La Table Château
What’s not to like about La Table? Certainly we approve of its primo location overlooking Post Oak Boulevard, its posh upstairs interior (downstairs is more casual and features a lovely patio), the well-spaced tables and banquettes, acoustics that encourage actual conversation, and classic, well-prepared French dishes. A luscious lobster bisque (they should lose the jarring jalapeño garnish) and a huge, pristine round of burrata with juicy tomatoes atop a basil oil–balsamic pool started us off well. Our thick roasted pork chop served with maitake mushrooms and shishito peppers rested on a buttery potato puree, and our slab of salmon with béarnaise gained from nicely browned potatoes. Service started as solicitous, but as the place filled up, it ended as absentminded—at these prices, we shouldn’t have to pour our own wine.