we tried to go here after reading about it in the houston press and there was NO PARKING only valet. We did not have cash on us and we asked the valet if there was any additional parking. He told us on the "street"- ha. you mean busy Westheimer or a side street blocks away? we finally realized they did not deserve our business. the valet did not give a care if we stayed or not so we left.
Best New Restaurant - 2008
Feast - CLOSED
They call the food at Feast "rustic European fare," and there's nothing else like it in Houston. Situated in a charming old house with a very relaxed and homey atmosphere, Brits Richard Knight (the chef) and James Silk (the butcher) are taking Houston tastebuds on a journey back in time, when people used to eat everything that a pig (and other animals) had to offer, from the snout to the tail to the blood, as in a typical black pudding — a carnivore's orgasm. The adventurous menu at Feast changes daily, so just when you find the perfect dish, it vanishes. How about pork cheeks or bone marrow soup, or maybe chicken hearts on toast? No? Well, if you're holding out for the good stuff, you'll love the braised neck of lamb, the beef tongue or lamb tongues or the tongue and testicles in green sauce (not available every day). Both Richard and James have worked for some prestigious, Michelin-rated places and people, most notably under Fergus Henderson of St. Johns, in London, where James acquired the "whole hog" approach to his cuisine.
This is an amazing restaurant. The food is heavenly, the service is leisurely and pleasant, and even after four times the food does not cease to amaze me. I do not always agree with the New York Times, but the the accolades athttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/04... were accurate and even a tad modest. Why aren't they open on Monday?
This place is awesome. We drive miles to get to it. Even if your palate could not be described as adventurous, there are plenty of tasty tidbits for you. Salads, soups, seafood, it's all good.