Mockingbird Bistro is a posh yet relaxed scene where the chic meet. The River Oaks set comes here to dine on chef John Sheely's sublime elevated comfort food under the ornate chandeliers and off of tables dressed with crisp white linens. It’s almost a ritual to start with the crispy fried calamari with remoulade and spicy glaze dipping sauces and follow with the ahi tuna or perhaps the Colorado lamb rack. Mockingbird Bistro is a place to linger and luxuriate, so plan accordingly.
Up for mixing highbrow with lowbrow? Mockingbird's American Kobe beef burger, grilled with seared foie gras and truffle pomme frites, was called out by Texas Monthly as one of the top 10 burgers in the state.