The Best Places to Eat in Houston

The OpenTable Team

As we all know, everything is bigger in Texas—and the same goes for Houston. Houston is home to a wide collection of cultures that have truly inspired the dining options in the area. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Whether Houston diners are looking for contemporary flavors or homestyle country cooking, there are plentiful amounts of iconic Houston dishes to choose from, especially when it comes to steak. Read on to find where to eat when spending time in this Texas treasure.

Restaurants:McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria, Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Steak, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Galleria / Uptown

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,289 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Upscale steak options unite with luxury seafood selections at McCormick & Shmick's Seafood & Steaks. This clubby restaurant is acclaimed for its culinary excellence and features fiRead more
90% recommended

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria

$$$$·Steak·
Galleria / Uptown
6,794 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
For homestyle cooking fans, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is a must-have during any Houston visit. Tender grilled steaks are paired with premium side selections that are made from scratcRead more
96% recommended
Steak in Houston

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
5,742 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
At Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse, expect upscale dining, an elegant atmosphere, and rustic flavors. The USDA prime filet mignon is served in 8 oz and 12 oz options and can be paired wRead more
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Houston

B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Heights / Washington
4,084 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Other filet mignon options pale in comparison to the B&B classic 10 oz filet mignon. Top this delicious beef selection with Truffle Butter for an updated take on this classic cut oRead more
92% recommended
Steakhouse in Houston

Fleming's Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$·Steak·
River Oaks
1,285 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Enjoy a high-end steakhouse setting with delicious aged prime beef selections. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse offers a more classic take on the iconic Houston dish, filet mignon. A widRead more
92% recommended
Special Occasion in Houston

Steak 48 - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
5,520 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Houston's dining culture has been infused with many modern restaurants in the past years and the upscale, elegant Steak 48 is a perfect example of an iconic, contemporary eatery inRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Houston

Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Galleria

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Galleria / Uptown
1,702 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Traditional steakhouse dishes are served in a clubby atmosphere at the contemporary Morton's The Steakhouse. The top 2% of beef available in the U.S. is proudly served at Morton'sRead more
92% recommended

Shula's Steak House - Hyatt Regency Houston

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
700 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Birthdays
At Shula's Steak House, former football coach Don Shula is serving up an inspired menu of steakhouse options. Located in the Hyatt Regency Houston, Shula's Steak House is the perfeRead more
100% recommended
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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Galleria / Uptown
4,021 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Conveniently located inside the Galleria, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse features opulent decor and hearty menu options. Del Frisco's take on the iconic Houston staple, filetRead more
94% recommended

Lynn's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Westside
808 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
Family owned and operated Lynn's Steakhouse offers homestyle cooking in an upscale setting. The elegant white tablecloth design that is prominently featured in the dining room has Read more
88% recommended

Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Westside
2,497 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Dating back to 1936, Brenner's Steakhouse features elegant, woody decor and a delightful garden patio. This upscale steakhouse featured premium choice beef for its iconic Houston sRead more
92% recommended
Steakhouse in Houston

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Champions

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Champions
5,976 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Live jazz music and an upscale setting make Perry's Steakhouse & Grille stand out against similar eateries. The live music and enjoyable setting make Perry's Steakhouse & Grille diRead more
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Houston

Steamboat House

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Willowbrook/Tomball
618 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Historic murals, flags, and Texas memorabilia make the Steamboat House a true representative of the Lone Star state. The Steamboat House features a more traditional take on the icoRead more
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Houston

Roka Akor - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
819 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
While Roka Akor already has an impressive sushi menu, the Japanese restaurant is also serving up many delicious flavors of beef. The newcomer to the Houston restaurant scene also pRead more
98% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Houston

Saltgrass Steak House - Shepherd

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Westside
This restaurant is informal and Texas-themed but packs flavor in every meal that is sure to impress guests. The Saltgrass Steak House offers a traditional filet mignon option that Read more
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One Fifth

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Texas
This unique steakhouse is housed in a converted 1920s church. Chris Shephard promises a concept that will change each year for five years. The first spin is a steakhouse featuring Read more
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Doris Metropolitan Houston

$$$$·Steak·
Heights / Washington
1 review
This steakhouse is new to the Houston steak game but is bringing lots of flavor and its own unique tastes to the area. The steaks are dry-aged in-house and come in a variety of cutRead more
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Taste of Texas

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Westside
1 review
This beloved restaurant is known by all for its delicious beef cuts that still won't break the bank. Enjoy delicious cuts such as filet mignon or opt for some of their lighter fareRead more
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Bistecca

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown / Montrose
718 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Traditional steakhouse dining options meet Italian homestyle cooking at Bistecca Ristorante. This Italian steakhouse features polished decor, superior customer service, and live muRead more
92% recommended
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