This Israeli steakhouse is a romantic’s true dream. Doris Metropolitan dry-ages its succulent beef in a chandelier-lit meat locker. Meanwhile, the overall menu itself takes inspiration from the Middle East with dishes like cheese-stuffed beetroot, Moroccan Fish with their buttery challah bread, and Demi Glace Sweetbreads. You’ll also find luscious, top-quality cuts like Prime Bone-in Ribeye, Japanese A5 Wagyu and Shprondas (tender ribeyes), and there are even little piles of seasoning on the plate so you can unleash your inner Salt Bae. Seriously, what’s more romantic than that?
It doesn’t get much more metropolitan than a platter of fine caviar and some chilled vodka (perhaps in a Cosmo), one of the signature experiences at this restaurant inspired both by the owners’ Israeli butcher shop, Doris, and their love for vacationing in Costa Rica. Other menu staples include dry-aged cuts of beef, lamb, and Moroccan-style fish from the Gulf of Mexico, all served in a chic dining room in the heart of Houston’s eclectic Montrose neighborhood.
Doris Metropolitan is not your typical steakhouse. Sure there’s the roster of premium cuts and 25-day dry-aged steaks, see-and-be-seen atmosphere, and bangin’ cocktail and wine list. But there are also unique touches like the chandelier-adorned meat locker, desserts that double as works of art, and outside-the-box Mediterranean-style sides, from Tzatziki Octopus and Moroccan Tomato Salad to a gorgeous Stuffed Beetroot. Drop your preconceived steakhouse notions and go with the mouthwatering flow.
As a holiday gift to us all, the Israeli steakhouse is keeping its dining room open (and chandelier-adorned meat locker) on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; and its Butcher Shop is open for premium cuts and takeout packages for those who prefer to stay in. Dine on tzatziki-kissed octopus, Moroccan tomato salad, dry-aged Porterhouse, and truffle frites.
Cost: A la carte with takeout packages starting at $150 for two, call 713-485-0466 or make reservations online