3701 Travis St.,
Houston ,
United States,

A farm-to-table restaurant in every sense of the phrase, chef Monica Pope's t'afia offers a refreshingly approachable take on New American cuisine. Inside her smart Midtown dining room, exposed ductwork, and brick walls are offset by contemporary artwork, brightly colored furniture, and light wood accents. Fresh local ingredients find their way into seasonal dishes like chickpea french fries, South Texas antelope loin, and candy-striped beet and rhubarb salad. Even the cocktails are expertly crafted, with specialties like the Blo-Jito made with charbay blood orange vodka, mint and organic powdered sugar.