801 Town And Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024
Ruggles Green has locations in River Oaks, the Heights, CityCentre and Sugar Land. This Houston restaurant also lets you bring in your own bottles of wine, but it does charge a $5 corkage fee. When dining here, you also have the option to choose from the many beers and wines on the wine menu. The food is all-natural and healthy and the menu clearly labels foods that are dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian. It’s a fast-casual restaurant, which means that you order at a counter and you pick up your food when it’s ready. This means that there are no waiters to tip. When you visit, be sure to try the house-made hummus or one of the wood-fired pizzas. There is also a children’s menu for the little ones.
912 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
Located in Montrose, Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine offers BYOB with no corkage fee. You can choose your favorite wines from home to bring to the restaurant to drink with your dinner of lamb shanks, chicken kabobs and other Mediterranean favorites. There is even a special Washington Gym-approved menu for those who want to eat healthfully. Be sure to try the baklava for dessert.
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1936 Fountain View Drive
Houston, TX 77057
La Vista is a laid-back Italian restaurant and grill without the pretentiousness of some other places. This restaurant only allows you to bring in wine from outside, so leave the beer at home. This restaurant does not have valet parking, nor does it accept reservations. You can eat your food outside on the patio in pleasant weather. While at La Vista, pair your wine from home with one of the restaurant’s brick-oven pizzas or the unique and delicious cinnamon coffee cumin crusted pork tenderloin.
905 Taft St.
Houston, TX 77019
The name of the restaurant says it all. Lucio’s BYOB and Grill is where you can bring wines from home to drink with great food from the grill. The restaurant recommends making reservations if you intend to come for dinner, but you also get free valet parking daily from Mondays through Saturdays. The corkage fee for Lucio’s is $8. At dinner, try the smoked duck breast, king salmon or hanger steak. Desserts include a croissant bread pudding and a cheese plate with honey crackers, pecans and apples.
9061 Gaylord St.
Houston, TX 77024
Jonathan’s The Rub opened in 2008 at the behest of the customers of Jonathan’s Catering. This upscale, family-owned restaurant is located in an innocuous corner of a shopping center in the Memorial Villages. The menu changes depending on what is in season and freshest, but you will have a selection from seafood, steaks, pork chops, Brooklyn-Italian food and much more. The eclectic menu includes appetizers such as dumplings, lobster tacos, meatballs marinara and gumbo. This same range of flavors from a variety of cuisines can be found throughout the menu at Jonathan’s The Rub.