Mark's American Cuisine

(713) 523-3800
1658 Westheimer | Houston, TX 77006
TripAdvisor Rating Based on 370 reviews

Mark's American Cuisine is a chic temple of top-notch nouveau American cuisine, complete with a private dining chamber.

River Oaks socialites and celebratory epicures religiously congregate at innovative Chef Mark Cox's Montrose-area, church-turned-restaurant. The main dining room is luminous with stylish shades of coral and there's a constant buzz from the crowd.

Lunch starters sparkle, like the ethereal, petite corn souffle crowned with caviar and fire-roasted corn, while dinner showcases the most impressive entrees. Standouts include perfectly moist, pepper-crusted salmon brightened with roasted red pepper coulis; plump, smoky grilled shrimp on cleansing braised fennel with creamy olive risotto; and succulent Summerfield Farms lamb loin perfumed with fresh basil sauce. This is a do-dessert restaurant; in fact, warm raspberry tart blessed with buttery shortbread crust is downright holy.

Mark's excellent wine list and fine stemware attracts avid connoisseurs. Also, expect a full list of cognacs, armagnacs and single-malt scotches.

  • Listed among the top 10 restaurants in the U.S by the Zagat Survey (2007).
  • Named the best new restaurant in Houston by Food & Wine (1999).
  • Named by Wine Spectator as one of the "brightest and most exciting new restaurants in America" (1998).
  • Named one of Esquire magazine's Best New Restaurants in America (1997).

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau - Member

  • Hours: Lunch: Monday through Friday 11am-2pm Dinner: Monday through Thursday 5:30pm-10pm Friday 5:30pm-11pm Saturday: 5pm-11pm Sunday: 5pm-10pm
  • Price: $$$$ (Meal, including one drink, tax and tip for $61 or more)
  • Seating Capacity: 130
  • Reservations Required
    • Recommended
  • Menu:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Valet Parking
  • Self Parking
  • Dress Code
  • Dress Code Requirements: Business Casual
  • Take Out
  • Separate Checks OK
  • ADA Accessible
  • Free Wireless
  • Catering
  • Group Friendly
  • ADA Accessible
Meeting Facility
  • Number of Rooms: 3
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 200
  • Audio/Visual
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event
  • Private Room
Meeting Facility Rooms
Room Name SqFt. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Banquet Reception
Alcove X 8
Cloisters X 40
Loft X 24