100 Best Restaurants 2016

The New Old Guard: 4 Restaurants Adapting to the Times

In the ruthless world of fine dining, evolution is key to survival.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Fairview and Taft: 4 Montrose Favorites, One Convenient Corner

Walk, bike or Uber to the busiest block in Neartown for excellent food, drink and people-watching.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

7 Spots Defining New American Cuisine in Houston

No matter the New American experience you’re seeking, you’ll find it here.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Eye Candy: 4 Dining Rooms That Dazzle

At these restaurants, the decor is just as stunning as the dishes.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

The 6 Spots to Try in the Heights Right Now

It's not just the corner of Shepherd and 19th that's heating up.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

At Your Service: 4 Restaurants Redefining Hospitality in Houston

Service hasn’t always been a selling point for Houston’s culinary scene. But in recent years, it’s seen a resurgence.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

Better Than Algebra: Lessons from a 12th-Grade Hostess Job

“Good customer-service skills will always come in handy, no matter what you grow up to do.“

09/19/2016 By Catherine Matusow

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

Euro Pop

Eating Out in Houston: Culinary Adventures of a Newcomer

What does a newly transplanted European think of Space City dining?

07/22/2016 By Victoria Haneveer

Beneath My Dignity to Climb a Tree

Where to Find Your Childhood Favorites All Grown Up

From Sloppy Joes to milk-and-cookies, we share our favorite ways to eat like a (sophisticated) kid.

05/12/2016 By Justine Hernandez

Restaurant Review

Do Nice Service and Atmosphere Make a Restaurant Important?

Whether dining Uptown at La Table or in Chinatown at Mein, sometimes the ambience matters as much—if not more—than the food.

04/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Intersections

The Fresh Strip of Bellaire

The busy stretch of Bellaire Boulevard just inside the 610 Loop boasts a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants and community-oriented spaces.

04/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

No Accounting for Taste

What Were the Real Best Bites at the Big Taste of Houston?

Houstonia's critic compares her favorites at the Big Brothers Big Sisters event to the judges' picks.

04/25/2016 By Alice Levitt

Gluttony Becomes Us

What We Learned at the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

A look at the highs and lows of the event's Grand Tasting.

04/11/2016 By Alice Levitt

No Fooling

It’s Food Fest Season!

Put on your stretchy pants, because April is all about the eating.

04/01/2016 By Mai Pham

On the Line

Step Off the Light Rail and Into One of These Hidden Food Gems

An array of appealing meals awaits via public transportation.

02/26/2016 By Kate Adams

Editor's Picks

The 10 Heights Restaurants You Should Be Eating at Right Now

Houston’s hottest dining neighborhood is only getting hotter.

02/10/2016 By Alice Levitt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Valentine's Pas de Deux at Haras Hacienda

An equestrian show after dinner isn't the only thing that sets this Magnolia inn apart.

02/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

News

New Restaurant to Replace the Brewpub Originally Slated for the Heights

In place of the planned brewpub, look for Ritual—a restaurant and tap room—to debut this March.

01/26/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Shooting from the Hip

Here's a List of the Houston Restaurants and Grocery Stores Allowing Open Carry

Some restaurants are offering open-carry discounts as of Jan. 1 while others are banning weapons altogether.

12/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt