Houston Press names Vallone’s one of 25 best new restaurants for 2014
Here’s what Phaedra Cook and Mai Pham, two of Houston’s leading food writers, had to say about Vallone’s, which they included in their list of “25 best new restaurants” for the Houston Press:
Named after one of Houston’s most enduring restaurateurs — Tony Vallone — Vallone’s was always destined for greatness. The beautiful designer restaurant, decorated in rich chocolate tones, and boasting a fire sculpture and a two-story glass-enclosed wine vault takes staid American steakhouse fare and adds pizazz. Can’t decide what cut of meat you want to get? Gaze upon their proprietary wheel of meat, an elaborate round display that can be rolled to your table to help you decide. House-made pastas, and specialty dishes such as their four-hour French onion soup, Berkshire pork osso bucco, or an excellent lunchtime offering of chicken fried steak, embellish on the classic steakhouse menu. Service is impeccable, and the bar program, helmed by Joe Hausner, offers a fine mix of classics as well as creatively crafted cocktails.