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About Monarch @ Hotel Zaza

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.

5701 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am;
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm.
Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Bar: Sunday - Thursday: 10am - 12am, Friday & Saturday: 10am - 2am

Cross Street:
Main St and Ewing St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 527-1800

Website:
http://www.hotelzaza.com/#houston/monarch

Entertainment:
SIP & SPIN WITH MONARCH EACH FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Sip cocktails while Houston's top local DJ spins house favorites in Monarch Restaurant & Lounge each Friday & Saturday night from 10pm-2am. For inquiries regarding bottle service and the weekly DJ lineup, please call 713.527.1800.

Catering:
For more information on catering please contact 713.639.4500

Parking Details:
Complimentary

Public Transit:
Museum District stop on Houston Metrorail.

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Wickes

Private Party Facilities:
For upscale Houston events, chic social dinners and just about any occasion that calls for the ZaZa standard of good taste, our Houston event venues are the ultimate platforms for dazzling affairs. Treat guests to the rich flavors of Monarch, our prestigious onsite restaurant for private dining in Houston your guests will certainly remember. Please call 713.639.4539 to start your planning today!

Private Party Contact:
Monarch Manager: (713) 639-4539

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
This luxury hotel has also created some of Houston’s most wonderfully unexpected settings for weddings, social events and meetings of all sizes and sorts. From the statement-making Phantom Ballroom, to the truly limitless possibilities available on the Imagination Level, Zaza's highly trained, extremely flexible, challenge-loving staff of experts is ready to transform just about any of their many spaces to meet your own special desires. For more information regarding special events at Hotel ZaZa please contact our Sales & Catering department at 713.639.4500

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
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Romantic (7)
Scenic View (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Casual (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fun (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Business Meals (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tapas (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Amazing brunch! Everything was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

went to this place for brunch, great service will be sure to come back when family and friends are visiting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Monarch on Saturday evening.

The restaurant area we found nicely organized and pleasant. We had some mixed appetizers to start with, including a tasty crab puff amuse-bouche courtesy of the chef.

The lamb lollipops were awesome - the right mix of juiciness and flavor. We could've eaten those 3 times over. The tuna tacos I have mixed feelings about. The wonton wrapper was dark brown and very oily (too quickly fried or too high a temp? Not sure...) while the tuna filling was soft, moist and perfectly spiced. I left the shells and ate the filling. The fish cake was fresh, soft and delicious.

For the main course, I had the scallops and my husband had the mahi-mahi (the special of the day). I found the seafood to be very fresh. The scallops were perfectly cooked, as was the fish. The chef clearly knows and appreciates his seafood.

The ambiance was kind of quiet for a Saturday which we certainly didn't mind and was refreshing actually! The restaurant kind of joins on to the bar but if the music is kept low, it works fine. They also have an outdoor option if you prefer your dinner al fresco.

The menu is a little eclectic, which I like, although my one criticism would be the dishes - apps and main courses - all seemed to be a little heavy on the oil, but that might just be my opinion. The fried items had a lot of oil dripping off the breading and the other items were glistening and had visible oil drops on the plate. I'm not sure we had anything which wasn't quite oily.

I ordered the apple and brie cheese hand pie for dessert out of curiosity and wow - this was the best part of the meal! We couldn't finish it (just too much food in all!) but seriously, if you like apple with cheese (just a little touch of brie) then order this dessert. It's so good!! I'm not crazy about brie unless it's melted but it was so subtle in the dessert I loved it., Seriously, order this!!!

Tags: People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love love loved the food and the ambience! Service was superior!

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My son and I were there for Thanksgiving meal. I wish I could say the food was amazing but it was not. The Menu was all Al Carte. The waiter did not seem familiar with the Thanksgiving Menu. The food was salty and taste like liquid smoke was used. Not a glass of wine for less than $16. I found the food below average . Total bill for 2 $240. I do not recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fabulous as usual! Ask for waiter Earnest he is the best! C*

Tags: Live Sports, Hot Spot, Spicy, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, People Watching, Afternoon Tea
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My sweetie and I had brunch before heading to the spa for a message!! Super yummy!!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Nice ambience, specially the patio with the views. Excellent and friendly service. We were greeted for our anniversary! Will definitely celebrate it here next year!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were celebrating a friend's birthday and were pleasantly surprised to find several gluten free entrees on the menu! Even delicious gluten free bread. It was a treat. Our server was very professional, yet friendly. We will return!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This is such a lovely venue, but the service is not good. Restaurant virtually empty and yet we never received drink or water refills, took forever to get check, and wait staff was aimlessly wandering around doing nothing. Food is good and if service would improve it would be a great choice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The atmosphere is great. The food was really good. The service was outstanding.
Definitely I will come back to this place, never disappointed

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Planned husbands dinner date here, made the best choice ever! The food choices were great, the service was amazing, and the drinks were superb! Definitely going back for more getaway times!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Healthy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very odd mishmash of decor. Exceedingly dark, but that could be because we were seated in a far back corner next to the patio door. (Women dining alone are treated differently? I never believed that until now.) So dark we had to use the flashlight apps on our phones to read the menu.

Wine list was the usual same old stuff, and more than usually marked up. My dining companion had only one choice on the menu (she’s vegan) and it was so thoroughly dark, she was unaware that the root vegetables in her dish still had stems attached until she bit into one. (I’m always a bit leery of a place that doesn’t want you to see the food.) The food was good, but nothing special for the price.

Valet parking was confusing and momentarily disconcerting... they had us enter at one location, then when we left, there was nobody at that door and the driveway was blocked off. We had to go around to a different side of the hotel.

Not the great night we had been expecting, and we are really pretty easy to please. We have each managed restaurants across all levels and cuisines, so generally cut some slack because stuff. The wait staff and host staff were friendly and professional, though. (Again with the odd mix of styles, the wait staff uniforms were completely out of sync with the restaurant. And what’s with the mirrored lower walls in otherwise black (!) restrooms? Is this whole thing the project of a trophy wife?)

We have no photos to add, because none of them came out. Did I mention it was very dark?

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

We came in for a birthday dinner and Martin treated us like kings. If you ever come here make sure to ask for Martin!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Best Lamb Lollipops!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Unfortunately hot coffee was spilt on my husband & I, waiter apologized, however, did not do as much as he could to check we had everything we needed, including g, making sure we hadn’t been scolded!
Stain on my husband’s short needed to be treated.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The breakfast was very well done. All the food was perfectly prepared. Service was excellent. The hotel was very swanky. We ate up on the patio. Did not have to deal with the humidity.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Romantic setting on the porch for dinner. The portions are generous and expertly prepared. Had the lamb lollipops which were great -medium. The caprese salad was very good. The scallops for dinner was a hit. The special fish was well done. Loved the butternut squash soup too.

Did not have dessert but the chocolate cake looked good.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

friendly setting, our waiter was amazing..Richard.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great experience per usual! Food was great, service was great ! See you soon Monarch!

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Once again, service was amazing and impeccable. Tiki loved every moment. Both the restaurant and the hotel has been recommended to our friends, however, we would much rather keep this gem to ourselves.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Service by Richard and Josue were outstanding! We went there for Houston Restaurant Week but will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Pleasant relaxing experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

On the pricey side but very good and we enjoyed it for brunch

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Beautiful patio for a delicious brunch with a friendly staff that took great care of us! The sweet potato and house made breakfast sausage hash was incredible and so favorful. I'll definitely be ordering that again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We came here for dinner and it was very good. The staff was very courteous. When it came to the food, oh wow! It was a great meal. Plenty of flavor, everything was cooked to order. We had a lot of fun here and would come back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

2 dollar signs needs to be raised to 3. Service was good.
Very expensive for what it was...food average at best. Best thing we had was the complimentary amuse bouche. Least expensive wine buy the glass $11 no bottle under $50. We usually trust open table reviews but this one let us down.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Earnest and Richard were great both nights we ate there. Food was outstanding

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Wedding anniversary and it was great

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Service great and yummy brunch with a complimentary mimosa-
Perfect for our Sunday girls brunch and the church bells ringing at noon was charming

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Healthy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel ZaZa for his 60th birthday. Even though we live in the Houston area, we checked-in late afternoon and lounged by the awesome pool area for a few hours. We had 7:00 PM dinner reservations at the Monarch. We do not usually eat at hotel restaurants, but like to try different local locations. We decided to try the Monarch and are so glad we did. We did not feel we were in a hotel. It was decorated very classy, the food was wonderful and the staff was very attentive. They have a very nice enclosed patio and also a great bar. We ended up eating breakfast back in the Monarch the next morning with equally delicious food. I am ready to go back!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We came for breakfast on the morning after our 5th wedding anniversary. The service was great and the food was amazing. I highly recommend it and we will without a doubt be returning!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great place! Surprised at the food quality given this is a hotel restaurant. We were extremely pleased, especially with Richard's excellent service.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Instead of the dining room, we stayed in the lounge for our dinner. We had a great relaxed experience. The food was great. Cheese plate a bit pricey for what you received (very little cheese). But, overall we really enjoyed our visit.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Hotel ZaZa is a really cool experience. The lobby, bar and restaurant are beautifully decorated and it's worth the trip just for that. Our food was delicious. My husbands' salmon was one of the best he's had. However we didn't realize there were three very large events going on at the hotel. The valet was crazy, they were out of a couple of entrees as well as the wine I ordered. The staff while impeccably trained appeared stressed. We will still return but will certainly check to see what's going on first!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the food was very good. The service was a little hit or miss, and I can't say it's a 5-star restaurant but definitely a 4-star. My husband ordered a rack of lamb but it definitely wasn't a "rack of lamb", instead it was a few filets cut up and slightly overcooked.

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

As always a great place to go for a holiday experience

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We keep coming back.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on April 11, 2017

We went out for our daughters birthday. Not only was the meal excellent but the chef de cuisine came out to see what we thought and our daughters dessert came out with a firework sparkler for a candle!

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Our server was Norman and he did an excellent job. His reccomendations were spot on. Service was great , food was prepared to perfection. Place was loud but nothing is perfect. Staff accommodated our needs as requested. We'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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