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The Resy Hit List: Where In Houston You’ll Want to Eat Right Now


There’s no question we hear more often: Where should I go eat? And while we at Resy know it’s an honor to be the friend who everyone asks for restaurant advice, we also know it’s a complicated task. That’s where the Resy Hit List comes in. 

We’ve designed it to be your essential resource for dining in Houston: a monthly-updated (and newly expanded!) guide to the restaurants in that you won’t want to miss — tonight or any night.

Four Things In Houston Not to Miss This Month

  • Royal Welcome: Husband-and-wife duo Peggy and Daniel Chang have already won over Houstonians with Uptown Sushi and Sushi Rebel. Now they’ve teamed up with nightlife veteran Roveen Abante and consulting chef Omar Pereney for Duchess, a new all-day restaurant in Uptown Park that draws its influences from the coastal cuisines of Asia, the Mediterranean, and South America — and boasts a wood-fired oven for such smoke-kissed dishes as grilled octopus and a roasted seafood platter. Book here, and find more openings in New On Resy.
  • Wine and Dine: On April 8, Navy Blue reels in acclaimed chef Chris Shepherd as a guest sommelier for the restaurant’s monthly wine club dinner series led by Bludorn Hospitality wine director Molly Austad. The intimate and interactive dinner includes a four-course menu with wine pairing for $245 per person, with proceeds benefiting Shepherd’s Southern Smoke Foundation. Book here, and find more exciting experiences on Resy’s Events page.
  • Brunch Month: Weekends are made for brunching, and since April is National Brunch Month, now there’s even more reason to round up your crew. A plethora of fine options exist, of course, but one trusted place we always go back to is Montrose gem Traveler’s Table. The globally inspired menu includes savory dishes like lamb shakshuka and pork belly bao, as well as sweet (but not too sweet) selections such as ube pancakes finished with lavender chantilly cream and boba. Cocktail flights are also available, because why not? Check out other brunch options here.
  • Slurp Away: Tokyo’s popular Tsujita Artisan Noodle has landed in Houston, marking the chain’s first location in Texas (other U.S. branches are in California and New Jersey). The restaurant is best known for its tsukemen, in which noodles are served separately and meant to be dipped into a porky, rich, umami-laden broth. Diners can opt for the signature bowl, a deluxe option with extra meat, or a spicy version. Pro tip: After finishing the noodles, ask for some dashi to pour into the tsukemen broth to polish it off.

New to the Hit List (April 2024)
MAD Houston, Doris Metropolitan, Urbe.