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03/29/2013
By: mr.dillon
Nee Hao Restaurant
I visit this hole in the wall about twice a month. The restaurant is next to a gas station, but don't let that lead you away from it. The place is pumping out huge portions of excellent food six days a week! The restaurant is kind of small, so you have to hurry to guarantee a seat. (Especially during lunch) The restaurant does offer a carryout service for those who can not wait. The carryout portions are just as large and are the same price as the dine-in portions. The only negative is that since it is in a small shopping strip next to a gas station, parking is hard to find. Plain and Simple -- The food is great Portions are huge Expect to wait Horrible Parking Old brown decor Quick, but quiet waiting staff You'll leave stuffed and happy Recommended meal: A large unsweetened tea C-20 (General Chicken) with the House Special Rice and a small wonton soup. Total: $12.55
10/05/2012
By: victoria.alonsomaldonado
Pizza Hut
BE WARNED ITS AN OK PLACE BUT YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL!! THE FOOD ARRIVED 2 HOUR LATE! I CALLED SEVERAL TIMES AND DEPENDING ON WHICH SALES REP YOU GET YOU GET DIFFERENT STORIES! FIRST THEY ARE RUNING LATE, THEN THE STORY WAS HE LEFT, THE LAST STORY I GOT WAS THE DRIVER HAD SEVERAL ORDERS AND WAS ON HIS WAY.... YEA THAT WASNT THE CASE AT ALL! THE FOOD ARRIVED AND THERE WAS SOMETHING FISHY ABOUT THE DRIVER, HE GAVE ME MY RECIEPT FIRST AND WATCHED ME AS I WROTE NO TIP (SIMPLY BC IT TOOK HIM 2 HOURS TO BRING ME MY FOOD). THE FOOD WAS HOT AND GOOD NO COMPLAINTS ON THAT. MY ORDER WAS PURCHASED AT THE END OF SEPT. ALMOST 1 WEEK AND A HALF LATER I CHECK MY BANK ACCT AND BEHOLD I SEE A CREDIT FOR PIZZA HUT FOR $3 AND SOME CHANGE ADDED. I CALLED WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED AND TURNS OUTS THE IDIOT DRIVER DECIDED TO TIP HIMSELF! OF COURSE I WAS FURIOUS! BUT THE MANAGER (ASHLEY) WAS NICE AND DIFUSED THE SITUATION. THEY CREDIT THE ACCOUNT AND MADE SURE I WAS HAPPY WHEN WE GOT OFF THE PHONE. I CAN T BELIEVE THE DUMB DRIVER DID THAT!!! EITHER WAY IF YOU WANT TO ORDER FROM HERE BE SURE TO DO CARRY OUT AND CASH. IF YOU DO DELIVERY AND CC KEEP YOUR RECIEPT AND KEEP TRACK OF THE TRANSACTION.
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06/17/2011
By: alainharvey
The Grove
I am in agreement with other reviewers on several recurring issues including the service which can be slow, and the high prices for small portions of food prepared competently yet without real inspiration. The menu itself is also somewhat limited in choices, particulalry for dinner.Executive Chef Ryan Pera is the inspiration behind the kitchen of The Grove. One of the best times to visit the restaurant is during its famed Sunday Brunch. It is when the natural lighting is at its best and is perfect for a front seat to the weekend festivities downtown. The restaurant offers a variety of creative spirits that set the mood for an urban relaxed lunch. One of the only places in Houston to offer a Clear Spicy Bloody Mary, The Grove has recently added a Banana Margarita to its drink list, which includes herradura silver tequila and coconut crunch, accentuating a fruity kick to brunch.A word of advice –be sure to use the restaurant’s convenient and fast valet parking services when downtown is busy. Parking in and around the park can often be hard, if not impossible, to find, depending on the festivities going on at the time.
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01/22/2013
By: utgringo
Pappa Geno's Steak & Cheese
This is by far one of my favorite places to eat! It is not unusual to walk into a packed house on a workday afternoon. The store has an orange and white roof, which should help you find it. If I thought my heart could handle it,I would eat here daily! It is the perfect combination of melty cheese, piping hot meat, and golden grilled onions! Or you can go for authentic and get a Philly with cheese-wiz. The bread they use is specially ordered and shipped to them. It has a nice crust on the outside and is soft and delicious on the inside! Their fries are always hot and perfect! They have a light batter on the outside and just look great, and are perfectly seasoned. They have chicken sandwiches and burgers too, but the owner says that 90% of their sales are a form of their FAMOUS Philly!Free refills on the fountain drink machine! Always a good thing!Price point is about $10-$11 to make your taste buds smile. It is totally worth in every now and then (or weekly if you are like me and love a good Philly Cheesesteak.I consider myself to be a bit of a Philly connoisseur, and this place has the BEST I HAVE EVER EATEN!
07/06/2012
By: dxavic
Frank's Grill
My friends talked it up. Saying, it was a wonderful spot and they couldn't beleive I hadn't been there (being a native Houstonian) so I decided to go.My take on it was that I was unimpressed by the drab uninviting exterior & interior, the smell of grease permeating the air, the leaning undersized tables that were cluttered with condiments, and the perfectly square dining room that held it's diners shoulder to shoulder. The place felt like it needed a good cleaning to me.Almost everyone in the place was overweight (including myself) which directly correlates to the type of food they serve. Remember when your grandmother use to fill the bottom of her cast iron skillet with oil to make eggs? Yeah...that's what ALL of the food is like. It tasted just fine though. The service was fine and the people were freindly (patrons and staff) but I won't be back.I give it 4 stars because the place was PACKED. We had to wait in line to be seated at 9am. During our meal it began to rain hard but people kept coming! It may not be my kind of place but apparently, it is for lots of others!
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09/02/2012
By: alainharvey
Cafe Brussels
Catherine’s latest venture, Café Brussels is a great new addition to the Heights. Try the Tartare de Saumon dressed with a zesty Belgian country vinaigrette accompanied by a Belgian draft beer or glass (bottle!) of wine. You can’t go wrong requesting Catherine’s favorite mussel dish for a main course, Belgian classic, Moules Marinières, accompanied by a large serving of golden Belgian Fries. The large and succulent mussels are steamed to perfection and portion sizes are very generous! My dining companion enjoyed le Petit Pavé de Bruxelles, a perfectly cooked steak and le Cordon Bleu. Be sure to leave room for one of Café Brussels fabulous desserts! Catherine's crepes are among my favorites.Catherine Duwaz is both a good friend and a genuinely nice person. It brings me great pleasure to see a friend continue to succeed in a town that can be unforgiving to restaurateurs. Cafe Brussels is our new "go-to" place in Houston for great Belgian food. And to top it all off, the prices are very reasonable for the quality and the portions sizes are generous.
07/06/2012
By: dxavic
Frank's Grill
My friends talked it up...saying, it was a wonderful spot and they couldn't believe I hadn't been there (being a native Houstonian) so I decided to go.My take on it was that I was unimpressed by the drab uninviting exterior & interior, the smell of grease permeating the air, the leaning undersized tables that were cluttered with condiments, and the perfectly square dining room that held it's diners shoulder to shoulder. The place felt like it needed a good cleaning to me. Almost everyone there was overweight (including myself) which directly correlates to the type of food they serve. Remember when your grandmother use to cover the bottom of her cast iron skillet with oil to make eggs? Yeah...that's what ALL of the food is like. The service was good and the people were friendly (patrons and staff) but I won't be back.Though this may not be my kind of place, it apparently is for many many others. It was PACKED at 9am on a rainy Saturday morning so they must be doing something right. :)
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08/29/2016
By: Kendrick K.
The Villagio
We decided on the Villagio & couldn't be happier! The venue is clean, spacious, and simply elegant. We had our ceremony and reception here. Trish, owner & overall planner, is prompt, thorough, charismatic and easy to work with. The venue is tucked away at the end of a street, with private parking & far from the street. There are inside/outside room options, but the trademark is a beautiful spiral staircase for a grand bridal entrance! The package we chose was the Ultimate II. This package comes with everything except the DJ and videographer so we didn’t have to worry about hiring various vendors for each part of our wedding. Trish already has a strong vendor selection. Our package came with food, cake, linens, floral arrangements, photo booth, lighting, photography, 2 HPD officers, and a wedding coordinator. We paid extra for drapery and it was beautiful. The caterers allowed us to test the food in a prior meeting so we can give them very specific details. Mr. & Mrs. King 08/12/2016
03/04/2009
By: jeffory.cloyd
Tierra Luna Grill
This is my favorite Mexican restaurant ever. We have frequented a lot of Mexican food restaurants, and who hasn't when you live in Texas. But Tierra Luna Grill is by far the best I have ever been to.The flavor of the salsa is awesome. Evidently they grill the tomatoes for the salsa and who knows how they spice it up. The chips are warm and thin and crispy. They give you a small bowl of queso with the chips. I could dine on the chips and stuff alone. They were soooo good. And the waitstaff is terrific at keeping the bowls full and making their customers happy. The owner even came by and visited with us. She was wonderful.And then there are the entrees. All I can say is 'WOW!' They were marvelous. The Carnitas, Fajitas, and the Barbacoa are to die for. Perfectly cooked and spiced to enhance the flavor, not overpower it. The charro beans and spanish rice where super as well. Fantastic homecooked Mexican food and the waitstaff is great. We very highly recommend the Tierra Luna Grill.
03/18/2015
By: Jai B.
All American Auto Salvage
All American Auto Salvage has awesome customer service and reasonable prices. Victor is great, very fair, and helpful. I was looking for rear differential assembly for my Chevy Trailblazer. They originally sent over one for a heavier truck but took it back and I was able to go on the yard to find the one that did match my truck.It is best to go out to find the part yourself. Unfortunately a lot of glove boxes are missing and that is where you'll find the part match information that you need.Tony went out in heavy rain without complaint to help us look through the yard to distinguish what truck the one came off of that they delivered and to find the one that actually matched. My truck is back together and running like brand new! The part we got from them was great. I would gladly go back to them and refer anyone to them.Great service in any industry seems to be lacking so I am always glad to have a positive experience.Thanks guys! Keep up the great work!Janice & Robert

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