Texas Monthly Names Houston’s Top 3 New Restaurants

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Texas Monthly’s executive editor, Patricia Sharpe, has unveiled her annual selection of the state’s best new restaurants, with Houston claiming three coveted spots on the prestigious list.

Leading the pack at No. 1 is Katami, a culinary gem overseen by chef Manabu Horiuchi. Offering an elevated twist on Japanese cuisine, Katami, a sister establishment to the esteemed Kata Robata, delights diners with top-quality fish, wagyu delicacies, and an extensive selection of sake. Whether newcomers or seasoned patrons, guests are treated to an array of nigiri, sashimi, and small plates, promising a memorable dining experience.

Securing the No. 5 position is Josephine’s Gulf Coast Tradition, where Mississippi native Lucas McKinney showcases his expertise in Southern classics such as grilled redfish, gumbo, and po’boys.

Meanwhile, claiming the No. 9 spot is Elro Pizza & Crudo, marking chef-owner Terrence Gallivan’s return to Houston with his signature culinary flair, following his acclaimed tenure at the now-closed Pass & Provisions. Here, patrons can indulge in a delectable fusion of pizzas and crudos, embodying Gallivan’s culinary prowess and creativity.

These establishments epitomize the epitome of post-pandemic dining, offering meticulously crafted experiences that draw discerning diners from afar.

In addition to the top three, Texas Monthly also recognized notable mentions, including Jun by Evelyn Garcia and Henry Lu, and Little’s Oyster House by Pappas Restaurants.

While Houston shines bright, the list also highlights culinary excellence across the state, with Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex dominating the rankings, followed by Austin and San Antonio, each showcasing their culinary prowess and innovation.

Discover the culinary delights awaiting you in Houston and beyond, as Texas Monthly continues to celebrate the diverse and dynamic dining scene across the Lone Star State.

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