Hill Country a Hit
My husband and I went to Hill Country for dinner last night, despite reading a few negative reviews. To my relief (it was my suggestion!), we had a really good experience both food and service-wise.
We shared a combo that included pork ribs, beef ribs, brisket and chicken. The pork ribs were amazing. If you order one thing, this is it. The brisket and chicken were both very good. The only miss was the beef ribs, which were dry and basically devoid of meat. Luckily, I was so full of everything else that I couldn't complain.
We also got four sides - cowboy caviar, green bean casserole, german potatoes, and cucumber salad. The potatoes and cucumber salad were great. The cowboy caviar was a nice, cold counterpoint to the salty meat, but the green bean casserole was a little blah.
Service from start to finish was impressive - friendly wait staff and butchers/cooks who took the time to find out what we liked and I even saw samples being offered to the undecided.
While the set-up can seem a little precious and it was getting really crowded by the time we left, the food and service made it a great experience.
the sauces they put out on the tables are really, really weird. (one had banana in it??) wish I brought my own. chili was fine. pull pork sandwich was fine. cole slaw, fine. ate at the bar -- bartender had to verify my order twice before putting it in. seemed pretty spacey.
all in all, pretty underwhelming.
I thought Hill Country was known for huge tender and delicious beef ribs. I have read in the past on these boards they do some of the best beef ribs around. Maybe they changed something? Can anyone confirm since I would love to try Hill Country but was bent on trying the beef ribs as I love them bigtime.