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Hounds' Take on Montrose

rrrich7 Oct 8, 2010 11:10 PM

This is weird, I'm a gay man and this is the 2nd time I've lived in Houston, but today I found myself driving through Montrose and wondering again, where to eat? I don't live in the area, so I don't really keep up, but darned if I couldn't think of anyplace except Niko Niko and Baba Yega. Oh and Barnaby's.

Where do y'all go for lunch in Montrose?

Baba Yega Restaurant
2607 Grant St, Houston, TX 77006

Niko Niko's
2520 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

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    brucesw Oct 17, 2010 07:28 AM

    Some more around the price point of your original list:

    One's a Meal on Westheimer
    La Mexicana on Fairview
    Harry's on Tuam
    Lankford Grocery on Dennis
    Acadian Bakers on Alabama
    La Guadalupana on Dunleavy

    I don't care for it but friends do - La Tapatia on Richmond.

    Plus you're not that far from Little Saigon and banh mi shops, etc.

    La Mexicana Restaurant
    1018 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

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    1. re: brucesw
      rrrich7 Oct 18, 2010 09:59 PM

      Nice work, Bruce. Where is Little Saigon?

      1. re: rrrich7
        grbroderick Oct 19, 2010 02:22 PM

        "Little Saigon" is in Midtown, just east of Montrose. It is bordered by Smith, Elgin, Main and Gray streets. There's a good variety of places, from shops where you can get vietnamese sandwiches (Cali Sandwich, Les Givrals), to pho shops (Pho Nga, Pho Saigon) to all-around restaurants (Van Loc, Mai's (presently closed due to fire)).

        In answer to your original question, here's some of my favorite spots for lunch in Montrose and vicinity:

        La Fendee -- middle-eastern
        Pronto Cucina -- Italian, same owners as Vincent's and Nino's
        Thai Sticks -- thai (doh!), good variety of curries
        Yelapa Playa -- mexican, ceviches
        Bocado's -- mexican
        Ziggy's Healthy Grill -- health food

        Bon Appetit!

        Ziggy's Healthy Grill
        2202 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098

        Bocados Restaurant & Bar
        1312 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006

        Les Givral's
        801 Congress St Ste 101, Houston, TX 77002

        Nga Restaurant
        2929 Milam St Ste C, Houston, TX 77006

        Pho Saigon
        7400 W Tidwell Rd Ste A, Houston, TX 77040

        1. re: grbroderick
          brucesw Oct 19, 2010 06:39 PM

          That's the area I was thinking of; look for the street signs in both English and VIetnamese.

          In looking it up online, though, to get the boundaries, I came across the fact that a portion of New Chinatown on the far west side is apparently called Little Saigon. I wasn't aware of that.

          1. re: brucesw
            grbroderick Oct 20, 2010 08:54 AM

            Bellaire inside of Beltway 8 is "Chinatown", Bellaire outside of Beltway 8 is "Little Saigon", as far as I'm aware.

      2. re: brucesw
        rrrich7 Oct 24, 2010 05:37 PM

        Katz Deli on Westheimer was suprisingly good the other day. I had the Cobb Salad which had nice chicken, bacon, blue cheese - so many places scrimp on this stuff, or the bacon is greasy, for example. Service was friendly.

        Katz's Deli & Bar
        616 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

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        superluckycat Oct 11, 2010 11:04 AM

        eat falafel sandwich at Al's Quick Stop, Berryhill fish tacos, 3-6-9 is ok chinese, Liltle Bigs for sliders and fries, BBs Cajun for a poboy

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        1. re: superluckycat
          Hitched_Gibson May 5, 2011 09:01 PM

          369 is ok Chinese? I think that depends on your viewpoint. Chinese overall? It may be ok. But for Americanized, it is A-mazing.

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            TexasAggieMama May 22, 2011 12:15 AM

            I second Berryhill fish tacos - they are amazing!

          2. Lambowner Oct 9, 2010 12:16 PM

            This article might interest you.


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              rrrich7 Oct 9, 2010 01:55 PM

              Thanks, this is excellent. Was pleased to see the writer included Indika. I rarely go to an "expensive" meal (above my price point) but went there over a year ago and still fondly remember it.

              516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

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