Discover Trending Restaurants in Houston

The OpenTable Team

A space center, a theater district, and a gorgeous view of Galveston Bay make up the city of Houston, and make it a popular place to live. Its diverse culture brings in people from different backgrounds and some wonderful cuisines. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Of course, some of these spots are true to Texas and serve up incredible meat, but many of these spots play with new flavors and add fun twists. Here’s our list of the fun, trendy restaurants in Houston.

Restaurants:Mastro's Steakhouse - Houston, Grace's, Eddie V's - West Ave
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Galleria / Uptown, Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor, River Oaks

Mastro's Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Galleria / Uptown
1,821 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Sophisticated, classic, and elegant are just a few of the many words used to describe Mastro's Steakhouse. With several locations all over the United States, Mastro's in Houston maRead more
87% recommended
Most Booked in Houston
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Grace's

$$$$·American·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
2,569 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
This popular restaurant was an easy choice to include on our list of the top trendy restaurants in Houston. Grace's is located in Upper Kirby, near the Shepherd's Corridor, making Read more
96% recommended
American in Houston

Eddie V's - West Ave

$$$$·Seafood·
River Oaks
2,705 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Comfortable sophistication is the name of the game at Eddie V's, which is pleased to offer live jazz and a chill vibe to all of its patrons. But Eddie V's makes our list of top treRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in Houston

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Memorial City

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West Side
4,851 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Perry's is a national chain of restaurants, so if there's one thing that can be expected from this restaurant, it's consistency. And it's this consistency that's put Perry's SteakhRead more
92% recommended

Grotto - Downtown Houston

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
831 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Grotto first made its mark as the perfect pre/post theater dining experience, but quickly became known for its unique decor and equally unique menu. Grotto's take on Italian cuisinRead more
87% recommended

Costa Brava Bistro

$$$$·Spanish·
Bellaire
1,261 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Another exceptional restaurant is the Costa Brava Bistro, which specializes in fusion Spanish cuisine. Angeles Dueñas and Kitty Bailey combine their respective Spanish and French hRead more
98% recommended
Romantic in Houston

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Houston

$$$$·Seafood·
Galleria / Uptown
2,432 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Seafood, steak, and crab alone sounds like the perfect dinner date, but Truluck's takes this simple concept a few steps further to create an unforgettable dining experience. ConsidRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in Houston

Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown / Montrose
2,478 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
There are few, if any, cuisines that can compare to classic Italian cuisine. And, Sorrento — which is one of the few authentic Italian restaurants that have made this list of the tRead more
97% recommended
Best Value in Houston

State of Grace

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
1,847 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
As its name probably implies, State of Grace promises a quasi-religious experience to every customer. Boasting a “contemporary Southern” cuisine, State of Grace takes the fusion coRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Houston
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Killen's STQ

$$$$·American·
West Side
1,085 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Chef and owner Ronnie Killen fuses wood-fired cooking with a rustic, yet distinctly all-American, element at this restaurant. Killen's initially made its mark as a preferred local Read more
92% recommended
American in Houston

BCN Taste & Tradition

$$$$·Spanish·
Midtown / Montrose
1,348 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
BCN Taste & Tradition has an ultra-modern flair in both its ambiance and its menu. Rare is the restaurant that specializes in Spanish food from the Iberian Peninsula (as opposed toRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in Houston

Masraff's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Galleria / Uptown
2,926 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Another Galleria offering, Masraff's makes our list of top trendy restaurants in Houston because of its contemporary American cuisine and matching simplistic contemporary decor. CoRead more
93% recommended
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Uchi Houston

$$$$·Sushi·
Midtown / Montrose
2,736 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Uchi — the brainchild of award-winning executive chef James Beard — “pushes the boundaries” of Japanese cuisine while rewarding the patron with a unique, upscale dining experienceRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in Houston
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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
1,590 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
There are two Pappas Bros. Steakhouses — one downtown, and one in the Galleria. The downtown location, however, makes this list for what are, perhaps, obvious reasons. With nearly Read more
92% recommended

Potente

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
867 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Highly regarded for its stellar wine list, Potente — which specializes in Northern Italian cuisine — makes our list of the top trendy restaurants in Houston because of its locally Read more
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Houston

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
4,186 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou provides an authentic “natural” experience while still remaining in the heart of the city. Founded in 1936, and still retaining most of its originRead more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Houston
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Rainbow Lodge

$$$$·American·
Heights / Washington
3,244 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
The scenic view. The exceptional food. The exceptional service. What more could one want in a dining experience? But the Rainbow Lodge prides itself on providing a “sophisticated, Read more
92% recommended
Scenic View in Houston

Da Marco

$$$$·Italian·
Texas
1,006 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Branzino isn't really branzino unless it's flown in directly from Piedmont, Italy, and Da Marco knows this. That's why this top trendy restaurant in Houston specializes in authentiRead more
93% recommended
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Yauatcha Houston - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Chinese·
Galleria / Uptown
1,167 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
While most people believe that Chinese food is meant solely for takeout, Yauatcha is here to challenge this notion. This top trendy restaurant in Houston definitely exceeds in deliRead more
86% recommended
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