Editor's note: Seppia closed in June 2010.
Slipped into the new Seppia Grill Wine Bar Saturday afternoon.
What a lovely space. Rich wood tones and earthy upholstery with copper accents throughout. Inviting banquettes encircle the dining room, but I opted for a comfortable bar stool.
Order up: the steamed mussels appetizer along with a glass of Stellina pinot grigio, which was easy on the palate and the budget. The mussels came out perfect — all plump and juicy — and were accompanied by two massive logs of focaccia for sopping up the well-seasoned steaming broth.
My bartender/server/fellow Food Network fan Amber said the restaurant, which shares a kitchen and restrooms with upscale Tex-Mex sports bar Maggie Rita's, stays busy during the week with guests staying at the Galleria-area hotels. Weekends still are quiet for the month-old wine bar, which will celebrate its grand opening officially in the next couple of weeks.
Two freebies to take advantage of today, June 3:
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It boasts four perfect dishes: one is "seasoned to perfection," another "cooked to perfection" and still two others "grilled to perfection." I'm planning a visit soon so I can judge this perfection for myself.
Ooh, ooh, and you should know the queso is "to die for." I know this because it says so on the menu.
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