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Américas

2040 West Gray, Houston, Tx 77019  832-200-1492

  • Chef Michael Cordua named James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Restaurateur (2011).
  • Chef Michael Cordua was inducted into Food & Wine's Hall of Fame (2008).
  • Named Restaurant of the Year by Esquire (1993).

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    Backstreet Cafe

    1103 Shepherd Dr, Houston, Tx 77019  713-521-2239

  • Named one of 50 hot restaurants for summer by Nation's Restaurant News (2013).
  • Chef Hugo Ortega named James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2013).
  • Chef Hugo Ortega named James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2012).
  • Sean Beck named Rising Star Sommelier by StarChefs.com (2011).

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    Barbecue Inn

    116 W Crosstimber Rd, Houston, Tx 77018  713-695-8112

  • Included on Southern Living's list of 100 Places to Eat Now (2013).
  • Included on Southern Living's list of The South's Best Fried Chicken (2013).
  • Included on Travel + Leisure's list of America's Best Fried Chicken (2010).

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    Beaver's

    2310 Decatur st, Houston, Tx 77007  713-864-2328

  • Included on Food & Wine's list of the best steaks in the U.S. (2012). 
  • Featured on The Food Network's Meat & Potatoes (2011).
  • Named a Hot 10 Summer Blockbuster by Bon Appetit--a list of restaurant openings with marquee chefs and lots of buzz (2008).

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    Blacksmith

    1018 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Tx 77006  832-360-7470

  • Included on Garden & Gun's list of the Best Breakfast Joints in the South (2014). 
  • Vietnamese steak and eggs Included on Details magazine's list of the Best Breakfast Dishes of the Moment (2013).

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    Batanga

    908 Congress Ave, Houston, Tx 77002  713-224-9500

    The Breakfast Klub

    3711 Travis st, Houston, Tx 77002  713-528-8561

  • Included on Texas Monthly's list of the 40 Best Breakfast Spots in Texas (2011).
  • Named one of Zagat.com's Best Bets for Breakfast in the U.S. (2010).
  • One of Good Morning America's four finalists in the America's Best Breakfast search (2010).
  • Included on Esquire's list of the 59 Best Breakfast Places in America (2009).

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    Brennan's of Houston

    3300 Smith st, Houston, Tx 77006  713-522-9711

  •  Food Arts Silver Spoon Award (Brennan Family) (2014)
  •  #1 in Service and Décor in Zagat (2012)
  •  Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame (2011) 
  •  Exxon Mobil four-star rating (2000-2014).

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    Cafe Annie

    6 Blvd  place,
    1800 Post Oak blvd # 6170, Houston, Tx 77056  713-840-1111

  • Chef Robert Del Grande named a James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Chef (2011).
  • Chef Robert Del Grande named a James Beard Award Semifinalist for Outstanding Chef (2010).
  • Rated by MSN.com and Gayot.com as one of the 10 best new U.S. restaurants (2010).
  • Chef Robert Del Grande won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest (1992).
  • Caracol

    2200 Post Oak Blvd # 160, Houston, Tx 77056  713-622-9996

  • Named in “Houston’s Best International Restaurants", Southern Living (2016) 
  • Featured in “Food Cities: Searching for America’s Greatest Food Cities,” Washington Post (2016)
  • Chef Hugo Ortega named James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). 
  • Wine Spectator Best of Award Of Excellence (2015)
  • Included on list of “120 Tacos to Eat Before You Die,” Texas Monthly (2015)
  • One of Houston’s Top Four Latin American Restaurants, Forbes Travel Guide (2014)
  • Top new restaurant in Texas, Texas Monthly, (2014)
  • Five New Restaurants with Stunning Design, Zagat (2014)
  • Houston 10 Hottest Restaurant, Zagat Houston (2014)

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    The Chocolate Bar

    1835 W Alabama st, Houston, Tx 77005  713-520-8599

  • Featured on The Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store (2010).

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    Churrascos

    Shepherd Square Shopping Center,
    2055 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Tx 77098  713-527-8300

  • Included on Travel + Leisure's list of the Best Steakhouses in America (2013).
  • Chef Michael Cordua named James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best Restaurateur (2011).
  • Chef Michael Cordua was inducted into Food & Wine's Hall of Fame (2008).
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    Ciao Bello

    Sage Plaza Shopping Center,
    5161 San Felipe st, Houston, Tx 77056  713-960-0333

  • Featured in Esquire as one of 11 Restaurants You Don't Want to Miss (2010).

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    Coltivare 

    3320 White Oaks Dr, Houston, Tx 77007  713-637-4095

  • Included on Bon Appetit’s list of the 50 best new restaurants in America (2014)
  • Named one of Texas Monthly’s 10 best new restaurants in the state (2014)
  • Chef Ryan Pera named one of Food & Wine magazine’s People’s Best New Chef for the Southwest region (2015)
     
  • Cooking Girl

    315 Fairview st, Houston, Tx 77006
    832-649-7175

  • Included on New York Post's list of the 17 best Chinese restaurants in America (2016)

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    Coppa Ristorante Italiano

    5210 Morningside, Dr, Houston, Tx 77005  713-522-3535

  • Named one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in Texas by Texas Monthly (2012)

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    Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

    4611 Montrose blvd, Houston, Tx 77006  713-807-8883

  • Listed on Gourmet magazine's list of "Places We're Talking About" (2008).

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    Dolce Vita

    500 Westheimer Rd., houston, Tx 77006  713-520-8222

  • Named one of the Top Pizzerias in the Country by Every Day with Rachael Ray (2010).

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    Dot Coffee Shop

    7006 I-45, Houston, Tx, 77087  713-644-7669

  • Included on Texas Monthly's list of the 40 Best Breakfast Spots in Texas (2011).

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    Down House

    1801 Yale st, Houston, Tx 77008  713-864-3696

  • Included on Texas Monthly's list of the 40 Best Breakfast Spots in Texas (2011).

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    El Real Tex-Mex

    1201 Westheimer Rd., houston, Tx 77006  713-524-1201

  • Featured on Esquire's list of New, Not-To-Miss Restaurants (2011).

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    Fluff Bake Bar

    314 Gray st, Houston, Tx 77002  713-522-1900

  • Named one of the South's Best Bakeries for Cookies by Southern Living (2012). 
  • Chef Rebecca Masson competed on season 2 of Bravo's Top Chef Just Desserts (2012).

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    Fung's Kitchen

    7320 Southwest Fwy #115, Houston, Tx 77074  713-779-2288

  • Listed in USA Today as one of 10 Great Places to Welcome Prosperity for the Chinese New Year (2009).

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    Gatlin's BBQ

    3510 Ella Blvd, Houston, Tx 77018  713-869-4227

  • Named one of the 50 best BBQ restaurants in Texas by Texas Monthly (2013).
  • Featured on Eater.com's list of Where to Eat Right Now (2011).

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    Green Seed Vegan

    4320 Almeda rd, Houston, Tx 77004  844-365-8346

  • Named one of the Top 20 Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in the U.S. by Food & Wine (2013).

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    Helen

    2429 Rice Boulevard, Houston, Tx 77005  832-831-7133

  • Featured in Texas Monthly's list of "Where to Eat Now 2016."

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    Hugo's

    1600 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Tx 77006  713-524-7744

  • Featured in “Food Cities: Searching for America’s Greatest Food Cities,” Washington Post (2016)
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient, 2003-2015
  • Chef Hugo Ortega named James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). 
  • Included on list of “120 Tacos to Eat Before You Die,” Texas Monthly (2015)
  • Named No. 3 on Gayot's Top 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in U.S. (2014)
  • Included on Travel + Leisure's list of the Best Mexican Restaurants in the U.S. (2013). 
  • Sean Beck named Rising Star Sommelier by StarChefs.com (2011).
  • Named one of the Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in Texas byTexas Monthly (2010).

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    Ibiza

    2450 Louisiana St #200, Houston, Tx 77006  713-524-0004

  • Chef Charles Clark competed against Mario Batali on The Food Network's Iron Chef (2007).
  • Included on Food & Wine's The Go List for Best Wine Experience, featuring the 376 hottest restaurants around the world (2006).
  • Included on Travel + Leisure's list of the Best New American Restaurants (2004).
  • Chef Charles Clark featured as an "engaging young chef" in Wine Spectator (2004).

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    Indika

    516 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Tx 77006  713-524-2170

  • Chef Anita Jaisinghani named James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2012).

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    Irma's

    22 N Chenevert St, Houston, Tx 77002  713-588-9891

  • Winner of the James Beard Foundation's America's Classics Award, as a "small, regional restaurant that has carved out a special place on the American culinary landscape" (2008).
  • Astros Game Day Tradition

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    Kata Robata

    3600 Kirby Dr H, Houston, Tx 77098  713-526-8858

  • Chef Manage "Hori" Horiuchi named James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2012).
  • Chef Manabu "Hori" Horiuchi named a Houston Rising Star by StarChefs.com (2011).

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    Kenny & Ziggy's

    2327 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, Tx 77056  713-871-8883

  • Featured on The Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (2010).
  • Named one of North America's 10 Best Jewish delis by Maxim (2009).

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    Killen's Barbecue
    3613 E Broadway St, Pearland, Tx 77581  281-485-2272

  • Named the #2 Best BBQ in America by Food Network (2015).
  • Featured on GQ Magazine's list of the Best Restaurants of 2015 (2015).
  • Included among the 15 Best New BBQ Joints in America from Thrillist (2014).
  • Featured in the Texas Barbecue Roundup: 30 Must-Try Spots by Zagat (2014.
  • Among the 50 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2014, Eater.com (2014).

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    Killen's Steakhouse

    65 W Broadway St, Pearland, Tx 77581  281-485-0844

  • Named #13 on The Daily Meal's list of America's 50 Best Steakhouses (2015). 
  • Included on Gayot's list of the Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S. (2013).
  • Included on The Daily Meal's list of America's Top 20 Steakhouses (2013).
  • Included on Travel + Leisure's list of the Best Steakhouses in America (2013).
  • Included on Food & Wine's list of the Best Steaks in the U.S. (2012). 
  • Included on OpenTable.com's list of the 100 Restaurants with the Best Service in the U.S. (2012).
  • Creme Brulee Bread Pudding made Food & Wine's list of the Best Restaurant Dishes of 2008.

  • Kim Phat Hu Tieu Nam Vang

    Lion Square, 10800 Bellaire Blvd F, Houston, Tx 77072  281-879-8010

  • Named to Conde Nast Traveler's "Where in the World to Eat" 2016 list (2016).

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    Kiran's

    2925 Richmond Ave, Houston, Tx 77098  713-960-8472

  • Named Best New Restaurant of 2005 by Zagat.

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    Lankford Grocery

    88 Dennis St, Houston, Tx 77006  713-522-9555

  • Featured on The Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (2010).
  • Included on Gourmet magazine's list of 20 Burgers to Eat Before It's Too Late (2009)

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    Le Colonial

    4444 Westheimer Rd. G-140, Houston, Tx 77027  713-629-4444

  • Named one of 10 sexiest new restaurants and bars in Houston by Zagat (2016).

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    Lucille's

    5512 La Branch St, Houston, Tx 77004  713-568-2505

  • Named one of 50 hot restaurants for summer by Nation's Restaurant News (2013).

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    Max's Wine Dive

    4720 Washington Ave, Houston, Tx 77007  713-880-8737

  • Included on Southern Living's list of The South's Best Fried Chicken (2013).
  • Named one of the "Hot 10" wine bars in the country by Bon Appetit (2008).
  • Named one of Texas Monthly's Top 10 Places to Eat Now (2008).

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    Mockingbird Bistro

    1985 Welch St, Houston, Tx 77019  713-533-0200

  • Named one of the Best Bars in America with Very Good Food by Esquire (2010).
  • Included in Esquire's 2002 list of the Best New Restaurants in America.

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    Niko Niko's

    2520 Montrose Blvd, Houston, Tx 77066  713-528-4976

  • Featured on The Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (2010).
  • Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

     

    2410 Richmond Ave, Houston, Tx 77098  713-527-9137

  • Named Top Seafood Restaurant by USA Today (2014).
  • Named among the Best Airport Restaurants in America by GQ magazine (2014).
      
  • Pax Americana

    4319 Montrose Blvd, Houston, Tx 77006  713-239-0228

  • Featured in the New York Times story "Houston's Culinary Bragging Rights" (2016).
  • Featured on GQ Magazine's list of the Best Restaurants of 2015. (2015).

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    Pelli Pelli

    The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Tx 77056  281-257-9500

    Pondicheri

    Gables West Ave, 2800 Kirby Dr B 132, Houston, Tx 77098  713-522-2022

  • James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant (2012). 
  • Chef Anita Jaisinghani named James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2012).
  • Named one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in Texas by Texas Monthly (2012).

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    Quattro

    Four Seasons Hotel Houston,
    1300 Lamar St, Houston, Tx 77010  713-276-4700

  • Named one of the Top Hotel Restaurants in the country by Zagat and USA Today (2010).
  • Reef - This is our favorite pick for 2017

    2600 Travis st, Houston, Tx 77006  713-526-8282

  • Included on Southern Living's list of 100 Places to Eat Now (2013).
  • Included on The Wall Street Journal's list of six outstanding oyster bars in the U.S. (2012). 
  • Named one of the Best Seafood Restaurants in America by Travel + Leisure magazine (2012). 
  • Named one of the 101 Best Restaurants in America by TheDailyMeal.com (2011).
  • Chef Bryan Caswell named Rising Star Restaurateur by StarChefs.com (2011).
  • Chef Bryan Caswell named James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2011).
  • Chef Bryan Caswell competed on The Food Network's The Next Iron Chef (2010). 
  • Chef Bryan Caswell named James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2010). 
  • Rated by MSN.com and Gayot.com as one of the 10 best seafood restaurants in the U.S. (2010).
  • Chef Bryan Caswell named James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2009). 
  • Chef Bryan Caswell named one of six Texas Tastemakers in Saveur (2009). 
  • Included on Travel + Leisure's list of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants (2009). 
  • Chef Bryan Caswell named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs (2009). 
  • Named one of the 12 Best New Restaurants in Texas by Texas Monthly (2013).
  • Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen

    12637 Westheimer Rd. # 140, Houston, Tx 77077  281-679-8300

  • Named one of 10 great Mexican restaurants across the USA (2013).

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    Taste of Texas

    10505 Katy Fwy, Houston Tx 77024  713-932-6901

  • Included on The Daily Meal's list of America's 50 Best Steakhouses (2015).
  • Tony's

    3755 Richmond Ave, Houston, Tx 77046  713-622-6778

  • Chef Grant Gordon named James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2012).
  • Named one of the Top 10 U.S. Restaurants for a Power Lunch by Forbes (2012).
  • Included on Esquire's list of the Top 10 Destination Restaurants in the U.S. (2011).

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    Uchi

    904 Westheimer Rd.., Houston, Tx 77006  713-522-4808

  • Named one of 50 hot restaurants for summer by Nation's Restaurant News (2013).
  • Chef Tyson Cole named James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef:Southwest (2013).
  • Included on GQ's list of the 12 Outstanding Restaurants of 2013. 
  • Included on Bon Appetit's list of the Top 50 Best New Restaurants in the U.S. (2012). 
  • Included on Bon Appetit's list of the Best New Sushi Restaurants in America (2012).
  • Included on OpenTable.com's list of the Top 100 Restaurant Hot Spots (2012).
     
  • Underbelly

    1100 Westheimer Rd.., Houston, Tx 77006  713-528-9800

  • Named one of the 38 Most Essential Restaurants in America by Eater.com (2014).
  • Chris Shepherd awarded Best Chef Southwest by the James Beard Foundation (2014).
  • Included on Southern Living's list of 100 Places to Eat Now (2013).
  • Named one of the Best New Restaurants in the American South and one of the 70 best in the world by Conde Nast Traveler (2013).
  • Chef Chris Shepherd named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs (2013).
  • Included on TheDailyMeal.com's list of the 101 Best Restaurants in America (2013). 
  • Named James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant (2013).
  • Chef Chris Shepherd named James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2013). 
  • Named one of the 12 Best New Restaurants in Texas by Texas Monthly (2013).
  • Named one of Esquire's Best New Restaurants in America (2012). 
  • Included on Bon Appetit's list of the Top 50 Best New Restaurants in the U.S. (2012).
  • Included on Food & Wine's list of the best steaks in the U.S. (2012). 
  • Named one of the 5 Hottest Restaurant Openings in America in 2012 by Bon Appetit (2012).

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    Vic & Anthony's

    1510 Texas Ave, Houston, Tx 77002  713-228-1111

  • Rated by MSN.com and Gayot.com as one of the 10 Best Steakhouses in the U.S. (2010).
  • Received an Award of Ultimate Distinction from Wine Spectator magazine for "impeccable service, outstanding food, alluring decor and imaginative and energetic wine programs" (2006).
  • Recognized by Food & Wine as one of ten new restaurants with a stellar wine list-the first time for a Houston restaurant to be included.



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