I know what you’re thinking. How is anyone supposed to be able to pick out the best restaurants in a big city like Houston? Well, with over 11,000 to choose from, we’ve got to start somewhere. Luckily, our friends over at Yelp are always willing to lend their reviews of the top eateries in the Houston area…
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
If you’re a Houston resident and you’re reading this guide, you may already be thinking that Fogo de Chao is the superior steakhouse. According to most reviews, though, Chama has better pricing, service, and (of course) food. Their unlimited salad and meat lunch is extremely popular, especially the top sirloin and filet. Located at 5865 Westheimer Road, Chama is especially appropriate for special occasions.
Located at 1302 Nance Street, Oxheart hides a delicious interior behind a warehouse exterior that may leave you wondering where the front door is. Once you get inside, though, you’ll never want to leave. By far, their most popular offering is the tasting menu, which allows you sample a wide suite of their dishes if you can’t choose just one. Renowned for their fish, wine pairings, and 4-course meals, Oxheart is a favorite among Houston residents.
If Italian is more to your liking, consider Da Marco at 1520 Westheimer Road. Popular dishes at Da Marco include black truffle risotti, sweet corn ravioli with lobster, and lamb chops. Da Marco is also renowned for its delicious selection of dessert items. You’ll also find plenty of reviews that cite excellent wait staff and a fantastic dining atmosphere.