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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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.7

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
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Authentic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Casual (4)
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Healthy (3)
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vip
 (Houston)·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!

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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and great service. 4.5/5

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 (Houston)·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.

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 (Houston)·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.

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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·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.

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vip
 (Houston)·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.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·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!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Just celebrated a birthday for a wonderful friend!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great restaurant. I always enjoy the people and the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and excellent service. The best in houston !

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great holiday dinner

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This restaurant is in a small house on Dunlavy with good parking. The interior is good but not fancy. The food is very good with a nice sized varied menu. The quality was very good and the quantity just right for all four of us. This is a BYOB establishment which makes it even more special as you can bring your favorite wine and not pay 3 times its cost. This is the best of all of the BYOBs in Houston that we have tried. I had short ribs which were very good and two others had the beef filet which was also quite good. The side veggies were crisp and fresh.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We love Just Dinner. This is our favorite go-to place to take friends for special occasions. Lila and her staff and the best ever, welcoming and warm!!! We bring our own wine, we order interesting food, and we thoroughly relax during our meal experience. We highly recommend this neighborhood gem!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Just dinner is a neighborhood gem, and after 10 years they just keep doing a great job. Good food, friendly service, and good for byob

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and service. Possibly the best restaurant (and crab cakes) in houston !

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

One of two Houston restaurants with byob policy. It's hard to get a reservation on weekends. A cozy house with a reasonable sized menu Covering the basics with some interesting touches. The staff works very hard to please.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were visiting Houston for the weekend. We did not know that you had to bring your own liquor to drink but our hostess directed us to the corner store where a bottle of wine and beer were purchased. The restaurant could have had some heat - it was chilly but I understand that Houston had received snow. Otherwise our meals were great and enjoyed by all parties.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Very good food that is inventive and served well by competent staff. The dining areas are three small rooms in a small old house. While it could be cozy and intimate it can also be loud and intrusive depending who is seated in your small room. If you are looking for very good chef driven cuisine that is reasonably priced by all means try it. Just remember it could be loud and annoying if you are seated so close to obnoxious other diners.strangers in close quarters.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always a wonderful dinning experience in a unassuming building.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

best hidden gem in Houston... bar none!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 4, 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 3, 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 21, 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 14, 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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