The Best Bars for Foodies in Houston

As the biggest city in Texas, Houston has some big shoes to fill in a state where everything's bigger. This vibrant city does not disappoint. Exuberant and unapologetically Southern, Houston surprisingly represents the most ethnically diverse area in the U.S.! To boot, the city houses high-powered businesses, high-culture entertainment and all the pomp and flair of a true metropolis. In addition to The Space Center, the Houston Zoo, and The Galleria along with a lively music and arts scene, Houston also has over 11,000 restaurants and bars! It has a pulsing nightlife, and if you seek someplace to enjoy a refreshing drink, good food, and entertainment, well, Houston, you have landed. Check out our Tastemaker List of the best bars in Houston.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Taste Bar + Kitchen, MAD, Bisou
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Comfort Food, Spanish, Continental
Neighborhoods:Midtown / Montrose, River Oaks
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Taste Bar + Kitchen

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Midtown / Montrose
671 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic

Located on Bagby Street in Midtown, Taste Bar + Kitchen is one of the best bars in Houston for craft cocktails. With a concept inspired by Chef Don Bowie and entrepreneur Kevin Kelley, it offers an en...

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Hot Spot in Houston
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MAD

$$$$·Spanish·
River Oaks
1,248 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Tapas

MAD is a unique restaurant and bar concept inspired by Madrid’s famous nightlife. It features the most popular form of Spanish gastronomy: classical and modern tapas and rice, meats and fish cooked on...

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Bisou

$$$$·Continental·
River Oaks
869 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-night Find

Bisou, located on Westheimer Road in the River Oaks neighborhood, is a new concept by Cle Group with Master Chef of France Frederic Perrier at the helm. If offers a unique combination of Continental C...

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Late Night Find in Houston

Kulture Restaurant

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
187 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Live Music

Kulture is a casual restaurant and bar located on Avenida de Las Americas right in the heart of downtown. It’s a popular place with Houstonians, visiting business folks, downtown locals and event atte...

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Mastro's Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$·Steak·
Galleria / Uptown
2,772 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

Located on West Loop South, this Mastro’s Steakhouse is the first to pop up in Houston. The restaurant chain offers elevated cuisine, an upscale atmosphere and impeccable service. Beloved by both loca...

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Most Booked in Houston

Moxies - Houston

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
637 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date

Moxie’s, located on Westheimer Road in the Galleria / Uptown neighborhood, is a trendy bar and restaurant that promises a superb dining experience. Culinary Architect, Chef Brandon Thordarson, creates...

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Steak 48 - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
6,993 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Steak 48 is a fantastic place to enjoy fine dining and drinks in the River Oaks neighborhood. It’s a warm, contemporary steakhouse featuring prime steaks, a raw bar, and an extensive selection of fres...

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Steakhouse in Houston
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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - The Woodlands

$$$$·Seafood·
The Woodlands
3,036 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

Truluck’s, located on Hughes Landing in The Woodlands, is a high-end dining destination featuring one of the best bars in Houston. They serve fresh, high-quality crab and fresh seafood from their own ...

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Best Ambiance in Houston

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,332 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food

House of Blues Restaurant and Bar is a casual spot for great food and drinks in Houston. Conveniently located near the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Houston Theater District, it offers an ...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Houston
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Warehouse 72

$$$$·Contemporary American·
River Oaks
380 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

Warehouse 72, located on Katy Freeway in River Oaks, is a casual gathering spot for excellent food and drinks. The restaurant features industrial aesthetics, commissioned artwork and outstanding hospi...

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Contemporary American in Houston
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Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - The Woodlands

$$$$·Seafood·
The Woodlands
1,920 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant and Bar, located on Six Pines Drive in The Woodlands, is a casually elegant place to escape the bustle of the city. It features a tranquil environment with awesome seafood an...

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Healthy in The Woodlands

Sambuca Restaurant - Houston

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,079 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Located in the historic Rice Hotel downtown, Sambuca is Houston’s only rock’n’roll dinner club. They serve American food with a focus on seafood and steak and a selection of pizzas, salads, pastas and...

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Hot Spot in Houston

51fifteen Cuisine & Cocktails

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Galleria / Uptown
919 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Live Music
  • Great for Lunch

Located on the second floor of Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston’s Galleria Mall, 51Fifteen Cuisine and Cocktails is a five-star restaurant featuring Globally Inspired and Locally-minded cuisine. It’s a pe...

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Contemporary American in Houston

Ouzo Bay-Houston

$$$$·Greek·
River Oaks
749 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Ouzo Bay is the second of two swanky, side-by-side restaurants that Baltimore-based Atlas Restaurant Group brought to Houston. Located in River Oaks District, they serve authentic Mediterranean cuisin...

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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - River Oaks

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
1,324 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic

For great steaks, fine wine and an elegant dining experience, head to Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille on West Gray Street in the River Oaks neighborhood. Remaining true to its southeast Houston roots, P...

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Zanti Cucina Italiana - The Woodlands

$$$$·Italian·
The Woodlands
1,077 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

Zanti Cucina Italiana, located on Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands, offers authentic Italian cuisine in a high-end casual atmosphere. The interior features contemporary decor with a charming out...

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Neighborhood Gem in The Woodlands