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Map & Directions 1302 Nance St.
Houston, TX 77002
  • New American
  • Sun - Thu 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Fri - Sat 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Required
  • Street


Houston Press' Description

Chef Justin Yu joined forces with his pastry chef wife, Karen Man, to create a restaurant that's wholly Houston except for one notable thing: Instead of sprawl, the tiny Oxheart seats only 30 people, and reservations at the downtown restaurant fill up fast. Yu and Man highlight locally grown produce and locally raised meats on their veggie-heavy menus, which change from week to week. Three different chef's tasting menus are available at night, priced from two affordable four-course menus to a more extravagant affair with seven courses, such as raw "Amish" snap peas with cured and smoked mullet roe to Southern hake cooked in milk with brassica stems and roots.

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  • Eater on 01/21/13

    Whether one asks Alison Cook or Andrew Knowlton, Oxheart is Houston's best restaurant. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Houston Press on 10/17/12

    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best New Restaurant.Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.

  • Deb G. on 11/27/12

    Whether you sit at the counter or at a table, your taste buds are in for a treat! Be sure to try Justin Vann's pairings--he is sure to surprise and delight. Truly a gem of a restaurant in Houston.

  • Mayra Christina on 03/17/14

    Amazing food!!

  • Saf an on 01/31/14

    Dish: slowly roasted and pickled okra, with smoked black garlic, creme fraiche, and 'african blue' basil

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