Kalakaua Avenue · Honolulu
It’s got decent Italian food. But I believe the prices are too high for
what it is, which is essentially Olive Garden food. The wine list is
actually a good sampling of Italian regions, but again, the prices are
too much. I must say, however, that the atmosphere is very pleasant, and
the service is very good. If I lived nearby, I might go there for lunch,
just to enjoy the atmosphere (outdoor seating area) and service. 3/01
Bossa is an upscale, white-linen cafe offering a menu of exotic Latin
Fusion cuisine that promises a sensual, almost taboo, dining experience.
Blends of fresh seafood, grilled meats, exotic fruits and spices are
served in this stylishly seductive eatery. The serpentine bar features
exciting cocktails, reminiscent of Hemingway’s days in Havana, served
amidst the palm trees. Open Lunch and Dinner. Happy Hour. Live Music
every Thursday and Friday.
Located at 610 Main Street,
Houston, TX 77002; (713) 223-2622.
With a lively, festive atmosphere, La Griglia offers guests a delicious
display of authentic Italian dining. Colorful Italian murals and busy
mosaics provide a playful ambience while fresh fish, creative pastas,
chicken, beef and fresh vegetables tempt guests with an array of
fabulous choices. Featuring a fabulous outdoor patio, La Griglia is a
perfect people-watching spot. With inventive cuisine, attentive
service, and a casual, energetic atmosphere, come see what makes La
Griglia one of the most popular restaurants in Houston.
Gray, (713) 526-4700
VIC & ANTHONY'S STEAKHOUSE
located in the heart of Downtown Houston near Minute Maid Park, features
a blend of high-quality food, an “extensive wine selection and
one-of-a-kind hospitality in an intimate atmosphere of hand-crafted
mahogany woodwork and leather furnishings. The menu features a selection
of USDA Prime grain-fed beef and offers a variety of seafood and chicken
specialties. In addition to the main dining room, Vic & Anthony’s offers
a sophisticated Piano Lounge & Bar. With nightly entertainment, it is
the perfect setting for guests to relax. For special events, three
private rooms are also available. For a memorable meal, or cocktails
with class, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse is sure to please.
Avenue, Houston, TX 77002; 713.228.1111
Grappino’s welcomes you to visit the Italian bar for grappa, wine,
cocktails and coffees. The menu offers appetizer portion entrées or
desserts. Grappino’s relaxing courtyard has light jazz music that plays
Thursday-Saturday nights. For private events or gatherings, Grappino’s
also has a Tuscan-style banquet room and a cozy rustic wine room. These
facilities can tastefully accommodate you for seminars, business
meetings or any special event. The menu offers a tasty variety of veal,
chicken or pasta entrées.
2817 West Dallas, (713)
Award-winning Pesce Restaurant welcomes Guests to an incredible dining
experience. From the tasteful design and elegantly appointed dining room
to the unparalled cuisine, Pesce is truly a feast for the eyes as well
as the palate. Renowned Chef Mark Holley, recently named Chef of the
Year has created a carefully crafted seafood menu featuring a melting
pot of flavors — Asian, Creole, Italian — blended with fresh, seasonal
ingredients, then flavored and seasoned to add depth. Fresh fish
selections, along with crab cakes, Maine lobster, filet mignon and soft
shell crab, tempt guests to journey on a culinary adventure like no
other. Our goal is to provide excellence not only in the menu but also
in service and style. Reservations are recommended.
at W. Alabama, 713-522-4858.
Strip House, is an American Steakhouse with a seductive ruby red
interior that engages the senses. Known for its perfectly charred prime
Dry Aged Steaks its namesake is richly marbled and bursting with juice.
The creative side dishes such as Black Truffle creamed spinach and crisp
goose fat potatoes exceed all expectation.
Hundreds of bottles of wine have been carefully chosen to extend your
dining pleasure. Located in downtown Houston, steps from Minute Maid
Park, Toyota Center and the Convention Center this new restaurant offers
private dining rooms as well as a private room that accommodates up to
1200 McKinney Street,
Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, entertaining atmosphere that
will transport you to the cozy setting of a trattoria in the Old
Country. From the vivid antipasti display to a variety of spectacular
beef, chicken, veal and fish entrees and made from scratch pastas, our
soulful Neapolitan-influenced menu is sure to please. With our winning
combination of impeccable service, superb cuisine, and unsurpassed
passion for detail, Grotto is the perfect location for friends and
family to enjoy a fabulous meal and have a great time!
Westheimer (at Loop 610); (713) 622-3663
Vincent’s has a become famous for the wood-fired rotisserie which
displays their spit-roasted lemon and garlic chicken. Authentic pizzas,
focaccia and aglio arrosto are cooked in a wood-burning pizza oven.
Amidst the warm and casual open air ambiance, there is an enclosed patio
dining area and a newly added party facility. The menu also offers
seafood, grilled entrées, veal, homemade pasta and desserts.Why cook
dinner? We offer quick and delicious take out meals. Juicy rotisserie
chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, pasta. pizza, steak seafood and fresh
vegetables. Gift Certificates available for Ninos’ or Vincent’s
2701 West Dallas, (713)
Willie G’s Seafood & Steak House, recognized nationally as one of the
“Top Ten Seafood Houses”, offers guests an outstanding meal in an
upscale yet cozy setting. Willie G’s reputation has been built on
superior service and impeccable food quality. Menu favorites include
Seafood Gumbo, Snapper Kathleen as well as a variety of Certified Angus
Beef steaks. The Oyster Bar is a favorite among the local business crowd
for a quick lunch. Dark woods, granite & beautiful artwork create a
distinguished atmosphere. Keep Willie G’s in mind when planning your
next special event. The three private rooms in a variety of sizes can
accommodate any type gathering — whether it be a small, intimate dinner
or a larger function such as a bridal luncheon or rehearsal dinner. For
the freshest Gulf seafood in a sophisticated & comfortable environment,
Willie G’s is the ideal choice.
1605 Post Oak Boulevard.
At the center of Houston’s downtown entertainment district, Zula blends
New American cuisine with the excitement and glamour of Las Vegas. You
never know who’s going to drop in or what special entrée Chef Lance
Fegen will cook up special that night. Discover for yourself why My
Table Magazine named Zula “Best New Restaurant.”