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For 2
7:00 PM
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Just Dinner

615 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Just Dinner on Dunlavy is Houston's most intimate BYOB. We are located in a charming bungalow in the heart of Montrose. We have a true passion for food, you can taste it in every bite. We source from our own organic garden for inspiration. We shop daily from a variety of markets for the freshest produce and seafood. Our waitstaff is attentive and warm, they are happy to suggest pairings for your wine. We would love to cook for you. You bring the wine and the good company, we'll take care of the rest.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thurdsay: 6:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm;
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Phone number
(713) 807-0077
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Toro
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Cross street
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Parking details
You are welcomed to park in our private lot. The parking lot is on the corner of Dunlavy & Welch. It is adjacent to the house.
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Join us for our special prix-fixe dinners accompanied by some of Houston's most beloved musicians.
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 615 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPotamus (Houston)
5.0  Dined a day ago

It’s probably the 5th time I dine here and I think it’s one the best restaurants in Houston. Cody,quiet,excellent service,divine food,byob..what else can I say. It’s one of those places where you can really relax. My fave plates are shrimp and grits, filet mignon and the chocolate cake. Nothing can go wrong at just dinner. So happy it exists!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Exquisite, as always. Affordable, incredibly delicious food plus BYOB - the very best combination.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I absolutely love this place! It's a small and intimate spot with amazing food and service. I always enjoy their entrees and small plates. This place is BYOB with a $12/bottle corking fee which means we get to enjoy our favorite wines. Blanca makes this place so special with her personal touches and the amount of care she shows each of her customers. If you want a place where you feel like a member of a their family for the night - this place is it!

RayshelleJ (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was very good. I just wish our table had been available when we got there.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and great service. 4.5/5

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great atmosphere, excellent food, friendly and intimate service. Perfect evening all around!

Don't forget to bring your own bottle! The staff was kind enough to wait for us to go grab a bottle because we didn't realize it was only BYOB and they don't sell any alcohol/wine.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was delicious and the place was perfect for date night. The service was paced nicely so we could enjoy the wine we brought in, loved it.

SkipN (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food. Great Service. Cozy dining rooms. And you can BYOB. At our table we had the redfish special, the duck and the shortribs. All were excellent.

vipDedo (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Parking is a challenge, but it is worth it! We will be frequent customers of this fine restaurant.

JillE (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. It's a small place so feels very intimate. We've been there several times and have never been disappointed. The menu changes frequently yet the quality of the food is consistently good.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

BYOB option makes this restaurant an excellent value. Pork belly appetizer was excellent, probably the best I've ever had. I had the pasta special of the day for my entree, was good but not great. Will definitely be going back.

bettykm (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Food is outstanding. The fish is always fresh and beautifully prepared. They do not have wine available, but you can bring your own bottle. Service is rather slow, but food is all cooked to order.

vipWombat (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

A nicely appointed restaurant which is well described online so I won’t repeat that here. Food choices were very much to our taste and made making a choice for starters and entree really difficult! My wife had the crab bisque to start - had a tomato base and was very tasty - she really enjoyed it.

I had the short rib and my wife the meatballs which were a special of the day - both really great, generous serves and I’m looking forward to having the rest of the short ribs for lunch at work this week!!

For dessert I chose the banana bread with toffee sauce - yum...

Service was first class - very informative, efficient and friendly. Hardwood floors and other solid surfaces in smaller spaces can make for a little elevated background noise but not unbearable.

The option to BYO allows you to bring a bottle or two of really good quality wine at supermarket prices for a modest corkage - still great value. I looked at menu ahead of time, considered the likely food choices we’d make and then took a bottle of red and white to match knowing we’d like them anyway and could always take unfinished bottles home with us.

Great night, first visit, but we’ll definitely go back.

vipMJFtx (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

This has been one of my favorite restaurants in Houston for years. A quaint little BYOB place in Montrose area. This time, however, service was atrocious. It took us over 3 and a half hours to eat. 15 minutes to greet and take order, 30 more minutes to receive appetizers, 30 minutes after finishing to receive entrees, 30 minutes after finishing to ask for dessert, 15 more minutes to get the check. This was a shock and unacceptable. Completely changed how I view this place and can no longer recommend it.

ELC2018 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

We went here for a birthday celebration and what a lovely hidden gem it is in Houston!

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Perfect, cozy little spot, especially in the winter with the fireplace on! Duck entree and pork belly appetizer were incredible. The service is personal and impeccable, and the staff’s knowledge of the menu is impressive. We hadn’t realized it was BYOB for alcohol, but the kitchen was sweet enough to provide us with complementary wine glasses to make sure we had a wonderful date night.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a great a meal.
The best restaurant around and it’s a BYOB

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

This was a great choice my dad suggested for me and my husbands 6 year anniversary. The maple pork belly starter was the best! The flavors came together wonderfully in EVERY dish. They went above and beyond and for us on our anniversary and I loved the cozy quaint feel of it. Definitely recommend!!

Love2eat (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was great! Food and service fabulous. Atmosphere was very nice. I was celebrating my anniversary. It was the perfect spot!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

We have been going to Just Dinner for about 5 years. The food is always good and the selection varied. We like the quiet atmosphere and that you are never rushed.

We enjoy the BYOB option.