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Monarch Restaurant & Lounge

#99 of 7,060 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5701 Main St, Hotel ZaZa, Houston, TX 77005-1824 (Main St and Ewing St)
+1 713-527-1800
06:30 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 06:30 - 02:00
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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I had just finished a visit to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and went to the Monarch for an early lunch. I've eaten at the restaurant many times, but it has been several months -- and we've always had a good experience -- until this one. The hostess seated us on the patio, which varies on... More 

Thank Ann-TexasTraveler073
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends took me here for my late December birthday, and I very much enjoyed the evening as a whole: food, drinks, conversations. However, I was a bit 'put off' by the somewhat "louche" attire of some of the guests coming through the restaurant and bar. OK, it's ZA-ZA; and they have a certain reputation for being out on the edge.... More 

Thank Greg S
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant with excellent quality service and awesome ambiance and high end service. Love the Monarch Restaurant at Hotel Za Za- I will definitely be coming back again!

Thank _thessrey
Wayland, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food in the Monarch is good but every thing was very salty. I understand the trend using salt, but this was over done. The service was good and the staff most pleasant

Thank Connie L
Owensboro, Kentucky
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Enjoyed lunch and dinner here during our visit to MDA. I would recommend the hot breakfasts over the cold or oatmeal. Great chef specials !

Thank Allison T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The food was quite good and the service was friendly. A great place for a quick bite, a drink, or even a larger meal if you are staying at the Zaza. One issue was the pricing / value for the food served. Even the smallest of appetizers were $15 for a couple of bites.

Thank DKDC20009
Houston, Texas
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156 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The Monarch is the main restaurant for the Hotel Zsa Zsa in the Museum District, Herman Park area, and Medical District of Houston (also near Rice University). It is a lovely setting, lively atmosphere, and has wonderful food. I enjoyed the crisp brussel sprouts, lamb lollipops, red oak salad, and Bay of Funday salmon. This was followed by a local... More 

Thank jswflights
HotelZaZa, General Manager at Monarch Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Hello jswflights, It is so great to hear that we were able to provide you with an enjoyable experience at the Monarch. You chose some excellent signature dishes - hope you loved the bread pudding! We strive to keep our quality and service at the Monarch top notch. Looking forward to seeing you again! We Love Ya At ZaZa! More 

Laguna Beach
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201 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We arrived later in the evening for check in and were starving. The bar seemed very lively and my father-in-law is hard of hearing so we chose to dine on the patio where it was quieter. Even with the large expansive window open, the air was on and it was very pleasant! Food was good, but everything seemed to have... More 

Thank LagunaGypsy
HotelZaZa, General Manager at Monarch Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

LagunaGypsy, We are glad to hear that we were able to provide you with an enjoyable experience at the Monarch - top notch quality and service at the Monarch is extremely important to us. The patio is definitely a fun and enjoyable atmosphere! Come back and see us! We Love Ya At ZaZa! More 

key west and new york
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111 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Some of the best lambchops I've had. Dark and attractive with very good service and eclectic menu, but can be very loud

Thank ellentravels
Maui, Hawaii
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181 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect location for brunch after visiting the museum. Nice place. Wasn't too impressed with the brunch menu, not too many selections. Would have liked to seen a burger or a sandwich and a few more lunch/savory options. Very confused as to why they don't have mimosas on the menu. They have them, you just have to ask for them. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 35
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5701 Main St, Hotel ZaZa, Houston, TX 77005-1824
    (Main St and Ewing St)
  • Public Transportation: Museum District stop on Houston Metrorail.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-527-1800
  • This restaurant is at Hotel ZaZa Houston
Like everything at Hotel ZaZa, the dining room and nightlife space are designed to entice your every sense. Hotel Zaza dares you to lose yourself in the intoxicating aromas, layered flavors and unexpected touches of the “see and be scene” Monarch Restaurant & Lounge. So come, play, revel, and experience dining and entertainment in the Houston area that’s a world apart.

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