American/New American
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Chef Adam Dorris’ wildly inventive eatery reinvigorates some American classics, offering appetizers like a steak tartare with grilled toast from Common Bond and a half chicken braised with okra, sweet chiles, and peaches, while pastry chef Plinio Sandalio holds his own with desserts like sanguinaccio fritters with horchata ice cream. The fine art hanging from its walls is American too (that’s a real Warhol, those are real Harings), but Pax Americana has managed to cultivate a relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere in its dining room, as well as in the adjoining bar, whose cocktail menu hardly departs from the overall theme (grilled peach–infused bourbon Old Fashioneds, anyone?).

Meal Times
Good to Know
Noisy, Outdoor Dining, Parking, Reservations
Good For
Date Night, Large Groups, Private Parties

Pax Americana

4319 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX, 77006
Montrose  •  713-239-0228
Tues–Sat: 5pm–11pm; Sunday: 5pm–9pm; Closed Mondays