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Monarch Restaurant & Lounge

#135 of 7,170 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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5701 Main St, Hotel ZaZa, Houston, TX 77005-1824 (Main St and Ewing St)
+1 713-527-1800
06:30 - 02:00
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Fri - Sat 06:30 - 02:00
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have dined in the Monarch several times for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the last couple of years. Enjoyed it enough to cancel outside reservations and dine without leaving the hotel. Professional service, excellent food for all meals. Great view, feels almost Caribbean.

Thank rodbeer
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a wedding reception on the premises and enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. We attended with a 23 month old, and the wait staff were very accommodating for the few things we needed (plain food, plain crackers). We sat down to a wonderfully served four course meal where the staff wore black gloves, were almost invisible (yet the... More 

Thank Beth S
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Indifferent service, mediocre food. Lively bar scene. Small plate appetizers were much better than the main courses.

1 Thank DocD123
Houston, Texas
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a beautiful spring evening, sitting outside overlooking the museum area from a veranda. This a truly unique setting. The food we had tasted great, the wines were good and service very professional. Dinners with friend don't get better than this.

Thank Michiel T
Tenafly, New Jersey
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Excellent breakfast here two days in a row...attentice service in lovely setting outdoors, overlooking the museum district

Thank Debodan
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Always good, fresh menu choices and amazing cocktails! Menu changes so we look forward to new items (but miss the brussel sprouts). Martine offers the best food and drink recommendations. The patio is a great place to relax and enjoy winding down.

Thank trishafrank99
Salem, Massachusetts
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605 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I enjoyed a great Calamari Salad here, while my wife had the Red Oak Salad; both were great. But the service was off, from the very uptight little hostess in the leather suit who seated us to the handsome European waiter who managed numerous times to avoid noticing our attempts to get service.

Thank abecedarius
Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My family and I ate there for breakfast. The food was delicious. Everyone was super friendly and professional. They called for my car for me while I was eating, so all I had to do was get in my car after breakfast.

Thank casmommycita
Inverness, Illinois
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310 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Nice hotel restaurant with pretty outdoor seating in addition to indoor. Had breakfast and lunch. Both times food and service was good. A little pricy for what you get.

Thank TwoGrays
Dallas, Texas
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great food, service at all meals. Breakfast was amazing with the best breakfast tacos I've ever had. I ate dinner in the bar and everything was fantastic and tasty.

Thank fundking

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 35
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5701 Main St, Hotel ZaZa, Houston, TX 77005-1824
    (Main St and Ewing St)
  • Public Transportation: Museum District stop on Houston Metrorail.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-527-1800
  • This restaurant is at Hotel ZaZa Houston
Like everything at Hotel ZaZa, the dining room and nightlife space are designed to entice your every sense. Hotel Zaza dares you to lose yourself in the intoxicating aromas, layered flavors and unexpected touches of the “see and be scene” Monarch Restaurant & Lounge. So come, play, revel, and experience dining and entertainment in the Houston area that’s a world apart.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?