Post Oak Grill is a well-known Houston restaurant that has ventured out into the suburbs. My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary there, and we enjoyed a lovely meal. I made my reservation through Open Table, and I had noted on our reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary. What a nice surprise to find our table covered in rose petals!
Post Oak Grill started its life in Sugar Land in a tiny space in a strip shopping center near the intersection of Highway 6 and Austin Parkway. In 2010, it moved to a beautiful new location on Lake Pointe Parkway in the Whole Foods shopping center at the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 6. This new space is full of warm, dark woods and boasts a lovely lake view.
There is a nice, covered patio area for outdoor dining when the weather is right. There are even sun shades that pull down to shield diners from the sun while still affording a nice view of the lake. We didn’t eat outside on this visit, but our table was near the door to the patio, so I stepped outside to grab a photo.
Valet parking is available at Post Oak Grill, but isn’t generally necessary, as there is plenty of free self-parking right in front of the restaurant.
Let’s get to the good stuff — food and wine! Post Oak Grill has an extensive wine list of wines by the glass, half-bottle, bottle and even some large format selections. We struggled a little bit to find a wine in the “sweet spot” in terms of price range. We didn’t want to pay more than $100 for a bottle, but the $35 bottles weren’t exactly what we were looking for either. We finally selected a bottle of Cabernet, but the owner, Kevin Rios, soon appeared at our table to tell us they were out of that particular selection. He suggested another wine that had similar characteristics. Its listed price was about $35 more than the bottle we originally ordered, but he offered it to us at the lower price of the bottle we chose, which I thought was a nice gesture. Kevin is studying to be a master sommelier, so I knew we were in good hands, and the wine he brought us was truly wonderful.
We visited on a Monday evening, and it turns out that Monday is steak night. No matter what the Chick-Fil-A cows may try to tell you, steak is good! Post Oak Grill was offering a three-course special: choice of soup du jour or salad, 8 oz. filet or New York strip steak, and dessert. I didn’t write it down in my notes, but I think the price was around $39.95. I also think that the salad choice was supposed to be a wedge salad, but we asked nicely and were able to substitute a Nantucket salad. We also ordered the lamb lollipop appetizer, which my husband loves and can’t pass up whenever we’re there.
While we waited for our first course, a server brought around some bread. I was kind of sad that they don’t just bring a bread basket to your table anymore because I *heart* their biscuits. Nonetheless, he was nice enough to let me snap a photo.
The Nantucket is one of my favorite salads in all of the salad kingdom. It is a baby spinach salad with candied pecans, blue cheese, and fresh blueberries tossed in a blueberry vinaigrette. I’m not really a blue cheese fan, but the sweetness of the pecans, berries and dressing offset the pungent cheese and it all works nicely together.
The lamb lollipops are grilled and tossed in a hoisin sauce, then served on a bed of baby arugula. “Lollipop” is really an apt description, as the bone acts like a lollipop stick, enabling you to eat it with your fingers.
Apparently my husband and I weren’t in the mood for variety on this particular evening, as he ordered the 8 oz. filet mignon as part of the special, and I ordered a 6 oz. filet off of the regular menu. His was served with garlic mashed potatoes, while mine came with roasted rosemary potatoes. Both steaks were cooked as ordered, simply seasoned with a lovely char on the outside. The rosemary potatoes were delightfully flavorful without the rosemary being too overpowering. The garlic mashed potatoes were good, but we wished they had a bit more garlic.
Post Oak Grill is known for its steaks and chops, and carnivores will definitely be happy here. Also on the menu are lamb chops, veal chops, pork chops, other cuts of beef, as well as duck, chicken and seafood.
For dessert, our server surprised us with a piece of tres leches on a decorated plate!
Others tell me the tres leches here is quite good, but I’m just not a fan of tres leches in general (please don’t hate me!). Something about the texture is just unappealing to me. So we also ordered a creme brulee to share. My husband got the suggested dessert wine pairing and, not surprisingly, the two complemented each other quite nicely. I had a decaf cappuccino to top off my evening.
We always enjoy our meals at Post Oak Grill. The atmosphere is quiet, peaceful and elegant. The wine list has so many choices, and it’s hard to go wrong with the food. I don’t think we’ve ever tried a dish there that we didn’t like.
The nice touch of the rose petals and dessert helped make our anniversary celebration special. While Post Oak Grill isn’t cheap, it is a good value for the quality of food and caliber of service that you get.
What’s your favorite dish at Post Oak Grill? Share it in the comments.
Post Oak Grill | 1550 Lake Pointe Parkway #500, Sugar Land, 77478 | (281) 491-2901
Mon. – Thu. 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Fri. 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Sat. 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Closed Sun.