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Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - HoustonVic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston
4579 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

Food and service was excellent!!! Will be visting restaurant again. More

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PotentePotente
430 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

Valentine’s Day. Food was different and wonderful. Service was perfect. More

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

Valentines weekend More

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - DowntownPappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown
1108 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We had reservations and we were seated right away. The service was great and very timely. More

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

Great place close to the Toyota Center; stop in prior to events. Just get there early enough - fills up! More

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Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
1115 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

One of our favorites downtown as lunch be the food, service and atmosphere. My husband and I each ordered the power lunch. The pasta bolognese and the salmon entrees were delicious and well-presented. The flourless chocolate cake and tiramisu were both wonderful. The service was friendly and efficient. We will be back! More

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III Forks - HoustonIII Forks - Houston
1818 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

The Lamb was amazing and sonwas the wine! Great service. More

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The GroveThe Grove
2333 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Great food, service, & atmosphere. More

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

Elegant atmosphere, with friendly helpful staff. Food was delicious! More

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

Excellent food and service. Had the fixed menu for Valentine’s Day and all the food was incredible More

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

The short rib tacos were delicious. Cocktails mixed by David were delightful. Beautiful decor. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown
1136 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

The food was great! The second order of filet Mignon was a little over cooked, though. The waitress was very nice and professional! More

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

Mark Sexton the manager was extraordinarily nice very outgoing very friendly invited us to try the four seasons in our area which is where he used to work before he came to Houston which we truly intend to do. He was a delightful person and we enjoyed meeting him More

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

Amazing food and great service. Convenient to the theater friendly staff with great ambiance. More

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

We love this place! Kids love it! The food is great! Atmosphere is great! Waitstaff is great! Can't wait to get here again. More

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

Our waiter Tony was phenomenal! The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious! More

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Hearsay Market SquareHearsay Market Square
1561 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

We went there for our anniversary dinner. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly, and food was delicious. The restaurant treated us to dessert and coffee. We will definitely go there again. More

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

Great experience More

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

The food was fantastic! The flavors and uniqueness of the items were exceptional. The service was great as they made us feel like VIP. More

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

May need to put more staff especially on special occasions More

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Downtown AquariumDowntown Aquarium
826 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

We had the best time!! Thank you for excellent service and the best meal we’ve had in Houston! More

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

First time to try this restaurant. Great lunch experience! Excellent food and service. More

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

OMG! Red and White Wine Bistro is the perfect place if you're looking to impress your guest. The food is delicious, the ambience is classy, the customer service is exceptional. I can't wait to RSVP again. More

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

Amazing food! Good drinks, great time. Can’t wait to go back! More

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Kulture RestaurantKulture Restaurant
53 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Houston

The environment was perfect and I will recommend this restaurant to my friends. The drinks were really good and the food was outstanding. As my grandma Tee Tee would say this place was lit. Gang gang!! Got dat hittah right there. More

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

This is our 3rd time at Diana for lunch and every time the food is better and service is always on point. More

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

Top notch sushi! Probably the best in town! Try the Ahí Tuna Tower as a mouth opener and then dive in into their amazing rolls. Great ambience too! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - DowntownMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown
1996 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

Food was great, service was great, and atmosphere was great. I thought the price was high. We had no alcohol, no appetizers, and no dessert. We had 2 teas, 2 lunch entrees, and 1 coffee. $102 for 2 people to have lunch on a Thursday. More

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

Went on Valentine's day, had a reservation for 8pm we sat around 8:15. After ordering our food came out really quick even for a regular night not to mention they were busy for VDay. Overall the service was great and so was the food! Definitely coming back here. More

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Le BistroLe Bistro
605 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Houston

I have never had a holiday supper there and decided we would go. It was superb!!!! I had the lobster and I haven’t had one cooked as perfectly in YEARS! More

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - HoustonHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
1048 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Great pulled pork and sweet potato fries! Great burger and awesome key lime pie! More

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SpindletopSpindletop
2265 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Houston

Valentine's day dinner but they only had select items available. I just wish we had more options to pick from More

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

Awesome sushi . Love the environment More

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

The food was seasoned and cooked to perfection, my waiter Joseph was very speedy and attentive. More

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

Everything is good and on point! Thanks for a great party!!! More

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La FisheriaLa Fisheria
186 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Houston

Wow!! Amazing ceviche selection and tasted amazing!! More

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Birraporetti's - Theater DistrictBirraporetti's - Theater District
2034 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

Wonderful. Very romantic. Comfortable atmosphere. Friendly staff. Lots of room. Food is excellent. More

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Main KitchenMain Kitchen
131 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

The food was delicious, but our waitress didn’t fill our water glasses until asked and even then it took multiple reminders for the water glass to finally be filled. More

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BatangaBatanga
1009 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Houston

Loved the music , drinks and food. The atmosphere is also very entertaining More

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

My wife and I loved this place. Great food, friendly staff, fancy atmosphere. More

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

Everything was really wonderful. This is a very elegant place and I will be back. 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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The DistrictThe District
128 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

Great place!’ More

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

I didn't quite have a good experience. The chef wasn't very attentive, he did some things that we all felt were unsanitary. He poured the sesame seeds down his arm into the rice he was cooking. In addition, he wasn't very attentive with the portions he served. The chicken and steak were over cooked. I have had way better chefs. Very bad experience. More

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

Great food and wonderful value. The service was a little slower than usual, but overall a good experience. More

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

We celebrated our anniversary at the Hard Rock Cafe while visiting Houston. The manager Ted made for a great experience. He was very attentive and was hands on with assisting the servers. The food was delicious and was hot and came out timely. We will be back for sure! More

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

Excellent service. Food fine. Expensive for breakfast. More

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

Much better experience this time. Service was timely. Food was better than the average hotel dining room. We come to stay overnight at the Hilton and eat here before concerts we are attending at Toyota Center. More

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

Food and staff were fantastic. The location is interesting and aside from construction next door everything about our meal was perfect. 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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Line & LariatLine & Lariat
742 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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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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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
4579 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Houston

Food and service was excellent!!! Will be visting restaurant again. More

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

Valentines weekend More

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PotentePotente
430 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

Valentine’s Day. Food was different and wonderful. Service was perfect. More

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - DowntownPappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown
1108 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We had reservations and we were seated right away. The service was great and very timely. More

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Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
1115 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

One of our favorites downtown as lunch be the food, service and atmosphere. My husband and I each ordered the power lunch. The pasta bolognese and the salmon entrees were delicious and well-presented. The flourless chocolate cake and tiramisu were both wonderful. The service was friendly and efficient. We will be back! More

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

Great place close to the Toyota Center; stop in prior to events. Just get there early enough - fills up! More

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

Excellent food and service. Had the fixed menu for Valentine’s Day and all the food was incredible More

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The GroveThe Grove
2333 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Great food, service, & atmosphere. More

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

The short rib tacos were delicious. Cocktails mixed by David were delightful. Beautiful decor. More

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III Forks - HoustonIII Forks - Houston
1818 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Houston

The Lamb was amazing and sonwas the wine! Great service. 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.