Coming home from Magnolia we were deciding which deep fried restaurant to suffer through. I pulled up TA jokingly and found the #15 restaurant in Houston sitting in Tomball. It's South African which means a Portuguese twist on surf and turf.
The goods -
The menu is full of things you know but with a different taste. We ate the stuffed prawn for an appetizer (small lobster lol) along with stuffed peppadews. The entre was a churasco'esque Espetada; cuts of filet skewered with garlic dripping on them. Everything was fresh
The decor is subdued but done in great taste. The center piece of the room is a glass nod to the Acacia tree....well done.
The restaurant is clean and looks almost new even though it's over three years old.
The service was awesome for Tomball, and even pretty darn good by Houston standards. I can't get super critical by comparing her to the city's best. Our waitress was very attentive to the boys (8,10) and got them hooked on Peli Peli's version of wings (and they rocked).
The wine list was lacking but I found a Syrah that worked well with the meal. Again, it's hard to expect St. Regis wine selection when they don't have the customer base to support it. This is a pretty snob'ish comment on my part and may be a bit more harsh than needed.
Price was fine. There aren't ever any deals with high end food so don't go if you think Saltgrass Steakhouse is either great or expensive, lol.
We called ahead and they didn't have a problem with us showing up in shorts and sandals doing a dinner "drive by". In fact, the call got dropped and THEY called ME back. That was a pleasant surprise.
So, sorry Tomball, I owe you an apology. The Louetta area off 249 is really neat and upscale.
The best thing I can say is that we'll make the drive just to go back and visit some folks that are doing food with a lot of passion, service and smiles. Thanks, gang.
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