Where to Eat & Drink Now

A celebration of where to find the tastiest and most innovative food and drink in Houston right now.

Memorial residents are delighted with the recent opening of Postino's Memorial location. Located in Town and Country Village, the restaurant has abundant indoor and outdoor seating, a menu of delicious food, and an award-winning beverage program. Open for lunch and dinner daily and brunch on weekends, be sure to try one of their newly launched wine-based cocktails. postinowinecafe.com

Known for her exceptional breads, desserts, and pastries, executive pastry chef Michal Michaeli has turned Badolina Bakery & Café into a Rice Village destination. Guests enjoy flavor profiles from around the world as Michaeli showcases both Middle Eastern and Israeli baked goods, along with sweet and savory pastries, specialty breads, croissants, and more. badolinabakery.com

Top. JOEY Restaurant Group, well known in Canada and the west coast, has made its way to Houston with a large flagship restaurant. There is something for everyone on the menu, including sushi, burgers or steaks, and a robust beverage menu. joeyrestaurants.com

Evolved from the ultra-successful restaurant, Underbelly, UB Preserv has a menu that tells the story of cultures and cuisines that shape Houston. Enjoy dishes with Asian, Latin, and Mediterranean influences, or if you want to try a bit of everything - have a dim sum-style brunch. Don't forget the drinks; UB Preserv's beverage menu is just as extensive and well thought out as the dining experience. ubpreserv.com

Former Uchi Chef Thomas Stacy's goal to bring ReikNa (divine snacks) to Memorial began during the pandemic when friends couldn't get to the restaurants they loved. He started cooking for small groups in his home before opening his restaurant in City Centre. reikina.XYZ

Top. Posh steakhouse Georgia James showcases a commitment to locally sourced fare by James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd. Shepherd's team focuses on classic dishes with a twist and seasonal sides in a relaxed but upscale ambiance. georgiajamessteak.com

Recently revamped Julep encourages guests to enjoy a cocktail from their menu of 80+ classics as well as snack on their popular oysters, French onion dip, or a hearty House burger. julephouston.com


Top. Swanky steakhouse Gatsby's Prime Steakhouse in Montrose recently expanded its footprint. The popular Daisy Buchanan Lounge and Gatsby's will now be able to offer more diners delicious food and craft cocktails. gatsbysteakhouse.com

Executive Chef Mayank Istwal's menu brings a taste of India to the gorgeous Galleria gem, Musaafer. Recently listed in Time Magazine's "World's Greatest Places of 2021," the new menu comprises 16 new dishes, craft cocktails, and desserts. musaaferhouston.com

Top. Taste Bar + Kitchen's chef Don Bowie is cooking fried chicken and waffles to appeal to your sweet and savory side. Although you must order waffles, don't sleep on the Jerk Lamb Chops or Bacon Smoked Gouda Mac + Cheese. tastebarkitchen.com

NoPo Cafe, Market and Bar, is the latest concept from restaurateur Benjamin Berg. The cafe is an all-day American restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy the delicious food Berg is known for, as well as pre-made meals and a provisional market. nopocafe.com

Over a year ago, Ostia hit the Houston culinary scene and has since made its mark as one of the most popular restaurants in this food-loving city. Chef Travis McShane's Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes and commitment to making his restaurant an "extension of their home" keep guests coming back for more. ostiahou.com

Recently opened Concura Italian Bites explores the lesser-known regions of Italy with its rotating chef's menu. Guests can enjoy contemporary dishes by chef Angelo Cuppone such as a variety of tartare and charcuterie featuring a beautiful selection of cured meats and salamis sliced extremely thin and made to order. More traditional items include: Pappa al Pomodoro, Vitello Tonnato, Carbonara di Pesce, and Polpo e Patate con Olive Taggiasche. concurahouston.com

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