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Oct 8, 2010 11:10 PM

Hounds' Take on Montrose

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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    1. re: Lambowner

      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

    2. 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

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

        1. re: superluckycat

          I second Berryhill fish tacos - they are amazing!

        2. 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

            Nice work, Bruce. Where is Little Saigon?

            1. re: rrrich7

              "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

                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

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

            2. re: brucesw

              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