Many would say that Montrose is home to the restaurants which put Houston on the culinary map. This neighborhood is home to restaurants that take the varied cultures of the city and puts them into a melting pot, just to see what happens.
Celebrity chef's like Hugo Ortega and Chris Shepherd each have flagship restaurants in the area, literally across the street from each other, at that. Hugo's is a staple restaurant of the city, with humble roots in Oaxaca, Mexico, a dedication to quality ingredients and traditional preparation. The Sunday brunch is a MUST.
Chef Shepherd actually has four restaurants within just a few blocks in Montrose - all award-winning establishments: neighborhood beer bar Hay Merchant, fusion restaurant UB Preserv, the experimental One Fifth, and the buttery steakhouse Georgia James.
➡️ The Guide: A Perfect Day of Eating in Montrose
We would be remise if we didn't talk about the cafe scene in laid-back Montrose. Popular eateries like Common Bond and Café Brasil are great any time of the day, especially if you're looking for a bright way to start your morning. Located across the street from one another, both offer a vast array of seriously good pastries and coffees that put that mermaid-lookin' coffee chain to shame.
In Montrose, you'll also savor some of best quality seafood in the city. Hotspots like Riel and One Fifth are popular with Houstonians for their globally inspired Gulf Coast cuisine, and both serve as ideal date night choices.
After enjoy Montrose's nightlife, you can feast on an oversized Rueben at the New York-style deli Katz, which never closes. Never. Or, keep the night going at Bar Boheme, where you must order the to-die-for Vietnamese Fries (covered in Hoisin sauce, Sriracha, garlic mayo, cilantro, and crushed peanuts).