Cooking at home involves the risk of small burns, spilled liquids, and the advances of an oven in heat. Avoid stove-top suitors with today’s Groupon to Phil & Derek’s. Choose from the following options:
For $44, you get a prix fixe Cajun dinner for two people on Wednesday or Thursday (up to an $89 total value) that includes the following:
- One appetizer of smoked salmon with fried goat cheese (a $13 value)
- Two small servings of Big Jim’s seafood gumbo (a $22 value)
- One entree of bacon-wrapped shrimp with dirty rice (a $25 value)
- One entree of slow-roasted prime rib (a $22 value)
Choice of one dessert (up to a $7 value)<p>
For $85, you get a prix fixe Cajun dinner for four people on Wednesday or Thursday (up to a $178 total value) that includes the following:
- Two appetizers of smoked salmon with fried goat cheese (a $26 value).
- Four small servings of Big Jim’s seafood gumbo (a $44 value)
- Two entrees of bacon-wrapped shrimp with dirty rice (a $50 value)
- Two entrees of slow-roasted prime rib (a $44 value)
Choice of two desserts (up to a $14 value)<p>
For $50, you get a prime-rib-and-seafood buffet for four on Friday or Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (a $100 value).
- For $75, you get a prime-rib-and-seafood buffet for six on Friday or Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (a $150 value).
Slinging seafood, gumbo, and other authentic Cajun fare, Phil & Derek’s brings New Orleans cuisine to a Creole-cottage setting. Prix fixe diners submerge beaks in an appetizer of smoked salmon with fried goat cheese, piling on aqueous fare with subsequent bowls of Big Jim’s seafood gumbo. Bacon-wrapped shrimp reclines regally atop a mound of meat-and-veggie-imbued dirty rice, inspired by the throne of Louis XIV. After tipping a plate of slow-roasted prime rib into bellies, guests can sugarcoat sweet teeth with selections such as peach cobbler à la mode or a rich white- and dark-chocolate mousse cake.
Alternately, the prime-rib-and-seafood buffet unravels a cornucopia of Cajun delicacies in the form of savory crepes, fluffy omelets, and seasoned meats. Complimentary bottomless mimosas send bites sailing into the stomach on champagne streams, and an array of dulcet desserts greets the lips with sugary kisses and flirtatious winks. Phil & Derek’s wine bar pours out international sips, from French bordeaux to Argentinean nectars for an additional fee, and diners can bring their own wine, beer, or distillery for a $10 corkage fee. Bottles of liquor are also welcome, at a cost of $5 per round served. The bistro hosts live entertainment that awakens ears with jazzy blues and cabaret performers Wednesday–Saturday.
Phil & Derek's
A large, old-fashioned porch surrounds Phil & Derek's creole-style cottage filled with food, wine, and sounds from the Big Easy. The BYOB restaurant's wine bar washes down catfish and prime rib with potables culled from wineries in Bordeaux, Spain, and Argentina. Every night, live jazz, zydeco, and blues complement the fresh Cajun dishes and the restaurant's antique accents, such as french doors that once acted as translators. On Sunday mornings, diners can devour a variety of ever-rotating brunch fare during what Citysearch called the Best Morning-After Brunch.
Greenway/ Upper Kirby
2811 Bammel Lane
Houston, Texas 77098