A perfect spot for romance. In fact, as we sipped a glass of bubbly, we gazed down at a wedding in progress on the lovely grounds of this rustic and warm old lodge. We threw caution to the wind to enjoy an impossibly rich slab of crisped pork belly on sweet cabbage with baby carrots. The carnivore in the crowd fared well with a wild-game mixed grill: heroic portions of tender quail, chile-rubbed venison and elk, and a boar chop, attractively arrayed on a farro and rice pilaf. Our fish fan decried the overcooked halibut filet but found plenty to like in the flavorful broth and a tasty base of lentils and vegetables. We were happy to share two vegetables: asparagus with a mint-spiked hollandaise and roasted brussels sprouts, nicely crisp and browned, with a hint of spice. If you have adventurers in your group, keep in mind that the Lodge is the place in Houston for game dishes seldom found elsewhere: pheasant, antelope, and more. Not only that, the wine list is strong and reasonably priced. Expect servers who are knowledgeable but sometimes a bit distracted on busy nights.
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Romantic, rustic setting for game dishes and American classics.