Top 6 Places to Eat in the Energy Corridor

Houston’s Energy Corridor District houses some of the biggest energy companies in the country including ExxonMobil, Citgo, and BP America. Along with its thriving business centers, the city also boasts a fine selection of restaurants. From authentic Asian cuisine to fresh Mexican dishes, the Energy Corridor offers something for everyone. That said, having so many options at your disposal can be overwhelming. If you’re stuck on where you want to dine out next, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. In our latest blog post, we’re covering the top 6 restaurants in the Energy Corridor District. Check them out now!

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1. Arabella Mediterranean Cuisine

Laid back Mediterranean restaurant offering a fine selection of fresh and healthy meals

Arabella offers over 30 options of fresh plates and entrees. Image courtesy of Arabella.

914 Main St. Suite M | Downtown, Fourth Ward | arabellamc.com

Arabella transports you away from the busy streets of Houston and into paradise. At Arabella, you can find over 30 Mediterranean dishes and drinks inside its cozy and contemporary dining space. 

Not sure what to order? If you need something to tide you over before the main entree, we recommend sharing some spicy hummus with friends or treating yourself to a cup of the cumin lentil soup. Wraps, gyros, and customized combos are available for your main dish. Our favorite selections include the Lamb Gyro and Kafta Kabob Wrap. If you manage to save enough room for dessert, you can try the House Baklava or Rice Pudding. 

“Really nice gem in the underground tunnels! I got the rice and meat platter which comes with your choice of meat over rice, no sides. I had to opt for the lamb shank as they give you the entire thing on a bone! Absolutely delicious and tender. Definitely one of the best restaurants so far in downtown.” - Yelp Review

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2. Rattan Pan Asian Bistro & Wine Bar

Vibrant upscale restaurant known for its inventive dishes and extensive wine list

Guests can enjoy a variety of savory and creative dishes at Rattan Pan Asian Bistro & Wine Bar. Image courtesy of Yelp

1396 Eldridge Pkwy, Suite A | Energy Corridor | rattanbistro.com

Rattan Bistro is a popular Pan-Asian restaurant located in the Energy Corridor. The second you walk in, you are greeted with a vibrant, upscale dining room and an attentive wait staff. Rattan Bistro is perfect for a variety of different occasions, including business lunches, dates, and casual get-togethers. 

On the menu, you’ll find inventive Asian dishes such as the Seared Scallop & Foie Gras and Vietnamese Vermicelli. Sushi and sashimi platters are also available for guests. All dishes are carefully prepared for both food quality and showmanship. 

Along with its extensive food menu, Rattan Bistro also offers a full wine list. Want to unwind? Treat yourself to a cup of Japanese Hot Green Tea or Republic Iced Tea.

“Very good quality fresh dishes on their menu. They have a large menu with food ranging from seafood, land meat, sushi, sashimi and vegetarian options. Their dishes are well balanced whether it be in terms of flavor, taste, quality or spice level. My favorite is their thai style grilled chicken. It's so juicy, moist and tender.” - Yelp Review

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3. Pecan Creek Grille

Popular all-day breakfast spot offering Southern and Tex-Mex dishes

Treat yourself to a delicious meal like the California Omelette with sweet potato fries. Image courtesy of Yelp

1510 Eldridge Pkwy, Suite 100 | Energy Corridor | pecancreekgrille.com

Not everyone appreciates good breakfast food. But if you consider yourself to be a huge breakfast junkie, then you need to visit the Pecan Creek Grille. This laid back cafe is home to some of the best breakfast dishes in Houston. Some of their most popular breakfast entrees include the Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs, Huevos con Chorizo, and Breakfast Sandwich. 

The Pecan Creek Grille also boasts a pretty great lunch menu. If you stop by in the afternoon, you can still enjoy a delicious breakfast plate while any uninterested friends can order a regular lunch dish. Salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more are available during lunch hour.

“Really nice. Thank you for a memorable brunch!! It doesn't get any better than this!! The portions were generous, the flavors amazing. I had an omelet that was delicious. My date had some homemade Chorizo he raved about. I can't wait to go back!! Yummy!” - Yelp Review

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4. Pokii Eatery

Chic Hawaiin restaurant serving delicious poke bowls in Texas-sized dishes

Poke bowls, burritos, salad, and more are offered at this popular restaurant. Image courtesy of Yelp

12153 Katy Fwy | Energy Corridor | pokiieatery.com

Have you ever tried a poke bowl? What about a sushi burrito? Pokii Eatery offers a wide selection of fresh ingredients for its popular poke bowls and sushi burritos. A poke bowl is typically made of cubed raw marinated fish, white rice, and seaweed salad. Various toppings like green beans, chili flakes, and onions can be added. At Pokii Eatery, you can either order a signature bowl or build your own. You can also order a Pokiiritto, AKA sushi burrito, which is equivalent to two sushi rolls. 

“I'm not the type to be impressed with poke but Pokii Eatery is my current favorite in Houston. For $11, you get two large scoops of protein with unlimited toppings and there's so many to choose from. I've been to poke places that really skimp on portion size, but that's not the case with Pokii Eatery. You're definitely getting your money's worth and their fish is very fresh.” - Yelp Review

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5. Poblano's Mexican Grill

Casual Mexican restaurant perfect for Happy Hour drinks and casual get-togethers

Poblano’s serves some of the best Mexican dishes in the city. Image courtesy of Yelp

1250 Eldridge Pkwy | Energy Corridor | poblanosmexicangrill.net

In the mood for some Mexican food? Head to Poblano’s Mexican Grill! Since 2007, Houston residents have flocked to Poblano’s Mexican Grill for its fresh and authentic Mexican dishes. This casual, no-frills restaurant serves delicious meals such as the Shrimp a la Diabla and Pechuga Chipotle inside a cozy dining space. 

A full bar is also available for guests who just want a quick drink or a small bite to eat. Happy Hour specials for margaritas, daiquiris, and other popular cocktails are available Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm! Occasionally, Poblano’s will also host live music events for guests. 

“The food was so good y'all! I came here for my lunch break and I was distanced far from the only other individual in the restaurant. Customer service was nice as well. The lady recommended the enchiladas with the taco and my total was $10.81 for ALL this. I did ask for everything to be Halal and they delivered.” - Yelp Review

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6. Brother’s Pizzeria

Classic pizzeria specializing in New York style hand-tossed pies

Order a hot pizza pie to share with some friends! Image courtesy of Yelp

1029 Hwy 6 N, Suite 100 | Energy Corridor | brotherspizzeriahouston.com

For several decades, Brother’s Pizzeria has served as the go-to destination in the Energy Corridor for delicious pizza, pasta, subs, and salads. Only the freshest and finest ingredients are used in their famous pizza pies. 

The restaurant’s New York style pizza, in particular, is a favorite among guests. Its most popular option is the Brother’s Special, which is topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, Canadian bacon, and extra cheese. If anyone in the group isn’t in the mood for pizza, they have a wide selection of appetizers, subs, and pastas to enjoy instead.

“The crust is amazing in flavor and texture; thin and crispy but still light and fluffy in the crust, the sauce tastes amazing. The meats have so much flavor. This pizza was so good I had to grab one for my family after I got off from work.” - Yelp Review

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The Energy Corridor is one of the most fascinating areas of Houston. After a long day of shopping and sightseeing, you can look forward to a delicious meal at one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants. 

Which restaurant in the Energy Corridor do you want to visit next? Let us know in the comments!

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