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Cafe Benedicte
Cafe Benedicte

Cafe Benedicte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafebenedicte.com
  • Phone: (281) 558-6607
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 11am-10pm
    Saturday 9am-10pm
    Sunday 9am-2pm

    Saturday & Sunday Brunch Menu: 9am until 2pm
    We offer our lunch menu starting at 11am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Vahid Navissi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: All of our menus, from box lunches to our fabulous hot meals, are packaged to be convenient, neat and professional in appearance.

    Whether you are having an important sales meeting or your annual party, we have the foodservice solution to fit your needs.


    Our goal is to make you a happy client and your office will notice the difference.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Wine Room seats a maximum of 20 people.
    Our Marrakesh Room seats a maximum of 40 people.
    Our Messina Room seats a maximum of 40 people.
    All rooms are great for Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Birthday Parties & Rehearsal Dinners.
    For bigger events our venue is available for Weddings & Corporate Parties. Please, contact our Events & Catering Coordinator for further information.
  • Private Party Contact: Vahid Navissi (281) 558-6607
  • Entertainment: Monday - Saturday Line Up:

    Monday:7-10 Sax
    Tuesday: 7-10 Piano
    Wednesday:7-10 Sax
    Thursday: 7-10 Sax & Vocals
    Friday: 7-10 Piano
    Saturday: 7-10 Piano
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour from 3-7
    Monday-Saturday

    Along with our regular menu we also offer:
    Every Monday & Wednesday Night Special Dinner for 2 Menus.
    Thursday Theme Night - matching our Music to our Special Menu! Could be a Havana Night, a Night in New Orleans, a Greek Night or our Elegant Wine Dinners. We're having fun on Thursdays! Call for information.


    Please contact us at info@cafebenedicte.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westlake Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Metro 75 and 131 stop is right at the entrance of our shopping center.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at lunch time as well as most evenings. Can also be extended to any other time as needed.
A word from Cafe Benedicte
You are invited to enjoy one of the most exciting menus offered in Houston. In our cuisine, you will find reflections of Spain, Italy, South of France, Greece and North Africa, complemented with many American favorites all served in a modern and colorful Old World setting.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My boss and I had lunch here on a Tuesday. We arrived at 1:00pm. While there was no special lunch menu, the selection was good. I ordered a 1/2 Sandwich and my boss had the Crab Cake Special."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have taken several friends here for special lunches. The service is always excellent and the good so-o good. The paella was very good. My first time to eat at CB was with an SSA Brunch which was set up special for our group...a terrific event. And obviously I have been back several times. The noise level is a bit high, however the waiter, the managers always make that seem less with their attention. I do recommend Cafe Benedict."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Valid and Joe and the rest of their team make you most wrk come. The service is very good and the food us good. We keep going back, and going back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "They have done it again. We enjoyed brunch because of wonderful ambiance with a great piano player, a beautiful dining room with large glass windows, food that hits the spot and excellent service. We'll be back"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great for brunch even tho we were a little late for breakfast serving"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "great meal enjoyed food and relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend as agood spot"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Cafe Benedicte is our restaurant of choice after several years of trying various others. Our group would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Café Benedicte was a perfect gathering spot for our multigenerational family. The service was gracious and unhurried. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a lovely experience with dinner and Ridgeback wines. Food was wonderfully paired with the food. Great evening"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We loved this place. The service for our group of 11 was perfect, and the food was delicious. The chicken piccata was the best I have tasted in awhile. We finished our meal and were leaving as the live entertainment was starting, and almost wanted to come up with an excuse to stay longer just to enjoy the music."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Going in, we really wanted to like Cafe Benedicte and add it to our list of nice little local places with interesting menus. The staff and early dinner ambience were spot on - very friendly, relaxing and welcoming. Unfortunately, the food did not measure up to expectations. Chilean Sea Bass - ordered Thai style, fish was well cooked but the supporting sauce and vegetables were underwhelming. Double Pork Chop - Came out as 2 separate chops - not the nice big "hunk" you might expect. Hence' both chops were overcooked and a bit dry. The au poivre sauce was surprisingly bland. Overall, we felt as though we could have cooked the same meals better at home. Ok experience, but with so many choices in the area, I'm not sure we would return - sorry."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is a pleasant, usually uncrowded restaurant with a great selection of Mediterranean dishes and a fairly comprehensive wine list. The atmosphere is fairly quiet, even with live music off to one side, so a great venue for a date or over-dinner conversations with friends. This was not the first visit to this location, but I have noticed the prices creeping up with following visits. The newest menu has even higher prices than are shown on the online menu. Even so, for food quality, and for the ambience, Benedicte still represents good value for money. But keep an eye on those prices...."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Cafe Benedicte has never disappointed in many visits. I invited 4 business men to discuss some possible deals, and requested a quiet area. They put us by ourselves in the wine room and kept the water, tea, and wine glasses filled. The food is excellent, and even the vegetarian in our group was pleased at his choices. The bill was very reasonable, and I left an extra big tip for the quality of the service and the isolated room for us to discuss business. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Our brunch was absolutely perfect. Reservation was on time, no waiting. Food was fabulous. Surf ad turf. As almilitely packed as it was, the staff was calm, the food was timely and all was lively. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were there for Mother's Day brunch. The food, service, music, etc. were excellent. Kudos to all the staff and chefs!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our mother's felt very special and thoroughly enjoyed everything, from food to ambiance. Joe was very accommodating when we had to move tables and Vaheed always makes sure everyone is happy and taken care of. Cafe Benedicte will always be a "go back to" for us!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Cafe Benedicte has a wide variety of choices for lunch, and they are all good. We had the Paella which was tasty as usual, and my friend had the lasagne. He said it was the best he had ever had. Accompanied by Caesar Salads and bread, the meal was a great hit."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This is a nice neighborhood restaurant, very suitable to enjoy the company of friends, as it permits a nice conversation with the backdrop of piano music. The food is not pretentious but good and they offer a full bar. Have and will return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Had a wine flight and Mediterranean trio of Greek salad, paella and veggie kabob - all yummy. Piano man played my request."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Cafe Benedicte has been a favorite of ours for many years. It remains so today. I highly recommend it for the food, the inside ambiance (quiet and enough space between tables to talk privately in a normal voice) and the very friendly service from the wait staff and the owners who personally come around to talk with their guests. The only down side is that the lovely pond and green space outside the large bay windows has given way to construction of high rise buildings. Thus the lower ambience mark. What used to be an idyllic outdoor scene with ducks, cardinals, and squirrels is now a dusty construction site. I hope that once the construction is over, they restore the remains of the site to greenery. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "My husband and I were seated within two minutes of our arrival. The service was prompt and friendly. I asked for an item that was not on the Easter Brunch menu and it was not a problem. Prices are reasonable and piano music is a plus. A very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our group has tried as many brunch locales as the west side affords and this is the best one. We've now been back three times. No more looking!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Went their for our anniversary. The food has always been good but recently it seems to have gone from good to great. The staff makes you feel like Sinatra at the Sands. Jodie transitions it from good dining to a unique experience. Her knowledge of wine along with her high standard of customer service made the visit memorable."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We went for dinner and loved it! Food was totally amazing, the piano player was so good and set the tone for a romantic dinner. We have been several times and each time gets better and better. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Had lunch here with my colleagues, food is great but was noisy, especially one table where somebody obviously loved their own trumpet too much. I'd like to visit again, but wish that fellow diners would respect the people around them. You dont have to whisper but gee just talk a little bit softer so that everybody can enjoy themselves :o)"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Went Saturday night. So enjoyed the off menu special. Halibut with scallops and shrimp in a light white wine sauce. Absolutely delicious. We have been going to this restaurant for at least 5 years and have always had wonderful food. The staff is so friendly and attentive. They make every guest feel special. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I have been here a number of times and never disappointed. The menu has plenty of selections ranging from typical mediterranean to somewhat more diverse options. The porch was perfect when we attended (sans the construction noise from nearby). I dine here for business lunches during the week and decided to bring my wife here on a Saturday. She is vegetarian and thoroughly enjoyed the menu options. A very nice pleasant lunch with romantic overtones."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We were a party of four seniors celebrating our friend's 80th birthday. Our waitstaff person was very accommodating."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is a great spot to meet people for lunch. They are very accommodating and the food is great."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant several times - the food is always excellent especially the dinner for two - It takes awhile to get your food but well worth it. The staff is friendly and very accommodating."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Had a great brunch on Sunday 30 March '14 for Family occasion Great menu .Table ready on time. Greeted immediately at table. Service was always available when needed. Food service was prompt but not hastily served. Delicious for each of table (4). Pianist background was great and we were approached for requests."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Pleasant dining experience, could have a conversation with others at my table without having to yell. Lamb shanks were delicious, tender, meat fell off the bone. The live piano music was very pleasant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food and service was wonderful. Food had a cooked when ordered had flavor, not just something thrown together earlier in the day."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Attended a fixed menu ( with choices). Wonderful choices. Excellent presentations."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We have found our small, classy brunch spot. A large selection of great food, personable (and often funny) personnel, an astounding piano player, and a multitude of customers who are repeat clientele. As of now, that's us. We are going to try their evening ambiance next. Can't wait."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We eat here often and have always enjoyed the food and the staff. One of our favorite places to dine."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Cafe Benedicte never fails to impress. It's become our favorite for all occasions - as a couple or with friends. We always appreciate the warm welcome, the service, the food, and the ambience. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This place has it all. Wonderful food, great staff, and always fun. Our #1 place in Houston !"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great food-Service wonderful-John especially attentive"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We ordered the Tuscan rosemary waffle and the meatlovers bread pudding, which we split and the kitchen had these dishes already portioned out fr us on our separate plates. This was to die for. The combination of the rosemary waffle and meat bread pudding with the poached egg on top of it all, really should be a dish offered on the menu (as apposed to two separate dishes we had them put on the same plate). Now to the service...very friendly, but I find I would like my waiter to be much more eager to fill my mimosa glass. We kept having to wave folk down for refills. It's Sunday brunch, of course I want lotsa mimosas! Just not as attentive as we expected. Based on food quality and awesomeness, we will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/16/2014