Downtown, Uptown, Midtown — H-Town’s restaurants are in the lime light as football fans from around the country pour in. Our TV series Goodtaste with Tanji (Saturday’s at 5p on KPRC) highlights our culinary stars each week, so I thought it might be convenient for restaurant gadabouts to have a few of the awesome choices all in one place. That way, you can get an insider’s view of some of Houston’s most popular dining destinations.
In Uptown & Galleria Area
Masraff’s – one of Houston’s best, contemporary American, stellar service, fantastic wine list, great bar w/patio
Caracol – fantastic coastal Mexican cuisine by Executive Chef & Owner Hugo Ortega, great bar
Sage 400 – near the Galleria, exquisite sushi and sashimi, known also for its roasted sea bass
Le Colonial – River Oaks District, French/Vietnamese fusion, the famed Chef Nicole Routier oversees the menu
Peli Peli – a feast for all your senses, South African cuisine, be sure to meet Executive Chef Paul Friedman
Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette – large menu, great raw bar
Manor House at The Houstonian – exquisite food, beautiful sitting at The Houstonian, lunch only
B&B Butchers – one of the best steakhouses in Houston with a stunning rooftop venue offering a view of downtown
Reef – Star chef Brian Caswell’s delicious seafood won’t disappoint, very reasonably priced, extensive wine list
Holley’s Seafood and Oyster Bar – Executive Chef Mark Holley features incredible dishes from the Kentucky Bourbon country to New Orleans and beyond. Truly a midtown star.
Brennan’s – exquisite New Orleans cuisine and hospitality, stunning interior
Breakfast Klub – lots of loyal lovers of this neighborhood hot spot, featured on numerous TV shows
Izakaya – lively, modern Japanese pub, creative small plates, Japanese whiskey collection, famous murals
East End near Downtown
The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation – birth place of fajitas, delicious & creative Mexican food & margaritas
KUU – Chef Adison Lee was tutored by master chef Nobu Matsuhisa, fantastic Japanese cuisine
State Fare – Southern comfort and cajun specialities shine here, the chile is over the top, creative cocktails
Bernie’s Burger Bus – some of the best burgers in H-Town
Prego – a locals’ favorite for years, modern Italian cuisine
Killen’s BBQ – prepare for a line to get in, worth every minute you’ll wait!
Jax Grill – Super fast service, consistently good American favorites, big screen sports viewing available
El Real – Montrose favorite for authentic Tex Mex cuisine
BB’s Cafe – Original location in Montrose with authentic cajun cuisine, open 24 hours
Republic Grille – voted one of the best chicken fried steaks in H-Town!
Fieldings Local – wonderful sunlit dining space, large outdoor patio, delicious contemporary American and European inspired cuisine
Tommy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar – oyster fans, this is your spot. Delicious local seafood creations. Oysters Rockefeller here rock!
The Spot – iconic island go to spot, burgers and all things casual, fun bar venues and fantastic view of the beach
You can catch our show every Saturday afternoon at 5p on KPRC. More dining ideas and wine finds at Goodtaste.tv.