Top 10 Restaurants In The Museum District, Houston

Sushi | © Alexis Lamster/Flickr
Sushi | © Alexis Lamster/Flickr
Photo of Errin Maye
9 February 2017

The Houston Museum District is known for its world renowned works of art, creative interactive features for all ages, and daily inspirations through exhibits. It is also a great place to meet new friends and even catch up with old ones, making for a wonderful day in the city. The breathtaking scenic views of the district and the ‘lost track of time and chaos of the world’ trip to the museum will definitely kick up some hungry appetites, so we’ve put together a list of some of the tastiest spots in the area.

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Located in a major Southern state, Houston, Texas is guaranteed to offer Southern hospitality and great cooking. In order to fill your cravings and fuel your soul, the first stop on Houston’s culinary scene has to be Lucille’s. From delicious eats such as fried green tomatoes, fried oysters, the extremely popular watermelon salad, and duck breast to a wonderful happy hour and a few cocktails, this is one spot that should not be overlooked.

Lucille’s, 5512 La Branch St, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 568 2505

Bodegas Taco Shop

Restaurant, Mexican
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Houston is one city that prides itself on amazing cuisine, which comes from establishments big and small, including food trucks. While this spot is not a food truck, it will compete with them when is comes to serving great Mexican food. Bodegas Taco Shop offers a spot for build-your-own burritos, tostadas, tacos, and salads, all within a modern and rustic Tex Mex vibe, and features a tequila bar and live music.

MF Sushi

If you’re feeling hungry after leaving the museum, head around the corner to experience fine dining and wining. MF Sushi offers exquisite fare in an exclusive, sexy and intimate setting that will definitely make the next list of date night spots for your future visits.

MF Sushi, 1401 Binz St. #100, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 637 4587

Rustic Oak Gastro Pub & Wine Bar

Restaurant, American, $$$
What a beautiful day it was venturing through the district, and now you’re famished and want to continue enjoying the outdoors. Visit the Rustic Oak Gastro Pub & Wine Bar, which offers Southern country cooking with French and Creole persuasions. This cozy yet upscale spot is perfect for a Saturday afternoon before or after your museum visits.

Revelry on Richmond

Revelry on Richmond is where you can meet creative minds. This spot is all about getting to know your friends and neighbors and enjoying time together. Hang out and enjoy their selected dinner specials or events such as Geeks Who Drink Trivia Tuesdays, happy hour specials Mondays through Thursdays, which feature craft beer selections, and Fridays with karaoke — you can sing your hearts out. Revelry also offers a Weekend Patio Party. You never know who you’ll meet in this top-of-the-line fun and festive spot.

Revelry on Richmond, 1613 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX, USA, +1 832 538 0724

Courtesy of Ambrosia's

Courtesy of Ambrosia


Allow Ambrosia to tantalize your taste buds with a tangy and spicy twist on Asian cuisine. Pick and choose your desired flavors, mix and match if you want, and go on your own lavish foodie adventure. Aside from the interior and ambiance, the food is what calls visitors back for more. Never be too shy to try out new foods, like their garlic Brussels sprouts and grilled flank steak pieces with samosa bites.

Ambrosia, 2003 Lexington St, Houston, TX, USA, +1 832 649 4636

Pax Americana

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
Kimchi fries
Kimchi fries | © jeffreyw/Flickr
With their quaint sunny yellow exterior surrounded by palm trees, Pax Americana will excite your inner city adventures hours after leaving the museum. They pride themselves on giving you the atmosphere and treat of an all-American neighborhood restaurant, bar, and grill. With America being a huge melting pot, why not join the modern American way of diversity here in Houston and check out this restaurant.

Dak & Bop

This is a new spin on Texas-meets-Korea dishes. Dak & Bop recreates their own versions of fried food. They are known for twice-frying their chicken — you know it will be extra crispy — and their popular kimchi fries will make you order seconds. This spot features an exclusive, intimate, and laid back atmosphere, and you will always be taken care of. For visitors wanting to watch sports, they have you covered with wide screen televisions for every college football and NFL games for the liking, plus they offer a wide selection of beers and creative cocktails for your happy hour needs.

Dak & Bop, 1801 Binz St #120, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 528 0280

BNC Taste & Tradition

Restaurant, Spanish, $$$
Who says you have to buy a space in a fancy building to call it a restaurant? This spot is set in a 1920s home and enriches your tastebuds and other senses with contemporary Spanish and classic Catalan flavors. BNC Taste & Tradition definitely stays true to their name and their major founding values of crafting and creating food for all the senses — it is a place to start new traditions.

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