This lovely oasis of civility built by Chef Ronnie Killen certainly is worth seeking out. It may be the most casual fine dining room on the Gulf Coast.
It's kinda like Christmas Day at grandmother's. Everyone is dressed up and on their best behavior, but if you screw up and use the wrong fork no one will blink an eye.
While the steaks are the stars, it's the featured players that we remember most vividly: the appetizer of fried asparagus topped with lump crab; the beef tomato salad with bleu cheese and basil; the dreamy creamy spinach; and, for dessert, a creme brule bread pudding that's a mouth orgy.
Vibe: Celebratory. Killen's is where Pearlanders celebrate life's big events, be it birthdays, proposals or promotions.
Alison Cook says: Inside this white-tablecloth surprise, chef-owner Ron Killen not only runs Pearland's best restaurant but also one of the best Gulf Coast steak-and-seafood eateries in the Houston area, if not the state. Steaks are beautifully seasoned and meticulously seared. Try the towering Niman Ranch pork chop, chicken-fried sirloin steak, jumbo fried shrimp and anything with lump crabmeat. Finish with a soft and light crème brûlée bread pudding.