Best Restaurants in Downtown Houston

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Downtown Houston offers the best forms of entertainment, dining, and tourism. Known as the melting pot of businesses in the city, this bustling center of diversity provides dynamic cuisine options. The cocktail bars, international fare, and historically rich establishments are considered must-tries for visitors, especially foodies. Check out this list of restaurants in downtown Houston, Texas, you’ll want to experience.

Cultivated F+B

Cultivated F+B is a hit among the brunch crowd, especially because of the bananas Foster waffle in the shape of the state of Texas, but it’s also well known for a menu of mouthwatering dishes. The restaurant, located in the historic Lancaster Hotel, recently revamped both its interiors and menu to offer exquisite dining in an elevated atmosphere with all the right classic and luxurious vibes. You’ll find whimsical takes on several classics and Southern favorites, including a four-flavor deviled egg collection and lobster Wellington.

Vic and Anthony’s

If you’re on the hunt for a great steak, Vic and Anthony’s is the place to be — and keep in mind, its other dishes are also game-changers. The collection of recipes is a mixture of flavors from various places in North America, combined with the classic taste of Houston’s famous take on stellar cuisine. Make sure to try the wagyu carpaccio and oysters, and of course, the renowned steak options are sure to please.

Hearsay Market Square

Hearsay Market Square is the result of a clash between contemporary and old-fashioned dining. You can also expect a cozy and antique feel to its architecture with bits of historical elements throughout the restaurant. Start your meal by ordering shareable appetizers, such as wagyu meatballs, a Texas-size charcuterie board, and then follow with some best-selling entrees — chicken-fried Texas ribeye, crab-crusted redfish, or beef short rib. And don’t forget about the tasty desserts!

Huynh Restaurant

Explore delicious and authentic Vietnamese staples at Huynh Restaurant — a fantastic restaurant with a an elegant yet comfortable interior. Indulge in pork spring rolls, duck salad, and an amazing offering of rice and noodle dishes. Coffee aficionados also should try the cafe sua da, which is the restaurant’s take on iced coffee with condensed milk. And if you have a larger group, opt for the family-style dishes where everyone can enjoy a feast of the restaurant’s best.

Potente

Craving pasta? Potente is well known for serving delicious and luxurious Italian fare. The restaurant uses local ingredients and offers a wide array of specialties. Aside from staple pastas and risottos, explore the spaghetti al tartufo nero, a black pepper pasta topped with shaved truffles. The polipetti arrostiti also is an excellent choice — black squid ink pasta with charred octopus.