Asian Mint

Nov 19, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Walls of a lively green hue hung with huge prints of herbs work well with the clean lines of this tucked-away spot in a strip mall across from Medical City Hospital. A sweet cucumber dipping sauce pairs well with five generous skewers of chicken satay, and the glass noodles with…


Sep 12, 2016 By Texas Monthly

The industrial ceiling, gray walls, and granite bar backed by an artsy tiled backsplash let diners know this is no ordinary cafe. Try the excellent tempura-battered calamari, which arrives crispy and tender, or the lobster “popcornet,” a waffle cone studded with popcorn and filled with butter-poached lobster topped with chile…


Nov 18, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Tucked into a trendy strip center in Thunderbird Valley, Eloise offers classic cocktails and casual bar eats, as well as more sophisticated fare. Surprisingly, the vegan “menudont” (instead of menudo) was a hearty blend of mixed grains, onions, and hominy traditionally spiced with oregano and crushed red pepper. We also…


Sep 11, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Ramen, burgers, tacos—you'll find that and more at this downtown food hall.

Railway Cafe

Oct 5, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Really no more than a hole in the wall, adjacent to the railroad tracks and a stone’s throw from the courthouse, this quaint lunch cafe is crazy busy; we endured twenty minutes of busy signal when we tried to call ahead. It would seem the delicious fare is worth it.

Siete Banderas

Jul 27, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Both catalyst and crown in a long-overdue downtown revitalization, this jewel holds promise. With a rooftop terrace, bleached white walls, colorful interiors, and live music, the place could have been plucked from the cliffs of sunny Santorini. The menu is globally eclectic with clear border anchors. Appetizers include a hubcap-size…

Skyviews of Texas Tech University

Feb 18, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Created by TTU’s Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management Program, Skyviews impresses with its chefs in the making. Each week brings a new dining experience, as a different student (under the guidance of an executive chef) plans an elegant four-course menu with an optional wine pairing. On our visit we were…


Feb 26, 2020 By Texas Monthly

Small plates, hailing from across the border and across the pond, change constantly, offering delicious surprises on every visit.

Swift’s Attic

Sep 9, 2015 By Texas Monthly

With its exposed brick walls and steampunk-ish furnishings, cheeky Swift’s Attic is just right when you want something classier than bar food with your cocktails. Most plates are meant for sharing, an idea we quickly rejected because ours were so tasty. Strips of tender squid labeled as “fries” were in…

The Saddle Club

Jun 22, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Although this seems to be primarily a saloon, the food is much better than it has to be. Located in a downtown storefront, the loft-like spot features shiny corrugated metal on the ceiling and crystal chandeliers—go figure. The one menu constant is the Epic Fries, a meal in itself composed…