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Downtown Houston Restaurants

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - HoustonVic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston
4694 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

My wife and I came here on her birthday and we enjoyed ourselves a lot. The chicken fried New York strip was soooo good. I love the atmosphere there for an occasional splurge or celebration. More

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PotentePotente
487 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

We had a wonderful experience and the food was amazing! More

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - DowntownPappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown
1184 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

The aged steaks are the best in Houston. The wine list is extensive, but it is much higher priced than some other steak houses. Very good special occasion restaurant. More

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Irma's SouthwestIrma's Southwest
301 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Downtown, Houston

All good. Very attentive service sitting at the bar. More

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

It was our second time there and the food is amazing, the service on point and the drinks and entertainment were excellent. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown
1165 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

Exceptional service and great steaks; loved every part of our experience and food. The management and staff really know how to make us feel special and live up to the Morton’s name. Thanks again for helping us celebrate my brothers 40th bday. More

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

My wife and I had dinner before a show next door at the House of Blues. The food was excellent and Antonio’s service was perfect. We have always enjoyed Mia Bella’s. More

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Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
1136 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

The greet and wait staff really know how to deliver a memorable dining experience. Attentive, knowledgeable, and possessed a style to make one feel special. For example, my wife was late; however, instead of frustration from the greater, I was escorted to the bar, introduced to bartender, told to have a drink and enjoy and our table would be ready when we are. Upon arrival, my wife was escorted to my side and offered a drink. The waitress assisted with the wine selection (did a very good job) and explained food preparation techniques that help us choose the perfect dish to our taste / expectations. Nice job! More

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III Forks - HoustonIII Forks - Houston
1853 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

Anniversary More

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

We dined before a concert so reserved a booth which was just perfect. The guacamole was the best we have had in Houston served with house made chips. Snapper tempura, fish tacos and the burger made with brisket meat were all delicious and devoured by each guest. Just perfect in every way! More

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

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The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. More

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Red & White Wine BistroRed & White Wine Bistro
566 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

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Kulture RestaurantKulture Restaurant
81 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Houston

In honor of my friend's birthday, we met for lunch. The ambiance was nice, the food filling, & the service was prompt, personable & friendly. More

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Capone's Oven & BarCapone's Oven & Bar
8 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown, Houston

Good place to go and get a good pizza. I understand there is live music, but not this time More

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The GroveThe Grove
2372 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

My expirence was great!! I would definitely be back for brunch!!! More

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Hearsay Market SquareHearsay Market Square
1602 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

We love Hearsay. More

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Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster HotelCultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
1020 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

The sea scallops were incredible and served with a lovely salad! More

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

It was an amazing experience. The food was great and I loved the ambiance. The only thing I would note is that the knife on my plate had food on it, so I had to switch out with the plate next to me. More

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Diana American GrillDiana American Grill
381 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

We enjoy coming to Diana before every play. We always request bar top dining; it’s the only way to go. On this night, Jonathan was bestowing his expertise (i.e. training 😃) on Sarah. They were both so friendly & engaging, as well as consummate professionals. Water glasses were always topped off without us even noticing and the courses/entrees were delivered at a good pace. Thanks so much for such a wonderful dining experience, Jonathan & Sarah! We look forward to seeing both of you again soon. More

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

The food was great. Excellent venue for large parties. Services was great as well. We will be back to visit. More

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Lucienne - Hotel AlessandraLucienne - Hotel Alessandra
132 reviews
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European | Downtown, Houston

Wonderful restaurant, fabulous food and service. We did the six course wine pairing. Had to take some food home because it was too much! But really wonderful. Quiet atmosphere, perfect for conversation. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - DowntownMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown
2031 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

McCormick’s has some of the best seafood in Downtown Houston. The oysters and mixed cocktails are my favorites. There’s no better place to get extremely delicious and fresh oysters at a very reasonable price! Customer service there is a 10/10. Waiters will describe every item to perfection and give amazing recommendations. More

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

Celebrated my birthday here... Salmon and short ribs were very good... Ambiance was great... Loved that we didn't have to go somewhere else to dance... Should system for dancing seemed like it should be better but dj played a great mix of music... More

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La FisheriaLa Fisheria
209 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Houston

This is the first time we’ve been at La Fisheria but it won’t be the last. Our sever, Sergio was very courteous and fast. The food is outstanding! For desert we had churros with a chocolate sauce and dulce de leche. It was yummy! The desert took a little longer than usual to come to our table so they it gave to us in the house. I think that speak for itself of the great costumer service they have. We will definitely be back soon at La Fisheria. More

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

Food was incredible. Best steak I have had in a very long time. The waitress was very nice and even helped up find another table when two of our friends surprised us at the restaurant. The staff was very nice and the atmosphere was great. Overall great restaurant. Would recommend to anyone! More

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Downtown AquariumDowntown Aquarium
886 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

We had fun jus wish we were closer to the fish tank More

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Le BistroLe Bistro
612 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Houston

We were very pleased with the service and meals we received at LeBistro for lunch. Our server was knowledgeable and most pleasant. The food was of great quality and fashionably prepared. We plan on visiting again very soon- merci beaucoup!! More

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

Excellent service. Food fine. Expensive for breakfast. More

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

Houston has no idea how lucky they are to have Chef Troy Deano. We in Louisiana miss him and his delicious cooking! Every dish was amazing, but ones that stood out were the pork belly, brussel sprouts, duck confit, butternut squash, shrimp and grits, and roasted chicken! Thank you for an amazing night Chef Troy and crew! More

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - HoustonHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
1112 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Group dining at separate tables. Friendly staff, good food, fast service and music! More

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

Very nice place for lunch. We had pizza which was phenomenal. The humus for our appetizer was tasty also. Very cool atmosphere. WILL be going back for their happy hour! More

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SpindletopSpindletop
2328 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

We really enjoyed out evening out there. Food was delicious, waitress was superkind and the atmosphere with the view was astonishing. I am happy about having the chance to have dinner there. More

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Phil and DereksPhil and Dereks
192 reviews
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Cajun | Downtown, Houston

Everything was delicious and great. More

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The Blue Fish - BayouThe Blue Fish - Bayou
669 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Houston

I thought at first the Lobster Roll was pricey..until I had it. Worth it! More

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Main KitchenMain Kitchen
134 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Very tasty and underrated downtown hotel restaurant. All of the classics, done well - but leave plenty of time, the kitchen is quite slow in preparing and bringing out food! More

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

The waitstaff seamed understaffed. More

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

Great Easter Day brunch with a good selection and entertainment More

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

The event was my first time visiting The Foundation Room. Very nice atmosphere and the drinks were really good. There weren't many waitresses available, so it took quite some time to place orders and receive them. Better to just walk up to the bar. More

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

We got to the restaurant about 15 minutes early for our reservation and they sat us immediately. The wait staff was great. Food was above outstanding. This is our second time visiting RA and they were just as good as the first time. We will be coming back for sure. More

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Birraporetti's - Theater DistrictBirraporetti's - Theater District
2113 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

Delicious food and generous wine pours! If you are doing any of the downtown theaters or music, it can't be beat. The adjacent parking is easy and reasonable ($10 event price in a secured garage) with the restaurant right downstairs and venues within easy walks. The dark interior gives an elegant vibe. The food is always outstanding. Had a happy hour special of the bruschetta...wow delicious on garlic bread slices. A meal in itself. Everything I have seen and had is wonderful, but I'm a regular for the eggplant parmigiana. Love this place and it makes attending any event downtown very easy. And a great meal at surprisingly very reasonable prices. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - HoustonHard Rock Cafe - Houston
144 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Great restaurant with great servers and great management More

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

A very nice surprise! The location was a little questionable and when we arrived there were only a few cars in the lot, which made us hesitate. However, as the evening went on more customers arrived. The food and service was great and good sized menu with a broad range of choices. I would definitely return. More

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

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I have had dinner at the other District 7 location, and this one is just as good! Don’t be put off by the counter service, this is not a fast food joint. More

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BatangaBatanga
1055 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Houston

Calamari is HALF a small plate with a lot of full head/tentacles pieces. Great flavor but not a fan of the large full pieces. Spring roll just plain from freezer box and heat. Thumbs down on them. Fish tacos are good. Beet salad great. Skirt steak good. All portions are small. More

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

This food is some of the best I’ve had in Houston. Also, service is impeccable every time. More

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The DistrictThe District
141 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

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Our server was attentive and provided excellent service all night. The food was awesome from salads to BBQ macaroni and cheese. After the Symphony, we walked back to The District going to the parking garage and the restaurant manager actually escorted us to the elevator lobby through his back door and it was greatly appreciated. More

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

My family took my fiancé and i to celebrate our engagement. I’ve been coming to this location since i was 2 years old, I’m 40 this year. So it was a very special moment to celebrate at this particular location. As always everything was perfect, delicious, enjoyable and a great time. The only down fall was that we were sat in the back of the restaurant and it was very hot. Other than that it was an amazing time as always. More

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

Generous helpings of very tasty food. Accommodated business lunch for 9 easily. Made reservations in advance. More

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

The buffet was nice . The poor waitress kept checking in my drink and apologizing. The bar was very slow More

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El Big BadEl Big Bad
157 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Houston

Great time More

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

Line and Lariat is a great restaurant in the beautifully elegant “old” Hotel Icon. Both the restaurant and the hotel are a reminder of the Houston business world of long ago. L & L food is delicious and the portion sizes are very generous. The menu is not extensive but the build your salad and Thai bowl options increase the number of options to choose from even if you have to design it yourself. I have had dinner and lunch their several times and the atmosphere is quiet and conversation friendly. More

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Russo’s New York Pizzeria - DowntownRusso’s New York Pizzeria - Downtown
2 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown, Houston

Great place do go on the weekend . Russo's is not to busy on Saturday because Russo's is busier during the work week. Great Russo's Village Pizza! 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

Sapporo Japanese Sushi & BarSapporo Japanese Sushi & Bar
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Japanese | Downtown, Houston

Bringing you the highest quality hibachi, sashami, and sushi. 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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Downtown Houston Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Houston's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - HoustonVic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston
4694 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

My wife and I came here on her birthday and we enjoyed ourselves a lot. The chicken fried New York strip was soooo good. I love the atmosphere there for an occasional splurge or celebration. More

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PotentePotente
487 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

We had a wonderful experience and the food was amazing! More

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - DowntownPappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown
1184 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

The aged steaks are the best in Houston. The wine list is extensive, but it is much higher priced than some other steak houses. Very good special occasion restaurant. More

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

It was our second time there and the food is amazing, the service on point and the drinks and entertainment were excellent. More

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Irma's SouthwestIrma's Southwest
301 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Downtown, Houston

All good. Very attentive service sitting at the bar. More

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Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
1136 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

The greet and wait staff really know how to deliver a memorable dining experience. Attentive, knowledgeable, and possessed a style to make one feel special. For example, my wife was late; however, instead of frustration from the greater, I was escorted to the bar, introduced to bartender, told to have a drink and enjoy and our table would be ready when we are. Upon arrival, my wife was escorted to my side and offered a drink. The waitress assisted with the wine selection (did a very good job) and explained food preparation techniques that help us choose the perfect dish to our taste / expectations. Nice job! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown
1165 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

Exceptional service and great steaks; loved every part of our experience and food. The management and staff really know how to make us feel special and live up to the Morton’s name. Thanks again for helping us celebrate my brothers 40th bday. More

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III Forks - HoustonIII Forks - Houston
1853 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

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Kulture RestaurantKulture Restaurant
81 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Houston

In honor of my friend's birthday, we met for lunch. The ambiance was nice, the food filling, & the service was prompt, personable & friendly. More

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

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The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. More

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Downtown Houston's dining scene has something to offer any visitor no matter what type of cuisine they are searching for. The city boasts some of the finest barbecue joints in the state of Texas. The tantalizing scent of slow-cooked beef brisket will draw your attention to some of the best local spots. There are various types of eateries offering everything from the latest in African food to homestyle Italian dishes. The local restaurants are open early and late, so you'll have the opportunity for a quick bite before you start your day or after a long night out. You can also enjoy a relaxing lunch at a local French cafe or dinner options that range from fine dining at wine bars to casual menus that are perfect for starting off an evening.