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.
Grand Lux, 5000 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX, 713-626-1700
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.
Dish Society, 5740 San Felipe St #100, Houston, TX, 832-538-1060
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
Most notable for their crab logo, Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House works hard to provide an experience for the plate, palate and planet. Take in the swanky surroundings and enjoy a bottle from the expansive wine list. Don’t skip out on sides. The crab mac ‘n’ cheese is to die for.
Truluck’s 5350 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX, 713-783-7270
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
Healthy Cow Pizza
Healthy Cow Pizza serves up creative pizzas topped with pear and walnut, and the wheat crust is out of this world. Healthy Cow boasts a healthier option for pizza, offering many vegetarian options and you can create your own.
Healthy Cow Pizza, 3005 West Loop S, Houston, TX, 713-572-3333
Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse
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.
Mongolian Hot Pot, 5901 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX, 713-975-0687
Mo’s…A Place for Steaks
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.