Underbelly is the perfect title to tell "the Story of Houston Food", and when it comes to Houston, there is no better storyteller than Chef Chris Shepherd. Chris’ upcoming restaurant shares his journey as a chef in a city he describes as "the most secretive and dynamic culinary destination in the country.” Beneath the well-known oily surface lies an endless array of local ingredients and cultures that shape Chris' unique perspectives on food.
Since our 1967 opening as a sister restaurant to the world-famous Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, Brennan's of Houston has evolved into the city's premier destination for memorable dining served with true Southern hospitality.
Known by generations for her hospitality, proprietress Elouise Adams Jones, a.k.a. Ouisie, serves an eclectic collection of Southern foods with an excellent wine list to match. High ceilings and fans in the main dining room it evoke the ambiance of a Texas manor house. The adjacent dining porch overlooking the patio and garden, as well as Cooper’s Wine Bin, provide additional dining and entertaining areas. The daily fare encompasses traditional offerings like her well-loved pimento cheese, the shrimp and grits, and the popular Gulf Coast oysters to the favorite Tuesday special Ouisie’s award winning chicken fried steak with corn pudding. A fine plate of grilled Prime beef tenderloin or a brace of quail stuffed with super lump crab meat with Cognac glaze are good examples of the daily specials one might find on the blackboard.
Lunch and dinner daily, brunch on weekends.
Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen is a seafood house reminiscent of days gone by. Located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, in the eclectic Chelsea Market we invite you to come and enjoy fresh, flavorful Gulf Coast fare created by seasoned cook Danton Nix.
Crossroads at House of Blues® is a lively restaurant and bar located on Caroline Street inside the world-famous House of Blues. It features a tantalizing menu created by celebrity chef and Food Network star, Aarón Sánchez. Enjoy signature dishes such as shrimp and grits, short ribs, fire-grilled flatbreads and warm bourbon bread pudding. Plus, some new twists on House of Blues favorites like jambalaya, slow-smoked pulled pork, signature burgers, salads and steaks. It’s food that's bold and classic yet contemporary. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Crossroads at House of Blues is truly the place where food, music and art intersect!
The Massa family has been serving Houston fine Seafood since 1944. Massa"s second location across from the Four Seasons Hotel and near the George R. Brown Convention Center offers casual fine dinning in a comfortable contemporary atmosphere. Centrally located, Massa's Seafood Grill is convenient for downtown business professionals, convention attendees, private parties and sports fans.
Known by generations for her hospitality, proprietress Elouise Adams Jones, a.k.a. Ouisie, serves an eclectic collection of Southern & Mediterranean foods with an excellent wine list to match. The Bird & The Bear gives Ouisie’s much-appreciated eclectic tendencies even more freedom. It is a little more casual than her San Felipe restaurant, Ouisie's Table, with lots of Southern flair and no shortage of surprises - in both menu and decor.
Galveston Restaurant Group presents Nonno Tony's World Kitchen, offering Italian fusion, Creole and traditional American fare. The open-style kitchen features a steam kettle bar and brick ovens. An extensive beer and wine list is also featured in "Paulie's Bar."
"Nonno," Italian for "Grandfather," is attributed to Galveston Restaurant Group's patriarch, Tony Smecca (father of owners Joey and Johnny Smecca). "Paulie's Bar," another family namesake, is named in honor of Danny Hart's father, the third partner of Galveston Restaurant Group.
Nonno Tony's world flavors feature technique honed at other Galveston Restaurant Group properties.
Galveston Restaurant Group has brought the "art of good eating" to patrons since 1997, with restaurants including Saltwater Grill, Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, Papa's Pizza, Sky Bar & Sushi and Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar
Heights General Store @Harold’s is located in the heart of the Heights on 19th Street and is a multi-concept with two levels. Our restaurant serves authentic Southern cuisine and is located on the second floor. In addition to our main dining room, we have a full service bar, outdoor covered terrace overlooking 19th Street and a private dining room. The lower level features a neighborhood market where you can find fresh produce, prepared foods, natural, many local items and also order from our counter for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day.
Schilleci’s New Orleans Kitchen, an intimate, elegant French Quarter-style restaurant on Market Street, is truly family owned and operated. From seafood gumbo to crawfish etouffee, red beans & rice to bread pudding, Schilleci's is proud to offer a menu consisting of Louisiana classics. With weekly happy hours and an ever-expanding wine and beer selection, the French Quarter decor is perfect for a relaxing dining experience. Come in for a taste of New Orleans and "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!”
Celebrated Houston chef and restaurateur Monica Pope left behind the landmark local eatery t'afia in its prime to chart a new culinary adventure – a fresh start that is a result of Pope's continually evolving dialog with food, family and community.
Sparrow Bar & Cookshop is a back-to-basics concept that finds its story in the intimate, 1940s-era warehouse building at 3701 Travis Street, where t'afia was born and helped to re-gentrify a now bustling neighborhood. Sparrow represents a new freedom, a more free-flowing and easily sharable menu that often activates guest interaction in the final composition of dishes.
"At Sparrow, I am going to be cooking the things I would make at home for my family and friends – fresh, unpretentious and full of flavor," says Pope. "I want people to stop by without a reason or reservation, but we'll certainly accommodate that, too."
Food that has simple ingredients with a modern twist. Whether you are indulging in breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will find your new favorite dish! You will love our style of traditional breakfast and don’t miss out on the appetizers for lunch + dinner!
Located in the Houston Galleria, level 2, near Neiman Marcus.
A restaurant concept that’s a first-of-its-kind for the nation’s fourth largest city; the “green building” design, created by Collaborative Projects, paired with Chef Randy Evans’ regional Texas cuisine. Evans delights diners with a farm-to-table menu of seasonal produce, artisan cheeses and meats sourced from Texas farmers. Gulf shrimp corn dogs, homegrown tomatoes with capriella mozzarella, deviled farm eggs, Texan wild boar chili, bacon spaetzle, free range chicken, all star on a seasonal, ever-changing menu that also pays homage to Lone Star favorites such as Akaushi steaks and Junior League-style desserts. For wine, the Haven team is focusing on boutique, hard-to-find bottles from around the globe at below market prices.