Good food and good views make a great pair. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening out or want to get a bite with a group of friends, Houston has an array of restaurants and rooftop bars with good views of downtown Houston and other areas of town. Keep reading to see our list of Houston bars and restaurants with a view.
Take in the beauty of Houston’s skyline by getting a seat in the rooftop patio of B&B Butchers. This upscale steakhouse specializes in dry-aged custom hand cuts and steakhouse classics like Châteaubriand and beef Wellington. Sides are plentiful and if you’re not in the mood for beef, you can opt for lobster or the various seafood dishes on the menu. Pair that with an impressive selection of beer, wines, and spirits, and you’re in for a very special meal.
If you’re looking to have some drinks and light snacks after dinner or a night out, Rosemont Social Club on Lower Westheimer is your place. The 4,000-square-foot lounge has an impressive rooftop patio that feels upscale but is laid back. Grab a seat at one of its cabanas and enjoy signature cocktails like Tinder Date, Forgive Me For I Have Ginned, or share a punch bowl with your friends.
This beautiful glass-encased restaurant in the middle of Discovery Green Park offers gorgeous views of the park. The menu designed by chef Robert del Grande features a variety of foods, including steaks, seafood, salads and tasty appetizers. Don’t miss happy hour on weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or take in the views during Sunday brunch, which is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
Z on 23 Rooftop Bar
For 360-degree views of downtown Houston, head to the 23rd floor of the historic Le Meridien Hotel to Z on 23 Rooftoop Bar. The views here are spectacular and you’ll find a menu of light bites and cocktails to enjoy on a date or with friends on a night out. If you’re hungry, you can always have dinner at Le Meridien’s Zutro Restaurant before or after you enjoy your drink with a view.
At this welcoming restaurant in the heart of the Heights, you can dine while looking over 19th Street – a historic street that is home to many small shops and boutiques. Choose to sit in the restaurant’s terrace and choose from Harold’s menu of southern specialties. Try the shrimp and grits, southern pulled pork tacos, and buttermilk fried chicken and mac ‘n’ cheese. You may also want to visit during happy hour for light bites, $6 cocktails and discounted beer and wine.
Admire Houston from every angle at Spindletop revolving restaurant. Located on the 34th floor of the Hyatt Regency, the slow moving restaurant, which makes a full 360-degree turn every 45 minutes, allows diners to take a good look at Houston from high above. The seafood-focused menu features dishes like shrimp and lobster ravioli, clam chowder and surf and turf, as well as cocktails and wine.
Enjoy beautiful views of Buffalo Bayou Park and Lost Lake in this stunning restaurant on the park. Although the dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows that allow diners to enjoy the scenery, the patio is a prime spot to enjoy breakfast and lunch. On the menu, you’ll find omelets, smoothies, sandwiches and salads. And good news, the restaurant has announced that it will start serving dinner in January 2020, so soon you’ll also be able to enjoy dinner with a view at The Dunlavy.