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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.
Houston, TX 77005
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
Main St and Ewing St
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
For more information on catering please contact 713.639.4500
Museum District stop on Houston Metrorail.
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
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
Monarch @ Hotel Zaza Ratings and Reviews
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!!
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!!
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.
My husband and I went here for dinner on a Saturday night and it was great! Our cocktails were very refreshing and tasty. The ahi tuna tacos were really good. I had the scallops which were cooked perfectly. My husband had the cobb salad and really enjoyed it. The service was fantastic. I would definitely recommend, and we will be going back with friends sometime soon! It was pretty expensive, but we each had two cocktails which made a big difference. If you can go without trying the yummy cocktails then you can make it out of there for a fair price.
My wife and I went there for lunch and had Ana amazing meal. The Brussels sprouts were amazing and the crab cake was one of the best I've ever had. Our entrees were great as well.
It's has a wonderful outdoor patio for dining and the inside looked nice too.
I would definitely recommend this place!
Made a reservation for husbands birthday dinner, we were staying at the hotel. We were seated and no service for 30 minutes (we are not the type to make a big deal), so we left. The restaurant was romantic and the food looked nice on the menu. On our way to our plan B restaurant the manager called and was very apologetic, he even had an expensive bottle of wine sent up to our room.
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