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Se7en, Prime Beef Kebabs. Photo by Ale Aguilar

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Where to Eat & Drink Now

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

Pastore

Underbelly Hospitality hotspot Pastore features a seafood-forward menu that includes rotating seasonal flavors, handmade pasta, and flatbreads. Executive chef Jeff Potts and Underbelly Hospitality culinary director Scott Muns have composed a menu to transport Houston diners to the Italian coast. pastorehouston.com

Little's Oyster Bar

Little's Oyster Bar, Pappas Restaurants' highly anticipated seafood restaurant, hit the scene in May and has made quite a name for itself. The Houston Chronicle called it "the year's best new restaurant," for good reason. Chef Jason Ryczek focuses on seafood, seasonality, and simplicity. He harvests his caviar and sources seafood from Pappas fishermen or sustainably outside the Gulf. The thoughtfully curated wine and cocktail menus make the dining experience at the restaurant a delight from start to finish. littlesoysterbar.com

Se7en 

The menu at the upscale restaurant and nightclub Se7en is a fusion of Asian and Mediterranean flavors. Guests will enjoy seasonal offerings made with fresh, quality ingredients. Se7en provides a delicious menu coupled with an entertainment and nightlife experience. se7enhouston.com

Burger Bodega 

Guests can choose a single, double, or triple patty at the wildly popular Burger Bodega. What started as a pop-up restaurant by owner Abbas Dhanani is now a brick-and-mortar location on Washington Avenue. Diners can also enjoy a selection of fries, shakes, and the Chopped Cheese served on a hero roll. burgerbodega.com

FM Kitchen & Bar

Brunch is the best meal of the week, especially at FM Kitchen & Bar. Whether it's an espresso Martini, Hangover Ice Coffee, or a Bro-mosa, the restaurant knows what customers crave. Guests can start the day with breakfast tacos, waffles, French toast, and more. fmkitchenandbar.com

Money Cat 

Chef Sherman Yeung and his team serve dishes loaded with fresh ingredients and innovative plating. Don't forget to leave room for chefs Jio Dingayan and Sarang Marek's seasonally influenced desserts. moneycathtx.com

Hamsa

Hamsa offers a can’t-miss experience called “Yalla Yalla,” which is a curation of top chef selections. Offered anywhere in the restaurant or at the chef’s table the Yalla Yalla is an experience meant to be shared with friends. hamsahtx.com

Ciel

Inspired by the storied summertime hotspots dotting the coastline of the Côte d'Azur, Ciel offers an elegant mix of modern Japanese and French cuisines and signature cocktails. The restaurant comes alive after dinner service with a buzzy nightclub experience. cielhtx.com

Rumi's Kitchen

Houston's highly anticipated first upscale Persian restaurant, Rumi's Kitchen, will open this month on Post Oak Blvd. The restaurant is known for its elevated takes on traditional Persian cuisine with Middle Eastern influences. rumiskitchen.com

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen opened its first Houston eatery this summer. Taking its cue from raucous food stalls and markets to small, hidden neighborhood restaurants, the food at Tin Drum is fresh, bold, and flavorful. tindrumasiankitchen.com

Josephine's

Located in Midtown, Josephine's serves ingredient-forward Gulf Coast fare. Snacks—think housemade biscuits or hushpuppies—are served alongside small plates meant to be shared. josephinesgulfcoasttradition.com

Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina 

Houston favorite Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina recently launched a delicious weekend brunch menu featuring Chilaquiles, Huevos Rancheros, Pancakes, Breakfast Margaritas, Bloody Marias, and Cantina Carajillos, to name a few. kitchenandcantina.com

March

Known for its seasonally rotating menu, March will focus on Sicily through December. Chef and partner Felipe Riccio's heritage and experiences drive his passion for March's first Italian menu. Guests will enjoy dishes like Peperunata, featuring a delicately roasted pepper stuffed with king crab, La Norma, an elegant play on the classic pasta with eggplant, and Buccularu Arrustutu, featuring slow braised and grilled guanciale during their six- or nine-course tasting menu. marchrestaurant.com

  • Ciel, Mademoiselle. Photo by Julie Soefer
  • Little's Oyster Bar, Chef Jason Ryczek. Photo by Arturo Olmos
  • Rumi's Kitchen, American Wagyu Zabuton Kabob. Photo by Alex Montoya
  • Se7en, Steak Tartare. Photo by Ale Aguilar
  • Se7en, Prime Beef Kebabs. Photo by Ale Aguilar
  • Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, Ramen Bowls. Photo by Becca Wright
  • FM Kitchen & Bar, Brunch. Photo by Becca Wright
  • Money Cat, Chilean sea bass. Photo by Jenn Duncan
  • Burger Bodega, Double and Triple Smash Burgers. Photo by Michael Ma
  • Pastore, Chicken Sausage Ravioli. Photo by Duc Hoang
  • Josephine's, Halfshell Grilled Redfish. Photo by Ally Hardgrave
  • Goode Company Kitchen & Cantina. Photo by Brian Kennedy
  • March, La Norma Pasta. Photo by Zachary Horst