The Best Places to Eat in Houston

As we all know, everything is bigger in Texas—and the same goes for Houston. Houston is home to a wide collection of cultures that have truly inspired the dining options in the area. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Whether Houston diners are looking for contemporary flavors or homestyle country cooking, there are plentiful amounts of iconic Houston dishes to choose from, especially when it comes to steak. Read on to find where to eat when spending time in this Texas treasure.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:McCormick & Schmick's - Houston (Downtown), Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria, Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Steak, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Galleria / Uptown
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

McCormick & Schmick's - Houston (Downtown)

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,296 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

Upscale steak options unite with luxury seafood selections at McCormick & Shmick's Seafood & Steaks. This clubby restaurant is acclaimed for its culinary excellence and features fine dining with equal...

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria

$$$$·Steak·
Galleria / Uptown
7,274 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

For homestyle cooking fans, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is a must-have during any Houston visit. Tender grilled steaks are paired with premium side selections that are made from scratch in the restaurant ...

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Steak in Houston

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
6,133 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

At Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse, expect upscale dining, an elegant atmosphere, and rustic flavors. The USDA prime filet mignon is served in 8 oz and 12 oz options and can be paired with a wide selection...

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Steakhouse in Houston

B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Heights / Washington
4,856 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Other filet mignon options pale in comparison to the B&B classic 10 oz filet mignon. Top this delicious beef selection with Truffle Butter for an updated take on this classic cut of beef. B&B Butcher'...

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Steakhouse in Houston

Fleming's Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$·Steak·
River Oaks
1,349 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Enjoy a high-end steakhouse setting with delicious aged prime beef selections. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse offers a more classic take on the iconic Houston dish, filet mignon. A wide selection of seafo...

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Romantic in Houston

Steak 48 - Houston

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

Houston's dining culture has been infused with many modern restaurants in the past years and the upscale, elegant Steak 48 is a perfect example of an iconic, contemporary eatery in the Houston area. T...

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Steakhouse in Houston
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Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Galleria

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Galleria / Uptown
1,811 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Traditional steakhouse dishes are served in a clubby atmosphere at the contemporary Morton's The Steakhouse. The top 2% of beef available in the U.S. is proudly served at Morton's. The filet mignon cu...

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Shula's Steak House - Hyatt Regency Houston

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
650 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups

At Shula's Steak House, former football coach Don Shula is serving up an inspired menu of steakhouse options. Located in the Hyatt Regency Houston, Shula's Steak House is the perfect option for touris...

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Galleria / Uptown
4,207 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Conveniently located inside the Galleria, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse features opulent decor and hearty menu options. Del Frisco's take on the iconic Houston staple, filet mignon, includes 8 ...

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Lynn's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Westside
870 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List

Family owned and operated Lynn's Steakhouse offers homestyle cooking in an upscale setting. The elegant white tablecloth design that is prominently featured in the dining room has delighted guests sin...

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Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Westside
2,726 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

Dating back to 1936, Brenner's Steakhouse features elegant, woody decor and a delightful garden patio. This upscale steakhouse featured premium choice beef for its iconic Houston staple, the filet mig...

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Scenic View in Houston

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Champions

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Champions
6,365 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Live jazz music and an upscale setting make Perry's Steakhouse & Grille stand out against similar eateries. The live music and enjoyable setting make Perry's Steakhouse & Grille different from other s...

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Steamboat House

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Willowbrook/Tomball
852 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Historic murals, flags, and Texas memorabilia make the Steamboat House a true representative of the Lone Star state. The Steamboat House features a more traditional take on the iconic Houston dish, fi...

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Roka Akor - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
1,068 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

While Roka Akor already has an impressive sushi menu, the Japanese restaurant is also serving up many delicious flavors of beef. The newcomer to the Houston restaurant scene also proudly houses top-qu...

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Steakhouse in Houston