We were recently invited to dine at Morton's Grille on The Woodlands Waterway, and having not been in quite some time, were happy to take them up on the invitation. Though we did have a reservation, we arrived a the same time as other guests and seemed to be greeted as warmly as they were - by the general manager as it turns out - Joseph Effert welcomed us along with the hostess. If you've never been to Morton's Grille, it's slightly more laid-back than it's more... dare we say, stuffy big brother, Morton's Steakhouse. Morton's Grille has a sleek and modern feel to it; think stainless steel and black vs. deep oak and rich burgundy.
A small number of restaurants in The Woodlands offer intimate, tailored wine dinners, and Nick's Fish Dive & Oyster Bar on The Waterway offers an excellent food and wine pairing. The talented team of Executive chef Aaron Nelson, and General Manager/house sommelier Mark Hawkins are able to create excellent menus combining Aaron's culinary skills with Mark's wine knowledge resulting in a meal you won't soon forget. Yes, Mark and Aaron are back and the food, wines, and experience is even better than before.First Course
Like many of our readers, we've been to Market Street in The Woodlands a number of times and often stop in at one of the local eateries while we are there. Among the choices is Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina which offers Baja-style Mexican fast food. Over the years, the food quality seemed to remain pretty consistent but our most recent visit did not meet our expectations. Berryhill is definitely not Tex-Mex and generally has a softer taste profile similar to authentic-Mexican food although the dishes are far from authentic. The staff was upbeat, prompt and friendly yet, that's not why were there. That being said, the food at Berryhill could be more exciting and maybe we would find it to be if it weren't for all of the great Tex-Mex restaurants in The Woodlands.