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TOP 100 RESTAURANTS #41: Fielding's Wood Grill

Combine the hands-on management style of idea man Cary Attar with the cooking chops of chef Edel Gonçalves — a Frenchman of Portuguese descent who's turned verifiably Texan — and you get far more than just another upscale burger grill. Sure, the Angus burgers from Texas' own 44 Farms are fabulous and amusingly conceived. Everything, from fries to auxiliary sauces to lavish milkshakes, is well-executed with premium ingredients. Read the full review.

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Houstonia | 38 New Best Restaurants

The newest offering from Hubbel & Hudson Founder Cary Attar, this fast favorite expands on Attar's devotion to fresh, local food by making absolutely everything in-house - yes, event he buns (and yes, even the gluten free buns). Even the most basic burger at Fielding's sports house-made pickles, but we prefer to splurge for the Texas Blues with house-cured bacon, blue cheese, pickled red onions, and fig jam.

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Fielding's dishes kissed by wood and smoke | Alison Cook

The best advertisement for Fielding's Wood Grill is not the classical entablature that rises over its fieldstone facade, nor is it the floodlights that bathe this momentous topknot in a dramatic glow, one moment cobalt blue, the next fiery red. No, it's the sharp aroma of wood smoke, pecan mixed with oak, that curls into the parking lot and turns the average Texan into Pavlovian jelly. I'm helpless in the face of that smell, the more so because I know that it promises some of the best burgers in the Greater Metropolitan Statistical Area. In a town where burgers inspire fierce passions, Fielding's matters. Read the full review here

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Katharine Shilcutt | Houstonia Gastronaut

The simple Texas Blues burger I enjoyed last week (in cross-section above) was one of the best burgers I've had in a very long time, the patty cooked to a requested medium-rare and oozing juices into the fresh, sweet bun. The sweetness of the bun and the buttery meat was enhanced with a spread of sugary fig jam, then balanced right back out with some tangy Point Reyes blue cheese, tart pickled red onions, and spicy jalapeño pepper slices. Read the full review here.

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Alison Cook | Houston Chronicle

Fielding's Wood Grill is one of the new breed of fancy burger emporia that in no way can be classified as a joint. It's a restaurant, or perhaps more to the point in modern parlance, a "concept." Wood-grilled burgers are the backbone of the menu, but there are steaks and fish, salads and all manner of dishes for nonburger-eaters as well. The ingredients are pointedly prime, a legacy of owner Cary Attar's and chef Edelberto Goncalves' time at Hubbell & Hudson grocery and bistro - which Attar founded - just a few miles away in The Woodlands.

Lots of items are made or processed in-house. And the non-jointy burger prices climb into the double digits. Are the burgers worth the tariff? Come along and see.

Price: $11.95 for the Texas Blues Burger with Point Reyes blue cheese, house-cured bacon, pickled red onions, fig jam and fresh jalapeños; $2.50 for french fries; 50 cents each for habanero ketchup and garlic remoulade sauces; $5 for a caramel shake with roasted peanuts and gray sea salt - for a total of $20.45.

Ordering: Table service only. Take a seat at the...

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Great Day Houston

Did you catch Chef Edel making our Texas Blues Burger on Great Day Houston? With house grilled bacon, Point Reyes blue cheese, pickled red onions, fig jam, and jalapeños. Deborah seemed to really love Chef Edel's accent and of course the burger! See the video here

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Dee K. | Yelp

A gem in the woodlands- finally not a chain restaurant, unique and quirky culinary combos like evoo/sea salt milkshakes, delish brunch, creative cocktails, bison burgers, baked kale and gruyere... I found heaven in the woodlands. The atmosphere and price is fantastic along with the food. A great value for a restaurant that measures up to my hometown fort lauderdale's food scene. I'll be going back for dinner, lunch, cocktails, Nutella pastries, creme brûlée french toast, peanut butter/caramel/sea salt milkshake. Read the full review here.

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Jean | UrbanSpoon

This place is AWESOME!!!! Fresh is the name of this game. Love the concept. Freshness is displayed like a meat market and the chef cooks to perfection every time. If you have not tried this restaurant, you are missing out!

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Mandy D. | Yelp

Oh, lord, The Woodlands needs a place like this. It's not a franchise and they have a clear vision for their business: Good food with locally-sourced ingredients...or if not locally-sourced, they at least know which farm in which town in Georgia. Awesome! We've just moved to The Woodlands. As a hard-working, professional couple with no kids in the mix (okay, fine, we're DINKs - a species rarely seen in The Woodlands), we eat out often, we like good food, and we don't mind paying for good food. Fielding's was such an exciting find! The owner greeted us at the door - he genuinely seemed pleased to greet each person that walked in and took a couple of moments to brag about his business in a way that was exciting rather than annoying. Great sense of humor. Read the full review here

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Marc Payton

Cary, You have hit a home run with Fielding's. Darla and I really loved our lunch today. You have done a great job with a great concept. We will see you next Sunday night. Well done!

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Clayton B. | Yelp

"This fun and casual atmosphere with delivers sensible pricing to the pocket and gastropub sophistication to the palette. Fielding's is health-valued fine dining for the whole family. I love that the ingredients are sourced with intention from local providers and that, as much as possible, the components to each carefully crafted meal are made "from scratch". This gives Fielding's Wood Grill a distinct advantage in a metropolitan area filled with me-too restaurants serving bland dishes done over a thousand times." 9/25/13

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J. F. | Yelp

Love the vegetarian burger. It is my all-time favorite. I had my third veggie burger there today at lunch. This time I added a side of spinach (which could not have been improved upon). My son's milkshake was delicious as well. The gluten free bun was the best I have had. What a wonderful addition to The Woodlands!

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Tiffany S. | Yelp

"Had a chance to try out this new hot spot and was so excited that it exceed our expectations! It is by no means just a burger place, and thank goodness as there are a dozen of those! Everything is fresh, local, organic when possible. The burgers are creative and delicious. The Texas Blue was amazing with blue cheese, fig jam and candied jalapenos which I was so excited to find out they would be selling the jalapenos by the jars! It was a nice sweet heat combo. My husband had the Kimchi Burger which had Asian flavors and short ribs that were to die for!" 9/19/13

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HTownChowDown.com

"Fielding's sources 44 Farms natural Texas black angus, and grinds it in-house. It's topped with house-smoked, wood-grilled bacon, aged Italian provolone, oven-dried tomatoes, grilled onions, shredded iceberg lettuce, and a house made truffle bacon mustard, all constructed atop a freshly baked milk bun. The result was delicious. The high-quality 44 Farms angus was soft and lush, with a smooth, almost creamy beefy swagger, oozing with juices. The mild provolone didn't outshine the beef, and the excellent house made bacon added its smoky counterpoint. The largeish grilled onions added a hint of acidity, and the rich tomato flavor layered upon that. The mustard wasn't overpowering at all, and used its tanginess to tie all of the different tastes together. The smallish milk bun was a good choice; the meat-to-bread ratio was spot on." 09/26/13

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Joseph P. | Yelp

"I would say that this newest store by Cary Attar is phenomenal! Service is terrific, the atmosphere casual and comfortable, and the staff accommodating. My wife and I had burgers on Thursday last with fries, and today we came back for more! The Texas Blues was phenomenal, and the fries are unique in that they serve in a small skillet in more of a homefry fashion. I have the Parmesan truffle fries, which were good without any sauce. They're well-seasoned, not too heavy, and can come with variety of really delicious sauces." 9/23/13

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Gazzer | UrbanSpoon

"At first, the menu at this Hubble & Hudson spin off looks limited; salads and burgers. Then you notice that apart from the regular suspects of beef burgers, there is a whole 'alternative' section of very creative sandwiches; tuna, chorizo, chicken, veggie, goat. Goat? Everything's à la carte, so we tried the regular fries and their touted baked and fried potatoes, adding an excellent grapefruit-laden kale salad for greens. Fries were good, but the roast, smashed and fried spuds were studded with salt and delicious! The Vietnamese-style chicken Bun Mi had loads of flavor, but if you can smell the fish sauce, then there is too much of it. Chorizo burger with olives, Marcona almonds and an egg was delicious except the yolk was broken already. The fried smashed baked potato pieces were crispy and salty, and the house-cut fries were OK. They make everything including the bacon themselves, even baking their own regular and Gluten-free bun, some of the best Gluten-free bread we have tried. Servers were new, friendly and enthusiastic. i.e. too chatty! But I forgive their enthusiasm....

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Bobby | UrbanSpoon

Loved everything! The service was friendly and impeccable! The deco amazing with all the rich history. Concept the best! They make everything there! The food is fantastic not your average gill a cut above!!! Had the Smoke Burger. Try it. I'm going back and bringing family and friends!

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Brad Meyer | YourConroeNews.com

"If you're a food aficionado who's looking for something new and interesting to satisfy your taste buds, The Woodlands has a unique eatery that serves up some decidedly different fare in an upscale, bistro atmosphere. Fielding's Wood Grill is a casual dining restaurant serving lunch and dinner plus weekend breakfast service. The restaurant touts the freshness of its ingredients, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and an in-house bakery. You'll also find a full, well-stocked bar with an impressive selection of craft beers and pretty good variety of wines to pair with any meal.

The atmosphere is sleek and modern, with plenty of glass, wood, metal and brick surfaces; elevated stools with metal stools and traditional booths with comfortable banquette seating. During the day, patrons peruse the menu at their table, then proceed to the counter to order and pay and the meal is delivered to the table. At night, Fielding's reverts to a full service restaurant with the wait doing the running.

First time visitors to Fielding's may be a bit intimidated by the menu which is...

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Lara L. | Yelp

"The only negative thing about this place I can say is the location. I live in Houston and its in the Woodlands .. Listen up Cary Attar .. open one in HOUSTON!!! Best burgers .. shakes, and fabulous surroundings! We loved it all. Blue cheese on the burger was absolutely fabulous .. truffle fries were out of this world!! Oddly enough, one of my favorite things was the shoe opener on the bathroom door .. love the little things!!! You will be a success here .. and then open your next in Houston!!" Read the full review on Yelp

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Jon J. | Yelp

"Seriously, Go... Best two word review I have ever written. After hearing of Cary Attar and Edel Goncalves newest restaurant in the Woodlands by no less than 10 people, we had the opportunity to check in on them tonight.Mark my words, it's the first time in my culinary history we are going back tomorrow morning. Let me say that again. Our experience tonight was so unique, so incredible, we are making plans to go back in the morning. As a guy who eats in restaurants a LOT, I have to say that I have seen it all. I have always had the utmost respect for the bloodline that created Fielding's Wood Grill, and many of the fantastic aspects that make Dean & Deluca, Hubble, and Bistro, all are present here. Read the full review on Yelp

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Sue B. | Yelp

"Great hamburgers and a welcoming staff! Great decor, fantastic original artwork, love this place. I have had many great meals there, including breakfast!"

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10 cool, must-try restaurants for November | CultureMap.com

The one-two punch of gourmet burgers and craft beer makes its way to The Woodlands with this new establishment from two of the original partners in gourmet grocery store/restaurant Hubbell & Hudson. Fielding's sets itself apart by making everything in house: Peeling potatoes, baking buns, curing bacon, spinning ice cream, etc.

In addition to traditional beef burgers that comes with a variety of creative toppings, the restaurant serves less-traditional fare including bison, ahi tuna and vegetarian patties. Round out the experience with a boozy milkshake. Breakfast is available on the weekends.

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