5 Must Do Things in Midtown


Go from brunch to date night – Ease into the day with one the city’s best fried wings and waffles plates at the uber-popular morning spot, The Breakfast Klub, or get traditional diner eats and endless hot coffee at Harry’s Restaurant & Cafe. For expertly-crafted cocktails and standout brunch plates, hit Weights + Measures (the dukka-spiced carrot pizza is an absolute must order). For killer Vietnamese (who said banh mi and pho aren’t brunch?), check out Cali SandwichThien AnPho SaigonLes Givral’s and Saigon House (home to oxtail pho and Viet-Cajun crawfish) in the aforementioned Little Saigon; not to mention longtime favorite Mai’s. Those looking to hit that sweet spot should be sure to check out the Saturday morning bake sales at Sugar Fairy Rebecca Masson’s Fluff Bake Bar. When you’re looking for the perfect date night, head over to Midtown’s unofficial restaurant row, where you can get authentic Italian pies at Piola, incredibly good ramen at Jinya Ramen Bar, fancy French fare at Artisans, and Creole-style fine dining at the beloved Midtown institution, Brennan’s of Houston. Just a few blocks away near the Mid-Main development you’ll find fiery Sichuan at Spicy Girl, fusion street eats at Winbern Mess Hall, refreshing poke bowls at Diced Poke and conveyor belt sushi at Kura Revolving Sushi Bar. And we’d be remiss not to mention the excellent small plates at the sexy Ibiza Food & Wine Bar, juicy soup dumping spot Wanna Bao, Japanese-inspired Izakaya, and Portuguese-kissed Oporto Fooding & Wine House, which sits just outside the border between Midtown and Montrose. The ‘hood even has its own food shack, Rico’s Morning + Noon + Night, serving up everything from breakfast tacos to late-night burgers and dogs.


Authentic ramen and a great investment can be hard to find.
But at JINYA Ramen Bar, we have both.

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