Like attaching a fake mustache to a Halloween mask or cleverly changing your name from Obi-Wan Kenobi to Ben Kenobi, adding a new ingredient to something familiar can render it delightfully unrecognizable. Enjoy inventive eats with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale home-style dinner at Daily Review Cafe.
Daily Review Cafe's diverse menu creatively twists home-style favorites into elegant dishes, earning the crown of Best Houston Comfort Food and a Best Houston Outdoor Dining spot by Citysearcher. Engage taste buds with tortilla-encrusted shrimp, served with creamy guajillo sauce and guacamole ($9.50), before shifting gastronome gears up with larger plates, including oven-roasted mixed mushroom ravioli in a maderia sauce ($12.50). The ancho-cumin, 75-day-aged New York strip steak slumbers alongside potato, bacon, red pepper, and three-cheese flauta, as well as an avocado tomatillo salsa ($28.50), great for edifying palates or fueling spice-powered rockets. To keep it light, navigate the low-carb dinner menu, where grilled pork chops ($17.50) and salmon filets ($15.75) blithely mingle with the diner's choice of two vegetables.
Visitors can dine on Daily Review Cafe's outdoor brick patio surrounded by a lush, green garden while persuasively arguing that the moon is an alien in disguise.
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.