Best Brunch – Montrose: UB Preserv
This neighborhood cult favorite — a reinvention of the now defunct Underbelly — pairs Houston hero Chris Shepherd with the talented chef de cuisine Nick Wong. On Sundays, the team offers a dim sum-style brunch that feels so wholly Houston it almost hurts. The menu blends global cuisines flawlessly, sporting things like delicate smoked boudin siu mai
, chilled king crab noodles, schmaltz toast and shrimp masala tostada
. Dining with a crew? Go big with large plates of Chinese sausage-stuffed crispy chicken or Vietnamese short rib fajitas. Just leave room for the ca phe sua da
carrot cake, from pastry mastermind Victoria Dearmond.
1609 Westheimer, Houston
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1600 Westheimer, Houston