TRIBUTE, The Houstonian’s newly renovated restaurant opened this fall and the city is buzzing! “TRIBUTE is a name that reflects the past, present, and future of The Houstonian brand in a timeless way and allows us to pay homage to our great city, our authentic and regional cuisine, and the enduring traditions of our guests,” said The Houstonian Hotel General Manager, Steve Fronterhouse. TRIBUTE is coining a new term for the type of food they are offering, “Tex-Lex” to account for the inspiration that comes from Texas, Mexico, and Louisiana.
The Houstonian has been a staple hotel in Houston since 1980, a place where visitors continue to fall in love with the 18-acre wooded oasis. The decor and ambiance may be new, but it honors the hotel’s deep history. With six-foot long sculptural trees, antique mirrors and inlaid onyx and marble details. Dinners are greeted by a grand backlit and glass wine locker that houses 3,500 bottles! Local sommelier, Vanessa Treviño Boyd, hosts the most intimate wine tastings in a space that seats up to four.
We want to show the world that Houston is a proud and friendly place. TRIBUTE will present time-honored cuisine – a true representation of southeast Texas cooking at its best.
The dinner menu includes Wood Fired Gulf Coast Oysters with chorizo butter and garlic bread, a 10-oz Texas Cab Filet Mignon, Crab Au Gratin Louisiana-style with pernod fondue and garlic toast, Sopa de Cabrito made with braised goat, blue corn mesa, refritos, pickled cabbage and queso fresco. Their lunch menu is made up of family classics such as Boudreaux’s Po-Boy, named after the Chef de Cuisine at TRIBUTE, with crispy shrimp, romaine, tomato and remoulade folded together in a buttered baguette, and a Smoked Chicken Salad with guacamole and cabbage slaw served on local Goode Co. jalapeño cheese.
TRIBUTE is open for breakfast from 6:30 – 11 am, lunch from 11 am – 3 pm and dinner from 5 – 10 pm. Reservations are available online.
All Photos Courtesy of The Houstonian.