CultureMap released their Top 100 very best restaurants in Houston, and we are proud of our clients who made the list! Congratulations to Ninfa’s on Navigation, Common Bond, Roostar Vietnamese Grill, Truth BBQ and Doris Metropolitan! If you haven’t already, you need to add these dining experiences to your must try list!
This is the list to top them all: Introducing Top 100, CultureMap’s ranking of the very best restaurants in Houston. Our list offers a comprehensive take on Houston dining, with thoughtful rankings from No. 1 all the way to No. 100.
It highlights Houston’s diversity and is rooted in the neighborhoods where our readers live — for a place in the ‘burbs to earn a spot, it must be worth the drive. It also has a bit of a sense of humor, which is how a divey Chinese restaurant with excellent fried dumplings winds up on the list.
Houston has over 10,000 restaurants. Sifting through them to figure out the top 1 percent wasn’t easy, but six years as CultureMap’s food editor provides a strong foundation. Visiting the restaurants — all of them since the beginning of 2018, many in the last four months — separated the merely good from the best.
Generally, readers can think of the ranking as follows: 1-30, the city’s most outstanding restaurants regardless of price, cuisine, location, or style; 31-60, restaurants that are outstanding in their category; 61-90, restaurants that do most things very well and make Houston a more exciting place to dine; 91-100, restaurants with one or two outstanding dishes or that I feel a personal affection towards (for example, the French dip at Houston’s).
Ultimately, this list is designed to serve our readers. Our Where to Eat Right Now series provides a snapshot of Houston’s dining scene at any given moment, but we have never offered an overall perspective — until now.
People love to ask me what my favorite restaurants are. Now you know.
— Eric Sandler
FOR THE COMPLETE LIST CLICK HERE.