Texas

Restaurants in Texas

For authentic Texas barbecue, make your way to Goode Company Texas Bar-B-Q. Locals know that this is the spot for mesquite-smoked meats. One of the best barbecue restaurants in Texas, it even offers delicious sides such as Austin baked beans and jalapeno cornbread. And save room for dessert, the Brazo’s Bottom pecan pie is a must try.

Though Tex-Mex may rule the state, Javier’s in High Park, Dallas proves that Mexican food has not been forgotten. This upscale Texas restaurant serves up everything from mole to Mayan style pork. The restaurant also boasts a lounge and cigar bar for those who enjoy a post dinner smoke. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the Tres Leches, cajeta crepes, and flan al Kahlua.

One of the most romantic restaurants in Texas is Green Pastures, a large Southern estate in the state’s capital city of Austin. Dine among the old oak trees while peacocks roam the grounds. The lavish 1888 Victorian-style home is the epitome of Southern hospitality. Diners can enjoy deliciously decadent entrees such as seared duck breast, salt and pepper poulet rouge chicken and espresso-cocoa ribeye. As for dessert, the chocolate habanero crème brūlée is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy.

The original of what is now a widespread chain of steakhouses, this Lemmon Avenue landmark is outfitted with dark wood paneling, leather upholstered furniture, and dim lighting.

Located in the Warehouse District, Ranch 616 specializes in South Texas cuisine, with an emphasis on Gulf Coast seafood, wild game, and bold spices.

This updated version of the traditional diner concept is not, in fact, a cafeteria at all but a sit-down restaurant popular for its take on traditional meat-and-three Americana.

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 Frenchmen, Eric LeGros and Dominique Bocquier. When it opened in late 2007, they brought a homey touch to serious French cooking.

Texas is known for its barbecue, and as locals will tell you, Goode Company Texas Bar-B-Q is the place to go in Houston for authentic Texas barbecue.

Moody lighting, sleek surfaces, and intimate dining areas characterize Américas, chef Michael Cordua's Latin fusion restaurant and bar, one of several in his portfolio.

Throw dieting out the window and indulge in decadent Low Country cuisine at this sunny, sophisticated eatery in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District.