The Top 5 "Power Dining" Locations in Houston: Where to See and Be Seen
3. Petroleum Club
Photo from the Petroleum Club
A favorite spot of former President George Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney, the Petroleum Club is definitely a spot to see and be seen. There have no doubt been countless deals affecting the oil and gas industry struck over fanciful dishes in the Petroleum Club's lavish dining room. There's even an elite subgroup called Don't Mess with the Oil, no doubt populated by billionaire geriatrics. If you're wealthy enough to be a member or fortunate enough to be invited by one, be sure to be on your best behavior. You never know which local oil barons or foreign heads of state you might run into.
2. Eddie V's
Photo from Eddie V's
It's not unusual to see Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Porsches in the valet queue at Eddie V's in West Ave, and the clientele is as fancy as their vehicles. The service and food are both impeccable, and though Eddie V's is a chain, it's not at all the kind of place you'd take the kids on a Wednesday night. Arrive half an hour before your meal and enjoy some cocktails at the V Lounge while listening to a live band. Diners generally think the prices are fair for what you get, but that doesn't stop people from dropping some major dough at Eddie V's. If you're going to go to a spot that attracts social butterflies and the richest of the rich, be sure to dress the part. Nothing less than a cocktail dress and heels or a smart jacket and slacks will do.
1510 Texas, Houston, TX