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Dining Guide

Riel

Photograph by Cooper + Ricca

Manitoba-born chef Ryan Lachaine’s neighborhood haunt features an eclectic menu of globe-trotting share plates and seasonal entrées. Order this to go: Cabbage rolls stuffed with pork and rice in a tangy tomato sauce drew us into the comfort food zone; paired with the Little Gem wedge salad dressed up with blue cheese, bacon, and brown butter bread crumbs, it could make supper for two. Skip the chewy hanger steak (but its accompanying potato-and-cheddar pierogi with crème fraîche were delicious and can be ordered à la carte). For dessert, snag the Nanaimo Bar: a delectable dark chocolate square stacked atop coconut custard and an almond crust. Pro tip: The to-go menu changes from day to day and is more concise and casual than the dine-in version.

Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.

City: Houston

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 1927 Fairview, Houston, TX, 77019

Hours: L & D Mon–Sat.

Phone: 832-831-9109

Website: rielhtx.com

Last updated: December 6, 2020