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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.

  • 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
  • 7

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • 7 Mile Café

    Get your day started at this early bird restaurant—they only serve breakfast and lunch—close to Denton’s historic town square. Made from scratch di... More
  • Abacus

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Noted by publications like Bon Appetit and Southern Living, Abacus opened in 1997 and continues to be a popular place for Uptown Dallas notables. C... More
  • Alexander’s Distillery

    This restaurant is located on the Inn on the Creek grounds, anchored by an 1882 Victorian House. The cozy dining room has a global menu—you’ll find... More
  • Alo

    Hip Mexican-Peruvian street food More
  • Alpine Haus Restaurant

    Stop in for Bavarian specialties such as schnitzels, rinder goulash, and hühnerbrust geschnetzeltes at this family-owned restaurant. You can also s... 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
  • Arcodoro & Pomodoro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Italian restaurateur Efisio Farris has been cooking since he was a little boy in his mother’s kitchen in his native Sardinia, and he partners with ... 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

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