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The 5 Best Fun Restaurants in Houston to Celebrate Birthdays At 

The 5 Best Fun Restaurants in Houston to Celebrate Birthdays At

Our Criteria 

Prices: One of the characteristics of a reliable restaurant is a fair price structure. So we examined the menu prices of the selected restaurants. 
Service: Enjoying your time at a restaurant depends on the quality of its service almost as much as on the quality of its food. So we strived to avoid places with unhelpful personnel or delayed service.
Ambiance: We considered both laid-back relaxed atmospheres, but also restaurants that are like a miniature party for those celebrating their birthday.  
Overall Experience: Customers should leave a restaurant after their birthday celebration feeling like they’ve had a great time.

1. Fajita Flats

Website: Fajita Flats

Address: 2929 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77063

Contact Info: (713) 789-3338

Hours: Monday to Wednesday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

 Thursday to Saturday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

 Sunday: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.3/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5
Overall Experience 4.5/5


  • Free chips, salsa and soup
  • Free birthday cake
  • Jukebox 


  • Rubber-like queso

Fajita Flats has interesting birthday celebration traditions, and reasonable rates. At least, that’s what we took away from our recent experience at Fajita Flats.  

As you enter, you’ll see a jukebox and a television on the wall, but the remainder of the restaurant is one huge open space with a square bar in the center. 

Checking out the house specials is a smart idea once you’ve entered. The wait staff was really kind and accommodating to us. 

We started off first with their margaritas which were good and strong. Like other Mexican eateries, they offer complimentary chips and salsa as well as soup to start. 

As we waited for our meal, the entire wait staff came out of the kitchen holding a birthday cake. So, we observed the birthday celebration going on at the other table. 

The birthday guy was decked up in a huge sombrero and riding a stick horse, amusing his friends and all in Fajita Flats. 

All the wait staff started spanking the birthday guy with towels, those at other tables threw chips and napkins at him as he made his way through the restaurant on the stick horse. 

When he passed by our table we threw a few chips as well to participate in the festivity. There was a lot of whooping and hollering throughout Fajita Flats, but once he finished riding around the restaurant, the restaurant grew quiet again. 

Thankfully, we didn’t need to wait long for our meal. The turnaround time after the birthday celebration was less than ten minutes. 

When the fajitas came out, they were served sizzling on a dish from the grill. Not only did it look great, but we could smell the sizzling beef from a few feet away. 

The fajitas were flavorful, not too spicy and the vegetables were charred to the point they were easy to chew but not burned. 

Our only complaint was that the queso we ordered on the side tasted like we were eating rubber. 

2. Tony’s

Website: Tony’s

Address: 3755 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77046, United States

Contact Info: +1 713-622-6778

Hours: Monday: Closed

  Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  Friday: 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM 

  Saturday: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM

  Sunday: Closed

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.5/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5
Overall Experience 4.7/5


  • Homemade cotton candy 
  • Fresh Caesar salad
  • Fruit arrangements
  • Smoked salmon platter
  • Valet parking


  • Crabless pasta
  • Overwhelming truffle fettuccine

Tony’s restaurant has a reputation in the community for not only for good food but throwing a classy fine Italian birthday dinner celebration. 

We can attest to this due to the birthday dinner we attended in the private dining room at Tony’s. 

At the private dining room entrance was a table stocked with bottles of wine and silver platters of pâté maison and smoked salmon. There was also a delicious-looking arrangement of seasonal fruits and vegetables. 

Of course, they also had their bar menu out for viewing. Although it was pricey, we tried one of the drinks on the menu: the milk punch. 

The milk punch was pretty much bourbon but with a twist. We liked the smooth burn of the whiskey and the sweet taste of the gold covering the glass’s top.

For our starter, we had the Caesar Salad. We liked the freshness of the salad and how they didn’t overwhelm it with dressing. They had enough croutons and shaved parmesan on top to give the salad flavor but not overwhelm it. 

As for the main dinner course, we tried the house-made pasta advertised on the menu. Do note the menu changes seasonally, so there may be a different pasta available every time you visit. 

The fettuccine alfredo we had with shaved black truffles, while tasty, had more truffles than pasta. Moreover, the crab and sausage pasta we ordered had little to no crab, and the crab wasn’t even fresh. 

When it was time to sing the birthday song, the restaurant provided homemade cotton candy decked out with sparklers at the end of the birthday dinner. Yes, it was enough to share. 

By the way, they also have valet parking here, and we had our car returned to us in less than five minutes.

3. Coppa Osteria

Website: Coppa Osteria

Address: 5210 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005, United States

Contact Info: +1 713-522-3535

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM   

             Friday to Saturday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

             Sunday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.5/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4.4/5
Overall Experience 4/5


  • Creamy carbonara
  • Free cotton candy 
  • Refined alcoholic drinks


  • Dry tiramisu
  • Sour linguine

Coppa Osteria makes everything from scratch and has reasonable prices on its wine list. At least, that’s what we’ve heard. 

Many have also raved to us about their carbonara, claiming it’s the next best thing after authentic Italian carbonara. We tested the validity of these claims during our last visit to Coppa Osteria.

To begin, a valet service is on hand to help you park in front of Coppa Osteria. It’s not for free; the price is six dollars. 

We didn’t test out any of their appetizers and instead jumped into their main courses. The claims about their carbonara are valid. 

We had the spaghetti carbonara; it was creamy and flavorful, despite including an egg yolk. We liked the roasted Shishito peppers that were scattered throughout the pasta. 

Moreover, we received a complimentary basket of bread and butter with our plate of pasta. 

The other pasta we tried, the Linguine alla Scampi, tasted salty and sour, but perhaps this could have been due to the lemon pieces in the pasta. 

As we browsed through their alcoholic drink menu, the table beside us erupted in applause and singing due to a birthday celebration. We noted that not everyone in the restaurant joined in, only the waitstaff. 

Furthermore, one of the hostesses also brought out an immense pile of cotton candy with a few sparklers for the birthday guest. But, once the celebration died down, we received our drink within a matter of minutes. 

We tried a smokey one called “The Grant.” It had an ideal level of smoke and was refined. 

As for the dessert we ordered, the tiramisu was quite dry and lacked sweetness. 

4. Brennan’s of Houston 

Website: Brennan’s of Houston

Address: 3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Contact Info: +1 713-522-9711

Hours: Monday: Closed

  Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.4/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Overall Experience 4.5/5


  • Dessert bombs
  • Classy ambiance
  • Live band
  • Fresh crawfish


  • Tiny shrimps 

Many we spoke to about having their birthday celebration at Brennan’s of Houston commented on the classy ambiance and their dessert bombs. 

Moreover, others mentioned Brennan’s of Houston decks out their tables with gold ribbon strips along with a platter of chocolate or pralines. Not to mention the special birthday message included. 

We witnessed these remarks to be true on our last visit to Brennan’s of Houston—there was a birthday brunch occurring. 

Since it was Sunday, a live band performed throughout the restaurant at various times, playing and singing a wide variety of songs. Even singing happy birthday to the person celebrating their birthday. 

From what we observed, the birthday brunch party was being held on the patio, which is secluded and feels like you’ve been transported to New Orleans. 

As for our orders, we started with Brennan’s Boudin for our appetizer. While these were tasty, they were not individual sausages but rather wrapped into a giant sphere. 

For our main dishes, we tried their shrimp gumbo and crawfish enchilada. Their shrimp gumbo had a flavorful roux, but we didn’t like the lack of shrimps, plus they were tiny. 

The crawfish enchilada flavor combination was tasty, and the dish was well-presented. We could taste the freshness of the crawfish.

5. Taste of Texas

Website: Taste of Texas

Address: 10505 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024, United States

Contact Info: +1 713-932-6901

Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

Saturday to Sunday: 3:00 PM to10:00PM

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Overall Experience 4.5/5


  • Framed birthday photo
  • Free dessert
  • Choose own steak
  • Fresh salad bar


  • Undercooked steak 

Taste of Texas gifts each birthday person a framed photo commemorating the event and a free dessert of their choice. At least, that’s what we were told. 

We recommend making reservations in advance if you plan on having a birthday celebration because waiting to just get a table can take up to two hours. 

When we went to Taste of Texas, we liked how the interior of Taste of Texas is decorated with Texas’ history, giving a miniature history lesson to anyone who visits. 

As we glanced around the restaurant facilities, everything appeared clean and organized, considering most of the food here consists of do-it-yourself. 

Moreover, everyone in the restaurant was dressed up with casual class, and the atmosphere was elegant and friendly. 

What stood out to us about Taste of Texas was that we got to choose our cut of meat since we ordered the steak. When we observed the butcher cut the meat, we noted how clean the entire area was. 

As we waited for our steaks, we noticed a nearby table celebrating a birthday. The staff members did come out to take the party’s picture and gave them a free cake, proving the claims true. 

Although our steak was cooked as we ordered, it was underseasoned. By the way, the salad bar is included with any steak order. 

We liked the fresh and varied selection at the salad bar. But we didn’t like the lack of salad dressings available to choose from.


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