Went last night at a pre-opening. food was awesome. Decor awesome [PS. we are interior designers, and do these things]. wine list is too deep to cover. Must be 350 listing. Great depth. Listed by type, and country. Prices not too bad. wines by glass are expensive.

Food prices Mod to Expensive for a great steak house.

we had Delmonico, Veal chops, lyonaise potatoes, Lobster bisque, chopped salad, and topped off with choclate cake, and 20 year tawny port.

wine was a run of the mill '05 Rhone. Had it decanted, and was done properly. Wine glasses are run of the mill pseudo Riedel, but not bad, as real affacanado would not really notice.

They will blow away III forks, and Oakwood Grill, all on the same street. PGA Blvd.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Pappas Bros. in Houston is the best of their chain I have dined at.

I have been to Pappas in Houston well over 100 times... it is just one of those corporate expense account icons.
I was just enamored with the fact that we could smoke cigars and have scotch in the bar after dinner at Pappas Bros. That is just not happening in CA. Cool
Not anymore. Previous job I had a big client in Houston that would take me down there 3 months out of the year. I did that for about 5 years. I probably gained about 10 lb’s every year when down there between the BBQ, chicken fried steak, tex mex, etc. Each year the weight was harder to take off when I got back home Frown Overall if was a lot of fun. Nicest people I have ever met in a “big city”.
I had dinner on Saturday night at the PBG Capital Grille, and I was quite impressed with the food. The dry-aged steak really does make a difference (I already knew that, but it was nice to be re-reminded). The lobster mac and cheese was awesome - huge chunks of lobster meat in there; worth the $12.

The wine list was fairly extensive. I didn't get a good read on the prices, however, as I was focusing on the wines-by-the-glass list instead.

The decor is very masculine: dark wood, lots of hunting paintings and paintings of horses.

Service was excellent; our waiter, James, constantly checked in on us, and was pleased to converse with us in some detail about the restaurant.

Only negative I saw were the clocks above the kitchen. There were about 5 clocks (Palm Beach, Chicago, LA, London, and Tokyo). They weren't anywhere near accurate: It was 10:00 in Palm Beach, but 9:17 in Chicago, 2:27 in LA, and 5:36 in London. When I pointed that out, James could only nod his head in agreement.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
Only negative I saw were the clocks above the kitchen. There were about 5 clocks (Palm Beach, Chicago, LA, London, and Tokyo). They weren't anywhere near accurate: It was 10:00 in Palm Beach, but 9:17 in Chicago, 2:27 in LA, and 5:36 in London. When I pointed that out, James could only nod his head in agreement.
Nothing kills a good meal faster then a clock showing an inaccurate time for a city I’m not even in. I’ll never dine at the Capital Grille again!!! Razz Big Grin

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