Theodore Rex

tastemaker nominee
Theodore Rex restaurant interior
Inside Theodore Rex. Theodore Rex/Facebook

Justin Yu replaced his acclaimed tasting menu restaurant Oxheart with this more casual, a la carte concept that's more welcoming and accessible than its predecessor. While the dishes may be new, Yu's commitment to seasonality and quality ingredients remains strong, which means the flavors are as vibrant as ever; that's how dishes like the tomato toast and Paris-Brest dessert have become instant classics. Reservations can be tough to get on the weekends, but walk-in diners are welcome — the restaurant even has a little lounge where people can sip wine and listen to music while they wait. 


Theodore Rex
1302 Nance St.
Houston, TX 77002


Sun: 5 pm-10 pm
Mon: 5 pm-10 pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thu: 5 pm-10 pm
Fri: 5 pm-10 pm
Sat: 5 pm-10 pm

Good to Know

  • Casual
  • $$$
  • Beer/Wine
  • Locally Sourced
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly