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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Houston

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Houston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Cafe at Brookwood restaurant
4.9
4.9 (464)
$30 and under
American
Westside
About the restaurant
Bring the family and friends and come enjoy the spectacular garden views, complimented with exceptional cuisine created by our Chef Pablo and his team. We truly believe that our food, service, and ambiance can compete with any restaurant. Please dine with us…we think you will want to come again and bring your friends.
Top review
Nelsonvip
Dined 3 days ago
Had a light lunch today of mesibov salad with grilled shrimp and a mixed veggie side, grilled. Everything was delicious today. Really delicious. And the portions they serve are more than adequate. I could barely finish my salad and left some veggies behind. Our server was Ziana who did a wonderful job. Quite friendly and helpful. A great luncheon experience. Thank you.
A photo of Mezzanotte Ristorante restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1553)
$30 and under
Italian
Cypress
About the restaurant
Mezzanotte is a unique blend of fine restaurant and bar elements fused together to not only offer an unbelievable culinary experience but a place to truly relax and enjoy life.
Top review
Bainesmann
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Food and service always superior. Very nice neighborhood restaurant.
A photo of Benihana - Houston, TX restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6342)
$30 and under
Japanese
Far Westheimer
About the restaurant
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Had a great time with my partner celebrating our 2 year anniversary. It was a very nice time.
A photo of Tavern By Hearsay restaurant
4.7
4.7 (30)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Situated in the heart of Downtown Houston, Tavern by Hearsay within the Market Square Tower Apartments invites you to experience the best of tavern-style dining. Embrace the historic charm of our modern building as you enjoy brunch, lunch, and dinner offerings. Start your day off right with our special breakfast menu, boasting a variety of delicious options. Join us and discover the perfect blend of tradition and contemporary flair.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Loved this quaint, romantic place with great service, ambience & location. The Beef rib was AMAZING, shrimp n grits were so tasty, drinks STRONG! This place did not disappoint! Thanks for the great service Pablo-we will be back!
A photo of Lucio's BYOB & Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1195)
$30 and under
American
Montrose
About the restaurant
Lucio's is New American cuisine in a comforting yet upscale dining atmosphere, concentrating on seasonal and fresh local ingredients.
Life is to be enjoyed, if you want to go somewhere to appreciate your bottle of wine and be reminded of the simple pleasures of life, this is it.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Always fantastic everything. Highly recommend this Houston Icon restaurant which is consistently exceptional on food and service.
A photo of Porta'Vino restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1434)
$30 and under
Italian
Heights / Washington
About the restaurant
Houstons newest BYOB Restaurant.
Casual Atmosphere, Incredible wine prices, Amazing Food

Top review
JackM
Dined 5 days ago
Another great meal at Porta Vino! We come here for the great food, the excellent service and the great values in excellent wines. Our favorite neighborhood choice and I highly recommend.
A photo of Stella's Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (99)
$31 to $50
American
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
Tucked away in the southeast corner of the hotel, Stella’s Wine Bar is Houston’s newest and most alluring wine destination for both casual wine enthusiasts and serious oenophiles. Offering over 30 wine-producing regions through a variety of flights and close to 60 wines by the glass, Stella’s Wine Bar provides a unique journey of tastes from around the world. Guided by our unrivaled team of highly skilled yet incredibly approachable sommeliers, guests can learn and explore both the new and the familiar wines in a social convivial atmosphere with world-class wine resources to share as little or as much as you want to know. The full Cellar wine program can also be accessed within Stella’s Wine Bar, so options are near limitless.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
Great for a small conversation place. Good atmosphere and excellent service.
A photo of Aburi Sushi restaurant
4.9
4.9 (63)
$31 to $50
Sushi
University of Houston
About the restaurant
Aburi refers to the technique of torching fish, enhancing its flavor by lightly searing it. This process not only brings out the fish's taste but also benefits from the use of premium Japanese white oak charcoal, imparting a subtle smokiness & effectively filtering out torch-related gases. Aburi involves a gentle searing, leaving the fish partially cooked.

Hailing from Houston, a city renowned for its cultural diversity, our restaurant draws inspiration from this multicultural hub. Despite our Japanese name, our culinary concept transcends borders, aiming to showcase a medley of global cuisines, mirroring the diverse food scene of Houston.

Fresh fish is flown in directly from Tsukiji Market, Japan.

ATTENTION:
We recommend arriving early to experience our specialty cocktail menu before dining!

Top review
DickS
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Todd was great and we had a fabulous meal We will return many times
A photo of Gatlin’s Fins & Feathers restaurant
4.7
4.7 (390)
$31 to $50
Comfort Food
Heights / Washington
About the restaurant
The menu––created by Gatlin, Gatlin BBQ Executive Chef Michelle Wallace, and Fins & Feathers’ Chef de Cuisine Darius King––is a mouthwatering testament to traditional Southern fare’s modern inclusiveness. The expansive list of starters is sure to set the tone with Chargrilled Oysters to New Orleans BBQ Shrimp or try the Not My Momma’s Biscuits with seasonal jams. The Clucker is Gatlin’s spin on a charcuterie board. Their menu also includes head-turning soups and salads, showstopping Sandos, and an extensive list of entrees from fried chicken to catfish, all promising generous plates of nostalgia. It is the New South, in full possession of its delicious diversity.
Top review
RSanchez72vip
Dined 3 days ago
You can’t beat Gatlin’s Fin and Feather for seafood. Sophisticated yet comforting. Cherry on top - a refreshing Arnold Palmer!
A photo of Chez Nous French Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2213)
$31 to $50
French
Kingwood / Humble / Atascocita
About the restaurant
Chez Nous is a modern French Restaurant where traditional French cuisine meets the needs of the American market. Chez Nous is renowned in its new world interpretation of the Parisian Classics. Seasonal menu items are prepared by Chef Stacy Simonson and highlight the fine locally produced ingredients served in an elegant yet comfortable setting.
Top review
MichaelCvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
We have been coming here for 30 years and it was delicious. This was the first filet we have ordered with a pepper corn sauce it was superb. Also the mango crab tower is a must. Isaac was spot on as a great server also the maitre’d Paige is always so welcoming and great to see a familiar face!
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