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Georgia James

Named for owner Chris Shepherd’s mother and father, this new spot in the old Underbelly location presents a more spacious interior and a similar warm, inviting setting with a view of the kitchen. Our first encounter, alas, proved uneven. Top marks went to roasted Gulf oysters, spicy and spiked with sausage, and twice-baked potatoes, with the topping of buttery mash even better than what we remember from childhood. Our wet-aged, cast iron–cooked ribeye, though rather thin, came perfectly prepared, charred on the outside and juicy and tender within. The sourdough bread, though, was a bit overdone, and our gorgeous center-cut king crab legs with sweet mustard rémoulade were way oversalted and maybe a bit past prime. Likewise, half of our mélange of lovely brown butter–roasted mushrooms came oversalted and the other half just perfect. Early days, though, and the kitchen should settle down.

City: Houston

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$$

Rating: ★★

Address: 1100 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX, 77006

Hours: D 7 days.

Phone: 832-241-5088

Website: www.georgiajamessteak.com/

Last updated: December 10, 2018