The 10 Best Hotel Restaurants in Houston

Where to wine and dine (and maybe sleep)
July 9, 2014
by Marcy de Luna

Few dining spots can match the luxuriousness of a hotel. Whether you’re just visiting or a local looking for a chic night out (with an overnight option), here are 10 of our favorite hotel restaurants.

Line & Lariat, Hotel Icon
The Hotel: The epitome of refined luxury, the boutique hotel in the Downtown Historic District has a rich past (the bank building debuted in 1912) and sophisticated yet easy vibe, which extends to the first-floor restaurant and bar area.
The Restaurant: A menu of contemporary Texas cuisine showcases dishes like filet mignon with onion rajas, chile-marinated grilled pork tenderloin and blackened salmon with roasted tomato cream.

Noe Grill, Omni Houston Hotel
The Hotel: The urban oasis is situated on 13 parklike acres in the Galleria (complete with swans that live on the premises).
The Restaurant: The menu's focus is sustainable, globally inspired cuisine with Pan-Asian flair, including curried lobster carbonara and Asian pork-belly tacos.

Radio Milano, Hotel Sorella (pictured above)
The Hotel: CityCentre’s award-winning hotel offers chic simplicity at its best with a sleek, European-inspired design that makes it a striking standout.
The Restaurant: A new two-story dining concept is scheduled to open later this summer. Wine and dine on Italian cuisine at the second-floor restaurant; then slip downstairs to Radio Bar. Look forward to dishes like housemade burrata with heirloom tomatoes and pesto, and pheasant served with pear syrup and sweet-and-sour sauce.

Monarch, Hotel ZaZa
The Hotel: Racy and fun thanks to daring decor and a ritzy see-and-be-seen crowd (it’s just the spot for celebrity sightings), you’re in for a hot night on the town at this snazzy locale near the Museum District.
The Restaurant: Our picks from the list of coastal cuisine: pan-roasted scallops and the pork chop with smoky bacon jus.

Restaurant Cinq, La Colombe d'Or Hotel
The Hotel: Housed in a historic mansion (once a private residence), the quaint hotel is located near the Museum District.
The Restaurant: Enjoy modern European cuisine in any of four elegant dining rooms or on the terrace. The cedar-smoked moullard duck breast is a must-try.

Ristorante Cavour, Hotel Granduca
The Hotel: Old-world sophistication meets modern metropolitan at the Tuscan-villalike property in Uptown Park.
The Restaurant: We favor the spinach and ricotta ravioli and spaghetti with lump blue crab from the roster of Italian fare.

Park Restaurant & Grille, Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor (pictured above)
The Hotel: The far west Houston landmark is fresh off a $12 million renovation. The swank new look is fitting for the in-demand area, brimming with global energy giants.
The Restaurant: Executive chef Patrick Havard rolls out an entirely new menu later this month with a focus on regionally inspired comfort food, including Galveston Bay oysters, orange-scented Texas redfish and a barbecue meatloaf melt.

Market Street Kitchen and Bar, Hyatt Market Street, The Woodlands
The Hotel: With just 70 rooms, this pint-size property is big on style and is just steps from the bustling Market Street shopping district, Waterway and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
The Restaurant: The playful, modern American menu continues to evolve under newly appointed executive chef Andrew Kramer. Sharable fare includes shrimp and grits and smoked Gouda pimento. Save room for the ancho-spiced chocolate cake.

Quattro, Four Seasons Houston
The Hotel: The central Downtown location provides easy access to the theater district.
The Restaurant: The Italian name is apropos, and means "four" (breakfast, lunch, dinner and a lively bar). We recommend starting with the beef carpaccio followed by braised, boneless short ribs.

Ara, Royal Sonesta Hotel
The Hotel: The first Royal Sonesta in Texas boasts a just-completed $30 million makeover. The Uptown property is near the famed Galleria and the shops and restaurants on ritzy Post Oak Boulevard.
The Restaurant: The recently rebranded restaurant offers a daily global express lunch and prix fixe dinner option ($33 with optional $5 wine pairings).

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