Vic & Anthony’s
A stone’s throw from Minute Maid Park, this swanky steakhouse is still reeling in big spenders for decadent steaks, polished service, and an encyclopedic wine list. Try this: If ravenous, or merely showing off, order the impressive tomahawk steak for two, or any cut (from Wagyu to USDA Prime) your heart desires. The silky, pristinely fresh tuna poke with avocado and soy vinaigrette is a fabulous starter, while the Crab and Shrimp Martini with kimchi is richer and creamier. A mountainous iceberg wedge flaunting chunks of Roquefort brought coolness and crunch to our hot-off-the-grill, fork-tender filet mignon. And the pear and blue cheese salad with candied pecans complemented buttery Gulf snapper bejeweled with crab and lobster sauce. Sides are hedonistic: think duck fat potatoes, roasted maple bacon, and giant wine-and-butter-doused wild mushrooms. Pro tip: For a more casual experience and a fun show, sit at the chef’s counter.