Top 10 Restaurants in Greenway Plaza

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Enjoy a nice date night at Oporto.
2. Oporto

Oporto Cafe offers unusual wines and great snacks from chef Shiva Patel -- who owns both it and The Queen Vic Pub along with partner Richard Di Virgilio -- in a hip, relaxed, cozy atmosphere, making this a great happy hour or date night destination. The wine list features several selections from Italy and Portugal, and there are tapas-size portions of interesting dishes such as linguiça (a Portuguese sausage), empanadas, meatballs in a saffron-tomato sauce and a bacalhau (salt cod) croquette. Lunch includes excellent pizzas and panini sandwiches (try the Italiano, with lots of meats, provolone and arugula).

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White truffles have been hard to find this year, but not at Tony's.
1. Tony's

For the quintessential dining experience with service (and prices) to match, there's only one place to go in Houston -- and Tony Vallone's namesake restaurant is it. The decor is elegant yet subdued, and the wine list under wine director Scott Banks is unparalleled, with many sold by the glass. Every day brings a new list of specials influenced by whatever is freshest and in season. The regular menu under chef de cuisine Grant Gordon at this Greenway Plaza mainstay is a food lover's delight, with dishes like Petrossian Imperial Ossetra caviar as an appetizer or main courses such as handmade ravioli stuffed with soppressata and a 55-day dry-aged Prime New York strip. And you simply haven't lived until you've had one of Tony's soufflés for dessert, which can be made in any flavor imaginable.

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Location Info

Skewers Cafe & Grill

3991 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Oishii Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

3764 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine

3821 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Kobecue - CLOSED

3957 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Nielsen's Delicatessen

4500 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Ragin Cajun

4302 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Thai Cottage

3995 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

LA Bar

4302 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Oporto Cafe

3833 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Tony's Restaurant

3755 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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15 comments
ryburns
ryburns

An honorable mention to the $1.50 1/4 pound hot dog & bottomless soda at Costco and the fabulous kolaches at The Kolache Shoppe.

Kylejack
Kylejack topcommenter

Chilantro. That's what this list is missing. They park at Richmond and Timmons.

conebaby
conebaby topcommenter

Just tried Skewers & really enjoyed it. Wondered about Kobecue, will definitely have to try it now!

succulent
succulent

I feel like this is a case of "every kid gets a trophy just for playing". 

Joëlle Eid
Joëlle Eid

Live. And hell yes, this list is perfect. Oishii, Oporto, Kobecue. Things I like. Thanks for this and Upper Kirby list.

Kylejack
Kylejack topcommenter

Gah, the 59 boundary disqualifies 100% Taquito!

kejo66
kejo66

Is Ousie's Table in this region?

Averylyssa
Averylyssa

Thanks for this list. My office is moving out of Greenway and this list reminded of me of places that I must go eat at before it's no longer convenient. Perfect timing too. 

ecnordstrom
ecnordstrom

Little Jimmy's Deli merits an honorable mention. Just say no to #BigSandwich

kshilcutt
kshilcutt moderator editor

@Kylejack I need to figure out what that area of town is, because a lot of my go-to restaurants are over there -- 100% Taquito among them. I love their elotes...

kshilcutt
kshilcutt moderator editor

@kejo66 Nope! That's in what I would consider the River Oaks area.

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard topcommenter

@kshilcutt @Kylejack Just Call it the West University area/corridor.  My complex is "the village at West U" and it is across the street from 100% taquito. 

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