Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country: and it shows that it’s an amalgamation of the best people through its food. Every restaurant has a new surprise for visitors, from southern comfort to new and exciting flavors. If you’re heading to town for a short while: try to fit as many of these restaurants into your visit as possible!
Cuisine: Upscale American classics. Fun wild game and seafood with an elegant twist.
Location: 2011 Ella Blvd, Houston.
Average rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.
Affordability: slightly expensive.
At home in a historic cabin, Rainbow Lodge takes aesthetics and flavor seriously. Every dish is jaw-droppingly beautiful and tastes amazing bite after bite. They’re open late and even offer delivery, so you can have a taste of elegance when and wherever you want.
Rocket and Rye
Cuisine: classic Americana and tasty drinks.
Location: 3402 S Terminal Rd #3340, Houston.
Average rating: 4.6 stars out of 5 stars.
Affordability: fairly affordable.
Close to the intercontinental airport, Rocket and Rye aim to give you a chance to have a little familiar comfort food before you have to fly out. Every dish is familiar and delicious, with the main goal to let you leave full and extremely happy you chose this restaurant for dinner.
State of Grace
Cuisine: upscale Texas favorites, from shrimp to oysters, served with dazzling cocktails.
Location: 3258 Westheimer Rd, Houston.
Average rating: 4.4 stars out of 5 stars.
Affordability: expensive for most.
Texas likes things big and bold, and State of Grace guarantees every guest that they’ll leave feeling they’ve received both. Their dishes offer familiar favorites like shrimp, oysters, and grilled meats but surprise guests by boosting the flavor and art of every dish. With their fantastic cocktails, every meal here feels like a dream that you’ll want to come back and enjoy time and time again.
Cuisine: Korean fried chicken and comfort foods.
Location: 9486 Long Point Rd, Houston
Average rating: 5 stars out of 5 stars.
Affordability: extremely affordable.
If you’ve never had Korean fried chicken: you won’t want to leave town until you’ve had a meal at Krisp. Every wing and thigh is perfectly crisped and tossed in spices ranging from mild to saucy and hot. Delicious sides like soups and dumplings can complete any meal while enticing you to eat more. This is a favorite to the locals and could inspire out-of-towners to start looking at houses for rent in Houston, Texas.
One Fifth: Red Sauce Italian
Cuisine: upscale European food made from locally sourced meat and fish.
Location: 1658 Westheimer Rd, Houston.
Average rating: 4.7 stars out of 5 stars.
Affordability: very expensive.
When you arrive at One Fifth, you may be surprised by the building, but their food will make you forget everything else in the world. At home in what used to be a church, this restaurant works with locally sourced food to create dishes that taste both familiar and high-end. Every dish is put together like art, and every meal will leave you full yet wanting more.