Monarch @ Hotel Zaza
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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Celebrating Valentines Day Weekend. Hotel Zsa Zsa and Monarch were beautifully decorated with hearts, balloons, art work and lighting in shades of red.
The wait staff in Monarch were very friendly and attentive
My husband ordered snapper on risotto and I had the buttermilk dipped chicken on cheddar mashed potatoes. Both dishes were delish! We attended a show in downtown, but came back to Monarch for drinks later. They had a DJ playing a great mix of current and 90’s tunes, and the bartenders were friendly and accommodating to switching up certain ingredients for drink orders (I requested Fresca in my cocktail in place of lime juice - no raised eyebrows- just a comment of “that sounds good!”)
Great experience at Monarch. We’ll be back soon!
Restaurant is not too formal witch a causal bar area. The restaurant has a simple but ethically diverse menu. My wife and I really enjoyed our food. We split the spaghetti Bolognese and Chicken Picatta. It was really good. Pasta was excellent. The prices are actually really good which makes this restaurant a great value. The Wait staff was great, very friendly, quick and engaging. I would definitely come back.
Will put this restaurant up against any upscale restaurant in Houston. New chef. Great menu. Great service.
Lamb lollipops, delicious!!! Tried the tropical salad, it was great! I asked for pine nuts to be added, made it taste even better.
The bread was fantastic, the burgers were great, the ambiance is upscale and fantastic. Expensive but Recommend for a nice, upscale lunch experience.
Always love Monarch for brunch or lunch! Beautiful view, great staff, delicious food!
I frequent the restaurant often!
The food was extremely good. Loved the ambiance although could use just a tad more light.
Food was excellent and so convenient being in hotel. Best Brussels sprouts excellent. One had fried chicken and the other the ribeye and both well pleased. Would prefer televisions not be visible from resteraumt seating but couldn’t hear them Recommended to some friends in Houston already. Close to museums
Had a great time here after seeing Trans Siberian Orchestra!!
I enjoyed my birthday dinner this evening with my sweetheart. Knowing that there were vegan options makes me happy so I was instantly down for it! I have been wanting to try the Impossible burger for a while and I thought it was great! I brought my own Chao cheese (non-dairy of course) and it was epic! The house butter has butter and olive oil on it, so I simply requested the wheat bread that they use for sandwiches; it was slightly toasted for me and I just asked for a side of olive oil, cracked some fresh pepper on top with a hint of salt, it was going down! The Monarch is perfect for an evening night out with someone special most definitely. I will be back, that's a fact!
the Main Street hotel Zaza is the nicest restaurant in our museum neighborhood.
we are v much enjoying the recently revised menu offerings.
Zack, our server, was helpful and courteous, and made the evening special.
Love this place! It is the best...
Everything was just average for pre performance supper. I was not indpired
First time trying Monarch. Met out-of-town friends for lunch. We had a very nice server, but hard to communicate with the support wait staff who didn't speak much English. Unfortunately, a very loud table full of women made it difficult to chat with our friends, but overall the food, cocktails, and ambiance were very good.
Great cocktails and food. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
The service was very slow. I realize a very large party had just left, but otherwise, there was hardly anyone else in the restaurant. It was a business lunch, and we were under a time constraint. I thought the lamb chops were supposed to come with a mint sauce or jelly, but all I got was some ersatz tsaziki sauce. The coffee was cold, the brownie was dry, and our waiter forgot to give me my doggie bag.
I just can’t remember the name of the waiter and I am sure he was great. I took my husband there for birthday dinner and our waiter made everything so perfect and he knew exactly what to recommend for it to be so. Thank you again! (Sorry I forgot his name)
Outdoor patio area and cocktails are amazing! Our service was outstanding each visit as well.
Great food, great menu, and great service! Recommended to all food officionados!
Service at the bar was exceptional and friendly. The food and drinks were top notch.
Great food and service!
Really obnoxiously loud. Had to sit on the patio because we couldn't speak to each other across a table inside. We even tried turning the table sideways so we could hear each other, and that didn't work! While everything was great on the patio except the temperature (semi-heated, probably mid to high sixties), by the time we'd moved, our romantic anniversary evening was pretty much destroyed. Loud drunks apparently took over the restaurant, and then everyone else had to scream to compete.
Everyone did what they could to rescue the evening, but what they SHOULD have done was to tell the loud drunks to keep it down! Apparently they have no control over their own restaurant. A little acoustic treatment would go a long way, and having the fortitude to keep obnoxious patrons under control would go even farther.
Always loved this location. Had my bridal shower there, 20 years ago!!!!!
Salad was delicious as were the lamb lollypops! Fresh made bread!!
There were a lot of flies which made our lunch less appealing to eat.
It was for a birthday and no one recognized it!! Very disappointed
Great dinner, will be back again.
Hadn't been to Monarch in a while. Food was good but not great. Menu was much more limited than past visits, as was the wine list. Service was great. Too many better restaurant choices in Houston, so doubt we will return.
not overally impressed with the food - while some aspects of the food were wonderful, it seems the chef had a thing for nutmeg or cloves .. it was in the french onion soup completely distorting the taste as well as on the green beans (I think) on the chicken dish
I have eaten at the Monarch many times before but last Saturday may have been the last. My reserved tables were not ready, the service was beyond slow, and the food was mediocre at best. The child’s grilled cheese sandwich was the last entree to arrive. Our reservation was at 5:45–we were attending a concert—but our food did not arrive until 6:55!!! For four adults and three children—who ordered burgers and grilled cheese—the bill was over $250. If the service and food had been better, there would have been no complaints about the price. This used to be a favorite spot to go; not so much now. The Caesar salad tasted like oil, the lobster roll was just okay, the pasta was just okay, and as I said—the grilled cheese arrived after everyone else had their food. Unacceptable.
It took close to an hour to get our food despite letting out server know at the beginning of our meal that we had tickets to a concert and thus were on a time line. Several tables seated after us received their food and paid before we even had our entrees (we didn't order appetizers or dessert). At one point a member of our party went to find a manager and complain because we didn't have our food and our waiter had not come by with any updates.
Additionally, the temperature vacillated from freezing to sweltering. I'm not sure what the problem was but they need to fine tune their AC system.
Sadly, I don't see myself eating at the Monarch anytime soon.
Had a great dinner for my grandmothers birthday. They were very accommodating. Food was good.
Food was excellent. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. Biggest problem was the noise level. Hard to hear what someone across the table was saying.
The service and the food was good, not excellent, but good. They seemed a little short staffed on the night we ate there. The atmosphere on the patio is really good. It's a great place to eat if you're staying at the hotel and you just don't want to venture out.
Went to the Monarch for our 1 year wedding anniversary, and they ensured that it was a special night! Amazing food and great service, as well :)
Thank you, Monarch!
Quite lunch. Interesting vegan burger. Great French fries.
Outstanding Meal with exceptional service. Bravo!