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Old 01-11-2013, 08:50 AM
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What are the prices like?
The menu on their web site has no prices, which makes me wonder if I should even go...
We just visited the one in Addison (Dallas area) and it was roughly $47 a person plus drinks. The meats were oustanding (much better to me than Chama Gaucho (Gaucha?) in Stone Oak) and the salad bar was divine. It's not somewhere we would go often but for anniversaries or special out of town guests, yes. The lobster bisque was out of this world and the salad bar is simply amazing. Very nice, upscale environment, yet people were there in jeans. The service was not as spot-on as CG....we seemed to wait quite a bit after turning our cards over to green, whereas at CG the SECOND we flipped, they were right there ready to carve something for us. I still rate Texas de Brazil higher.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Thai Dee at Blanco Rd.

It was great! Server was friendly
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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What are the prices like?
The menu on their web site has no prices, which makes me wonder if I should even go...
It's a set price for the meal. Soft drinks included. Alcohol and desert are a la carte.

Roughly $45 for dinner. Half of that for lunch. If you want to save a buck, go for lunch, as it's the exact same experience as dinner (same meats, same things on salad bar).



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Old 01-11-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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Sushishima on 1604 and Blanco. Started by folks from Sushihana. Very good. Nice setup and very pleasant and attentive staff. Had the Tonkatsu lunch. Good miso soup. I liked it a lot.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Boerne, Texas
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Went to The Boiler House earlier this week for drinks and appetizers - jury is still out on this place for me. It needs some work. After hours stopped by the Blue Box for my third or fourth visit there. Had a great time with friends and Olaf mixing drinks upstairs. Awesome experience and now my favorite bar in town.

Rudy's today for lunch - sat outside and enjoyed some very nice moist brisket and sausage. Still one of my favorite BBQ spots.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It's a set price for the meal. Soft drinks included. Alcohol and desert are a la carte.

Roughly $45 for dinner. Half of that for lunch. If you want to save a buck, go for lunch, as it's the exact same experience as dinner (same meats, same things on salad bar).



BN
I went to Texas de Brazil last night, and I loved it! Well worth the money, great food!
Btw, another option is you can get the "Light Dinner" which is basically just the salad bar, but it has way more than just salad on it: salmon, shrimp, asparagus, green beans, salad, big pieces of bacon (not fake bacon bits), etc. The salad bar alone is awesome, but add the meat after that and wow, what a meal.
My favorite meats were the flank steak, and the beef rib (melt in your mouth), but my friend liked the sausages a lot, and the various pork items were pretty good (but a little on the dry side). We didn't try the chicken, but had most everything else I think.
I will be going back!
Great atmosphere too, this has gotta be the trendiest place downtown. I loved it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Went to The Boiler House earlier this week for drinks and appetizers - jury is still out on this place for me. It needs some work. After hours stopped by the Blue Box for my third or fourth visit there. Had a great time with friends and Olaf mixing drinks upstairs. Awesome experience and now my favorite bar in town.

Rudy's today for lunch - sat outside and enjoyed some very nice moist brisket and sausage. Still one of my favorite BBQ spots.
how much was the boiler house?
who is Olaf?
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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who is Olaf?
Olaf is a bartender. He used to make cocktails are Mon Ami, and now makes cocktails at Blue Box. He can make some outstanding cocktails if you have the pleasure of sitting at the upstairs bar when it is slow there. I am a fan of Olaf, but not a fan of Blue Box.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Dough.

No need to write a review because as always it was fantastic! (Once again minus our waiter)
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Boerne, Texas
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Boiler House appetizers we had were small portions and were $14 to $19 each. Main courses are near $30 to $50. Beer and wine only best I could tell downstairs at the bar. Shiner Bock was poured from a can (this is Texas, isn't it??). Love the building and interior, but I think the concept needs a little work. It's owned by the same group that owns Max's Wine Dive, so I'm hopeful they will work out the rough edges.

As was already mentioned, Olaf is an outstanding bartender/mixologist at the upstairs bar of the Blue Box. He doesn't work from drink recipes - just give him a general idea of what you like and he can create a custom cocktail based on your tastes.
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