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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.

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13 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:McCormick & Schmick's - Houston (Downtown), Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria, Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Galleria / Uptown
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McCormick & Schmick's - Houston (Downtown)

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.4
2318 reviews
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 equally famous bar food options. McCormick's take on the iconic Houston steak meal included premium cuts of beef paired with delicious side options. Fole Grass Butter, Truffle Butter, or Truffle Frites enhance any of the steak selections on the menu. The Center Cut Filet Mignon is a local fan favorite and comes in 6 oz or 8 oz options. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks offer an upscale atmosphere with more contemporary takes on the homestyle cooking methods so iconic to Houston, Texas.

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria

$$$$
Steakhouse
Galleria / Uptown
4.9
7738 reviews
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 daily. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse features a prime filet mignon for its iconic steak dish. The beef is seasoned with kosher salt, black pepper, and a delicious butter spread to make the flavors stand out. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse stands apart due to its high quality of USDA prime beef. The meat selections are dry-aged in-house to offer genuine Houston flavors to diners. Roasted wild mushrooms or fresh jumbo asparagus are only two of the premium side options that can be paired with this iconic cut of beef.

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Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.8
6347 reviews
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 of side options or salads. Popular to the area is the spinach salad featuring poached quail eggs, zesty oranges, fresh avocado, an original pumpkin seed brittle, and a sweet sherry vinaigrette. These large cuts of filet mignon represent the classic flavors of Texas enhanced with contemporary options for a modern take on a traditional, homestyle favorite. Other favorite side options include the heart duck fat potations or the savory mushroom gnocchi. Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse is the perfect choice for an elegant dining experience and superior dining atmosphere.

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B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Houston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Heights / Washington
4.7
5696 reviews
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's & Restaurant is made famous for its cooked to order steaks, upscale setting, and contemporary side selections. Cantonese style roasted cauliflower is a savory pairing to the classic 10 oz cut of the filet mignon. If guests are looking for homestyle flavors, B&B's take on the family classic, mac & cheese, is sure to impress. B&B Butcher's & Restaurant is not only home to the iconic Houston dish, filet mignon, but also features a large selection of luxury seafood options.

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$
Steak
River Oaks
4.8
1389 reviews
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 seafood pairings and hearty sides make Fleming's a must-have during any visit to Houston. The iconic filet mignon captures the premium ingredients of the Houston area and maintains the more traditional flavors that make this dish a classic. Guests looking for a more modern take on the traditional filet mignon can pair their meal with the Ahi Tuna Poke starter for fresh wasabi cream and made-to-order crispy wonton chips for an updated take on this classic Houston standard.

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Steak 48 - Houston

$$$$
Steakhouse
River Oaks
4.9
8342 reviews
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. The filet mignon at this high-end steakhouse featured responsibly farmed beef that is wet aged 28 days and then hand cut in-house by Steak 48's master butcher. Enjoy the petite filet mignon at a respectable 8 oz or the bone-in filet mignon that is offered in 12oz or 18oz options. Toppings for this delicious cut of beef include Truffle Butter, Chef Style Burrata, Black Truffle Green Peppercorn, Black Truffle Sauteed Maine Lobster, and many other savory topping choices. These side item selections are unique and feature ingredients that come from local Houston sources. Steak 48 is a perfect choice to enjoy Houston culture and cuisine.

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Galleria

$$$$
Steakhouse
Galleria / Uptown
4.8
1868 reviews
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 cut claims to be "The Best Steak... Anywhere"! Morton's The Steakhouse has been awarded multiple honors for its tasty menu and its heart filet mignon lives up to these acclaims. Pair the prime filet mignon with delicious side dishes such as bacon and onion mac and cheese, sauteed spinach and button mushroom, and multiple fresh side options. The mixed grill selection even offers filet mignon paired with two grilled shrimp and two bacon wrapped scallops. Morton's The Steakhouse is the perfect choice for upscale steakhouse fare.

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Shula's Steak House - Hyatt Regency Houston

$$$$
Steak
Downtown
3.9
653 reviews
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 tourists who are hoping to get a taste of Texas beef. Shula's take on the iconic Houston meal, filet mignon, include custom center cuts of premium black Angus brand beef. Pair this delicious steak with a tasty, premium started such as the lobster bisque, french onion soup, or blackened tenderloin tips. Shula's Steak House makes customer satisfaction a top priority which is why every steak is cooked to order and the restaurant only used premium steak cuts.

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Galleria / Uptown
4.4
4245 reviews
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 oz, 12 oz, and bone-in filet options. The chateau mashed potatoes, thin green beans, and red wine demi-glace are the perfect pairings for the savory filet mignon medallions. Dishes can be paired with impressive started such as the Shanghai-style fried calamari or charred octopus. Del Frisco's features the perfect collection of traditional steakhouse fare paired with fresh seafood options for a unique menu that is sure to delight guests. Classic steakhouse dining choices and seafood make for an eclectic selection and a pleasant pairing of flavors for visitors to Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse to enjoy.

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Lynn's Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Westside
4.8
944 reviews
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 since the restaurant's conception. Lynn's Steakhouse features a delicious selection of traditional Texas meals and has a more classic take on the iconic Houston dish, the filet mignon. Pair the filet mignon with delicious seafood pairings or savory side options. Lynn's Steakhouse is serving up homestyle Texas cooking and is a must-stop during any visit to the Houston area. Enjoy family cooking and pleasant Houston dining fare.

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Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway

$$$$
Steakhouse
Westside
4.7
2891 reviews
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 mignon. Side items have updated takes on contemporary flavors in order to demonstrate the culinary mastery of the restaurant's chef. Brenner's Steakhouse is an ideal option for guests who are hoping to enjoy a more elevated steakhouse experience. While there are many dining options for the iconic Houston dish, filet mignon, throughout the area, Brenner's Steakhouse captures an elegant essence and makes for an enjoyable dining experience. Guests looking to experience Houston hospitality and premier dining at its greatest should try Brenner's Steakhouse.

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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Champions

$$$$
Steakhouse
Champions
4.7
6810 reviews
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 steakhouse dining options. The iconic Houston filet mignon is classic and featured premium choice beef selections. If guests are searching for live music and a taste of Houston culture, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is an excellent choice. Delicious side pairings and steak toppings make the filet mignon stand out from other selections and the live music contributes to a pleasant ambiance throughout the restaurant.

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Roka Akor - Houston

$$$$
Steakhouse
River Oaks
4.7
1353 reviews
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-quality beef cuts right from Japan. Their take on filet mignon is sure to delight and impress. The imported beef varieties such as Akaushi and Miyazaki are worth their more expensive price due to the impressive flavors that they are able to impress guests with. The thoughtful flavors and contemporary styling make Roka Akor a unique experience for Houston diners.

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