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 learn more about 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.
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.
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.
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 lunch and dinner. On the menu, you’ll find flavorful Mexican food with a Texas touch.
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company
Enjoy stunning views of Downtown Houston whilst sipping an innovative and creatively crafted beer accompanied by some of the most delicious bar food in H-Town. Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company's rooftop patio welcomes walk-in drinkers and diners as well as their dogs and is the ideal spot to spend an afternoon drinking cold ones al fresco.