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Monarch @ Hotel Zaza
Monarch @ Hotel Zaza
  • Address:
    5701 Main St.
    Houston, TX 77005
    W. University / Med Center
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hotelzaza.com/#houston/monarch
  • Email: infohouston@hotelzaza.com
  • Phone: (713) 527-1800
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am;
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm.
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Bar: Sunday - Thursday: 10am - 12am, Friday & Saturday: 10am - 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Jones
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For more information on catering please contact 713.639.4500
  • Private Party Facilities: For upscale Houston events, chic social dinners and just about any occasion that calls for the ZaZa standard of good taste, our Houston event venues are the ultimate platforms for dazzling affairs. Treat guests to the rich flavors of Monarch, our prestigious onsite restaurant for private dining in Houston your guests will certainly remember. Please call 713.639.4539 to start your planning today!
  • Private Party Contact: Monarch Manager (713) 639-4539
    Sip cocktails while Houston's top local DJ spins house favorites in Monarch Restaurant & Lounge each Friday & Saturday night from 10pm-2am. For inquiries regarding bottle service and the weekly DJ lineup, please call 713.527.1800.
  • Special Events & Promotions: This luxury hotel has also created some of Houston’s most wonderfully unexpected settings for weddings, social events and meetings of all sizes and sorts. From the statement-making Phantom Ballroom, to the truly limitless possibilities available on the Imagination Level, Zaza's highly trained, extremely flexible, challenge-loving staff of experts is ready to transform just about any of their many spaces to meet your own special desires. For more information regarding special events at Hotel ZaZa please contact our Sales & Catering department at 713.639.4500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St and Ewing St
  • Public Transit: Museum District stop on Houston Metrorail.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary
A word from Monarch @ Hotel Zaza
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "What splendid food and friendly service! We loved our meal at the Monarch. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to dinner here for her birthday and they knocked it out of the park! So glad we didn't opt for the usual suspects, Eddie V's, III Forks, Sullivan's, etc. Completely original menu choices that you cannot go wrong with. Jonathan Jones has turned the Houston Tex-Mex/ Interior Mexican scene on it's head. The dinner combinations and pairings are not only delicious but also beautifully presented. If he is available I would definitely ask to be served by Ernest, he will literally end your special occasion dinner with fireworks. Only regret is that I have lived in Houston for 5 years and just know discovered this dining gem."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Monarch is a very clean-cut, beautiful looking restaurant. There is a huge porch with seating. I stopped by for breakfast and ordered the blue crab benedict. The first piece I cut into was delicious, well-balanced with sauce and toppings. Unfortunately, the second piece was not very good due to an overcooked poached egg. The staff was friendly, cordial, pleasant, attentive, and efficient. Other than the overdone poached egg, my only other concern is the very dark ambiance. Where's the light at 11am on a beautiful spring day? Street parking may be a pain to find. I did not check the price of valet parking for such a short meal time."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Monarch is a gem of a restaurant, excellent food, very attentive staff, wonderful setting in the Museum District."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Jonathan Jones has whipped that restaurant into shape. It's not the same restaurant we visited 2 years ago, Our party was practically licking the food off their plates. Amazing large chicken wings with the waffles, so I'll order a plate of wings with a side of waffles next time!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "love to take visitors to this venue. it is striking"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Although the start was disappointing with an unfriendly hostess, the manager and wait staff were spectacular. The Blue Crab Benedict was excellent and the ambiance was very trendy and perfect for a late breakfast."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "we had dinner at the monarch during our one night stay, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. from the lamb barbacoa, to the sticky toffee pudding, everything was simply outstanding! looking forward to going back and trying some new items."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Initial service slow. Free drinks Asa result. Generally speaking, nice experience."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Each month, a group of us meet at the Monarch to discuss a book because it is a convenient location. Even though we were seated in a corner, the noise level of the music, the television no one was watching and other diners conversations made our conversation extremely difficult. Every month the quality of service is different, as well as the quality of the food. It is like we are in a different restaurant each month. The servers are not trained well."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Waiter did not introduce himself. I had to ask for the waiters name. We arrived at 10PM, by the time we were in the middle of our meal the volume of the music increased and made it very difficult for me to enjoy. We sat outdoors and the weather was nice, but the music was too loud."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have eaten here for lunch and loved it! Our dinner experience was not as enjoyable. The menu choices were very limited and a little too fancy for us. I had to google a few things on my phone to know what we would be eating. I will say, we got a side order of Mac & Cheese that was amazing!!!! The bar was very crowded which made the whole place extremely noisy! I do look forward to revisiting at lunch, but doubt I'll go back for dinner."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Monarch is a special place to eat. Monarch is well suited for birthdays, anniversaries, and any other special or mundane occasion."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Noisy, TVs on all the time--very distracting. Service and food unreliable. Prices high. Visit at least once a month and find the same dishes different each time."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Our waiter made a number of outstanding recommendations, and provided excellent friendly, professional service"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I ate in this restaurant three times over the past weekend. None of the experiences were outstanding, with the exception of the breakfast tacos the last morning. My first meal arrived without the main ingredient-- grilled shrimp po boy with no shrimp and cold fries. Finally got the shrimp, which was spicy and tasty. Our dinner was simply fair and the wine was served at room temperature. Dinner ended with much confusion over the bill, extra charges, etc. I Won't return, there are many excellent restaurants in the area I'd select over Monarch."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Brunch in a Sunday: food very tasty but was let down by slow service to take order and then missed bringing some of the drinks. Each time we wanted something we had to find a waiter. Overall value for money let down by this."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Great service, super helpful staff. Delicious food. Enjoyed very much."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "The service is friendly, efficient, personable, and accommodating. We asked to speak to the Chef and applauded him when he approached our table. We all agreed it was without question the best meal we have ever enjoyed anyplace where we have dined. Along with family and friends, we eat out every holiday. Have never had beef tenderloin as tender and tasty. It is our No. 1 choice for any time we want to enjoy a fantastic meal."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We celebrated the 40th anniversary of our first date. We had a beautiful view of the fountain. Service doesn't get any better. Perfect atmosphere. Always special to dine at the Monarch."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Location is perfect. Hence, I return. It's also attractive, indoors and out, and ideally located in the Museum District close to home. Though there were few parties and no other customers waiting, we waited too long for our table, despite arriving at precisely our reservation time. A business brunch so the wait was awkward. (I chose it.) Service adequate. Televisions w football were discrete size & volume. Food was poorly prepared: dry, bland, and unsatisfying. I ordered bacon near end and both of us fell upon it - the only thing with taste, texture, or moisture! The drinks were over-iced, watery, and badly over-priced. Tasteless breakfast for 2 exceeded $100, with only 1 drink each. Too much competition to get away with that in Houston."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We dined on the outside covered patio of the Monarch . Beautiful Christmas lights everywhere. Our meals were amazingly awesome. Totally recommend ."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "The MARINATED BRUSSELS SPROUTS with Fish Sauce | Vinegar | Sorghum | Chile were wonderful!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Celebrating a birthday...adult kids and grandkids in tow...very good appetizers, steak, salmon, and scallops....awesome cocktails. I plan to revisit for a more intimate encounter. Awesome crowd...diverse and energetic!"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "good restaurant for an anniversary. got a nice table and a good attentive waiter. Cant ask for much more than that outside of great food as well. And the food was great. pork chop for the wife and grilled chicken for me. the margaritas are worth the price of admission and so are the regular drinks. Go and enjoy."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "We ate in the restaurant both nights we stayed at the hotel. The brussel sprouts are amazing - probably the best I have ever had. Would definately get them again. Food was good - nice atmosphere but felt it was a little dark."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "My second brunch at Monarch in three weeks. I believe this may be my new go to."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Monarch 's outside seating is quite lovely, comfy and inviting. The server's attention and attitude was on point with expectation for the most part. There were a few areas that lacked. Small things like no linens (napkins) on the table, a missing meal component, had to ask for butter/spreadables to accompany our bread choices and our mimosas delivered to the incorrect table. Small missed details that otherwise would've made our visit perfect. As well, the hostess was a lovely young woman, but wasn't welcoming really. It didn't much matter to her if we were there or not. This is worth mentioning, but won't stop me from visiting again. In fact I'm planning a girlfriend's brunch in November and Monarch is my #1 choice."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "The waiter was terrible - provided no attention to detail and was not interested in his job."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Hostess never showed up after 15 minute wait. Had to track down waiter to be seated. Seemed to be a lack of service after a previous visit that was very nice. Greek salad arrived without all ingredients - including no feta cheese. Also topped with very overdone chicken. On beautiful day with 75 degree weather, the patio was enclosed. On next trip on hot and muggy 85 degrees, patio was open. Very inconsistent. Menu could use a revamp. Very unimaginative."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We enjoyed Sunday Brunch. All four of us found the food to be excellent. I would give my choice of Lobster Benedict top honors for delightful dish - taste and presentation. Give this restaurant a try. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "The food was excellent but I really cant give the service or ambiance a real review. We were having dinner at the same time as a British boy band and the hotel was surrounded by 10,000 screaming little girls."
    Dined on 7/20/2013