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.
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 executive chef Luciano Salvadore to present Sardinian flavors in dishes such as raviolis and carpaccios.
A North Dallas tradition since 1938, this family-owned café is located in a renovated red-brick house that maintains residential elements such as original bathtubs.
This venue has closed.
Located in Houston’s Rice Village, Benjy’s offers modern American dining experience. Inside the dining room, exposed light bulbs dangle from the high ceiling, and white leather chairs curve around glass-topped tables.
A North Dallas landmark for more than 20 years, the original Del Frisco’s is known for its date-worthy atmosphere and exquisite cuisine. Dark mahogany, brass chandeliers, fireplaces, and subdued lighting provide masculine touches to the main dining room, divided into upper and lower levels.
This venue has closed.
This retro restaurant and bar evokes Rat Pack–era Palm Springs; the
furniture in its Vegas-style space is covered with acres of tufted
leather, and its upstairs terrace has views of the Austin skyline.
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.
Sandra Bullock owns this flower shop, bakery, and deli where the motto is Perishable, cherishable, fetishable.
Don’t let the pedestrian name fool you: Maria's Taco Xpress is not a fast-food joint. Rather, it is a characteristically offbeat South Austin hangout specializing in Tex-Mex classics with the occasional live music act.
The famous sweet-and-spicy baby back ribs require more than a few paper towels.
Named for the expansive pecan trees lining this trendy section of Barton Springs Road, Shady Grove's patio area provides coverage from the hot Texas sun.