Roll by Bistro Catron for dinner, further fueling your mealtime momentum with mussels sautéed in pesto butter and white wine ($9) or fried shrimp with a citrus cocktail sauce ($8). Terrain-based taste buds can take aim on the chicken parmesan with angel hair pasta ($13) or a bountiful brick of lasagna ($11) with both ground Angus beef and Italian sausage, while Ishmaels can reacquaint themselves with the eats of the oceans by noshing on the blackened salmon ($17), laid out on a bed of asparagus and saffron risotto. Specialty dishes include an Italian onion Salisbury steak ($12) flung upon whipped potatoes and haystack onion straws, as well as fried tilapia ($13), served with fries and corn fritters. Bistro Catron also serves up brunch, with offerings such as the usual benedicts ($9) and chicken and waffle buddy-cop duos ($8).
Ray?s Gourmet Country?s culinary team is so dedicated to building a seasonal menu from the produce and meats raised near the Fulshear restaurant that Inside Rose-Rich Magazine noted, ?There are no can openers at Ray?s, with everything being delivered fresh from the local markets.? If the hunt for dinner leads you here, you'll be rewarded with crispy buttermilk calamari, seared foie gras, and main courses such as chicken-fried ostrich, rosemary grilled pork chop, and crispy juniper duck confit. Desserts include pumpkin cheesecake with house blackberry marmalade and light cinnamon beignets with baked apples and Calvados ice cream. Ray's rolls out a brunch buffet every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and schedules live jazz and complimentary wine tastings on Thursday nights.
Bistro 829's chefs create modern variations of familiar, homestyle staples by incorporating an assortment of regional and international flavors. Corn grits lend a distinctive Southern twist to the sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna entree, and the signature chicken-fried prime rib comes coated with cream gravy with a uniquely Southwestern-style blend of bacon and poblano peppers. Bartenders spend their evenings mixing specialty cocktails and uncorking bottles of wine to complement entrees and make sure they're prepared in case their crush wants to play spin the bottle.
Beyond the eclectically inspired menu, the dining room embraces a more casual elegance with its décor. Crisp cloths cover the tables, animal-print fabrics adorn the seats, and the walls remain blank to accentuate abstract paintings of jazz ensembles that circle the room.
The aroma of fresh cilantro mingles with slow-cooked pork, grilled tequila-lime chicken, and sautéed tilapia as it wafts through the archways of the spacious dining area and onto a covered outdoor patio lined with rustic wooden tables. Severs deliver Mexican mainstays, such as burrito locos smothered with chili con queso, alongside inventive dishes, such as seafood enchiladas with fresh shrimp and crab smothered in a white-wine cream sauce and served with a side of cilantro-lime rice. Behind the dark-wood bar adorned with flat-screen TVs, servers shake up margaritas with fresh pineapple and coconut to the tune of live music performances and Latin beats on weekly salsa nights.
Modeled on England's famed watering holes, Baker St. Pub & Grill greets visitors with a softly lit atmosphere, age-darkened wood, and ceilings adorned with anglophilic knickknacks. Classic Britannic drinks such as Guinness and Strongbow Cider flow from the bar's taps, joined by New Belgium, Fat Tire, and other American craft brews. Guests can pair their brew with something from the pub menu, featuring Welsh rarebit sandwiches, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie. Fish and chips come in classic form, or potato crusted. Those looking to sink their teeth into homegrown specialties can order a juicy sirloin burger or spicy chicken wings.
Pizza Fino's dough spends its entire existence under the watchful eye of its creators—from the moment it blooms from scratch in the restaurant's kitchen until it's time to leave for the plate of a hungry diner. During the in-between times, the dough is dressed in sauces crafted from Pizza Fino's own recipes, adorned with precisely aged Wisconsin cheeses, and—to ensure that it lives up to Pizza Fino's "Like No Other" motto—stone-baked to a golden brown. Similar attention goes into Pizza Fino's nonpizza dishes, such as the gourmet salads and crunchy calzones made at various locations across Houston.:m]]