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Monarch Restaurant & Lounge

) #138 of 7,285 Restaurants in Houston €€ - €€€ American, , Gluten Free Options
5701 Main St, Hotel ZaZa, Houston, TX 77005-1824
+1 713-527-1800
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“tuna tacos” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
5701 Main St, Hotel ZaZa, Houston, TX 77005-1824
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel a lot, I eat at hotel restaurants, a lot. Some are wonderful, some are not. This is one that is not. Twice we had to get up from our table to ask for service. The food took almost an hour to arrive. My...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast and dinner at the Monarch. Breakfast would receive a 1 out of 5 rating.both in the food and the service which was the worst ever. The manager was very apologetic and dinner service and the meal were excellent.

Thank Tece50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very good lunch. Nice menu with some salads for a light meal but I heard the fish dishes are very good. Nice,pleasant service that doesn't rush you. Good bread.

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had breakfast at the Monarch Restaurant on two consecutive mornings and drinks in the lounge one afternoon. The service is friendly and the food is delicious. The Monarch makes great omelets, and the Standard Breakfast is quite filling. The bar scene...More

Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been at this restaurant several times and the service and food are ALWAYS wonderful whether it is evening or morning, very consistent with great service. I like the mini tacos, the lamb chops and the fish are top notch!

Thank MLB90405
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science (which everyone should do!) and not wanting to eat in the McDonalds there we Googled for nearby outdoor dining and were guided to the Monarch set in the visually appealing Zaza Hotel. Getting a table was easy as...More

Thank Norris A
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

My new go-to bar! Ugh I can't believe I'm just now going to this place. I forgot the bartenders name, but he did an amazing job when it came to suggesting drinks and recommending small bites to eat! I had the drink called "selfie", got...More

Thank princessmimij
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Have dined in the Monarch several times for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the last couple of years. Enjoyed it enough to cancel outside reservations and dine without leaving the hotel. Professional service, excellent food for all meals. Great view, feels almost Caribbean.

Thank rodbeer
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We attended a wedding reception on the premises and enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. We attended with a 23 month old, and the wait staff were very accommodating for the few things we needed (plain food, plain crackers). We sat down to a wonderfully...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Indifferent service, mediocre food. Lively bar scene. Small plate appetizers were much better than the main courses.

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Nearby Attractions
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
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.21 km away
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Questions & Answers
21 April 2017|
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Response from VictoryMCs | Reviewed this property |
There is a general parking area no charge down the street. Careful because its not paved and bumpy. 5 min walk to monarch
6 March 2016|
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Response from Lynn M | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they serve all day as the restaurant is part of the hotel. When I went we sat outside and had a very, very leisurely lunch that lasted hours.
30 March 2015|
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Response from Matthew_Nuss | Property representative |
Cortez15! Please email infohouston@hotelzaza. com or call 713-639-4500 for more information about your inquiry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
  • 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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