Elegantly situated in the vintage Schneider Brothers Bulding, Lamberts Downtown Barbecue puts a contemporary spin on old-school BBQ and other Texas cuisine while always showing its diners a darn good time. Smoked and grilled meat and Gulf seafood are stars of the show, but there's plenty for plant-eaters to get excited about, too, and the Southern-inflected sides are their own delights. The Lamberts menu's a lovely one for showcasing regional products and the blend of family-style and high-end culinary traditions.
The upstairs bar, meanwhile, is a great place for small plates, select entrees, and a whiskey cocktail (or craft beer, or sparkling wine) or two, with live music regularly on tap.
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