Alison Cooks Top 100 of 2015 - Brennan's #81
What to order: Texas wild shrimp remoulade; Jimmy's Oyster Roast; oxtails and collard custard; Covey Rise heirloom tomato salad (in season); Cooper Farm peach salad with blue cheese; Louisiana crawfish étouffée; Bourbon-glazed Hill Country quail; Veronica's lemon meringue pie.
Inside track: Do what you can to be seated in the main dining room, where the service from veteran waiters outstrips the relative newbies working the perimeter rooms.
Entree price: $$$-$$$$
Where: 3300 Smith