Uchi is a classy Japanese restaurant which specializes in sushi and sashimi offerings. Award-winning chef, Tyson Cole, who owns the restaurant, has used innovative experiments with tastes and textures to create dishes which have expanded the horizons of the Japanese cuisine in the city. The classy furnishings, dim lighting and contrast of beige and brown with vivid red, oriental wallpaper on one of the walls, creates an ambiance which is perfect for a special occasion. Uchi has a private dining room which can accommodate around 26 people for a sit down dinner and even more for a standing cocktail party. Two smaller rooms are also available for rent.
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.
Located in the Memorial City neighborhood, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is known for its scrumptious seafood and steaks. This sophisticated restaurant oozes elegance and class in every way possible- the ambiance is plush and features swanky lighting fixtures, attractively laid out tables, beautiful paintings on the walls, a piano bar and a well stocked cocktail lounge. Executive chef Roland Rosales showcases his culinary brilliance on the restaurant's extensive menu that offers an interesting mix of light bites, soups, salads, steaks, seafood preparations and desserts. Their signature specialty, Perry's Famous Pork Chop, Pecan-Crusted Gulf Red Snapper and Cilantro Tequila Lime Salad cannot be missed out on. Save some space for dessert and indulge in their rich Rocky Road Bread Pudding. The wine menu is well curated as well- try one of their two private labels Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon stored in a 20-foot (6.096 meters) tall climate controlled wine tower. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille also arranges for business luncheons and private parties.
Caracol is the awe-inspiring restaurant which is famous for blending the fresh taste of sea food, with complex Mexican flavors. Located in uptown Houston, this lively little restaurant seems to be catching up with foodies of this city. Chef Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught put their culinary expertise on offer, to create an eclectic menu, that will please everyone's taste buds. Petalos de Huachinango, which is the red snapper with tangerine and Coctel de Pulpo Almendrado, which is the Spanish octopus with almond, green olive and caper; are some of the delicacies that are absolutely do justice to Mexican flavors and seafood. Reserve a table, to have a quiet meal with family or friends.
Make a reservation and take a trip down Westheimer to the pleasantly international Westchase District for a pleasing taste of Persia. If you still haven't given Middle Eastern food a try, you are sorely missing out. Kasra Persian Grill is the perfect place to start with their warm and inviting atmosphere and crave-worthy food. Despite this being Texas, lamb is indeed the new beef, and Kasra's Lamb Shank is simply other-worldly. Not sure which spiced meat you're in the mood for? Get a combo, featuring hot skewers of either red meat or poultry. Even try the marinated Salmon Kebab. And you'll love the fluffy Basmati rice and spiced grilled veggies. -Adam Rosen
BCN Taste & Tradition is the answer to your prayers if you want to enjoy scrumptious Spanish cuisine. Located on Roseland Street, this restaurant offers a fine dine experience through its lovely decor and warm ambiance. Spaciously laid out tables, comfortable seating and elegant furnishings complemented with beautiful lighting fixtures makes your visit to this place delightful. The food is cooked to absolute perfection by an expert culinary team headed by chef Luis Roger. Must try on the menu is their homemade Foie Gras Terrine, Lobster Bouillabaise and Spanish Cheeses. The alcohol menu is quite impressive too and features finest wines and other mixed drinks. Owned and operated by Ignacio Torras and partner Jose Torras, the BCN Taste & Tradition is perfect for an intimate dinner.
March, the fine dining restaurant managed by Felipe Riccio, June Rodil and David Keck is the go-to place for Houstonians when it comes to Mediterranean cuisine. The kitchen managed by Riccio promises to serve popular Mediterranean recipes and on the other hand, Keck and Rodil bring out an extensive wine menu that complement the dishes.
This upscale restaurant is counted as one of the best places to try out traditional Tex-Mex dishes, served with a touch of panache. Known for its decadent seafood preparations, the carefully crafted bar menu works perfectly with the dishes served here. Sophistication of the ambiance created by plush decor is only complimented by the prompt service of a courteous staff. Slightly overpriced, this restaurant serves perfect for special celebrations and date-nights.
Huddled on McKinney Street, is Pappas Bros. Steakhouse which specializes in finely cut steaks of prime beef. Careful attention is given from the ageing process to its seasoning. This exceptional service and delicious servings come at a high price but nonetheless it has great value for money. Serving all time classics like Prime Rib eye and Filet Mignon; these culinary plates are true works of art, bringing to the fore exquisite creativity of the chefs in charge. Besides prime cuts of steak, the restaurant also offers seafood options like Pan Seared Sea Bass and lobster. The menu also offers a list of decadent desserts that are sure to satiate every sweet tooth craving. Not only a steak paradise but also a wine one, the restaurant features an eclectic collection of wines which has garnered praise from the wine world. For a wholesome fine dining experience, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is the plate to go to.