Houston's Best Eclectic Restaurants

November 21, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

Restaurants that dabble in a global mix of flavors.

Laurenzo's Restaurant
Steakhouse · Washington Corridor · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

The "gigantic" , "eclectic" menu at this Washington Corridor outpost from the owners of El Tiempo and The Original Ninfa's on Navigation goes well beyond American fare with "everything for everyone" (Mexican, Italian, pizza, etc.), but the calling card is the "excellent" prime rib; sports memorabilia–decked, dark wood–paneled walls and an "accommodating" staff help make for a "relaxing setting" that’s "as casual or formal as you want to make it."
Hobbit Cafe
Brunch · Upper Kirby · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.1

There’s something for "everyone in your party" at this "old favorite" (opened in 1972) in Upper Kirby, an Eclectic-American cafe that serves a "unique" menu of "healthy options" headlined by its "awesome" sandwiches; the "cozy" , "quirky" digs feel Shire-like – adorned with Tolkein-esque paraphernalia ranging from Hobbit paintings and drawings to movie posters from the recent blockbuster movie franchises.
Tiny Boxwoods
Greenway Plaza Area · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.3 · Service 3.9

Filled with "mommies who lunch" and other well-heeled types, this "charming" outfit remains a "favorite" thanks to its "interesting" , "lovely" American-Eclectic menu that includes salads, pizzettes and proteins; sporting rustic-chic decor, the "peaceful, relaxing" setting "doesn’t try too hard to be cool, it just is."
Tiny's No. 5
West U · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.3 · Service 3.9

Filled with "mommies who lunch" and other well-heeled types, this "charming" outfit remains a "favorite" thanks to its "interesting" , "lovely" American-Eclectic menu that includes salads, pizzettes and proteins; the "peaceful, relaxing" setting, featuring rustic-chic decor, "doesn’t try too hard to be cool, it just is."
Baba Yega Cafe
Breakfast · Montrose · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

"Tucked away" in the heart of Montrose, this "wonderful neighborhood eatery" serves "casual, eclectic" American fare ( "excellent for both vegans and carnivores" ), including a bounteous, "amazing" Sunday brunch; the "comfy" interior is "filled with antiques" and there’s a "pretty backyard garden" too, both with a "relaxed, fun atmosphere."