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best salad bar in houston?

odcaapshs Mar 27, 2010 11:29 AM

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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    Cookie Baker Mar 28, 2010 10:09 AM

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

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    1. re: Cookie Baker
      texasredtop Mar 28, 2010 11:40 AM

      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
        Cookie Baker Mar 29, 2010 07:31 AM

        I'm thinking it is just with the meal.

        1. re: Cookie Baker
          DaTulip Mar 29, 2010 01:24 PM

          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.

          1. re: DaTulip
            texasredtop Mar 29, 2010 06:09 PM

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

            1. re: texasredtop
              DaTulip Apr 1, 2010 03:02 PM

              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
                texasredtop Apr 4, 2010 06:59 AM

                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.

    2. texasredtop Mar 27, 2010 02:09 PM

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


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