Quality Inn & Suites West - Energy Corridor
715 Hwy 6 S.
Houston, TX 77079
Phone: (281) 493-0444
Fax: (281) 493-2377
Bars et cafés
Established in 1983, this restaurant was voted "Memorial's Favorite Restaurant" by Texas Monthly Magazine. Italian-born chef/owner, Achille Epifani, has trained extensively in Milan and New York, and his hard work has culminated in his fine Italian dishes. The restaurant's cherry wood furniture, wall art and relaxed atmosphere create a very Italian ambiance. The water fountain completes the mood. An extensive bar is available for festive drinks. Live music plays Fridays and Saturdays, and the restaurant is available for group events. Dishes are created from the freshest ingredients. Specialties can be made from a variety of meats including veal, chicken, beef, or seafood. Business lunches and romantic dinners are the mainstay of the clientèle.
In Texas, everything is more casual, even date night. A typical dinner and show at the Drafthouse is really a pitcher of one of their many great beers on tap (including a fine selection of seasonal and micro brews) accompanied by an appetizer of Apocalypse Now hot wings or jalapeno poppers; followed by the Moonstruck Margherita pizza or the grilled chicken pesto pasta and ending with the perfect slice of pecan pie a la mode or The Five Dollar Milkshake. All while enjoying the latest blockbuster or Indie movie of your choice. Frequent drafters should join the Beer Hunter Club for free swag for every 30 draughts.
Rhythm and blues fans on the West Side know all about this eccentric little pub. The decor is relatively simple and the origin of the name is an unsolved mystery, but the bands that play here are always worth a listen. No one will mind if you feel the urge to let your feet do the talking, but dancing typically takes a back seat to simple enjoyment of the music and good, friendly conversation. The pub is open daily and has a solid following in the 20-to-40 age group. Live bands typically play every night except Mondays. A small cover charge may apply for some bands, but admission is often free.
Eclectic and fun, this popular bistro offers some interesting menu twists to match the atmosphere. Affluent businessmen and women from the nearby 'energy corridor' fill the restaurant to capacity during lunch but the crowd is usually a little more diverse in the evenings. Both Greek and Middle Eastern accents make their presence felt on the interesting menu. Try a delicious gyro or one of the many chicken or fish heart-healthy selections. Beer and wine are both available to quench your thirst.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
Town & Country Village attracts hordes of enthusiastic shoppers daily, and also has many restaurants to cater to them should they get tired. One such restaurant is Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, which has many delicious meat and seafood offerings. Steak lovers will be delighted by the signature porcini-rubbed filet mignon, as well as the peppercorn and prime New York strip. The seafood section of the menu features dishes like shrimp scampi and Alaskan king crab legs. There is a vast assortment of wines from which you can pick the one that best complements your meal.
Mouth-watering sushi, Bento Box, soup and salads are all available at Ra Sushi. Try the Chili Ponzu Yellowtail Sushi or the Viva Las Vegas Roll. There is also wine, beer, sake and cocktails, including unique drinks like the Saketini that has both vodka and sake. Ra Sushi has a happy hour on Monday to Saturday from 3p to 7p with half-off several food options.
For fresh and delicious seafood look no further than Eddie V's. Try the Crispy Cashew Calamari, Chilean Sea Bass and West Australian Lobster Tails. If you're not in the mood for seafood, there is also steak, including USDA Prime New York Strip. Pair your meal with a glass of wine or a cocktail. There is live music every night.
Houston's improvisational comedy troupe chose its name because of the fun, aggressive and competitive format. Comedians split up into two teams and act out scenes according to suggestions from the audience. The audience awards points to each team according to their performance. The troupe also books corporate and private events. It is a great way for anyone to unwind after a hard week. A non-alcoholic beverage bar is available.
Yard House is a fun and friendly restaurant and bar. This casual restaurant has an extensive menu, ranging from Avocado & Swiss Burger to Blue Crab Cake Hoagie to Margarita Pizza. There is also a Kid's Menu for children twelve and under. Yard House is also known for their wide selection of beer, including well known labels and fairly unknown drinks. For a delicious and fun night out, look no further.
Style meets substance at this upscale venue, a place where wine connoisseurs and foodies unite. Located at the Citycenter mall, The Tasting Room is the perfect spot to unwind after a hectic work day or just hang out with friends. Sample some of the choicest wines from their extensive collection, by glass or by bottle. Food and wine make perfect pairings, and the menu features brick-oven pizzas, gourmet cheese plates and artisan sandwiches. Live music and sharp service add to the memorable experience, guaranteeing multiple visits.
Wild Wing Café offers something for everyone with several different wings, boneless and bone in, daily appetizer and/or drink specials, trivia, karaoke, and sports on big screen televisions. Whether you are dining out with the family or want someplace to go for fun with friends for drinks and a game, you will find exactly what you are looking for here. Be prepared to wait for a table on '2 fer Tuesday', when the special is purchase 8 or 12 wings and get 8 or 12 free. Trivia nights give you a chance to test your wits against other diners and win Wild Wing Café discounts and gear. - Lisa Carey