Iron Chef-whopping Kent Rathbun of Dallas brings his "gourmet backyard cuisine" to The Woodlands and all we can say is, "Wow."
Jasper's dining room is modern and the service formal, but where Rathbun wins us over is the crafted-for-hearty-appetities menu. It is filled with comforting foods such baby back ribs, grilled flat iron steak, bourbon-spiked creamed corn and mac-and-gouda.
The prices are steep. But it is The Woodlands (and Rathbun did mop the floor with celebrity Iron Chef Bobby Flay). Consider a visit at lunch, when they welcome you even in shorts (don't even think about it at night) and fare is a little less pricy.
Vibe: Country clubby.