Restaurants

Top Choice Burgers in Houston

Lankford Grocery

Don't expect to be buying a jar of Tang at this old grocery store that is now dedicated to serving some of Houston's best burgers. Thick, juicy and loaded with your choice of condiments, what more could you want? Th…
Top Choice Cajun in Houston

Brennan’s of Houston

The most famous name in New Orleans cooking runs this refined restaurant in Midtown. It's no mere offshoot but is a culinary temple all of its own. New Orleans flavors are blended with Texas, ingredients are uberfre…
Top Choice Burgers in Houston

Stanton’s City Bites

In a town where the competition for best burger is tough, Stanton's is always on the A-list, with big, stacked juicy burgers. The chipotle option has spicy zing. Besides beer and wine, there's a range of interesting…
Modern American in Houston

Oxheart

Houstonians Jeff Hu and Karen Man delight foodies and critics alike with the inventive flavor pairings on the four- to seven-course tasting menus. In the ever-changing lineup you'll find dishes that are sourced loca…
Barbecue in Houston

Burns Original BBQ

Head north up past I-45, past the I-610 beltway and then drive into an unassuming neighborhood. Pass some modest homes and look for a jammed parking lot. You've found one of the best BBQ joints in Texas. Beef spare …
Modern American in Houston

Underbelly

Chef Chris Shepherd set out to fuse Houston's multicultural influences. He succeeds with dishes like cornbread-crusted oysters in kimchi butter and Vietnamese meatballs with gravy. Everything is sourced directly fro…
American in Houston

Kitchen at The Dunlavy

The creative pick for a fine breakfast, brunch or lunch amid the charms of Buffalo Bayou Park. Order at the counter and then find a table in the high-ceilinged dining rooms, lit by chandeliers. The menu has creative…
Cajun in Houston

Boil House

The name sums up your experience at this delightfully authentic crawfish boil joint. Order your shellfish by the pound and a steaming pile of crawfish or shrimp soon appears in a heap on your table. Start peeling an…
American in Houston

Local Foods

It didn't take long for this collection of cafes to become a Houston institution. The downtown location serves up all the fare that's won over a legion of customers. The curried-egg-salad sandwich served on artisan-…
Tex-Mex in Houston

El Real Tex-Mex Cafe

Set in a former movie theater, El Real serves up first-rate Tex-Mex, with sizzling fajitas, steaming enchiladas and fluffy soft-shelled tacos among many standout choices. Everything is top quality and there's good a…