Shopping and Dining Options Galore
Uptown Houston is definitely a more sophisticated area of Houston, with pristine beauty and close proximity to great shopping, including The Galleria, which is the fourth largest retail complex in the United States.
Uptown Houston is home to the largest number of couture retailers in all of Houston, drawing in fashion lovers from around the world with shops like Hermes, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani and Bvlgari, along with more mainstream brands like Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers and Macy’s, and more. Here is a comprehensive list of all the stores in the Uptown area.
In Uptown Houston, you’ll find the best in shopping, dining, hotels and entertainment. Each year more than 30 million visitors come to Uptown to experience all that is has to offer. This area of Houston alone has 34 hotels with more than 7,800 rooms. With close proximity to so much, including NRG Stadium and Downtown Houston, this makes the perfect location to stay while you’re in town.
Eat and Drink, Options Galore
One of the great advantages of Uptown Park are the amazing dining options around every corner, offering more than 100 different restaurants with flavors from around the world. The area features world-renown chefs and award winning restaurants where you can enjoy a fun casual night with friends at a wine bar or a fancy 7-course romantic meal with your significant other.
In fact, Uptown Park is home to one of the largest wine bars in the city, The Tasting Room, serving up one of the best Happy Hours in the entire city. Thrillist even listed the mini-chain as one of the best wine bars in Houston. Uptown is also home to four of the 7 AAA ranked “4 Diamond Restaurants” in Houston, so you’ve got quite a few options.
Looking for a delectable steak? You can’t go wrong with a lot of Houston options, but if you’re in Uptown or The Galleria, check out Del Frisco’s, which will provide equal parts fantastic people watching and delicious steak and wine pairings.
If Old Country trattoria ambiance & classic Italian cooking is what you’re in the mood food, be sure to try Grotto, located just across the street from The Galleria. Mo’s is another great local option for steaks, and a popular hotspot for athletes and other celebs to make appearances. If you’re craving sushi, check out the local favorite, Uptown Sushi, offering a tasty and fresh selection of sushi and unique cocktails to help make your night perfect.
Craving something for that sweet tooth of yours? Look no further than the aptly named Crave Cupcakes, owned by Texas natives, Brad Dorsey, Elizabeth Harrison and Peter Cooper.
If you’re looking for a fun and active way to burn off all those calories from all the tasty food options, you’re in luck. Just across the highway you’ll find Memorial Park, which offers a ton of recreation options for those who love the outdoors. If you can time the weather right, it’ll make for a perfect morning jog.
One of the most iconic photo spaces in Houston is the Gerald D. Hines Water Wall Park, which is located just south of the Galleria. Built at the base of the Williams Tower, the Water Wall is a 64-foot tall U-shaped fountain with water running down both sides. It’s a great place to sit and relax, or bring the family and have a picnic on the lawn adjacent to the fountain.
If you’re looking to live it up while in Houston, Uptown Park would be a great place to start (and end).