A five-month-long renovation in early 2013 enlarged the Palm’s dining room but left its classic supper-club feel and signature caricatures of famous Houstonians intact. (What’s classier than dining under a cartoon version of Lynn Wyatt?) Also intact: old-school standards like the Monday Night Salad—the ultimate chopped salad—and the Veal Martini in a piquant wine sauce. But we prefer the aged USDA Prime steaks and the giant Nova Scotia lobsters. Before your meal, stop into the bar for a classic cocktail—the Upper East Sidecar with Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. Cognac is a favorite.