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There just aren't enough of these types of places around town. Kraftsmen Cafe has an Ivy-League environment with nice folks and perfect mid-day snacks and drinks. Open the door to the hybrid aroma of fresh-baked bread and finely ground espresso. Whether early morning or between any of your daily meals, pop in the studious Kraftsmen Bakery for breakfast, salads, sandwiches, or soups. Got a few minutes to kill? Read the paper while enjoying a cappuccino or juice. Bring your computer and get some work done in a lovely change of scenery. -Adam Rosen
A beautiful Italian restaurant, Coppa Osteria serves an amazing platter of handmade pizzas, pastas and sandwiches. Located in Rice Village, this humble restaurant is mostly filled with customers enjoying a casual meal with family and friends. The laid-back ambiance and smiling servers add to the eclectic menu that highlights dishes like Frito Misto, Burrata Tartufo, Spaghetti Carbonara and Conchiglie Bolognese. An awesome list of international and local wines well-complement the food menu assuring a delicious meal for one and all at this place.
For all those who appreciate the authentic taste of an Italian Pizza, this place is just for you. Located in Upper Kirby, this quaint little pizzeria has a casual and laid-back ambiance, which is perfect for a relaxed meal with friends or family. Pizzeria Solario prides itself on serving pizza, that tastes like, its just arrived from Naples. Juicy vegetables, fresh dough, and supreme quality of cheeses are used in all their preparations. Quatro Formagi, Pizze Bianche Filetti and Alla Benno are some of their pizzas, which are absolutely loved by all their patrons. A decent list of wines and other beverages are also available to accompany the pizzas of your choice.
Just off Telephone Road in Houston, Tel-Wink Grill is a family owned and operated classic American diner. Relocated to this location in the 60s, this place had its humble beginnings in the 40s. With its no-frills atmosphere, this 'jewel' of a diner serves traditional American comfort food without any pretense. Breakfast is served all day, and features several different preparations of omelettes, eggs, steaks, pancakes, Belgian waffles, and French toast. Their daily lunch specials includes a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches and soups. With its generous portions, reasonable prices and friendly service, Tel-Wink Grill is ideal spot for a big breakfast or casual lunch.
Located just east of the popular Galleria shopping district in the St. Regis Hotel is the Remington Restaurant. Although the restaurant has had many owners and chefs, Tony Joseph, the current executive chef, is trying to re-establish the Remington Restaurant as a premier hotel restaurant. Patrons now rave about the service, atmosphere and cuisine. Only valet parking is allowed. The decor is upscale with mahogany walls and large, abstract oil paintings adorning the walls. The dining booths are large and comfortable. The atmosphere is casual; however, patrons are advised to dress appropriately.
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.