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Houston’s Newest Restaurant Openings, Now on Resy

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Want to know the latest — and greatest — restaurant openings in Houston? You’re in the right spot.

From a gastropub courtesy of acclaimed chef Aaron Bludorn to a pizza favorite straight from L.A., we have you covered with this continuously updated list of hot new debuts.

And if you’re seeking out some beloved Houston spots that are now bookable on Resy, we’ve got you covered here.

Bar Bludorn Houston

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Popular local chef-restaurateur Aaron Bludorn, of Bludorn and Navy Blue fame, goes a little more casual with this three-meals-a-day Memorial offshoot, part gastropub, part upscale tavern. His longtime sous-chef Alexandra Peña heads up the kitchen, reworking favorites from the Bludorn menu and adding plenty of new delights.

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Sol 7 Houston

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Looking for a little touch of paradise in downtown Houston? Here’s your spot: a restaurant and bar on the seventh-story rooftop of the Thompson hotel, with a big sunny (or starlit) patio, tropical greenery, spectacular views of the city skyline, and a menu full of craveable dishes by French-trained chef Alexandre Viriot.

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Pizzana Houston Houston

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Get ready for L.A.-style pizza at this outpost of the popular California-based chain, where Neapolitan-born pizzaiolo Daniele Uditi partners with Candace and Charles Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes to serve just what you’re hungry for: crave-worthy antipasto, pasta, and thin-crust pies, plus Sprinkles-inspired desserts.

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PostScript River Oaks

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Think pink at this mostly rose-hued River Oaks dining room from the team behind the hip Dallas speakeasy and restaurant XOXO Dining Room, with a menu designed by noted Houston chef Bryan Caswell that promises oysters, next-level caviar service, Akaushi Wagyu steaks, and, oh yes, a buzzer at every table to call for more Champagne.

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Duchess Uptown Park

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Here’s the kind of place you’ll want to visit again and again: a lunch-and-dinner restaurant conceived by Peggy and Daniel Chang of Uptown Sushi, with an atmosphere that deftly mixes the elegant and the casual. The menu’s focused on wood-grilled fish and shellfish but with land-bound treats like lamb lollipops and an Akaushi Wagyu burger for the seafood-averse.

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BASO The Heights

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You’ll want to put this seductive, slightly Basque-flavored spot from chefs Jacques Varon and Max Lappe on your Hit List for its deftly chosen wine list (Spanish and otherwise), its Spanish-style bar snacks (Manzanilla olives, piparra peppers, pan con tomate), and its eclectic menu of dishes based on Texas ingredients, all of which is mostly cooked on Baso’s wood-fired grill.

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Josephine’s Gulf Coast Tradition Houston

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This Midtown must, named for Mississippi-born chef Lucas McKinney’s great-grandmother, features Gulf seafood — shrimp, blue crab, redfish, and more — cooked with an irresistible Southern accent. But be sure to try the fried chicken on a stick with buttermilk ranch, an Ole Miss favorite, too.

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Balboa Surf Club Houston

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Come to this seafood-forward charmer from the folks behind Il Bracco for its casual-elegant dining room (dark green banquettes, acres of natural wood), its fire-pit-and-fountain covered patio, and above all, its enticing West Coast-inspired menu, offering everything from sushi to miso salmon, with steak and chicken along the way.

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Eau Tour Rice Village

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Here’s a standout in Rice Village — a seafood-rich modern French bistro conceived by Benjy Levit of Local Foods fame, intimate but brightly furnished (think stained glass windows and golden barstools), with a wood-burning oven and a friendly community atmosphere.

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Koya Midtown

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Dress to dazzle at this opulent, lavishly appointed restaurant and lounge (elegant hardwoods, luminous marble, gilded palm trees) where the imaginatively fused Asian and Mediterranean dishes are enhanced with live music and show-stopping dance performances. Pro tip: The semi-secret lounge is a must for a nightcap.

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The Sewist’s Room Houston Heights

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There’s an antique sewing machine on a shelf in the dining room, and the decor might remind you of your favorite aunt’s parlor, but the spirit behind this Houston Heights bottle shop and wine bar is as modern as can be, with a knockout selection of natural wines, attractive non-alcoholic options, and an array of craft cheeses, cured meats, and other light fare.

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The Sunrise House Montrose

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If you think breakfast (or brunch) is the best meal of the day, you’re in the right spot. The menu covers all the morning bases, from omelets to avocado toast, chilaquiles to shrimp and grits (with bacon-and-egg “sunrise sushi” along the way) — thankfully, you can enjoy everything all day long.

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Citizens Of Montrose Montrose

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Say hello to serious coffee (including wellness lattes) and epic brekkie bowls at this sunny, Aussie-inspired breakfast and lunch purveyor, an import from New York City. And, yes, the choices include Australia’s iconic contribution to breakfast menus everywhere: “smashing” avocado toast.

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Sushi by Hidden Rice Village

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Here’s one that’s almost off the radar — a semi-secret 10-seat sushi bar in Rice Village from chef Jimmy Kieu of Hidden Omakase, offering a 30-minute 12-piece sushi tasting menu, with the particulars changing nightly according to what market fish is freshest and best.

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Mimo Greater Eastwood

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An uncommon Italian restaurant from chef Fernando Rios and beverage guru Mike Sammons (Weights & Measures), Mimo is heating up the East End with its menu of antipasti, pastas, main dishes, and desserts of the kind you’re more likely to find in Italy itself than in the Stati Uniti.

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Verde Garden Harlow District

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Is this a breezy beer garden offering more than 50 brews? A serious cocktail spot with a dozen frozen rum and agave drinks? A vibrant Tex-Mex restaurant with a ceviche-to-enchilada menu? Yes to all of the above — and we couldn’t imagine a better combination.

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