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Down House

#247 of 7,124 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1801 Yale St, Houston, TX 77008-4033
+1 713-864-3696
09:00 - 00:00
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is a must for Sunday brunch because of the spicy good bloody mary and wonderful eggs benedict with avocado on the best biscuit ever.

Thank Karen C
Geneva, Switzerland
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool atmosphere and friendly service , I went for a Moscow mule ,which was served in a lovely ice cool metal cup . I will go and try the food shortly .

Thank Anthony R
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Down House for lunch and dinner. I hear that their breakfast is really their best meal, but I still enjoyed my experience there! The wait staff is very personable and loved to talk about the area of Houston we were in. They do have strange drinking laws in the heights so you have to join their drinking... More 

Thank Alexis G
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food looks good but I shared a fried chicken sandwich and I don't like chicken so its not for me to say. It is very crowded on Sunday around 11 a.m. We had to wait but they gave us a table without two of our 8 being there. I enjoyed my bloody Mary. It was very spicy. The french... More 

Thank Joe P
Gold coast australia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We sat outside on the patio and had the most wonderful server named Cedric, the service was so fast and extremely pleasant. Thank you Cedric! I had the havarti sandwich and WOW, that sandwich will be in my dreams for a while! It was perfectly balanced with beautiful fresh toasted sourdough, bacon, avocado, tomato chutney and a generous serving of... More 

Thank Priscilla_Packer
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We live nearby and often pop in for my favorite salad. The Goat cheese, spiced walnuts salad (add grilled chicken) salad is one of the freshest and most flavorful one's I have ever eaten.

Thank Candy M
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77 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I love the home made fresh juices plus the chocolate. Breakfast choces are delicious. I love coming here during the weekends and just taste different dishes the restaurant offers.

Thank Vicky V
Atlanta Georgia
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stopped in for breakfast. Shared the biscuits and gravy and bloody Mary's. Wonderful food and cocktails. Great service.

Thank mrfitnessguy
Accra, Ghana
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for a birthday dinner. I think we kind of overwhelmed the team a bit. We had a party of about 15. The food was good though! I had a skirt steak salad and it was delicious. Portions are a little small so you might wanna get a starter if you are really hungry. Our waiter, Cory was really... More 

Thank Bunmi A
houston, tx
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We likes this place a lot. I had the chicken and waffles. The chicken was seasoned fantastic and the waffle was very light. Coffee and coffee drinks are dank and spicy. Espresso was delicious. They have great brunch options. Nice outside seating. In doors seemed a little dark and scrunched thus why we chose to sit on the patio. Overall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Yale St, Houston, TX 77008-4033
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-864-3696
The idea of challenging the status quo manifested itself early with a few questions: Who says that restaurants have to have bad coffee? Who says that bars have to have bad food? Who says that coffee shops can't have great food or alcohol? It would be the mission of DH to serve professionally executed specialty coffee, a chef-driven menu, and a quality focused craft bar.

We enthusiastically live our values of community, quality, hospitality, education, and fun every day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?