Reviewing Benjy’s in the Heights in Houston, Texas

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The Heights in Houston is the place to be and to be seen as of 2008, and in fact there are a lot of pubs, clubs and restaurant opening up attracting a diverse crowd from all over town. Benjy’s is one of them. They are located at the west end of the neighborhood at 5922 Washington Avenue, and here you can either stay for dinner or lunch or go upstairs to the lounge  which also has a nice roof patio, and have a drink before heading out dancing in one of the clubs nearby.

Their hours of operations are Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

You cannot miss their happy hour specials like the most popular blood orange margarita which has tequila, blood oranges and sweet and sour or the platinum mojito with lime and mint or enjoy wine at $5.00 per glass. While for the foods you can order the warm crusted goat cheese cakes, or the butternut squash crepes which come with maple hazelnut and manchego cheese or even the delicious salmon sashimi which has avocado, grape fruit and a yuzu vinaigrette sauce on top. Keep in mind that the portions of the appetizers and happy hour menu are really small so if you are hungry go with a main dish.

For their dinner menu for their appetizers you can go with the spicy tuna tartar which comes with an avocado puree and vegetable tempura for $11.95, or the spinach “nudies” which comes with honey and lump crab for $13.95 or even the Kobe meatballs which come with a Shiner Bock fondue and flat bread for $9.95.

For their main entrées you can order the seared scallops which come with black rice and roasted cauliflower for $24.95, or the pork osso buco with green vegetables and bacon for $24.95, or the spicy beef udon which comes with a barbecued rib eye, fried egg and bok choy for $ 15.95 or even the crispy tofu steak with a Japanese curry for $14.50.

And to finish your meal do not forget dessert and dig in either the tres leches for $8.25, the old fashioned chocolate cake with a chocolate pecan icing for $8.50 or even the panna cotta with Prosecco sorbet for $8.50.

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