Vintage photographs of family members provide a charming ambiance. Due in part to the location, this restaurant enjoys a great deal of popularity with artists and business people alike. Outdoor seating is tempting in fair weather. Traditional Tex-Mex dominates the menu, but an unusual alternative is available in the form of Mollejitas, or sweetbreads. Of course, they are not for the faint of heart, so order with caution and enjoy. Finish off your meal with some sopapillas or flan.
Barbecue lovers and chicken fried steak aficionados have been flocking to this popular Heights area family restaurant since 1986. There is no table service, but you are welcome to grab an icy soda or beer from the old fashioned drink case while you wait to order. The rustic wood walls, vintage signs and formica tables spell out casual dining. There is plenty of seating indoors, or you can stake out a table on the small covered patio. On the weekends, there is dinner and a show when bluegrass bands take to the stage in the back dining area. The generous barbecue brisket plate, served with tangy house sauce and two sides, is dependably delicious and bargain-priced. Other popular dishes include the crispy, chicken fried steak. A kid's menu is available, and there are plenty of desserts for everyone to choose from. If you want something stronger than the iced tea served in mason jars, beer and Texas wines are both available.
A family run restaurant, Masraff's is a favorite among the Houston locals. The menu includes seafood, homemade pastas, lamb, beef and lots more. You can choose from their impressive selection of wines to go with your delicious meal. The broiled Chilean sea bass with lemon grass and ginger glaze is a must try! You're sure to get a fine dining experience at this restaurant which has Italian interiors and traditional furnishings.
From nicely priced happy hour sushi delights to incredible Horiuchi Manubu-crafted Japanese creations, Kata Robata’s exquisite offerings are meant to exceed expectations. The serene, modern atmosphere of this restaurant is the perfect setting to enjoy a freshly-brewed Japanese beer or smooth sake accompanied by scrumptious delights. The grilled snapper collar, Russian Osetra Caviar, and the richly-flavored layered Horse Mackerel makes up the restaurant's specialities.
The only South African restaurant in Houston, Peli Peli is situated at Vintage Park Shopping Village's Piazza Fontana. Everything on the menu has a delicious flavor to it, courtesy spices like the one after which the restaurant is named. The decor is just as exotic as the food served, and you can dine under a 30 foot (9.144 meter) Acacia tree! Homemade South African sausages, peli-peli prawns, Madagascar peppercorn steak and Drakensberg ribs are some of the delicacies on the menu. Signature drinks like the Peli Peli Bellini and Pomecrantini, coupled with an extensive wine selection ensure that this restaurant has all the makings of a fantastic meal.
Pappas Brothers Steakhouse is just one of the many Pappas restaurants that prevail in Houston. The cuisine this family seems to have spells success. Soft lighting and 1920s brass-rimmed decor give this Galleria-area favorite a sense of class and style. The old-fashioned phones located in every booth are real and never fail to stimulate conversation. Live entertainment further ensures a memorable evening. The menu is steak-heavy, but alternate seafood selections are available. Menu prices are a steal for very high quality food. Wines to quench your thirst are available too.
Lawless is a swanky bar located within the Rice Hotel. The interiors are richly furnished with dark woods, leather seating, and chandeliers. The brick-walled room is a pictorial journey of all those who have fought for freedom and liberty such as Teddy Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi. The room opens onto a terrace-balcony with views of Downtown Houston. The drinks menu serves wine, beer and classic and contemporary cocktails with delicious American bar bites and finger food.
Located on Prairie Street, the Prohibition Supperclub & Bar is a popular neighborhood bar and restaurant that offers scrumptious American food and tantalizing drinks. On offer at the restaurant is a classic American menu serving traditional delicacies like Meatloaf, Chicken Waldorf Sandwich, their signature Prohibition Salad and Fish Beignets. They are known to have the only oysters' raw bar in downtown. Their chefs Ben McPherson and Matt Wommack showcase their culinary expertise through the perfectly cooked meals. The bar menu is quite impressive as well; it offers a wide range of tempting cocktails, whiskeys, craft beers and fine boutique wines. Prohibition Supperclub & Bar is situated inside an early 20th Century building and the decor features many artifacts and original fittings from the olden times. They also arrange for private events and their expert staff ensures the success of each party hosted here.
If tequila is your poison, El Big Bad is the place to be. The cantina serves over 70 flavored, handmade tequilas that change as per the season, along with craft beers, margaritas and other cocktails, and Mexican bar bites. The interiors have eye-catching murals, while a rooftop patio offers an impressive view of the Historic District. This place is also open for brunch, and offers exciting happy hour specials.
Cafeteria-style dining is not exactly impressive, but the food more than makes up for the lack of ambiance. The downtown location and lunch-only hours serve to weaken family appeal but it is perfect for the casual diner who happens to be hungry while in the area. With the kitchen featuring chicken and sausage gumbo and duck gumbo, Tuesdays and Wednesdays draw the biggest crowd. Vegetarian options are also available daily.
Bayou Place is a popular dining destination, and it is not difficult to see why, what with it being home to restaurants like The Blue Fish. Although known primarily for its sushi, this restaurant has an Asian fusion menu with which to woo patrons. This trendy restaurant takes pains over your order, not just in terms of flavor, but also presentation. You can sit inside, where there are TVs for entertainment should your conversation get boring; you could also enjoy your meal out on the patio. Happy Hour is between 5p and 7p, Monday through Friday, a good time to enjoy something from their selection of sake and cocktails.
Osso & Kristalla is an Italian restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals have been prepared by using fresh and local ingredients. For breakfast one can enjoy pastries, sandwiches, and coffee. For lunch, they offer pizzas, pastas, Dagwood sandwiches and salads while for dinner the restaurant transforms into a lounge and the patio is extended for outdoor seating. As night falls guests can enjoy their drinks (cocktails and wines) alongside delicacies like steal, Italian meatballs and BBQ Shrimp. Take-out and delivery services can be booked via UberEATS.