Downtown Houston’s culinary scene is an interesting one with jarring contrasts. Southern comfort food mixes with modern international flavors to create a distinctly Texan dining experience. Here are the top 10 restaurants in downtown Houston.
This Greek haunt will forever redefine the way you eat grilled food. Every piece of meat, chicken or seafood that passes through their kitchen is adequately juicy, tender, crispy and savory in all the right spots thanks to their authentic traditional cooking methods. Get the mezze platter for a good sampler of the cooking style and flavors: it includes hummus, tzatziki and feta cheese with pita. Alternatively, order a gyro plate so you can build your own any way you like it. The lemon chicken is also a refreshing alternative. Ask for their changing dessert list, as you’ll want to try the milk pie, a sweet, creamy dessert encased in crispy phyllo dough.
Address & telephone number: 1730 Jefferson St, Houston, TX 77003 +1 713 739 0990
Bombay Pizza Co. offers an interesting menu of Indian classics with an Italian spin. Unique pizzas team up with pastas, burgers and naan rolls to create a menu that is never boring and the prices are good too. Don’t miss the buzz and order the Gateway to India, a pizza topped with tandoori chicken, crab, artichoke hearts, provolone, mozzarella and chutney, or try something new with the Berry Bombay, which has strawberries, onions, tomatoes and Gouda. A well-stocked wine and beer menu round out the meal. Outside seating available.
Address & telephone number: 914 Main St, Suite #105, Houston, TX 77002 +1 713 654 4444
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 7:00 am – 12:00 am, Fri 7:00 am – 2:00 am, Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 am, Sun 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Spicy meatball sub? Eggplant meatballs? Creamy gorgonzola sauce? Nothing on the Brooklyn Meatball Co menu will ever bore you. Everything is made from scratch using the freshest ingredients and tried-and-true recipes that locals beg for. The variety of the menu means you get to customize every meal to be exactly the same or very different every single time. Servings are plentiful, whether it’s the spaghetti or the salad, you’ll always have enough to take home. Don’t miss out on the cannoli, either, as they’re probably the best in Houston.
Address & telephone number: 930 Main St, Ste T240C, Houston, TX 77002, +1 713 751 1700