for the Cajun Trout, Hawaiian Rib Eye or something fancy from the entrees. However, be aware that the restaurant follows a dress code and a semi-formal setting, hence its popularity with the office crowd.