Houston and Galveston Restaurants

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  • 1. Strip House

    $$$ | Downtown | Steakhouse

    Naughty vintage pinups fill the walls of this sexy downtown steak house, where the menu is chock-a-block with old-school prime cuts of beef...Read More

  • 2. Arcodoro

    $$$ | Uptown | Italian

    With executive chefs hailing from Sardinia, Italy—whose cookbook, Sweet Myrtle and Bitter Honey, was published in 2007—Arcodoro is the place...Read More

  • 3. Bistro Lancaster

    $$$ | Downtown | American

    Breakfast—make that power breakfast—and lunch are popular with the business set at this small, classy restaurant in the Lancaster Hotel downtown...Read More

  • 4. Brennan's

    $$$ | Downtown | American

    A cousin of New Orleans's Commander's Palace, Brennan's puts a Texas spin on Creole cuisine. This is one of the few restaurants in Houston where...Read More

  • 5. Catalan Food & Wine

    $$$ | Memorial Park | Spanish

    From the people who brought Houston Ibiza Restaurant and Lounge comes Catalan Food and Wine Bar, a smashing Spanish tapas emporium with consistently...Read More

  • 6. Fisherman's Wharf

    $$$ | Seafood

    Even though Landry's has taken over this harborside institution, locals keep coming here for the reliably fresh seafood and reasonable prices...Read More

  • 7. Ibiza

    $$$ | Midtown | Spanish

    Gutsy, sometimes playful cuisine prepared by Chef Charles Clark is served in a bustling Midtown dining room as seductive as its namesake island...Read More

  • 8. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

    $$$ | Uptown | Steakhouse

    The operative word at this popular steakhouse is "prime": prime beef, a prime setting, and a clientele primed for coddling, conversation, and...Read More

  • 9. Pesce

    $$$ | River Oaks | Seafood

    For a glamorous (and noisy) scene in River Oaks, head for this lavish seafood emporium. Look around and dive in: a stunning aquarium fills one...Read More

  • 10. Quattro

    $$$ | Downtown | Italian

    Though the Four Seasons Hotel is sort of fussy and dated, its in-house restaurant is a sleek, lively set of smartly designed dining rooms with...Read More

  • 11. Reef

    $$$ | Midtown | Seafood

    Chef Bryan Caswell, late of Bank at the Hotel Icon, re-emerges at Midtown's bustling Reef, a loud, showy seafood house packed to the gills with...Read More

  • 12. Taste of Texas

    $$$ | Memorial Park | Steakhouse

    With Texana to the max, this expansive place is as much about pride as prime beef. The entry looks like a sprawling ranch house and the lobby...Read More

  • 13. Textile

    $$$ | Heights | French

    Don't let the industrial exterior of celebrated Houston, chef Scott Tycer's latest venture housed in an 1800's textile mill, deter you from...Read More

  • 14. The Grove

    $$$ | Downtown | American

    In downtown Houston's thoughtfully designed new city park, you'll find The Grove, an airy, modern eco-friendly restaurant from the people who...Read More

  • 15. Tony's

    $$$ | Greenway Plaza | European

    This adult playground is the place where deals get done, life celebrations are marked, and people keep an eagle eye out for the next boldfaced...Read More

  • 16. VOICE Restaurant and Lounge

    $$$ | Downtown | American

    Inside the hushed and stately surroundings of VOICE, the new restaurant at the Hotel ICON, you'll find hotel guests and local foodies alike...Read More

  • 17. Clary's

    $$$ | Seafood

    Out-of-the-way Clary's is a favorite with locals and visitors thanks to the picturesque view, zesty Cajun-style seafood, and great service....Read More

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