Old Fashioned Elegance and
Hospitality in Houston
Carol & Joe Davis
recent business trip brought me to Houston where I had only
one night to dine on my own. I asked a friend who travels
constantly and is very knowledgeable about restaurants where
I should dine in Houston? He quickly said you MUST go to Pappas
Bros. which is a Classic Steakhouse that has been
open for over 60 years serving excellent steaks. I opted to
sit at the counter, even though I was offered a table. When
dining solo it is always appreciated that there is counter
seating, especially when the exhibition kitchen is right in
front of you and there is a TV for watching sports. After
perusing the extensive wine list, I chose a robust 2005 Amizetta
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as I knew there would be a
Prime USDA Dry Aged Ribeye on the way.
Bros. prides itself on making sure that your steak
is cooked to your satisfaction. The server initially explained
to me the difference between rare, medium rare and medium.
On receiving my steak, I was asked to cut it down the center
to make sure it was cooked medium rare (warm red center) which
it was as ordered. I was told that they always cook steaks
slightly under to accommodate those that really want it rarer
or those that need to have it thrown back on the grill for
another minute. My medium rare 16 oz. Ribeye was seasoned
with kosher salt, pepper and butter and tasted fantastic!
The side of Roasted Wild Mushrooms in glazed sherry veal stock
which was cooked for four hours was the perfect delicious
was in heaven with my steak, mushrooms, wine, the gracious
service all while watching the Celtics win their NBA playoff
game on the TV. While chatting over the counter with
Chef Corby Wimp and Manager Pete Contaldi,
I could sense their pride at being part of this Houston institution.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse graciously serves great food to satisfied
customers and now I agree that it is a MUST dining destination
when you are in Houston!
5839 Westheimer (at Bering)
Houston, TX 77057