Houston has something of a reputation for being home to a booming restaurant scene. The exact reason is unclear, but people have proposed solutions that range from its strategic location to its lack of zoning that makes it easier for interested individuals to start up their own restaurants. Whatever the case, Houston is home to a wide range of restaurants serving up a wide range of cuisine, meaning that interested individuals are sure to be able to find something good so long as they are willing to look.
Indigo is the place to visit for people who want soul food. However, what makes Indigo stand out even more is that its owner wants to go beyond what most people expect from soul food, particularly if doing so happens to serve a socially-conscious cause in the process.
La Villa Saint Tropez
French cuisine has more than earned its reputation for excellence. In the case of La Villa Saint Tropez, it specializes in southeastern French cuisine, as shown by menu items such as bouillabaisse and lobster linguini. Dining at the restaurant can be particularly atmospheric as well, seeing as how it offers the option for a seat out on an outdoor terrace.
La Vista 101
La Vista 101 offers both good food and good drinks, which are always a winning combination. Some examples of its food include fried fish and grilled octopus, while some examples of its drinks include cocktails and European wines.
Nancy’s Hustle is a fascinating restaurant because it makes food inspired by a remarkable range of influences. As a result, while it might not be able to match other restaurants in their respective specialties, it can more than make up for that by being more rounded. Some examples include but are not limited to parmesan cheesecake, Turkish dumplings, and brussels sprouts cooked with honey.
The Nobu in Houston isn’t unique, seeing as how it is the 39th location of the team-up between Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert DeNiro. In other words, it is clear that Nobu has a proven concept, which is backed up by mouth-watering food such as foie gras gyoza and yellowtail cooked with jalapeno.
One Fifth Mediterranean
For those who are curious about Mediterranean food, it can be worth checking out One Fifth Mediterranean, which offers menu items such as fresh bread paired with Turkish hummus as well as eggplant paired with lamb sweetbreads. In particular, the place is famous for its pitas, meaning that it is a must-visit restaurant for pita lovers.
Pizza Motus received its name because its owner used to race on motorcycles. With that said, what is most interesting about Pizza Motus from a food perspective is its specialization in serving up Roman-style pizzas. For those who are unfamiliar, this means thin, crispy pizzas with intriguing toppings such as anchovies, eggplant, and porcini mushrooms.
Shabu-shabu is a particular kind of Japanese hotpot, named thus because that is the noise that the thin slices of meat and vegetables make when they are cooked at the table. Shabu Zone offers interested individuals a wide range of meats as well as a wide range of broths, making for a remarkable range of possibilities that is sure to please.
One of the most interesting things about Houston cuisine is its wide range of influences. UB Preserv is an excellent example of this fact, as shown by how its menu items include everything from curry made using duck eggs to fajitas that make use of Vietnamese-style short rib.
Vibrant is a restaurant that is sure to interest the health-conscious. However, what makes it excellent is the sheer creativity that goes into its offerings, as shown by dishes that range from coconut chia pudding to soba noodles paired with bone broth soup. Simply put, Vibrant is a much-needed reminder that health-conscious is far from being synonymous with boring and tasteless.