I had asked for a few ideas last week and indeed, did end up at Ruggle's with my friend. I'm glad to say of the three restaurants she mentioned, Ruggle's just had to be the top one. The food was sooooo good.
I had lamb chops served with cauliflower, butternut squash, snap beans, scalloped potatoes, grilled carrots and a smalled boiled potatoe. I'm not a big fan of vegetables but this place definitely does them right and serves an overabundance of them. My sister had a ribeye with habanero sauce, mashed potatoes, spinach and fried plantains. My sister NEVER eats veggies but she ate all of her spinach. My friend had the New York strip and I can't remember the vegetables that came with her meal. We were all too stuffed for dessert but I did have cappucino. It was served with a homemade cookie that tasted like a lemon sugar cookie. Perfect cappucino to help digest my meal. We were definitely pleased.
Other meals, the rehearsal dinner I went to was at Black Walnut Cafe in The Woodlands. It was served buffet style for 75 people and things went well. There were two salads (ceasar and a house salad served with a vinaigrette). Three entrees: penne pasta with chicken, bowtie pasta with shrimp and beef medallions with gravy. For dessert, scrumptious individual cheesecakes. One had an oreo cookie crust and was dusted with oreo crumbs (could have eaten the whole platter) and the other had chocolate syrup on top.
The wedding reception had tons of good food. Historically, I've found wedding food not too great so not sure if the fact my nephew, the groom, is a chef at Massa's made a difference in the quality of the food. It was at the Waterway Marriott.