In this social media-driven day and age, atmosphere is as important to a restaurant as is the cuisine. Thankfully, there are restaurants in Houston restaurants that go above and beyond in both food and ambiance. From princess-themed dining rooms to hidden steakhouse speakeasies, here are the 10 prettiest restaurants in Houston.
Housed in a luxurious 3,800-square-foot space, encased in glass windows, Flora emulates its predecessor’s pristine atmosphere complemented with over 40 suspended chandeliers and sweeping views of Buffalo Bayou while making a variety of interior changes. Additionally, the restaurant features an updated menu.
Travel to the ambrosia-laden land of India here in Houston at Musaafer in the Galleria. Following the elevator entrance, one is immediately floored by the beauty of the interior.
The interplay of colors, textures, patterns, lighting and glass fixtures, and elegant artifacts makes for a positively stunning atmosphere – and we haven’t even started on the cuisine.
The picture of sophistication, March is an elegant Mediterranean restaurant that allows diners to go on a culinary exploration of regional flavors. Inside its stunning, cover-worthy interior, patrons can experience Mediterranean culture even deeper through multi-course sampling and pairing menus.
4. Gatbsy’s Prime Seafood
Hospitality group, Gatsby’s, lives up to the lavishness of its name with Gatsby’s Prime Seafood. The River Oaks restaurant features a stunning aquatic-themed interior with deep blues and luminescent fixtures. Here, patrons can order from a refined selection of Surf & Turf in addition to appetizers, salads, sides, and even exquisite seafood towers.
Trattoria Sofia is a romantically rustic new bistro that offers a small pocket of Italy in The Heights. From Berg Hospitality Group, Trattoria Sofia features an intimate space and experience where patrons can dine on classic Italian cuisine with a modern twist.
Using fresh and seasonal ingredients, as well as a concentration on market availability, its menu offers lunch, dinner, and dessert options.
Amrina has opened in The Woodlands with class, worldly cuisine, and cocktails served from designer handbags.
The 10,000-square-foot restaurant is located at 3 Waterway Square Place, Suite 100, in the affluent Woodlands suburbs. Of its many features will be a main dining room, 80-seat patio, cocktail lounge, 30-foot indoor-and-outdoor bar, 14-seat tapas bar, and chef’s table.
Turner’s is for those who romanticize or are otherwise nostalgic for the bygone era of New York restaurants. Swank in unscrupulous detail, the sultry, dimly-lit restaurant feels like an easy fit for a backdrop of a Scorcese film. Its elegant atmosphere, complimented by live piano, sets the scene for its American and continental dining experience.
If you’re looking for a taste of Spanish cuisine, with the sight, sound, and feel of Madrilenian nightlife, MAD Houston is your ticket. Make no mistake, while the glittering display of its design is a treat for the eyes, MAD Houston is first and foremost a destination for dining.
Their impressive menu expands with an assortment of fine Catalan cuisine with modern twists on traditional dishes and a keen eye for presentation.
9. Le Jardinier
Le Jardinier is as much an artful expression of creativity as it is a bastion of French cuisine. Encased in vibrant artwork from local artist, Trent Hancock, and tall windows that look out upon the Cullen Sculpture Garden, the restaurant offers a joyful as well as serene atmosphere in which to dine.
From Brian Doke, owner of Savoir in The Heights, comes Patton’s – a new speakeasy steakhouse concept. Tucked behind the Savoir bar, Patton is a 1,500-square-foot chamber ensconced in the ambient light of chandeliers.
Furnished with leather banquets and moody chairs, Patton’s offers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere by which to savor prime meat cuts, classic cocktails, and live jazz performances.