Wednesday, August 17, 2016



We where last at Masraff’s in 2012 (click HERE for post). It’s one of those places we always say wow that was an amazing dinner why has it been so long since we last visited?

Since there was 4 of us we had a little more variety so I have extra pictures to share with you. We started out with the Garlic Seared Calamari ($17 on the menu) oyster mushrooms, shaved onion, cilantro sweet soy reduction. This is always one of our favorite items and I see why it’s been on the menu for so long it’s a winner!

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My brother in law and I both ordered the Summer Ahi Tuna Tartar (closest thing on the menu is the 3 ahi tuna tacos for $12). Served with mango relish and mango vinaigrette. Wow this dish is perfectly paired with the freshness of the fish and the brightness of the mango.

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My sister in law ordered the Baby Spinach Salad $10 (creamed goat cheese, onion confit, roasted walnuts with apple cider garlic vinaigrette). I failed to get a picture of hers so I apologize.

On the main course I ordered the Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut $31 (wild mushroom risotto, buttered asparagus foie gras beurre blanc). I personally really liked this dish. The risotto was cooked perfectly and the sauce was just enough extra to have some on each bite.

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2 others ordered the Filet Mignon A La Plancha $41 (lobster and yukon gold potato puree, sautéed broccoli, horseradish demi glaze). D said he didn’t really taste any lobster in the potato puree, but the steak was really tender.

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My brother in law ordered the Duet of Carmelized Diver Sacallop and Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna $31 (wasabi infused whipped potatoes sunomono salad, sweet soy reduction). Not sure how I missed a picture I think I must have been talking too much!

For dessert I got the Butter Roasted Pear Crème Brulee with whole berry sauce $9. The poached pear is on the bottom and then it’s topped with a scoop of the cream which then has a nice bruleed crust on top. I loved this dish! The warm poached pear was lovely, I need to remember to try doing this next I make creme brulee.

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D and my sister in law ordered the Warm Chocolate Fondant $9 (creme anglaise, vanilla bean ice cream, almond tuile). No complaints about this warm chocolate cake. It’s sweet, but not overly rich and the creme anglaise compliments the cake. I loved the amount of vanilla bean in the ice cream it was delish!

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My brother in law ordered the Summer Sorbet $9 (peach, champagne, and raspberry). He said it was a really nice combo and enjoyed the dessert.

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As if the meal itself isn’t enough I hear every night the owner Tony Masraff comes around and visits every table. I just love this touch! He’s for sure a charmer and I can see why this place has lots of fans, because we are one for sure!

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I would go back in a heart beat. The prices are a little high, but worth every penny. The service it top notch and you will not be disappointed. If you want to save a little go during Houston Restaurant Week and only pay $45 a person for 3 courses. We saved about $51 by doing this.

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