Restaurant Picks

 

In addition to fun events, I love food. This will be my running list of restaurants I either love or want to try*. Feel free to provide your favorites.

American

Bistro Menil

1513 West Alabama Street
Houston, TX 77006

Brenner’s Steakhouse*

10911 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079

Eatsie Boys*

4100 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

Fuad’s Restaurant*

6100 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057

Houston’s

4848 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098

Mockingbird Bistro*

1985 Welch Street
Houston, TX 77019

Oxheart*

1302 Nance Street
Houston, TX 77002

Ruggles Black

3963 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098

Ruggles Green @ The Heights

748 East 11th Street
Houston, TX 77008

Tiny Boxwoods

3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77027

Triniti Restaurant and Bar

2815 South Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77098

Underbelly*

1100 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Urban Eats*

3414 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

Bakery

Bite Macarons

Cacao & Cardamom*

5000 Westheimer Road #602
Houston, TX 77056

Common Bond*

1706 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006

Dessert Gallery

3600 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098

Flo Paris*

5757 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057

Hugs & Donuts*

Not Jus Donuts Cakes & More*

2020 Dowling Street
Houston, TX 77003

PJ’s Coffee*

Red Dessert Dive*

Red Ribbon Bakeshop*

8001 S Main Street, Ste 101

Houston, TX 77025

Rustika Cafe & Bakery

3237 Southwest Freeway,

Houston, TX 77027

Tout Suite*

BBQ

Big 6 Bar B Que*

9431 S Texas 6
Houston, TX 77083

Blake’s BBQ and Burgers*

2916 Jeanetta St
Houston, TX 77063

Burns Original BBQ*

8307 De Priest St
Houston, TX 77088

Gil’s Bar-B-Q*

13318 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77077

Goode Company Barbeque*

5109 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

Jackson Street Barbecue*

209 Jackson St
Houston, TX 77002

Triple J’s Smokehouse BBQ*

6715 Homestead Rd
Houston, TX 77028

Brunch

Baba Yega Cafe

2607 Grant Street
Houston, TX 77006

Backstreet Cafe

1103 South Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77019

Brennan’s Houston

3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

Cook & Collins*

2416 Brazos Street
Houston, TX 77006

Empire Café

1732 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77098

Lucille’s

5512 La Branch St
Houston, TX 77004

Rustic Oak Gastro Pub & Wine Bar

The Breakfast Klub

3711 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002

Tony Mandola’s*

1212 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77019

Caribbean

Caribbean Cuisine Houston*

7433 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77074

Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill*

8270 W Bellfort Blvd
Houston, TX 77071

House of Manna*

508 Murphy Rd
Stafford, TX 77477

Chinese

Jade Ly Asian Bistro

5022 Highway 90
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Mala Sichuan Bistro*

9348 Bellaire Boulevard
Houston, TX 77036

Yum Yum Cha Cafe*

The Village Arcade
2435 Times Blvd
Houston, TX 77005

Ethiopian

Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant*

Lucy’s Ethiopian Restaurant & Lounge

6800 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77074

Gastropub

CRISP*

Happy Hour

Américas River Oaks

River Oaks Shopping Center
2040 West Gray Street
Houston, TX 77019

Brennan’s Houston

3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

Canyon Cafe

The Galleria
5000 Westheimer Road #250
Houston, TX 77056

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar*

2405 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098

Kata Robata*

3600 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks

UpTown Park
1151 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

Mockingbird Bistro*

1985 Welch Street
Houston, TX 77019

Phoenicia MKT Bar

1001 Austin Street
Houston, TX 77010

Sanctuari Bar at Triniti

2815 South Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77098

The Pass & Provisions

807 Taft St
Houston, TX 77019

The Pastry War

Truluck’s

5350 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

Weights + Measures

2808 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77004

Indian

Chettinad Indian Cuisine*

2127 US-90 ALT
Missouri City, TX 77489

Great W’kana Cafe*

11720 West Airport Boulevard #600
Stafford, TX 77477

Italian

Carrabba’s (The Original)

3115 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098

Paulie’s

1834 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

Radio Milano*

800 Sorella Court
Houston, TX 77024

Trevisio

6550 Bertner Avenue
Houston, TX 77030

Vincent’s Restaurant*

2701 West Dallas Street
Houston, TX 77019

Malaysian

Banana Leaf*

9889 Bellaire Blvd #311
Houston, TX 77036

Mediterranean

Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet

5160 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77056

Fadis Mediterranean Grill

Trend Mall
8383 Westheimer Road #112
Houston, TX 77063

Phoenicia Specialty Foods

1001 Austin Street
Houston, TX 77010

Mexican

Caracol Restaurant – Mexican Coastal Cuisine*

2200 Post Oak Blvd #160
Houston, TX 77056

El Rey Taqueria

910 Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77007

El Tiempo Cantina

3130 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

Hugo’s*

1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

Skinny Rita’s Grille*

4002 N Main St
Houston, TX 77009

Seafood

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood*

2800 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

Holley’s

3201 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77006

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette*

4224 San Felipe Street
Houston, TX 77027

Truluck’s

5350 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056

Spanish

BCN Taste & Tradition

4210 Roseland St
Houston, TX 77006

South African

Peli Peli

South American

Américas River Oaks

River Oaks Shopping Center
2040 West Gray Street
Houston, TX 77019

Macondo Latin Bistro

208 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002

Thai

Khun Kay Thai Cafe

1209 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77019

Songkran Thai Kitchen*

1101-08 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

Vegetarian

green seed vegan

4320 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77004

Green Vegetarian Cuisine

6720 Chimney Rock Road
Houston, TX 77081

Loving Hut

2825 S Kirkwood Rd #100
Houston, TX 77082

Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine

3821 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77027

Sunshine’s Health Food Store & Vegetarian Deli*

3102 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, TX 77054

Venezuelan

Cilantro’s Arepa Grill*

1775 N Mason Rd
Katy, TX 77449

Vietnamese

Mai’s Restaurant

3403 Milam Street
Houston, TX 77002

Vietnam Coast Restaurant

2910 Hillcroft Street
Houston, TX 77057

2 comments

  1. Chett · July 10, 2015

    Just went to Caracol last night…. Amazing! The scene was cool, ambience sheik and sexy, and food was excellent… Really felt like I was in Miami

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    • merlexpicks · July 10, 2015

      Awesome. It is on my list to try. Fairly new. We were just voted #1 in the country for food. We may not have great landscape but we excel in the food department. Enjoy!

      Like

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