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Where to Dine Safely this Valentine's Day | The Loken Group

Whether you plan on (safely) dining out this Valentine’s Day or getting take-out for a date night at home, we have some great recommendations courtesy of our team here at The Loken Group. These Greater Houston area restaurants were chosen specifically by our team members because of their thorough precautions to ensure a safe and responsible dining experience for guests (and because they’re delicious). We hope you enjoy!


Fu Fu Café

9889 Bellaire Blvd #105
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 981-8818

Recommended by: Catherine Cates, Inside Sales Agent
“If you go, order the soup dumplings, black bean chicken, orange peel beef, and stir fried green beans.”



25202 Northwest Fwy #100
Cypress, TX 77429
(281) 213-4656

Recommended by: Josh Cantu, Inside Sales Agent

13215 Grant Road, Suite 500
Cypress, Texas 77429
​(832) 717-3300
Other locations: Cypress (Fry), Tomball, Magnolia

Recommended by: Danielle Weiss, Director of Inside Sales

Rudy’s Grill

11760 Grant Rd
Cypress, TX 77429
(281) 370-9766

Recommended by: Tiffany Bean, Buyer Specialist
“I live right by Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant and their take-out margaritas have gotten me through the pandemic!”


Nancy’s Hustle

2704 Polk St A
Houston, TX 77003
(346) 571-7931

Recommended by: Rylie Schroeder, Buyer Specialist
“This place sets the mood with an intimate, romantic ambiance and a yummy French menu. Order the Nancy Cakes and Lamb Dumplings if they’re on the menu, which is changed frequently. Be sure to grab reservations, they book up weeks in advance (not only because the food is delicious, but because they’re going above and beyond to ensure safe dining).


Maggiano’s Little Italy

2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 961-2700
Other locations: Memorial City, Baybrook

Recommended by: Tara Kennedy, Director of Client Care
“The gnocchi is my favorite!”

Greenway/Upper Kirby


3737 Buffalo Speedway,
Houston, Texas 77098
(832) 491-1717

Recommended by: Rylie Schroeder, Buyer Specialist
“Fantastic upscale Cajun food in a beautiful, light and bright atmosphere. They have some of the best oysters in town. Also, you must order the Crawfish Étouffée – thank me later!”


3755 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77046
(713) 622-6778

Recommended by: Sara St. Marceaux, President of Portfolio Real Estate

Jersey Village

Adriatic Cafe

17402 Northwest Freeway
Jersey Village, TX 77040
(713) 983-6565
Other locations: Spring, Tomball

Recommended by: Danielle Weiss, Director of Inside Sales


Davinci Ristorante Italiano

6455 South Fry Rd
Katy, TX 77494
(281)-392-2115Recommended by: April Perry, Builder Division Specialist

Proper Rose Garden

1223 Grand W Blvd Suite B-105
Katy, Texas 77449
(281) 717-8174

Recommended by: Jourdan Silva, Copywriter
“Proper Rose Garden is an amazing smaller local business, and you can definitely dine safely there. Ordering their dessert tower and layered crepe cake is an absolute must!”


The Union Kitchen

23918 US-59 North
Kingwood, Texas 77339
(832) 644-9067
Other locations: Ella, Katy, Memorial, Towne Lake, Washington

Recommended by: Chrissy Mattax, Buyer Partner
“My fiancé Jonathan and I can usually just walk right in and get a table. They are rarely busy and have delicious food!”

Museum District


2003 Lexington St
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 393-7211

Recommended by: Katie Goska, Inside Sales Agent
“My friend owns Ambrosia with her husband – it’s a cozy little spot in the Museum District that offers amazing shareable plates inspired by Southeast Asia. And they really go above and beyond to ensure guests can dine safely.”

MF Sushi

1401 Binz St #100
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 637-4587

Recommended by: Kristina Nguyen, VP of Outside Sales, Listing Specialist
“Romantic, great for Galentine’s, very clean, FRESH sushi, and fast, very attentive service!”

River Oaks District


4444 Westheimer Rd Suite C180
Houston, TX 77027
(281) 888-2770

Recommended by: Rylie Schroeder, Buyer Specialist
“We may not be able to travel to Spain right now, but MAD will take you on a culinary adventure through there. Definitely get the Fresa Gin Tonic and Sepioneta, but try a little of everything to get the full, unique experience.”


2048 Colquitt St
Houston, TX 77098
(346) 319-5919

Recommended by: Aromus Rodrigues, Director of IT
“The menu is dynamic and changes frequently, but for an appetizer (small bites), I’d recommend ordering the Texas tartare, you are what you beet(v), and go shorty it’s your birthday.”

Tiny Boxwood’s

3636 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
 (713) 352-3086

Recommended by: Jourdan Silva, Copywriter
 “I have spent basically all my money at Tiny Boxwoods – it’s hands-down the best brunch place in Houston!! Their cookies are literally to die for, plus they own Tiny’s Milk & Cookies which is a walk-up/grab & go spot.”


Belly of the Beast

26510 Border St
Spring, TX 77373
(346) 351-1153

Recommended by: Jennifer Holloway, Communications Director
“This great local restaurant in Old Town Spring was new at the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdown and survived by introducing to-go dinner packs (and just making really delicious Mexican food). Don’t let the unassuming exterior fool you, the chef is imaginative, and the tacos are to die for. I recommend grabbing take out (trust me- order the Birria Taco) and enjoying with a pint at the outdoor beer garden at Excalibur Brewing next door!”

Sugar Land

Los Perez Mexican Restaurant

9439 S Texas 6
Houston, TX 77083
(281) 988-5585

Recommended by: Catherine Cates, Inside Sales Agent
“I haven’t ordered anything that I didn’t like here. My family has been going to this restaurant for Sunday lunch or dinner my whole life, and my husband and I had our engagement party here. The restaurant is run by a family of incredibly kind people.”

Vintage Park

Mia Bella Trattoria

110 Vintage Park Blvd. Suite A,
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 251-8930
Other locations: Greenway Plaza

Recommended by: Sydney Kempler, Digital Marketing Specialist
“This Vintage Park restaurant’s outdoor seating has relaxing vibes complete with fountain views. They always make a great cocktail and have an excellent wine list! We usually start with their beef tenderloin carpaccio or the mushroom risotto croquettes. My boyfriend is obsessed with their rainbow trout dish so he always gets that, and I almost always go for one of their pastas like the lamb shoulder ravioli or a gnocchi dish. Also, their bread is incredible and may be the main reason we keep going back. The staff are incredibly friendly and make you feel very safe while dining. Definitely make a reservation so you can get an outdoor table! They are also a GREAT takeout option and handle your order with care!”