Join us on our second episode at Cat City Grill! www.CatCityGrill.com
It’s “biz-lunch” central by day and hot spot for the “happy-hour crowd” come nightfall at this stylish Hospital District bistro and spin-off of neighboring Lili’s Bistro; a “good variety” of “delicious” New American dishes, “friendly” service and “moderate” pricing make it “an easy place to come back to” anytime;
P.S. a full brunch and a kids’ menu are added perks.
-----------------------------------August 25 2010 | by Rick Press and Heather Svokos Read article The 10 unavoidably hot restaurants of the moment Hungry? Find out which 10 restaurants made our foodie Hot List. 7. Cat City Grill: Ellerbe isn't the only hot spot along Magnolia (Nonna Tata, Yucatan Taco Stand, Lili's, to name just a few). Cat City Grill is drawing just as many heavy-hitters. We recently spotted Van Cliburn having dinner there with Sid and Ramona Bass. Can't get more Fort Worth elite than that! Vance Martin, who also owns nearby Lili's Bistro, opened this cozy spot along with partner Martin Thompson around Valentine's Day. And Fort Worth has had a love affair with it since, gobbling up inventive, down-home dishes like chicken-fried rack of lamb ($25) and gorgonzola waffle fries ($9).
Not your grandmas CFS, that’s for sure. At Cat City Grill, expect to be blessed with an honest-to-goodness piece of peppery, melt-in-your-mouth steak (not that pounded-flat stuff), caked in a light batter and accompanied by cream gravy that you can actually taste.
TEXAS MONTHLY June 2010 | by PATRICIA SHARPE New & Noteworthy - Fort Worth Ah, Magnolia Avenue. Who would have dreamed five years ago that today it would be Fort Worths new restaurant row? The latest addition is Cat City, in a beautifully redone historic building, where stark black accents make a stylish backdrop for chefs Vance Martin and Martin Thompson's crowd-pleasing menu. Asparagus tempura with wasabi sauce was a real treat, while a layered spinach salad was a festival all by itself, with mandarin orange, dried cherries, pine nuts, bacon, Gorgonzola, and wontons. Either the meat loaf with wild mushroom ragù or the Texas Steak (read: chicken-fried) with cream gravy should satisfy any carnivore. The flourless chocolate torte with praline topping is not to be believed.