Houston's dining scene continues to expand at an impressive clip, with a slew of new restaurant openings offering everything from Houston's first Detroit-style pizzeria to French-inspired delicacies. Eater Houston has rounded up some of the hottest spots that have recently started welcoming diners looking for their next culinary adventure.
Among the new gems is Comalito, a fresh Mexican City experience that graces the Houston Farmers Market with house-made tortillas and an outdoor patio perfect for sipping mojitos. On the other side of the spectrum, pizza lovers can now indulge in thick, square pies at Gold Tooth Tony's, a pizzeria devoted to Detroit-style pizza in the Heights. Not to be outdone, Coastline Pizzeria dishes up Neapolitan and Texas-grilled pizzas with a twist—like their OG, which packs a punch with habanero honey.
If fine dining is more your style, Annabelle Brasserie by Ben Berg promises a French culinary journey, serving up everything from caviar to a decadent braised short rib. But it's not just about the French fare, as the Asian flavors come into brilliant focus at Auden with dishes like scallion hot cakes and imported Portuguese grilled octopus.
And the city's love affair with seafood is well-catered to by Balboa Surf Club, as noted by Resy's blog. This spot does justice to its West Coast inspirations, offering a variety of dishes, from sushi to miso salmon, in an atmosphere that marries casual elegance with a homey vibe. In the sushi game, Katami, a new venture from the Kata Robata team, makes a strong play with premium Japanese fish and creative dishes such as the unconventional foie gras PBJ milk bread.