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The Locals' Guide to the Best Downtown Houston Restaurants

500 Louisiana St., Houston, TX  77002-1625
This Italian-Irish old favorite manages to keep pace with the times

3300 Smith's Street, Houston, TX  77006
In a classic New Orleans Style abode - this local landmark serves upper-crust Cajun-cerole cuisine

Charivari Restaurant - Home of European Cuisine  
2521 Bagby St, Houston, TX  77006
Old World charm graces the table with a warm mix of European classics

China Garden Restaurant  
1602 Leeland St, Houston, TX  77006-1252
Casual, family-owned Chinese restaurant in downtown Houston since 1969

Damian's Cucina Italiana  
3011 Smith St, Houston, TX  77006
Just a few minutes outside downtown Houston serving authentic Italian cuisine

Downtown Aquarium  
410 Bagby St @ Memorial Drive, Houston, TX
Offers a variety of seafood specialties, steaks, chicken, salads, pasta dishes and desserts

The Grove    
1611 Lamar St, Houston, TX
Located directly across from the George R. Brown Convention in Discovery Green Park, this two-story, ultra-urban restaurant offers American cuisine such as Gulf Coast seafood, steaks and signature rotisserie dishes

Josephine's Italian Ristorante    
1209 Caroline, Houston, TX  77002
Italian favorites served up in a casual downtown environment

Kim Son  
2001 Jefferson St, Houston, TX
For more than twenty-five years this restaurant has been offering traditional Vietnamese dishes

Les Givral's Kahve  
801 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002
Inexpensive downtown Vietnamese hot spot for a quick workday lunch or weekend munchies

Massas Seafood Grill    
1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX
This upscale and elegant restaurant offers up a fine selection of seafood cuisine

Monsoon Wok & Lounge  
1200 McKinney, Suite 103, Houston, TX  77010
Asian-fusion chain inside the Shops at Houston Center makes for a bustling workday lunch spot

Morton's The Steakhouse              
1001 McKinney, Houston, TX
This award winning steakhouse opened fall of 2006 and offers an outstanding menu. Bar 1221 - includes an impressive wine and martini menu along with their specially priced "bar bites."

700 Milam (at Capitol), Houston, TX
You can't go wrong with the specials at this odd little joint in the theater district.

Quattro at Four Seasons Houston  
1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX  77010
Four Season's restaurant features fashionable Italian dining in Euro-sleek style

Skyline Bar & Grill - 24th Floor of Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX  77002
Great food plus one fo the best views in Houston makes for romantic dinners and memorable group outings

Spencer's for Steaks and Chops          
1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX  77010
Swank steakhouse in the Hilton-Americas serves beef, lamb, seafood and an extensive winelist in a stylish dining room

Hyatt Regency's revolving restaurant is still a favorite for special occasions

Strip House    
1200 McKinney St, Suite 106, Houston, TX  77010
The Shops at Houston Center get a taste of New York upscale - playfully bawdy steakhouse

Zula Restaurant
This forerunner of the downtown renaissance satisfies with inventive New American food and two levels of glitzy decor

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