Restaurants in Houston

The ample girth of the average Texan testifies to the good eating on offer in the Lone Star state. Known as the dining capital of the United States, Houston just about edges out Dallas in the battle for best regional dining scene and is home to some truly excellent restaurants.

The best advice for new-comers to Houston is probably to try the two great indigenous cuisines, Tex-Mex and Barbecue. Offered at places such as Vic & Anthony's steakhouse and El Tiempo Cantina, these two flavours keep visitors returning for more. El Tiempo Cantina, a lively restaurant that has been serving Houston locals and visitors with fajitas and margaritas since 1997 is an obvious favourite for many.

For those looking for something a little different, Houston's best Indian eatery Indika, known for its unique combinations, ought to do it. If a little European fare is what visitors are after, then Chez Nous is also a great option, serving authentic French country cuisine.

Visitors rarely go hungry when in Houston. There is generally something for everyone; a city with lots of cuisines catering to many tastes and varied pocket sizes too.

$$$$$ | Tex-Mex

El Tiempo Cantina

This temple to Tex-Mex is hugely popular with locals, as much for its excellent food as its fun and lively vibe. And the service is tops too. Prepare yourself for Tex -Mex legends like crabmeat quesadillas and superb fajitas. The margaritas are an irresistible accompaniment.

Address: 3130 Richmond Ave
Telephone: (713) 807 1600
Website: http://www.eltiempocantina.com

$$$$$ | American

Mark's American Cuisine

A converted 1920s church now houses this temple to elegant and fine food. Mark's is famous for dishes such as five pepper-crusted Scottish salmon and bourbon-glazed pork tenderloin. Great wine list and a lively bar add to the appeal of a night out here. Reservations are essential.

Address: 1658 Westheimer Rd
Telephone: (713) 523 3800
Website: http://www.marks1658.com

$$$$$ | Steakhouse

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

If you're looking for barbequed meat done just the way you like it, accompanied by a choice of award-winning wines, head to fun and friendly Vic & Anthony's which has a comfortable, tasteful dining room to host its clientele of carnivores, most of which are regulars.

Address: 1510 Texas Ave
Telephone: (713) 228 1111
Website: http://www.vicandanthonys.com

$$$$$ | Indian


By some margin Houston's best Indian eatery, Indika earns rave reviews for its unique combinations of Texas ingredients and Indian spices. Great desserts too. Don't miss the duck tandoori and order some naan bread to accompany just about every dish you order.

Address: 516 Westheimer
Telephone: (713) 524 2170
Website: http://www.indikausa.com

$$$$$ | French

Chez Nous

Serving authentic French country cuisine like escargot and shrimp Provencal, and tournedos Rossini, Chez Nous is the place to go for a memorable meal or a celebration. The airy, tasteful décor complements this venue, a former Pentecostal church. Book well ahead and dress in your best.

Address: 217 S Ave G, Humble
Telephone: (281) 446 6717
Website: http://www.cheznousfrenchrestaurant.com

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