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One of the many restaurants situated at The Galleria, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House stands out for its wonderful steaks and sophisticated atmosphere. Spread across two floors, this restaurant also has a vast array of seafood delicacies on its lunch and dinner menus. If a succulent steak is what you crave, it doesn't get better than the Wagyu longbone and eight ounce filet mignon. Broiled lobster tail, sesame-seared tuna and crab cakes are a few of the tantalizing seafood offerings.
From the U.S. eagle emblem in the lobby to the two giant lion sculptures that guard the entrance, everything at Capital Grille is done BIG. The overall effect comes across as somewhat "macho," but it is an unusual experience that will inspire repeat conversations well into the future. Speaking of big, think sinking your teeth into a towering 14 ounce filet mignon that is complemented by a one pound baked potato and a massive side dish of vegetables. The menu is pricey, but with portions in these sizes, you can always share. A glass of house wine is available too.
Oh delectable Texas barbecue, how I love thee. It's not just the food it's the whole experience, from the rustic decor to the sliding trays. Brisket BBQ, not far from the Galleria, is a family-owned culinary staple of Bellaire. They've been smoking the best meat since 1983, and it's hard to compete with both their quality and prices. The lunch specials are fantastic, with a heaping plate of various combos throughout the week. The Beef Sandwich with a couple sides will cure your Monday morning blues, after all, the place is called Brisket BBQ, and this is Texas. You won't find a finer sliced or chopped beef sandwich in Houston. For dinner, try that same brisket on a loaded baked potato. -Adam Rosen
Try something a little different for dinner this week. Guatemala Restaurant offers a true taste of Central America's western most country. You can easily see the tiny tropical country's close proximity to Mexico through its artfully seasoned cuisine. This place really takes roasted chicken to new heights. You can also go for the Pollo En Amarillo, a gorgeous chicken quarter, smothered in a yellow mole-type sauce. It's tough to pinpoint all the ingredients in the complex sauce, but obviously skillfully prepared. Don't forget to try the delicious Chuchitos (Guatemalan tamales). Also, sure to save room for chocolate covered bananas. - Adam Rosen
Rarely do you get an authentic culinary representation of two completely different countries from two different continents in one single restaurant. The London Sizzler gives you just that and more with unbelievable Indian subcontinent fare that would make any Londoner feel right at home. Run by a British Indian family, this elegant hip spot will pour you a proper pint alongside your rich Chicken Tikka. If you respect yourself, you'll order Mom's Masala. Choose your meat (the goat is insanely delicious) for...MOM (you better believe she's back there) to sizzle with her secret blend of generational spices. This is one of Houston's best restaurants. -Adam Rosen
Turkish food is exquisitely delicious, and actually quite healthy. As the cuisine grows in popularity in Houston, Empire Turkish Grill in Memorial shines with the best of them. Enjoyable for carnivores and vegetarians alike, their menu is filled with scrumptious, authentic dishes. Among Empire's juicy kebabs (a Turkish staple), the Adana Kebab is a meal to behold. Cooked on skewers, this juicy ground lamb tastes as it does in Istanbul, and could easily be the best kebab you'd find outside of Turkey. Served with perfectly cooked veggies and plump Turkish rice, it's got everything you need to satisfy your taste buds. Be sure to cap your meal off with a pleasant Turkish tea. -Adam Rosen