I love this place! The food is delicious, and it’s a great escape from the outside world. No windows. It’s like a big, cozy, well lit, basement, with awesome people. When I walk in, I feel like I just entered a well kept secret. Almost like I shouldn’t be here. The staff here are super nice. I just can’t help but smile when any of them speak to me. Also, I noticed a lot of Texas brews on draft. I love that! I had the Fireman #4, and my buddy had the Lakewood Wheat.
For food, we started with a flatbread. I try to be sure and order whatever’s written on the board behind the bar, because it’s ALWAYS good. The flatbread had grilled shrimp, lemongrass sausage, fresh jalapenos, cheese, etc. etc. It was great. After that we had the dayboat scallops, mussels, and roasted bone marrow. The bone marrow came with caramelized onions (“onion confit”) and buttered toast. Be sure to put it all together for the best bite ever! The scallops laid on a bed of mushroom risotto and black bean sauce. The mussels were served with a buttered baguette, and we discovered more lemongrass sausage in the bowl! Wow. I usually get the lollypop lamb chops, but I was a bit full after that random “surf and turf” we devoured.
For dessert, I was gonna get the toffee cake with an extra side of that fancy whipped cream. I always get it, but opted for a cocktail called “The Last Word”. I said, “can I get the last word?”, but he spoke, so I guess not. LOL? Not so much? Oh well. It was very good! It had rye whiskey, lemon juice, green chartreuse, and maraschino liquor. Shaken to perfection and poured in the least manly glass I could drink from… as I kept my pinky out. I was very happy with my cocktail as my dessert. It was delicious, and I am not insecure, so I took my time.
Oh. They have so many other good things on the menu. This is just what I had on this visit. Definitely try other things. (tuna nachos) Their kitchen is usually open until midnight EVERY night except Sunday when they’re closed, of course. They’re located at Knox/Henderson and Central across from Velvet Taco and right next to Sleep Experts.
May 2014. New Chef. The menu has changed a bit. Still very good. Check it out. They kept the most popular items if you’re worried about the bone marrow. 😉