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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Houston

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants 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 Aya Sushi restaurant
5.0
5 (162)
$50 and over
Japanese
Bellaire
About the restaurant
A fresh, modern sushi experience in the Bellaire Triangle featuring innovative Japanese cuisine from reknowned chef Yoshi Katsuyama.

Guests can expect to enjoy fresh fish daily in a vairety of nigiri, maki, and sashimi preparations alongside traditional Japanese favorites from the kitchen. Aya features an innovative cocktail program, as well as an extensive selection of wine, sake, and Japanese whisky.

For the full Aya experience, enjoy chef's multi-course omakase option alongside hand-selected pairings including sake and wine.

With limited seating capacity, we reserve the sushi bar exclusively for omakase at this time. To book your sushi bar experience, please inquire via email: info@ayasushi.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 25, 2024
Aya Sushi far exceeded my expectations. The interior is absolutely beautiful. We were welcomed and served straight away. We began with their happy hour small plates. Every single one was creative, fresh and absolutely delicious. The service was exceptional and we even received a complimentary apple pie as we were celebrating a birthday. It was affordable, unique and overall a 10/10 experience. Will be coming back!
A photo of The Capital Grille - Houston restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2321)
$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
AnissaMvip
Dined 5 days ago
our waiter was amazing. The service was great. The food was five star. I highly recommend for an affordable steak. Dinner grill is the best place.
A photo of Damian's Cucina Italiana restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2975)
$31 to $50
Italian
Montrose
About the restaurant
Since 1983, Damian's Cucina Italiana has been known worldwide as the top authentic Italian restaurant in Houston, Texas. Set in an old-world atmosphere which is elegant, yet warm and friendly, diners at Damian's are accustomed to extensive menu offerings, specially tailored dishes, and weekly specials created by Chef Izzy Morfin.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
This was our first time at Damian's. Our experience was wonderful. The staff was friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The food was delicious! The added value of the Theater Shuttle made our night out perfect. Thank you for a flawless evening. We will be back.
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Houston Beltway restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1474)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Westside
About the restaurant
Your Houston/Town & Country Fleming's is located by the renowned Energy Corridor and near the Memorial suburbs. Fleming's in Town & country is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail in Houston. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out - we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room or Outdoor Patio. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
ToriS
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful experience. Nico took care of us. Both managers came by to greet and welcome us. Perfect from start to end. Highly recommend.
A photo of BCN Taste & Tradition restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1679)
$50 and over
Spanish
Southeast Houston
About the restaurant
BCN Taste & Tradition, the name gives a nod to Barcelona and the meld of traditional and modern Spanish cuisine. Chef Luis Roger relocated from Girona, Spain - trained under Michelin Chef Ferran Adria at elBulli- and taught at the renowned culinary school Aula Gastronomica de l’Emporada.

Located on a 1920’s era Victorian home in the trendy Montrose/Museum District (4210 Roseland St.). BCN Taste & Tradition will recreate an authentic Spanish style dining experience with unparalleled service. The menu will showcase all the fantastic, cutting-edge haute cuisine that put Spain on the world stage.

Credit card info required for reservations larger than 5 guests. A $50/person fee will be charged if you are unable to cancel within 48 of your scheduled time or if your party decreases in size within 24 of your reservation. No fee will be assessed for transferring the reservation to a different name.

Top review
britaniflorvip
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing service, vibe, food, and cocktails as usual!
A photo of Teppay restaurant
4.9
4.9 (24)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Westside
About the restaurant
Serene Japanese restaurant with both traditional decor & dishes, plus an extensive sushi bar.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
One of our new favorite sushi spots! Super cute vibe, loved the quality of fish and the cooked entrees. Absolutely will be back!
A photo of Eddie V's - West Ave restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3653)
$50 and over
Seafood
River Oaks
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Perfect night out! Food, waiter, music, drinks. Couldn’t have been better for an impromptu date night.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Sugar Land, TX restaurant
4.8
4.8 (251)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Sugar Land
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

Top review
BiancaR
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
I enjoyed the experience and the food was amazing and filling. I didn’t expect to get full when I saw the meat portion sizes (Value Course) but I did. Myself and my husband also got drinks and they were pretty good too. Would return especially for date night.
A photo of Brossa's Cibo-e-Vino restaurant
4.8
4.8 (149)
$30 and under
Italian
Brenham
About the restaurant
Fresh Italian bistro in beautiful Brenham, TX. House-made pastas, sandwiches, soups and salads set in a a quaint converted craftsman home. Pair a bottle from our incredible wine list with our Wild Boar Pappardelle, Eggplant Parm or fresh branzino.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food! Service was very good. We will definitely be going back.
A photo of Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Houston restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4475)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse embodies the rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse, serving USDA Prime Beef, fresh seafood and premium wines from our award-winning wine selection.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Always a great experience here. You guys are always the best.
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