23 New Restaurants Participating In Houston Restaurant Weeks For 2018

Houston Restaurant Weeks is a premiere event for Houston diners as it gives them the opportunity to try multi-course meals from Houston area chefs at budget-friendly prices. More importantly, a significant portion of every meal  helps the Houston Food Bank$3 from each brunch and lunch and $5 or $7 for each dinner, depending on dinner price. Brunch and lunch cost $20 and dinner is either $35 or $45, depending on the type of place and menu. While there are many great stalwarts that have been part of this gastronomic charity spectacular for years, new restaurants join the line-up annually from all over the Greater Houston area. This year, 23 new restaurants joined the roster.

One standout is Carmelo’s Cucina Italiana in Memorial, which made a successful ownership transition this year. (Longtime owner Carmelo Mauro sold it to fellow restaurateur Benjamin Berg of B&B Butchers.) Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse, an elevated barbecue joint raising the Texas standard to a fine-dining level, is also new this year.

All restaurants participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks and the menus are listed online. Diners should check to be sure which dishes are available during what meal times at each restaurant, as lunch, brunch and dinner options often differ. Also, some restaurants are only offering HRW menus at lunch or dinner, while others are offering these during all three mealtimes.

The chef chooses four selections for the Nigiri set at Tobiuo Sushi. It is available on the dinner menu for Houston Restaurant Weeks. Photo by Dragana Harris

Ballpark Café, 1520 Texas Avenue, dinner
Chapman & Kirby, 2118 Lamar Street, dinner
La Villa Saint Tropez, 4315 Montrose Boulevard, dinner

Fresco Café Italiano, 3277 Southwest Freeway, lunch
Bloom & Bee, 1600 West Loop South, dinner
Blue Onyx Bistro, 4720 Richmond, lunch and dinner
Adair Kitchen, 5161 San Felipe, dinner
Fig & Olive, 5115 Westheimer, lunch and dinner
Beaver’s on Westheimer, 6025 Westheimer, brunch, lunch and dinner

Tobiuo Sushi, 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, dinner

End lunch or dinner with churros at Goode Company Kitchen & Cantina. Batons of hot fried dough are dipped in cinnamon sugar and served with sides of melted chocolate and cajeta ( goat’s milk caramel). Photo courtesy of Goode Company Kitchen & Cantina

Memorial/City Centre/Spring Branch
Goode Company Kitchen & Cantina, 9005 Katy Freeway, lunch and dinner
International Smoke, 800 Sorella Court, dinner
Fratelli’s Ristorante, 1330 Wirt, lunch and dinner
Carmelo’s Cucina Italiana, 14795 Memorial, brunch, lunch and dinner

Poitín, 2313 Edwards, brunch and lunch
Beaver’s original, 2310 Decatur, brunch and dinner
Maison Pucha Bistro, 1001 Studewood, brunch, lunch and dinner
Night Heron, 1601 West Main, brunch and dinner
Emmaline, 3210 West Dallas, lunch and dinner
The Pass, 807 Taft, dinner
Oporto Fooding House & Wine, 125, West Gray, brunch and dinner
Ambrosia Restaurant, 2003 Lexington, dinner

Vintage Park
Gauchos do Sul Brazilian Steakhouse, 126 Vintage Park, dinner

Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse, 19901 Gulf Freeway, dinner

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