10 Places to Eat In and Near The Galleria

By Marcy de Luna  |  February 18, 2015
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Take the edge off a crazy day of fighting the crowds at The Galleria with a bite and a drink at the restaurants below, all located inside or near Houston's shopping mecca.

  • Inside The GalleriaThe Oceanaire Seafood Room

    From jumbo shrimp scampi to fish 'n' chips, a long list of seafood delights await at this restaurant near Forever 21. Bonus: Oceanaire hosts happy hour Sundays from 8 PM until close, weekdays from 4-7 PM and again Monday through Thursday from 9 PM to close.

    5061 Westheimer Rd.; 832-487-8862

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

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

    5061 Westheimer Rd.; 713-355-2600

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

    After you've worked up an appetite, head to this delicatessen 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.

    2327 Post Oak Blvd.; 713-871-8883

  • Outside The Galleria: Etoile Cuisine et Bar

    Save some of your shopping budget for the slightly pricey, but worth the splurge, restaurant in Uptown Park, where French-Mediterranean dishes are the star. Order like an insider and ask for the secret off-menu dessert, a dark-chocolate pastilla.

    1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd.; 832-668-5808

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    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.

    5161 San Felipe St.; 713-960-0333

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    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 a shredded kale and quinoa salad, white fish tacos and refreshing juice bar options.

    5161 San Felipe St.; 713-623-6100

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    Outside The Galleria: Masraff's

    This elegant dining spot offers top-notch, contemporary American fare (jumbo lump crab cake, charred bison rib-eye). Grab a drink and a bite alfresco on the covered patio or in the expansive bar area with an elevated fireplace.

    1753 Post Oak Blvd; 713-355-1975

  • Outside The Galleria: RDG + Bar Annie

    The perfect spot for celebrity sightings (from Jay-Z and Beyoncé to former president George H.W. Bush), the high-end restaurant serves up New American cuisine in posh surroundings. Don't miss out on off-menu items like the coffee-roasted filet in chile broth.

    1800 Post Oak Blvd.; 713-840-1111

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    Outside The Galleria: Caracol

    Both the interior — with a color scheme of sand, straw and blue — and the menu here pay tribute to the Mexican coast. The lively space features an oyster bar, private wine room and traditional bar with creative drinks. The roster of can't-miss eats includes wood-roasted Gulf oysters topped with chipotle butter and wood-grilled whole fish. Request a table alongside the front windows of the main dining room for the best people-watching view in the house. 

    2200 Post Oak Blvd.; 713-622-9996

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    Outside The Galleria: True Food Kitchen

    This bright and modern eatery offers healthy, delicious fare (vegan, Paleo and gluten-free options abound) that'll appeal to diners with or without dietary restrictions. Even the drinks are good for you here — go for the refreshing Jalisco Flower, a mix of anejo, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit, red beet juice and sparkling wine.

    1700 Post Oak Blvd.; 281-605-2505