Restaurants in Texas

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It’s like dining at a friend’s house at this neighborhood bistro, dishes such as salmon topped with toasted pecans are served on floral... Read More

Housed in a gorgeous red brick former bakery in the sixth ward, B&B is a butcher shop, deli, and fine-dining steakhouse in one. Decadence begins... Read More

Inside a charming '30s-era house in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood is the Backstreet Café. The intimate dining room spans two floors, but... Read More

Pick up a sweet treat at this new bakery, owned by Anne Ng and Jeremy Mandrell who cut their teeth at Bouchon Bakery in Yountville, California, before... Read More

Rainey Street, near downtown, is Austin’s trendiest area for bar-hopping, but once you arrive at Bangers, you might not make it to any more stops. The... Read More

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 ladies... Read More

This acclaimed small-plate restaurant recently moved north to a luxe new space nearly double the size of its previous home on South Lamar. In addition... Read More

Vegetarian Mexican food? No problem. But until recently, vegetarians and vegans got shut out of the other food category that Central Texas is best known... Read More

A former 1920s home in Montrose is the setting for this small, stylish restaurant whose name is an abbreviation of Barcelona. Gallery-like white walls... Read More

Once a neighborhood icehouse, the renovated building on the corner of Sawyer and Decatur Streets now houses Beaver’s restaurant and bar. Inside,... Read More

The Esfandiary brothers, who originally hail from Iran, are famous for their steaks in here in Abilene. Settle in the saloon-style restaurant for choice... Read More

This retro restaurant and bar evokes Rat Pack–era Palm Springs; the ... Read More

Located in Houston’s Rice Village, Benjy’s offers modern American dining experience. Inside the dining room, exposed light bulbs dangle from... Read More

Open 24 hours a day, Bennu is there any time your caffeine craving strikes. Those extended hours and its proximity to the University of Texas make it... Read More

Bess translates an idealized French bistro into western terms (pewter bar; encaustic tile; distressed mirrors). Yes, it serves killer steak frites, but... Read More

Satiate your sweet tooth at this ice cream parlor with checkered floors and a long marble counter. Scoops of black cherry and dulce de leche ice cream... Read More

If you manage to finish the 72-ounce steak dinner in an hour, it’s free (otherwise it costs $72). There’s also more reasonably priced (and... Read More

Big’z Burger Joint serves standard American burgers and fries with a twist: the burgers are dressed with special sauces like ginger lime ketchup... Read More

Biga, one of the few upscale dining options in downtown San Antonio, specializes in contemporary American cuisine prepared by chef Bruce Auden. Located... Read More

A red jack marks the spot—the large toy-inspired outdoor installation is iconic in Houston—at the modern, open-all-day bistro adjacent to the famous... Read More

You may see more families than romancing couples at the Blue Bell Creamery, but it’s worth stopping in to see the birthplace of every Texan&rsquo... Read More

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... Read More

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