Thursday, April 1, 2010

Branch Water Tavern, Houston,TX

Last weekend we were in Houston we tried a new restaurant called Branch Water Tavern. If you are familiar with Houston, this building sits on the old site of the Cue and Cushion pool hall. They completely gutted this place because the inside doesn't smell of stale beer and cigarettes, which is a good thing! Instead you walk into a swanky dining room with green/white damask wallpaper and dark wood paneling accents. It is fresh and modern but with that dark pub feeling. The food was great, with the exception of my fish that came not fully cooked..but as soon as that was was awesome! We ordered the charcuterie plate, which came with house made duck liver pate, which was out of this world and an assortment of pickled vegetables that complimented the meat perfectly. I ordered the red snapper, that came sitting on top of Israeli couscous and a romesco sauce. The flavors were great and for someone who is not much of a fish person this was perfect. My husband ordered the steak which he said was awesome and my mom ordered the salmon which she loved! My nephew Ben is not the most adventurous eater right now, so we ordered him the french fries and he couldn't stop telling us how delicious they were!
So, I would say all in all this place gets a big thumbs up and would definitely go there again and would recommend to all who in the Houston area.

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