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The 10 Most Beautiful Restaurants in Houston

The 10 Most Beautiful Restaurants in Houston
  • Beautiful atmosphere: A stylish exterior mixed with a beautiful interior can really make a dining experience that much more special - thus, the most beautiful restaurants in Houston should have a beautiful atmosphere to match!
  • Good food: The interior shouldn’t be the only thing mindblowing about a restaurant - their food should be equally as good, too!
  • Reasonable prices: Listen, we’re not expecting the most beautiful restaurants in Houston to have fast food prices but they should be at least affordable enough for anyone to eat in once a month - or when they’re feeling fancy.
  • Great views: Great views can help make a dining experience that much more special! Thus, the ideal beautiful restaurants in Houston should have a spectacular view - whether it’s their exterior or if you’re dining outside!
  • (Optional) Good wine list: This one’s optional, but who wouldn’t want good wine in a beautiful restaurant? So while we’re not looking for posh wines, a beautiful restaurant in Houston should have at least a serviceable wine list.

1.) Étoile

1.) Étoile

Website: Étoile

Address: 1101-11 Uptown Park Boulevard Houston, TX 77056

Contact info: (832)-668-5808

[email protected]

Operating hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday, Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Closed daily 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.2/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.3/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.4/5


  • Delicious French options
  • Reasonable prices for a posh restaurant
  • Delicious Daily Specials
  • Specialty Galette de Rois


  • Closed on the afternoons

A beautiful French restaurant in Houston, Étoile is a “star” of a restaurant that delivers the taste of France to Houstonians who want to try them out! 

However, don’t go thinking that Étoile has sky-high prices to match their beautiful, French aesthetic – you can get a complete meal (starter and main course) for as low as $35, without taxes and tip, of course. 

But if you want an authentic experience, visiting them on Mondays for their specials is the ticket. You can choose whether you want it with or without wine, but their Coq au Vin is our pick! You’ll have to hurry though, since it’s only available for a limited time!

We really liked how Étoile is so French with everything that they do. Étoile is so French, in fact, that they follow the very French tradition of being closed in the afternoons. Then again, we understand that they need a break now and again, too.

But once they’re open, then you’re always more than welcome to try out their food. Especially now, when you can try out their specialty Galette de Rois! It’s only available for a limited time, and it lives up to its name as the “King’s Cake,” too!

2.) Guard and Grace

2.) Guard and Grace

Website: Guard and Grace

Address: ONE ALLEN CENTER 500 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002

Contact info: (346) 326-0789

Operating hours: Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Friday – Saturday: 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday: closed for lunch and dinner

Google Reviews Score4.3/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.1/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.1/5
Total Reviews4.2/5
Score Consistency4.2/5


  • Michelin-recommended
  • Lots of great menu items
  • Good wine list
  • Monthly wine dinners


  • Casual elegant dress code REQUIRED

Voted as the best steakhouse for 9 years in a row and with a Michelin recommendation to boot, Guard and Grace is a beautiful restaurant in Houston (and in Denver, too!) that combines a beautiful atmosphere with an even better dining experience.

The moment you step in, you can just tell why Guard and Grace has a full Michelin guide written up for them. The atmosphere is light and airy, and the mix of white and dull browns on the interior gives them an air of luxury. The valet parking is a nice touch, too.

Guard and Grace’s food lives up to their reputation as well. Michelin recommends their Filet Mignon, but the best compromise between value for money and flavor for us would have to go to their tender and flavorful Award-Winning Filet Flight.

But as you might expect from a beautiful, posh restaurant in Houston, Guard and Grace has a casual elegant dress code before you enter their establishment. They want you to “dress up for the service you expect” – take that information as you will.

Then again, the “service you expect” is probably one of the best that we’ve visited yet. Their great wine list is a nice touch, too! Guard and Grace have a good variety of whites and reds, even some draft beers here and there, too! 

For us, the Folly of the Beast is a great Pinot Noir that pairs well with their Filet Mignon, but their Altstadt Amber is a great substitute if you’re not feeling like drinking wine at the moment.

3.) Artisans

3.) Artisans

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Website: Artisans Restaurant

Address: 5745 Westheimer Houston, TX 77057

Contact info: 713-529-9111

Operating hours: Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Dinner: Monday-Tuesday – Sunday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday – Saturday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.2/5
Total Reviews4.3/5
Score Consistency4.3/5


  • Posh decor
  • Lots of good menu options
  • High-end menu items
  • Special event menu is a good limited-time event


  • Expensive, with or without taxes

Probably one of the more posh restaurants in Houston, we really liked how Artisans provides a dining experience that’s above and beyond with their knowledgeable staff and even better food.

A first glance at this beautiful restaurant in Houston and you just know you’ll get your money’s worth – not a single decor is out of place, and everything is exactly where it should be. But all of that pales in comparison with their excellent menu.

Yes, the prices are on the more expensive side compared to other high-end restaurants in Houston, but the flavor profile more than makes up for it – plus, they also have different menus for you to choose from, too! 

If you ask us, our top pick would have to go to Artisan’s excellent La Côte de Veau, or Pan-Seared Veal Chop from their dinner menu. It’s cooked really nicely, and it pairs really well with the wild mushroom risotto it comes with.

Plus, they have limited-time events with a limited-time menu, too! As of the time of writing, you can RSVP to their Valentine’s on February 14th and their Venice Wine Night on March 7th – but there are only limited slots available, so we suggest reserving ASAP!

4.) Brennan’s Houston

4.) Brennan's Houston

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Website: Brennan’s Houston

Address: 3300 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006

Contact info: 713-522-9711

Operating hours: Dinner: Monday – Sunday: 5:00 PM – ‘Til Late

Saturday Brunch: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday Jazz Brunch: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.1/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.2/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.4/5


  • Lots of good events
  • Private dining available
  • Nicely cleaned raw bar menu
  • Excellent flavor on general menu


  • No online reservations for holidays

What we like the most about Brennan’s Houston, you ask? Well, not only do they have lots of events where they offer limited-time specialties, but their menu offers lots of delicious food options for you to try out, too! 

We really liked Brennan’s Houston’s excellent food options – every menu item has a great flavor profile that separates them from other higher-end restaurants in Houston. They have a brunch and lunch menu, but their dinner menu takes the cake for us.

Our top pick from the dinner would have to be their Grilled Berkshire Pork Chop. The flavor profile is very unique thanks their bacon brine, and is smoked to perfection. Add their Vieux Carré to that order, and you’re in for a good Friday evening.

But if you want a taste of Brennan’s Houston’s good food on the holidays, then you’ll have to call them through their phone since their online booking is not available during that time of the year.

Then again, Brennan’s Houston still offers a wonderful experience even on regular days – especially when you consider that they have lots of events for you to try out! From Mardi Gras party to Sunday Brunch, there’s endless amounts of fun to have!

5.) The Warwick

5.) The Warwick

Website: Warwick Houston

Address: 5888 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77057

Contact info: 713-534-1545 

[email protected]

Operating hours:  Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Friday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Saturday brunch: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Lunch: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM 

Sunday Brunch: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.9/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.8/5
Total Reviews4.3/5
Score Consistency4.3/5


  • Beautiful atmosphere
  • Great brunch options
  • Expansive drinks list
  • Delicious happy hour bites


  • Strict dress code

An astoundingly beautiful restaurant in Houston with a wonderful atmosphere and lots of amazing food to offer, we really liked how The Warwick is a triple threat when compared to other restaurants in Houston! 

Their beautifully crafted wood gives The Warwick a luxurious atmosphere similar to other restaurants in Houston. Their interior is deceptively spacious, too – the pictures may make it look cramped, but there’s a lot more space inside when you come to visit!

The Warwick’s food options are good, and there’s something for everyone! The best that we can recommend from their Warwick Fried Chicken & Waffles from their brunch menu. It’s expensive ($30), but the butter pecan waffles go really well with the chicken.

Their dinner menu doesn’t fall short, too! Their Truffle Fries is a great appetizer, and the Hawaiian Ribeye has a kick of sweetness thanks to the pineapple.

With the mention of price, we do have to mention The Warwick has a strict dress code. Even with their brunch times, you’re not allowed to wear ball caps, sleeveless tops, tanks, or athletic shorts. 

But The Warwick makes up for their snobbish dress code with their excellent drinks list! There are a lot of drinks to choose from, and we recommend trying out the Expresso Experience from their Crafted Liberations.

6.) MAD

6.) MAD

Website: MAD

Address: 4444 Westheimer Rd Suite C180, Houston, TX 77027

Contact info: (281)-888-2770

[email protected]

Operating hours: Lunch/Brunch: Friday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Dinner: Sunday – Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

Thursday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Friday – Saturday: 4:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Google Reviews Score4.3/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.9/5
Facebook Reviews Score3.8/5
Total Reviews4.1/5
Score Consistency4.1/5


  • Build-your-own food
  • Good variety on menu items
  • Fun, lively atmosphere
  • Daily specials offer great discount


  • Pricey menu items

With a fun and lively atmosphere very reminiscent of Spain, MAD is so much more than just a beautiful, Spanish restaurant in Houston. They also provide food customizability and good drink options, too.

What MAD does better compared to other upscale restaurants in Houston is their customizable menu. Yes, it’s on the pricier side – to put it to perspective, a small (honestly delicious) Saffron & Rosemary Rice will set you back $18.

But if you’re up to spend the money for it, then it’s worth it – especially if you pair it with their Chonchillo Iberrico, or a Segovian-style sucking pig. But if you’re on a pescatarian diet, then Seafood Arroz is right up our alley, too.

We also really liked MAD’s fun atmosphere, too! As we’ve mentioned, it’s very reminiscent of restaurants in Madrid, and the lighting gives it that lively vibe that we really liked, too.

MAD’s drinks go well with their atmosphere, too! Their Sangria is the right amount of sweet, but can be expensive if you want it by the pitcher. The best value of money and flavor for us would go to their Ay Guey, or their unique twist on a fruit punch tequila.

Though their drink prices can be expensive, MAD’s daily specials more than make up for that! For us, visiting them during their Midnight in Madrid Happy Hour since you can get a good discount on their drinks.

7.) Bloom & Bee

7.) Bloom & Bee

Website: Bloom & Bee

Address: Main Lobby, Post Oak Hotel, 1600 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027

Contact info: 346-227-5139

Operating hours: Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday – Saturday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.1/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.8/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.3/5
Total Reviews4.1/5
Score Consistency4.1/5


  • Good hotel food
  • Healthy menu items
  • Creative vegetarian options
  • Locally-sourced ingredients


  • Very pink interior

A beautiful restaurant that’s inside one of Houston’s most luxurious hotels, Bloom & Bee is a great restaurant if you want locally-sourced, healthy food options for a reasonable price – all inside Houston’s prestigious The Post Oak Hotel!

We really liked Bloom & Bee’s food options. It’s very much unlike other hotel restaurants, and there’s great variety of both the traditional food options, and some really creative vegetarian options, too.

Bloom & Bee’s Vegetarian Tempura from their dinner menu is made of sweet potatoes and tastes just like the real thing, with the light batter all that jazz. Their breakfast menu also has a Make Your Own Benedict where you can choose the meat that you can get.

But if you’re in the mood for pink meat, then their Pan-Seared Filet Mignon is cooked just right and the vegetable mix really goes well with it, too.

Speaking of pink, we have to mention that Bloom & Bee’s interior is very pink. The chairs, some wall furnishings, and even their roof is baby pink. Listen, we don’t have a problem with pink per se – but if can be a bit too much if you want a light atmosphere.

But Bloom & Bee gets some cookie points from us since they use only locally-sourced ingredients to make their food. Though it means that the prices are on the more expensive side, you just know that every item on their menu is as fresh as can be!

8.) State of Grace

8.) State of Grace

Website: https://stateofgracetx.com/

Address: 3258 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX. 77098

Contact info: 832-942-5080

Operating hours: Lunch: Wednesday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Dinner: Monday – Saturday:  5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.1/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.4/5


  • Retro building design
  • Happy hour oysters
  • Unique menu items
  • Reasonable prices


  • Spiritless drinks are seasonal

A beautiful, retro-inspired restaurant in Houston, we liked State of Grace’s approach to food and their unique happy hour that’s unlike any other restaurants out there!

State of Grace’s Happy Hour Oysters is very unique, and each of the oyster dish costs $1.99 each on Mondays – Fridays starting from their opening time til 6 PM. Though all of the oysters are great, we suggest making the best of the $1.99 Conway Royals.

But that’s not the only thing good about State of Grace, though! Their lunch menu offers great variety on their sandwiches, and their Veggie Sando is a great meal for both vegetarians and non/vegetarians alike – the curry vinaigrette solidified it for us!

But if a vegetarian sandwich is not your thing, the Hot Italian sandwich is our pick if you’re in the mood for something savory. The salami is flavorful, and the mortadella is seasoned well for us.

Their cocktails are great, especially The Pauline. Then again, if your kids want a spiritless cocktails then they’re out of luck since those are only seasonal. But if you’re over the legal drinking age, then you can certainly enjoy their delicious cocktails! 

However, the thing that we liked the most about State of Grace’s is their prices – everything is as affordable as they are delicious! You can get a meal for as little as $50, which is unlike any other beautiful restaurants in Houston!

9.) Masraff’s

9.) Masraff's

Website: Masraffs

Address: 9655 Katy Fwy. #190 Houston, TX 77024

Contact info: 713-355-1975

[email protected]

Operating hours: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.3/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5


  • Great wine list
  • Good steak choices
  • Affordable prices
  • Good desserts list


  • High steak prices

Dubbed as one of “Houston’s most iconic restaurants,” Masraff’s lives up to their reputation by providing nice cuts of steaks while also providing a good wine list that goes along with it, too! 

Now, their steaks are on the pricier side – $48 for an 8oz. Filet Mignon – but it’s completely worth it! The cut is good and has the right amount of marbling, and it goes with their Alexander Valley Merlot or their Acumen Peak Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Speaking of Merlot, Masraff’s wine list is divine! There’s an overwhelming list for you to choose – and that’s a good thing since Masraff is known for their wine. The Merlot that we’ve mentioned goes well with any of their steaks, but there’s something for everyone.

The only problem we had with Masraff’s is the pricing – they’re a beautiful restaurant, but they’re exclusively for days when you want to splurge a little and celebrate. But the flavors are worth it. 

Masraff’s desserts are great, even if there’s only a few options to choose from. For us, the Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts is a bit lackluster for us, but the Cheesecake Mousse is just the right amount of sweet and is the perfect ending to a great meal.

10.) Nobie’s

10.) Nobie's

Website: nobie’s 

Address: 2048 Colquitt Street Houston, TX 77098

Contact info: (346) 319-5919

Operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:00 PM  – 11:00 PM

Tuesday: Closed

Friday, Saturday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.3/5
Facebook Reviews Score3.9/5
Total Reviews3.9/5
Score Consistency3.9/5


  • Great menu variety
  • Unique menu names
  • Lots of drink options
  • Daily libations are great choices


  • Only opens on the evenings

Not to be confused with the upscale omakase restaurant made popular by celebrities, Nobie’s offer a delectable dining experience with a unique selection – all while being one of the most beautiful restaurants in Houston to boot!

Honestly? Nobie’s menu items gave us a good chickle, and they’re delicious, too! Their WIll I Lamb, specifically – the pun made no sense, but it was so funny and the lamb shoulder is braised perfectly, and they got the flavor profile just right! 

Their drink options are nice, too! There’s lots for you to choose from, but their rosé list stands out above the rest. For us, Château Pradeaux, Bandol is our top pick since it has that right kick for us, and goes well with any red meat that you pick,

We also appreciate Nobie’s Daily Libations list as well! Their libations – alcoholuic beverages, for those who’re unaware – is mixed to perfection. Get their Cosmic Sour if you’re up for a good time.

The only thing we don’t quite appreciate as much about Nobie’s is the fact that they’re only open for dinners, Yes, their food is great, and you’re up for a blast when you visit, but you can’t have them at all in the afternoons – or even Tuesdays, while we’re at it.

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