Best American Restaurants in Houston

CureightCureight
(68)
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American | The Woodlands, The Woodlands
Lucio's BYOB & GrillLucio's BYOB & Grill
(600)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
The PassThe Pass
(681)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
The Remington Restaurant - The St. Regis HoustonThe Remington Restaurant - The St. Regis Houston
(105)
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American | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Killen's STQKillen's STQ
(667)
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American | West Side, Houston
EmmalineEmmaline
(713)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Just DinnerJust Dinner
(744)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Laurenzo's RestaurantLaurenzo's Restaurant
(1405)
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American | Heights / Washington, Houston
ProvisionsProvisions
(1134)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Ruggles Black RestaurantRuggles Black Restaurant
(368)
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American | Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor, Houston
Riel RestaurantRiel Restaurant
(369)
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American | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Relish Restaurant and BarRelish Restaurant and Bar
(182)
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Contemporary American | River Oaks, Houston
Bistro MenilBistro Menil
(388)
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European | Midtown / Montrose, Houston

Best Italian Restaurants in Houston

Arturo Boada CuisineArturo Boada Cuisine
(220)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Da MarcoDa Marco
(886)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Damian's Cucina ItalianaDamian's Cucina Italiana
(2008)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Vinoteca PoscolVinoteca Poscol
(205)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Sorrento Ristorante ItalianoSorrento Ristorante Italiano
(1989)
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Italian | Midtown / Montrose, Houston
Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & BarAmalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar
(346)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
North Italia – BLVDNorth Italia – BLVD
(1879)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Amerigo’s Grille – The WoodlandsAmerigo’s Grille – The Woodlands
(450)
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Italian | The Woodlands, The Woodlands
PotentePotente
(362)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston
Divino Italian RestaurantDivino Italian Restaurant
(346)
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Italian | River Oaks, Houston
Sapore Ristorante ItalianoSapore Ristorante Italiano
(268)
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Italian | Katy, Katy
Grotto - HoustonGrotto - Houston
(1016)
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston
Antica OsteriaAntica Osteria
(788)
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Italian | W. University / Med Center, Houston
La Griglia - HoustonLa Griglia - Houston
(1363)
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Italian | River Oaks, Houston
Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
(1087)
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

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PotentePotente
362 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

Excellent restaurant with impeccable service and delicious servings. Portion sizes are a bit small but the quality is top notch. More

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Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - HoustonQuattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston
1087 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Houston

A great place to have a good conversation either with friends or business. The services is very good and a good menu. I was there 3 times within a week for 2 dinners, 1 lunch and back to the bar at night with friends. Upscale and casual. More

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - GalleriaPappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria
5307 reviews
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Steak | Galleria / Uptown, Houston

Excellent and professional staff that focus on all customers having a great experience. The best drinks, the best food More

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Artisans RestaurantArtisans Restaurant
1511 reviews
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French | Midtown / Montrose, Houston

Excellent food and service. It’s my new favorite place in town to eat when I want to treat myself. More

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Roka Akor - HoustonRoka Akor - Houston
359 reviews
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Steakhouse | River Oaks, Houston

Some of the best food in the city!! Excellent wait staff! More

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Beckrew Wine HouseBeckrew Wine House
5 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor, Houston

Great Selection of wine. And very casual, but cozy environment. More

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Hearsay on the GreenHearsay on the Green
522 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Houston

This place was amazing! Our waiter was so thoughtful and had them decorate our dessert to celebrate my friends upcoming wedding! Will definitely be back! More

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Main KitchenMain Kitchen
117 reviews
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American | Downtown, Houston

Very good food and drinks. Beautiful open space. More

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Kulture RestaurantKulture Restaurant
34 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Houston

Each time there is an experience of great food. The okra is certainly a favorite, but you must try the collard green purses and the bread pudding. More

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Frio GrillFrio Grill
122 reviews
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Southern | Cypress, Houston

We tried Frio when it first opened and weren’t impressed. So glad we came back! The River Trash appetizer is excellent and all of our entrees were great. The menu is diverse and the food was fresh and a step above the regular southern food restaurants. This one has lots of Texas flavors and really creative combinations. And if you’re a traditionalist, they have a pretty good chicken fried steak too. It’s tucked away and not super crowded. Great for families. AND a great cocktail menu too. More

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Saltillo Mexican Kitchen1. Saltillo Mexican Kitchen
248 reviews
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Traditional Mexican | Bellaire, Houston

A wonderful neighborhood find. Great atmosphere and wonderful food. More

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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar2. Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
2391 reviews
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Seafood | Galveston, Galveston

As always ,the service was wonderful. Had the crab cake appetizer and I must say it was the best crab cake I’ve ever had. Had the filet and a salad that was yummy. More

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BCN Taste & Tradition3. BCN Taste & Tradition
832 reviews
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Spanish | Midtown / Montrose, Houston

Excelente servicio como siempre More

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Arturo Boada Cuisine4. Arturo Boada Cuisine
220 reviews
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Italian | Galleria / Uptown, Houston

Not the usually attentive service. I keep forgetting how loud it is More

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Chez Nous French Restaurant5. Chez Nous French Restaurant
1416 reviews
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French | Kingwood / Humble / Atascocita, Houston

Chez Nous has been our “go to” restaurant for special occasions for years. This dining was to celebrate our elder daughter’s birthday. Another excellent dining experience. Thank you Chez Nous! More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - PearlandBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Pearland
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American | Alvin / Pearland, Houston

Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.More

Birdies at Omni Hotel HoustonBirdies at Omni Hotel Houston
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American | Galleria / Uptown, Houston

Birdies Cafe & Bar is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With a grab & go coffee bar that turns wine lounge in the evening, Birdies is the ultimate dining spot. The restaurant features floor to ceiling windows overlooking the property grounds and lake. More

Edison & PattonEdison & Patton
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American | Heights / Washington, Houston


A local Houston restaurant for people to step out of their busy lives and into a place where they can just be themselves, share stories, ideas, and just have fun. The Edison is first and foremost a watering hole for business people and artists, foodies and craft beer connoisseurs alike.
The food is inventive, lively, and affordable. The bar appeases the palette of craft beer and specialty drink lovers. The community and spirit of Edison will begin and spread through hospitality and graciousness.More

Gringo's Mexican Kitchen - The WoodlandsGringo's Mexican Kitchen - The Woodlands
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Tex-Mex | The Woodlands, The Woodlands

Gringo’s has been serving residents of Texas since 1993, and the feat doesn’t start or stop with enchiladas. Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen operates family dining restaurants around the greater Houston area, each equipped with its very own tasty margarita and spirits cantina.


Savory menu items at Gringo’s go beyond the usual Tex-Mex variety, offering guests signature items such as Southwest Eggrolls and unique salads like the Cozumel Chicken Salad.


Each Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen is adorned with antique, original décor pieces that capture the essence of where the Old West meets Mexico, bringing guests a treat for the eyes as well as the appetite.


At the same time, Gringo’s maintains a friendly atmosphere, making it a perfect place for families to come together. What’s more, Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen offers supreme quality, excellent value and FREE soft serve ice cream to every guest.More

Red Lobster - VictoriaRed Lobster - Victoria
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Seafood | Port Lavaca, Port Lavaca

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore