Backstreet Café

1103 South Shepherd Drive Houston, TX 77019 Map It
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  • Address:
    1103 South Shepherd Drive
    Houston, TX 77019
  • Phone:
    (713) 521-2239

Tucked away on Shepherd Drive is the converted residence that is home to Backstreet Café. Ever-changing New American choices prepared by Chef Hugo Ortega include salads like goat cheese with pears, toasted walnuts and warm bacon dressing, or entree-size salads like lentils and feta in garlic vinaigrette. The meat loaf tower, a lunch and dinner favorite, comes with garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach and mushroom gravy. Finish with warm apple tart topped with house-made vanilla-bean ice cream.

Backstreet's popular jazz brunch featuring the Bob Chadwick Trio is served on Sundays from 11am until 3pm.

For prime people-watching, request an umbrella-covered table on the front terrace. Or for a touch of romance, sit by the cozy fireplace.

  • Chef Hugo Ortega and Backstreet Café included in Zagat feature on 16 Chefs Redefining Texas Cuisine (2016).
  • Backstreet received Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator (2017)
  • Named one of 50 hot restaurants for summer by Nation's Restaurant News (2013).
  • Chef Hugo Ortega named James Beard Award Semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest (2012).
  • Sean Beck named Rising Star Sommelier by (2011).

Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau - Member






  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm Friday 11am-11pm Saturday 10 am-11 pm Sunday 10am-9pm
  • Seating Capacity: 250
  • Reservations Required:
    • Recommended
  • Languages Spoken:
    • Spanish
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  • Dress Code Requirements: Business Casual
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Facility Info

  • Reception Capacity 250
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  • Banquet Capacity 250
  • Number of Rooms 3

Meeting Rooms

Upstairs Room 1
  • Banquet Capacity: 46
Upstairs Room 2
  • Banquet Capacity: 46
The Solarium
  • Banquet Capacity: 44
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