Cafe Benedicte
Cafe Benedicte

Cafe Benedicte

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafebenedicte.com/
  • Phone: 2815586607
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • 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 2815586607
  • 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: 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
Cafe Benedicte reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (58)great for brunch (47)great for lunch (40)special occasion (38)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (27)romantic (22)notable wine list (16)kid-friendly (12)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (5)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Fabulous food, warm environment
    LisaJean
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were in town from Austin for our anniversary and wanted brunch before we headed home. I found this place on-line and it was great! The entire staff was welcoming and friendly, and the food was fabulous A wonderful gentleman played the piano while we ate and even asked for requests. I had the chicken crepes and my husband had the meat lovers bread pudding. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    cgloewen
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We liked the atmosphere, the piano, the attentive staff, art work, noise level is a little high, but we could understand each other around the table, even next to piano. Food was great, we spent around $50 / person, but worth it for something special, not another chain.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business lunch
    Deepwater
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I took a customer to lunch and we ate outside on the patio. We ordered the trio plates, and the Russian Tabouli was amazing. My customer ordered lamb shank and I ordered Chicken Galvan. Both were cooked and seasoned to perfection. We were both pleasantly surprised, and I will efinitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Benedicte
    HoustonSue
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful neighborhood bistro with a varied menu. I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Staff was engaged and interested in pleasing us. We went on a Saturday night, and they had a talented and friendly pianist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Benedicte
    MactexanVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great place for a business lunch or for any other lunchtime meeting. It's very much a business or ladies who do lunch meeting place. Food is really good, service is attentive and all in all a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    EXCELLENT EVERYTHING!Love the ambiance and the food....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nxm79
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This our second time visit and just like the first we had a really good time. The piano playing in the background was great and if we could have stayed longer and sat in the bar area I am sure it would have been excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy business meeting spot
    Daniel
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Just across from the BP complex, this restaurant is often full by noon. So use your open table to secure your table if you might be a little later. The food is good and fairly priced. Often I pick the half portions and still feel I've had a substantial lunch. Because it is generally full, there is a lot of conversation noise, so you may have to speak up to have that business discussion.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    SAR3
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is just about the best place in Houston for brunch. That is why every Sunday morning when we dine, we recognize so many of the people. They keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, hidden gem
    RoPoVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food, with an excellent range of different cuisines covering various countries around the mediterranean. Attentive service. Nice background jazz, but not so noisy as to prevent easy conversation. A great find, and worth the trip to the west side of town, near the Energy Corridor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun2dine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We loved the friendly owner,he made us fell right at home.The sea bass and the scallop was the best we have ever eaten.The mussel appetizer was great also.We feel any item you order will always be top of the line.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    jeff
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I took a friend there for her birthday. As usual, the food, service and music was fantastic! They even brought a crepe with a candle along with a birthday song from musician. It was a great evening. We will certainly be back! Kudos to all the staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid
    Milo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ate here for HRW. From what we tried, the mussels were probably the best item - simple, clean and fresh. I had expected something different from the tempura salmon cakes - they were not bad, in fact I liked the sauce, but tempura batter in my experience has always been more crisp - this was not. The seafood platter was good, in particular the fish (cod?, halibut?) and the Coquille Saint Jacques were prepared perfectly for my taste. Portions were large and service was solid (more water please). I'd go back if I were in the neighborhood, but probably would not drive 30 min again to get there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly surprised...
    Sunroppi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We booked this place as our last minute lunch and was satisfied by the quality and quantity of food. Everyone was uber friendly. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Jason
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Always a treat. Food and service consistently meet our high expectations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummmmmmm!!!
    Shelleyscorner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    What a great first experience! Enjoyed the "Restaurant Month" fixed menu (especially since all the menu choices were narrowed down) and the attentive. The scallops were wonderful as were the salmon cakes. The seafood platter was beautifully presented and the fresh flavors were perfect. The Steak Diane was so tender I could almost cut it with my fork...and the mashed potatoes it was placed upon...heavenly! The live piano music in the background made the night. We'll definitely be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhoodfavorite.
    food2livefor
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Good food. Iimpressive service. Great atmosphere and nice crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    great choices -- we all loved the Houston Restaurant weeks menu !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste
    Seagreen
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The chef forgot the spices. I was expecting flavor from a mediterran restaurant but was disappointed. Portions were large but tasteless.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outdid themselves
    foodlovers
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Been going here for years. Always good but went there for restaurant week and was impressed at how great each course was. There were no weak areas. Staff is very respectful. One major thing for me is that the staff will wait until you finish talking before they ask if everything is OK. One of my pet peeves is to be in the middle of a sentence and have the waiter walk up and immediately interrupt. It was a very enjoyable evening overall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is EXCELLENT
    kaam
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Dined with a business partner for lunch and I couldn't say more about the service and quality of the food. My only complaint is that the noise level is quite high and the dining room allows for very little privacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Houston Restaurant Weeks Gem
    lizzie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Good selection, good food, friendly service, attentive owner. What more can I say, go there it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My dining experience
    Catrepp
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant several times, and every time I go the food and service are always excellent. I have also dined outside and it is very nice. very friendly wait staff! and manager. You definitely get the royal treatment going here. The pianist that performs there while you eat is wonderful. The food is always delicious too. This is definitely one of my husband's and my favorite restaurant We will continue to go as it is close to our house. Definitely recommend dining here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A totally enjoyable experience
    LeTrouffe
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A superb evening made possible by the great cuisine, good wines and the friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Thank you. I'll recommend this venue to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good soups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I enjoyed the soup and salad selection. it makes it great for a lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    FoodFun
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went during lunch time and thoroughly enjoyed it! Great service, food and ambience!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Favorite Greek Salad
    BWilliams
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My favorite lunch is a Greek Salad from Cafe Benedict. I have ventured off from a salad a couple of times and never been disappointed. There is so much variety it can be hard to make a choice. But it is all Good! I have taken colleagues who were so grateful that they have a new great find for lunch and dinner. And the folks that come who are from out of town cannot wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • C4l3ndar
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Go here a lot. Love it. The Sliders and the Chicken Marsala are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely with alots of choices
    nibblesVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    this is a charming place-the atmosphere is just so nice and the food is imaginative and I like it when there is so much from which too choose-we thought our meal was exceptional with a really attentive waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ladies for Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was a perfect place for our church group to say farewell to a former president. We were in the overflow room that allowed us to tell Mary goodbye without disturbing other guests or monitoring our comments too much! Thank you for a very happy brunch. The food was wonderful too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    Momo579
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston. The service is great, nice ambience, and the food is excellent. I look forward to going again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    NowAndThen
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Convenient, friendly and relaxing. Diverse menu & quality preparation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food!
    jazzraz
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Dishes are always good. I went with office group and everyone enjoyed their food. Great place for lunch and dinner. Make sure you try the appetizer, Tempura Asparagus, my favorite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lady's Business Lunch
    TallMBA
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Agaiin
    SAR3
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • relaxed meal..good srvice. relaxing
    drlow
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    great meal enjoyed food and relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend as agood spot
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Father' s Day
    Quilter
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great for brunch even tho we were a little late for breakfast serving
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    SAR3
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Cafe Benedicte is our restaurant of choice after several years of trying various others. Our group would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.