H-Town Restaurants Best In World

Houston restaurants named among 70 best in the entire world: Food critics fall hard for H-Town

Houston restaurants named among the 70 best in the entire world

Oxheart, beets from Emile Street Garden with savory granola, wheatberries and bitter almond
Oxheart is drawing more praise — and this time it's world wide. Oxheart/Facebook
Underbelly Houston Korean braised goat and dumplings
Underbelly's Korean braised goat and dumplings have been a menu item since day one. Underbelly/Facebook
Texas Monthly 10 Houston plates May 2013 Cauliflowers Cooked Different Ways at Oxheart
Cauliflower at Oxheart Photo by © Cedric Angeles/Food & Wine June 2013
Oxheart, beets from Emile Street Garden with savory granola, wheatberries and bitter almond
Underbelly Houston Korean braised goat and dumplings
Texas Monthly 10 Houston plates May 2013 Cauliflowers Cooked Different Ways at Oxheart

For a recent roundup of "The 70 Best New Restaurants in the World," Condé Nast Traveler asked food experts from around the globe for their favorite restaurants.

Among a dozen or so talked-about restaurants and renowned chefs out of London, New York, Paris, Tokyo and in-between, Houston darlings Underbelly and Oxheart earn kudos for their culinary innovations. 

The recommendation comes from Atlanta Journal-Constitution food critic John Kessler, who praises Justin Yu's take on summer okra at Oxheart and its ability to flip even the biggest haters and suggests sampling "a bite of everything" from Chris Shepherd's frequently-changing menu at Underbelly — but especially the Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings, a palate-pleasing staple that has been served since day one. 

Also on Kessler's list of picks for the American South are Mintwood Place in Washington, D.C.; Hog & Hominy in Memphis; The Ordinary in Charleston; Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Dallas; Restaurant R'evolution in New Orleans; and Watershed on Peachtree and The Optimist in Atlanta.