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BRUNCHES SNAPPY HOURS

BARS &

BY MARY CATE STEVENSON

RIVER OAKS Amanda Calderon

FRENCH BRUNCH AT ÉTOILE CUISINE ET BAR Classic French cuisine at its finest—and without a trace of pretension. Chef Philippe Verpiand and co-owner Monica Bui have created a dazzling menu that embraces the flavors and spirit of France. Our favorite Étoile meal is brunch, where diners can enjoy everything from a humble croissant to a 10 oz. ribeye steak. All the classics are here—escargots à la Bourguignonne, gruyère omelette, coq au vin—as well as a few lesser-known and equally-tempting creations. For our money, you can’t beat the mussels, which are available in a variety of succulent styles. Like many things that are close to divinity, brunch at Étoile is a Sundays-only affair. 1101-11 Uptown Park Boulevard // (832) 668-5808 // etoilecuisine.com Photo courtesy of Étoile Cuisine et Bar

DOWNTOWN

WHISKEY + COCKTAILS AT RESERVE 101 This is where celebrities go to sip and be seen. Recognized as one of America’s top whiskey bars, Reserve 101 should top the must-try list of the whiskey enthusiast and travel-savvy alike. The downtown hotspot features more than 340 whiskeys from 14 countries, not to mention private barrels and rare selections. They also offer whiskey tastings, so be sure to check their online calendar for opportunities during your stay. If whiskey isn’t your drink of choice, no matter—their inclusive menu offers a slew of classic cocktails, a variety of beers, and wine by the glass or bottle. Visit Reserve 101 Monday through Saturday from 2 p.m.–2 a.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m.–2 a.m. 1201 Caroline Street // info@reserve101.com // reserve101.com

Houston Hotel Magazine Winter + Holiday 2018  
Houston Hotel Magazine Winter + Holiday 2018