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Restaurants in Houston

The Houston restaurants scene may surprise you. Yes, there are barbeque and Tex-Mex options, as well as Cajun ones (the city is less than 300 miles from Louisiana), but also a number of excellent Vietnamese options given the city's large immigrant population, and representatives of just about any other global cuisine you might want.
If you haven't heard, Texas is known for its barbeque. Among the restaurants in Houston that stand out for getting it exactly right is Goode Company Texas Bar-B-Q. There are now seven Goode Company locations in Houston, but the one on Kirby Drive is the original, having opened in 1977. Head to this barn/warehouse filled with Texas memorabilia to savor the mesquite flavors of the meats and the signature jalapeño cheese bread.
There is big money in this town, and a number of restaurants in Houston cater to expensive tastes. De Marco would make most lists of the best restaurants in Houston, definitely any list of the best Italian restaurants. Located in an unassuming house in the Montrose neighborhood, the kitchen gives roasted Texas quail and Colorado lamb chops the Italian treatment, which satisfies their loyal guests.

  • 17

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Though located some 40 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, by 1920 Houston was a booming port, known as the city where 17 railroads meet the sea—... More
  • Amazón Grill, Kirby

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The more casual sibling of Churrascos, which has locations in Westchase and River Oaks, Amazón Grill still brings the flavorful, creative Latin cui... More
  • Amazón Grill, Westchase

    This venue is now closed. More
  • Américas

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Américas at The Woodlands

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Moody lighting, sleek surfaces, and intimate dining areas characterize Américas, chef Michael Cordua's Latin fusion restaurant and bar, one of seve... More
  • Arcodoro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Said to be one of the only authentic Sardinian restaurants in the country, Houston’s Arcodoro seeks to transport diners to this beautiful island of... More
  • Artista

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Ideal for pre-show dining, Artista offers contemporary American cuisine inside the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The high-ceilinged dining ... More
  • Arturo's Uptown Italiano

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    With its mix of gold-colored and limestone walls, cherry wood floors and soft lighting, Arturo's dining room transports you to Tuscany. At this cla... More
  • Au Petit Paris

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This little bit of Paris, charmingly set in an unassuming brick house at the edge of the Museum District, is the labor of love of two young Frenchm... More
  • Backstreet Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Inside a charming '30s-era house in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood is the Backstreet Café. The intimate dining room spans two floors, but the real... More
  • Bank

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This venue has closed. More
  • Barbecue Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Eating at the old-style family diner in Houston feels like an Edward Hopper dream with a Deep South spirit on the side. The same soulful bunch of l... More
  • Beaver’s

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Once a neighborhood icehouse, the renovated building on the corner of Sawyer and Decatur Streets now houses Beaver’s restaurant and bar. Inside, th... More
  • Benjy's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in Houston’s Rice Village, Benjy’s offers modern American dining experience. Inside the dining room, exposed light bulbs dangle from the hi... More
  • Bistro Moderne

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This venue has closed. More

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