Dine Till You Drop

Which Galleria Department Store Eatery Is Right For You?

Skip the food court.

By Abby Ledoux March 25, 2019 Published in the April 2019 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Shopping is hard work, and if you’ve already braved the Galleria parking garages, you should be spared the food court. Good news: When hunger strikes, you don’t even have to leave the department store.

51fifteenSaks Fifth Avenue, second floor, past the Proenza Schouler

  • Chance Encounter: A pro athlete on a brunch date
  • On the Menu: Lavender martinis, tiramisu crêpes, full English breakfast
  • What to Wear: Your most expensive dress, a trendy felt hat
  • In-House Entertainment: Live piano, figuring out which pro athlete that is
  • Good For: Making a fancy first impression
  • Catches Your Eye on the Way Out: A Boston terrier in a Gucci sweater

Bazille | Nordstrom, Level 3, next to the home section

  • Chance Encounter: A mom and daughter breaking from graduation-dress shopping
  • On the Menu: Kung Pao Brussels sprouts, classic flatbread, juicy burgers
  • What to Wear: J. Crew and sensible shoes
  • In-House Entertainment: Women's basketball on the bar TV
  • Good For: When you don't feel like walking to the Cheesecake Factory
  • Catches Your Eye on the Way Out: Amazing Anthropologie candles

Mariposa | Neiman Marcus, third floor; enter through resort wear

  • Chance Encounter: The Real Housewives of River Oaks
  • On the Menu: Chicken salad, orange soufflé, sparkling lemonade
  • What to Wear: A Chanel blazer and your most brilliant diamond
  • In-House Entertainment: Juicy overheard gossip from last night's gala
  • Good For: Your 65th birthday lunch
  • Catches Your Eye on the Way Out: Lynn Wyatt
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