The Food. The food is not super fancy, but the menu is extensive. Appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, pepper crusted filet, pan seared ahi, you get the idea. And, the food is all sensibly good. Comforting food.
We started with the Chicken Nachos ($10.85). The chips were fairly thin and crispy and held up the heap of toppings above quite well. Those toppings included beans, cheeses, red and green tomatillo sauces, guacamole, sour cream, and the chunks of chicken. The larger pieces of chicken were a little over cooked and dry, but over all the nachos were satisfying, large, and made us smile. And, at happy hour prices, we got them half price! Cha Ching!
We also tried the Chopped Salad ($8.45). This was only an appetizer salad (versus an Entree Salad), and the portion was still substantial. The fresh, cold, crispy salad included tomatoes, bacon, corn, cilantro, cucumbers, celery, and onions, with sliced avocado on top and served with a bloody mary vinaigrette. The salad was delicious, refreshing, and hearty.
Our evening at Yard House was all about casual and comfort. So, on that note, let me note the very delicious french fries. Thin. Crispy. Seasoned. Well worth an order.
Secondly, let me point out the Fresh Baked Brownie, topped with a scoop of your choice of mint chocolate chip, caramel, or vanilla ice cream. Now, when I say fresh baked, it literally is. The brownie comes to your table in the metal pan in which it was just baked -- piping hot. Perfectly delicious. Soft. Fresh. Truly, nothing fancy, but, comfort dessert in its perfect essence.
Fresh Baked Brownie
(at City Centre)
800 W. Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, Texas 77024