Up Restaurant

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Sitting on the patio as the sun sets over the palm trees on Westheimer, it's easy to see the appeal of Up Restaurant. The restaurant has a beautiful view in a city where any view at all is rare. The look isn't dated or retro or vintage, just a last hurrah of what Audi commercials once dubbed "old luxury," with wood paneling at the entry, recessed seating, a wall-mounted fireplace and a large white marble bar. 

The menu, too, seems vaguely New American with some Mediterranean thrown in; it runs the gamut from steaks and seafood to salads and raw dishes. For the crowd that Up is courting — River Oaks types who want comfortable surroundings and familiar food served a certain way — this place could be everything they want and more. Adventurous eaters should look elsewhere, but with that breezy patio and the purple sunset over the palm trees, a bottle of wine and an order of steak tartare at Up doesn't seem like such a bad idea.


Up Restaurant
4005 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027


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

Good to Know

  • $$$
  • Valet Parking
  • Full Bar
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining