When you think of food in Houston, you likely think of fried chicken, shrimp, and grits, or barbeque. But the truth is, there's a lot more to the best restaurants in Houston. From small plates to tasting menus and cuisine from a range of other cultures, Houston restaurants merge edible options to become a foodie paradise.


1. LaVista 101

Small plates and appetizers are popular among LaVista 101 patrons. From mussels to fried cauliflower, you will find everything you enjoy, just waiting to be paired with your favorite beer, wine, or cocktail. The most popular cocktail at LaVista is the Sazerac. The lunch menu features salads, burgers, focaccia-style sandwiches, and soup and sandwich specials. Bring a hearty appetite for dinner, as you can enjoy grilled octopus, whole fried fish, and more.


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