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Photograph by Mackenzie Smith Kelley

Superstar chef marries a daughter of the local Pappas restaurant family, quits NYC for Houston, and opens an eponymous restaurant—great news in the midst of COVID-19. Order this to go: tender squash blossoms filled with creamy basil-tinted ricotta and topped with sweet pepper jam; cioppino, a silky smooth broth stocked with snowy white crabmeat, snapper, tender shrimp, mussels, clams, and mashed tomatoes. Also a great bet: ravioli stuffed with predictably rich beef from short ribs set off with sweet figs, red onion, and blue cheese. Skip the undercooked carrots. Pro tip: The dining room is open, but the food is just as good to go.

Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.

City: Houston


Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$$

Rating: ★★

Address: 807 Taft, Houston, TX, 77019

Hours: D Mon–Sat.

Phone: 713-999-0146

Website: bludornrestaurant.com

Last updated: September 23, 2020