About Us

Serving the Finest Texas Hospitality since 1977

In 1977, our family opened the Taste of Texas Restaurant in Town and Country Village and welcomed our first customer in the door. In the years that followed, we survived oil booms, oil busts, moved to a new location, and have seen our Houston Astros win the World Series!

We believe the dinner table is the heart and soul of Texas, which is why we strive for excellence for each guest’s visit to the Restaurant. Nearly four decades have brought countless celebrations with your families: birthdays, graduations, engagements, anniversaries, new baby celebrations, career milestones, and retirement dinners. We are honored that you have chosen the Taste of Texas for your cherished celebrations.

We have collected a world-class Texas history museum, hosted over four hundred thousand Texas schoolchildren on Texas History Tours, and welcomed countless foreign guests who have claimed their visit here was the highlight of their trip. Our menu is translated into thirteen languages and has been circulated around the world.

Over ten thousand young people have worked at the Taste of Texas, and we consider them family. We are delighted that over forty couples have met at work here, married, and have started families of their own. We even have second generation Taste of Texas employees working with us now.

Without you, none of this would have been possible. We are always grateful to you, our precious customers.

that is why we:

  • Hand select the finest quality Certified Angus Beef® steaks and insist on the most rigorous trim and
  • aging specifications to make your steak perfect;
  • Invite you to visit our butcher shop and choose your own Certified Angus Beef® steak from our display;
  • Offer thick sliced, hickory-smoked bacon to wrap around your perfectly-trimmed center cut filet;
  • Season your steak with our signature lemon pepper seasoning or serve it sizzling in herb garlic butter or Blue cheese butter, upon your request;
  • Slowly roast our famous prime rib to bring out the rich flavors of this well-marbled cut;
  • Offer cold-water lobster tails, known for their delicate flavor and texture;
  • Use only the freshest and finest quality produce and accompaniments for our salad bar;
  • Curate an award winning wine list of over three hundred and fifty of the finest labels at a significant value to our guests with an in-house inventory of over four thousand bottles;
  • Pour fourteen choices of fine wines by the glass and offer complimentary tastings;
  • Freshly bake our delicious homemade white loaves, Asiago cheese rolls, and jalapeño cornbread throughout the day;
  • Offer homemade apple butter and cinnamon honey butter to accompany these fresh breads;
  • Meticulously prepare our famous “Snickers” pie, “Slice of Heaven,” key lime pie, Texas pecan pie, and cheesecake from scratch;
  • And, freshly brew our own signature blend coffee, and offer our famous cinnamon coffee with our compliments.

We never take your visit to our restaurant for granted. We want you to have a most memorable meal when you dine with us. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can do anything to make your experience more special.

Nina & Edd Hendee, Lisa, Chris, Hannah, Elizabeth & Maddie Blackard, Kristin, Corbin & Henry Blackford, Claudine & David Hartland, Sam Hartland & Campbell, Hudson, Reagan Hendee & Conrad Hartland

Cornerstone Scriptures

1 Peter 1:24-25

For, “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.”

Ephesians 3:20-21

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!” Amen.