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James Beard award-winning chef Chris Shepherd defines Houston cuisine at his venerated hot spot, Underbelly. The large, bustling, modern-rustic dining room is lined with bookshelves packed with jars of house pickled and preserved foods. This meat-centric restaurant (complete with in-house butchery and meat curing rooms) in Montrose serves hearty platters of ever-changing dishes like Korean braised goat and dumplings, smoked brisket with cornbread puddin' or Cha Ca/Vietnamese-style snapper. Stay for their popular vinegar pie with salt brittle. A strong wine list is memorably showcased in hip, graphic art with cheeky tasting notes from chef Shepherd and beloved Houston rapper Bun B.

The Underbelly menu changes on a daily basis. Take a look at today's menus here.

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  • Best Lunch: Best of Houston, Food and Drink 2016 - Houston Press
  • Essential 38 Restaurants 2015 - Eater National
  • Houston's Best for Group Dining 2015 - Zagat
  • Top 100 Restaurants 2014 - Houston Chronicle
  • Essential 38 Restaurants - Eater Houston
  • Winner: James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southwest 2014
  • Food & Wine Best New Chefs 2013
  • Zagat rating of 24 out of 30

1100 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Rustic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Wine/Beer Only
    Phone: (713) 528-9800
  • Private Dining Room: Yes