Good food, check. Good service, check. But what about the surroundings?
CultureMap's 2014 Tastemaker Awards step beyond basic dining criteria to recognize recently-opened Houston establishments that greet customers with outstanding interior design.
From fine steakhouses to tequila bars, Houston's newest restaurants and bars create atmospheres reflecting levels of formality or informality, upscale menu specialties or casual-style fare, overall identity and a distinctive brand.
Mr. Peeples burst on the scene as a modern, upscale steakhouse in Midtown. The three-level space includes such touches as Swarovski crystal chandeliers, bold purple walls with accents of gold and red, a two-story circular wine rack and graffiti art by Houstonian James Perez that decorates the hallways and bathrooms.