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Winewood

1265 S. Main St. (John Carpenter Frwy.) Send to Phone
Prototype of Houston's-like chain from veteran restaurateur Steve Hartnett.
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Winewood Restaurant Review

: Known for casual bar-oriented concepts such as Fox and Hound and Flip's Grill, restaurateur Steve Hartnett steps it up with this family-oriented American grill. The restaurant is a looming 8,800-square feet with an open kitchen, wooden beams and roomy booths upholstered in brown leatherette. The menu ranges from steaks and seafood to salads, sandwiches and burgers. Chicken Cordon Bleu gets you a chicken breast formed into a roulade, with blackened grill marks on the outside and, inside, a filling of prosciutto and melted Swiss cheese. The sun-dried tomato sauce is not an enhancement, and the accompanying risotto is like sticky, cheesy rice. Rib-eye steak is a 14-ouncer, topped with "smoked" butter that verges on overkill. Rotisserie chicken appears in a number of guises, while the signature item is an extra-creamy mac ‘n’ cheese with Gouda cheese and crumbled bacon. "Coffee and doughnuts" is a nifty dessert of three loops with crunchy rough-hewn shapes, dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with a witty demitasse of thick coffee crème anglaise. The wine list is limited in size and scope, with more emphasis on cocktails such as a frozen Cuba Libre, but bonus points for the in-house filtered water system, in still and sparkling versions, offered for free.

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