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Monarch @ Hotel Zaza, Houston, TX

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza

4.4
4.4
784 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:30 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (713) 527-1800

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael De La Flor

  • Catering

    For more information on catering please contact 713.639.4500

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    W. University / Med Center

  • Cross street

    Main St and Ewing St

  • Parking details

    Complimentary

  • Public transit

    Museum District stop on Houston Metrorail.

  • Entertainment

    SIP & SPIN WITH MONARCH EACH FRIDAY & SATURDAYSip 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.

  • Additional

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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day 2023

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2023
    Join us for Valentine's Day dinner between February 11th-14th and indulge in the likes of Cacio E Pepe, Lobster Bisque, Surf & Turf, and Chocolate Raspberry Tart, to name a few.

What 784 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DM

    DawnM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic food and service! Our server was called Chris and he was extremely accommodating and pleasant when we asked to change to a different table. The atmosphere inside was very relaxing, we would definitely eat here again :)
  2. DK

    DebieK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for our birthday celebration! Great food! Tell the person that came around for input to wait if they see the group is busy.
  3. MS

    MarkS

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reunion brunch with out of town friends in this lovely and lively restaurant. It’s in a beautiful hotel located in the Museum District of Houston. Great food! Excellent professional service. Validated Valet parking.
  4. MM

    MichaelM

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    No server. The hostess had to do everything.
  5. BC

    BeckyC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful!
  6. MR

    MeelaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were so amazing! The staff is so friendly and attentive, and the bartender Santiago is absolutely the BEST!!!!!
  7. BG

    BirthdayGirl

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The seared ahi tostadas and lamb lollipops are a must. They have a nice “by the glass” wine selection, too. Great ambiance.
  8. T

    Tonya

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    My friends and I arrived at Monarch at 1:00 on a Wednesday. We were promptly given our menus and setups by a waitress and then didn't see her ever again. After over 30 minutes of waiting (and seeing others a tables near us being served) a woman employee (not dressed as a waitress or server) finally took our order. Another 20 minutes of waiting and we were finally served. A similar wait ensued for our check. I have had excellent service at Monarch in the past, but I will rethink returning.
  9. n

    nbom

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Convenient
  10. DM

    DanM

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Greeter seated us sway from the noisier section, our waitperson, Jasmine, could not have been better, and the food was wonderful.
  11. a

    anamagsx

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was okay- ambiance was good. Valet parking not free as advertised. Wouldn’t go there again.
  12. BF

    BigFan

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great ambience, especially their "outside" patio which was heated comfortably. Would be a great date place. Good appetizers but my main was a little underwhelming. Good not great. Service was a little pokey -- it seemed like they were maybe missing a waitstaff member, as one waiter was covering lots of tables.
  13. v

    vamosrafa04

    Philadelphia

    116 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice atmosphere especially for a hotel restaurant. Slow service. Breakfast was decent but the most shocking was a Bloody Mary ($16) is more expensive than an entire Breakfast entree (eggs, meat, potatoes and toady $14)!! Unbelievable! And, it was probably one of the worst Bloody Mary's we've ever had!!
  14. RW

    RobertW

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great BDay experience
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The place looked very nice. It was comfortable on the patio. The service was good. The food was unspectacular. Very average - below average and certainly below what I would expected.
  16. MC

    MarkC

    Palm Springs

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good as the food was!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food and service. In fact, our server was outstanding. Needs a raise!
  18. Y

    Ymtz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Poor menu, but the food is good. I ordered cream tomato basil bisque with grilled chicken and shrimp, and salad, really good. The coffee was cold.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Understaffed but the waiter did his best to tend to all the tables. Appreciated his hard work. Need more waiters though.
  20. PG

    PamG

    Baton Rouge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. I always enjoy dining at Monarch. The ambiance is so inviting.
  21. RW

    RobertW

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut with scallops on a bed of spinach was GREAT as was the service with Will.
  22. CR

    ChristopheR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The menu options are limited but varied. We were a party of 4 and the food was fantastic, really.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was attentive and food was delicious
  24. S

    Sylvinka

    Houston

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We really liked the brussels sprouts, it was a good portion too. Drink and wine was really good. My fiancé really liked the rib, my pasta was fine, good portions as well. Our server was nice, the manager was very good in customer service. We did go to the museum before that and it was a really nice ending to Thursday date night.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with my parents & 3 yo. Sat on the patio & it was very relaxing & yummy food.
  26. J

    Jami

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  27. v

    valerie

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is a nice hotel restaurant. The location and setting are very nice. The food is ok and a little pricey, but the cocktails are delicious and fun.
  28. N

    Nonamegiven

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The club sandwich was excellent. It was very large. I would recommend it to to others.
  29. TU

    ToddU

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Just misses. Food good but under seasoned. Service marginal. Menu to small. Seeing this post Covid. Over streamlined menu
  30. c

    christocino

    Houston

    254 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    254 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food has improved since my last visit here. The salmon and Brussels sprouts were very good. The server, however, was pretty clueless about the food and hard to find when we order more drinks.
  31. MD

    MaryD

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Zaza club sandwich it’s tasty and in general all dishes in the menu are delicious. Great hot tea selection. Taylor the server and the stuff was really attentive. Great food and ambiance.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    My husband and I stayed at hotel ZaZa for a one night anniversary stay away from our kids and decided rather than leave for dinner we would eat at Monarch in the hotel, that was a huge mistake! We made reservations on open table letting them know we were celebrating our anniversary. The hostess seated us on the outside patio with no mention of “happy anniversary or welcome back” it was very rushed and awkward. There were 2 servers for the whole patio and it was fairly busy. Drinks took forever and the food was very so so and made our stomach very upset for 2 days! Waiter was rushed (not his fault he was overworked) and never said happy anniversary, the whole night felt very i special!! Not how you want to feel on your anniversary. We let the manager know and he did comp our bill (wasn’t much bc we didn’t order a whole lot) which we appreciated, us both being in the hospitality industry for years and years. I just think the food and service are lacking from what it used to and don’t want anyone else to waste their time going for a special occasion. Aioli and salad dressings def not made in house and nothing was special! Just sad bc we really used to enjoy monarch. We did have a great breakfast at the other hotel ZaZa in memorial a few months ago.
  33. BL

    BarbaraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with enough brunch options to satisfy everyone in your party. Service was a little slow but courteous and accommodating. Definitely recommend!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening. Sat out on the patio, listened to great live music, with excellent service and yummy food and drinks.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was excellent and cooked to avoid my garlic allergy. Noise level was exceptionally high, but it was happy hour and the Kentucky Derby was running. Our server did a nice job but the number of servers was insufficient for the number of customers.
  36. O

    Ortmeister

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Pretty loud, too loud for conversation. Food was quite high quality. Inaccurate order taking
  37. HR

    HectorR

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great. The service as usual was very good even though the restaurant was busy the waiter was making sure we were having a good time. The food is always good at Za Za.
  38. MK

    MituK

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great brunch menu!! Very chic and comfortable patio
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was good but not “outstanding”. Nothing really clicked that made me think oh hey anytime I go for breakfast I will come back to the spot.. food was pretty average not disappointed. Love the restaurant vibe and we ate outside with good weather. Staff was great. More than likely will go back.
  40. F

    Franklyn

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, the food was delicious, the service was excellent, I do recommend this restaurant for dates and birthday celebrations.

FAQs

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 527-1800.

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza is rated 4.4 stars by 784 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Monarch @ Hotel Zaza

5701 Main St., Houston, TX 77005

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main St and Ewing St

  • Neighborhood

    W. University / Med Center

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:30 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary

  • Public transit

    Museum District stop on Houston Metrorail.

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Michael De La Flor

  • Entertainment

    SIP & SPIN WITH MONARCH EACH FRIDAY & SATURDAYSip 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.

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (713) 527-1800

  • Catering

    For more information on catering please contact 713.639.4500

  • 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

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