Present Company in Montrose is like a tropical island transplanted to Texas, with frozen drinks, palm trees, and two patios for their weekend brunch.
Anvil Bar & Refuge is one of the best bars in the city, with a long list of cocktails, knowledgeable bartenders, and a Captain’s List of rare spirits.
Instead of asking four different Houstonians about their favorite bbq spot, head to The Pit Room in Montrose for all the classics.
Head to Huynh, which is just east of downtown, for a lunch of Vietnamese classics like pho, vermicelli bowls, and banh cuon.
One Fifth Mediterranean is in a Hyde Park church, and is the 3rd concept in a 5-year plan. Come for dips, fresh pita, and family-style dishes.
With 1,000 wines and dishes like baked oysters or lamb lollipops, A’Bouzy in River Oaks is a great start to a night, or recovery brunch.
The Classic - All Day is, as its name suggests, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serves comfort foods near Rice Military.
Theodore Rex is a downtown spot with a frequently changing menu where you can bring a date or a group to order the whole menu.
Xochi is a Oaxacan spot in the Marriott Marquis hotel downtown, with mezcal cocktails, fresh masa, and a mole sampler that should be on your table.