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I'm looking for the best salad bar in houston to take someone for a celebration dinner. I'm shying away from 'dedicated' salad bar places (sweet tomatoes, etc.) as they don't have quite the festive atmosphere I'm looking for. I have partaken of some beautiful and delicious salad bars at a churrascaria in another city/state, but haven't been to any here to see how they measure up. Anyone have any suggestions for places with an awesome salad bar? Thanks.

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  1. I love love love the one at Bonnie's Beef and Seafood on I-45 South. Great prime rib also.

    http://www.bonniesbeefandseafood.com/

    1. Fogo de Chao my has that churrascaria going and a huge salad bar with interesting items.

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      1. re: Cookie Baker

        Can you get just the salad bar there or do you have to get the whole buffet too? I can fill up easily on Bonnie's salad bar and can order it a la cart. I'm hoping the same is true for Fogo.

        1. re: texasredtop

          I'm thinking it is just with the meal.

          1. re: Cookie Baker

            At least up through the last time I was there (~ 7 months ago) you could still just get the salad bar and forgo the meat course at Fogo. Salad bar there is excellent! Hearts of palm, many kinds of greens, extra side dish type items like rice pilaf, etc. Yum!

            Website says that dinner is $48.50/person, but salad bar only is $24.50. Similar for lunch $32.50/$22.50.
            www.fogodechao.com

            1. re: DaTulip

              I think the salad bar at Bonnie's is about $10 alone.

              1. re: texasredtop

                Sounds like a much better deal. I just don't get over to that part of town much, but maybe will make a special trip after reading the good reviews.

                1. re: DaTulip

                  It's really not far. It's just north of the intersection of I-45 South and 610. Probably 10 minutes from downtown. It would be the Woodridge exit I believe. It's not huge compared to what they describe at Fogo but it's always very fresh and delicious. It's my favorite salad bar, hands down. You get a block of cheddar to shave from, fresh baked croutons, fresh made dressings, etc. I've eaten it dozens of times and it's always been perfect for a salad. But when I'm looking for good salad, things like jello and rice pilaf are not on my radar. I want good fresh raw veggies and great dressings. I don't remember the price so you might want to check that out.