Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Common Fare

Elevating everyday food beyond the, well, every day, is no mean feat, except in the hands of this handful of places.

09/30/2014 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Desserts

Our much-loved mingling of cuisines and flavors isn’t just having its way with our main dishes. Desserts are now fair game too.

09/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Dives

Finding high-quality food in low-key settings is a local tradition.

09/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Burgers

What becomes a legendary burger most? Perfecting the patty and gussying it up with gusto.

09/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Ramen

Sure, noodle shops are everywhere, but a few places have turned a simple pleasure into a special one indeed.

09/30/2014 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Asian Fusion

The cuisines of Vietnam, Korea, Japan, and East Asia—everywhere in East Asia—are once more at the forefront of the city’s culinary scene.

09/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Americana

Comfort food is back, as classics are classed up and chefs draw inspiration from our collective nostalgia.

09/30/2014 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Seafood

Now more than ever, chefs are fishing the rivers and oceans of the world—not to mention the waterways of our own backyard.

09/30/2014 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Meatless Monday

Is the New Pho & Crab Vietnamese Enough?

A first look at the new seafood pho restaurant in Memorial West.

09/29/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Houston Restaurants

The BLT at Blacksmith

Love is a BLT with a fried egg on top.

09/29/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Meatless Monday

A Lunch Suite at Tout Suite

A first look at EaDo's newest cafe—with much more than just vegetarian offerings

09/22/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening and Closing of the Week: Aug. 30—Sep. 5

Placing bets on a better light rail location

09/05/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening and Closing of the Week: August 18-22

A sandwich shop shutters while a German joint goes gangbusters.

08/22/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

WEEKEND GETAWAYS

A Round Top Round-Up

The PBS lifestyle comes alive in this Central Texas oasis of culture, antiques, and pie.

08/22/2014 By John Lomax

New & Notable

First Look at Pax Americana

With great power comes great responsibility.

08/08/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

New & Notable

Red Ox Bar & Grill Now Open in Northside

Former owners of Bocados have brought a Tex-Mex icehouse to the Northside.

08/06/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

New & Notable

Wonderful Wines at Table on Post Oak

An eccentric wine list sets this Galleria-area restaurant apart.

08/05/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

New & Notable

Ninja Ramen's New Approach on Washington Avenue

Ninja Ramen offers one thing and one thing only: ramen.

07/28/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

New & Notable

First Look at Dosi Restaurant + Soju Bar

This modern take on Korean food is full of surprises—the good kind.

07/21/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Buon appetito

What Makes Up for the Pricey Pasta at Mama Mia's?

Plenty, that's what.

07/17/2014 By Natalie Reina