As I noted in my first article, the Vintage Park Plaza offers some of the most exceptional dining experiences to be found in Houston, Texas. Built in 2008, it has continued to add tenants as it grows in reputation as one of the finest shopping and dining experiences in the area. The Plaza Fontana is gorgeous, complete with four fountains, and you really need to experience this as night when the lanterns are lit. Below is my review of three of the restaurants that are available for you to sample.
Coco’s Crepes and Coffee. This is one of the more interesting restaurants in the Plaza. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and the menu consists almost completely of crepes (not what I expected to find in Texas)! There is also a selection of salads, soups and paninis, but if you are going to a restaurant with the word “crepes” in its name, you should go all out and order one! You won’t be disappointed – we have gone there for both breakfast and lunch, and you can choose from a vast selection of crepes (turkey and cheddar, strawberries and brie, sweet crepes, breakfast crepes, you get the picture). And less you forget the word coffee is also part of this restaurant’s name, you can choose from espresso, cappuccino, white chocolate mocha (my favorite) and a host of other coffees and teas. Stop by and check out this Houston, Texas restaurant – you won’t regret it.
Fish City Grill. I used to think that if I saw one more seafood restaurant in Houston I would scream, but Fish City Grill is definitely worth a visit. This is a cozy, comfortable Texas restaurant with awesome seafood and good prices. You can expect the usual seafood choices (shrimp, crabs, fish tacos, salmon, etc.) but also order pasta, pot roast, even barbecued chicken. My favorite dish here is actually the Cajun Pasta, which people make fun of me for (as in going to a seafood restaurant and not ordering seafood), but I don’t care. A lot of the sauces are homemade at this Houston restaurant, and they also feature other home-grown items such as Gulf oysters and, of course, the obligatory “fresh fish of the day.” Overall, a great restaurant.
Mia Bella Restaurant. This is a gorgeous restaurant with a lovely bar. I was disappointed to see there were no Texas wines on their wine list, but since this is an Italian restaurant I’ll let that slide. I felt the atmosphere was almost opulent, and the food was amazing. Originally from New England, we tend to judge Italian restaurants somewhat harshly in Houston, but this one did not disappoint. Their menu is endless but you will not be unhappy, whatever your choice. Oh, and don’t forget to ask them to start serving Texas wine.
I hope you enjoyed this review of just a few of the Houston, Texas restaurants that you can choose from at the Vintage Plaza. There are more restaurants to choose from when you visit, and even some new ones expected to move in. So stop by next time you are in Houston and sample the fare. Tell them I sent you.