Monarch @ Hotel Zaza

4.6
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825 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Like everything at Hotel ZaZa, the dining room and nightlife space are designed to entice your every sense. Hotel Zaza dares you to lose yourself in the intoxicating aromas, layered flavors and unexpected touches of the “see and be scene” Monarch Restaurant & Lounge. So come, play, revel, and experience dining and entertainment in the Houston area that’s a world apart.

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM

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Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Highly recommend the spaghetti bolognese. The outdoor area is warm and beautifully decorated. We’ll be back!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was good but a little rushed. Tables and chairs on the terrace could use a little love. Food was good and worth the price for the valentine menu. Other than feeling rushed which could have been because it was the day after valentines day, was a good experience.

C
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant for dinner or Sunday Brunch. It is a nice restaurant where your comfortable to dress smart causal.

CN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole night was incredible! The food.. OMG the food was so good I could’ve cried! The Filet and Lobster Valentine’s Special and the Salmon with Cauliflower we’re both exceptional! The chocolate fondue dessert was ahh-maze-ing! Connor gave us the best service I’ve had in years!

BC
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic for a night out on town. Service was great and the food was flavorful.

ST
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was very good. I had the salmon which was perfect.My husband had the petite filet and he said it was very good. The only problem was even though it wasn’t very busy we were seated at a bench table and they sat a single person right next to us who eavesdropped on everything we said. They could have given us a bit more space to enjoy our dinner without being encroached on by a stranger.

RW
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great tasting filet and cooked to order as requested

K
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good. The ambience was warm and inviting. Our food was great. We love to eat at this restaurant and we will definitely return.

GW
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great experience food not that clever but nice for a hotel. I’ll go back

HB
Houston
81 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and tender lamb lollipops! Even well done, like l asked, they were not dry. Great service. Loved valet parking.

RW
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice easy lunch with no pressure to order.
Great burger and Excellent fries.
The service all worked together to provide a great delivery.
Thank you

a
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monarch Room continues to be one of my favorite places to visit in Houston - whether that be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or just wine. The ambiance can't be beat - the location is perfect. Tack on a visit to Miller Outdoor Theater before/after Monarch Room for a perfect night!

RC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I was really excited about coming here, haven’t had brunch here in a while. Service and food was horrible yesterday. I ordered the smoked salmon and bagel yesterday, salmon was bad I took one bite and didn’t eat anymore. Our server saw that I didn’t touch my food and asked if he could remove the plate, I said yes the salmon is not good.. no apologies was given just picked up the plate and walked away. I get the check and the food was still on there, I wasn’t going to argue just paid it. I’m really disappointed

D
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Our waiter was very attentive and the food was perfect! I have a small appetite and the crabcake and arugula salad was wonderful and we capped it off by sharing a luscious key lime pie!

R
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not been here for many years since it was the Warwick Hotel. Outstanding location in heart of museum district and West U section of Houston. The hotel is great and the Monarch restaurant better. Put it on your list when fusion and nueveau Tex-Mex has you longing for traditional white tablecloth food with flair.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the host who sat us, he was so nice! Josue did a great job as our server, food was fabulous

G
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty food, lovely ambiance!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really loved the food and the view. We had enjoyed the moment.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Sadly the Monarch fell short in many ways. The service was lacking and so was the food. For the extremely pricy bill we were highly disappointed for a special birthday dinner at one of our previously favorite spots.

GF
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s birthday with friends. Outside seating worked well. Great service... food was superb!

PW
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food, great service, and a great view from the patio. We love the Monarch and the Hotel ZaZa!

S
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great table location on the patio, good service, great food.

HB
Houston
81 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! My husband's steak was huge! Maybe because we were sitting too close to bar area, it was a little loud. My husband couldn't hear what l was saying.

GS
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Loved the vegetarian Superfoods bowl with the impossible burger patty. I will be back just for this.

TL
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job start to finish. Wait time, service, quality of food. Helpful, accommodating wait staff ready to help. I will be back.

RW
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent service and food no matter what time or what day I visit

RK
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was pretty average but the service was fantastic. Can’t blame the service for the food and can’t give the food credit that the service group earned, so 3/5 stars.

RW
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous hamburgers...fresh tasting meat cooked to requested temp and SUPER fries!!!

RW
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience in spite of the weather!!

J
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lamb chops weren't as good as I remember them. I felt they were lacking the seasoning. We ordered them medium but next time need to order them medium well as I didn't like the chewiness of the meat. The crab cakes were delicious. More crab than bread crumbs. Perfectly cooked perfectly seasoned

The key lime pie was a special treat. Perfect in taste, consistency and flavor!!

Beautiful atmosphere always 💕

Def a revisit soon

KC
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We had made a reservation and we were sat in the bar that was very loud. Our waitress seemed to forget about us when we didn’t order alcohol. It took so long to order and to get our bill that I don’t believe I will go back.

RW
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great market fish with fabulous vegetables

RW
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger and excellent crispy fries!!!!

N
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

I had high expectations to be having dinner in such a nice 4 star hotel but unfortunately it was disappointing. Our experience started when we asked the waiter for a gin cocktail. We explained we liked cucumber or basil. Of course he said and recommended something from the cocktail list that sounded good. A few minutes later he returned with two Whisky cocktails. I asked him to come back and explained the problem. He quickly recommended another and I asked to read the description which turned out to be vodka based. I eventually ordered a G&T. Now for the menus....this was 8pm and we were sitting with lunch menu's and I asked for the dinner menu. He exchanged them for almost identical menu's. One said dinner and one said lunch. There was no mention of the HRW menu so I assumed they were not participating. We ordered two appetizers and one entree which were good, basic but good.
Our bill was $150 for a basic meal and inadequate service which we paid and left. We reached the valet parking who wanted $15 for parking. I commented that it seemed high when we just eat in the restaurant for 90 minutes. She reluctantly suggested we ask the restaurant to validate our parking.
Again, another example of poor service from the restaurant staff. Why were we not told this when we checked in or by the waiter. Why were we not offered the HRW menu. Why does the waiters not know the 8 or so cocktails on their list. It may be a 4 star Hotel, but it is a 2 star restaurant. I will not be going back when Houston has so many amazing restaurants with well trained eager staff.

r
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve had in a long time. Looking forward to going back. The table next to us was obnoxious and loud for such a nice place. Not much you can do about that. I highly recommend this place

RW
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great market fish

OT
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While it was quite crazy busy and little warm in the restaurant, the food was outstanding. There were 4 in our party and we all loved our food! The service was wonderful!

C
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great desserts. Great portions. Attentive waiter. Beautiful. Will validate valet. Sleek classy clean.

G
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The Hotel and Restaurant both have a great ambiance! Service was nice, but disappointed in the food. Super bland. Overall...3 out of 5.

AB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our waitress forgot drinks, we had to ask fir bread and had to ask someone else for the check. She disappeared for long periods of time.
Food was great and place is nice.