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The Short version. Joe and I (Maria) moved to Houston in February of 2012. After a long weekend visit which we spent in The Woodlands in January of 2012, we decided to make a move, very spur of the moment. After returning from our visit, it only took a few days to decide to move. Eight days later, Joe packed his car armed with his chef knives, coats and bare necessities looking forward to a 3 day journey to Texas. We came down with no family ties, but with our families, no distance can keep us apart. So with their blessing, we were determined to make it work, and we did. I met Joe down here a month later with our dogs and a few belongings. Joe worked downtown as executive chef with the Mandola…
A very small resturant that is not to be missed . Joe ( the cook / owner) and Marie ( his wife/ hostess/ eject); offer a unique experience . All the food is excellent, pasta/ steak/ etc). Service is personal and the owners love to...More
A really great evening, great food and wine, good friends and great service. The menu has changed since we were last there, and the new specials are as good or better than the old favorites . Good wines to accompany the food.
Between us we...More
Wasn't that hungry so stopped by here for an app and a chat. Boy were we glad we did.
Even though we ordered so little the service was excellent! We sat at the bar and the server treated us like we were the only customers...More
We had a group of six and sat outside. We all had the special which was the gargonzola crusted ribeye. It was very good!
Pros: Our waiter was great, the steaks were tender and cooked to perfection. The steaks were thick and juicy. Asparagus was...More
Ate here with two colleagues per another’s recommendation. We weren’t disappointed! My chicken Alfredo was delicious, fresh chicken, tasty sauce. One colleague loved her sliders, and the other had the larger Chilean Sea Bass. He really enjoyed it. It looked very fresh, larger size was...More
We enjoyed a superb dinner with a terrific wine. The wait for the dinner was not at all too long. Our server provided just the right amount of attention, not over bearing at all. The salmon and ravioli specials were terrific. We discovered this restaurant...More
There were 6 of us - business dinner. The atmosphere was intimate and charming, and highly attentive service without being intrusive. Hard to say which was better, the food or the wine. Both excellent. We tried seafood, and amazing steaks. Portions were just right. Cannot...More
My wife and I went recently for date night. The food was wonderful. We particularly enjoyed the rib appetizer. My wife remarked that she had never had such tender ribs before. The glaze was delicious! I tried the curried cauliflower soup - also delicious! The...More