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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Houston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Houston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Bistro Le Cep restaurant
4.8
4.8 (961)
$30 and under
French
Westchase
About the restaurant
Opened in 2001, Bistro Le Cep features French home cooking at its finest that can be best described as deeply flavored, elegant, yet straightforward. Combining traditional fine dining with a modern perspective, Bistro Le Cep will impress you and your guests with mouth-watering specialties inspired by authentic age old country recipes. We feature a well stocked bar and our extensive wine list includes an exceptional selection of grand vintages, as well as coveted wines from small producers.
Top review
LAURENCEGvip
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Always a good place to have a good service and a wonderful meal. Josh was our nice server.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Sugar Land, TX restaurant
4.8
4.8 (251)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Sugar Land
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
Top review
BiancaR
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
I enjoyed the experience and the food was amazing and filling. I didn’t expect to get full when I saw the meat portion sizes (Value Course) but I did. Myself and my husband also got drinks and they were pretty good too. Would return especially for date night.
A photo of Brossa's Cibo-e-Vino restaurant
4.8
4.8 (147)
$30 and under
Italian
Brenham
About the restaurant
Fresh Italian bistro in beautiful Brenham, TX. House-made pastas, sandwiches, soups and salads set in a a quaint converted craftsman home. Pair a bottle from our incredible wine list with our Wild Boar Pappardelle, Eggplant Parm or fresh branzino.
Top review
SME333G
Dined 3 days ago
We had a great lunch. It’s a lovely place that we’ll be visiting again.
A photo of Teppay restaurant
4.8
4.8 (23)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Westside
About the restaurant
Serene Japanese restaurant with both traditional decor & dishes, plus an extensive sushi bar.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
The sushi was fresh and delicious , wasn’t too expensive either . Waiters/waitresses were always checking up on us and was great customer service
A photo of Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3119)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Westside
About the restaurant
A Houston legend for more than seven decades, Brenner's Steakhouse on Katy Freeway features outside dining in an exquisite garden area, surrounded by waterfalls and a gazebo. From prime steaks, fresh seafood and desserts to an extensive wine list, Brenner's continues its tradition of generous hospitality to guests.
Top review
ChristineDvip
Dined 2 days ago
Our overall favorite steak place in Houston. Always great food and service.
A photo of Avenida Brazil - Woodlands restaurant
4.7
4.7 (659)
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
Shenandoah
About the restaurant
Avenida Brazil stays true to the foundations of the traditional Brazilian churrascaria. We offer a world class upscale dining experience with several of the finest cut meats, amazing side dishes, desserts and a full bar that includes red & white wines from across the globe.

The experience is split up into two parts

Part 1: Salad Bar - After being seated, guests can help themselves to our gourmet salad bar stocked with more than 30 fresh items.

Part 2: Meat - At each of our seats, we include a coaster with a red side and a green side. Once back at their table, guests can start signaling our gauchos (meat servers) by flipping over the coaster to the red side. This indicates that the guest is ready to enjoy the 13+ succulent meats, which include lamb, beef, chicken, and fish. As an accent to the meat, we provide five delicious side dishes.
Top review
DEANNEC
Dined 6 days ago
My 3rd time and friends 1st time. She never knew what kind of restaurant it was, she LOVED it! We were there to celebrate my birthday. The service & food great as usual.
A photo of Soto's Cantina - Grant Rd restaurant
4.7
4.7 (18)
$30 and under
Mexican
Vintage Park
About the restaurant
Family-Owned
Mexican Restaurant
Serving Houston, TX
Soto’s Cantina is an award-winning Mexican restaurant proudly serving the Houston, Cypress, Jersey Village, and Spring, TX communities. Here at our restaurant, we feature authentic Mexican food prepared from generations of family recipes and delicious Tex-Mex cuisine, including local favorites like fajitas, Chile Rellenos, Quinoa, Shrimp Tacos, and Especialidades.



Our delicious burritos, tacos, flautas, and fajitas continually receive a surplus of rave reviews, including being called the best fajitas in all of Texas! In addition to our great food, delicious margaritas, and delightful atmosphere, Juan Soto has also thoughtfully incorporated healthy options into our menu so everyone can find something they love.



Place an order online or visit us soon; we look forward to serving you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 5, 2024
The management is amazing. Mariachi was a bit loud inside but always good drinks.
A photo of Willie G’s Seafood & Steakhouse - Galveston restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1758)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
The Willie G's experience is more than a meal. Known for serving fresh seafood specialties and mouthwatering steaks, Willie G's has established itself as the premier seafood and steakhouse. Hand-sourced, local and seasonal ingredients are superbly crafted into modern interpretations of classics as well as innovative culinary fare.
Top review
Danny
Dined 3 days ago
We had a very nice dinner at Willie G's and will return again next time we are in Galveston, Texas.
A photo of BORI - Montrose restaurant
4.6
4.6 (14)
$31 to $50
Korean
Montrose
About the restaurant
Bringing an original and unique dining experience to Houston, BORI introduces the first authentic South Korean inspired steakhouse by using the finest and highest quality meats for a complete exposure to the cultural flavor and essence of Korean taste. This clean and fun atmosphere is a landmark destination for local and international food enthusiasts in search of the best Korean food in town! BORI is one of the few restaurants that offers selections of A5 Wagyu from Japan, Dry‐Aged Steaks, Filet Mignon, & our favorite Marinated Boneless Short Rib. We are equipped with the best ventilation system in Houston, so you won’t leave the restaurant smelling like BBQ. The table servers are trained to ensure a perfectly cooked meal while maintaining a fun and eyecatching experience for the customers. BORI promises not only a luxury, fine dining experience but an entertaining one as well. We have the freshest ingredients and the friendliest staff to cater to your every need!
Top review
JaeHvip
Dined 3 days ago
Good attentive staff, probably the more full service kbbq I’ve been to. Good quality meat and decent price.
A photo of The Fish restaurant
4.5
4.5 (231)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Montrose
About the restaurant
Proudly serving Houston since 2002, The Fish stands as Midtown's top destination for Japanese cuisine and sushi, boasting a vibrant social atmosphere. With an extensive menu featuring mouthwatering dishes such as Yuzu Shrimp & Noodles, Thai Chili Yellowtail, and Blue Crab Fried Rice, our dedicated and welcoming staff are here to exceed your expectations and ensure a memorable dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great MID-TOWN location. The food selection is excellent and delicious! Excellent service and ambiance. Never disappointed.
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