Houston Restaurant Weeks: The Hottest Steakhouse OptionsBy Marcy de Luna | August 21, 2014 By Marcy de Luna | August 21, 2014
Dine like a king on a budget during Houston Restaurant Weeks. Here are 8 killer steakhouse options — and menu picks that go beyond the classic hunk of meat. (Don't forget: a portion of sales goes to the Houston Food Bank.)
1. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Why It's Hot: The HRW dinner at the Galleria shopping center locale comes with optional drink pairings including wine (available by the bottle) and the VIP cocktail (pineapple and vodka).
More Than Steak: Roasted poblano bisque, tempura fried lobster tail and lemon cake [$45 per person; HRW menu]
2. The Capital Grill at CityCentre
Why It's Hot: The upscale steakhouse is known for dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and a killer wine list. [Multiple locations.]
Beyond Steak: Clam chowder, seared citrus salmon and flourless chocolate espresso cake. [$45 per person; HRW menu]
3. Fleming's River Oaks
Why It's Hot: The dining spot near Upper Kirby has a well stocked bar with a roster of craft, domestic and imported beers, creative cocktails and more than 100 wines by the glass.
Beyond Steak: Caesar salad, barbecue Scottish salmon and walnut turtle pie. [$35 per person; HRW menu]
4. Morton's The Steakhouse Downtown
Why It's Hot: Centrally located in the heart of downtown, the restaurant draws a crowd of established and young professionals alike.
Beyond Steak: Ahi tuna tower, crabmeat stuffed baked shrimp and key lime pie. [$45 per person; HRW menu]
5. Perry's Steakhouse and Grille Clear Lake
Why It's Hot: Casually elegant, the Clear Lake venue has been a staple in the community for more than 20 years.
Beyond Steak: Pear salad, pork chop and white chocolate cheesecake. [$45 per person; HRW menu]
6. Ruth's Chris Steak House
Why It's Hot: The warm, comfortable atmosphere at this upscale eatery offers refuge from the hustle and bustle of the Galleria.
Beyond Steak: House salad, garlic herb cheese stuffed chicken breast and mini bread pudding. [$45 per person; HRW menu]
7. Smith & Wollensky
Why It's Hot: The original opened in New York in 1977; the high-end chain has several locations across the U.S., including Houston's Highland Village.
Beyond Steak: Rib-eye carpaccio, seared chicken with spinach and mushroom ragout and chocolate cake. [$35 per person; HRW menu]
8. Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
Why It's Hot: Meat and seafood dominate at the popular downtown restaurant. Stop at the bar and enjoy tunes from a nightly piano player.
Beyond Steak: Lobster bisque, oyster mushroom gnocchi and tres leches cake. [$45 per person; HRW menu]
For a complete list of participating restaurants and menus, click here. HRW ends Sept. 1.