Top 12 Fall Dishes in Houston

By Tanji Patton

Lucille's

HOUSTON - Here are the Top 12 Fall Dishes in Houston, according to Good Taste.

PHOTOS: Top 12 Fall Dishes in Houston

Listed in alphabetical order:

  1. Brasserie 1895
    607 S Friendswood Dr #11, Friendswood, TX 77546. Chef Kris Jakob is an expert when it comes to showcasing seasonal ingredients, just look at this beautiful salad made with tiger fig, balsamic, chèvre, plums, arugula, pumpkin seeds, lemon oil and cracker croutons.  Is your mouth watering yet?
  2. Coltivare
    3320 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007. For a taste of fall fruit, go to Coltivare for their wood roasted red plum crostata, it is full of ripe meaty plums!
  3. Étoile Cuisine et Bar
    1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056. There’s no comfort quite like a bowl of steamy soup and Étoile has a soup so luscious, you just may want a second bowl!  Go for their “Raviolis aux Champignons” made with mushroom ravioli, port wine, white truffle oil and aged Parmesan. 
  4. Fielding’s Local Kitchen + Bar
    26400 Kuykendahl Rd, Tomball, TX 77375. A bowl of risotto is like a blank canvas, in the spring and summer it showcases seafood beautifully, but in the fall, it begs for truffles!  Chef Edel Goncalves dishes out a heavenly risotto with serrano ham, Grana Padano cheese, calabrese peppers, parsley and black truffles.
  5. Fresco! Café Italiano
    3277 Southwest Fwy Ste A, Houston, TX 77027. Transport yourself to Italy with every bite of Chef Roberto’s authentic Italian cuisine.  Go for the Gnocchi, the fluffy, melt in your mouth little pillows of heaven swimming in a rich Parmigiano Reggiano, butter and TRUFFLE sauce will leave you with a smile on your face.
  6. Helen in the Heights
    1111 Studewood St b, Houston, TX 77008. The presentation of this dish alone is most impressive, but the combination of fall flavors is brilliant!   Behold, the “Moussaka Stuffed Pumpkin”, a savory baked pumpkin bowl stuffed with made with lamb & beef ragú, béchamel, sweet potato, celery root, cinnamon and sage.
  7. Le Mistral
    1400 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077. Sautéed onions deglazed with red wine and port wine, then married into a veal stock with thyme, rosemary, bay leaf’s leeks garlic and celery.  Add a French baguette and bubbly melted Gruyère cheese on top and you have a fabulous fall meal! 
  8. Lucille's
    5512 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004. Tis the season of Brussels sprouts and a favorite at Lucille’s is the stewed lentils and Brussels sprouts with heirloom carrots and sour cream. 
  9. The Republic Grille
    30340 FM2978 #800, Magnolia, TX 77354. Their award-winning Chicken Fried Steak and sweet potato cakes provide all the warm feels of fall!
  10. Robard’s Steakhouse
    2301 N Millbend Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Chef David Morris captures the essence of fall with his “Delicata Squash” dish made with resort honey gastrique, house-made burrata and toasted thyme meringue.
  11. Steak 48
    4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027. Make sure you try the Corn Crème Brûlée! This decadent side dish from Steak 48 in Houston is a clever mash-up of silky crème brûlée and a classic corn pudding. 
  12. Weights and Measures
    2808 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004. Chef Richard Kaplan is one to watch when it comes to seasonal menu changes. For only $10 you can grab a dish of wood roasted corn and zucchini Fritters made with Parmigiana Reggiano cheese and truffle honey.

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