Looking to try something new? Check out this list of new Houston restaurants in your neighborhood!
1. Arthur Ave- 1111 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77008
This new Heights restaurant located at 1111 Studewood is modeled after an authentic Italian- American New York restaurant. They are seeking to create the ambiance of New York dining.
The restaurant, with its brick walls and dark wood trim, has a quite handsome design and is rather cozy.
Dish to order: Sunday Gravy. It is a plate of meats (Italian sausage, meatballs, and beef braciole) braised in a red sauce until tender.
2. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery- 3217 Montrose Blvd #100, Houston, TX 77006
Denver-based breakfast restaurant Snooze, an A.M. Eatery made its debut to Houston. Brunch goers are flocking to come try their delicious menu as it has a pretty elaborate line-up of morning foods and cocktails.
Have the long lines been preventing you from trying this new hot spot? Good news: 2 new locations opening in the second quarter of 2017! (Heights & Memorial)
Dish to order: Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes- you won’t be sorry: Buttermilk pancakes caramelized pineapple chunks, house-made vanilla crème anglaise, and cinnamon butter. Yes Please!
3. Dizzy Kaktus- 301 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
A different kind of taco joint opens in the Historic Downtown Houston. It celebrated its grand opening on December 12, 2016. Dizzy Kaktus has made a pretty big boast claiming that they will serve Houston’s best tacos.
The Menu features 28 different tortilla wrapped items including breakfast tacos, Korean BBQ, Buffalo Chicken, and several others at a very affordable price.
Dish(es) to order: The Elvis or The Korean BBQ and of course chips & queso
4. Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors- 2400 Mid Ln, Houston, TX 77027
This hot new southern spot near River Oaks is arguably one of Houston’s hottest tables right now. The concept of the restaurant is behind the minds of Adair Kitchen (Nick Adair and Katie Adair). This restaurant is named after their grandmother Eloise.
The atmosphere is similar to the feeling of being in your own living room- warm and inviting.
Dish(es) to order: Grab a few oysters from the raw bar and dig into a plate of sweet tea brined pork chops!
5. Hops Meet Barley- 2245 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098
This joint is open for business in the former Mission Burrito space on W. Alabama. This is an atmosphere where people can just kick back with their dog on the patio on a nice Houston afternoon and watch a football game or hang out with a few friends. They also have a selection of 150 beers.
The menu features comfort food favorites: Friend cheese curds, burgers, and pretzel sticks.
Dish to order: Straight Up Cheeseburger
6. Shake Shack- 5015 Westheimer Road, Space A2411, Houston, TX 77056
After months of excitement build up for this popular New York-based cult burger spot- it is finally here! Exclusive to Texas will be the Lockhart Link Burger, in which the restaurant’s classic cheeseburger will be topped with a griddled Kreuz Market jalapeño cheese sausage link, pickles, and ShackSauce. There will also be some exclusive frozen custard flavors!
Dish to order: Any burger, fries, & custard. The visit is not complete without all three : )
7. The General Public- 797 Sorella Ct Ste 118, Houston, TX 77024
Chef Daniel Menchaca curated the menu of classic Americana dishes with international twists. This is a great spot for Houstonians who live near CityCentre and want a good neighborhood spot. The restaurant describes itself as an “upscaled, spirited restaurant and bar with a gourmet menu.” Included on the menu: plates like tamale pie, crispy quail & hotcakes, and burrata served atop pistachio toast.
Dish to order: Crispy Quail & Hot Cakes