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Monarch @ Hotel Zaza, Houston, TX

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza

4.3
4.3
863 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 863 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

863 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved dining on the patio! Our waiter was excellent! My son recommended this restaurant and now I will as well.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Please bring back chilaquiles that was the classic dish I have eaten here always sad to see it removed from menu and it's replacement does not compare but was good.

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  3. BakerJen

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful hotel and restaurant. Enjoyed brunch on the terrace overlooking the fountains. Everything was excellent including our waiter Cody.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic. One of the better meals we’ve had in Houston.

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  5. EDble

    Houston

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I scheduled this dinner for my husband's birthday, even wrote it in the reservation, and it was confirmed by the hostess (who was the best part of this whole night). Server was very nonchalant, indifferent, and barely came to us the whole night. Never even got a refresh of our water until we got our bill. Ambiance is good, food was good, but when it came for our dessert, our server gave it to us in a to go box, and just dropped it on our table as he walked by. My husband was furious. I immediately walked up to the hostess and told her how awful our experience was. She immediately gave us some champagne, and let us take some photos, and she was honestly nicer than our server/waiter. She asked us to give them another try, and maybe my husband I will for brunch. I will make sure we never get that waiter ever again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, it was blah. Poor service at seating. Waiters we good but menu was nothing special. Expected more but it’s beginning to be the norm.

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  7. MaryB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our overall experience was good, but my husband’s blue crab and linguine was very bland. One other issue was that we were interrupted by a vagrant walking around asking us and the others patrons for money. None of the employees did anything to stop him. That was off-putting.

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  8. Cynthia

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic staff. Great food. What an enjoyable evening.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    -Food was “okay” but could’ve been better. -Dessert for my birthday was out before I could have any.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I was so excited about bringing my girls for to a nice restaurant in town and we were greatly disappointed. Food was “ok”. I’ve had better at franchise restaurants. Smash burger has a better burger than this cheese burger and costs half as much. The service was horrible for not being busy. I waited forever just to get my order in and the food took about 30 minutes before arriving at the table. Everything was disappointing. I was shocked honestly. I had 1000 restaurants to choose from and I choose this place

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  11. SueS

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A real favorite! Consistent in food quality and service. Love the free valet parking!

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  12. Brad

    Houston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall service excellent. Serve staff was on point and attentive. food (grits and short ribs) was not hot at all. almost cold. Likely sitting in a window somewhere. short ribs were abit dry. we ate there one other time at the bar and it was good so maybe this was an exception.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience! I came for brunch with my friend and my newborn. We sat on the patio because the weather was nice and it was serene. Even my 2-month old loved the view. Our waiter Corey was exceptional - he gave us suggestions for everything and was super patient with us even when we were undecided after several minutes. The food was good - I had the All American and my friend got the buttermilk fried chicken. We also had cocktails - Jefferson Peach Pie and the brown sugar bourbon (very good and strong). Also…the valet attendings and hostess were so sweet. I will definitely be back soon and I’ll probably request the same waiter :-).

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  14. ClaireK

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    WAY too noisy & chaotic at 5 PM. No Happy Hour prices- a glass of wine is $20. Food was just OK for the price. Will not go back. We were hoping for a nice, early dinner but the noise level ruined everything. Server was not attentive.

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  15. Foodie

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space on the patio with views of Jean Park. Waitstaff was nice but not overattentive. Would go back if I was in the area.

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  16. Brie

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner after an afternoon at the spa. Always good food and just the right portions

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  17. KristenW

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always outstanding, however, this time we found the service lacking. Our server was not very attentive and our coffee was barely lukewarm when refilled. We’ve dined here often so hopefully, this was just an “off” day.

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  18. LeeM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Not crowed and service was good. The food was okay. I had a Caesar Salad with chicken and chicken was a little dry but tender.

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  19. Sylvinka

    Houston

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu has changed and prices went way up. I ordered the scallops which were great, but the rice was undercooked. My husband had ahi tuna poke bowl which he enjoyed a lot. I was surprised with the price of drinks, so I stuck with wine. Our waiter was great and service was really good.

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  20. JenelleW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a quick lunch date with my husband on the outdoor patio. Ambiance was nice and food was good.

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  21. Homazoma

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch spot for a day of Museum Hopping, wonderful menu and cute room - very artsy vibe inside.

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  22. AlexL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the taste of the lamb lollipops, they were delicious. What I found more interesting was the consistency. We ordered two of those dishes and it was the same both times, which we really appreciated. The drinks were great, and more than anything, the servers were very attentive to us throughout the night. It was definitely a great experience, I am looking forward to the next time we go. I know my friends will love the place as well.

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  23. NatalieD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, service, ambience. It was a nice night out.

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  24. SylviaR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and romantic ambiance. Had a Christmas dinner and food was delicious. It was 7:20pm and they were out of a Christmas onion tarte appetizer. So we opted for lamb lollipops and eggs. Both were delicious. Red snapper was crispy but not over cooked.

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  25. Tott

    Houston

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for a Christmas dinner. They did have a Christmas menu, but did not offer it to us, instead gave us a regular menu, until we asked about it. They offered turkey, either white mead or dark meat, but not both. The turkey dinner came with green beans according to the menu, but none came when the meal was (finally) served. There was too little gravy. Otherwise it was okay, but not at all memorable.

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  26. MeelaR

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was amazing per usual, we stay at Zaza every Christmas & love dining at Monarch

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  27. DanielM

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    After patronizing the Monarch for many years, recent dinner was completely disappointing when bringing friends to dine with us. The service was average to less than average. Small items like olives for martinis were scarce and no dessert wine for the dessert we all ordered at the end of dinner.

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  28. MartinM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely brunch with great service and appealing ambiance. I've already recommended to friends.

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  29. LisaM

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good but not great. If you are staying in the hotel, well worth the convenience. Otherwise, too many other better choices within a mile.

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  30. AnneC

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a group of lady friends at a large table in the library area of monarch. I have a friend who doesn’t hear well and sitting a little away from the crowd but close enough to feel the vibe was perfect. Drinks were fabulous. We tried all the appetizers and went home happy! Excellent service, food and ambiance.

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  31. Johngorff

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice after long day of travel as we were staying at ZaZa hotel. Excellent lamb lollipops with tasty fresh mint, pistachio, and feta sauce. Fried chicken and mashed potatoes were spot on as well. Professional and friendly service welcomed us into an eclectic dining room. Definitely recommend

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  32. GaryB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and hearty portions. We will be back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the time spent doing here. I missed the opportunity to enjoy a selection from the full menu due to the time or arrival. Outside of that the sever was kind and the food tasted pretty good. The ambiance was nice I opted to sit on the outer deck because they seemed to be having a blast partying in the bar area the music selection was nice as well.

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  34. Vera

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    great ambience. food was good. only critique, salad was way overdressed. drinks were amazing.

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  35. BriG

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I expected more. We were celebrating our 35 wedding anniversary. I had visited previously for a business lunch and thought it would be a great place to return for a special occasion. The atmosphere was great (we were the only ones in the dining room at the time), however the food was not fresh. I think we caught the leftovers from the brunch hour. Very disappointed.

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  36. MrsWilliamTaylor

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hotel ZaZa has the absolute best food out of any hotel in Houston in my opinion. I got married here and have been back for several “stay cays” and the food never disappoints. I recommend the savory cheeseburger, the crispy chicken breast atop whipped potatoes or the Waygu chicken fried steak Poboy with garlic fries and a side of goat cheese ranch. You will not regret any of those options. So delicious, so clean all the time and friendly staff. Top tier experience everytime.

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  37. TeresaM

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, great food and a beautiful location.

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  38. GabrielleW

    Houston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, good service - feels like a fancy, fun day out!

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  39. JohnnyG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing and the service was great.

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  40. BiancaL

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food tasted like banquet food with over priced lower end bottles of wine however service was excellent.

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FAQs

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

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza is rated 4.3 stars by 863 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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