Three Houston restaurants – Oxheart, Uchi and Underbelly – have made the list of the Top 50 new restaurants in the country by Bon Appetit. Today the magazine released the long list on bonappetit.com. In its upcoming annual Restaurant Issue, BA will announce the Top 10 from the list (it also will be online Aug. 14).
Here’s what the magazine said about the Houston restaurants it considers among the top new dining spots in the nation:
Oxheart (1302 Nance): “Ignore the name. Justin Yu and Karen Man's spectacular sliver of a restaurant celebrates Gulf Coast produce and seafood. Choose from one of three value-driven tasting menus and be glad you're in Texas' greatest food city.”
Uchi (904 Westheimer): “Yes, they serve serious sushi in chef Tyson Cole's third temple to all things fish, but unlike at other spots of its caliber, you can't hear a pin drop—you're in Texas, after all.”
Underbelly (1100 Westheimer): “Chef Chris Shepherd's dream restaurant pays homage to the incredible diversity of Houston's dining scene with a freewheeling menu filled with the flavors of Korea, Vietnam, and, yes, the Gulf Coast.”