Instagram has had my attention lately and I looked up and hadn’t updated my website in over a month! Time to fix that and share a few places I’ve visited over the last several months and enjoyed. Here are some Houston Restaurants to Visit this Fall .
Houston’s latest Black owned restaurant in downtown Houston should be on your list for the fall. They are still within their soft opening period so give them some grace, but even with that caveat I’d say the restaurant is excellent. The food, atmosphere, service and drinks were excellent. I enjoyed everything I tried, the cocktails, wagyu meatballs, redfish and seafood dip. I think many of you will enjoy it! Check out my Instagram recap here.
I love a good neighborhood restaurant that you can visit in your workout clothes, no makeup and fit right in. Piggy’s is primarily a patio restaurant with most of their dining space being outside. We are creeping into Houston’s fall patio weather making it the perfect time to visit. Guests can dine on traditional brunch fare while also enjoying mimosa carafes. Check out more on the Creek Group, the owners of Piggy’s, here.
An oldie, but a goodie in River Oaks District. Stopped by with a friend who had never been and we both really enjoyed it. A French-Vietnamese restaurant, Le Colonial offers guests a viby restaurant particularly upstairs. Their food is also flavorful and done really well.
Remember the restaurants Punks over in Rice Village? The space has been taken over by a completely different concept called Gratify. Here guests will experience a space that has an antique type vibe with American food. I stopped by for lunch with a friend some weeks back and enjoyed the burger as well as the ceviche. Because we make reels for everything now, you can see my IG reel from Gratify here.
Located in Montrose, Marmo is Houston’s newest Italian restaurant. It has a more contemporary look than other Italian staples in town, but stays true to authentic Italian food in my opinion. The pasta is homemade and seems to mirror the portion sizes I got in Italy. I kept it simple with the bolognese and the charcuterie board. My only complaint is that Marmo is that my pasta took about an hour to arrive. So on the weekend, pack some patience and order a bottle of wine to make the time go by faster.
Expect Marmo to be one of the see and be seen spots for the fall. View my IG reel from Marmo here.
Kate Weiser Chocolate
Calling all chocolate lovers! The Dallas creation Kate Weiser is now in Houston, in the River Oaks District. Here, you can find beautiful chocolates that are as delicious as they are pretty. Stop by for a small treat after dinner or to grab a unique gift.
Nancy’s Hustle is consistently called one of Houston’s top restaurants and it never disappoints. I visited with a few friends a few weeks back and truly enjoyed EVERYTHING. The Nancy cakes and the spicy beef dumplings are a must. Head there early so you don’t miss the happy hour drink deals. Shared more on IG here.
Adair Kitchen Buffalo Speedway
If you dig back through the Black Girls Who Brunch archives, you’ll see I have consistently called Adair one of Houston’s best restaurants. In addition to the original Adair on San Felipe, the one downtown, there is now a third one on Buffalo Speedway and 59. It’s the same great menu from the other locations, but in a bigger space. I’ve visited twice now to work while grabbing lunch. The first visit was quieter, after the lunch crowd. The second visit had more activity, but I enjoy people watching and working. Just about everything at Adair is great, but I really love their burgers!
This has been on my list to visit for awhile now and I finally made it over to this Heights staple. Permission Whiskey is known for their beautiful well lit bar which you have probably seen on social media. Once inside, you’ll find a pretty realized environment serving just about any whiskey you can think of.
A bit of a throwback, but I circled back for the first time in years! So figured some others may want a reminder that A’Bouzy is still around popping the best bottles of champagne. On this visit, my sister was in town from Boston and I wanted to show her that Houston has fancy brunch spots. Well a place where they shout “A’Bouzy” each time a bottle is popped seemed perfect. We enjoyed the mimosas of course and the kolaches served with fondue!
Gatlin’s Fins and Feathers
From the Gatlin’s family, we have another great concept over in Independence Heights. As the name implies, you can get some great fried food here like fish and chicken. The food is really great, but please make sure you grab an order or two of those biscuits while you are there. They are AMAZING. See a full video recap here.
This is another great neighborhood find! Black owned, Butterfunk Kitchen is offering guests great soul food plates plus frozen sidecars and margaritas. The mac and cheese and greens are delicious. Add this into your rotation (IG Reel)!
I know the fall many of us begin to hibernate, but in Houston now is truly a good time to dine out! And this fall, I promise to get more photos of the FOOD (instead of videos) rather than just the drinks lol.