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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Houston

Bayou & Bottle-Four Seasons HoustonBayou & Bottle-Four Seasons Houston
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American | Downtown, Houston
Main KitchenMain Kitchen
(104)
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American | Downtown, Houston
The GroveThe Grove
(2208)
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American | Downtown, Houston
Foundation Room House of Blues HoustonFoundation Room House of Blues Houston
(104)
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American | Downtown, Houston
District 7 Grill - EaDoDistrict 7 Grill - EaDo
(19)
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American | Downtown, Houston
Sambuca Restaurant - HoustonSambuca Restaurant - Houston
(684)
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American | Downtown, Houston
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - HoustonHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
(892)
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American | Downtown, Houston
1600 Bar + Grille1600 Bar + Grille
(69)
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American | Downtown, Houston
District 7 Grill-MidtownDistrict 7 Grill-Midtown
(33)
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American | Downtown, Houston
Lucio's BYOB & GrillLucio's BYOB & Grill
(553)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
The PassThe Pass
(624)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
The RemingtonThe Remington
(105)
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American | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Tiny BoxwoodsTiny Boxwoods
(300)
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American | River Oaks, Houston
Killen's STQKillen's STQ
(552)
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American | West Side, Houston
EmmalineEmmaline
(423)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Just DinnerJust Dinner
(670)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Tinys No.5Tinys No.5
(143)
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American | W. University / Med Center, Houston
Laurenzo's RestaurantLaurenzo's Restaurant
(1329)
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American | Heights / Washington, Houston
ProvisionsProvisions
(1070)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Ruggles Black RestaurantRuggles Black Restaurant
(289)
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American | Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor, Houston
Riel RestaurantRiel Restaurant
(302)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Relish Restaurant and BarRelish Restaurant and Bar
(133)
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American | River Oaks, Houston
Bistro MenilBistro Menil
(288)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
The Federal GrillThe Federal Grill
(834)
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American | Heights / Washington, Houston

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Houston

PotentePotente
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
(1047)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Osso & KristallaOsso & Kristalla
(132)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Grotto - Downtown HoustonGrotto - Downtown Houston
(380)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Buca di Beppo - Houston - SpeedwayBuca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
(796)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Mia Bella Trattoria - Green StreetMia Bella Trattoria - Green Street
(371)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Little Napoli Italian CuisineLittle Napoli Italian Cuisine
(303)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Arturo Boada CuisineArturo Boada Cuisine
(178)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Da MarcoDa Marco
(828)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Damian's Cucina ItalianaDamian's Cucina Italiana
(1917)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Vinoteca PoscolVinoteca Poscol
(167)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Sorrento Ristorante ItalianoSorrento Ristorante Italiano
(1877)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & BarAmalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar
(271)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
North Italia – BLVDNorth Italia – BLVD
(1630)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Divino Italian RestaurantDivino Italian Restaurant
(319)
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Italian | River Oaks, Houston
Grotto - HoustonGrotto - Houston
(959)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Antica OsteriaAntica Osteria
(721)
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Italian | W. University / Med Center, Houston
La Griglia - HoustonLa Griglia - Houston
(1274)
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Italian | River Oaks, Houston
Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)
(513)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Mezzanotte RistoranteMezzanotte Ristorante
(600)
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Italian | Cypress, Houston

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Downtown Houston Restaurants

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - DowntownPappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown
804 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

Pappas continues to impress after all these years. A Houston staple. The entire restaurant group is phenomenal. More

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Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - HoustonVic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston
4185 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

Excellently cooked steak. Loved the crawfish fondue on the steak. Great ambiance with live music for a date night! More

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PotentePotente
241 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

The service and food were excellent. Will definitely return. More

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Irma's Southwest GrillIrma's Southwest Grill
197 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Downtown, Houston

Great place before a ballgame. Good food with great service. Not crazy high prices for food. A little expensive for margaritas, but tasty. More

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Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
1047 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

Very nice dinner especially avoiding the Houston weather. Salad was lovely, Branzino excellent and nice wine More

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Lucienne - Hotel AlessandraLucienne - Hotel Alessandra
61 reviews
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French | Downtown, Houston

Fantastic meal! This place is an unknown jem. We did the 6 course testing menu and the portions were a perfect size. One of the bedt French restaurants I've been to. More

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Bayou & Bottle-Four Seasons HoustonBayou & Bottle-Four Seasons Houston
7 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Great food. Very slow service. The place lacks atmosphere. Could be great with more attentive service. More

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III Forks - HoustonIII Forks - Houston
1679 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

Great burgers and waiter was superb. More

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Main KitchenMain Kitchen
104 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

This was a pre Eagles concert meal and it was delicious. The server was very attentive to our needs and the atmosphere was pleasant. More

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Chapman & KirbyChapman & Kirby
7 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Happy Hour had a blast and our waitress Heather was amazing! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown
1047 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

Wagyu filet mignon is amusing! But there are too much fat and tendon in 16oz fillet More

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The GroveThe Grove
2208 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Brunch was amazing! More

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Hearsay Market SquareHearsay Market Square
1384 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

Good as usual. Enjoy coming here. More

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Foundation Room House of Blues HoustonFoundation Room House of Blues Houston
104 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

The food here is always excellent. The servers greet you with a smile and you always feel welcomed. More

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Massa's South Coast GrillMassa's South Coast Grill
151 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Houston

Excellent food and service. Very consistent quality. Always a great experience. More

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District 7 Grill-MidtownDistrict 7 Grill-Midtown
33 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

I took my Fiancé for his birthday, we had a pizza, burger and the spinach dip. Everything was delicious and our waiter was extremely nice! I definitely will be back. More

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SpindletopSpindletop
1971 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

It was a great night let's leave it at that. My date was impressed and so was I. More

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La FisheriaLa Fisheria
127 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Houston

Great food. More

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Andalucia Tapas Restaurant & BarAndalucia Tapas Restaurant & Bar
379 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Houston

Food quality was superb. Amazing Spanish cuisine. Especially the tortilla española. Authentic. More

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Brasserie du ParcBrasserie du Parc
328 reviews
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French | Downtown, Houston

GREAT. Food and service exceptional. We sat in the room with view of the park. Really good time dining with our good friends. French wine, steak, crab cakes, burger delicious. Thank you very much! More

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Grotto - Downtown HoustonGrotto - Downtown Houston
380 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

Had a great experience dining here. The food was amazing and the drinks were too. The staff was very nice and professional. Would definitely come again! More

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Buca di Beppo - Houston - SpeedwayBuca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
796 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

our service was great and we always enjoy going to BUCA. Since we live in the Clear Lake Area it s a treat to go to Buca. More

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Osso & KristallaOsso & Kristalla
132 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

Exceptional food and service! More

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Kulture RestaurantKulture Restaurant
4 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Houston

Food was great, waiter friendly, manager came by to check on us, live music, all good!! More

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Walker Street Kitchen-Houston Marriott MarquisWalker Street Kitchen-Houston Marriott Marquis
33 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

I dined for a late breakfast and Landys took wonderful care of me. I was terribly rude and walked in while I was on a phone call, and she was still so sweet and brought me coffee and water. I had a working breakfast so I was on my computer and even stayed almost an hour after I had finished eating, and the entire stay was extremely welcoming and friendly. The oatmeal was great and filling. I definitely recommend for a casual breakfast spot. Great for solo business traveler and beyond. More

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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Houston Highland VillageRA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Houston Highland Village
205 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Houston

I have never had sushi before. Ra has made me want Sushi forever and ever now. I think this place is absolutely the best. I will always be a lifetime candidate. More

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Shula's Steak House - Hyatt Regency HoustonShula's Steak House - Hyatt Regency Houston
577 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

We were there for a business lunch. Good place for jeans with a nice shirt up to a suit and tie. Service is very good. I had the steak salad, which I get every time. Very good as usual. The scallops also looked good as well. More

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Le BistroLe Bistro
579 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Houston

Exceptional service, delicious food, fantastic wine pairing...we will be back. I was a little surprised to see it so empty on a Saturday night, especially with the experience we had. More

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Hearsay on the GreenHearsay on the Green
462 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

Superior service and outstanding food. Large portions (we split 1 salad and 1 entrée and could not finish everything. More

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District 7 Grill - EaDoDistrict 7 Grill - EaDo
19 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

The food was good. We were the only customers so it was quiet. We enjoyed an early dinner. Outdoor seating looked inviting if only it were a bit cooler. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - DowntownMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown
1847 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

We Had Great Business Meeting. Please thank you staff. More

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ArtistaArtista
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

Artista at the Hobby Center has closed to make way for a new restaurant concept. A reimagined fine dining experience, including new lunch and dinner menus, along with a new restaurant name will launch before the start of the new theatrical seasons in mid-September.

For questions regarding future reservations upon the restaurant reopening, please call 713-315-2562.

Email: dining@thehobbycenter.org
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Downtown AquariumDowntown Aquarium
576 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

Great place to eat and enjoy the view. My daughter who turned to 4 was very happy. Nice and kind staffs too. More

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Zutro Restaurant & BarZutro Restaurant & Bar
19 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Awesome service from Ricky!! More

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Mia Bella Trattoria - Green StreetMia Bella Trattoria - Green Street
371 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

The food was very good. We were there for Sunday brunch and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The Mimosas and Bloody Mary's made everything great! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good food, drinks, and service! More

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Benihana - Houston - DowntownBenihana - Houston - Downtown
781 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Houston

The chef made the experience wonderful. The rice was made to perfection. Definitely coming back More

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Sambuca Restaurant - HoustonSambuca Restaurant - Houston
684 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

We had a great time! The food options are minimum. More

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - HoustonHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
892 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

David R our waiter was terrific. The Jambalaya is fantastic. More

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Birraporetti'sBirraporetti's
1778 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

We chose Birraporettis because we were going to the theater. When we arrived early they had no problem accommodating all 6 of us. The starters were wonderful - the escargot was delicious and the mushrooms were mouthwatering. Each lady ordered a different entree and we shared lasagna, pasta peretti, chicken picatta, beef medallions-tenderloins, pollo perriti , crab cakes. Topped it off with cappuccino and dessert. Service was outstanding! This will be our go to for future pre theater dinner. More

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The 43rd Restaurant & LoungeThe 43rd Restaurant & Lounge
32 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Visited for a business celebration. The set up at the 43rd is great for this given all the small rooms they have for dining that allow for easy, quiet conversation amongst your party. Service was prompt and friendly. All in attendance enjoyed their meals and dessert. Prices were in line with other finer dining establishments in downtown Houston. More

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Twin Peaks - KirbyTwin Peaks - Kirby
1 review
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American | Downtown, Houston

This is a really good restaurant to hang with your friends at. Tv’s everywhere. Good to great food. Servers are friendly. More

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Pearl Restaurant and Bar at The Sam Houston HotelPearl Restaurant and Bar at The Sam Houston Hotel
37 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

Very attentative staff, good food, nice atmosphere. More

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Last Concert CafeLast Concert Cafe
6 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Houston

The food was amazingly fresh and delicious. Although it was chilly, there are plenty of heaters so we were comfortable. Great place to people watch as there are a variety of different people who come in. More

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BatangaBatanga
899 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Houston

I LOVED the singer on Thursday he has a beautiful voice and the band was wonderful; although I only saw the singer.... (not sure if it was a 1 man band :) More

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Fabian's Latin FlavorsFabian's Latin Flavors
3 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | Downtown, Houston

The flavors and ingredients were so fresh! I had the best chorizo ever. Will plan to visit again! More

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1600 Bar + Grille1600 Bar + Grille
69 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Service was excellent. Breakfast buffet had fresh fruit. Custom omelette had just the right amount of egg. And appreciated the bottomless coffee. More

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El Big BadEl Big Bad
127 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Houston

El Big Bad is a casual fun bar, there is a louder, busier downstairs area and a quieter upstairs area including outdoor seating when the weather is nice. It's not fancy, but the staff were super nice and helpful, the food is fun and delicious. The margaritas were fantastic. We were able to grab a quick meal before the theater, in and out, no problem! More

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Edgar's HermanoEdgar's Hermano
9 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Houston

Meal was solid. A bit overpriced but ok. Server was ok. More

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The DistrictThe District
80 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

We enjoyed the food. It was a little overpriced I thought. More

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Little Napoli Italian CuisineLittle Napoli Italian Cuisine
303 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

Family outing to the Symphony More

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Line & LariatLine & Lariat
733 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

Fantastic experience at Line and Lariat. Four of us had a late dinner on Tuesday night. Service was very attentive. Great mojito and Manhattan. Tenderloin dish got rave reviews from my husband. Red snapper was heavenly too. Our guests from NYC commented on the beauty of the setting and the gorgeous lobby of the Hotel Icon and the dining area. Quiet, easy to have a private conversation, but lively too and lots of space between the tables. Comfortable, great food, great service, beautiful historic building, subdued lighting with no headache-y glare, no loud music. In a word, PERFECT. We'll be back! Ann Cook More

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King's CourtKing's Court
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Houston

British and Indian Pub style cuisine.. Come to King’s Court Bar & Kitchen for a lovely meal or a sports bar atmosphere. Enjoy an exclusive experience at the rooftop patio which has amazing views of Downtown Houston.More

The Red Ox GrillThe Red Ox Grill
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Café | Downtown, Houston

Located in Houston, Texas, the Red Ox Bar & Grill offers comforting Mexican and American cuisine in a casual diner where adults, children and pets are allowed to stay for a lingering meal. Enjoy neighborhood favorites such as the Mexican burger, flavorful fajitas, grilled shrimp and portobello mushroom sandwiches. Red Ox Bar & Grill offers gluten-free and vegetarian options upon request, using fresh ingredients to best serve the community.

Special weekday offers are always available at Red Ox Bar & Grill. Indulge in a discounted steak night and pair your entrŽe with a locally crafted beer or a glass of house wine to taste.

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Biggio's - Houston Marriott MarquisBiggio's - Houston Marriott Marquis
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American | Downtown, Houston

“Not your average sports bar” At Biggio"s we do the simple and familiar extraordinarily well. With unparalleled multimedia, private rooms and food offerings to match, we create a very recognizable yet unique eating and drinking experience. Local and superior Texas ingredients are prepared in expert and unexpected ways. The bi-level venue will feature interesting and ever-changing draft beer selections, crafted cocktails using spirits featuring local and small craft distilleries as well as time tested spirit houses. This is the place to be and to be seen whether you are a die-hard sports fan or not. This is not just a bar; it is a refreshingly Bold Houston venue with tremendous energy.More

Table 7 BistroTable 7 Bistro
14 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

If it wasn't for Rob I would have gone somewhere else he was so friendly and the hardest working bartender I had ever seen! He ran circles around the other staff that stood around in the back! He made my week long stay in Houston enjoyable! Thank you Rob More

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District 7 PizzeriaDistrict 7 Pizzeria
2 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown, Houston

Very good for a good pizza with my wife. More

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Russo's NY Pizzeria - DowntownRusso's NY Pizzeria - Downtown
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Pizzeria | Downtown, Houston

Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant. Based in Houston, we’re led by Chef Anthony Russo, a seasoned Italian chef whose family recipes comprise the foundation of each of the menus. We serve authentic New York Pizza and fresh homemade pasta. We are passionate about bringing delicious food to communities across the world, Chef Anthony’s motto is, “if it’s not fresh, don’t serve it.” We have an impressive gluten-free menu including great gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes. We’re active in our local communities and we support gluten-free and healthy causes. Come eat at our table!More

Downtown Houston Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Houston's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
PotentePotente
241 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

The service and food were excellent. Will definitely return. More

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Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - HoustonVic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston
4185 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

Excellently cooked steak. Loved the crawfish fondue on the steak. Great ambiance with live music for a date night! More

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - DowntownPappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown
804 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

Pappas continues to impress after all these years. A Houston staple. The entire restaurant group is phenomenal. More

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Massa's South Coast GrillMassa's South Coast Grill
151 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Houston

Excellent food and service. Very consistent quality. Always a great experience. More

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Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
1047 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

Very nice dinner especially avoiding the Houston weather. Salad was lovely, Branzino excellent and nice wine More

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Lucienne - Hotel AlessandraLucienne - Hotel Alessandra
61 reviews
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French | Downtown, Houston

Fantastic meal! This place is an unknown jem. We did the 6 course testing menu and the portions were a perfect size. One of the bedt French restaurants I've been to. More

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Irma's Southwest GrillIrma's Southwest Grill
197 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Downtown, Houston

Great place before a ballgame. Good food with great service. Not crazy high prices for food. A little expensive for margaritas, but tasty. More

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Andalucia Tapas Restaurant & BarAndalucia Tapas Restaurant & Bar
379 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Houston

Food quality was superb. Amazing Spanish cuisine. Especially the tortilla española. Authentic. More

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Foundation Room House of Blues HoustonFoundation Room House of Blues Houston
104 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

The food here is always excellent. The servers greet you with a smile and you always feel welcomed. More

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III Forks - HoustonIII Forks - Houston
1679 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

Great burgers and waiter was superb. More

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