Rooftops—home of all the best views, the best memories, and of course, the best Gossip Girl scenes. So if you find yourself craving a breezy rooftop to unwind (or just to pretend you're in Manhattan), look no further than Z on23 Rooftop and Zutro Restaurant in Houston.
From sunrise to sunset, Zutro Restaurant serves it all—breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
They have an extensive coffee menu (and drink menu including an espresso martini), so you can pair all your faves with their delicious sugar-filled breakfast items.
Breakfast menu items range from traditional omelets, banana creme brulee oatmeal, or the promising bakery basket.
The $15 daily lunch specials come with gumbo or turtle soup and a chef's choice dessert. From shrimp n' grits to smoked brisket, to burgers and salads, there's an option for everyone on their lunch menu.
And don't even get us started on the dinner. You can order menu items including specialty salads, Grandmaw's Mole (yeah, it's a thing), and Redfish Scarlett.
Located in Le Meridien Houston Downtown, they're open daily, and valet parking is available for $8.
Often, they'll even take advantage of their space to host events like rooftop yoga—keep updated with their site for upcoming events.
And if you're looking for more of an indoor above-the-clouds dining option, check out Spindletop in downtown Houston that literally spins to give you a 360 view.
Z on23 Rooftop and Zutro Restaurant
Address: 1121 Walker St, 23rd Floor, Houston, TX
Why you need to go: For stunning views, and a refreshing night out (or brunch date) in the city.