5 best restaurants in Houston
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
The Pass & Provisions
For a theatrical tasting menu
Named after the traditional pass-through between the dining area and kitchen in restaurants, The Pass is the best new venue on the Houston scene. Devoted to seasonal tasting menus, the co-chefs here aim to create an authentic experience for every diner, discussing the inspiration behind every dish. Choose from a five- or eight-dish menu of ever-changing creations and make a selection from the extensive wine list in the elegant, beautifully lit atmosphere of this unique restaurant.
807 Taft Street, Houston, Texas 77019
Tel: 713 628 9020 www.passandprovisions.com
Just the best Japanese
Think you don’t like Japanese food? Think again! This contemporary eatery has been voted the people’s favourite in Houston on Trip Advisor (beating more than 7,000 others) and is the recipient of various awards. Combining local seasonal ingredients with fresh fish imported from Japan, the culinary team here pairs traditional Japanese dishes with new, experimental flavours. Book in advance or arrive early to get a table, and sip on one of many sakes as you dine on dishes from sashimi to salmon.
904 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77006
Tel: 713 522 4808 www.uchirestaurants.com/houston/index.php
Tel: 713 524 7744 www.hugosrestaurant.net
Master of Mexican
Located in the heart of the city’s Montrose area, Hugo's is a multi-award-winning upscale restaurant serving regional Mexican cuisine. From fresh seafood cocktails and lobster tacos to chicken enchiladas, traditional dishes have a modern twist, infused with authentic street-food flavours. Turn up for lunch or dinner - and brunch on Sundays - and choose from the main menu and vegetarian dishes, along with a bar menu and a full list of tasty tequilas and world wines.
1600 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77006
The first authentic Italian restaurant in Texas, Tony’s has been serving regional cuisine since 1965 and is known as one of America’s best. The partnership of veteran restaurateur Tony Vallone and young chef Grant Gordon keeps this institution up to date, with dishes like the new Orechiette Bolognese and the foie gras with Sicilian blood orange reduction. Perfect for occasions and business dinners, the stylish galleried surroundings are also a classy place to sample the connoisseur’s wine menu.
3755 Richmond Avenue, between Weslayan and Edloe, Houston, Texas 77046
Tel: 713 622 6778 www.tonyshouston.com
Nouveau Indian cuisine
Not your usual Indian eatery, Indika serves contemporary dishes in atmospheric surroundings. With more than curry and rice on the menu, chef and owner Anita Jaisinghani epitomises fine dining with the spices and seasonings of India. From street-food-inspired specials to the popular Duck Rangoon in red curry noodles and a pork belly chaat that reviewers rave about, this is lively, exciting modern cuisine – and certainly the best Indian food in Houston.
516 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77006
Tel: 713 524 2170 www.indikausa.com