Anyone Know the Name of the Restaurant Next to the Pegu Club?
It's on Houston...looks like a wine bar/ Italian place? Anyone been? Is it good?
If you are talking about the one a few stores east of Pegu Club, I can't remember the name but it is part of Moss Gallery. It is worth the experience but wouldn't say it was good. You are paying for decor. For instance you are paying 12 dollars for a 6 dollar glass of wine becuase it is in a hand blown wine glass. Same goes with coffee. All of the silverware, plates and glasses are peices of art so they up the cost. I thought the food was decent but definately not worth the price.
Right next door, on the corner? Dos Caminos - Mexican. There's an Italian wine bar nearby on the south side of Houston - Centovini - but it's not right next door.
I think it was Centovini...I tried to committ the name to memory...but I failed. Are the food offerings any good?
I really don't recomend it. I was there Firday and it was seriously dissapointing.
For starters they are off the mark with their use of space; the surroundings lend an ambiance that is more akin to a cafe than a serious restaurant. Tables are not nicely spaced and several are porrly positioned in an aisle.
The food was mostly misses. We started off with fried cardoons that were very nice. Then italian sausage with peppers and onions which was also tasty. But neither of those dishes requires much skill or attention to detail. These were followed by a shrimp anti-pasta, papardelle with mushrooms, and finally veal cheeks. All three of these offerings (which imo represent a much better test of the kitchen) were bland, unispired, and poorly prepared. To top it off, the service was completely inattentive.