Nancy’s Hustle is a bistro/wine bar in East Downtown that gets a lot of things right, from the dim lighting and good music to the interesting wine selection and late hours, and it’s one of the coolest new places in Houston. While there’s no real theme to the menu, there are always a few dishes that you know will be good just by reading them, like lamb dumplings and Nancy Cakes with whipped butter and caviar. Grab a drink and some small plates at the bar, or stop by for dessert until midnight.
More spots in East DowntownSee more
Cafe TH in East Downtown serves all of the Vietnamese classics, along with lots of vegetarian and vegan options.
Head to Huynh, which is just east of downtown, for a lunch of Vietnamese classics like pho, vermicelli bowls, and banh cuon.
More American spotsSee more
Last Concert Cafe
Last Concert Cafe is a historic music venue and Mexican restaurant located just north of Downtown.
Coltivare in The Heights is where to go with a group to drinks cocktails in a garden and eat lots of Italian food.
Suggested by our writers
Xochi is a Oaxacan spot in the Marriott Marquis hotel downtown, with mezcal cocktails, fresh masa, and a mole sampler that should be on your table.
Axelrad Beer Garden
Axelrad Beer Garden in Midtown has 30 beers on tap, a huge backyard, and lots of hammocks to lounge in.
The Pit Room
Instead of asking four different Houstonians about their favorite bbq spot, head to The Pit Room in Montrose for all the classics.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more