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West Eggs

A previously barren side of town gets two tasty breakfast options.

It also, happily, offers mimosas at brunch, and $10 will get you a "bottomless" supply of the stuff. The brunch menu here is only available on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but I'm just pleased that Chatter's has joined in with other restaurants in serving brunch on Saturdays as well as Sundays. It's utterly civilized.

Favorites from the Heights location are found here, such as the Poblano Omelette and the Eastern Nova Plate with smoked salmon and all the trimmings. There's more to be found here, however, than just the old standbys. I'm a fan of the breakfast sandwich served on a buttery, flaky croissant and overflowing with eggs and melted cheese. Don't be afraid to get the fruit cup on the side here, either; unlike at most restaurants, the fruit inside is actually appealing, as bright-red strawberries jostle for space with fat grapes and orange pieces of cantaloupe.

Eggs Benedict are topped with a lively, tangy Hollandaise, although the eggs themselves can sometimes be overcooked (a common complaint here, although at least everything is salted appropriately). And the waffles here are butter-drenched, crisp-edged and wholly delicious — especially with a crown of strawberries on top.

Texan breakfast with coffee at Pecan Creek Grille.
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Texan breakfast with coffee at Pecan Creek Grille.
Eggs Benedict and a latte at Chatter's.
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Eggs Benedict and a latte at Chatter's.

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Pecan Creek Grille

1510 Eldridge
Houston, TX 77077

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Memorial

Chatter's Cafe and Bistro

1275 Eldridge Parkway
Houston, TX 77077

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Memorial

Details

Pecan Creek Grille
Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Belgian waffle: $4.99
Texan breakfast: $7.49<
California omelette: $7.99
Big Deal omelet: $11.99
Chicken and waffles: $9.99
Bacon cheeseburger: $6.29
Pecan-crusted chicken: $9.99

Chatter's Cafe & Bistro
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.
Poblano omelette: $8.95
Eastern nova: $9.25
Eggs Benedict: $7.95
Belgian waffle: $6.95
Braised short ribs: $16.95
Creole mustard salmon: $14.95


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In the evenings, when Pecan Creek Grille closes down, you can sneak back over to Chatter's for a grown-up dinner over a glass of wine and a plate of short ribs with blue cheese-spiked polenta, or a pint of beer with a Creole salmon that's served with a soft, savory corn pudding. Chatter's also showcases its Mediterranean side to great effect in dishes like the velvety hummus (some of the finest in Houston) or a combo plate that pairs chicken and beef kebabs with Mediterranean rice under a St. George sauce that's comprised mostly of cream, garlic and cremini mushrooms.

Wednesdays are the best nights to go — especially with a few friends — as all bottles of wine are half-off, and the wine list of 50 or so bottles gives you more than enough to choose from. And although the draft beer selection isn't quite as impressive as the one at the Heights location (which currently has local brews from Karback on tap), it's still better than your average Energy Corridor bar: two Saint Arnold beers are on draft — including the seasonal Oktoberfest — as well as the autumnal Tumbler from Sierra Nevada and the classic Fuller's ESB.

With Le Mistral still going strong right down the street on Eldridge, Pecan Creek Grille for breakfast, Chatter's for brunch and the weekly spaghetti suppers at St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church, there's never been a better time to be a west-sider with a big appetite.

katharine.shilcutt@houstonpress.com

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Brock
Brock

Farley, First, I'm very sorry about your experience with our rellenos, clearly we blew it that day. Thanks very much for the comments on our signature butter pecan cinnamon coffee. Mills Duncan with Duncan Coffee came up with this blend for us and it is a fan favorite. I hope that out come see us again and give us a chance to cook our version of the huevos rellenos the way we know how and hopefully you will come up and introduce yourself to me. Should you ever have any comments or questions, my wife or myself are almost always here at the restaurant, or you can call me at 713-857-7769, or email me at brock@pecancreekgrille.comLook forward to seeing you again,

Brock Silverstein

Farley Flavors
Farley Flavors

Maybe they've improved in the meantime, but I had a pretty disappointing breakfast at Pecan Creek Grille a couple of months after they opened. The Huevos Rellenos - always a terrific option at Buffalo Grille - was dripping with grease, overcooked and tasted of oil that was way past its prime. To be fair, the pancakes and cinnamon coffee were up to scratch though.

George Renfro
George Renfro

We live in Parkway Village and really enjoy both these restaurants. Brock @ Stacy at Pecan Creek are great hosts, and the staff ROCKS --- they seem to know all the customers by name and they greet you as you walk in! Chatters is wonderful, very electic menu and good service

 
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