If you are looking for a great restaurant in Houston for that special occasion, you should try Mark's American Cuisine. It has been around a while now. I ate there years ago but didn't remember much about the food. Last Friday our friend proposed to his girlfriend there and had a small dinner party. The food was excellent and the staff was very courteous. They have private rooms for different sized functions. We were seated on the loft, which was a separate area upstairs that overlooked the restaurant. It sat about 25 people. They had a special menu for us where we could choose between two items for each course. The crab cake was wonderful as was the corn chowder, salad, shrimp and dessert, of course, which was warm chocolate cake and creme brulee. If you haven't been to Mark's, it really is a great restaurant, especially for that important date or party.