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Monarch Restaurant & Lounge

#135 of 7,143 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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Inverness, Illinois
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309 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were greeted with genuine smiles and friendly faces. The manager and server were exceptionally friendly and attentive. The food was delicious! We had the open faced ravioli, baked potato soup, crispy brussel sprouts and red snapper with broccolini. It was all quite good!

Thank matthewmoncivais
Tampa, Florida
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351 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is really the only place to eat when staying in the museum district. I was staying at the hotel and had breakfast, lunch & dinner here. Breakfast and dinner services were great, and lunch we were ignored in favor of a large party at the next table. There's a broad selection on the menu, and food was pretty good.

Thank MissLaughsALot
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My daughter and I had just finished a visit to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and went to the Monarch for an early lunch. I've eaten at the restaurant many times, but it has been several months -- and we've always had a good experience -- until this one. The hostess seated us on the patio, which varies on... More 

Thank Ann-TexasTraveler073
Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Friends took me here for my late December birthday, and I very much enjoyed the evening as a whole: food, drinks, conversations. However, I was a bit 'put off' by the somewhat "louche" attire of some of the guests coming through the restaurant and bar. OK, it's ZA-ZA; and they have a certain reputation for being out on the edge.... More 

Thank Greg S
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Excellent restaurant with excellent quality service and awesome ambiance and high end service. Love the Monarch Restaurant at Hotel Za Za- I will definitely be coming back again!

Thank _thessrey
Wayland, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The food in the Monarch is good but every thing was very salty. I understand the trend using salt, but this was over done. The service was good and the staff most pleasant

Thank Connie L
Owensboro, Kentucky
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Enjoyed lunch and dinner here during our visit to MDA. I would recommend the hot breakfasts over the cold or oatmeal. Great chef specials !

Thank Allison T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The food was quite good and the service was friendly. A great place for a quick bite, a drink, or even a larger meal if you are staying at the Zaza. One issue was the pricing / value for the food served. Even the smallest of appetizers were $15 for a couple of bites.

Thank DKDC20009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?