The 2015 Top 100 Restaurants

Houston Chronicle's food critic Alison Cook has tasted her way through the Houston area to compile the list of the best 100 restaurants in Houston. Enjoy the foodie heaven of Houston by following this list.
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Number 1: The Pass & Provisions. This is Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan's year. The co-chefs have their hugely ambitious 3-year-old dual-concept restaurant, The Pass & Provisions, running as precisely as a fine Swiss watch.

1. The Pass & Provisions

Number The Pass & Provisions. This is Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan's year. The co-chefs have their hugely ambitious dual-concept restaurant, The Pass & Provisions, running as precisely as a fine Swiss watch.

Number 2: Oxheart. Chef Justin Yu's restaurant is as vital as ever in its snug, rustic corner of Houston's Warehouse District.

2. Oxheart

Chef Justin Yu's restaurant is as vital as ever in its snug, rustic corner of Houston's Warehouse District.

Number 4: Killen's Barbecue. Can barbecue really achieve lofty heights? Well, yes. Chef Ronnie Killen has ushered Houston into a glorious new barbecue age with his comfortable Pearland venture, which stands woodpile to woodpile with the nation's best.

4. Killen's Barbecue

Can barbecue really achieve lofty heights? Chef Ronnie Killen has ushered Houston into a glorious new barbecue age with his comfortable Pearland venture, which stands woodpile to woodpile with the nation's best.

Number 8: Coltivare. Salad of Texas peaches, red plums, fennel, Point Reyes blue cheese and mizuna greens.

8. Coltivare

Salad of Texas peaches, red plums, fennel, Point Reyes blue cheese and mizuna greens.

Number 3: Pax Americana. Chef Adam Dorris' vivid, robust cooking has made his year-old restaurant Houston's breakaway newcomer of 2015

3. Pax Americana

Chef Adam Dorris' vivid, robust cooking has made his year-old restaurant Houston's breakaway newcomer of 2015

Number 5: Tony's. Young chef Kate McLean has bloomed in the kitchen at this fine-dining classic, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

5. Tony's

Young chef Kate McLean has bloomed in the kitchen at this fine-dining classic, which celebrates its anniversary this year.

Number 9: BCN Taste & Tradition. After a promising if slightly bumpy start, this rigorously Spanish newcomer is flying high on all fronts. Above, their take on a gin and tonic.

9. BCN Taste & Tradition

After a promising if slightly bumpy start, this rigorously Spanish newcomer is flying high on all fronts. Above, their take on a gin and tonic.

Number 21: Dolce Vita Pizzaria Enoteca. If I could designate any restaurant in the Top 100 as my personal canteen, it would be Marco Wiles' consistently excellent Neapolitan pizza joint.

21. Dolce Vita Pizzaria Enoteca

If I could designate any restaurant in the Top 100 as my personal canteen, it would be Marco Wiles' consistently excellent Neapolitan pizza joint.

Number 10: Caracol. It's not easy to keep two ambitious restaurants running in top-10 form, but chef Hugo Ortega, his partner Tracy Vaught and his pastry-chef brother, Ruben Ortega, have managed to do just that.

10. Caracol

It's not easy to keep two ambitious restaurants running in form, but chef Hugo Ortega, his partner Tracy Vaught and his pastry-chef brother, Ruben Ortega, have managed to do just that.

Number 17: Radio Milano. Serious fine dining has come to the west side, thanks to the prodigious talents of chef Jose Hernandez.

17. Radio Milano

Serious fine dining has come to the west side, thanks to the prodigious talents of chef Jose Hernandez.

Number 25: Good Dog Houston. The reliable excellence, ingenuity and sense of Houston place at this charming hot-dog specialist is a minor miracle,not to mention a testament to the local food-truck culture from which it sprang.

25. Good Dog Houston

The reliable excellence, ingenuity and sense of Houston place at this charming hot-dog specialist is a minor miracle,not to mention a testament to the local food-truck culture from which it sprang.

Number 7: Pondicheri Cafe. With its continuous breakfast, lunch and dinner service, Anita Jaisinghani's lively Indian "diner" is more fun every year, especially this one.

7. Pondicheri Cafe

With its continuous breakfast, lunch and dinner service, Anita Jaisinghani's lively Indian "diner" is more fun every year, especially this one.

Number 11: Kata Robata. Six years ago, this thoughtful sushi spot from chef Manabu Horiuchi established itself as Houston's first serious omakase contender, meaning diners could put their multi-course, prix-fixe meal in the hands of the chef and walk away dazzled.

11. Kata Robata

Six years ago, this thoughtful sushi spot from chef Manabu Horiuchi established itself as Houston's first serious omakase contender, meaning diners could put their multi-course, prix-fixe meal in the hands of the chef and walk away dazzled.

Number 12: Triniti. This handsome contemporary restaurant seems to improve every year, yet it flies along under the chattering-class radar.

12. Triniti

This handsome contemporary restaurant seems to improve every year, yet it flies along under the chattering-class radar.

Number 15: Latin Bites. Chef Roberto Castre has stepped back into a sharper self-editing zone over the past year, and the results at his sleek modern Peruvian spot can be spectacular.

15. Latin Bites

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Number 16: Hubcap Grill. Houston's maverick burger king is Hubcap founder Ricky Craig, the prickly perfectionist whose three locations are one of the city's great natural resources.

16. Hubcap Grill

Houston's maverick burger king is Hubcap founder Ricky Craig, the prickly perfectionist whose three locations are one of the city's great natural resources.

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