6 Best New Restaurants Near Houston Heights

6 Best New Restaurants Near Houston Heights

  • HTX Group
  • 03/28/22

Located northeast of downtown, Houston Heights is a historic neighborhood with charm and character that attracts those who want to escape from other parts of the city to experience the small boutiques and quaint antique shops scattered throughout the area. Like many other parts of the metro area, Houston Heights is also packed with fantastic eateries. Whether you’re in the mood for a fancy night on the town or just want to grab a happy hour drink and app, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for in this neighborhood. Here are some new restaurants in and around Houston Heights to put on your must-try list:

Trattoria Sofia

Designed to resemble the side street eateries in Florence and Rome, Trattoria Sofia is the perfect spot for your next date night. Opened in November of 2021, this restaurant features a year-round terrace and a gorgeous dining room where you can enjoy innovative appetizers — try the Salsa Di Cedi E Zucca (chickpea pumpkin dip with crispy kale, toasted pumpkin seeds, and toasted ciabatta) or warm mixed olives or main dishes of Verde pizza, pasta with spicy tomato sauce and fried eggplant, or veal Milanese. If you plan to stop by on your next date night, make sure you arrive early so you can sip on a Jasmine Fizz or Italian wine while you decide on which fantastic meal to order.

Casa Nomad

Casa Nomad opened in September of 2021 and quickly became a favorite of those who own Houston Heights real estate. Intended to resemble the cuisine and ambiance of seaside cafes of Tulum, Mexico, Casa Nomad features dishes such as Fried Camote (peanut carrot mole, roasted sweet potato, spiced nuts, and shaved carrots) and Ojo Azul (prime ribeye, gorgonzola dulce, butternut squash, and yucca fries) and a vast tequila and mezcal list. Plan to stop here for a pre-dinner drink (we suggest The Nomad, made of mezcal, ginger liqueur, lime juice, Demerara, and strawberry) and some blue crab-stuffed masa while you decide which of their fantastic large plates to dine on.


Though you’ll have to drive seven miles from Houston Heights to Uptown Park, it will be worth it to experience Urbe, which opened in August. Celebrating the street foods of Mexico, Urbe offers the best of authentic Mexican cuisine with its street corn, taquitos, carnitas, and selection of street tacos (the sweet potato and goat cheese tacos come highly recommended).

If you’re in town to look at Houston Heights condos for sale, make the short drive for happy hour, which occurs Tuesday through Saturday from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. You’ll get $2 off wines and cocktails, $5 beers, and fantastic happy hour bites. Can’t make happy hour? You can still enjoy Urbe for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.


Located in the Garden Oaks area of Houston Heights, d’Alba is a modern American bar and restaurant with a patio that’s hard to beat. Opened in September, d’Alba has an extensive cocktail and wine list and a menu focused on local, fresh ingredients. Stop for happy hour during the weekdays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a $20 complete charcuterie and $6 glass of Stone Castle cabernet, or head in for a full dinner of gulf fish Crudo, oyster beignets, and a buffalo cauliflower wood-fired pizza. d’Alba is also known for its hand-made pasta, so put this new eatery on your list if you’re into beef Bolognese or bucatini.

Hungry Like the Wolf

Opened in March, this ‘80s-themed diner and bar will take you back when hair was big, and neon was all the rage. Filled with memorabilia from the decade, Hungry Like the Wolf is the perfect place to hang out on a Friday or Saturday night and listen to the DJ spin tunes. If you’re looking at Houston Heights condos for sale in town, head over any day but Monday for lunch or dinner in the fun indoor seating area or on the patio.

What will you be eating in this nostalgic locale? Think nacho fries, and Patty LaBelle melts, The Culture Club sandwich, and some Bret Michaels meatloaf. Hungry Like the Wolf also serves beer, cocktails, wine, and boozy shakes. Try the Rico Suave Mojito or Ectoplasm (cognac, spiced rum, orange liqueur, simple syrup, and lemon juice.)


Named for the family home of owner Jeff Svenvold, who grew up in Montana, Homestead opened in April and offers tourists and those who own Houston Heights real estate a unique cuisine that combines Cajun, Tejano, and southern cooking techniques and ingredients. The hospitality, however, is all Texas! You’ll feel like family when you walk into this eatery, and whether you opt to sit at the bar, on the patio, or in the main dining room, you’ll enjoy friendly service and delicious food.

Homestead offers breakfast all day with options like breakfast tacos, beignets, and skillet breakfast hash. Later in the day, you can also get fajitas, a shrimp boil, southern fried chicken, or crawfish etouffee. Homestead also has a curated beer and wine list and hand-made cocktails to go with their menu.

The Heights is not only a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and work, but it’s also the ideal spot for foodies who want to dine on everything from Japanese ramen to traditional Italian and everything in between. If you will be in town to start looking at Houston Heights homes for sale, make sure you stop by these incredible eateries. It will help you get a great feel for the kind of dining you’ll experience in your new neighborhood! Don’t have an agent? Reach out to one of our trusted advisors at the HTX Group for expert advice in your home search.
*Header photo courtesy of Visit Houston, Casa Nomad

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