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Featured Picks: Uptown Restaurants

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Uptown is glitz, it’s glamour, and it’s the Galleria. It’s also home to some of the best dining in the city, and we’re here with the scoop on three not-to-be-missed restaurants that are dishing up special menus for Houston Restaurant Weeks (August 1 – September 4). We love this foodie holiday, because it gives a whole new meaning to dining with care: Each HRW meal benefits the Houston Food Bank. Bon appétit!

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks – Uptown Park

Cedar Plank Roasted Atlantic Salmon

This beloved purveyor of steak and seafood goodness offers both lunch and dinner for HRW. Each three-course menu features a delicious array of choices, from Steak and Lobster (dinner) to the Cedar Plank Roasted Atlantic Salmon (lunch). Chocolate lovers will swoon for the Molten Chocolate Cake, while diners with a taste for vanilla have the Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée to look forward to. Call for reservations, and be sure to let them know that you’d like the HRW menu. To view complete menus, visit the McCormick & Schmick’s HRW listing.

1151-01 Uptown Park Boulevard  //  (713) 840-7900  //

NOÉ Grill at the Omni Houston Galleria Hotel

NOÉ Grill Dining Room

Located within one of Houston’s favorite hotels, NOÉ Grill is known for their modern dining trends and locavore attitude. For HRW 2017, they are offering a scrumptious dinner menu, as well as brunch at their American Bistro concept, Café on the Green. For dinner, choose from three Pan-Asian-inspired courses that range from Steamed Mussels to Sake Brined Pork Chop. If you opt for brunch, dishes like Churro French Toast and Beef Short Rib Grilled Cheese await. (You can also add tableside Bloody Mary and Mimosa service for $6 – and why wouldn’t you?) Walk-ins are welcome pending table availability, or you can call for reservations. View full menus on the NOÉ Grill HRW listing.

4 Riverway  //  (713) 871-8181  //

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

The Oceanaire Shrimp & Grits
Shrimp & Grits | Photo Credit: Landry’s, Inc.

This sophisticated seafood restaurant serves up fresh, delicious entrees and boasts an extensive wine list. For HRW, visit them for a two-course lunch or three-course dinner. From Shrimp & White Cheddar Grits to Coconut Curry Mussels, each menu is swimming with flavorful favorites you’re sure to enjoy. Dinner offers an extra-special treat thanks to the dessert course, which boasts Individual Baked Alaska and Blueberry Lemon Panna Cotta, to name but two. Reservations are never a bad idea, although walk-ins are accepted if there’s space. For a complete look at each menu, visit The Oceanaire Seafood Room’s HRW listing.

5061 Westheimer Rd.  //  (832) 487-8862  //


Mary Cate is a Houston-based writer, photographer, and reading fiend, recently returned to her native city after time in Austin and New York City. She loves sharing the best of Houston with the world — margaritas, anyone? She and her husband serve local businesses through their digital content company, Two Cats Communications.

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