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Where to Dine In and Around the Galleria

From steak to salads and Japanese fare, this area has it all

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Over the past couple of years, the area surrounding Houston’s massive Galleria mall has transformed into an actual dining destination. The mall itself is home to a Michelin-recommended dim sum restaurant, Shake Shack, and a slew of exciting openings coming this summer, and even more excellent eateries around the Galleria make it worth venturing outside the loop.

From upscale French bistros to South African cuisine, these 13 restaurants are worth braving the Galleria crowds.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston

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1600 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027
(844) 386-1600
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Houston rockets owner and mega restaurateur Tilman Fertitta’s Post Oak Hotel is the definition of glamorous. Visit Mastro’s Steakhouse for aged porterhouse and New York strips, or head over to Bloom & Bee where an elegant, floral space makes it a destination for ladies who lunch. Don’t forget to grab a few pastries on the way out.

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2. Piola

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1415 S Voss Rd STE 135
Houston, TX 77057
(832) 668-5436
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Favorites at this pizza and pasta haven include the Ortomisto pizza (roasted eggplant, spinach, sweet peppers, and marinated cherry tomatoes), the creamy gnocchi Legnano made with mozzarella, brie, gorgonzola and parmesan, and the simple but satisfying Spaghetti All’antonia.

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3. North Italia

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BLVD Place, 1700 Post Oak Blvd #190
Houston, TX 77056
(281) 605-4030
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This Drake-approved Italian restaurant dishes out pastas, pizzas, and vino galore since its arrival on the Post Oak block. The restaurant’s outdoor space is ideal for people watching and first dates.

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4. La Table Houston

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1800 Post Oak Blvd #6110
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 439-1000
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The posh interiors of this Uptown eatery are split into different areas, each with its own name and style. Find cakes, pastries, and cookies at downstairs bakery counter Macarons, or enjoy a casual lunch at Marche. Upstairs, swanky dining room Chateau awaits, where diners can dig into La Table’s decadent pasta dishes. Be warned, though: the price tag here matches the luxe vibe.

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5. Cafe Annie

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6 BLVD Place, 1800 Post Oak Blvd #6170
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 840-1111
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As a long-time resident of the Galleria area, Cafe Annie uses its three spaces, the Grill Room, Bar Annie, and the Blvd Lounge to serve up contemporary dishes by Chef Robert Del Grande. The menu covers everything from bacon wrapped quail to wood grilled rabbit. No matter how many times the name changes, Cafe Annie’s continues its commitment to excellent service and standout food.

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6. Caracol Restaurant

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2200 Post Oak Blvd #160
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 622-9996
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Coastal Mexican cuisine shines at this Hugo Ortega restaurant. Dishes like chile relleno, crispy taquitos, juicy carnitas, and tart ceviches make it an ideal destination for lunch or dinner.

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7. Moxie's Grill & Bar

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5000 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056
(346) 571-6164
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A visit to Moxie’s Grill & Bar is perfect for a post-work cocktail and snack. The space hosts two indoor bars, one outdoor bar and fireplace, and plenty of of seating to nosh on everything from beef vindaloo to Southern fried chicken.

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8. Le Colonial Houston

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4444 Westheimer Rd G-140
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 629-4444
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Thanks to its River Oaks District patio, this Vietnamese eatery offers fantastic people-watching. 1920’s French Colonial inspired dishes like marinated filet mignon saté, fresh fried rice and noodle salads topped with pork belly make it an even more enticing option.

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9. Steak 48

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4444 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 322-7448
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Arguably one of the city’s best spots to see and be seen, Steak 48 serves up beef and luxury in equally massive portions. Splurge on Wagyu steaks, lobster tails, and more decadent fare.

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10. Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

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4810, 4310 Westheimer Rd #150
Houston, TX 77027
(281) 501-1187
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This whiskey-obsessed eatery has earned legions of loyal drinkers and diners thanks to dishes like pulled pork hushpuppies, and Gulf shrimp and grits. Swing by on the weekends for Fruity Pebbles French toast and Irish coffee, but be warned: the crowd is a little rowdy, and the music is loud.

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11. Yauatcha - Houston

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5045 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 357-7588
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The Houston outpost of this Michelin-recommended dim sum destination is the Galleria’s crown jewel. Enjoy a bounty of small bites, from plump, juicy dumplings to flaky venison puffs, while watching the bustling action in the kitchen.

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12. Peli Peli Galleria

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5085 Westheimer Rd B2515
Houston, TX 77056
(281) 257-9500
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Not familiar with South African cuisine? No worries, Peli Peli makes dishes like bobotie and espetada totally accessible. It’s also a solid destination for an adventurous date night, with a budget-friendly tasting menu that is priced at $150 per couple.

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13. Beaver's

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6025 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 714-4111
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Make your way (only slightly) outside the loop into the Tanglewood area for Beaver’s on Westheimer. The 5,000 square foot outdoor deck boasts down-home, comfort fare including the barbecue mac and cheese, beloved brisket queso, and Philly cheesesteak po’ boys.

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1. The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston

1600 West Loop S, Houston, TX 77027
Mastro’s/Facebook

Houston rockets owner and mega restaurateur Tilman Fertitta’s Post Oak Hotel is the definition of glamorous. Visit Mastro’s Steakhouse for aged porterhouse and New York strips, or head over to Bloom & Bee where an elegant, floral space makes it a destination for ladies who lunch. Don’t forget to grab a few pastries on the way out.

1600 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027

2. Piola

1415 S Voss Rd STE 135, Houston, TX 77057
Piola/Facebook

Favorites at this pizza and pasta haven include the Ortomisto pizza (roasted eggplant, spinach, sweet peppers, and marinated cherry tomatoes), the creamy gnocchi Legnano made with mozzarella, brie, gorgonzola and parmesan, and the simple but satisfying Spaghetti All’antonia.

1415 S Voss Rd STE 135
Houston, TX 77057

3. North Italia

BLVD Place, 1700 Post Oak Blvd #190, Houston, TX 77056
North Italia/Facebook

This Drake-approved Italian restaurant dishes out pastas, pizzas, and vino galore since its arrival on the Post Oak block. The restaurant’s outdoor space is ideal for people watching and first dates.

BLVD Place, 1700 Post Oak Blvd #190
Houston, TX 77056

4. La Table Houston

1800 Post Oak Blvd #6110, Houston, TX 77056
La Table/Facebook

The posh interiors of this Uptown eatery are split into different areas, each with its own name and style. Find cakes, pastries, and cookies at downstairs bakery counter Macarons, or enjoy a casual lunch at Marche. Upstairs, swanky dining room Chateau awaits, where diners can dig into La Table’s decadent pasta dishes. Be warned, though: the price tag here matches the luxe vibe.

1800 Post Oak Blvd #6110
Houston, TX 77056

5. Cafe Annie

6 BLVD Place, 1800 Post Oak Blvd #6170, Houston, TX 77056
Cafe Annie/Facebook

As a long-time resident of the Galleria area, Cafe Annie uses its three spaces, the Grill Room, Bar Annie, and the Blvd Lounge to serve up contemporary dishes by Chef Robert Del Grande. The menu covers everything from bacon wrapped quail to wood grilled rabbit. No matter how many times the name changes, Cafe Annie’s continues its commitment to excellent service and standout food.

6 BLVD Place, 1800 Post Oak Blvd #6170
Houston, TX 77056

6. Caracol Restaurant

2200 Post Oak Blvd #160, Houston, TX 77056
Caracol/Facebook

Coastal Mexican cuisine shines at this Hugo Ortega restaurant. Dishes like chile relleno, crispy taquitos, juicy carnitas, and tart ceviches make it an ideal destination for lunch or dinner.

2200 Post Oak Blvd #160
Houston, TX 77056

7. Moxie's Grill & Bar

5000 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
Moxie’s/Facebook

A visit to Moxie’s Grill & Bar is perfect for a post-work cocktail and snack. The space hosts two indoor bars, one outdoor bar and fireplace, and plenty of of seating to nosh on everything from beef vindaloo to Southern fried chicken.

5000 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056

8. Le Colonial Houston

4444 Westheimer Rd G-140, Houston, TX 77027
Le Colonial/Facebook

Thanks to its River Oaks District patio, this Vietnamese eatery offers fantastic people-watching. 1920’s French Colonial inspired dishes like marinated filet mignon saté, fresh fried rice and noodle salads topped with pork belly make it an even more enticing option.

4444 Westheimer Rd G-140
Houston, TX 77027

9. Steak 48

4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Steak 48

Arguably one of the city’s best spots to see and be seen, Steak 48 serves up beef and luxury in equally massive portions. Splurge on Wagyu steaks, lobster tails, and more decadent fare.

4444 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027

10. Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

4810, 4310 Westheimer Rd #150, Houston, TX 77027
Bosscat/Yelp

This whiskey-obsessed eatery has earned legions of loyal drinkers and diners thanks to dishes like pulled pork hushpuppies, and Gulf shrimp and grits. Swing by on the weekends for Fruity Pebbles French toast and Irish coffee, but be warned: the crowd is a little rowdy, and the music is loud.

4810, 4310 Westheimer Rd #150
Houston, TX 77027

11. Yauatcha - Houston

5045 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
Yauatcha Houston/Facebook

The Houston outpost of this Michelin-recommended dim sum destination is the Galleria’s crown jewel. Enjoy a bounty of small bites, from plump, juicy dumplings to flaky venison puffs, while watching the bustling action in the kitchen.

5045 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056

12. Peli Peli Galleria

5085 Westheimer Rd B2515, Houston, TX 77056
Peli Peli/Facebook

Not familiar with South African cuisine? No worries, Peli Peli makes dishes like bobotie and espetada totally accessible. It’s also a solid destination for an adventurous date night, with a budget-friendly tasting menu that is priced at $150 per couple.

5085 Westheimer Rd B2515
Houston, TX 77056

13. Beaver's

6025 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

Make your way (only slightly) outside the loop into the Tanglewood area for Beaver’s on Westheimer. The 5,000 square foot outdoor deck boasts down-home, comfort fare including the barbecue mac and cheese, beloved brisket queso, and Philly cheesesteak po’ boys.

6025 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

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