My mailbox was full of reader raves this week.
Keith B. Payne: Palm Restaurant, 6100 Westheimer, 713-977-2544.
“So, my Dillard’s card is issued by American Express who sends me a $50 Palm Restaurant card glued to a letter thanking me for my patronage. I read the letter real close for details but only found an Aug. 31st deadline. When I arrived on my own at the restaurant, my waitress pulled the card off the letter and noticed in very small print on the card one entree must be paid for. The manager said he would accept the card as is for me.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my pan seared Chilean sea bass with roasted corn and a bowl of incredibly tasty lobster bisque. Many thanks to the manager for not embarrassing me for my oversight. I will definitely return his kindness with my future visits to this charming dining establishment.”
Elizabeth & Keith Guilbeau: Bubba’s Shrimp Palace, 113 6th in San Leon, 281-339-1515.
“Several weeks ago, we went to Bubba’s Shrimp Palace to celebrate our daughter-in-law’s birthday. This is a great place for family and friends, and with it being right down on the water, they have a sandy beachfront so kids can play while waiting for their meals. We all enjoyed the wonderful fresh seafood, sides and the ample portions. This restaurant is a huge pink building with an inviting staff, great service, and everything was extremely clean. We can’t wait to go back. They had the most delicious shrimp we have ever eaten! The prices are really reasonable and we strongly recommend everyone experience Bubba’s.”
Barbara Jean Lauratis: Damian's, 3011 Smith, 713-522-0439.
“We chose Damian’s the other evening as we had not been there in a long time. What a delight and a pleasure to dine there. Quiet (which is almost impossible to find in Houston anymore, unfortunately), lovely décor, fabulous food and great service (Frederick was our waiter, and the other wait staff was terrific, taking away empty plates, etc). We highly recommend Damian’s for a wonderful dining experience.”
Karen Hallett: Luke’s Icehouse, 903 Durham, 281-888-7028.
“Seven of us went to the new Luke’s Icehouse for a girls’ night out. We sat outside on the patio to enjoy the great weather. The waitress was attentive. Despite the place only being open a short time, she had a working knowledge of the beers on draft and made good suggestions regarding the appetizers.
“Upon receiving our entrees, there was a mix-up on two of the orders. The manager, Drew Cox, apologized and offered complimentary replacements. This was over and above what he needed to do to rectify the situation, but indicated how willing they are to please, grow their business and attract repeat customers. We’re definitely going to return and would recommend the patio as a pleasant, casual get-together place. Bonus — when we got the proper food — it was great.”