Whether it’s fine dining or traditional southern food, Houston’s culinary landscape is as diverse as its multicultural population. Originally a port town, the fourth largest city in the US has an eclectic mix of restaurants specializing in everything from Korean pho to chicken pot pie to seared red snapper. With its location just a few hours from the South American border, there are few places in the US that offer such authentic Mexican cuisine (served with a side of true southern hospitality). Here is Elite Traveler’s guide to the best restaurants in Houston.
On Westheimer Road, Da Marco restaurant serves up Italian cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Well-dressed patrons dine on classics like potato gnocchi and wild branzino paired with wines from a comprehensive list of reds and whites from around Italy. Though Mediterranean cuisine is the focus, there is still an unmistakable Texas influence on Da Marco’s menu. Guests can also enjoy short ribs, porterhouse and roasted Texas quail.