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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in The Woodlands

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in The Woodlands? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - The Woodlands restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2683)
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and good food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life. For more information: www.tommybahama.com.
Top review
JayA
Dined 5 days ago
Good experience and decent food overall. I didn’t know Tommy Bahama has restaurants until I discovered this location. Cool place to visit for sure.
A photo of The Refuge Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1668)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Wood-Fired Grill - Steaks, Seafood, Salads and pastas. Industrial-Loft interior with the largest Whiskey Collection in North Houston.
Top review
VirleneG
Dined 3 days ago
We were greeted promptly and had very little wait time for our reservation. The whole staff were friendly, cooperative and efficient. Our waitress Haley was all of the above as well as helpful in answering our questions and helping us make our selections. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
A photo of Zanti Trattoria - The Woodlands restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1773)
$31 to $50
Italian
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Zanti presents authentic Italian cuisine in a high-end casual atmosphere. Contemporary décor will combine with a charming outdoor patio, bar lounge area, pizza station and lively dining room.

Handmade pasta, prepared daily in our kitchen, and our gleaming brick oven, in which we will bake pizza, paninis and select main dishes, will add to the unique vibrancy of Zanti. It is a place to feel yourself among friends and enjoy the beauty of the Italian experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Always a great time with amazing food and service!!!
A photo of Whiskey Cake - The Woodlands restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1816)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
We’re serving up tasty farm-to-kitchen dishes & cocktails out of our from-scratch-only kitchen and bar. Microwave? Never heard of it. We use slow-cooking methods on our live-wood grill, smoker, and spit because food just tastes better that way.
We believe that local is a place as much as it is a way of eating. Everything on our menu is infused with and inspired by the local ingredients available each season. All of this goodness is served to you as you kick your feet up in our rocking chairs, dine at a fancy table, or relax out on our porch.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Like always, excellent service and great food. We recommend it.
A photo of Mastro's Ocean Club - The Woodlands restaurant
4.7
4.7 (936)
$50 and over
Steak
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Mastro's collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience.
Top review
MaryEllenL
Dined 4 days ago
This is definitely a place one should try. It is elegant and sophisticated. The food was delicious, and the butter cake is like heaven in your mouth. Our server was Audra and she was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, extremely professional and well informed. I am a very basic eater but there are many choices on the menu to satisfy all sorts of appetites and tastes. This was a special occasion for us celebrating my husband's birthday. I would not choose to spend this amount of money to go out for just any meal, but the day was important. I would recommend Mastro's for a very special occasion. However, I do think that the patron needs to be aware that it is a high-priced restaurant, and you will need to pay for the excellent food and attention that one gets there.
A photo of Sixty Vines - The Woodlands restaurant
4.7
4.7 (857)
$30 and under
Wine Bar
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Often referred to as “the wine lover's restaurant,” Sixty Vines delivers simple, yet flavorful cuisine paired perfectly with 60 wines on its sustainable tap system. Every plate and pour is designed to inspire adventure and discovery of wine culture reimagined. Guests are encouraged to experience abundance over shared plates, enjoy wine “pinkies down” and to visit for brunch, lunch and dinner. Signature menu items include charcuterie boards, seasonal proteins, wood fired pizzas and innovative pasta dishes all inspired by ingredients found in wine country.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
This is my favorite restaurant in all of Houston. The food and service were once again impeccable. Thank you Sixty Vines!
A photo of Xalisko Cocina Mexicana restaurant
4.7
4.7 (340)
$31 to $50
Mexican
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Chef Beatriz Martines
When ideas, hard work and talent meet, there's only one thing to look forward to...
~XALISKO~
A new Mexican gastronomy experience has been created with thought of heritage and the ingredients of your life experience.
Tradition pasted down for generations accompanied by years of cultivating a personal touch to this amazing cuisine. You will see signs of utilizing the most important crops of the Xalisko area: rice, corn, avocados, etc... traditional dessert from the area of Jalisco, Michoacan and Nayarit, and smart seleccion of Mexican, Mexican Spirits and artisanal beer.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We went here for our wedding anniversary, we love that the food is authentic mexican food and not tex-mex. We enjoyed as it was on a Thursday and to our surprise they had live "Mariachi" so it jsut made our evening that much special. We will definetly going back since they have so many dishes that we need to try.
A photo of Bosscat Kitchen - The Woodlands restaurant
4.6
4.6 (496)
$31 to $50
American
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations perfectly meshes upscale and casual dining with an expansive whiskey selection and unique offering of American comfort food. It offers high energy, open spaced concepts to promote a lively dining experience. With the rustic industrial aesthetic, brick metal and barrels are prevalent in the space. One of its best attractions is the famous whiskey room, that houses hundreds of whiskies from several countries. From high end whiskies like Pappy Van Winkle, to a shot of Jameson & Coors Light, there is something here for everyone's taste; and Bosscat prides itself on being this type of environment. New flavors and recipes are often brought into the kitchen. All cooks on staff are encouraged to brainstorm and eat with the executive chef, Peter Petro. This collaborative process is the foundation of their culinary art. Encouraging and fostering new ideas with seasonal produce, meats and spices fosters the fun and unique dining experience they so strongly emulate.
Top review
Erika
Dined 3 days ago
The food was delicious I loved , I recommend this place
A photo of Ale & Ivy restaurant
4.5
4.5 (12)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Ale & Ivy, eat drink and be social, where colorful fun meets exceptional experiences!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 3, 2024
We had great food, especially the crawfish. Service was slow even though the restaurant wasn’t busy. Most servers were just standing around talking to each other. The food made up for it though!
A photo of Buca di Beppo - The Woodlands restaurant
4.3
4.3 (588)
$30 and under
Italian
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
When you are craving authentic Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas in Shenandoah,TX look no further than everyone's favorite Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo! Serving up hundreds of mouthwatering Italian dishes for lunch and dinner every day, our diners come from miles around to enjoy heaping helpings of our Italian specialties.
Top review
BethFvip
Dined on May 11, 2024
This was our first time, and we very much enjoyed the eclectic decor, the food and the service. We will be back.
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