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Underbelly: One of the Most Unique Upscale Restaurants in Houston

Discovering a restaurant that offers different foods prepared in unusual ways is an undeniably fun experience. There’s an opportunity for residents of Lincoln Galleria to enjoy one of the most memorable upscale restaurants in Houston.

Imagine a restaurant dedicated to “all things pork” with an on-site butcher shop for constantly fresh resources.

Is your mouth watering yet?


The restaurant is Underbelly, an interesting turn of phrase meaning “things not seen.”

This restaurant is devoted to showcasing the variety of foods and cultures that make up the bones of Houston, bones not noted on a daily basis. It’s a “testament to multicultural Houston.”

That testament is expressed in Underbelly’s use of produce and seafood from Houston area farms and southern waters. Every season brings different crop bounties. Therefore, the menu changes with the seasons. Additionally, cultural changes around Houston affect what’s popular and available. It definitely makes for an exciting menu.

Like many other upscale restaurants in Houston, the Underbelly offers lunch and dinner. But, what makes it so unique? As well as pork, lunch sandwiches can include fish, goat, turkey, ham, chicken, and vegan options.

Not to mention, the multicultural flavors show in their Korean braised goat and dumplings, Vietnamese-style flank steak; seared gulf fish; and debris style roast beef Po-boy to name a few. Each of those come with fresh house-made chips.

Exotic Menu Selections

  • Cornmeal fried oysters, Blue Crab salad, cauliflower hummus, Steen’s vinaigrette
  • Soy & scallion meatballs, vermicelli noodle, chilled dashi
  • Shrimp & crawfish Chao Tom, sugarcane, pickles, lettuce, Nuoc Mam

Something For Everyone

Prefer less exotic? Try their family-style servings like smoked pork roast, baked cheddar fusilli, and roasted Brussel sprouts, or the Kansas City strip, Lima bean puree and wilted farm greens. Consequently, you’ll find many unique choices. Additionally, for diners wanting premiere wine or cocktails and spirits with their meal, every taste is covered.

Please contact us to learn about other great upscale restaurants in Houston and for more about our equally great community!

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