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10 Places to Eat In and Near The Galleria

By Marcy de Luna
August 5, 2014
Photo by: Ciao Bello

Take the edge off a crazy day fighting the crowds at The Galleria with a bite and a drink at the restaurants below, all located inside or near the shopping mall mecca.

  • Inside The GalleriaE-Tao 

    Take a break from your shopping spree and grab a bite at the Asian restaurant on the second floor near Nordstrom. The roster of eats (a blend of flavors from Thailand, Japan, Philippines, India and China) includes must-try soup dumplings and BBQ pork buns.

  • Inside The Galleria: Mariposa

    The restaurant at Neiman Marcus offers an elegant respite from the crowds. Must-try dishes include the Mandarin orange soufflé (chicken salad served with seasonal fruit and sweet bread) and crab cake sliders. And you'll go bananas for the Monkey Bread (soft, mildly sweet buns).

  • Inside The GalleriaThe Oceanaire Seafood Room

    From jumbo shrimp scampi to fish 'n' chips, a long list of seafood delights awaits at the restaurant near Forever 21. Bonus: Oceanaire hosts happy hour on weekdays from 4-7 PM and Monday through Thursday from 9 PM to close.

  • Inside The Galleria: 51Fifteen Restaurant & Lounge

    Refuel with menu options like cheese ravioli, quesadillas and grilled margarita chicken served with tequila-lime butter sauce at the sleek restaurant inside Saks. During Sunday brunch, enjoy music from a jazz trio.

  • Inside the Galleria: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

    You don't have to spend a fortune to dine at the steakhouse and seafood restaurant on the Westheimer Road side of the mall. The colossal prime beef burger is $14 on the bar menu.

  • Outside The Galleria: Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen

    After you've worked up an appetite, head to the deli on Post Oak Boulevard for massive portions of New York deli staples and Jewish comfort food. Mishmosh soup and the triple smoked pastrami sandwich are favorites.

  • Outside The Galleria: Fountain View Cafe

    Open for breakfast and lunch, the cozy counter service-only cafe has been in the same location since 1983. You can't go wrong with tried-and-true burgers, breakfast staples and other casual eats. It's a crime to leave without having a milkshake, large enough for two thanks to a full glass and full shaker.

  • Outside The Galleria: Etoile Cuisine et Bar

    Save some of your shopping budget for the slightly pricey, but worth it French-Mediterranean dishes at the chic Uptown Park restaurant. Order like an insider and ask for the secret off-menu dessert, dark-chocolate pastilla.

  • Photo by: Kim Coffman Photos

    Outside The Galleria: Adair Kitchen

    After a hectic day at the mall, go for simple American fare or straight-up health food. Adair Kitchen lightens things up with shredded kale and quinoa salad, white fish tacos and refreshing juice bar options.

  • Photo by: Ciao Bello

    Outside The Galleria: Ciao Bello

    The extensive wine menu at this upscale Italian restaurant offers some calm after the shopping storm. Dive into housemade pastas, classic entrees (eggplant parmigiana, chicken Francese) and the truly standout pizza.


Places Mentioned

Ciao Bello

Italian • Galleria

Food20 Decor22 Service24 Cost$44
The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Seafood • Galleria

Food23 Decor23 Service23 Cost$59
51Fifteen Restaurant & Lounge

Eclectic • Galleria

Food23 Decor22 Service22 Cost$46
Adair Kitchen

American • Galleria

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