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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
(109)
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American | Downtown, Houston
The GroveThe Grove
(2232)
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American | Downtown, Houston
Foundation Room House of Blues HoustonFoundation Room House of Blues Houston
(106)
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American | Downtown, Houston
District 7 Grill - EaDoDistrict 7 Grill - EaDo
(23)
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American | Downtown, Houston
Sambuca Restaurant - HoustonSambuca Restaurant - Houston
(709)
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American | Downtown, Houston
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - HoustonHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
(916)
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American | Downtown, Houston
1600 Bar + Grille1600 Bar + Grille
(71)
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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
(570)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
The PassThe Pass
(646)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
The RemingtonThe Remington
(105)
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American | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Tiny BoxwoodsTiny Boxwoods
(317)
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American | River Oaks, Houston
Killen's STQKillen's STQ
(595)
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American | West Side, Houston
EmmalineEmmaline
(561)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Just DinnerJust Dinner
(698)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Tinys No.5Tinys No.5
(157)
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American | W. University / Med Center, Houston
Laurenzo's RestaurantLaurenzo's Restaurant
(1357)
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American | Heights / Washington, Houston
ProvisionsProvisions
(1098)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Ruggles Black RestaurantRuggles Black Restaurant
(319)
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American | Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor, Houston
Riel RestaurantRiel Restaurant
(332)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Relish Restaurant and BarRelish Restaurant and Bar
(150)
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American | River Oaks, Houston
Bistro MenilBistro Menil
(322)
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European | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
The Federal GrillThe Federal Grill
(874)
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American | Heights / Washington, Houston

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Houston

PotentePotente
(297)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
(1065)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Osso & KristallaOsso & Kristalla
(149)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Grotto - Downtown HoustonGrotto - Downtown Houston
(414)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Buca di Beppo - Houston - SpeedwayBuca di Beppo - Houston - Speedway
(808)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Mia Bella Trattoria - Green StreetMia Bella Trattoria - Green Street
(389)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Arturo Boada CuisineArturo Boada Cuisine
(199)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Da MarcoDa Marco
(845)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Damian's Cucina ItalianaDamian's Cucina Italiana
(1951)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Vinoteca PoscolVinoteca Poscol
(185)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Sorrento Ristorante ItalianoSorrento Ristorante Italiano
(1920)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & BarAmalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar
(297)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
North Italia – BLVDNorth Italia – BLVD
(1741)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Divino Italian RestaurantDivino Italian Restaurant
(326)
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Italian | River Oaks, Houston
Grotto - HoustonGrotto - Houston
(990)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Antica OsteriaAntica Osteria
(755)
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Italian | W. University / Med Center, Houston
La Griglia - HoustonLa Griglia - Houston
(1314)
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Italian | River Oaks, Houston
Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)
(525)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Mezzanotte RistoranteMezzanotte Ristorante
(620)
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Italian | Cypress, Houston

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Downtown Houston Restaurants

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - HoustonVic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston
4264 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

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PotentePotente
297 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

The entire experience made for a magical evening! Thank you David and Nate! More

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

The Houston Restaurant Week menu is a great value. Our server, Jason, was great Very friendly and attentive. The wine recommendation was perfect. We really enjoyed our evening and never felt rushed. More

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

Had an excellent Mel here with friends. I had the wild boar tamale, taco and sausage. The tamale was the best I ever had. Drinks were small and a bit pricey. Handmade quacamoleole and queso did were outstanding. Friends enjoyed their meals as well. 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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Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
1065 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

It was a very nice ambiance and the service is always five star. The food was so savory and delicious. I went to have a birthday lunch alone and it was so peaceful! More

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

I've been there ~10 times now since they opened. LOVE IT!. 5 STARS More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown
1064 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

We had lobster but it was cold as was the drawn butter .. service was good .. but forgot our anniversary and forgot to report to open table that we showed up on time and ate there.. they reported as no show to open table More

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

From the time we walked in to the time we left, the service was excellent! Tray, Rocky and Miguel made us feel like real VIPs. We almost didn’t eat our main course because we stuffed ourselves with the delicious bread basket and seductive butters and oil plate. The main dishes were delicate and had the perfect mix of spices and flavors. My only complaint is that there was a very loud and obviously drunk group right in front of us, but that was no fault of the Foundation Room. The staff did a wonderful job of handling them in a professional and tasteful manner. More

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Main KitchenMain Kitchen
109 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Good place for a business lunch. Good pizza and salads and good service. More

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

Sunday night happy hour More

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

Great food and wine. The service was excellent and professional More

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The GroveThe Grove
2232 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Excellent food and service worth the drive from Louisiana More

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

Wonderful service and even better food. Excellent experience. More

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Hearsay Market SquareHearsay Market Square
1427 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

Went for Restaurant Weeks- food and menu were great! More

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

Food was great, service was great, music was great. Very nice spot in downtown. This is a place that I would return to. More

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La FisheriaLa Fisheria
155 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Houston

Great restaurant from food to service!! Highly recommend and we will be coming back!! More

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

A great oasis for lunch. The food never disappoints. More

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III Forks - HoustonIII Forks - Houston
1720 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

Lunch was perfect! I was there to participate in Houston Restaurants Week More

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

Everything is great, Chicken Lemone was super tonight More

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

Two friends and I celebrate birthdays together by going to restaurants around Houston. Massa''s South Coast Grill is where we went on a Saturday night downtown. The service was excellent and the menu filled with delightful chooses. All the food that came to our table was eaten vigorously! Calamari appetizers, Grilled Shrimp & Grits, Pecan Crusted Trout, warm bread and cheesecake for the birthday girl and the portions are very generous and delicious. Can't say enough about the professional staff and the owner came by to see how we were. Will go back again. 1331 Lamar across from the Four Season's. Check it out! More

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

We had wonderful service ever with ordering the buffet! Great experience! More

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SpindletopSpindletop
2040 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

Service was great. Portions were somewhat small. We went for restaurant week. Ambiance was nice and food was 4/5 stars. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - DowntownMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown
1881 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

Atlantic Salmon was surprisingly delicious More

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

Great food; we tried various appetizers, soups, salads, entrees (steak’s out of this world) side dishes, and last but not least, various deserts...... all excellent! More

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

Great place to relax and enjoy company quite and laidback More

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Downtown AquariumDowntown Aquarium
667 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

The staff was amazing. They took time to answer our questions regarding the fishes. The food was great. The atmosphere was incredible. More

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

The food was superb, the martinis first rate and the service was excellent. This restaurant has it all. More

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

Great food, gumbo is fabulous, great value and super nice staff! More

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

We met a friend we haven’t seen in over a year and she enjoyed the variety of the menu and I loved my redfish salad. More

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Kulture RestaurantKulture Restaurant
18 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Houston

Amazing food. Table shared the riblets, fried okra, collard dip, house salad, shrimp and grits, oxtail, yams...and maybe a couple other things. Everything was outstanding except for the shrimp and grits (which was good, albeit standard). For desert we shared the bread pudding (exceptional) and the dreamsicle pound cake (surprisingly delightful). They had live music going at the time was really loud and made it really hard to have a conversation. If it weren't for that, this would have been close to perfect. They also offer parking validation, which is a big plus! More

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

Wonderful service. The summer fruit dessert was terrific! More

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

We celebrated my father's birthday and our service was outstanding. 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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Le BistroLe Bistro
589 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Houston

I have always liked this restaurant. Great food, excellent service and unbeatable value More

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

It was me and my hubby's date night. We had a great time. The foor and drinks were on point. I had the brisket taco's, which were amazing. The hurricane drink reminded me of the hurricane you get at Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans. More

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

Not a bad spot for pasta and pizza! Value is good, and it’s close to some downtown attractions at GreenStreet. More

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

Very pleased with the entire evening. I would definitely recommend More

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Birraporetti's - Theater DistrictBirraporetti's - Theater District
1828 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

We were a party of four, there to see a show afterwards. Based on our reservation time of 5:30, the server assumed this and had our food out to us very quickly. Everything was hot, well presented and delicious. By the time we left, the restaurant was full and I can understand why. More

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

Ambiance, Customer Service, and Cuisine was phenomenalKeep up the outstanding service More

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BatangaBatanga
917 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Houston

Great service and we had the restaurant week menu. The bacon wrapped dates, garlic potatoes and trace leches cake were all excellent. More

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

We had a lovely experience at our first visit to The Pearl. Our waitress was attentive, the food was fresh and cooked perfectly, and most importantly, delicious! More

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

The restaurant is inside the Icon Hotel right off the lobby and it is a lovely place The service by Maria was awesome she was knowledgeable and very friendly. The lunch food choice was very good and all of the 3 plates was very good. The value was excellent. More

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

Came into town for a concert and this spot was near the venue. Very quiet for a Saturday night (about 6:30?) but quick and friendly service. Food was good and definitely fairly portioned! I recommend the queso, salsa, guacamole flight, well worth the price— couldn’t finish the whole thing between two people. As well, we were served the biggest queso bowl ever, which was awesome. 5 tacos were easily split between the two of us and we were definitely full. If I lived in Houston, this would definitely be a regular spot for me. I hope to come back again one day! More

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The DistrictThe District
93 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

The food was amazing, only rivaled by the fantastic staff. Will definitely be coming back! 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 New York Pizzeria - DowntownRusso’s New York 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

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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Downtown Houston Diners' Choice Winners

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

The entire experience made for a magical evening! Thank you David and Nate! More

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Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - HoustonVic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston
4264 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

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

The Houston Restaurant Week menu is a great value. Our server, Jason, was great Very friendly and attentive. The wine recommendation was perfect. We really enjoyed our evening and never felt rushed. More

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Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
1065 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

It was a very nice ambiance and the service is always five star. The food was so savory and delicious. I went to have a birthday lunch alone and it was so peaceful! More

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

Had an excellent Mel here with friends. I had the wild boar tamale, taco and sausage. The tamale was the best I ever had. Drinks were small and a bit pricey. Handmade quacamoleole and queso did were outstanding. Friends enjoyed their meals as well. More

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

Two friends and I celebrate birthdays together by going to restaurants around Houston. Massa''s South Coast Grill is where we went on a Saturday night downtown. The service was excellent and the menu filled with delightful chooses. All the food that came to our table was eaten vigorously! Calamari appetizers, Grilled Shrimp & Grits, Pecan Crusted Trout, warm bread and cheesecake for the birthday girl and the portions are very generous and delicious. Can't say enough about the professional staff and the owner came by to see how we were. Will go back again. 1331 Lamar across from the Four Season's. Check it out! More

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

Food was great, service was great, music was great. Very nice spot in downtown. This is a place that I would return to. More

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III Forks - HoustonIII Forks - Houston
1720 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

Lunch was perfect! I was there to participate in Houston Restaurants Week More

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

Great place to relax and enjoy company quite and laidback More

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La FisheriaLa Fisheria
155 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Houston

Great restaurant from food to service!! Highly recommend and we will be coming back!! More

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