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I am done with restaurant week!!!

I won't be back to Nana either. We had a 6 PM weekday seating and the restaurant wasn't that full, so we didn't really have a problem with the service. We were charged the 20% gratuity of a table of 4, which put me off a little. It was like they were saying that the type of people who come in for Restaurant Week can't be trusted to tip appropriately, so they'll go ahead and automatically add it to the bill.

My main problem was with the food. It seemed like Nana was doing the minimum required. Other restaurants of this caliber are even serving an amuse bouche or a palate cleanser in the middle of the meal. Nothing at Nana.

I was severely disappointed by me entree. I had the short rib, which was very tough and somewhat burned on the bottom. For dessert, I had the marinated strawberries, which were good but was too simple for this type of restaurant. I also tried the passion fruit dessert and agree that the rum foam totally overwhelmed the whole thing.

I'm not giving up on Restaurant Week altogether though. We also ate at Stephan Pyles and Steel this year. I was disappointed by one of the courses at each restaurant (the entree at Steel and the dessert at Stephan Pyles), but I found the service and food at each to be very good overall. I'll probably be back to both again.

Aug 20, 2007
nimbusdog in Texas

2007 Restaurant Week

We dined at Stephan Pyles on Friday night and would recommend it. If you are looking for variety in menu choices though, it's not for you. They have a set menu, so you don't get to choose anything. The first course consisted of a mixed greens salad with a sherry vinagrette. The salad had peaches in it that were wrapped in serrano ham and grilled.

The second course (Central Market course) was a seared red snapper filet on top of a bean sauce (sorry, but I forget the type of bean). I think this was an extra $9 if you don't have the coupon.

The third course was a grilled tenderloin with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. This was absolutely fabulous - the best course of the night.

Dessert, however, was a big disappointment. It consisted of a fig clafouti covered with sauteed blueberries and a side of icecream. The clafouti tasted like rotten eggs, and the blueberries were overpowering - too sweet/sour.

All in all, I'd still recommend Stephan Pyles. It's an excellent opportunity to try the place out if you haven't already.

Aug 20, 2007
nimbusdog in Texas

2007 Restaurant Week

I ended up canceling my reservation after seeing the menu. I can't believe there isn't an actual steak on the menu - just prime rib.

Aug 16, 2007
nimbusdog in Texas

2007 Restaurant Week

I wasn't that impressed with Nana either. I got the short rib as the entree and found it to be rather tough. I also thought the sauce it was in was too sour. I also have to agree with you on the quality and quantity of the wine pairing for the amount charged. I did enjoy both the strawberry and passion fruit desserts though.

Aug 14, 2007
nimbusdog in Texas

2007 Restaurant Week

You should still try Central Market. I went to the one on Lovers on the 13th, and they still had plenty of coupons. I didn't even have to buy anything. I just went to the information desk and asked for them.

Aug 14, 2007
nimbusdog in Texas