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Photo by Julie Soefer/Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
News_Underbelly, entrance
Underbelly, Food, July 2012

With a little bit Vietnamese influence and a lot of Gulf tradition, Underbelly chef/owner Chris Shepherd attempts to define and distill the unique food culture of Houston into an ever-changing menu that moves from hearty meat-focused dishes, some served in family-style portions and all butchered in-house, to seafood and some masterful lighter dishes. The Korean braised goat and dumplings are an early classic, as are the chef's soba noodles. 

Underbelly only serves wine and beer — no cocktails — but they also offer a BYOB options as well as wine for purchase. Shepherd's talent in the kitchen even awarded him a James Beard Award nomination for Best Chef Southwest in 2013. If you want to try this place out, we highly suggest you make reservations! 


1100 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006


Sun: Closed
Mon: 11 am- 3 pm , 5 pm- 10 pm
Tue: 11 am- 3 pm , 5 pm- 10 pm
Wed: 11 am- 3 pm , 5 pm- 10 pm
Thu: 11 am- 3 pm , 5 pm- 10 pm
Fri: 11 am- 3 pm , 5 pm- 11 pm
Sat: 5 pm- 11 pm

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Casual
  • $$$


  • Valet Parking
  • Beer/Wine
  • BYOB
  • Locally Sourced
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining