Best Restaurants 2018

Houston's 50 Best Restaurants in 2018

Where to eat, right now.

08/17/2018 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Restaurant Review

Meat Matters at Mastro's Steakhouse and Doris Metropolitan

Two new steakhouses attempt to separate themselves from the herd.

03/28/2018 By Scott Vogel

Joys of the Flesh

Steak 48 Opens in River Oaks on June 14

The Arizona steakhouse plans to leave a meaty impression with its first Texas location.

06/08/2016 By Alice Levitt

Beefing Up

An Entire Bottle and Three Courses? Just Under a Benjamin at Sal y Pimienta

Two people can eat exceptionally well on Mondays in Memorial.

06/02/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Restaurant Review

Steakhouses Never Change—But Should They?

At Killen’s and the newest Pappas Bros., two modern steakhouses struggle with the pressures of contemporary cuisines and crowds.

03/31/2016 By Alice Levitt

Steaking a Claim

Popular Phoenix Steakhouse Coming to River Oaks

A name change, a beignet tree and more meaty details from upcoming Steak 48.

12/31/2015 By Alice Levitt

First Look

Ronnie Killen's "Dream Steakhouse" Is Open for Business

The star chef brings his vision to life with this posh steakhouse in the heart of Pearland.

12/09/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Sweet Charity

Brian Cushing Supports Military Families with His Texans & T-Bones Fundraiser

Enjoy a lavish dinner at the Palm served by Texans players, including Cushing himself.

10/19/2015 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: August 15-21

Second locations for favorites old and new

08/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Keep it Classic

Celebrate Out of the Box: Classic Houston Restaurants

Out with the old, in with the new? Not so fast. Classic Houston restaurants are just as hot now as ever.

08/05/2015 By Megha Tejpal

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: June 20-26

Of burger joints and saturation points

06/26/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sweet Meats

I Ate Bull Testicles at The Big Texan

Rather than tackle the famous 72-ounce steak, I knocked an item off my bucket list.

04/23/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

Construction Woes Cause 60 Degrees Mastercrafted to Close

The River Oaks steakhouse helmed by Houston's only certified Master Chef has shut its doors.

03/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Upping the Steaks

What could possibly be new and interesting about that old Texas mainstay the steakhouse? Oh ye cutting-edge carnivores of little faith!

09/30/2014 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Institutions

A Taste of Texas Gives a Taste of Texas History

There's more to enjoy inside this Memorial-area steakhouse than just steak.

06/13/2014 By Emily Donaldson

Salad Days

Eat This: Monday Night Salad at The Palm

A holdover from the refurbished restaurant's old menu is still a favorite.

05/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Midtown and Down

10 Reasons to Visit Mr. Peeples

No, really.

03/05/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meat and Potatoes

Every Night Is Steak Night at La Casa de Caballo

The excellent USDA Prime top sirloin serves four people for only $17.50 each.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Churrascaria Tips

Got Rump?

Don't fill up on the sausages and chicken, hold out for the picanha.

05/16/2013 By Robb Walsh