Ever since Houston was founded where the White Oak and Buffalo bayous meet, water has played a significant role in the city’s history and cultural identity. Houston claims many nicknames—Space City, H-Town, and Clutch City all come to mind—but the most enduring is a reference to those two streams: Bayou City.
Bayou City Seafood & Pasta celebrates its hometown’s history with a menu of Southern-inspired seafood dishes. The restaurant casts its nets into fresh water and salt water alike, pulling up perennial favorites that range from crawfish bisque to blackened frog legs. As the name’s latter half implies, there are also more than a dozen pasta dishes to choose from. One highlight is the Pasta Thor, a combination of asparagus, spinach, tomatoes, goat cheese, and jumbo shrimp cooked under a lightning bolt.