Mar 20, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Family-owned restaurant with authentic Mediterranean food and a legendary lunch buffet.

Bella on the River

Dec 3, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Tucked away beneath the Esquire Bar, Bella on the River is overlooked by most River Walk diners, except for those in the know (and those with reservations). The cozy, table-packed interior seems less like a building than a cave or grotto—maybe an underground cafe in a city far older than…


Sep 11, 2016 By Texas Monthly

A mainstay for special occasions for nearly two decades, Bernard evokes Tuscan ristorantes of vacations past. We started with delicately seasoned escargots maison, with the usual garlic butter sauce and herbes de Provence. Continuing the shell theme, we chose pasta aux fruits de mer, a lovely concoction of shrimp, scallops,…

Cedars Mediterranean Mezza & Grill

Feb 27, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Here you’ll find an array of dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious: hummus, falafel, tabbouleh, dolmades, roasted cauliflower, moussaka, coriander potatoes—we drool just thinking about them. Beef, chicken, or lamb wrapped in warm pita is another crowd pleaser.

Fig & Olive

Dec 2, 2018 By Texas Monthly

This sleek newcomer to the Galleria offers sophisticated Mediterranean fare.

Istanbul Grill

Jul 17, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Sundance Square’s newest addition offers dishes that manage that magical balance of exquisite flavors and lovely appearance. The meze platter serves as a perfect survey of appetizers, with smoky-tart eggplant in the baba ghanoush; dill-wal- nut-infused yogurt in the haydari; and finely chopped tomato, cucumber, onion, and pomegranate in the…

La Zona

Feb 16, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Italy meets Spain in a hip cocktail lounge and coffee bar with satisfying tapas and pizza.