Heading to Houston and I'm looking for the best restaurants to try while I'm visiting. Open to all types of food! What are your top places to eat?
The best restaurant in town is Uchi. It's a bit pricey but amazing . Its an asian fusion restaurant with amazing service. I suggest asking the waiter/waitress to bring you his/her favorite dishes and then sit back and enjoy. Definitely a meal you will remember. Get a reservation ahead of time or drop in for their happy hour.
The Pass and Provisions is another great place. The place has 2 restaurants under one roof. The Pass is white table cloth set menu and Provisions is a more casual order atmosphere. If you're looking for something fancy, I highly suggest The Pass (reservations are a must).
Underbelly is a great option for ordering small shared plates. If you go there, I highly recommend the korean goat dumplings.
When in Texas you must have some mexican food. For authentic interior mexican food go to Hugo's, for coastal mexican cuisine try out Caracol Restaurant - Mexican Coastal Cuisine and for tex-mex El Tiempo Cantina Washington (go to the one on Washington Ave.)
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When people think of Houston the first thing that generally comes to mind is Oil & Gas. That being said, it is an amazing food city that has been evolving it's options and continually focusing on innovation.
A few things to keep in mind when your deciding where to go. The first thing is the abundance of influence the Latin community has had on food. To run a successful authentic or Tex-Mex restaurant you really have to stand out with your menu and quality. I listed three options below. Second, is that their is a very thriving food culture and this gives you really great options for other genres of food as well. I included a section below for a few options of those as well.
Top Mexican & Tex-Mex
Top spots outside of Mexican food
Keep in mind that people in Houston eat out like it's their profession. If you are planning to make a trip to Brasserie 19 or Uchi I would call ahead or use the Open Table app (normally you can actually get a better table time through it).
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Love the restaurant Reef. Rated one of the best seafood restaurants in the city. Not your typical shellfish restaurant, but the best fish I've ever had in my life.
If you get a chance, you have to go to Truluck's on Westheimer. Simply the best lobster and seafood. We had some crab soup knew time that my husband still talks about. It's pricy, but l think it is totally worth it. Texas Roadhouse is also good for meat, and less pricy. Have fun..
Uchi in Montrose, without a doubt! Delicious, innovative, and meticulously prepared dishes, professional and friendly service, and an overall wonderful dining experience. This is one of the best restaurants I've been to anywhere, not just in Houston.