Best Restaurants 2013

50 Restaurants That Define Houston Dining

The best of the best in America’s coolest food city

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Accessibility

Standing Room Only

Oxheart is one of the most difficult restaurants in Houston to get into—especially if you're in a wheelchair.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cocktails

Plum Delicious

Chris Frankel brings a sliver of Eastern Europe to RDG+Bar Annie on Post Oak.

09/30/2013 By Dan Derozier

Restaurant Reviews

Remembrance of Things Repast

The cuisine of yesteryear has a champion in Frank's Americana Revival.

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh

Meat and Potatoes

Every Night Is Steak Night at La Casa de Caballo

The excellent USDA Prime top sirloin serves four people for only $17.50 each.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ensemble Station

Marcus and Julia's

Breakfast Klub and Julia's Bistro are now under the same management.

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh

In Defense of Dessert

"Texans Tackle Crackle" Ice Cream Hits H-E-B

What does Texans-flavored ice cream taste like?

09/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ramen Roundup

Texas Ramen at Soma Sushi for Two Nights Only

What's better than barbecue or ramen? Barbecue AND ramen.

09/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Steam Kettle Cuisine

Full Steam Ahead

Galveston Restaurant Group has made steam kettle cooking its signature style.

09/27/2013 By Robb Walsh

Puzzlers

How Is That Place Still Open?

They've been around forever. The food is blah or worse. Nobody's ever in there. What gives?

09/26/2013 By John Lomax

Food Glorious Food

Everyone Loves a Good Meal

Our new October issue is all about food and exploring how Houston's dining scene got so damn hot.

09/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Downtown Dining

Goro & Gun and a Thriving Downtown Dining Scene

Goro & Gun is one of many bars and restaurants packing in the crowds as downtown comes alive at night.

09/25/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pizza

Whole Pies or by the Slice at Pizza L'Vino

Get your quality New York-style steel oven pies on Waugh.

09/25/2013 By Robb Walsh

Truck Life

Houston's First Food Truck Park Gives Us the Goods

Houston's food truck scene has stepped up its game.

09/24/2013 By BoJanay Posey

Gulf Seafood Conference

Talking Fish

Chefs and fishermen gather in Galveston to find new ways to market Gulf seafood.

09/24/2013 By Robb Walsh

Fast Food Lore

8 Fun Facts About 8 of America's Favorite Restaurants

How Taco Cabana went 24 hours and dispelling the myth of Freebirds Aggieland birth.

09/23/2013 By John Lomax

Comfort Food

Falling for BRC Gastropub's New Fall Menu

The cozy-chic gastropub releases a new fall menu in anticipation of falling temperatures.

09/23/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Burgers/Tacos

The Tornado on Long Point

New name, new menu, new management.

09/23/2013 By Robb Walsh

Restaurant Reviews

First Look at City Oven’s Pizza and Pints

The Heights’ newest pizza place on White Oak fits right in.

09/20/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mutt City Mash-ups

Pakistani-Cajun Cuisine at King's Chicken

Pakistani restaurant King's Chicken throws some Cajun seafood into the mix.

09/20/2013 By Robb Walsh