Houston has just received another accolade for our food scene. In a roundup of the best fine dining restaurants for TripAdvisor's annual Traveler's Choice Awards, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse takes the No. 10 spot in the nation.
Meat is the name of the game at this classy eatery, but Pappas Bros. also received top marks for its complete lineup of dishes from appetizers to desserts.
TripAdvisor used an algorithm that looked at both the quantity and quality of reviews on the site to determine the rankings. French and American cuisines dominated the list, as did restaurants from New York City.
The only other Texas restaurant in the top 10 was Uchi in Austin, which came in at No. 4. It earned the top rating of "Excellent" from most TripAdvisor users for the culinary spread as well as the service and ambience.
Along with 24 other renowned chefs, Uchi's Tyson Cole shared a recipe with TripAdvisor for one of his unique dishes. Home chefs brave enough to try their hand at one of Cole's creations can attempt the Yokai Berry with salmon, Asian pear, blueberries, and blanched kale.
Rounding out the top 10 are Bouley (No. 1), Le Bernardin (No. 3) and Daniel (No. 9) in New York, Alinea (No. 2) in Chicago, Halls Chophouse (No. 5) in Charleston, Victoria & Albert's in Orlando (No. 6), Canlis in Seattle (No. 7) and Chez Panise in Berkley, California (No. 8).