Top 10 Restaurants in Greenway Plaza
Photo by Jeff Balke Enjoy a nice date night at 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).
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt White truffles have been hard to find this year, but not at 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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