Houston's Best Eclectic Restaurants

November 21, 2016
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."
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."