Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine is a great place to dine if you are a fan of Mediterranean cuisines. On the food menu they serve a variety of Greek and Mediterranean dishes in vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan. The house specials are the lamb and chicken kabobs, spicy hummus, baba ghanoush and falafel to name a few. After a hearty meal leave some place for desserts, there is a wide variety to choose from, try their special baklava. Guests are allowed to bring in their own drinks and enjoy it with their meals. All dishes are reasonably priced and the restaurant is an ideal place to host small and large parties.
For those who enjoy Italian delicacies, Giacomo's Cibo e Vino is a must-visit offbeat culinary destination in Houston. This quirky, neighborhood eatery doles out an array of scrumptious Italian small plates. Here one can choose from myriad hot and cold antipasti or even mix and match to devour a sublime meal. The restaurant takes pride in its use of the best local and imported ingredients, which add to the authentic flavor of the meals. When visiting, do ask the courteous staff for wine pairings to go with your meal.
Though specializing in oyster delicacies, Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette has a wide menu of Gulf Coast seafood, Texan beef and more to satisfy almost any palate. From thee Hawaiian poke to shared plates, grilled delights, specialties and burgers, their dishes are beautifully presented and are packed with flavour. Don't miss their happy hours as they are considered to be among the best in town. Private events like parties or formal dinners can also be hosted at the restaurant, while catering to outdoor events also remains available.
Since opening in 1965, Tony Vallone has redefined Italian flavors with his eponymous brand. Pioneering restaurant of the regional cuisine in the state, the place has hosted celebrities, dignitaries and royalty, including seven active Presidents. Authentic Italian flavors are concealed within inventive platters that are delicious as well as visually impressive. Indulge in Seafood Gazpacho, Salmon Tartar and Three Graces, to complement the impressive wine cellar. Surrounded by Versace china, Riedel crystal and Christophe flatware, your fine dining experience will be one of pure luxury. Whether it's celebrity-watching, sampling haute cuisine, or crossing off your culinary bucket list, dining at Tony's promises an experience like no other.
This upscale eatery appears to be on a "back street," thus earning the right to its interesting name. An old house-turned-restaurant, Backstreet Cafe offers an ambiance like no other in the city. The seating choice of almost every customer is the beautifully landscaped backyard, a little sanctuary that is heavily shaded by old trees. The menu is as popular and interesting as the atmosphere. Choose from a wide range of entrees, including Fried Green Tomatoes with blue cheese and a tasty Pecan-Crusted Chicken.
A "fooding house" by definition, Oporto Midtown offers more than just good food and drinks. The rustic design and warm, welcoming vibes of the restaurant make it perfect for a casual and enjoyable dinning experience with your friend and family. Specialists in Portuguese cuisine, you can expect an authentic, traditional meal, that showcases the rich culinary culture of the European nation. Choose from the varying, delectable helpings of pesticos, burgers and sandwiches and prepare to be blown away as you dig into it. Complete your meal with Portuguese desserts.
Cafe TH offers authentic Vietnamese food with plenty of healthy options on the menu. With a focus on sustainability, it uses seasonal ingredients from local farms and plenty of green vegetables in its dishes. Many menu items are vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free. Noodle soups, stir-fried tofu, fried eggs and beef stew are some of the popular food items. Those short of time mostly order a quick working lunch composed of gourmet sandwiches and beverages. If you enjoy eating their food, they also offer good catering service, with delivery and pick up facility for bulk orders.
What happens when a former beauty pageant contestant and a former professional Mexican wrestler get together? They open a restaurant called Cyclone Anaya's Mexican Kitchen of course! That was back in the 60s. It closed in the 90s, but their sons revived it and now have three locations throughout Houston. Sure they have items like lobster enchiladas, but why bother with the fancy stuff when you can enjoy the Tex-Mex fare the sons learned from their mother? Start off with the chorizo con queso while waiting for a plate of Betsy’s tamales. Wash it all down with a margarita. Enjoy drink and food specials during 3p-6p Happy Hours. -JoAnn Takasaki
The downtown-adjacent location, robust cuisine and unobtrusive service have made Damian's Cucina Italiana extremely popular with the business class and Italian food lovers. Start with a zesty caesar salad prepared table side before moving on to the mushroom lasagna with tomato cream sauce. The menu includes an impressive wine list that is perfect when you want to treat yourself or someone special to a fabulous meal.
Savor the flavors of the bayou at Brennan's of Houston that specializes in Cajun and Creole cuisine. Reserve the Chef's Table for a private dining experience, or possibly catch a glimpse of a celebrity or two in the main dining room. Live entertainment further enhances the dining experience on weekends. The menu is pricey, but entrées like shrimp remoulade are worth the expense. A bottle of house wine is available and serves as the best accompaniment. Weekend jazz brunches are a popular way to mix food and entertainment.