One of two Azuma restaurants in the city of Houston, this Downtown eatery is known for its sushi and grilled preparations. Appetizers like edamame, peppercorn tuna tataki and melting prawns start off your meal. House specialties include the Azuma beef, Chilean sea bass, duck breast risotto and ahi tuna steak. Specialty rolls like the spicy tuna crisp, Thia salmon and Cajun are worth a try.
Sambuca prides itself on serving up delicious American dishes and live music entertainment every night, with a variety of featured music from classic rock to top 40 hits. Weekends provide a venue to get some grub and rock to the beats of a high energy dance band. Call or see the website for more information.
Taking over the reigns from a downtown hot-spot, Zula Restaurant, The Capitol at St. Germain is a swanky and elegant addition to the city's eternally burgeoning music and restaurant scene. Housed inside a historic building, which still boasts its old world charm and beauty, this venue offers its stage to performers from all over the city and beyond. A well-equipped space, The Capitol at St. Germain is sure to further enhance downtown's worth in the entertainment circles. See the website or call to know more.
With a signboard that's hard to miss, Frank's Pizza, in the heart of Houston, serves up arguably the best pizza in town. Located in the city's historic theater district, the popular pizzeria features divine renditions of the Italian export, garnished with a variety of toppings of your choice. Also on the menu are timeless favorites like pies, lasagna, chicken wings and burgers. What sets their flavors apart is their use of hand-molded dough and homemade recipes. To complement the delicious fare, choose from an extensive beverage list. The ambiance oozes an old-worldly charm, while the family-oriented, upper level is great for groups. With hearty portions and flexible timings, satisfy your midnight hunger cravings with their signature Late Nite Slice.
*17, is a new entrant in the restaurant scene of the city located in the Alden Houston. The contemporary food compliments the modern aesthetics of this place. Chef Jeff Armstrong ensures that fresh and delicious fare is served, where every dish reflects the blend of spirited flavors and innovative ingredients. The place also offers facilities like banquet and private rooms, non-smoking area, bar and lounge, and wheelchairs for the disabled.
Live Sports Cafe is a laid back sports bar with ample seating, great screens, tasty food and good alcohol. This friendly place serves everything from hamburgers and pizzas to calzones and buffalo wings with helpings of 10 and 20 pieces! If you are vegetarian, you could have the Caesar salad and the veggie pizza. There is a wide range of beers to choose from like pale lagers, ales, dark lagers etc. The Texan-size vodka and liquor menu is sure to impress. The screens have an impressive line up of American sports like NFL, NBA and NHL.
Put on your fancy pants and get ready to dance all night with the young, the hip and the beautiful. Immerse yourself in 11,000 square feet of contemporary architecture and lavishly decorate lounge areas. Join hundreds of others on the massive dance floors, where the music never stops pounding, the light show is as wild as you are, and the eye candy never stops moving. For those special occasions, reserve a spot for you and your friends in the VIP section complete with L-shaped bars, plasma TVs and the latest concoctions from the bartender.
Cabo's menu is a blend of South and Central American, Yucatan and Southwestern flavors. This great spot was named and patterned after Baja California's resort town of the same name. Interior decorations consist of a chrome bar, neon lights and mounted sailfish. Favorite entrees include the mouthwatering grilled yellowfin tuna and the chicken enchiladas. The house specialty dessert, margarita pie, is smooth and creamy, with the tart taste you would expect. Meanwhile, the house special margaritas are famous for their potency.
Trendy and modern with lofty ceilings and a Michelangelo-like mural, Mia Bella Trattoria will impress you with its friendly charm. The location ensures daytime popularity with the business crowd, but the late weekend hours attract a more diverse crowd for evening dining. Menu prices in a modest range will further enhance your dining pleasure. For a taste experience that is certain to please, try the Scampi Pomodoro and finish with the banana bread pudding. A glass of the house wine is also moderately priced. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
Located in the prestigious Lancaster (The), this trendy, downtown Bistro Lancaster is popular with the business class by day and the pre-theater crowd by night. Soft lighting adds coziness and class to your dining experience. Prices hit in a very broad range. So there are a lot of options laid before you. You will find, however, that expensive menu items like the grilled salmon with roasted poblano risotto are well worth the cost. A glass of the house wine nicely complements the meal. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
Located just half a block off Old Market Square, the red brick walls of Red Cat Jazz Cafe have resonated with many a blues and big band jam through the years, as well as the patina shows. The space has been expanded by taking down the second floor thus opening up the room. The food befits the French Quarter atmosphere, with classic Cajun and Creole cuisine like red beans and rice and crawfish etouffee. Class-act entertainment prevails with headliners on the weekend and weekday jams, from the 'Bring Your Ax' night and Latin night to the 'Flow' open poetry mic show. Performers have included Dana Jackson, Joe Sample, Dean James and Kyle Turner.
The interior of this downtown classic possesses a style and grace that suits the feel of the area. The business crowd likes to gather here for quiet power lunches, while couples enjoy it for nice romantic evenings. The fully stocked bar occasionally attracts a rowdier crowd, but only during the late dining hours. The menu is filled with Northern Italian goodies, but the specialty pizzas are the house favorites. Try one with plenty of artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. A lively jazz trio usually accompanies the popular Sunday brunch.