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Laurenzo's for brunch last Sunday

bornie Dec 12, 2011 08:21 PM

Awesome brunchfor this Laurenzo's first timer.. Went on a recent Groupon certificate.. GF had the eggs benedict w/large amt of lump crab.. I had the French Dip sandwich, stacked high with their signature prime rib, sliced thin.. Had some of the best seafood gumbo as a starter.. I'll admit,, a week after a visit to New Orleans, Laurenzo's has the gumbo to beat.. chock full of seafood in a dark roux.. The bread pudding desert w/hagan das vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce was really delish! Bought a couple more groupon certificates after our meal ($25 for $50 dollars of food). Nice warm ambiance,, plasma tv's placed around the bar and open kitchen. To top it off, watched the final minutes of the Texans wins against the Bengals.. Din't realize but the Laurenzo's of Ninfa's and El Tiempo fame are related to the Mandola's. The food and service is top notch.

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    rondl Dec 19, 2011 05:47 PM

    Has anyone tried it for Dinner? Curious how their Prime Rib and other food is.

    1. texasredtop Dec 13, 2011 02:46 PM

      Excellent news. What is the dress code? We go to El Tiempo because it's much more casual but have wanted to try Laurenzo's.

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      1. re: texasredtop
        bornie Dec 13, 2011 05:24 PM

        Casual all the way.. Could easily be confused on appearance with a high end sports bar.. Prices on premium steaks are steep.. The brunch prices, considering portion size and food quality is exceptional. I really like this restaurant..

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          texasredtop Dec 13, 2011 05:37 PM

          Business casual or shorts and tennis shoes casual? It just seems like a fine dining establishment from the outside and the pics on the web site.

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            bornie Dec 13, 2011 07:56 PM

            jeans casual is what I saw.. Not positive shorts would be appropriate tho august in Houston,, whew,, might be fine.. Call the restaurant if you need to confirm.

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              texasredtop Dec 14, 2011 07:04 AM

              Will do. Thanks for the review, we've been wanting to try it.

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                frostmo Jan 19, 2012 03:21 PM

                I believe the last time I went I wore a t-shirt and sweats. It was definitely a t-shirt, could have been jeans though. Food is always awesome.

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