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Happy Easter: Here are 10 Places to Eat Rabbit in Houston

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There are those who eat like rabbits and those who eat rabbits. For those in the latter camp who are sick of this season's onslaught of cuddly bunny images, get ready to lift your forks. Even with RDG + Bar Annie's rabbit enchiladas and Hugo's braised rabbit gone for now, we still managed to find some solid options. From cold and spicy appetizers to pappardelle dishes to rabbit hot dogs, here is a collection of places serving rabbit up right. Because eating real rabbit is a nice way to precede your lent-ending chocolate bunny feast. See a glaring omission? Hit the tipline with suggestions here.

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1. Thanh Phuong Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

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3236 Broadway St
Pearland, TX 77581
(281) 412-7868
Fried rabbit is the dish to order at this Pearland restaurant. Deep fried and crispy, the buttery flavor accents the rabbit's delicate meat. This place is a worthy destination for food lovers in Houston.

2. Eleven XI Houston Restaurant & Bar

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607 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 529-5881
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The house-made pappardelle and rabbit here combines wild mushrooms, caramelized pearl onions, and carrots to create a creamier sauce that's rich with flavor.

3. Prego

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2520 Amherst St
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 529-2420
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The rabbit risotto at this Rice Village eatery is made with Coniglio-sourced Texas rabbit with caramelized root vegetables and scallions. Another good option is the Pappardelle Con Coniglio, which features braised Texas rabbit served on a bed of ragu-topped flat, wide fettuccini pasta.

4. Sammy's Wild Game Grill

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3715 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 868-1345
The rabbit here isn't always on offer, but when it is, it's delicious. The rabbit sausage hot dogs can be topped with purple cabbage, feta cheese and bacon bits, among other options.

5. Cafe Brussels

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1718 Houston Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 222-6996
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Head to this First Ward spot and order Le Lapin aux Pruneaux: A delicious, moist rabbit leg with prunes, raisins and a sauce made of onions and carrots.

6. Ibiza Food and Wine Bar

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2450 Louisiana St, Ste 200
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-0004
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Braised Arkansas rabbit combines with pancetta and dijon mustard for a deliciously decadent meal at Midtown's Clark Cooper Concepts establishment.

7. Mala Sichuan Bistro

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9348 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 995-1889
The Rabbit in Red Oil is a cold appetizer that combines rabbit meat with roasted peanuts, black bean sauce and crushed red pepper flakes. It's a departure from the high-cost, ultra decadent dishes that area served at other places on this map.

8. Da Marco

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1520 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 807-8857
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The asparagus ravioli with slow-cooked rabbit here works because the flavor of the rabbit is accented by the asparagus, instead of being overwhelmed by a heavy sauce. Get it on the cheap by heading in for the weekday business lunch, where three courses are $29. Rabbit is also occasionally on the menu at casual sister establishment Vinoteca Poscol, which remains open for business while it's in the process of moving further east on Westheimer.

9. Bistro Provence

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13616 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX
(713) 827-8008
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The rabbit stew at this tiny French restaurant receives high praise, but it's not available again until late summer. The Easter Bunny is safe for now at the Memorial-area gem.

10. Brennan's

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3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-9711
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Head in this Easter Sunday to sample the smoked rabbit and sausage gumbo, which can be a part of your family brunch. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $60 buys a three-course meal and the upscale restaurant.

1. Thanh Phuong Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

3236 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77581
Fried rabbit is the dish to order at this Pearland restaurant. Deep fried and crispy, the buttery flavor accents the rabbit's delicate meat. This place is a worthy destination for food lovers in Houston.
3236 Broadway St
Pearland, TX 77581

2. Eleven XI Houston Restaurant & Bar

607 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019
The house-made pappardelle and rabbit here combines wild mushrooms, caramelized pearl onions, and carrots to create a creamier sauce that's rich with flavor.
607 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019

3. Prego

2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005
The rabbit risotto at this Rice Village eatery is made with Coniglio-sourced Texas rabbit with caramelized root vegetables and scallions. Another good option is the Pappardelle Con Coniglio, which features braised Texas rabbit served on a bed of ragu-topped flat, wide fettuccini pasta.
2520 Amherst St
Houston, TX 77005

4. Sammy's Wild Game Grill

3715 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
The rabbit here isn't always on offer, but when it is, it's delicious. The rabbit sausage hot dogs can be topped with purple cabbage, feta cheese and bacon bits, among other options.
3715 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

5. Cafe Brussels

1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007
Head to this First Ward spot and order Le Lapin aux Pruneaux: A delicious, moist rabbit leg with prunes, raisins and a sauce made of onions and carrots.
1718 Houston Ave
Houston, TX 77007

6. Ibiza Food and Wine Bar

2450 Louisiana St, Ste 200, Houston, TX 77006
Braised Arkansas rabbit combines with pancetta and dijon mustard for a deliciously decadent meal at Midtown's Clark Cooper Concepts establishment.
2450 Louisiana St, Ste 200
Houston, TX 77006

7. Mala Sichuan Bistro

9348 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036
The Rabbit in Red Oil is a cold appetizer that combines rabbit meat with roasted peanuts, black bean sauce and crushed red pepper flakes. It's a departure from the high-cost, ultra decadent dishes that area served at other places on this map.
9348 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036

8. Da Marco

1520 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
The asparagus ravioli with slow-cooked rabbit here works because the flavor of the rabbit is accented by the asparagus, instead of being overwhelmed by a heavy sauce. Get it on the cheap by heading in for the weekday business lunch, where three courses are $29. Rabbit is also occasionally on the menu at casual sister establishment Vinoteca Poscol, which remains open for business while it's in the process of moving further east on Westheimer.
1520 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

9. Bistro Provence

13616 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX
The rabbit stew at this tiny French restaurant receives high praise, but it's not available again until late summer. The Easter Bunny is safe for now at the Memorial-area gem.
13616 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX

10. Brennan's

3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
Head in this Easter Sunday to sample the smoked rabbit and sausage gumbo, which can be a part of your family brunch. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $60 buys a three-course meal and the upscale restaurant.
3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

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