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Haven Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.havenhouston.com
  • Phone: (713) 581-6101
  • Hours of Operation:

    Tuesday-Friday LUNCH 11:00 - 4:00

    Monday DINNER 4:00-9:00

    Tuesday - Friday DINNER 4:00- 10:00

    Saturday :DINNER 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Sunday: BRUNCH 11:00-2:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern
  • Executive Chef: Randy Evans
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We now offer a private room that seats up to 50 guests. Please come by and take a look to book your next event. We also offer catering in your home or place of business!
  • Entertainment: Live music Sunday Brunch
  • Special Events & Promotions: Cooking Classes, Wine dinners, Beer Dinners, and Chef Tastings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kirby
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complementary
A word from Haven
A restaurant concept that’s a first-of-its-kind for the nation’s fourth largest city; the “green building” design, created by Collaborative Projects, paired with Chef Randy Evans’ regional Texas cuisine. Evans delights diners with a farm-to-table menu of seasonal produce, artisan cheeses and meats sourced from Texas farmers. Gulf shrimp corn dogs, homegrown tomatoes with capriella mozzarella, deviled farm eggs, Texan wild boar chili, bacon spaetzle, free range chicken, all star on a seasonal, ever-changing menu that also pays homage to Lone Star favorites such as Akaushi steaks and Junior League-style desserts. For wine, the Haven team is focusing on boutique, hard-to-find bottles from around the globe at below market prices. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went to the Brunch w 2 friends. All 3 of us had off temp food. As a realtor, I eat out every day. There are many better places to go eat. The food was ok at best... The brunch was not worth $100. The service on the other hand was fantastic! Jonathan was all one could wish for in a server."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed everything that Haven had to offer on it brunch buffet. My husband couldn't stop eating the oysters. The eggs my way options were endless. The mini chicken and waffles were just the right size and delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. I will definitely come back for brunch."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The setting is nice, but 3 musicians were playing just inside the front door and that set the tone for the meal. Normally, the high noise level would signal this is an energetic place with prompt service and rapid turnover. Visually, however, it feels like a more casual and relaxed venue where lingering is encouraged. During our visit, those competing visions were in obvious conflict. The buffet food selection was unimpressive and very limited; our server seemed poorly trained or disinterested (probably both), and it took 30 minutes to receive a mediocre and over-salted omelet. Although I barely touched my blackberry martini, he never asked if there was a problem or offered an alternative. Overall, not a good experience."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My wife and I were very impressed with the restaurant. The food was great the atmosphere and the service. While some were dressed up probably coming from church others were very casual and we didn't feel out of place."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "It may have just been an off night but the food was average at best. We have dined at the haven twice before and to be honest it was excellent and we were looking foward to another meal. But this visit the lamb cheeks tasted oily and tasted like they were fried along with green tomatoes. The steak was 1/2 inch thick and was not tasty as it should have been for the price. The best thing we had was the Frito pie appetizer. That is a shame."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Each dish was a special treat - a definite New Orleans style influence, the ingredients seemed fresh and put together with taste and thoughtfulness,"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "There's very few selection of food there. I won't spend $20+ to eat there."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a lovely brunch with good food and great service after church last Sunday. It was nice and quiet. I would recommend it!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Outstanding meals begin with the highest quality ingredients. Haven's seasonal menu reflects its commitment to utilizing only the freshest, often locally available products to create not simply innovative dishes but a memorable dining experience. Through the inspired vision and exceptional talent of chef Randy Evans and Haven's sister establishment Cove Cold Bar's chef Philippe Gaston, both establishments shine, assuring their continued place among some of Houston's most notable dining establishments and showcasing what is possible when the very best ingredients and accomplished chefs come together."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Haven's Sunday brunch was a wonderful dining experience. We will return for brunch and bring friends. It was fun to have the opportunity to taste so many delicious dishes. The mimosas were great!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Although the restaurant was not the cozy romantic spot I was looking for, I must say that the food was amazing! Curtis, our waiter, was very knowledgeable and provided us with impeccable service! I probably wouldn't use this restaurant for a date night again, but would go back with friends."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had the fried chicken dish and it was by far the best fried chicken we ever had! The service was outstanding! Our server was attentive but not overbearing. Overall, this is an outstanding restaurant for all types of occasion."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Chef Randy always delivers with delicious locally sourced products prepared in an innovative way. This is an attractive restaurant, and the service never disapoints either."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "A very creative menu, food was amazingly fresh -- tomatoes tasted as though they had been picked minutes before arriving on our table. Seared grouper was great. Dessert menu had so many good choices it was hard to decide, and none disappointed. Great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "For my birthday, we tried Haven for the first time. Our reservation was promptly honored, my quibble being that we were seated at a table directly in front of the entrance to a banquet room, so people were constantly opening and closing the sliding doors in back. There were several tables that remained empty for the entire evening so I am not sure why we were seated at such an undesirable table. I mentioned this to our waiter on our way out. On a more positive note, our waiter, Dan, was great. He suggested a good bottle of wine and was attentive without being overbearing. Our dinners were outstanding, including a delicious grouper with a jalapeno poundcake and a perfect flatiron steak. We'll be back, hopefully to sit at at better table!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Haven is a wonderful restaurant which incorporates a number of locally sourced food items in its menu. In addition to my most recent dinner there, I have attended special dinners hosted by Haven, usually for charitable purposes, including a dinner for HMNS a few weeks ago which celebrated pollination, with honey and items incorporating honey taking center stage. As for, my most recent visit, we started with a crawfish beignet, then I had a peach and arugala salad, and finished with a vegetarian main course with a ratatouille stuffed tomato, all of which were excellently prepared and presented. My spouse, daughter and son-in-law were equally pleased with their seafood and beef main courses."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Loved the seafood options in the buffet! Even though we arrived close to the time the buffet ends, the food was all fresh and any items that would empty got filled up right away. The bacon jam is to die for - don't miss it! Our server was very nice and the bottomless mimosas are perfect - not too juicy and not too strong."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I had the "Dry" aged pork chop. Might be the worst pork chop I have out. Both prep and the quality of the cut were poor. Our party of 4 was not impressed and we will not be back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great Birthday lunch place. The fried chicken blue plate special was divine!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "You might wince at the price but the thought of endless cinnamon rolls, friend chicken and waffles is enough to makes my mouth water. There's much more but those items alone will make me return."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "a very satisfying dinner. my guests enjoyed their meal as well. however the waiter did not communicate our carnivore's preference for his steak to be rare and did not check the steak before serving it (it was returned and a rare steak was properly returned from kitchen)."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great restaurant with creative food and great ambience. This place was recommended by some friends and we weren't disappointed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Cold items from ceviche to cheeses to desserts are their forte, place is a little loud though being in a small space within the larger Haven."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I love Haven for drinks (on the patio or in the Cove bar). Lunch is always great - for business or for meeting girl friends. Dinner was lovely too. Really and truly every dish I've had here has been delicious. In a city where so many hot spots are over hyped, Haven is a consistent delight, yet forward thinking. The last dish I had there was seared tuna accompanied by the largest red juicy homegrown tomato I've had on a long time. It could make you slap your mamaw. The seafood is always fresh and the wine list is solid. Go enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The ambiance was relaxing and refreshing for a dinner experience. The waitstaff was patient with my guest arrival times and questions. For it to be an open kitchen style dining there was minimal noise coming from the kitchen."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Haven is a great place to eat. The food is excellent and the service the same. I like the ambiance of the place and the fact that seating is far enough apart to carry on a decent conversation without having to raise your voice. I'll be back again for sure."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I was very disappointed in the bland food over lunch. Neither I nor my colleague enjoyed our meals. I felt bad for suggesting the lunch spot. I will not be returning or recommending."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I had reservations for a party of four. The service was slow, it took 45 minutes to receive our lunch order - and we all ordered salads. One of the salads tasted as if it had grit in it. When we inquired about the delay in receiving our food, our server told us there was a large table seated. That should have had no impact on my table as we had RESERVATIONS. For the price, I would expect better service and better quality of food. I will not return."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Food ok because it was fresh. However, it was bland and not memorable. The grits were overly doctored, soup and chicken under seasoned. The waffles were tasty along with the dessert trifle. This brunch was pricey and not worth it. The ambiance was good and the waiter was nice."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "excellent food and service xxxxxx xxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have heard of what Randy started over the years but never found a way there. Finally I resolved to give it a try and I was not disappointed. The menu is fun, the service was great, and form beginning to end I could find nothing to note that was off key. I was the first visit but it will be one on many."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Arriving about 8:00 on a Monday evening and the place still about 2/3 full, we enjoyed excellent, unobtrusive service, truly delectable and innovative cooking and a lovely bottle of wine suggested by the knowledgable steward. As we had business to discuss, we did not mind the relative quiet of the thinning crowd. On other evenings closer to the weekend this place requires reservations into the later dining hours and emits an energetic buzz, the cold bar offering a happy spot for a pretty, energetic crowd. Haven remains among my favorites in Houston, easily in the Top 10."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Music way too loud in Cove but food is creative an interesting."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Went for brunch with a friend. The food was excellent, but for the small buffet they had $29 +$13 for mimosa is too much. The service was friendly, but they did not keep up with clean silverware or refills on the drinks as you would expect in a place like this (and it was not busy at all). Would go again, but probably not for buffet."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "First time. Great ambience. Enjoyed the wine but dissapointed with food. Could have been better for the price. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Went with a group of friends and we sat on the patio - the ambience was beautiful from start to finish, the food was right on point - delicious, and the ingredients well paired. The selection of wines was fantastic and very notable! Wonderful selection of food and cocktails, great energy, service, and perfect for groups of people!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The Southern themed buffet has enough variety to keep all people satisfied, yet is small enough to where the chefs can keep all items fresh and hot. It is lined up in front of the kitchen where the chefs are standing and ordering the kitchen the replace the small batch items as needed. The salads/ceviche have flair from Cove (so you know it is the freshest seafood and ingredients), fresh made jams, kolaches, cheese grits, and deviled eggs all called my name. Highlight was the unlimited fried chicken! If the items on th line do not completely excite you, they offer made to order eggs and salads (looked great on other tables, but we felt no need). Save room for dessert and stick around for the live music and bottomless mimosas."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We started out at Cove-delicious marlin. At Haven, great crawfish beignets with creamed spinach/feta, bread(was it salt rising?), bayou seafood stew. Reasonably priced pouilly fuisse. Very pleasant. Finished up with sippin' bourbon at Cove. Great evening. Oh, and the Brussels sprout side was very tasty."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit and it was great. The service provided by Curtis was exceptional. I cannot get over how wonderful the food was--fresh and great. I loved it."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "first taste of Haven was at the Sugar Land Grand Wine Food Affair.mThe food was really good -spoke with one of the managers. Upon arriving they only offer Valet, They had a 4 or 5 piece band playing in the foyer, sounded good, was ask inside or out, we sat out. That nice music you could not hear nor anything but the highway. They had speaker outside but it played nothing. The host that sat us, name was Emma, didn't smile, didn't say 2 words to us, first representation of the place not good. Food portions were small but we left full.overall was over priced. Decor of the place-boring!!!! Nothing special inside or out. We eat out 3-4 times per week and we both concluded we would not be going back to Haven, better options in Houston. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014