CLOSED: Amazon Grill – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids

Amazon Grill
Location: 5114 Kirby Drive | Houston, Texas 77098
Age Appropriate: All ages
Price: $-$$

Hi, I’m Juliette! My husband, my 7-year-old and I love going out to eat and we are sharing our restaurant finds with you.

We went back to an old favorite this weekend: Amazon Grill. We reviewed Amazon in summer 2013 and we still feel the same about it: It is a great kid-friendly restaurant and we love their menu. You might remember our review of Americas which is part of the same family as Amazon; Amazon is much more casual but the quality of the food is as good. Their bathroom is clean and kid friendly too.

Amazon Grill Tables and Charis
The décor is very eclectic and has plenty of big tables and booths. Their patio is wonderful but it was pouring down last Sunday so we didn’t even venture outside to take a picture. You order as you come in and then you can help yourself to some banana chips or tortilla chips and dipping sauce. My son absolutely loves the banana chips dipped in a mixed of fresh herbs and olive oil.

Kids Meal at Amazon Grill
Their children menu is one of the best in Houston: for $4.95 my son had a beef quesadilla, some French fries (you could choose fruits and add a juice) and as a surprise for dessert freshly made cotton candy. You can see why we love it!

Amazon Burger from Amazon Grill
The adults are also happy at Amazon! My husband ordered the Amazon Burger. The beef is fresh and delicious and the sweet sourdough roll is a good mix with the saltiness of the burger. He really enjoyed it and the shoestring fries were delicious.

Quinoa Ceasar Salad Amazon Grill
I chose the Quinoa Caesar Salad and it was a great surprise. I enjoyed the addition of the quinoa with the crisp salad. The dressing was delicious and it had a slice of toasted bread that complimented the salad perfectly. If I chose only a salad, it is because I knew dessert was coming…

Amazon Grill Tres Leches
We love their Tres Leches cake, we have been faithful to their cake for over 7 years, even special ordering for birthday parties. It now comes in a jar and even if the picture doesn’t look great, the cake is to die for. The frosting is creamy and sweet and the cake has the best consistency of all Tres Leches cakes we have tried.

We all forgot the bad weather and with many families there, we had our own little piece of paradise at Amazon Grill! So please, join us, relax and enjoy a wonderful meal at Amazon Grill!

See you next week for another culinary adventure!

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CLOSED: Amazon Grill – BigKidSmallCity’s Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids

FajitasAddress:  5114 Kirby Dr, Houston TX 77098

Hours:
M-TH: 11am-9pm
F: 11am-10pm
Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun 11am-9pm
(they also deliver!)

Cost:  $-$$

Appropriate Age:  All Ages!

Hi I’m Juliette! My husband, my son, almost 6, and I love going out to eat and we are sharing our restaurant finds with you.

SmoresWe had family visitors last weekend so we decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants: Amazon Grill. It is owned by the Cordua family who also runs Churrascos and Americas.  Amazon is their very child friendly place!

The atmosphere is lofty, cool and relaxed. They have a patio and a kind of sunroom that can be reserved for parties. Their bathroom is spacious and has a changing table.

If you ask my son the best things about Amazon he would say the free plantain chips as appetizers and the tres leches cake. We all love tres leches and this is our favorite, I hope it will become yours too!

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CLOSED: Amazon Grill

Address: 5114 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas 77098

Cost: Reasonable

Appropriate Age: Any age

Our Review: Located on Kirby, just south of 59 and north of Bissonnet, Amazon Grill is easy to find. We’ve been driving by for years and wondering what it was all about. Last Sunday when the, “Where should we go?”, question came up, we happened to be driving by and pulled into the lot.

Amazon Grill is a Michael Cordúa restaurant and belongs to the Churrascos, Americas and Artista family. Of these award winning restaurants, Amazon Grill is the family friendly one.  Once at Amazon Grill, I confirmed the family friendly claim. Parking is easy in the big lot and ordering is done right at the counter.

The restaurant made me think of a fancy Berryhill Baja Grill. There is a self serve drink, chip and salsa station and you seat yourself. The difference is that everything, including the decor, meals and even the chips, are fancier at Amazon Grill. Meals seemed to be about $10+ across the menu but were substantial. My favorite difference was the chip station with tortilla and plantain chips.

I ordered the Skinny Fish Tacos ($10.95) with grilled fish, jalapeña tartar sauce, crunchy cabbage & pico de gallo, served with cilantro rice, black beans, maduros and vegetables escabeche. The kid plates are all $4.95 and come with french fries or fresh fruit, drink & cotton candy. Joe had the cheese pizza and Brooke had the cheeseburger.

We found a table and highchair, filled up on drinks and chips, and our food was delivered as soon as we sat down. The servings were very generous and the kids were pleased. I had 3 fish tacos and a plate full of toppings, rice and beans.

We devoured our food and ate many plates of plantain chips.  The tacos were great but the plantain chips will get me back there again.  The kids liked the huge bowl of fruit and the popcorn that came with the cheeseburger.  I did not see the cotton candy that was advertised, but since my kids had forgotten about it, I did not ask the staff.

What Cheerios?

When James had thrown a sufficient number of cheerios on the floor, I did my pick-up routine and we left happy.

The food was good and the restaurant was perfect for families – not too fancy but not too cheesy. We’re sure to go again soon. This time I’m signing up for the eclub ahead of time to be sure I get the best deals.

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