Customers wanting for a zestful flavor of Cajun cooking will not be disappointed at Crescent City Beignets. Offering a short list of a variety of lunch menu entrees, tasty coffee, and beignets since 1997, this restaurant offers a fine value for Cajun cooking. The cafe au lait and beignets are what carry the restaurant's reputation. However, a modest rotating lunch menu is very noteworthy as well. Regardless of the lunch order, beignets are an absolute must for any serious customer. The attentive and helpful service is also very welcoming.
Located in the eclectic and trendy Montrose area, this former restaurant-turned-coffee house has been transformed into a popular nightspot. Serving up fine drinks and liquors, as well as offering fine cigars, the establishment attracts young and older patrons alike. The small gray bar is designed and decorated with a jungle theme. Comfortable leather sofas offer locations for patrons to hang out and enjoy their drink or puff on their favorite cigar. The crowd usually gets bustling towards the end of the week. A variety of music styles blares overhead.
Chef and owner Marco Wiles received his training from his Italian mother, as well as from cooking in other Houston Italian restaurants. The originality of his dishes makes this a great dining experience for any Italian food lover. The decor is bright and comfortable with tones of yellow in the walls and wood floors. The pastas are made in-house from imported ingredients. Specialties include octopus salad, venison fettuccine and lamb chops. An all-Italian wine list is offered to add flavor to any entree. The Zuppa Inglese, a brandy-soaked cake, is a must for dessert.
Every Saturday night, DJ Mike blasts the crowd with a super mix of 1950s swing, Jazz and lounge music. The Catbirds club has been dubbed "the cat's meow" when it comes to dancing, and it is also a great spot for just listening to great music and sipping a cold one with your friends. If your friends cannot make it, do not sweat it. You will meet plenty of friendly people when you drop in by yourself.
2111 South Shepherd Drive between Westheimer & San Felipe Houston, TX 77019 +1 713 630 0486
One of Houston's most popular Irish pubs, this bar is famous for its fantastic dinner pizza. In fact, it is the only item on the menu, but after a single bite, you certainly will not care that nothing else is offered. Besides die-hard pizza fans, Irish ale lovers and European beer drinkers frequent the establishment. The atmosphere is cheerful and welcoming. Stop in and see for yourself!
3416 Roseland Street Houston, TX 77006 +1 713 528 9912
Griff's is the oldest sports bar in Houston. This bar offers late-night pool and big-screen television sets along with the full-service bar. It also claims to be the first sports bar in Houston and boasts that its lunch burger basket is a neighborhood favorite. Come in and put it to the test yourself.
2400 University Boulevard Houston, TX 77005 +1 713 529 2739
The two video walls and 20 televisions appeal to far more than sports fans. Step into an interesting environment, complete with a fantastic fiber optics light display, that is constantly changing. Guests enjoy scrumptious homemade hamburgers and beer along with wonderful brick-oven pizza.
2007 Grant Street Houston, TX 77006 +1 832 212 4057
This theater is one of the oldest folk music venues in operation in the U.S. It originally opened as a whimsical café where poetry was read over spaghetti, wine and coffee. The Montrose location is perfect for attracting a somewhat eclectic, artsy crowd. The doors open at 8p for from Thursday to Saturday.
This quiet, casual little bakery is a great place to pick up some wonderful treats for the family. Check out the buttery, flaky croissants to serve your family for dinner. Do not forget to ask for a Cafe au Lait to make the drive home more enjoyable. If you want to grab some lunch or take an entire meal home, the bakery also features a tearoom where they serve Quiche Lorraine and other Swiss specialties.
2425 University Boulevard Houston, TX 77005 +1 713 522 9306
In 1981 this restaurant replaced El Patio, a Mexican original that had been around since 1957. Some of the original decor from the old restaurant can still be found inside. Newcomers dine here daily, but the list of loyal long-time patrons is extensive. The menu offers a diverse mix of Cuban, Mexican and Spanish specialties. Try one of the numerous Spanish seafood dishes, or bring your friends along and share some tapas. If you are a little less adventurous, there is plenty of Tex-Mex to choose from.
This sprawling midtown bar has plenty of room for all
and perhaps a hanging lamp for every patron. The ceiling is studded with Tiffany style stained glass lamps of every possible hue. It's easy to become distracted from the ...
Cézanne is conveniently located above the popular Black Lab Pub.
In the intimate, 40 seat venue you'll get a full body jazz immersion experience. The performances are top notch, and you can literally rub elbows with local, regional and ...
The interior theme of this charming cafe is decorated in
memory of a dog named Barnaby (may he rest in peace). The little dog bones adorning the walls certainly make excellent conversation pieces. Bring along family and friends for ...