(map) Zack’s just opened in Steiner Ranch. Three guys who have a lot of restaurant, wine and beer experience, and who just happen to live in Steiner, wanted to see a casual, locally-oriented dining option there. So they did it themselves! There are pizzas, sandwiches, soups and salads, but we decided to start with this eye-opening breakfast. Above, the eggs benedict. Eggs perfectly poached on pancetta and toasted English muffins, flanked by tasty, crunchy hash browns.
The combo features your choice of bacon or sausage, with large, fluffy pancakes and eggs cooked any way you like. Another solid score. Zack’s aims to use as many fresh, local ingredients as possible.
The freestanding restaurant is larger inside than it looks, with two big, open dining rooms (with the requisite big TVs), and an open kitchen to watch the chefs work. On the tiled wall, you can see the oversized pizza oven. Zack’s plans to make fresh-baked pizzas a specialty. There’s a full bar, with plans for a happy hour with beer, wine and drink specials, plus discounts on appetizers. One of the owners specializes in wine, so there’s an extensive, but not expensive list. We’ll have to come back for more, but till then, they’re off to a good start!