Delicious, soul-fueling food should be as regular an occurrence as the morning paper or blog roll. Today's Groupon brings a healthy dose of tasty to the gourmet-deficient: $15 gets you $30 worth of savory feasts and sweet treats for brunch, lunch, or dinner at Daily Review Cafe. Call up your brunch-hungry friends, or take a client to lunch in a relaxed atmosphere that was named Best Houston Comfort Food, one of the Best Brunch spots, and a Best of Houston by Citysearchers.
The diverse menu at Daily Review Cafe puts a creative twist on home-style fare, and serves up low-carb and vegetarian options, too. Try a cup of the vegetarian black-bean chili (with tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, white cheddar, and pico de gallo; $6.50) with oven-roasted mushroom ravioli (blended Portobello and cremini with roasted garlic, onions, parmesan, and mozzarella with Madeira mushroom sauce; $12.50), or go for the steak frites (a 45-day-aged sirloin with house-made steak sauce, spicy steak fries, grilled tomatoes, and sautéed green beans; $28.50).
The brick patio is surrounded by a lush, green garden that inspires diners to stay the afternoon nibbling on fruit, cheese, and local honey with wine (glasses range from $6.25 to $10, bottles range from $24 to $120). Dressed in crisp white linens, the patio tables are perfect for catching a breezy brunch with friends or extremely civil enemies, before granting each other head starts in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Challah bread french toast with berries and whipped cream ($9.50) pierces the heart of any sweet tooth, and Southwestern cornbread Benedict (with poached eggs, jalapeno bacon, and cornbread squares topped with charred tomato hollandaise and served with potato hash and fruit; $12.75) gets the hungry masses fired up. Though not professional dancers, you may believe the friendly servers' feet are so light and balance so keen, they ought to try out for Man On Wire: The Musical.
- Dudes if you want to impress your date or mother...take her to the Daily Review...Great food and cool atmosphere. Highly recomend [sic] this place for brunch, but its [sic] really good for a week night meal... – TW S., Yelp
- I can't say enough about the patio/garden area. There are a few, if any places like this in Houston. It [sic] so refreshing to sit out amongst the plants and trees. – N M., Yelp
- ...we were very impressed with the food and service. The steaks were absolutely some of the best we have ever had, extremely tender and juicy. Everything we had from our salads to dessert was excellent. – MEDavis, Citysearch
Let It Snaux
The home-style gourmet cooking at Daily Review will infuse your gut with stick-to-the-ribs comfort food, just like Grandma used to make, but without all the swearing. Comfort food is great for hiding away from a gray, blustery blizzard, although in Houston, those can be relatively scarce. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still create a winter wonderland worthy of warming up on hibernation cuisine. Here are some Groupon tips to winterize your world:
- Using extension cords, replace city hall with massive pyramid of functioning air conditioners.
- Build a jaunty “man” out of three stacked spheres of instant mashed potato flakes.
- Graft a red light bulb onto the face of a deer to the delight of all.
- Wait for your neighbors’ children to fall asleep. Then, dressed in red (the color of justice), wriggle into their homes via an unsecured chimney and give them something you feel they deserve. If visibly posted, cram their socks with either sweets or combustible mineral patties. Consume any and all milk and cookies on premises, exit, and repeat.
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Daily Review Cafe
Chefs inside the Daily Review Cafe's kitchen artfully mold American cuisine into elegant, contemporary renditions of traditional comfort food. The low-carb and standard dinner menus flaunt that culinary marriage in a spread that includes southern fried chicken as well as filet mignon. At brunch on Saturday and Sunday, the chefs give diners sweet and savory options for starting the day by stuffing french toast with cream cheese and nestling crab cakes beside eggs. Chefs pass off the entrées to servers who ferry them to the spacious dining room or to the porch, which overlooks a brick patio surrounded by colorful garden foliage. The patio holds 20 to 100 guests and hosts events including private parties, where Daily Review's food shines alongside expertly mixed drinks from the bar.
3412 W Lamar St
Houston, Texas 77019Get Directions