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Diners' Choice: Best Ambience restaurants in Houston

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambience in Houston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Stella's Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (99)
$31 to $50
American
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
Tucked away in the southeast corner of the hotel, Stella’s Wine Bar is Houston’s newest and most alluring wine destination for both casual wine enthusiasts and serious oenophiles. Offering over 30 wine-producing regions through a variety of flights and close to 60 wines by the glass, Stella’s Wine Bar provides a unique journey of tastes from around the world. Guided by our unrivaled team of highly skilled yet incredibly approachable sommeliers, guests can learn and explore both the new and the familiar wines in a social convivial atmosphere with world-class wine resources to share as little or as much as you want to know. The full Cellar wine program can also be accessed within Stella’s Wine Bar, so options are near limitless.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
Great for a small conversation place. Good atmosphere and excellent service.
A photo of Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3862)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
Paco is the definition of the "All American Dream", awarded the 2019 "Faces of Diversity Award" by the National Restaurant Association. This prestigious award honors those who have achieved success through perservance and determination embodying the American Dream.

Rudy & Paco's offer the freshest seafood and steaks with a Central American flare. Come experience fine dining at its best with Paco and his staff.

We are honored to have the opportunity and privilege to serve you and your family.

~ Paco Vargas and Family

Lunch - Street parking is available, pay at parking meter or by App
Dinner - Street parking is free after 6 pm.

Dress code is strictly enforced for Dinner.
No shorts for men, women (including rompers) and children. Men must have a collared shirt (no t-shirts) and no hats.

Dress code for Lunch is casual with shorts acceptable but no hats.




Top review
Bethye
Dined 5 days ago
Lovely room, excellent staff, delicious food, wonderful wine selection - our favorite on the island!
A photo of Rich’s Houston restaurant
4.7
4.7 (216)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Montrose
About the restaurant
The new Rich's Houston is a vibe restaurant, cocktail lounge & boutique day / night life experience located in Montrose, Houston. Our Executive Chef, Diego Chiarello, has been featured on The Food Network and has won countless accolades for his culinary strength. Our menu is prepared onsite including our dough, sauces, juices and flavorful ingredients used in our unique foods. Most of our menu is shareable and pair well with our approachable wines and specialty cocktails. Our menu is edited seasonally but our most desired items are always available. Come try our Étouffée Egg Roll, Meatballs Parmigiana, Brisket Rigatoni & Cheese, Birria Grilled Cheese, Jambalaya Balls, Flatbreads, or our legendary Sunday Service Drag Brunch favorites like Shrimp & Grits, Chicken & Waffles, Creme Brûlée French Toast or homemade Louisiana gumbo.
*$15 Show Fee Per Guest - Drag Brunch.
*$20 Show Fee Per Guest - Special event/Celebrity entertainers.
*$20 Show Fee Per Guest - Burlesque.
*20% Grat 6+Guest.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Service and atmosphere and food were all excellent!
A photo of Chez Nous French Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2213)
$31 to $50
French
Kingwood / Humble / Atascocita
About the restaurant
Chez Nous is a modern French Restaurant where traditional French cuisine meets the needs of the American market. Chez Nous is renowned in its new world interpretation of the Parisian Classics. Seasonal menu items are prepared by Chef Stacy Simonson and highlight the fine locally produced ingredients served in an elegant yet comfortable setting.
Top review
MichaelCvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
We have been coming here for 30 years and it was delicious. This was the first filet we have ordered with a pepper corn sauce it was superb. Also the mango crab tower is a must. Isaac was spot on as a great server also the maitre’d Paige is always so welcoming and great to see a familiar face!
A photo of Aya Sushi restaurant
4.9
4.9 (162)
$50 and over
Japanese
Bellaire
About the restaurant
A fresh, modern sushi experience in the Bellaire Triangle featuring innovative Japanese cuisine from reknowned chef Yoshi Katsuyama.

Guests can expect to enjoy fresh fish daily in a vairety of nigiri, maki, and sashimi preparations alongside traditional Japanese favorites from the kitchen. Aya features an innovative cocktail program, as well as an extensive selection of wine, sake, and Japanese whisky.

For the full Aya experience, enjoy chef's multi-course omakase option alongside hand-selected pairings including sake and wine.

With limited seating capacity, we reserve the sushi bar exclusively for omakase at this time. To book your sushi bar experience, please inquire via email: info@ayasushi.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 25, 2024
Aya Sushi far exceeded my expectations. The interior is absolutely beautiful. We were welcomed and served straight away. We began with their happy hour small plates. Every single one was creative, fresh and absolutely delicious. The service was exceptional and we even received a complimentary apple pie as we were celebrating a birthday. It was affordable, unique and overall a 10/10 experience. Will be coming back!
A photo of Patton's Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (156)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Heights / Washington
About the restaurant
Patton's Steakhouse is a premier dining establishment that offers a unique and unforgettable dining experience. Located on the other side of the wine cellar of Savoir, Patton's Steakhouse is designed in a speakeasy style, offering an intimate atmosphere that is perfect for a romantic dinner, a business meeting or a night out with friends.

The interior of the restaurant is warm and inviting, with dim lighting, dark wood paneling, and plush leather booths that offer a comfortable and cozy dining experience.

At Patton's Steakhouse, we are committed to delivering the best of both worlds - classic steakhouse dishes that are prepared with a modern twist. Chef Robert Hebert has carefully crafted a menu that features the finest cuts of meat, sourced from top-quality suppliers and cooked to perfection, while also incorporating unique and innovative flavors that elevate the dining experience to a whole new level.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
The entire experience was amazing! We were greeted with champagne as we were celebrating a birthday. The good vibes continued throughout the entire evening! Patton’s Old Fashioned is a real treat, a “must try” while you’re there. Steak, oysters, salad, bread, everything was delicious! Will definitely go back again…soon!
A photo of Gauchos Do Sul - Highland Village restaurant
4.9
4.9 (408)
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
The plains of Southern Brazil are filled with grazing cattle enjoying the vast pastures. These cattle are the source for the famous and centuries old Brazilian “Churrasco” barbecues. It was at these gatherings where Brazilian cowboys or “gauchos” would prepare large pieces of meat and slowly cook them over open flame pits. Our traditional gaucho chefs still follow these traditions to preserve the flavors of each cut of meat.

We feature unlimited tableside service of different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. We also feature a gourmet salad bar, and various traditional side dishes to complement the meats.
You can control your service with a small green and red-sided card. The green side tells the gaucho chefs to bring out skewers of sizzling meats to the table while the red signals a stopping point. To re-start service, simply display the green side again.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Food and service was amazing. The servers were very attentive even if they weren’t our initial server. Food and drinks were really good as well. Come with an appetite!
A photo of Plane & Level restaurant
4.7
4.7 (60)
$50 and over
Tapas / Small Plates
Spring
About the restaurant
Welcome to Plane and Level, a culinary gem in the landmark area known as Old Town Spring. Led by renowned Chef Orlando Amaro, and Sommelier/Winemaker Thomas Perez, our award-winning restaurant offers a truly exceptional dining experience.
Indulge in some of our specialty dishes, which include the mouth-watering Jamón Iberico, Empanadas, delectable Foie Gras, and Pulpo a la Plancha. Each dish, crafted with the finest ingredients, include Chef Amaro's creative touch. The result, is a culinary journey that delights the senses.
Whether you're seeking a romantic date night, a special dinner celebration, or a place to unwind after work, Plane and Level provides the perfect atmosphere.
Explore our event space, which is perfect for hosting business or personal gatherings. Our charming gardens provide a tranquil oasis, allowing you to enjoy your meal in a serene in or outdoor setting.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 23, 2024
Wonderful evening with friends. Great food, amazing wine and friendly, professional staff. Definitely one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in the Houston area.
A photo of Vargas Cut & Catch restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1227)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Galveston
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Galveston's historic downtown district, Vargas Cut and Catch is a contemporary Steak House serving USDA Prime Steaks and the Freshest Seafood available.

We look forward to serving you soon!!

Sincerely,
Paco Vargas and family

Street parking is complimentary after 6:00pm

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Denise Vargas and her team always do an outstanding job. We went to celebrate a friend’s birthday and every detail I mentioned ahead of time was addressed. We were very happy, thank you! Bruno was our server; he did an excellent job of being knowledgeable,friendly and attentive without being intrusive.
A photo of Rumi's Kitchen - Houston restaurant
4.8
4.8 (514)
$31 to $50
Persian
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
The premier destination for Persian Cuisine in Uptown Houston.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The food is outstanding. We (5 of us) had 5 different appetizers, the lamb and beef loin. Everything came on time, and they were perfectly cooked.
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