UB Preserv

tastemaker nominee
UB Preserv crispy rice salad
Crispy rice salad. Photo by Julie Soefer

This replacement for Underbelly, at least in spirit, feels far more vital than its predecessor. Shedding some of Underbelly’s self-imposed rules regarding whole animal butchery and local sourcing freed chef-owner Chris Shepherd and chef de cuisine Nick Wong to explore a wider array of dishes and cuisine. That creative collaboration has led to signatures like the crispy rice salad, crispy chicken stuffed with sticky rice, and more. Clever cocktails, affordable wine, and first-rate desserts from chef Victoria Dearmond all help make this restaurant one that can be visited again and again.


UB Preserv
1609 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006


Sun: 10:30 am-3 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 5 pm-10 pm
Wed: 5 pm-10 pm
Thu: 5 pm-10 pm
Fri: 5 pm-11 pm
Sat: 5 pm-11 pm

Good to Know

  • Casual
  • $$-$$$
  • Complimentary Valet
  • Brunch
  • Catering
  • Full Bar
  • Locally Sourced
  • Vegetarian Friendly