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6029 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7705729.737045 -95.489610
Neighborhoods: Westside, Woodlake/ Briar Meadow
After reading all of these rave reviews, we decied to try it while we were in town It was okay - just okay. For the flavor, I thought it was over priced. I don't mind paying $$$ for a great meal, but not an okay one.
The shrimp was large, but the breading was dough-y on the inside. We had to scrape it off. I was hoping to find that elusive sweet flavor some larger shrimo offers, but no.
The cole slaw had an unusual flavor. Two of us would not eat it, but I thought it was okay. There's that word again - 'okay'.
The rolls were just plain old white bread - boring. Same with the house salad. The atmosphere? Unremarkable.
I think if you've grown up with this restaurant, there might be an emotional appeal and you would have a different opinion. We just wanted some great seafood!
On our next trip, we'll look for a restaurant that is better than 'okay'.
Great Lunch for not Much! – I had a fantastic lunch at Christie's yesterday and had to write about it...especially since I'm going back again today!
I really didn't know what I was craving for lunch, but I knew Christie's menu would have something great. I ordered the Blackened Salmon Greek Salad...YUM!! It hit the spot without breaking the bank...just $13.00. The service was fast and friendly, and I didn't feel rushed to eat and run.
I also love the fact that it's family owned and operated. Makes me feel good about spending my money where it's appreciated!
Satisfied my Fish Hunger! – We thoroughly enjoyed our recent venture to Christies after doing some Christmas shopping at the Galleria. I had the old fashioned seafood sampler, while my fiancee had the chargrilled fish fillet with baked potato.
The house salads were wonderful; without a doubt, Christies makes thier own blue cheese dressing. Yum, is all I can say! We also tried the oysters rockefeller, along with the oysters with cheese, crabmeat and wine sauce. The latter were absolutely wonderful. The oysters rockefeller need a little more of a spicy kick; adding a tad of Cholula, chopped onion and cream cheese would make them five star quality. I truly appreciated thier homemade remoulade and fried shrimp batter; both were delicious. We had a great waiter who was very knowledeable and attentive. My fiancee also loved thier homemade dinner rolls, which were hot and fresh out of the oven.
With a little updating to thier dininr room decor, a tad more kick to thier oysters rockefeller, and more specifics on which type of fish comes with each meal, Christies would get a five star review from me. But nevertheless, they earn a solid four stars! We loved the food. :) (PS: Maybe add a skylight to the ceiling to get some more natural light in the dining room.)
The worst restaurants I've been to!! – Just left from having dinner there and will NEVER go back. Was expecting a great dinig experiance and left very disappointed. Where do I begin? The atmosphere was a big zero. The place was dark and old. I felt like I was in a retirement home cafeteria. I wanted to order a bottle of wine but the neither the waitress nor bar staff was familiar with any selections. They brought a tasting of the most bitter wine I have ever had and the the waitress said she would be back with something else and never returned. The dinner salad were okay but the italian dressing was completely watered down. The steak was very fatty and the lobster was tuff and overcooked. I can't say anything positive. I could have gone across the street to the Palm and had an excellent meal for my money. Don't bother with this one.
Nice place – We went here the other night and started with drinks which came out promptly and were good at a reasonable price ($5.75). We ordered the oysters rockefeller for appetizer and they were some of best we've ever had. They were prepared in large shells and most had at least two oysters in each. The bacon bit on top was a bonus. For the entree I ordered the grilled fish (redfish) with vegetables and she ordered the calimari topped salad. My fish was a prepared with olive oil as it said in the menu and turned out delicious. The calimari was just right on her salad. We will definately come back. The service was excellent. There are better places for a lot more money, but if you want well prepared food and good service at reasonable prices, this is the place.
Is that all you got? – Yes, we read the reviews, thats why we went. The first clue came when we walked in Friday at lunch, only 6 people in the place. We really wanted it to be good so we just thought we beat the rush. The service was great because of the bordom. The cornbread was dry, the slaw good. I had the seafood pratter. The crab must fell off the shelf onto the plate, he was probably dizzy from starvation. The catfish couldn't feed from the bottom cause he was floating on top. The shrimp was okay and the fries were the best thing on the plate. But the service was great.
Gotta Love it – I was visiting a friend of mine in Houston, and she suggested Christie's. The server suggested the Gumbo, which so GOOOD!! And the best was their FRIED SHRIMP!! Umm, who would have ever thought fried shrimp could taste so good. I definitely wanna come back the next time I'm in town.
Baton Rouge, LA
Great seafood – Have eaten at Christies many time over the years when visiting Houston and used to eat there with my father. Food is excellent and always consistent. The fried shrimp are fabulous. Service is generally good. Now that we live in Houston we eat there regularly. Great local restaurant with good fresh food.
Not good – The atmosphere is very "old". We had the raw oysters and their temperature was suspect. My bisque had the consistancy of mashed potatoes complete with a 'skin' on top. Service was slow.
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