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About Just Dinner

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.

1915 Dunlavy St
Houston, TX 77006
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thurdsay: 6:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm;

Cross Street:
Welch

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 807-0077

Website:
http://www.justdinnerhouston.com/

Entertainment:
Join us for our special prix-fixe dinners accompanied by some of Houston's most beloved musicians.

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.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Toro

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Just Dinner Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Romantic (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
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Special Occasion (15)
Cozy (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

As always, our group of six thoroughly enjoyed the service, the ambiance, and especially the food. Love being able to enjoy a bottle of Phelps for a nominal corkage fee! JD is the best!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always a wonderful dinning experience in a unassuming building.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best Short Ribs in Houston. Fair BYOB pricing. Excellent service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We’ve been to this place multiple times and it’s great. The food is outstanding. The same food at other large restaurants would charge a lot more. It’s a very cute Montrose restaurant that’s perfect for date night.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was bland but really pretty. The service was just okay. We had ask for water. Having to ask for water is kind of a pet peeve of mine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We love this quiet place so much that we eat here at least once a month. Food is reliably good and the waitstaff is quite friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very intimate setting, excellent food in a timely manner. Unique dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Although our table wasnt available at the time of our reservation, waiting was pleasant. And the dining experience was incredible. Food was on point and our waiter was very attentive. A pleasurable evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I will most definitely be back!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This BYO restaurant has exceptional food and service. The ambiance is a nicely decorated older house on Dunlevy at Welch with several rooms. Noise level is low so conversation is easy. Menu is changed with seasonal foods. Kind of hard to find, building only has a small sign.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Awesome like always. One of the hidden gems that Houston has to offer. Always a great culinary experience when we eat here. Never disappoints!!!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We love this. The fall menu is wonderful. So diverse. Definitely a must!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

As always - awesome food and service. Can't say enough good things about this place.!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 3, 2017

As always a great experience. Food is always very good and service is great without being intrusive. The bread pudding was remarkable

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

At first impression was this place is small. But once you get in and settled it really is nice and cozy.
Food was great. I liked the BYOB, so I could bring what I wanted to drink.
Cruz, our waiter, was great. Explained all the courses featured that evening more that once per our request due to noise level.
I have heard of the restaurant and glad it was recommended on the Open Table app.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

reservations was simple and check was the same, our table ready, its a bit dim in the back but nothing we couldn't handle. BYOB was sweet, ROSE MOET was great

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our second visit to this neighborhood gem. The food was great. The ambiance was nice and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. You can also bring your own wine which is great. The corkage fee is a nominal $12, which is a great bargain compared to other restaurants. We will be coming back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food and service. BYOB keeps the bill down. Very nice

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 27, 2017

My first visit and everything was perfect! We went for our anniversary dinner and the hostess and wait staff were very attentive but not overbearing. The food was delicious, we will definitely recommend and return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Nice, 3rd time here
Like the BYOB too.
3 ladies: Family styled 2 entrees and a beet salad to try more flavors.
Just right proportions!
New place for my friends, they were excited and will return too.
Thanks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The best restaurant in Houston.The best restaurant in Houston.The best restaurant in Houston.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food was bland, dessert was overpriced for what you get. Ran out of food 1 1/2 hours after opening.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We love this intimate and special little jewel! Delicious food and incredible service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

service great and food wonderful as usual. Had the fish special, Mahi Mahi and was prepared to perfection. One of us was craving the filet and we were told there was only one left when we sat down, so if we wanted it, let them know right away, so we did and we got the last one. thanks for the heads up had been craving it all day long.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Never disappoints.... just dinner delivers a consistent experience for whatever the occasion.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 14, 2017

This place is consistent. You get what you pay for--they use quality ingredients and the service is just right. it's not pretentious or snooty, just nice dining, in an enjoyable setting. Not too crowded or loud, nice selection of menu items and best of all YOUR wine selection. They do charge corkage for each bottle opened. The duck and the steak are our 2 go to items, but I had the swordfish special which was done perfectly. Their dishes come with sides that are seasonal and compliment the main which makes it great value. The crabcakes and the wedge are 2 other items we order regularly, the wedge, always with bacon! The only downside on this visit was one of the patrons had doused themselves in perfume to the point where it made some of us uncomfortable. This can be a problem, and certainly wasn't the restaurant's fault, but it was just inescapable since the place is small. One other thing to point out, the chef is in the back custom cooking your meal. In other words, made to order, so keep in mind that he has your meal, and your fellow diners' meals to cook on a 6 burner stove in the back. It takes a while, so bring your wine and your best friend(s) and relax.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Tight quarters, service was lacking, missed our side order.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Everything was just wonderful; from the staff, the service, and the food.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Some of the best food I have had since moving to Houston

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was my second visit to Just Dinner. I love the fact that the restaurant is a great re-use of an old bungalow, which permits smaller dining areas within the various rooms. This was a parent's date-night, and we were happy to have a quiet dinner to enjoy conversation and great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food
Attentive staff

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent food and tank goodness they changed tge vead. Store bought dinner rolls brought diwn th e wonderful rosemary butter two notches. Thank you

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

We dined at Just Dinner for my boyfriend's birthday and we loved it. The food could not have been better. It's a completely personal experience with a waiter who has but a few tables and spent time describing each dish to us to determine exactly what we should order to fit our preferences. Make sure to BYOB - We picked up a bottle of our favorite wine to pair with our dishes. It was overall an incredible experience that we can't wait to do again!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Perfect date night spot! Place was super cute and cozy with amazing food and great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Just a perfect place for a quiet, romantic dinner date with my girlfriend. I had a bit of trouble finding the place - it is a house, literally. That was the only downside. It's lovely inside. Our server was nice, helpful, and reserved. The food was absolutely outstanding. I had the filet mignon and my girlfriend had the chicken. We had a wonderful meal, and we will definitely be back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Pork belly appetizer was terrific. Love that it is BYOB.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This was our 2nd time here. Great selection and service.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We had a great dinner experience that was a wonderful break from the ordinary restaurant scene. With a personalized waitstaff and amazing attention to detail, my wife and I enjoyed an amazing meal. Thank you for a great memory.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always a treat been going here for 7 years for special moments. Nice romantic foods good and service is fantastic

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Just Dinner is in my Top Five dinner restaurants in Houston. The food is great with specials each week. Did I say the food is great!!! At Just Dinner, you bring your own wine and pay a nominal corking fee so you always have a wine you like at a good price. Parking is easy in a lot adjacent to the restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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