Houston’s Top 10 Restaurants

The ever-reliable palate of Anonymouseater over at Food in Houston has posted a new Top 10 list for 2008, with his favorite upscale restaurants here in town:

Houston’s Top 10 Upscale Restaurants 2008

I couldn’t agree more with the inclusion of Le Mistral and am very happy to see that other people — with more refined tastes than my own — appreciate it and give it the love it deserves.  Sylvain and David Denis (the front and the back of the house, respectively) are some of the warmest, friendliest people you’ll ever meet in the restaurant business.  Sylvain makes it a point to visit each table, every night, and offer suggestions, anecdotes or just friendly company.  And any compliments directed to his brother, David, will almost always net you a delighted visit from the man himself.

The other restaurants listed are an admirable mix of established restaurants and new players.  I can’t wait to try Feast, and I’m sure I’ll have a good time recapping an entire meal of entrails and offal.

That said, while I enjoy haute cuisine as much as the next person, I have to say that I’m more eagerly anticipating the release of Anonymouseater’s next Top 10 list, for “cheap eats.”