Davis Street

4.8
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148 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
After closing its doors in 2016, Davis Street has re-opened under the helm of legendary Chef Mark Holley. Davis Street is home to Chef Holley’s iconic Southern cuisine, with Pan-Asian and Pan-American flair. The menu is composed of classics from Chef Holley and the previous Davis Street menu, as well as some new features. The menu is accentuated by its well-curated wine list and craft cocktails in an updated space featuring a fresh and modern concept of casual elegance accented by the iconic Davis St. chandeliers and sleek geometric wall décor. The patio will be a verdant and vibrant spot that is sure to become a prime Instagram-able scene.
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H
Houston
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to have Executive Chef Holley return to the restaurant scene. His creative food approaches and passion for seafood preparation in particular is unlike any other!

MS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful waitress named Sarah. She knew the menu, made excellent recommendations and very personable.

TJ
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

There were just a few things that need improvement but overall everything was very good! They made us a lemonade and it was lemon water. We were looking for a little sweetener. The signature biscuits were not hot but they were good once we heated them up at home. The bathroom only had one soap dispenser that was working. And lastly please use the handicap parking for the handicap. I had to valet because the parking was used for general parking.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Mark Hillary’s new restaurant. He has all his old great recipes plus some delicious new ones.

JA
Houston
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved Chef Holley’s food and are delighted that he has returned to the Houston restaurant scene. His new space is spectacular, the food is better than ever and the service was impeccable. Best of all the diners appeared to feel at home giving off a feeling of community - plus it is always nice to have the chef greet you personally— his hands-on approach is what makes his restaurants special.

We will be going back again and again.

JB
Houston
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Chef Holley has continued his excellent mastery at this new location.
Location is a bit out of the way and parking is Valet but not well signposted.
Saturday night was busy, service quite slow and a couple of dishes unavailable at a 7.45 reservation, but the quality of what we did have was excellent.
Busy but noise level was fine!

OT
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fabulous. Every dish was delicious. Great ambience. Service needs some tweaking but I’m sure that will fall into line in a few months.

KH
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was not great. I got the chef’s classic and all I could taste was salt. Waiter forgot to put in our order of benne rolls, so we didn’t get any. Took forever for our wine to arrive and the place was only half full.
We won’t be going back.

NP
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Far and away the best service I’ve seen in years. Food was similarly great. A real find

DG
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome overall! Great staff and the food is amazing!

k
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were regulars at Holleys and Davis St didn’t disappoint! Actually, we prefer the new look and ambience of Davis St so thats a real plus. The live music was a nice touch and the volume was perfect for conversation. We’re thrilled with Davis St.

NW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

RACISM AMONG YOUR OWN KIND! I was discriminated against by the black male bartender because I am a black female who came to this restaurant with my white male fiance! MIXED COUPLES BEWARE

After viewing the drink menu, I politely called the bartender to order. He looked at me without saying anything a preceded to make my drink. It took him 12 min to grab 1 glass, ice, and the 4 beverages needed to make my drink. Mind you, the restaurant is damn near EMPTY! Meanwhile, this man is looking at me with the look of death in between grabbing each item at a snail's pace. After he collected MOST of the items, he abandons making my drink altogether and disappears into the kitchen. He comes out exactly 4 minutes later with a cucumber (its the garnish for this cocktail). He proceeds to peel the cucumber. He then AGAIN abandons making my drink altogether and goes to the other side of the bar to carry on a lively conversation with a party of 3 black patrons who came together. Meanwhile, my fiance and I are looking at each other in complete disbelief!

I purposely told my fiance not to say anything because I wanted to watch this scenario unfold. He carried on a 3 minute conversation with the party of 3 while my fiance and I sat and stared at my abandoned drink/supplies. We are literally looking at my ice melt because when he abandoned my drink, he left the glass and the supplies right in front of us within arms reach. He wanted to make sure we knew, that he knew, he didn't like my choice of men! He finally comes back to my glass, shakes my ice, and then pours in the Topo juice and slides me the drink. I kindly said "thank you" He just turned his head. At this point, my fiance suggested we just leave. I told him no because I wanted to honor our reservation. We then tipped the bartender. I said "thank you" as my fiance handed him a generous tip...then guess what he says??? He then says under his breath without even looking at me "thank you [PAUSE] then says "your welcome". WOW!

P
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a fresh complete dining experience because food is supposed to be experienced look no further than Chef Holley and Davis street best cooking I have ever tasted

HA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant staff and great food by the chef!

MA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience was wonderful

p
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great evening. Looked and tasted fantastic. Not sure what was better, the cake or the entree or the appetiser.

GT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything (especially the food !!) was AMAZING 👏🏽

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Food and presentation were well above expectations.

e
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous
Love chef Holleys menu

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RE
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere with great food and a nice wine list. Service was mostly good. Live music on Wednesday night was also very enjoyable. There was only one valet parking attendant, so that was a bit slow.

J
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was AMAZING!!! My wife and I shared the Thai snapper. Best fish I have ever had!!! Other guests had the Cornish Hen and grouper - both rated as outstanding.

The night we were there the service could have been better. The bartender just couldn’t put a “splash” of cranberry in my wife’s drink - it was mostly cranberry, not soda, twice. And we had to wait a very long time for our first course. The manager got involved and the rest of the meal came out as expected.

And oh by the way, the rolls to start the dinner were do die for!!!

M
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT Food...the ambience is delightful!

T
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. The Thai whole fish was spectacular.

K
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to have chef Mark Holly back in the kitchen! Loved our meal and enjoyed the ambiance. Great cocktails. Thai whole fish was delicious!

AG
Houston
82 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific dinner with friends and had excellent food and service. We split a number of appetizers and the Bene Seed Parker House rolls followed by the whole snapper for two and a couple of sides. All was delicious as were the cocktails and wine from Oregon.

b
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Chef Holley has delivered a fine evenings meal. Everything was top notch and our party thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I highly recommend Davis Street to anyone interested.

KN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice surprise! The food selection, taste and presentation were excellent! We really had a nice evening!

K
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am only think of accolades for this restaurant Food is spectacular Service makes you feel welcome and special

CM
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love bringing our friends here. The food is excellent. The seafood and the lamb chips were delicious. We enjoyed talking with the chef but the service could be a bit more attentive. I do t like having to flag down a server. Great place for a date or just dinner at a fine dining establishment.

S
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful we will eat with y’all again very soon.

FC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend dining at Davis Street. I enjoy every meal there including happy hour, weekend brunch, and dinner. My friends and I recently went for Sunday Supper and the food was delicious. You get a 3 course meal (appetizer, main course with family style sides, and a dessert) for $40. I selected Boutte's Gumbo for the appetizer, the Southern Fried Chicken for the main course (selected Vivian's Truffle Mac and Cheese, Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes, and Caramelized Veggies for the table), and Down South Coconut Cake for dessert. Such an amazing deal! Everything was on point and the service was remarkable. I will definitely be back again and again to support Chef Holley and Davis St.

MB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely come back. I ordered the duck - phenomenal. I also tasted the Parmesan oysters, gumbo, seafood tower and scallops. All great.

CE
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! Expect nothing else from Chef Holley.

j
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Would be good to have warning that self park is $5. Guy steps out of dark said give me 5. If we had parked already we would backed out and parked on the street for free like so many others.
Menu needs better warning of spice level. Hot. Get a few more wine list printed. With bad timing you missed second bottle sale.

r
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Could not have been better. Everyone and all food were exceptional.

o
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Davis Street. Service was top notch and the chef/owner and manager are highly visible. Both came by our table to check on us. All four of us enjoyed the food. We had the Thai shrimp, gumbo, Muddled Stew, and crab bisque. All were great tasting and we noticed other diners choosing other items that we can't wait to try on our next visit. For Houston foodies you must try Davis Street.

SP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meals. A real jewel! Southern food with a twist. Outstanding seafood.

T
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough good things about the new Davis St. restaurant. Chef Holley is a master of combining flavors to create the best dishes! The atmosphere and service are both excellent as well.

AG
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time trying the Sunday dinner did not disappoint. Delicious food and lots of it!

t
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and their food is really good; their Sunday supper menu is great! Also, their regular menu.