"Imagine how many proposals are going to happen here," a friend said to me as we surveyed the crowd filling the freshly painted and carpeted dining room at Vallone's. "And how many anniversaries and promotion celebrations and birthday parties and first dates. That's what's so exciting about a new restaurant -- imagining all of the life that's going to happen here."
Photos by Kaitlin Steinberg The downstairs dining room at Vallone's is warm and festive, with candles and bulbs illuminating the space.
It's certainly not difficult to picture momentous events taking place at Tony Vallone's newest restaurant. It's a lovely space with a mix of traditional and modern aesthetics, and, based on reaction of the crowd that showed up for last night's preview party and fundraiser for Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, people are fond of the low lighting, comfy leather booths and large fireplaces that anchor the space.