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1100 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77006
1100 Westheimer RoadUSTexasHouston77006
(713) 528-9800underbellyhouston.com
$$$American RestaurantToday Closed
Sunday ClosedMonday 11AM–3PM, 5–10PMTuesday 11AM–3PM, 5–10PMWednesday 11AM–3PM, 5–10PMThursday 11AM–3PM, 5–10PMFriday 11AM–3PM, 5–11PMSaturday 5–11PM
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Upscale eatery & on-site butcher shop dedicated to all things pork also features a wine bar.- Google
"Lastly, we ordered the Korean braised goat and dumplings."
"The peanut butter brownie was decent."
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Allan Mount
2 weeks ago
What a diamond in the rough! Don't let the menu fool you. Everything here is fantastic. I was blown away by the shredded goat shoulder, goat dumplings, beef face cheese, and everything else we got. Think of a tapas style service but larger portions. And the staff is on top of things. They'll order everything for you if you can't make up your mind, and they're VERY friendly. One of the coolest restaurants I've ever been to!
Curtis Webb
a month ago
This restaurant has a menu that is designed to share with the table. Cool idea, but hard to do with a far variety of food and extremely small portion sizes. The food itself was good, but it wasn't anything outstanding. My father and I were very let down. I would have rather went to Katz's Deli a few blocks away.
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Troy Anderson
a month ago
'Small plate' style. So for sharing. Kind of cool, but caught my business partner and I off guard. Really good food. Huge wine list. No liquor. Good beer. If you search BBQ and this place comes up, it isn't a BBQ place. They won't split checks FYI.
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Evan Jackson
10 months ago
Although delicious, the food didn't wow me like other Chris Shepherd restaurants. The concept is interesting, and I believe this combined with atmosphere is the reason it receives such high reviews. When considering the cost of entrees, I'd much rather head right next door and grab a brew and burger at Hay Merchant. I simply believe there are better places to eat. That being said, the menu is constantly changing.
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Stephanie Manley
a month ago
This is ranked as one of the US's best restaurants. I couldn't agree more. I personally like them better for lunch than dinner. The food is outstanding and incredibly good no matter what you get. I like lunch better because it isn't drawn out like dinner can be. Dinner is made to share, and lunch is made to be eaten individually and to get in and out. Their are known for their Koren Goat Dumplings, Alison Cook rated those in the top ten dishes of Houston. While they are not my favorite, they are quite good. I personally love the poutine. My only thing that I don't love are their infused wine cocktails. They do not serve liquor here, nor draft beer. I am certain I am alone in that I don't like my wine infused with a lot of different flavors. You should make reservations for lunch, and parking can be a little challenging. They do have valet. Now go enjoy a delicious meal here.
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kavitha ramaswamy
a month ago
Knowledgable servers, pricey but the taste is great. Make reservations!! Got goat dumplings, tamales, butternut squash, and the beef milena. All very excellent.
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Cindy Tran
3 months ago
For the hype that this place gets, it is honestly not worth it. I have been here twice and it has been underwhelming each time. I honestly don't understand what is the hype is or I just have a different taste palette than everyone else on here. I figured it was because of the menu so I have tried the different menus they offered in the summer and fall of 2013. I was really looking forward to this place because my friend speak nothing but good things about it. Paul Qui even suggested this in "Where Chef Eats." The atmosphere was very laid back, loud, and a bit cozy. The first time I sat at the bar and ordered food/wine. Bartender was snobbish and off-putting. I saw him again the second time and you can imagine how ecstatic I was. My friend really liked the carpaccio and their bread there. So we ordered that. The carpaccio was okay, nothing out of the ordinary. I really wish Hawthrone was still open because their carpaccio was to DIE FOR. Literally. Back to Underbelly, their carpaccio doesn't come with any carbs to balance out the raw meat which was what I really am use to. I figured if they seasoned it well then it wouldn't be a problem. The carpaccio left me yearning for something better. The dish as a whole was missing an element that I can't place my finger on. Their sourdough bread with butter is once again, alright. We also ordered the dukbokki which a korean dish. The difference with Underbelly and the authentic is that Underbelly is fried with a crunch where as the authentic one is softer and stir-fried. Now with dukbokki in generally, you can get really tired of the flavor quickly because it's one note. Underbelly was no exception even if it was crunchy. Their dessert was mediocre at best. It's a warm fruit pie with ice cream... not much to say, but you can get one at your grocery store and there will be no differences. The second time, I went with a bigger group of friends so we opt out for the family style. I really really want to like the food but seriously I can't find anything I liked there. Our bill came out to be almost $500. We had a couple bottles of wine and a bunch of food. It was definitely a good time, but I most likely will not come back. We had the Pork Roast and the Fried Fish. We ordered dukbokki again because my friend really wanted to try that even though I already told them that it was not good. The Pork Roast was a bit overcooked so it was dry. The sauce lacked the oomph. The Fried Fish taste the same as you would get from Chinatown just really marked up. At least in Chinatown, we get it from that tank. For Dessert, we had panna cotta and peanut butter brownie. Panna cotta definitely wins the race in this case but only in this case. Their was waffle cookies in there to provide that crunch. The peanut butter brownie was decent. My verdict: It's a nice contemporary place with a big group of friends. If you are coming here to eat...horrible idea, you won't find a lot of food that you would be in love with.
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Austin Stromberg
a month ago
Love this place! Had 5 dishes that we all tried, and all of the desserts were amazing. I'd go back any time.

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