We went for the first time to celebrate our anniversary (with parents and inlaws) and will never go back. Prices were high (steaks $25 - 40, with no extras) and except for the bread, which was very good, most of the food was so-so at best. Example: my wife had a steak that cost about $30, was small and not very flavorful. Their mushrooms ""side dish"" was a little cup of canned mushrooms for $4 extra. Othere dishes we had (chicken, shrimp, gumbo, etc) were OK but again, nothing special. Service was terrible. The restaurant was not crowded, but it still took almost 45 minutes to get our food (we think he forgot to put our order in, since after 30 minutes, he said it could be another 15 to 20 minutes because the steaks were ""thick"". They were not thick, and it doesn't take 45 minutes even to cook a thick steak. The waiter was generally was very forgetful, unfriendly, and even rude at times (like asking my father in law if that was ALL he was going to order when he ordered the gumbo). He also reached over people instead of moving to a closer position, and kept repositioning our forks to make them perfectly straight, like Monk, which made us very uncomfortable. We received no complimentary drink or dessert for anniversary as most fine restaurants do. We didn't even get a thank you or goodbye when leaving--in fact, no one was by the door as we left--we were just ignored.About the only positive thing was the decor, which was elegant and stately.But the overall atmosphere is not warm. You are in one large, noisy room. We were very disappointed. You can get better food, service, and atmosphere for lower prices at any number of other Houston restaurants.
Pros: Stately decor
Cons: Slow, unfriendly service, mediocre food