Houston’s demographic diversity and rich cultural heritage makes it a global city unique to itself. This is perhaps reflected best in the city’s culinary achievement, stretching across various backgrounds to combine tastes that originated all over the world in one delicious melting pot. With hundreds of restaurants in the Houston area, the choices range from the simple and traditional to the exotic and eclectic, providing everyone with multiple options to fit their food fancies. Take these recommendations to get you off to the right foot when fine dining in the Houston area.
- Bar Annie Don’t let the name fool you. This isn’t a 2 pints college hangout with an 80′s throwback/90′s comeback mix blaring from the jukebox. The RDG Grill Room offers a formal white tablecloth dining environment that would satisfy even the most sophisticated guests, though entrees can be a bit pricy, ranging from the low 20s up to the 70s. The bar area offers a more casual, less expensive alternative with most entrees in the low to mid 20 range. Both dining options offer an exquisite variety of local flavor and top of the line quality, each catering to a different crowd.
- Mark’s American Cuisine – Mark’s is perhaps best suited for romantic evenings with a significant other. Housed in a 1920′s renovated church, Mark’s provides not only top end cuisine but an intimate dining experience set against the backdrop of gorgeous architecture and one of a kind design. While the restaurant certainly has enough variety on the menu to keep patrons coming back for every meal, you might want to limit your visits to special occasions as main courses run from the high 20s into the 40s.
- Chez Nous This French restaurant offers a slightly toned down price range, with most entrees available for less than 30, without sacrificing the class and elegance of the first 2 establishments on the list. Making its home in a former Pentecostal church, Chez Nous also offers a picturesque setting to enjoy the feel of French countryside dining, all without leaving south Texas.