Experience underwater dining as you are surrounded by a 200,000 gallon tank containing shar, stingrays and of course, fish!
The Aquarium also includes a ferris wheel and an aquarium exhibit. A truly unique experience in Downtown Houston.
This is a very small restaurant. Not very nice looking in the outside.. and parking is horrible.. BUT... wow.. the food is what counts and it is amazing. This seems to be the only 100% authentic venezuelan restaurant in Houston. The inside decor is very caribbean just as Venezuela. It is adorned with folklore art from the country.. (overpriced by the way, i can say that, because i saw the same stuff way cheaper in venezuela). They also do delivery.. but too bad... it is only to a three mile radius from their location! I am so far!
Favorite Dish: Wow.. there is so many great dishes. If you can't decide go for a sampler. I recommend the 'national dish' of venezuela : Pabellon Criollo. Also.. go for an arepa! Just like in Venezuela!... Their Hallaca is pretty good too!
Oh yea... they have soft drinks from Venezuela too! Frescolitaa!!
Buffalo Wild Wings, formerly known as BW3, is a great chain of sports bars found here in Houston, and throughout the country. An excellent place to drink some beer, eat some wings, and watch some sports! I usually frequent the one located in the Rice Village, but I have been to most of the locations here in town, and they are all equally good. They do have a full menu of food to order, but the place does have the word "wings" in it's name, so I would strongly recommend trying some. They also have a wide variety of beers, both domestic and import, and mixed drinks if you prefer. Big Screen T.V.'s, full glasses of beer, and lots of buffalo wings! What else would you want?!!!
Looking for Tex-Mex food? This is what Tex-Mex is all about! Houston is a mecca for Mexican food restaurants, many billing themselves as being glamorous, almost gourmet. But this local chain of taquerias doesn't hype up themselves, they don't need to. The food speaks for itself. Now usually it can be a little loud in these restaurants. Along with the usual large crowds, they tend to have norteno or cumbia music blasting out of the jukebox. But it kind of just adds to the whole atmosphere, in a good way. The menu is full of your standard Tex-Mex dishes, along with a few not-so-common items. They also have a nice selection of Mexican beers, i.e. Dos XX, Corona, Tecate, etc., as well as domestics. Another great addition is after you finish your meal. You find out that the bill is reasonable, heck, down right cheap. And this is also one of the rare places in town you can have a late night meal, as they are open until 3am during the week, and 5am on the weekends. Don't be suprised if you walk in after a night on the town to find this place packed way after 2am. Great food, good service, and excellent prices! My kind of restaurant!
Favorite Dish: Flautas, Enchiladas, Tamales, Fajitas, need I go on? Everything is great!
Goode Company Seafood is another restaurant in the local Goode Company chain of restaurants. There are actually 2 locations, but I have only been to the one on Westpark. The restaurant building itself is quite interesting, as part of it is an old Amtrak train car, sitting on tracks (hopefully the brakes are locked, but I have never asked!). Inside you will find decor that reminds you of a local seafood kitchen found in a small town along the Gulf Coast. Lots of old pictures of fisherman on the walls, as well as fishing tackle and nets, even some fish (They are dead, and have been taken to the taxidermist). The part of the restaurant housed in the train has the bar, as well as tables. You'll find patrons dining at both. The other half of the restaurant is strictly tables. The food here is top notch Gulf seafood. Appetizers such as shrimp cocktails and shucked oysters make great starters. They also have excellent gumbo to begin with, or make a meal out of. The Poboy sandwiches here are also really good. Main entrees include a long list of various fish dinners, crab, shrimp, oysters, etouffee, and even steak. The Pecan pie will be sure to finish off your hunger quite nicely!
Favorite Dish: Catfish filet. Some of the best fried Catfish in town!
La Mora is my absolute favorite Italian restaurant in the greater Houston area. I was 14 years old when they opened and have been a loyal customer ever since. The atmosphere in the front room is very warm and romantic and is very remenicent of a Tuscan cottage. The main dining room is a site to behold with a vaulted ceiling and outer walls lined with columns. The wait staff are very friendly and accomodating without being overbearing. Most of their food is incredible, I can safely say that I have tried at least 80% of the menu at La Mora and have never been disappointed.
Favorite Dish: Antipasti - Cape Sante alla Marissa
Insalate - Inslata Frutti di Mare
Pasta - Gnocchi Tricolore or Penne al Dominic
Pesce Entree - Dentice
Carni Entree - Filetto di Manzo
This is in the top three steakhouses in Houston. I hope if you go you are oon a corporate expense account, cause it can get a bit expensive! Amazing bar, great wine list.
Very elegant place, while maintaining a Texas steakhouse feel. Not to mention the cigar bar!
Favorite Dish: You can't go worng with anything on the menu. I prefer the 18oz, Prime Ribeye.
What the hell wash it all down with a glass of Remy Louis XIII , it's only $125 per glass.
When Saltgrass first started expanding their franchises I hated steak. Yea, yea, I wasn't even a teenager though. So I started with the kids menu and have worked myself up to the best steak in the place.
The restaurant is authentic country Texas. The decor ranges from televisions with the game on, deer heads, bear heads, license plates and other country decor. They have a full bar and eating area. The tables are covered in white linens and the waitors wear tuxedo shirts and long white aprons.
I recently went here for my birthday lunch and was surprised to have been given a black napkin and silverware. I think the waitress saw the confusion on my face and said that I was given the black one because my dress pants were black and it was to protect them. Isn't that wonderful? I thought it was very thoughtful of them.
There are many restaurants around the city. So, please, use the website and find the one nearest you. I've never been disappointed by one and I've been to quite a few around the state.
Favorite Dish: The food is delicious!! I would highly recommend the Maudene's Filet. 7oz. is more than enough for me but I believe there is a 10oz. cut as well. It comes with your choice of side (potatoes a few different ways or veggies) along with onion rings on the side. It's soooooo good!!!! When you order a steak you also get a choice of soup or salad. Both are delicious.
**UPDATE: I now usually order the salmon. I order it well done so it's crispy on the edges. It's heaven if you love salmon. So wonderful!
You get complimentary bread with fantastic tasting butter. So great.
When you order tea they bring out your own jar of tea so that you can refill your own glasses. My dad likes that.
We spent a day in the museum district of Houston and were looking for a place for lunch. "Canopy" was recommended to us. We had a hummus dish ($8), which had a very delicate taste, and a baby spinach chicken salad ($11) which was also very good.
The restaurant was bright and airy, and the service was very friendly.
This a very good choice for breakfast, brunch or lunch!
My family in Houston took me out to have a typical Texas steak dinner in Sullivan's. This proved an excellent choice. The 8 oz filet mignon was just fine for me, it was juicy and delicious.
For more serious carnivores (which abound in Texas) there are also: a 12 oz filet mignon, a 12 oz / 16 oz New York strip, a 16 oz ribeye, an 18 oz bone-in KC strip, a 22 oz bone-in ribeye (named "Cowboy Cut"), and a 24 oz porterhouse. Prices are between $32 and $ 40.
It was a memorable dinner: the food, the ambience, and the excellent company of David, Sandy, Darlene, Jeff, Jason and April.
This cocktail lounge has an impressive list of about 50 different martinis, plus many other cocktails. They also have a solid collection of Scotches and vodkas. The martinis are delicious, the best I have ever had! The perfect place to relax after work or on a Friday or Saturday night.
Open every day from 2 pm to 2 am.
There are 2 Davenport lounges, one in the center of Houston (2117 Richmond Ave), and one in the Clear Lake Area (1235 Clear Lake City Blvd). I only went to the latter which opened a year ago (I am writing this tip in Sept 2010).
Favorite Dish: The caramel apple martini
Blue is an outdoor bar located at Brenner's on the Bayou Steakhouse.
We love to go there just for cocktails before dinner.
There is a large seating area and beautiful gardens.
There is a wedding reception there some times and then the place gets rather crowded.
Most of the time it is rather quiet if you go early.
This is one of our favorites in Houston.
A great place to stop after shopping for a glass or two of wine .
If it isn't to hot, it is nice to sit at the outdoor tables to chat.
On days that it is to hot to do that, it is cool inside, and plenty of seats.
They have one wall of all kinds of wine so you can buy a bottle to take with you when you leave.
Favorite Dish: They have lite appetizers and we prefer the cheese tray.
Lovely restaurant serving American/Italian fare, wide range of fish and meat dishes, with a good wine menu. The waiters are extremely nice and helpful. They really care about making your dining experience enjoyable and are not your average high school or college kid making a buck, they are either the owners or professionals. I particularly love the view from the dining room (or from the terrace) because it overlooks a small marina. Some people come in by boat! Most Houston restaurants overlook an ugly parking lot, not this one! Perfect restaurant for a romantic evening. The terrace must be great during the cooler months (October to April). On the Saturday night we went, most of the crowd was in their 50' or older, but there were a few younger couples. Only downside: a touch noisy because of the reflecting walls, maybe adding some drapes or carpet would help.
Favorite Dish: Appetizers: I loved my crab salad that had mangoes, tomatoes, and basil, and was fresh and delicious. My husband loved the crab cakes.
Main dish: My veal New Orleans was delicious, and my husband enjoyed his steak very much.
Wine: I recommend the Goldschmidt California Cabernet Sauvignon.
This place is famous in Texas. It serves authentic Texan barbecue fare. Nothing fancy: large wood tables with beer opener at the ends, wood benches, plastic plates, cheap wine or beer (they actually have St Arnold which is the local brewery and is excellent) you go get your food inside and eat outside. Really fun though!
Favorite Dish: Try their duck, it is really good. So is the sausage.
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