Texas has long been known as a proud gastronomic state, with its many distinctive regional dishes, its diverse array of cuisines, and its abundance of Michelin-starred restaurants. While the Lone Star State may not have as many Michelin-starred restaurants as more famous culinary capitals like New York City or Paris, there are still a handful of establishments in Texas that have earned the prestigious Michelin star rating.
The most famous Michelin-starred restaurant in Texas is the Austin-based Uchi. Located in the city’s vibrant South Congress neighborhood, Uchi has been awarded one Michelin star since 2017.
The restaurant is well-known for its innovative sushi menu which combines traditional Japanese flavors with local Texas ingredients. The menu also features other creative dishes such as tempura lobster roll and mushroom risotto.
In Houston, a number of restaurants have earned the coveted Michelin star rating over the years; among them are Hugo’s, Pappas Bros Steakhouse, and The Pass & Provisions. Hugo’s is an acclaimed Mexican restaurant that has been awarded one Michelin star since 2017.
Pappas Bros Steakhouse is a well-known steakhouse that has been awarded one Michelin star since 2016. The Pass & Provisions is an eclectic eatery that offers both traditional Italian fare and wood-fired pizzas; it has been awarded one Michelin star since 2018.
San Antonio also boasts several acclaimed restaurants that have earned recognition from the prestigious guidebook; among them are Cured and Restaurant Gwendolyn. Cured is a farm-to-table establishment located in San Antonio’s Riverwalk district; it has been awarded one Michelin star since 2018. Restaurant Gwendolyn is an intimate fine dining experience serving modern American fare; it has been awarded one Michelin star since 2017.
Finally, Dallas has two restaurants with a single Michelin star: FT33 and The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. FT33 is an industrial chic restaurant in the city’s Design District that has been awarded one Michelin star since 2018; meanwhile, The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is an elegant establishment offering modern American cuisine; it was given its first ever Michelin star in 2019.
Conclusion: So while Texas may not have as many restaurants with a coveted Michelin rating as some other major culinary cities around the world, there are still several establishments throughout the Lone Star State that have earned recognition from this prestigious guidebook – ranging from sushi bars to steak houses to fine dining experiences.