This year my mom and I celebrated our Birthdays at a new establishment called Up. The restaurant is located in Highland Village and has views of downtown Houston and the Galleria area. It’s literally “up”, to get to the restaurant which is perched on the 3rd floor, you take a glass Willy Wonka-esque elevator and boom, bam, you’re being welcomed into a Modern- French- 70’s wood panneling – Swarovski chandelier – marble floors – fire place – setting. The decor all seems to come together nicely…
We love coming here for special occasions or any occasion for that matter because they provide great service, food, drinks, music, and atmosphere. I also love the way the restaurant is sectioned off… the bar area overlooks the dining area and also connects to the outdoor patio which makes for good ebb and flow while being able to maintain an open concept.
The crabcakes are to DIE for. nom nom. My mom ordered the shrimp tempura, why she did…not so sure, but they were amazing as well. Also, a complimentary marshmallow Birthday cake contraption was included. If you look behind the marshmallow cake you can see an assortment of NUTELLA flavored goodies. Like, nutella flavored creme brulee. Kill me now.
Up: Highland Village – Houston, TX