The menu at Theodore Rex says, “Items are subject to change on a daily basis due to availability, quality or boredom,” which perfectly explains what it’s like eating here. The food is super seasonal and you’re as likely to see people having tomato toast and stracciatella soup as you are a rib of wagyu. This place is ideal for a date or a small group, but if you come with three or more people, you can basically order the entire menu. This is the first spot you should make a reservation at the next time you’re planning a big night out, but they also save a few tables for walk-ins if you try to go last minute.
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Tongue-Cut Sparrow is a small Downtown cocktail bar where you should go when you don't want to have to fight or yell to get a drink.
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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.
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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.
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.
Nancy’s Hustle is a wine bar in East Downtown, where you should get drinks and a light bite, like their Nancy Cakes with caviar.
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