Katz's Deli & Bar - Galleria
5930 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057
Late-night noshers purr over this all-hours eatery with a city-slick atmosphere.
Crave blintzes at midnight or corned beef and cabbage at sunrise? Katz's is your place. Cops from next door rub shoulders with families, politicos and all walks of the Galleria good life at this sleek, brick-paved hot spot. The trademark Reuben will please you, with its fleshy stack of peppery pastrami, melted Swiss and zippy-sweet Russian dressing. Matzo ball soup is as soothing as your grandmother's. Potato pancakes? Swoon material. Nevertheless, New York cheesecake is always on. If you can't commit to a slice, slurp the killingly rich cheesecake shake. Beware: A full serving of cheesecake is whirled in. Not to mention an update to the inside of Katz's.
The look meshes old and new, creating an environment that fits the needs and wants of its loyal, late-night visitors. Quilted, comfy booths allow diners to come in and chill while they nom on delicious dishes. Owner Barry Katz comes from a lineage of butchers. Get your hands around the 20-plus hefty, kosher-style sandwiches or daily specials like Yankee pot roast and meat loaf.