by Nikki Metzgar - 206 Reviews - 77 List
Even though we eat and drink out a lot, we're still all about the Benjamins--saving them, that is--and that's where all the restaurant deals in Houston come in. What makes our juicy burgers, perfectly seared salmon and upscale decorative foams all the better is knowing that we saved a buck. Gourmet restaurants are especially interested in cutting a deal these days, but see for yourself with some of Houston's best meal deals. (Photo: guacamole at Yelapa)
Updated: October 05, 2010
We already love this Warehouse District restaurant for its friendly service, BYOB policy and flavorful pho broth. But with a Saturday morning skillet breakfast of steak, eggs, and Vietnamese sausage for a bargain $5, it tempts us to eat here every day.
The lush, gold-tinged dining room of this hotel restaurant wouldn't seem like a place to grab a burger and fries, but every Tuesday diners can get a burger, specially paired beer and fries for only $10. Which is nice because we refuse to eat our burgers in anywhere but a fine, upscale setting.
Seeing that this neo-Brit, nose-to-tail restaurant is the creme de la creme of the Houston dining scene, you?d think that bribing the hostess for a table would be enough to bankrupt you. But pork belly lovers of little means can afford to come here thanks to the under-$20 Friday and Saturday prix-fixe lunch.
Chef Anita Jaisinghani's Indian cuisine is praised for being the best in Houston, nay in America! With that kind of recommendation, you have practically no choice in the matter. Each Thursday and Friday, a three-course prix-fixe lunch is available for $22.
We counted Yelapa among 2009's best new restaurants for its innovative take on Pacific Mex-Mex dishes. Not only is the food surprising and delicious, but downright cheap. For the $12.50 nooner lunch, lucky devils can feast on Peruvian-style cebiche and a variety of tacos.
This one goes out to all the ladies in Houston. Two Mondays a month, this Montrose establishment screens a chick flick during which diners get a three-course meal and cocktail for just $35. The menu changes to fit the movie--think shrimp and grits for ?Sweet Home Alabama? and cassoulet for ?Moulin Rouge.?
Trendy, often noisy Benjy's goes down home every Sunday evening restaurant deal on a three-course comfort food menu. Each $19 meal starts with a soup or salad and ends with a slice of Mom's Chocolate Cake (really and truly baked by Benjy's mom).