Eloise Nichols Grill + Liquors

4.6
537 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors is an American Bistro from the Adair Family. We serve inventive cocktails paired with modern American comfort food.

Well done but never overdone, where drinks are a food group, late-night is a staple, and quality is a given. Come when you can and stay as long as you’d like.

Please call the restaurant for parties of 9 or more to make reservations.

Reservations are not necessary for Saturday and Sunday brunch. It is suggested that larger parties call the restaurant ahead of their arrival.
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RM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good drinks
It is a little bright for a date night

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A
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch and cocktails, Charming waitstaff and beautiful ambiance

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KQ
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food is delicious and the service is attentive. Highly recommend.

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SW
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite casual business lunch spot! Great food and atmosphere that is perfect for a business meeting.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch & cocktails! Attentive and courteous staff.

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PL
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chorizo omlette was delicious!!

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RV
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic little restaurant focused on service and food. Quaint and dynamic along with exceptional service. I mean, who apologizes for making fresh tea? This is a place to be cherished.

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PL
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The burger and salad lunch combo was excellent!!

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic as always!

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LB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

I've been a few times and have always been really impressed. I went in for brunch with some friends and the chicken and waffle dish was not as good as all other dishes I've had on other visits. I will say, service is EXCELLENT, our waiter was perfect and very intuitive. I was with my friends who had two small children and he was spot on with finding us the perfect table where we were not in the way of other patrons and brought high chairs out for us. Atmosphere always great.

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A
Houston
346 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waiter, Myles, did an excellent job in explaining the dishes and answering questions. The food was creative and well prepared. Great job.

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RV
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch with friends. Service was good and ambiance.

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SP
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

One of my dinner companions waited 30 minutes for a drink. My chicken was cold.

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Honestly the food was not too bad. It was kind of bland but ok. Maybe it was what we ordered. But the ambiance was great. I would recommend to a friend.

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D
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would be nice that when hot tea is served, a spoon is provided. (Used a fork to get my teabag out of the cup.)

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SR
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice quirky restaurant not far from the Galleria, excellent service and innovative cocktails; a somewhat limited menu, but covers the bases and the chocolate hazelnut dessert is a killer.

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LH
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I’ve always liked Eloise Nichols so far but I had a very average experience lately (wrong order, over cooked and dry shrimps, small portions, slow service...). I’ve mentioned it to the manager who didn’t bother to get back to me. Disappointing, especially from a place I always recommended.

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PL
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Breakfast Stack was INCREDIBLE!! Service and ambiance was impeccable!!

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W
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This is my 3rd time - 2x for dinner and brunch. I would say I would only recommend to come here for lunch or brunch or if you have small children. The menu looked like a lunch menu rather than dinner. Lights were too bright and it didn't have the same ambiance when we initially came for dinner. Super casual. We were looking for a better dining experience and left early.

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OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delightful!

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e
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

pleasant atmosphere; good food; great service from waiter Eric.

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KD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a change in the number of guests and the hostess was extremely accommodating - thank you!

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GG
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, and our waiter was excellent!!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my mother. The drinks were great, as was the food.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place. Food was pretty good!

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RR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. This was our first time. Will definitely go back.

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LT
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

One person had fish tacos and didn’t think they were worth eating. One had poke bowl and liked it.

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MH
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been to Eloise Nichols for brunch several times. The Bloody Marys with bacon and Grapefruit Mamosa were really good. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Everything is always spot on.

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Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great birthday dinner!

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PF
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband was able to go out for dinner for the first time in a while. When our friends would only be in town one night and wanted s to pick the spot, this was it. The options are simple yet creative, flavorful and plentiful and the atmosphere feels like home. We were not disappointed. Our favorites were the Shrimp & Grits, Brussel Spouts and Nashville Hot Chicken. Also like coming there for breakfast!

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NG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The brunch is always amazing! The dinner is just ok. The few times I have been the flavoring is a little bland. I must say, the brussel sprouts are out of this world though! Service is always good as well.

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GP
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The first time we went to Eloise Nichols, it was fantastic. The atmosphere was lively, the service was good, and the food was delicious. This was two years ago, and I’ve been back a couple of times since, and while the food is still good, the service is very poor and the atmosphere just isn’t the same. They don’t focus on the little details that make a dining experience enjoyable, which is what Eloise Nichols is missing. Even at their Adair Kitchen, it seems as if they’d slacked on the little things that make a dining experience enjoyable. As much as I like the food at Eloise Nichols, I don’t really have plans to go back anytime soon.

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OB
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and a quirky southern menu. We enjoyed the mix of culinary flair, with down to earth basics. The wine and cocktail selections are delightful as well.

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KM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brussel sprouts in town!

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PK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Everything was amazing! Best brussel sprouts I have ever had!

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AH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Cocktails were a lovely start to the meal! My sister and I were sat in the corner so it was pretty quiet for most of the evening. Our server was a bit less than attentive which was surprising considering there are other staff members dedicated to bread, water service, food delivery and bussing (and they weren’t that busy) We talked a lot, drank a few, ate a lot, and ended with dessert. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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j
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My family of 4 visited Eloise Nichols for brunch. It was our first time visiting and we were pleased. The complimentary valet parking was convenient and the restaurant itself was very appealing. We had the daily muffins and some drinks to start. We had an espresso martini and a Saturday Morning Cartoons to drink. To eat, we had chicken and waffles, a burger, the broccoli and eggs, and the breakfast stack. The stack was by far the best thing we had to eat. It was a fun place and we hope to be back!

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IG
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The food is consistently good but the service during lunch is not great . Reservations or not, you will wait as they scramble to try and seat you .
We waited 20 minutes for menus and had to flag someone down to take our drink order .
The manager made it right but when you need to get in and out this is not the lunch experience to have .. being stressed if you will have time to eat before heading back to work . Perfect for a leisurely lunch if that is all you had planned for the day . Hope it improves because it is an awesome place .

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SS
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chicken & waffles were excellent, as was the salmon hoppin John. Biscuits Benedict were good, but the biscuits were really hard which was disappointing. Service was very good and the place is cute inside. We'd definitely come back.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was our sisters Brunch and it was my turn to choose the restaurant. I had been several times with friends. My favorite is the Shrimp and grits. But this time it lacked flavor and was quite soupy. Was a little disappointed..I bragged so much about it, then this happened. But, overall my sisters enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and able to talk freely. They said how beautiful the restaurant was and the food they had was good.

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