Underbelly

Row 1

Details
1100 Westheimer Rd (Waugh Dr)
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-9800
New American, Wine Bar
$ $ $
Hours
Mon–Fri: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Sat: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM

If Houston’s dining scene is still a secret to culinary outsiders, then shame on them. The vibrancy of this city’s food world is thanks to chefs like Underbelly’s Chris Shepherd, who insisted on an in-house butcher shop in his first restaurant and who works with Houston’s finest ranchers and farmers to source the best possible products. This farm-to-table approach isn’t the only thing that makes it stand out in a sea of Houston dining options, though; the restaurant is dedicated to telling "the culinary story" of its city, reaching back all the way to its Creole roots (“Houston is the new American Creole city of the South,” Underbelly’s site explains). Expect dishes like shrimp and soured corn chowder with Benton’s bacon; red beans, rice, and pork loin; tamales “a la Xavi” with grapefruit salad; and family-style servings featuring offerings like smoked pork roast, slow-cooked pot roast, and Texas smoked brisket. No matter what, don’t miss the Korean braised goat and dumplings — it’s unforgettably good.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

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Foursquare Tips

  • Goat dumplings... Amazing. I know, goat!?!
  • Best dessert ever!!!! Carmel Popcorn Pot DeCreme, Fried Pretzel, Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Korean braised goat and dumplings was easily my favorite dish and we tried a ton. Smaller plates (right side of the menu) were better. The yardbird was pretty awful.
  • Best Dessert EVER... Vinegar Pie with Salt Brittle!!!
  • Ermihaghhhhhd grilled chreeeeeeeese!
  • 2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Meat Selection.Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.
  • Houston Press 2012 Favorite Dishes - Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings
  • Compressed watermelon & vinegar pie w/ salt brittle! OMG! So good!
  • Amazing wine list...
  • Order anything that has the word Korean in it. You'll thank me profusely later.
  • One of the few places in town with clown shoes on tap
  • The menu can change daily but you can look it up online before you go.
  • Try the goat and dumplings! Incredible!
  • If you like seafood, you'll love the cioppino!
  • Perfectly expresses the best of Houston's multicultural identity. Be adventurous, but definitely try the goat and dumplings. Come with a group to share.
  • Underbelly's servers won't lead you wrong. Highlights were the Pork-a-palooza, Korean braised beef & dumplings, and crispy market vegetables. Save room for the vinegar pie -- a must!
  • Kimchi goat and dumplings! Vinegar pie!
  • The Korean braised goat with dumplings was amazing.
  • $14 green beans...In case you miss NYC. #overpriced
  • Dessert is amazing, definitely save room. You can't go wrong with any of their fried pies, and don't shy away from the vinegar pie, which actually tastes quite citrusy. Outstanding overall!