The Top 10 Eats Near The Galleria, Houston

White Pizza | © Ginny/Flickr
White Pizza | © Ginny/Flickr
Photo of Morgan Chronin
27 October 2017

Houston is often dubbed a foodie town and it’s hard not to agree when there are infinite dining options from every cuisine imaginable. Despite its reputation as a high-end shopping district, the Galleria has options to fit all budgets. Here are 10 great places to eat near the Galleria in Houston.

Grand Lux Cafe | © Jimmy Baikovicius/Flickr

Grand Lux

Cafe, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, $$$
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Where most people are familiar with the Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux is a concept by the same founders, first opening at the famed Venetian Restort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This upscale chain offers not only great food, but a great environment as well. Be sure to save room for the New Orleans Beignets, served with three sauces.

Dish Society

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
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Dish Society
Dish Society | © Cassidy Smith
It’s hard not to give praise to Dish Society, a locally grown, farm-to-table achievement serving American fare in an open kitchen environment. Stop by and enjoy their seasonal changing menu while also indulging in the coffee program by Greenway Coffee.

Uptown Sushi

This beloved fusion favorite has left its mark on the Galleria. Uptown Sushi offers a wide selection of chef crafted sushi rolls, paired with inspired cocktails, so it’s easy to see why Uptown Sushi is a contender for best sushi in Houston. Be sure to stop by Uptown Park to enjoy this upscale establishment.

Uptown Sushi, 1131 Uptown Park Blvd #14, Houston, 713-871-1200

Peli Peli

Peli Peli is all about the flavor. The South African inspired cuisine encourages diners to step out of their comfort zone and try something new, and the experience does not disappoint. Menu favorites include the South African Samosa, which resembles a pie with a mango chutney in the center.

Peli Peli 5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX, 281-257-9500

White Pizza | © Ginny/Flickr

White Pizza | © Ginny/Flickr

Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse

Bar, Restaurant, Brazilian, Steakhouse, $$$
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Little Lamb Mongolian Hotpot
Little Lamb Mongolian Hotpot | © Alpha/Flickr
You’ll need to reach a little deeper into your pockets for this Brazilian Steakhouse, but Chama Gaúcha delivers. This all-you-can-eat, buffet style restaurant serves endless grilled meat, constantly prepared fresh and served right off the skewer. The salad bar hosts complimentary items like lobster bisque. While the price tag may be high, you definitely get your money’s worth.

Mongolian Hot Pot

This unique concepts incorporates a Hibachi-type atmosphere, preparing the food table-side. The difference is that you cook the food yourself. Mongolian Hot Pot incorporates almost 36 different spices into the boiling broth that prepares your choice of meat. Make some new friends as you delight in a new experience.

Mo’s...A Place for Steaks

Restaurant, Steakhouse, American
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Flank Steak with Tamarind Glaze and Orange Gremolata
Flank Steak with Tamarind Glaze and Orange Gremolata | ©
This sophisticated steak place serves the best cut premium steaks and seafood, claiming they are simultaneously rare and well done. The ambiance almost resembles the 1920s with a grand piano taking up a corner of the restaurant. Mo’s offers modern, sexy flair and offers live entertainment with the meal. Sit down, enjoy a dirty martini, and take in all the luxury.

Papa’s Brother’s Steak House

Ranking among the greats, the Papa’s Brothers know how to do a steak. Papa’s Brother’s Steak House is part of the Papa’s chain, which incorporates other cuisines from Mexican to Greek, but noting quite beats their prime cut steak. Dining at Papa’s is a true experience where you can expect to be there for a few hours. Clear your schedule and make your trip to Papa’s memorable with someone special.

Papa’s Brother’s Steak House, 5839 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX, 713-780-7352

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