While I've heard about this place from my doctor for a couple of years now, he claims it was better under the old management. Well, I finally tried it under the NEW management and LOVED it! While I feel they have a right to be pretentious ;) (because their stuff is awesome) I did not get that vibe at all. We had dinner on a Saturday evening. If you've ever been to Pappasito's Mexican Restaurant and, like me, absolutely hate that four people and all their food have to sit on what feels like a 2'x2' table, well it was the opposite here. There was plenty of room on their spacious tables for appetizers, wine and water glasses, center pieces, salt, pepper, entrees and it did not feel crowded. Extremely creative gluten-free meals and options. We got the gf flat bread as a dipper for appetizers. They just kept it coming. The beet hummus which we got on the hummus sampler as suggested by our server (instead of just plain hummus) was SOOOOO awesome! Our server was extremely attentive and knowledgeable and constantly offering suggestions or alternatives as he answered our questions. The chef even came out to chat with us. They have an actual sommelier on staff so my wine-lovin' father in law was in hog heaven. Husband was happy with wine choices as it seems that all restaurants carry the same wines. Not the case here. She was also far from pretentious. Yes, it was not cheap food but it has moved to my top 5 gluten friendly places to eat! I recommend trying it. Can't imagine it being even better before! It's great now!
Options and taste have changed quite a bit. I enjoyed it much better when it was under the old management team. It's not the same at all. I agree with the other post that the staff is a bit pretentious. I had the coconut pancakes and they were "not good". I think they're trying too hard to be different and it's not good (at all). PS - they did offer fried chicken as an appetizer before. The staff needs to be schooled or they need to change the name of the restaurant if they don't want to be associated with the old management team.
I read the review for the gluten-free fried chicken, which sounded delicious. However, when I went to the restaurant, the hostess said they do not offer fried chicken and never have. I didn't end up eating there, but I'm still giving them one star due to their pretentious attitude. All I wanted to do was check their menu for the fried chicken, and their valet person still wanted me to pay $5 to valet- even though it was 12:00 on a Tuesday, and there were literally THREE cars in their 50+ car parking lot. The empty parking lot is adjacent to the restaurant, yet he wanted me to pay him $5 to park my car for me. Pointless.
Paleo menu! Gf pizza! I had seafood risotto made with cauliflower rice. Seriously!? If I lived in Houston I would eat here all the time! Hubby had gf fried chicken, using almond flour! And we had a divine vegan chocolate pudding and coconut flour donuts for dessert. Yum.