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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in The Woodlands

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in The Woodlands? 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 Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - The Woodlands restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4314)
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Located at Hughes Landing on the shore of Lake Woodlands, Truluck’s sits just off I-45, amid tall pines and upscale shops. Indulge in Prime Seafood & Crab. Our chefs honor and elevate with superior ingredients, precise execution, and classic presentation. Truluck’s maintains an unwavering commitment to serving the highest quality, sustainable products that make sense for the plate, the palate, and the planet. We strive to serve only the best ingredients and are dedicated to serving exceptional seafood and fresh Florida Stone crab, from the traps to your table in less than 24 hours. Delight in the ocean’s finest seafood and crab, remarkable cocktails and wines, captivating ambience, live entertainment, and the service you deserve. Your table is waiting.
Top review
Corleonese
Dined today
Our server, Brittany, was courteous and knowledgeable. She did a wonderful job with recommendations and checked in on our progress with perfect timing. 8 oz. fillet and Chilean sea bass were excellent. As a birthday patron, the baked Alaskan was OFF THE CHARTS!! Special restaurant for a special occasion. We’ll be back.
A photo of Via Emilia - The Woodlands restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2408)
$31 to $50
Italian
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Named after an ancient Roman road that spans from Rimini to Piacenza, Via Emilia Italian Restaurant is known for their house-made pastas, braised meats, seafood specialties, and delicious desserts. The family-owned restaurant served Houston diners for over 13 years before moving to their current location in the Woodlands. We welcome you to experience the most authentic northern Italian cuisine in the Woodlands - no passport required.
Top review
RachelFvip
Dined 6 days ago
Great food great service! Aways great! We love it.
A photo of Amrina restaurant
4.8
4.8 (353)
$50 and over
Contemporary Indian
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Located off the beautiful Waterway of The Woodlands, Amrina is a fine-dining eclectic restaurant. The menu is a testament to the artistry of Chef Jassi and his chefs, crafted with an unparalleled devotion to culinary excellence. From the opulence of oysters and caviar to an array of tantalizing vegetarian, meat, and seafood delights, every dish reflects the diversity and richness of Indian gastronomy. Steaks include succulent filet mignon, mouthwatering bone-in ribeye, ever-popular New York strip, and sumptuous A5 Miyazaki ribeye.

The restaurant has been honored Restaurant of the Year 2022 by several publications, including Eater Houston. Alison Cook of the Houston Chronicle, has hailed Amrina “one of Houston’s most exciting restaurants, with destination-worthy dining”. Amrina has also been awarded the Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator.

Enjoy Happy Hour with colleagues, a date on the Patio, business in the Private Dining Room, or intimate experience at the Chef's Table!

Top review
roshthosh
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent eclectic high end Indian cuisine. Creative well thought out menu with beautiful presentation. Wonderful experience. Worth the trek to the Woodlands.
A photo of Terra Vino Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (527)
$30 and under
Italian
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Terra Vino Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar is a contemporary scratch Italian kitchen featuring a creative line-up of delectable antipasti dishes, hand-made pasta, and traditional artisanal pizzas, alongside handcrafted cocktails, wine flights, and an impressive wine list. Most of the dishes found on the menu have been passed down over generations, along with a deep love and appreciation for food and family.
Top review
JeffWhitevip
Dined 6 days ago
Very good food. Reasonable wine list. Reasonable prices. Service was solid, not great ...our waiter was at the table a lot except when we wanted him. His other tables didn't seem nearby. We stayed a good while (introducing a new couple to this restaurant) so we tried to leave outsized tips in case we cost him a turn of this table for the night. Our guess was that once he didn't have us leave earlyish he focused on his other tables .... I get it.
A photo of Porta'Vino - The Woodlands restaurant
4.8
4.8 (506)
$30 and under
Italian
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Discover delicious modern Italian & incredible wine prices at Porta'Vino in The Woodlands!

Porta'Vino offers an impressive wine list at prices competitive with local discount wine stores! In fact, many guests purchase cases of wine to go, so we consider Porta'Vino part wine store. You are also welcome to BYOB for a corkage fee.

Signature dishes include Calabrese Crispy Shrimp, Balloon Bread, Wild Boar Bolognese, Barramundi Sea Bass & our Double-Cut Smoked Pork Chop! Make sure to save room for our Coconut Cream Pie, Medium Rare Brownie, or Apple Crisp. You can't go wrong with our menu selections.

The restaurant has a welcoming dining room, a spacious patio, and private dining rooms for events. A free parking garage is located behind the restaurant. Park, Dine, then walk to the nearby Woodlands Pavilion.

Porta'Vino also hosts a Winemaker Dinner Series. To receive invitations to these special events, please email events@portavino.com.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Their wine dinners are the best! The pairings are excellent and the atmosphere is very social and friendly.
A photo of The Republic Grille -The Woodlands restaurant
4.8
4.8 (592)
$30 and under
Southern
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Enjoy a relaxed dining experience in a rustic, yet classy setting featuring historical photos on the creation of The Woodlands by oilman George Mitchell. 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
DarrellB
Dined 7 days ago
We went out for a light meal and shared a wedge salad and fish and chips (with extra fish). The wedge salad was very tasty and the fish and chips were to die for! Brought memories back from my trip to England! It was a marvelous dinner outside in Houston in the Spring!
A photo of Bazille - Nordstrom The Woodlands restaurant
4.8
4.8 (187)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Bold flavors elevate beloved bistro classics in chic and inviting Bazille. Meet up with friends at the bar for internationally sourced wines and handcrafted cocktails. Stay for appetizers, salads, brick-oven pizzas and our tempting housemade desserts.
Join us for Brunch on weekends.

Top review
VioletFvip
Dined on Mar 27, 2024
Food and service excellent. Can recommend the Halibut and chips.
A photo of Costa Fina restaurant
4.7
4.7 (49)
$30 and under
Latin American
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Costa Fina brings a contemporary twist to culinary methods infused with Latin-coastal flavors. Visitors are welcomed to embark on a gastronomic adventure through Latin America within an elegant tropical ambiance. Complemented by a varied wine selection, artisanal cocktails, and an extensive range of tequila and mezcal, these offerings perfectly complement the freshly prepared Latin dishes.
Top review
Friendvip
Dined 1 day ago
The Orioli family hit another one out of the park. The food is delicious along with a beautiful setting
A photo of Goode Co. Fish Camp restaurant
4.7
4.7 (374)
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Inspired by the time Levi and his father spent on Christmas Bay in search of speckled trout, flounder and redfish, Goode Co. Fish Camp & Oyster Bar is a tribute to the excitement of the catch, the satisfaction of harvesting and cooking freshly-caught food, and the ritual of coming together to enjoy a homemade, hard-earned meal.

With recognizable elements of other Goode Co. concepts here – signature dishes like seafood Campechana, a curated bar featuring handcrafted cocktails and wines, and a vibrant yet comfortable feel – Fish Camp showcases limited-time seasonal offerings that change throughout the year.

Top review
JuanTvip
Dined on Apr 9, 2024
The food is delicious. The reddish on the half shell is amazing and easily split between two people. Service is really great and wine choices are good. Overall great experience.
A photo of Schilleci's New Orleans Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2667)
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Schilleci's New Orleans Kitchen is an intimate, elegant French Quarter-style restaurant in Market Street. Schilleci's is proud to offer a menu consisting of Louisiana classics like seafood gumbo and bread pudding along with a variety of fresh fish from around the word, steaks, and lamb chops. Voted 'Best of The Woodlands' every year since our 2010 opening, Schilleci's is owned and operated by the Schilleci family. This New Orleans fine dining restaurant specializes in Creole and Cajun regional cooking with authentic family recipes handed down over generations. Enjoy off-menu chef specials, outdoor patio dining, and an expansive wine and beer selection. The French Quarter decor provides the perfect relaxing dining experience. Come in for a taste of New Orleans and "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!"
Top review
ChrisJ
Dined 4 days ago
My only complaint was the temp. All 4 of us were a little chilly. It was not very hot or humid outside, the AC could have been adjusted a few degrees. However, we did not bring this up with the server or management. The food was fantastic, the service was wonderful, the environment was great for a relaxed business meeting.
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