Top 100 Houston restaurants: Pappas Bros. Steakhouses
Houston Chronicle
September 27, 2018 - In a city that reveres its steakhouses, the Pappas family’s two locations may be the most classic and meticulous. They’re both so reliable it is almost spooky, but my favorite is the downtown version, where the long counter overlooking the open kitchen is more inviting and serene. It’s hard to go wrong, from a bruschetta-style lobster brioche toast that is pure sumptuousity, to the Prime steaks aged in-house. The bone-in filet is an eye-opening experience here, and when my server asked me whether I wanted it on a hot plate or cold, I almost wept with joy. (Cold, please.) Even staples can be an event. Cremini mushrooms roasted with thyme and veal stock are a joy, and the baked potatoes are preternaturally perfect. Add a high-roller wine list with some good values tucked in, and you have the ingredients for a big night.

WHAT TO ORDER: Burrata salad with a subtle salsa verde; lobster brioche; dry-aged rib-eye or bone-in filet; baked potato; mushrooms; New York cheesecake.

PRO TIP: This is one place where it really pays to seek the advice of the sommeliers. They’re tops.

By: Alison Cook

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