Restaurants in Texas

Located in the Heights neighborhood, the Glass Wall offers seasonal menus of modern American cuisine created by chef Jorge Rodriguez.

The restaurant serves up hearty T-bone steaks and mesquite ribs; the property also has a small farm zoo and a playground for kids.

From an unassuming, tin-roofed structure on Manor Road, across from Interstate 35 and the University of Texas at Austin campus, El Chile serves Tex-Mex to a mixed crowd of Austin high rollers and hungry undergraduates.

Chef Tracy Miller ensconced her masterpiece, Local, in the ground floor of Dallas's Boyd Hotel in 2003. Since then, Local has been delighting, well, locals with its inspired menu of modern American cuisine.

This high-end downtown sushi spot in the warehouse district is marked by blue neon lighting that runs along the edge of the building. Inside, the dark, contemporary dining area is highlighted by Eastern accents such as rice paper partitioning and ikebana arrangements.

Stubb’s is an Austin institution serving standard Texas barbecue fare: brisket, beef and pork ribs, and chicken, all slow-cooked over wood flames. The meats come accompanied by Stubb’s signature sauce and a selection of sides that include okra, pinto beans, and sweet potatoes.

Stop by for grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, cult-favorite Coca-Cola from Mexico, and a stellar burger topped with crumbly cheddar.

A twinkling Christmas tree, ghoulish Halloween décor, flowered drapery, colorful foam-cushioned bar seating and a cozy patio lined with toilet planters make this Deep Ellum double wide one of the most unique party spots in Dallas.

"Western chic" is how many describe this eclectic restaurant, whose interior juxtaposes natural woods, hanging antlers, and farm tables next to crystal chandeliers and lounge seating that is covered in bright red fabric and modern throw pillows.

Chef Johnny Hernandez spent seven years in Mexico researching the country's street foods for this restaurant.

Biga, one of the few upscale dining options in downtown San Antonio, specializes in contemporary American cuisine prepared by chef Bruce Auden. Located in the nondescript International Center Building on the St.