You're peering into the open refrigerator door staring at cold leftovers, again. Yes, you've mastered a few recipes that have you feeling like a top chef, but maybe it's time to shake things up. Head to one of the hotels listed below for some great lodging accommodations, beginning with a better-than-home-cooked-meal at these chef-driven restaurants.

After dinner, who knows? Maybe a dip in a rooftop pool, or a much deserved spa treatment? Maybe you'll bring along that cooped-up furry friend of yours and stay a while at a pet-friendly hotel.


Tasty appetizers from Line and Lariat in Downtown Houston! The chorizo sliders were my favorite. Super sweet! . . Sippin on the Lunar Landing Cocktail! This drink was made in honor of Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary. . . Check out Line & Lariat inside of the Hotel Icon. Hotel Icon architecture was jaw-dropping. In the 1900’s it used to house The Union National Bank. They still have the original vault to prove it. Perfect place for a staycation. . . 📍Hotel Icon/Line & Lariat Restaurant: 220 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 . . _____________________________________ #hotelicon #lineandlariat #htxfoodie #houstonfoodie #apollo11 #anniversary #chorizosliders #cocktail #lunarlanding #goodeats #latinafoodie #downtownhouston #houstonfoodblogger

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Line & Lariat

Located inside of Hotel ICON, which is also the former Union National Bank, this elegant restaurant offers a variety of modern Texan cuisine. Try out their Smoked Chicken Risotto or stop in during breakfast for Egg Florentine. 


Rosalie Italian Soul

This Italian dining experience is situated in downtown Houston’s C. Baldwin Hotel, named after the “Mother of Houston” Charlotte Baldwin. With award-winning chefs at the helm, guests have their pick at a smorgasbord of traditional Italian entrees, such as spaghetti and meatballs, rigatoni, and a shaved porchetta sandwich. 


Pronounced SO-CHI, which derives from Xochitl meaning Goddess of the Flowers, this restaurant celebrates the rich culinary history of Oaxaca, Mexico and the surrounding regions. Located on the corner of the elegant  Marriott Marquis, guests can not only take in views of the Houston skyline, but also enjoy a wide variety of housemade masas, moles, and many other distinctive and diverse Oaxacan-inspired dishes. If you’re into cocktails, you’ll want to make sure to try out their mezcals, tequilas, and Mexican craft beers.


Are you an Italian food lover? How about traditional Italian with a local twist? Located on the second floor of the Four Seasons hotel, this hip joint offers plenty of savory pastas, seafood options, and a jam-packed list of rich wines. This place has a great setting for a date or a night out with friends. 

Bar 1600

Been to the Hilton Americas-Houston yet? The better question is have you visited Avenida Houston? If you haven’t you definitely need to visit this restaurant located in the hotel lobby. A great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner, patrons can have their selection of blackened shrimp cobb, rosemary-basted chicken breast or even 72-hour short ribs.

Revolve Kitchen + Bar

Houston’s Galleria is one of status and prestige, which is why Hotel Derek’s grill shouldn’t come as a surprise. With a chic feel, guests can relish in a delicious breakfast buffet or handcrafted coffees or cocktails. Grab a group of your close friends for a night out.  

Mastro’s Steakhouse

Steak lovers unite! Named as one of the “Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S.” by Gayot, this sizzling menu features 28 days wet-aged USDA prime steaks. Inside the lower level of the Post Oak Hotel, this steakhouse also offers live entertainment seven days a week. What’s better than good music? A delicious cocktail to go with it.  

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Tucked in the heart of Houston’s Museum District and the lobby of Hotel Zaza, this restaurant serves as not only an intimate indoor dining experience, but also a terrace offering views of the museum and Mecom Fountain. Grilled salmon, juicy steak fillets, and crispy calamari are just some of the items guests can expect. Tell them we sent you.