Tony's is now in its 52nd year of operation, and its longevity and ability to remain a tour de force are not only remarkable, but a testament to owner and operator Tony Vallone, who has created an experience that continues to set the standard for fine dining in the Bayou City. This is a restaurant that entertains celebrities, billionaires and socialites with panache and ease. Pastas rival those in the old country. Salt-crusted whole snapper never ceases to wow. The new tasting menu by chef Austin Waiter is exemplary. And the service couldn't be finer. From the table-side, hand-pulled mozzarella to the cheese service from a guéridon to the gigantic soufflés that are portioned and delivered to your table so that you don't need to lift a finger, when it comes to fine dining, Tony's is in a class of its own.