Head to Rice Village/West U, its your best bet for food quality and variety. You can do a search of restaurants in the area by going to www.b4-u-eat.com and punch in "West U" and then try a "Med Center" search. LePeep's is a good choice for a hearty breakfast thats nearby.. Chicken/Steaks,, Benjy's on Dunstan is terrific. Could even take in LeMadeleine for a roasted chicken and salad. BBQ at Goode company,, not great but "goode" should satisfy. Not knowing what if you like,, Thai, Indian, Turkish, Italian, Vietnamese, TexMex, etc, I can tell you that West U, just minutes from Methodist is capable of serving up anything u like, in all price ranges. Jack
We had a lovely dinner at Bistro des Amis (on University) last weekend, but by the time we had soup, entrees, wine (yes, they are serving wine now), and dessert we had spent $100. I didn't begrudge it, but just be aware, if you want a relaxed French meal served by friendly servers in a pleasant old house, it'll cost ya.
There are many great (and reasonably priced) options in the Rice Village/West U area for almost any type of food. I love the grilled catfish at Goode Co. Hamburgers and Taqueria.
dugout19 was probably referring to Morningside Thai, an old and reliable standby.
It has been about two years since I was last there so things may have changed. For what its worth, they dont have a bad cafeteria there. They have many different offerings. I found the chili to be a pretty good option.
Across Fanin St from the hospital, you can get there via the 2nd floor bridge, is a medical office building, the Scurlock tower. There are a few places to eat in the lobby there including a place, and I'm sorry I dont remember the name but it shouldnt be too hard to find, that has a fairly decent burger.
There is a chipotle on Fanin and Dryden I think, at street level. There is a counter service Chinese place at Dryden and Main. The food there was okay.
I was there in the summer so I didnt venture out too far by foot. Not too far away by car is Rice Village around University and Kirby Dr. There are many good places to eat there and a lot of variety. Hopefully, someone more familiar with the neighborhood can weigh in. I can tell you I had some good Thai food but I cant say I remember the name of the restaurant after two years.