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May 4, 2008 09:51 PM

Houston Restaurants Near Westchase?

I'm going to be in Houston the next two days on business but may have some nights free for dinner. Was hoping someone could recommend restaurants near Westheimer/Tollway.

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  1. i don't live in the area, but a few come to mind:
    Churrasco's (south american) - 9705 Westheimer Rd @ Gessner, 77042. steak churrasco is very popular
    Cafe Pita + (bosnian) - 10890 Westheimer Rd (before Wilcrest), 77042, Try cevapcici, Stuffed cabbage
    Le Mistral (french) - 1420 Eldridge Pkwy, 77077, take westheimer going west, make a right on eldridge. 15 min drive, but one of my favorite restaurants in houston. get the beef wellington.
    Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen - 12637 Westheimer Rd, 77077. the best tex-mex is not in this area of town, but i keep hearing great things about this place.

    Also, chinatown on Bellaire Blvd is only a 5 min drive away. I went to the Kim Son seafood buffet last Friday night for dinner and really enjoyed it, especially at a price tag of $16. i usually avoid buffets unless i'm at an upscale one in vegas, but this one did not disappoint. They serve a mixture of Vietnamese and Chinese food with a hotpot brought to your table (very fun if dining with others). There is a station with raw meats, seafood, veggies, tofu, noodles, and sauces to fill your hotpot with (think fondue but with a flavorful, lemongrassy broth). There is a sushi station (which i didn't touch b/c i am superpicky about sushi), a station where you can order from a menu of noodle soups and get roasted meats (duck, chicken & bbq pork). There is a lot of seafood served hot & cold, using chinese & vietnamese cooking preparations including several crab and shrimp dishes, oysters on the half shell, boiled cajun crawfish, and many others. not the best quality food in chinatown, but it made up for it in a great selections, interesting experience and fun for a group.

    this website is helpful with reviews and restaurant info:

    enjoy your trip!

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    1. re: neverfull

      Great advise.

      Might add Caspian Cafe to the list.

    2. Try Rio Ranch attached to the Hilton, it's a Robert DelGrande of Cafe Annie creation.