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Feb 17, 2013 10:21 PM

MD Anderson area dinner

I did a search and found a couple of 10 year old threads. Looking for dinner within a cab ride of the hospital, we'll be there for business for 1 night. No chains, no white-table cloth-other than that, open to anything local!

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  1. The immediate area is not a dining mecca, but there is lots within a short cab ride. I like Danton's on Montrose for seafood. There was an extensive recent conversation on this area. It may reference Reliant Stadium, Rice, Metro Rail or Medical Center rather than MDA specifically.

      1. re: k_mccasland

        Good list. In the Village I like Pasha (Turkish) and Local Foods, next door to and co-owned by Benjy's - excellent sandwiches and sides.

        Due west of the Med Center on Holcombe at Greenbrier is a center with several casual eateries, Fred's Italian Corner (the whole area used to be an Italian neighborhood), Southwell's Burgers (local chain) and Two Guys Pizza. I used to go to 2 guys when it was part of the local New York Pizzeria chain and it was the best location, but I haven't been since they dropped the NYP branding. Southwell's is not the best burgers in town but it's better than a chain.

        South of the Med Center closer to Reliant is mostly chains but there is Capt. Benny's Oyster Bar; it's a great time of year for Gulf oysters.

        Of course, as noted on the thread linked to by Lambowner, the light rail, running on the west side of the Med Center, could take you to Mid Town and Downtown for tons more possibilities, although they do get a little pricier and more formal, perhaps.

        Pasha has linen tablecloths but it's informal.

        1. Wow, thanks for all of the input! I'm really unfamiliar with Houston so this was very helpful...

          1. Head to Rice Village, a short 5-10 minute drive away from MDA. Istanbul Grill for terrific kabobs and such, D'Amico's for casual Italian (red and white table cloths!), Bombay Brasserie, Local Foods for terrific sandwiches, Benjy's (more upscale than the ones i prev mentioned but still casual), Thai Spice, El Meson for Cuban, Kahn's for Deli.. Something for everyone in Rice Village and just a short ride away from the medical cntr! Walk University, Times and Rice Blvd and you'll find what you're looking for! Enjoy!!