Pauls Kitchen (Houston)
Pull up and ask valet where is self park, he tells me there is no self park. I drive past him and park myself and just get out, he comes over and goes “back up park more over” so I did and was like sheesh he’s mad he won’t get a tip now.
Walked in to friendly professional staff besides the valet guy and was seated right away. Beautiful restaurant, nicely decorated and an open huge organic feel to it. Ask for a gluten-free menu and cocktail list, the menu to my eyes already has GF dishes marked! yay! You get free biscuits at the beginning with butter which I hear are tasty. Started off with a couple cocktails which were overpriced and tasted like I could mix up a better drink, but they did have cool names!!
Had to get the brussel appetizers since Uchi has made me love them… now these… nothing like that they were tad overcooked and real hard with no real flavor. Also got some carrot and lettuce appetizer that seems to be for a rabbit, was poorly put together carrots and mix greens lettuce… eh.. no thanks. The taste was only bearable with the chimi churri tasting sauce at the bottom.
I got the skirt steak with veg and It was like $26 and to be quite honest I could have made a $5 steak taste better. I am SO glad I did not go with the $50 steak because their chef on duty at the time, or prep for it was a big let down for me. The vegetables were undercooked and tasted raw with no seasoning, pretty much everything was under seasoned. My lovely date had the crab cake for $20 and was unimpressed with it’s overall taste. The presentation for everything was beautiful minus the carrot appetizer. I was also told the Tater Tots are not gluten-free, like WTF dude, how the heck can you make tater tots not gluten-free????? Decided to go somewhere else for dessert. I love Pauls staff, interior, menu, but the overall price/quality ratio was not their for me, for $140+ dollars I could have had a full blown tasting menu across the street that blows my mind. The restaurant also had only 4 tables at 7:30 at night which made me realize….Good luck Paul.
Leaving to our car the valet obviously upset with us and an empty parking lot at 7:30pm, he parked another car about a foot from mine and I had to go around and jump over to get in my car (See photo).
Pauls, Houston, Texas
This is a fake ass restaurant with a fake ass chef and shit food. Reason for things like Yelp.