Where to Eat in Houston Right Now
The gist: Uchi alum Thomas Stacy brings his culinary chops to life in a thought-provoking Japanese concept in CityCentre. Guests can book a seat at the 20-person communal table and marvel at eight-course presentations from the restaurant’s private tasting menu. Even though well-crafted cuisines are gorgeous to look at, that’s not the only supreme view eaters will have—the restaurant’s intimate interior is decked out with a backdrop of vintage vinyl tunes and a 105-foot-long gallery wall featuring works from local artists.
The food: Highlighting Asian flavors through a European lens, expect Stacy and team—including sous chef Jacob Larimore (MAD, BCN) and pastry chef Carla Briseño (MAD, BCN, Roka Akor)—to switch up the tasting menus every six to eight weeks. Past highlights include plates of Char Siu Heritage Pork Belly and Tart Cherry Bao, Octopus Carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, and “Duck Duck Goose” Dumplings in blueberry-spiked hoisin.
The cost: Tasting menus $150 - $246.50, a la carte cafe dishes $18 - $30, soft drinks $14, cocktails $12 - $16, beer, sake, and wine by the glass $7 - $25.