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Monarch Restaurant & Lounge

#119 of 7,051 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 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 02:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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200 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank dancingbelle47
Toronto, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

What a nice little place to have either a quiet meal alone or business meal! The food is really very nice and the service is amazing! The staff will accommodate any request! See you again soon!

Thank Shaweras
alexandria, LA
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207 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Monarch at Zaza serves a variety of cocktails. The French 75 was just right for beginning an evening. Next morning met family for breakfast. Gorgeous weather and a lovely outdoor dining experience. Fantastic coffee with great service. Breakfast bagel sandwich so very yummy! Thick bacon, perfect over easy eggs and cheese. Sides of asparagus and sweet potatoes. Excellent!

Thank travelingcircus38
Chesapeake, Virginia
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after visiting the cockrill butterfly exhibition. Great food and atmosphere. Not too pricey

Thank VictoryMCs
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Met friends here for lunch. Located inside the Hotel Zaza. Exquisite dining atmosphere. The wedge salad topped with blue cheese crumbles was excellent. Mushroom soup was packed with flavor. Roasted brussel sprouts are to die for. Coffee is excellent. We used valet parking because the restaurant validates so it was no charge. Great experience!

Thank Kirk409
Houston, Texas
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167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is great and the bar is fun, but if you come on weekend nights it's a bit of a scene! If that's your thing then you'll love it. If you prefer a quieter place to dine and drink just come earlier.

Thank kugali

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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, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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?