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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Houston

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service in Houston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Stella's Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (95)
$31 to $50
American
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
Tucked away in the southeast corner of the hotel, Stella’s Wine Bar is Houston’s newest and most alluring wine destination for both casual wine enthusiasts and serious oenophiles. Offering over 30 wine-producing regions through a variety of flights and close to 60 wines by the glass, Stella’s Wine Bar provides a unique journey of tastes from around the world. Guided by our unrivaled team of highly skilled yet incredibly approachable sommeliers, guests can learn and explore both the new and the familiar wines in a social convivial atmosphere with world-class wine resources to share as little or as much as you want to know. The full Cellar wine program can also be accessed within Stella’s Wine Bar, so options are near limitless.
Top review
ThomasMvip
Dined on May 6, 2024
The experience was great. Tried some wines outside my normal!! They both were excellent paired withe the recommended empanadas!!
A photo of Vargas Cut & Catch restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1199)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Galveston
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Galveston's historic downtown district, Vargas Cut and Catch is a contemporary Steak House serving USDA Prime Steaks and the Freshest Seafood available.

We look forward to serving you soon!!

Sincerely,
Paco Vargas and family

Street parking is complimentary after 6:00pm

Top review
Foodie409vip
Dined 3 days ago
Another great meal at Vargas Cut & Catch! I had the surf and turf, and my date had a steak. Both were perfect.
A photo of The Republic Grille - Magnolia restaurant
4.7
4.7 (261)
$30 and under
Southern
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Enjoy a relaxed dining experience in a rustic, yet classy setting featuring historical photos of Montgomery County. Owners Terry & Jennifer McBurney offer guests a variety of Texan and Southern inspired cuisine complemented by professional and courteous service. Enjoy mouthwatering appetizers such as Crab Cakes, Coconut Shrimp, Jumbo Grilled Wings or Caprese. Entrees include American Wagyu Chicken-Fried Steak, Texas Quail, Certified Angus Steaks, Blackened Flounder unique Pasta dishes and Salads. End your meal with one of many scratch made Desserts including a gluten free Strawberry Shortcake.

Featured on the TV show GoodTaste, it has received rave reviews in the Houston Chronicle, Zagat, Open Table and PKWY Magazine. This restaurant even provides a relaxing patio where guests can enjoy live music depending on the season.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 11, 2024
Food was delicious. Server was great. Loved the atmosphere
A photo of Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3814)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
Paco is the definition of the "All American Dream", awarded the 2019 "Faces of Diversity Award" by the National Restaurant Association. This prestigious award honors those who have achieved success through perservance and determination embodying the American Dream.

Rudy & Paco's offer the freshest seafood and steaks with a Central American flare. Come experience fine dining at its best with Paco and his staff.

We are honored to have the opportunity and privilege to serve you and your family.

~ Paco Vargas and Family

Lunch - Street parking is available, pay at parking meter or by App
Dinner - Street parking is free after 6 pm.

Dress code is strictly enforced for Dinner.
No shorts for men, women (including rompers) and children. Men must have a collared shirt (no t-shirts) and no hats.

Dress code for Lunch is casual with shorts acceptable but no hats.




Top review
TinaHvip
Dined 5 days ago
The food is amazing and the service is impeccable! The owner Paco was there and he gave us a lunch suggestion and it was on point! We will be back!
A photo of Arturo Boada Cuisine restaurant
4.9
4.9 (759)
$31 to $50
Italian
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
This neighborhood eatery serves up an eclectic blend of Italian, Spanish and Latin cuisine not to be missed. Try unique tapas like the camarones henesy en hamaca, mussels tomatillo, ceviche and many more. The wood burning-oven puts out authentic thin crust pizzas, with favorites such as the carnitas pizza. We offer a flavorful selection of fresh seafood and steaks. Our home made desserts are a must, from wood oven baked apple pastry to Arturo’s famous crème brulee. The hand picked wine list offers a variety of boutique and exclusive wineries. We are very happy to accommodate any of your special requests.
Top review
Eat4Life
Dined today
As expected this was one of the most enjoyable meals we experienced for our anniversary. This is a superb restaurant and the staff is amazing. Arturo, Thank You for your dedication to fine dining.
A photo of Bandista restaurant
4.8
4.8 (188)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Downtown
About the restaurant
Discreetly located within Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Bandista is an intimate, modern-day speakeasy, reminiscent of a 1920s lounge that dazzles with a decadent Latin vibe. Guests of the 20-seat bar and lounge enjoy inventive and artistic interpretations of classic and contemporary cocktails, as well as rare spirits from around the world. Bandista's eight bar seats provide a center-stage show of the cocktail laboratory, where guests connect with the city's most talented bartenders and other discreet guests.

Experience @BandistaHouston on Instagram

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Just go. From the moment of arrival you feel part of an exclusive moment in this beautiful bar. The service was fun, attentive and extremely knowledgable. The cocktails were delicious and a twist on classics delivered in a cheeky way. Absolutely will return!
A photo of The Steakhouse at San Luis restaurant
4.7
4.7 (642)
$50 and over
American
Galveston
About the restaurant
Indulge in the Island’s finest, award-winning cuisine at The Steakhouse, featuring USDA Midwest grain-fed beef, live Maine lobster, and an award-winning wine list. Recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award® since 2004 and selected as one of the “Top Ten Texas Steakhouses” by food critic Tom Horan, The Steakhouse is an extraordinary dining experience for any connoisseur. Our high-quality cuisine and impeccable service are complemented by an elegant ambiance featuring hand-crafted mahogany woodwork, leather furnishings, and other luxurious amenities.


Valentine's Day Dinner
Celebrate your love with a romantic four-course dinner, expertly crafted cocktails, and a prestigious wine list at our award-winning Steakhouse.
($159 per person)

Top review
SusanR
Dined 1 day ago
This was a special birthday and the staff made us feel so welcomed. The food was spectacular and they accommodated our dietary needs. Would come back.
A photo of Lucio's BYOB & Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1180)
$30 and under
American
Montrose
About the restaurant
Lucio's is New American cuisine in a comforting yet upscale dining atmosphere, concentrating on seasonal and fresh local ingredients.
Life is to be enjoyed, if you want to go somewhere to appreciate your bottle of wine and be reminded of the simple pleasures of life, this is it.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
The food was sooo delicious but service was very slow and specials were crazy expensive
A photo of The Capital Grille - Houston restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2307)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Wonderful, food, romantic, calming atmosphere best homemade bread. Wow, enjoyed myself! The lobster tails were huge. Don’t be fooled to get one the more the better champagne delightful I’ve come here for many years I will continue to do so again and again, and again great experience!
A photo of Steak 48 - Houston restaurant
4.9
4.9 (9748)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
River Oaks
About the restaurant
At Steak 48, we serve the finest steaks and high-quality seafood in an intimate and vibrant setting. Our diverse menu will satisfy any personal craving, as we serve the best USDA prime steaks, succulent seafood, and shellfish along with inventive and classically inspired side dishes and appetizers. Also enjoy classic cocktails and an extensive award-winning wine list.

At Steak 48, we encourage all of our guests to get dressed up for a great experience. In order to maintain an enjoyable environment for all guests, athletic wear, excessively revealing clothing, exposed undergarments will not be permitted. We prefer no printed t-shirts, hats or visors and always appreciate collared shirts or sports coats. Please dress as your elegant selves. You are going to have a great time!

If you need any special accommodations or flowers reach out to us at the host desk!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Top review
Jayy
Dined 4 days ago
Great customer service and food was great as usual
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