$20 for $40 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine at Cullen's

Southbelt/ Ellington

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In a Nutshell

  • Best of Citysearch 2009
  • Casual and fine-dining areas

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Promotional value expires Jul 21, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Not valid toward alcohol. Tax and gratuity not included. No cash back or credit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at exclusive restaurants, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their moms. Today's Groupon lets you dine in a similar style, no matter who you live with. For $20, you get $40 worth of upscale American dining at Cullen's, winner of the Best of Citysearch 2009 awards for Best Fine Dining, Best Romantic Dining, and Best Steak. Redeem your Groupon on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night, and each Groupon customer can enjoy one free admission to Cullen's Live, featuring local bands from the Houston music scene.

Like a practiced yogi, Cullen's combines yin and yang in equal portions, with two separate menus, featuring the main dining room's elegant feasts and the casual grille's culinary char stripes. Both menus incorporate fresh seafood and locally grown produce.

Begin a meal in the dining room with locally caught seafood appetizers of crispy Gulf oysters Rockefeller ($7.95) or a Gulf Coast crab cake, made with jumbo lump, the classiest of crab lumps ($15.95). The seared Gulf snapper entree ($28.95) melts in the mouth like a liquid rainbow of tarragon butter and kumquat jam, and the award-winning 14 oz. New York strip steak ($38.95) comes dressed with house-cured bacon and béarnaise. Cullen's casual grille offers baked-potato samosas ($4.95), tuna tartare wonton cups ($13.95), and calamari ($8.95) as a sharable vanguard for the meal. Mitt-fitters fill the menu with handheld goodness, such as the Monte Cristo sandwich (homemade bread, turkey, ham, Swiss, and American, battered and deep fried with raspberry jam, $10.95) and an applewood-smoked bacon cheeseburger and fries ($8.95). Fork fans can prong into beef-tip stroganoff with hand-cut pasta ($14.95).

Though you can use this Groupon for lunch, brunch, or dinner, it is not valid for alcohol.

Reviews

Citysearchers give Cullen's 4.5 stars, 71% of Urbanspooners like it, and Bay Area Houston had this to say:

  • Almost five months have passed since that opening and dinner at Cullen’s is a smashing success, earning rave reviews and gathering repeat and new business daily. – Bay Area Houston
  • Our desert, the cheesecake, was the finishing touch to a fantastic evening. I enjoy the grille for casual dining, but I will definately [sic] make it a point to do more upscale dinning in the dining room! – justme01, Citysearch
  • This place is almost perfection. The food is spectacular, the service is impressive and the ambience is unique. – Becca, Urbanspoon

Customer Reviews

Sonny was fabulous & our experience in the Grille was wonderful. It was my birthday, and dinner could not have been more perfect. Thank you.
Hope C. · May 27, 2012
Very pleasant and informative staff, which made our evening that much more enjoyable.
Marisa L. · February 22, 2012
Wait staff excellent as was the food and drinks later in the bar/dance area.
E. J. · February 22, 2012
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    Southbelt/ Ellington

    11500 Space Center Blvd.

    Houston, Texas 77059

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