Few restaurants have an approach as impressive as the walk through the hotel's grand lobby to the doors of Prime 108. But while the dining room still lacks warmth, the richness of the lobby pours into the adjacent cozy lounge, which is at once contemporary and congruous with its historic home. Depending on the size of your party, dinner at the bar is the best way to enjoy Prime 108. The menu lists eight a la carte items -- including risotto du jour, asparagus with prosciutto and spinach souffle -- but entrees come with enough accompanying fruits, vegetables and starch to keep them interesting and filling without additional sides. Breakfast of oatmeal souffle and other delicacies in the august dining room is an affordable luxury.
Constructed on the former site of the flagship Houston's restaurant, Bricktop's fills the popular West End location with loaded kosher hotdogs, crab cakes, grilled artichokes, deviled eggs and banana splits. Houston's founder, co-owner and homeboy Joe Ledbetter mans the door of this clubby, leather-lined eatery.
Breakfast 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. daily
Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. daily
Dinner 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.
Bar 10:30 a.m.-midnight Sun.-Thurs.; 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri. & Sat.