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Jul 17, 2012 01:23 PM

Houston Restaurant Month

Hey gang -

Just a heads up: Houston Restaurant Month is swooping in, with the month of August offering $20 lunches/$35 dinners. Details can be found at

Meals can be all over the map in terms of quality and value (see previous posts), but I still get excited anyway. FWIW, here's what I'm shooting for with my precious few nights off in August:

Eddie V's
Brasserie 19
and Masraffs.

If you see a spot, have checked out the menu, and think "Dear God, this chowhounder is making a horrible mistake, and may get food poisioning", post it on here and let me know. I'm open to suggestions.


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  1. Just so you know, Oceanaire is a Landry's establishment now. We visited before the sale and I know the menu and service level changed after, as would be expected.

    1. Glad to hear its that time again!! Always fun and relatively affordable! Thx for posting Mike!!

      1. Have a great time! I think the list above will be great fun, and none of them will be a bad experience! I've had the luck of trying a number of the restaurants on your list over the past few years. Just a few thoughts--for me, Oceanaire wasn't that different than an otherwise well-prepared seafood restaurant, quite business oriented--Arcodoro in some ways feels the same, there are a few good pastas, like the ragu and the truffle pasta, but somewhat safe. Eddie V's is very trendy (and loud) but not necessarily standout, although their food quality (freshness, arrives on time) is quite good--just nothing stood out as "must go back." On the other hand, I have a few relatives who really like RDG. Brennan's is great for the ambiance alone!

        As a reference point, I tend to go for things that for me would stand out in any city--thus I like Da Marco quite a bit, and cheaper places like Talli and Udipi Cafe. So perhaps it's my tastebuds that are not normal. :)

        Looking at the list, I found Feast interesting if uneven, Haven similarly has tried some interesting things, I've heard Les Mistral's tasting table is very cool, and surprisingly heard that Rice Epicurean's prepared food isn't bad, I'd be curious what that's about.

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        1. re: juicefriend

          I was part of a group of 14 for lunch at Philippe today. We had the chef's table in a private room and the food was, as always, outstanding. Service was spot on, and a visit from the French Cowboy himself was a nice touch.