Best Places to Eat in Houston's Midtown

Sandwiched between Houston's downtown, Montrose and Museum District neighborhoods, Midtown is a bustling center of activity — especially at night and on the weekends. It's also home to some of the best places to eat in the city. Whether you're looking for late-night bites, a great brunch spot or something for date night, here's where to eat in Houston's Midtown. 

  • 01 of 08
    Weights + Measures
    Robyn Correll

    After a long work week — or a rowdy night out — Weights + Measures is a great place for a relaxing brunch. The menu is sophisticated — with brunch items like house smoked salmon with truffle egg scramble — but the space itself is crisp and inviting. The restaurant has tall windows that fill the open floor plan with lots of natural light, and a small outdoor patio for when the weather is nice. What sets Weights + Measures apart, however, is the bake shop and cafe. The pastries are light and flaky, and the lattes are deliciously well crafted.

    Tip: Try the avocado toast. It comes with fried eggs, smoked bacon and green harissa, all on their fresh ciabatta bread.  

    Best for: Brunch

  • 02 of 08

    Luna Y Sol

    Luna Y Sol is a fast-casual restaurant that specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine. It easily clocks in as one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in the city, with some of the tastiest breakfast tacos. So naturally, it’s a must-try spot when in Midtown.

    Grab your food to-go, or sit and enjoy on-site. There’s plenty of indoor seating, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Prices are also very affordable, with meals typically costing between $10 and $15.

    Tip: You can save time by ordering ahead online for pickup or scheduling delivery, using the restaurant’s website or the Eat24 app.

    Best for: Quick Bite

  • 03 of 08
    Pepper Crusted Tuna with Orange Mustard, Cucumber Relish and Seaweed Salad from Ibiza. Courtesy of Ibiza

    Ibiza Food and Wine Bar is one of the most romantic restaurants in Houston. Inside, candles cast a soft glow across beautiful set tables and elegant decor. While the prices are definitely on the higher side, the food is worth it. Everything on the menu is fresh and well seasoned, and there is a wide selection of traditional plates as well as some surprising flavor combinations for the more adventurous eater. Don't skip dessert. The sorbet trio is the perfect end to a delicious meal.

    Tip: If you'd like to try Ibiza but don't want to splurge, the restaurant often participates in Houston Restaurant Weeks in August, offering some of its signature dishes at a huge discount. 

    Best for: Date night

  • 04 of 08

    Located in the pedestrian-friendly, cobblestoned area of Midtown, The Fish offers a cozy ambiance that's perfect for close conversation. Its menu features a wide variety of Asian-fusion dishes, including sushi rolls and small plates that are great for sharing. Top it off with a nice cocktail from the bar or their mouth-watering cheesecake tempura.

    Tip: Be sure to try the savory lobster crab puffs or, for a lighter starter, the edamame. They won't disappoint. 

    Best for: Date night

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  • 05 of 08
    Tex Mex Burger at Rico's
    Rico's Tex-Mex Burger. Courtesy of Rico's Morning + Noon + Night

    When it comes to location, you can’t beat Rico’s Morning + Noon + Night. The food stand sits at the corner of Gray Street and Bagby, a short walk from Midtown’s most popular bars. Wind down from a night out by grabbing a burger, hot dog or salad at the window, and sitting at one of the outdoor tables or in the adjacent Bagby Park. Many ingredients are locally sourced, and it also offers a small selection of Houston-area craft beers like St. Arnold, 8th Wonder, Spindletap and 11 Below.

    Tip: You can also get Rico's delivered through its website or on GrubHub. 

    Best for: Late-night/Quick Bite 

  • 06 of 08

    The Breakfast Klub seems to be built around two very important principles: good food and good company. The restaurant has been consistently rated as one of the best breakfast spots in the nation, and it’s easy to see why. The staff is warm and friendly. And the menu is full of rich, southern comfort food — like biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles, and catfish and grits — as well as healthier options like veggie omelets and egg white breakfast sandwiches.

    Tip: There is often a line out the door and around the building. Plan ahead to accommodate a lengthy wait, or try to come during non-peak times to avoid the large crowds.

    Best for: Brunch

  • 07 of 08

    Houston might be known for its Tex-Mex, but its Vietnamese food is some of the best in the country. The city is home to the largest Vietnamese-American population outside of California. And some of the best Vietnamese food can be found Midtown — especially at Thien An Sandwiches. This restaurant is a great place to get báhn mi sandwiches, pho or vermicelli bowls. Portion sizes are generous for the price, and service is quick and efficient, too — making it a perfect mid-week lunch spot. 

    Best for: Quick Bite

  • 08 of 08

    Tacos a Go Go

    Totchos A Go Go
    Courtesy of Tacos A Go Go

    If you've ever wondered what nachos made from tater tots would be like, Tacos a Go Go has you covered. Enter: Totchos a Go Go. Crispy, fried tater tots, smothered in nacho cheese and all the fixings. This outrageously bad for you dish is only one of the many ridiculously tasty Tex-Mex concoctions found at Tacos a Go Go. It's consistently rated one of the best places in the city to get breakfast tacos. Bonus: This spot is also conveniently located right off of the METRORail Red Line train's Ensemble/HCC stop.

    Tip: Tacos a Go Go has a variety of fresh salsas to choose from. Be sure to try the Fuego, a smokey salsa with just the right amount of kick. 

    Best for: Quick Bite