Houston TX 77006
Houston’s dining scene may still be a secret to culinary outsiders, but it won't be for much longer — thanks to chefs like Chris Shepard. He insisted on an in-house butcher shop here in his first restaurant, and he works with Houston’s finest ranchers and farmers for the best possible product. Underbelly’s farm-to-table approach isn’t the only thing that makes it stand out in a sea of Houston restaurants, though; the restaurant is dedicated to telling "the culinary story" of its city, reaching back all the way to its Creole roots. Expect dishes like homemade charcuterie with pickles and toast, Vietnamese-style meatballs with gravy and a baguette, and grilled shrimp with Texas grapefruit and barrel-aged fish sauce. -- Marcy Franklin
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Goat dumplings... Amazing. I know, goat!?!
Try the Lamburger Helper (via @Foodspotting)
Amazing wine list...
poussin with the sweet rice cake & slaw was yummy & plated beautifully...still left me a little hungry though. you'll want to order the bread.
For every 3 order 1 plate from the left and 2 on the right. The doughnuts are simply amazing.
Compressed watermelon & vinegar pie w/ salt brittle! OMG! So good!
The "Lambburger" helper was incredible, it took me back to when I was a kid again!!!!
Red snapper was amazing. As was the fig+goat cheese dessert. Lisa was a fantastic server and was very knowledgable. Plus they have their own butcher and curing room. All around a great experience.
Try the Seared Lamb Tenderloin drizzled with cooked Grape must (via @Foodspotting)
Try the Beef Carpaccio (via @Foodspotting)
Swordfish over oats was absolutely amazing!
Order anything that has the word Korean in it. You'll thank me profusely later.
Try the Slow Roasted Akaushi. Featured in the May 2012 issue.
Everything is raised sustainably. Get it all.
One of the few places in town with clown shoes on tap
Voted "Best Resturant" by Houston Press- Best of Houston 2012. Stop in and taste why.
Best of Houston 2012 - Food & Drink - Best Meat Selection
Best of Houston 2012 - Food & Drink - Best Restaurant
Houston Press 2012 Favorite Dishes - Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings
Best Dessert EVER... Vinegar Pie with Salt Brittle!!!
Menu changes often. We recommend ordering a few plates and sharing - just bring friends with good taste.
So many things you want to try on the menu. You will be trying to decide when you can come back. Service is great and food is fresh. It gets busy so make reservations.
2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Meat Selection.Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.
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From its rigorous commitment to local ingredients to its all-star kitchen staff, there's nothing about Chris Shepherd's restaurant that doesn't embody "the soul of Houston food." [Eater 38 Member]
Try the vinegar pie! Strange name but absolutely delicious!
Korean braised goat and dumplings was easily my favorite dish and we tried a ton. Smaller plates (right side of the menu) were better. The yardbird was pretty awful.
Ermihaghhhhhd grilled chreeeeeeeese!
Oh come on FourSquare! BBQ joint? No... It's American Creole Cuisine. Wagyu Pot Roast, Vietnamese Meatballs, Seared Golden Tile. And that's a small of idea of just tonight. Ever changing menu.
Amazing food... especially the Korean dumplings and wagyu ribeye braised with st arnolds endeavor ipa!
I was impressed by everything I ate tonight but my absolute favorites were the goat dumplings, the bibimbap, & the blood sausage! They were unreal tasty!
Chef Chris Shepherd is a devout locavore borrowing flavors from his city’s diverse immigrant population, with delicious results.
Dessert is amazing, definitely save room. You can't go wrong with any of their fried pies, and don't shy away from the vinegar pie, which actually tastes quite citrusy. Outstanding overall!
Best dessert ever!!!! Carmel Popcorn Pot DeCreme, Fried Pretzel, Vanilla Ice Cream
Korean goat dumplings.... Get them.
I will personally vouch for their in-house homemade fresh cheeses! If mozzarella or burrata is on the menu, order it. Trust me, I'm a Dairymaid.
Vietnamese Wagyu Meatballs - "Chef Chris Shepherd's succulent meatballs are inspired by a little-known beef stew called banh mi boko; the intense gravy is made with house-aged fish sauce.