paleo lemon cheesecake

Houston Restaurants: Corner Table

Despite the prevalence of steakhouses, barbecue joints and Tex-Mex restaurants, I've been pleased to discover that Houston has its share of healthy, organic restaurants. Corner Table (2736 Virginia St, cornertablehouston.com) features a hearty paleo menu among other delicious offerings. Eating paleo means that you eat food that is inspired by the way our ancestors used to eat, choosing foods that are available only by hunting and gathering. The philosophy is that humans were intended to eat only food that could be hunted and gathered, not the processed garbage that dominates our Western diets. I was eager to check out this restaurant and try chef Bruce Molzan's exciting cuisine.

corner table paleo menu

We began with two appetizers, Squash Blossoms and Pork and Duck Confit Spring Rolls off the regular menu. Both were served with delicious sauces and the blossoms were particularly tasty.

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While I don't eat strictly paleo, I do try to eat gluten free as much as possible, so I was really excited about the paleo menu. I wasn't disappointed by the paleo Fried Chicken, dusted with almond flour and served with fresh vegetables and cauliflower mashed potatoes.

paleo fried chicken

John tucked into the Corner Table Burger, which included crispy shallots, cheddar cheese, lettuce, pickles and the chef's special sauce.

corner table burger

In between courses we relaxed and took in the fun atmosphere. It was actually Halloween the night we dined here and the staff were wearing elaborate face paint. We could hear preparations being made for the party that would start later on that evening. Corner Table is actually located within the Corner Entertainment complex which is also home to a couple of bars and other venues.

corner table houston

We were so surprised when the dessert tray came around, piled with cakes and sweet treats. All of them were paleo! We chose the Chocolate Cheesecake, which arrived with pretty sauces and coconut milk ice cream. It was delicious! If you eat paleo or are just looking for a healthy restaurant in the Upper Kirby/River Oaks area, definitely check this place out for lunch or dinner.

paleo lemon cheesecake

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7 years ago

We can hardly find restaurants that are both healthy and delicious. And really attractive.

That burger looks delish!

7 years ago

I know – I had one bite and remember it being yummy!

7 years ago

I haven’t heard of this food trend, but it sounds really interesting! I love that the chef was able to make such beautifully refined dishes with all natural ingredients.

7 years ago
Reply to  Heather

Paleo is huge with the functional medicine set – but I’m in that world so that’s probably why I’d heard of it. I’m just happy to find a gluten and dairy-free restaurant!

Sam
7 years ago

That’s really interesting. I don’t know much about paleo eating; does it mean there’s no dairy involved? I see it doesn’t mean vegetarian, obviously, as you can hunt animals for their meat. Anyway, looks delicious!

7 years ago
Reply to  Sam

Hi Sam – thanks for your comment. Paleo doesn’t always equal no dairy…usually it’s no grains, no sugar, no processed food

I think this is a great introduction: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/10/04/the-beginners-guide-to-the-paleo-diet/

Sam
7 years ago

That’s really interesting. Thanks for the link!

7 years ago

How wonderful to find a restaurant that is healthy AND delicious. 🙂 Everything you ate looks really good. 🙂

7 years ago
Reply to  Krista

It was, Krista – we need to go back there again soon!

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