I am usually not generous with ratings...but this restaurant deserves 5 stars! I really don't understand why it's rated at #68 (on 4 Feb 2005)?!?
Let's start off with atmosphere. The renovated Sam Houston Hotel provides a fusion of old downtown with a modern twist of today's fashion capitals. There is a great sense of style mixed in with the restaurant and also foreshadows the presentation of the food to come. Lighting is set for a nice quiet dinner, while the other patrons' conversations do not invade your privacy.
The food is prepared and presented in the best way possible. There is not a sense of over-doing the presentation and still maintaining a pleasant flavors for the mouth. They provide a great wine list to compliment the numerous entrees available. Do not miss the dessert menu! My girlfriend and I each ordered a dessert to fight over.
Service - you couldn't ask for anything better. The waitstaff is attentative but not overwhelming.
This is not for the whole family.