It’s that time of year again! Houston Restaurant Weeks is back from August 1st – September 6th! This month-long event sees participating Houston restaurants set out brunch, lunch, and dinner menus ranging between $20 – $49 depending on the number of courses. $3-$5 from each meal purchased will be donated to the Houston Food Bank.
Similar to last year, diners who want to stay at home can take advantage of the fixed multi-course menus that will be available for takeout and delivery at some of the restaurants. Also like 2020, Houston Restaurant Weeks’ motto “Dine Out and Do Good” is still “Take Out and Do Good.”
Here is ULR’s guide to the best restaurants for Houston Restaurant Weeks 2021.
Galleria – Casa Do Brasil
Experience an authentic churrascaria in the heart of Texas. The origins of churrasco, grilling on open fire, date back to the 1800s as the cuisine of the gauchos, South American cowboys and ranch hands who worked the lands of southern Brazil. The gauchos of Brazil, much like those of Texas, formed a culture of their own, complete with a unique style of cooking. Churrasco, also known as Brazilian barbeque, offers a selection of USDA Prime beef, chicken, lamb, pork, and seafood fire-roasted and served tableside. $49 Per Person
Uptown – Nobu
Nobu Houston provides the ultimate Nobu Style experience in the heart of Uptown. With more than 10,000 square feet of stunning indoor-outdoor space, including an outdoor covered terrace, bar & lounge, and special event space, Nobu provides the ideal setting to enjoy world-renowned sushi, and Houston-inspired dishes and cocktails. $49 Per Person
West University – Coppa Osteria
Coppa Osteria is the perfect pairing of food and lifestyle. With craft cocktails and an extensive wine list, it’s easy to find the perfect beverage to pair with Coppa’s Mediterranean-inspired Italian cuisine. The Dough Room – where handmade pastas and pizza dough are made daily – takes center stage. $49 Per Person
River Oaks – Backstreet Cafe
For more than 38 years, Backstreet Cafe has been a Houston dining tradition. It has grown from a “watering hole” with soups, salads, and sandwiches to a critically acclaimed, chef-driven Seasonal American Bistro that is a top table in the city. Always innovating, always updating, Backstreet Cafe has served generations of families and is a communal place to celebrate special occasions and every day with food, friends, and family. $49 Per Person
Montrose – Bistro Menil
Chef Greg Martin reclaims the classic definition of a bistro by providing casual dining in his friendly, lively and wine-focused establishment. The restaurant offers European-inspired, American fare paired with craft beer, cask wine and thoughtfully selected wines by the glass or bottle. $49 Per Person
Montrose – Oporto Fooding House & Wine
OPORTO Fooding House & Wine is the evolution of Oporto Wine Cafe, a food & wine bar concept originated in 2006 by Rick Di Virgilio. Combining a rustic Portuguese inspired menu with a boutique old world wine list and a proper cocktail bar alongside a cafe. An original all day cafe and bar. $35 Per Person
Midtown – Brennan’s of Houston
Brennan’s of Houston has a rich history rooted in the 1967 opening as a sister restaurant to the world-famous Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. Incorporating the freshest local ingredients, we offer exceptional dining, including many original creations among our award-winning cuisine. From pan to plate to palate, our brigade of culinary professionals directs its overwhelming passion for food and hospitality at creating great memories for every guest every time. $49 Per Person
The Heights – Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. was founded in 2011 by Rassul Zarinfar and Ryan Robertson as an effort to bring Houston the type of beer they both love to drink. What began with a home-brewer’s vision, sprouted to producing & self-distributing only draught in 2012 and all the way to 8,000 barrels produced in kegs, cans and bombers, state wide distribution and 74 total beers in 2018. $35 Per Person
Downtown – Brasserie Du Park
Brasserie du Parc enjoys the best of two worlds. It is located on the ground floor of downtown’s One Park Place, a 37-story luxury apartment tower near urban Houston’s convention center, numerous luxury hotels, and close to the famed Theater District. Yet, it also sits adjacent to and looks out on one of Houston’s most attractive and visited green spaces, Discovery Green. $35 Per Person
Downtown – Potente
The sophisticated Italian restaurant is a dining experience like no other in Houston. Its interior, designed by the Houston office of Gensler, is evocative of an Italian Villa with a modern twist, featuring a spacious bar alongside the main dining space.
Potente focuses on using local products and only the highest quality ingredients. The kitchen is overseen by Executive Chef Danny Trace. $49 Per Person