We enjoyed a wonderful brunch here after church. My 6 year old loved her meal and enjoyed talking with The Princess (the bride) who was holding her wedding reception here while we were dining!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice dining in museum district
he hotel provided free valet parking if you have lunch or brunch at Monarch. The hostess was very courteous. When we arrived around 12:20 p.m., there were not that many tables. It got crowded after 1 p.m. The food was excellent, the ambience was nice and the service was good. The selection on the menu was not bad. My company ordered shrimp and grits while I had egg white frittata. All were tasty and came out warm. Then we had the dessert sampler which was just the right size for two people. It was of very good value at $10 and included cheesecake, key lime pie, chocolate cake and a small pana in a small shot glass. I would definitely go back again for brunch.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pay to valet? No thanks!
The fact that it's $12 for valet makes me doubt I will return no matter how good the food was or how much I enjoyed the atmosphere.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monarch has been a great spot for special occasions for my wife and myself recently, however this was just the ticket for welcoming guests to Houston after a long day of travel. The pork belly appetizer was amazing and the seasonal amber jack was perfectly done - incredibly flavorful and we'll paired with Israeli couscous. Definitely a wonderful meal, though the service was a touch slow given that it was Saturday night and the restaurant wasn't full.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Monarch
The food and service were excellent. The bar area only has a partition from the restaurant, so noise from the bar carried into the restaurant.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to celebrate an anniversary at Monarch. They gave us a nice table off in a quiet area as requested. The food was spectacular! I had the steak and my wife the shrimp. The service was great as well. The manager came by to wish us congratulations and offered to help us with anything we needed.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food, quality service, great atmosphere. What more could you want from a restaurant??
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice brunch, great service
We came here for the first time with a party of 6 for a special occasion. The ambience was wonderful, the staff was very attentive. Mimosas were great. The food was mediocre, unfortunately, although one in our party ordered the lobster and eggs benedict which was very well received. Prices were fair. I would dine here again, but would like to see improved food quality.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch spot - delicious food
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.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for business meals, too
That wasn't one of the recommendation options, but it was a great place for a few of us to meet to discuss business/project topics in a reasonably quiet restaurant that kept us well-fed. We actually found this place because we wanted to support Houston Restaurant Week(s), so it was nice to hit up on a weekday. Quiet, not too busy, but it was nice to see that we were not the only ones there, and that there was a group outside on the patio schmoozing it up. The waitstaff was very professional and accommodating, and the food was what I would expect from a dinner out for HRW. I will definitely be back -- and not necessarily just for business meals. Pretty certain I'll bring my girlfriend next time to indulge in some good eats.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing and the service was very good. I loved sitting where we could see out into the garden with the lights and huge trees. I would only say they need a little more detail on the menu. We were trying to get an appetizer without seafood so ordered fried cauliflower and it had some flaked tuna on it and really it wasn't fried was roasted but once we picked off the tuna it was really good. I asked a question about another item and either the waiter didn't know what he was talking about or the menu was completely wrong on what was in it. I don't know if I would go back, unless I was staying at the Hotel.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice restaurant with excellent service! Beautiful view of The Mecom Fountain!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience at The Monarch
Our experience at The Monarch was delightful. We were honored to have Daniel as our server. Have a table of 8 women can be quite challenging at times but Daniel was very patient and professional with us. Most of us participated in the restaurant week but I ordered the Simply Salmon Dish. Being someone who doesn't eat meat much nor am I the biggest fan of seafood, my dish turned out to be fantastic. I at the entire meal to my surprise. The desserts were very delicious as well. We had a wonderful experience and I personally plan on returning in the future.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was awesome. Had a few hiccups last time I went, but this time it was a great evening and got exactly what we wanted an ordered. Was pretty impressive having Paula Dean sitting couple tables over with her family having dinner.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Beakfast
It was my Husband birthday. So I decided to take him for a nice breakfast I had never been to ZaZa for breakfast but it was great fantastic food was good although my husband waffle was not that good but everything else was perfectly cooked. They envelope have my husband a cake with firework.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although the fire alarm went off twice, the food was great.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Philosophy book group
We sat outside on the covered patio this month and it began to rain. Thankfully, it stopped because we had a few drops on our table from the roof.
Otherwise, the service was just OK and the food quality/cost is not in proportion. Prices for lunch are very high.
We come for a book club every month and we are never recognized as regulars.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter was terrible - provided no attention to detail and was not interested in his job.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just missing a few small details
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.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My New Go To?
My second brunch at Monarch in three weeks. I believe this may be my new go to.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Monarch of Monarchs
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.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating a birthday...adult
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!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service & Flavor Combinations
The MARINATED BRUSSELS SPROUTS with Fish Sauce | Vinegar | Sorghum | Chile were wonderful!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM