Restaurant Review

At Emmaline and Night Market, Both the New and Familiar Make Their Much-Anticipated Debuts

Emmaline's opening and Night Market's revamp prove promising.

02/28/2018 By Scott Vogel

Restaurant Review

Fine Dining, the Dim Sum and Astros Way

Exotic morsels steamed, baked, and fried at Yauatcha—and meals quiet, convenient, and nachos-free at Potente.

01/30/2018 By Scott Vogel

Restaurant Review

Two Houston Favorites Reinvent Themselves

With new digs, new menus—and one new name—Kiran's and Alice Blue are reborn better than ever.

12/29/2017 By Scott Vogel

Restaurant Review

Omakase Is Having a Moment in Houston

Kukuri and Roka Akor offer different experiences of the Japanese tradition. Read this before you spend extravagantly.

12/04/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

The Rebirth of Two Neighborhood Restaurants, One Fifth and Lowbrow

Are these iterations as good as their predecessors?

10/30/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Welcome to the Neighborhood, Heights Bier Garten and King's BierHaus

Say prost at the—not one, but two— new German patio bars in the Heights.

10/02/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Are the Latest Endeavors from Beard-Recognized Chefs at Xochi and The Pass Worthy of a Medal?

The newest offerings from Houston's top chefs provide much food for thought.

07/18/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Barbecue Takes a Big, Beefy Step Forward at The Pit Room and Pinkerton’s

The art of the smoker attains an all-new level in Houston's hottest barbecue spots.

06/21/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

At Night Market and Maba Pan-Asian Diner, a Fine Fusion of Traditions

Go for the loaded fries, stay for the five-spice-rubbed ribeye and pork belly tacos wrapped in scallion pancakes.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Big Resumes and Shareable Plates Unite Killen's STQ and Nobie's

The smoky, flavorful fare at Killen's STQ and Nobie's does not disappoint.

04/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

You Won't Find Your Grandma's Gulf Coast Cuisine at These Two New Restaurants

Ritual and Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors are redefining Gulf Coast cooking with modern menus and highly local ingredients.

03/21/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Second Time's Also the Charm at Arthur Ave and Pepper Twins

How do the upscale Italian joint and the restaurant bringing Szechuan food to River Oaks compare to their successful predecessors?

02/13/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

A New Wave of French Restaurants Hits Houston

Two gorgeous Gallic eateries, Café Azur and Rise n°2, offer vastly different specialties.

01/23/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Edgar’s Hermano and La Fisheria, Reborn on the Bayou

In new locations with new chefs, two Houston spots are revitalized.

11/21/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

At Toulouse and Taverna, Stars Are Blind

Breaking down the buzz on two new Euro eateries in the River Oaks District

10/24/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Is Houston's First Food Hall Worthy?

Heading down—way down—to review the city’s new subterranean food court, Conservatory.

08/22/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Revisiting Oxheart and Underbelly After Back-to-Back Wins at the Nation's "Food Oscars"

Catching up with Houston’s two most recent James Beard Award–winning restaurants brings mixed results.

07/18/2016 By Alice Levitt

Certifiable Quality

Is Charivari Home to the Most Underrated Fine Dining in Houston?

Chef Johan Schuster doesn't get much press, but that doesn't mean his cuisine isn't some of the city's best.

06/16/2016 By Mai Pham

Beefing Up

An Entire Bottle and Three Courses? Just Under a Benjamin at Sal y Pimienta

Two people can eat exceptionally well on Mondays in Memorial.

06/02/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

The Station Agent

Let an Italian Make Your Dinner at Borgo Food Station

Homemade pasta and fresh salads are just a few of the take-home treats at this Highland Village spot.

06/01/2016 By Alice Levitt