TRIS was ranked number 10 in Houston Chronicle’s 2022 list of Houston’s Top 100 Restaurants.
The list is normally established by Houston Chronicle’s restaurant critic, Alison Cook, but this year’s Top 100 was put together by her and five other food team members: food editor Greg Morago, restaurant columnist Bao Ong, barbecue columnist J.C. Reid, contributor Mai Pham and food and travel content editor Jody Schmal.
The food team highlighted cocktails and dishes from our menu including our Brown Butter Old Fashioned, Korean Butter Poached Crab, Ora King Salmon, Lobster Toast, Wagyu Tostada, Gulf Red Snapper & Jumbo Lump Crab and Crab & Truffle Ravioli.
Finding world-class cuisine in Houston’s outer suburbs has always been elusive. But you’ll find it at chef Austin Simmons’ paean to contemporary French, American and Asian cuisines, where the menu offers kaleidoscopic flavors and textures combined with one of the area’s best wine lists and craft cocktail menus.
Start with the brown butter Old Fashioned, adding a nutty component to the traditionally sweet and bitter bar favorite. Brown butter also appears in the signature starter of Korean butter-poached crab with a slightly sour kimchi sauce, all piled on a crispy kimchi pancake. Salmon is often an afterthought on restaurant menus, but not here: a not-too-sweet tom kha gai coconut sauce sets off the marbled slab of fish.
What to order: Lobster toast with yuzu aioli and smoked trout roe; Wagyu tostada with fermented cabbage; Korean butter-poached crab on kimchi pancake; salmon with Thai sauce; Gulf red snapper with lump crab; crab and truffle ravioli.
Tip: Take advantage of the attached parking garage (entrance behind the building on Fountains Plaza) which offers validated parking and an elevator that drops you right in front of the Tris entrance.
While only the Top 25 out of 100 restaurants are ranked, TRIS is the only restaurant from The Woodlands to be featured within the entire list. We were also the only restaurant from The Woodlands to be ranked when we came in at no. 17 in 2019.
It’s such an honor to be on this list and a true testament to the hard work and dedication Executive Chef Austin Simmons, Executive Sous Chef Courtney LaCarter and the rest of our team put into their craft.
Photo credit: Annie Mulligan/Houston Chronicle