The Annie Cafe & Bar

4.8
340 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southwest
We are open for dine-in service offering lunch, dinner, happy hour and Sunday brunch! We are also offering online ordering for curbside take-out and delivery on Favor. Order at this link: https://www.theanniehouston.com/order To view our strict health and safety procedures, visit: www.theanniehouston.com/posts/covid-19-update

The Annie Café & Bar offers a fresh take on Texas-influenced American cuisine by award-winning Executive Chef Robert Del Grande. A concept from Houston-based Berg Hospitality Group and restaurateur Benjamin Berg, the revamped legendary restaurant provides Houstonians with a well-rounded, approachable menu in a vibrant, sophisticated atmosphere.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 340 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails, food, and service were all amazing. Server had great recommendations. We will defined be back soon!!

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vipJeanieS
Houston
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was good, food was smaller but still yummy.

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Alexandra
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It taught me that even if you go to a restaurant with a great reputation and a high price point it doesn’t guarantee that your food will be all that flavorful or well-seasoned.

My dinner was about $60 total with taxes and tip, but I wouldn’t recommend that restaurant nor be eager to go back to it.

I feel like I could’ve made a better dressing for the Caesar salad.

The crab cake reminded me of canned tuna.

The jalapeño cheddar grits didn’t have enough salt nor heat from the jalapeños. The heat from the jalopeno was minimal, and the cheese was bland AF. I feel like the grits were under cooked because they were still a little chewy.

I really wanted to like this place, as even celebrities have dined here in the past, but the food itself mediocre at best.

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EdW82
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Loved the crab tostada appetizer! Cocktails also very good. The patio is on the 2nd floor so not impacted by street noise and is semi covered. We will return!

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viptraveler
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining experience with great food and great friends

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, delicious soup, lovely service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve been to Annie many times in the past. I enjoyed the Tenno Atkins they made to the restaurant. The bar area is spectacular, and I love the artwork in the main dining area. The noise level was a little much, but people were having a good time. I’m looking forward to coming back for Sunday brunch and sitting on the patio.

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vipDebs
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service and food was average. Disappointed that it didn’t meet our expectations considering the hype.

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Pamspeeps
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Caesar salad mediocre but Pate and pimento cheese appetizers DELISH,...as were crabmeat nachos!

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vipTLP82
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Oysters were fantastic. Good champagne and excellent suggestions for wine. Burger was mediocre but lobster roll was pretty good. They were generous ans gave us free cake and wine for my husband’s birthday. Patio is beautiful. Would definitely dine again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We ordered the crab tostado as an appetizer to share and while I am a guacamole fan I thought the guacamole was a little too thick and overwhelmed the crab which I could barely taste and I think was minimal at best. The cost for the appetizer of $22 was not worth it in my opinion. I ordered lamb chops medium rare and they came out medium well just a touch of pink. Way overcooked which made them tasteless. Not sure about the “pulled lamb” mixed with hominy as a side to the meal - didn’t add anything to the meal...my husband had the scallops which he enjoyed - he had no complaints. I was disappointed in my meal, but didn’t send it back. Our waiter was excellent and very attentive

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vipJasonG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid

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ThomasZ
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, and fantastic service. Would recommend for any occassion.

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vipFoodiefromtheRose
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful new twist on appetizers; we shared 5 different ones for an evening girlfriend meal outside

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vipLuv2dine
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Salad was mostly lettuce.

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vipHoustonmom
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch on the patio. Enjoyed the crab tostadas, fried chicken sandwich, and prime rib sandwich. Service was excellent - friendly, courteous and competent. Brunch/lunch menu looked delicious and we will back to try the other items on the menu.

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vipFoodiefromtheRose
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The negative part of the brunch was that A very loud Mariachi Band played from 12:30-1pm in different sections of the restaurant. Although they are very talented, the volunteers was so loud that we could not talk, even when the band was in another section. We planned to order dessert and coffee but changed our minds, paid quickly and left.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Drinks were very watered down, and entrees were good but not worth the price point. Good service and very good atmosphere. They did make my wife’s birthday special with a complimentary dessert.

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ZCarr
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food is great. When you finally receive i. The service is very slow.

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HughC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We treat ourselves to a night at the Annie Café about every other month. Never a disappointment. Sam and his staff make the experience great.

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vipMikeD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I asked the waiter for a certain wine, come back with a list of wine.., never gave a chance to taste the wine before pour it to full level like most high end restaurant. Seem to be in a hurry and forget many request items. Like napkins etc. seem to be not very knowledgeable about the Services in a upscale restaurant or seem to be a upscale place. Very disappointed specifically on Valentine’s Day with my love one.

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Viking
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was helpful and the person busing the table was excellent. She noticed my wife bag had fallen off the 3rd chair and immediately brought pole for hanging bags. When we finished our entre and desert she politely asked if we wished to order any of three forms of coffee. The combination made for above par service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab tostadas were amazing! We also had the lamb rigatoni and fried chicken sandwich. Everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience with celebrating out anniversary , definitely we will come back again.

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michaely
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall, we really enjoyed the dinner. We didn't feel rushed considering it was Valentines weekend, the server was very professional, but wasn't snooty or stuffy. Our cocktails were excellent, highly recommend the Madame Butterfly and my Old Fashion (not the smoky one) was plain and simple.

For our appetizer, we ordered oysters on the half shell and kale salad and our entrees were the beef tenderloin, lamb chops and the street corn side dish. Presentation was excellent, and everything tasted great. Everything was timed properly and table maintenance was outstanding... water glasses were always full, and I didn't have to fill our wine glasses the entire night.

My only complaint is that the food was not not hot enough. It wasn't cold, I'd say it was somewhere between warm and hot, if that makes sense. I don't want it scorching hot, but a little warmer and I wouldn't have anything negative to say. I'd definitely go back, but not on a regular basis, prices were on the high side, so this is definitely a "special occasion" restaurant for us. We spent about $340 which includes a bottle of wine and gratuity @ 22%

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vipAurelienN
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Première fois que je retourne ici depuis leur rénovation : le lieu est superbe, plus cosy qu’avant, et l’espacement des tables est rassurant et permet une ambiance calme et intimiste.
La cuisine est toujours excellente : portions assez importantes, très bons plats, dessert parfait (le cheesecake vanille est excellent).
Bons vin au verre, service impeccable et agréable.

Le serveur qui enlève les miettes de la table : nous sommes bien dans un bon restaurant français ! 😉

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Jenn
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

The crab tostadas were amazing. Service was great, although our check was mixed up with another guest and one of our servers ( the gentleman ) appeared a little annoyed and was a little loud about it.. We didn't like that.

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CyndeC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We’ve dined here before. The service was bad this time. Really bad. We won’t be going back for the following reasons:
-we had a reservation for at least a month in advance. We were sat at an awkward tiny table for two on the north side of the restaurant past the bar area. The table was so small and we were sitting so far from each other we could not hear each other talk. A couple next to us at the same type of table also mentioned this issue to us as well. So it made for an uncomfortable evening.

Why do restaurants stick 2 ppl on these tiny tables in areas that are nooks and crannies or awkwardly placed? I understand from a business perspective but these tables are horrible.

The service was subpar. Once the waiter received a table of 4 next to us, we and the couple next to us were forgotten for at least 20 minutes.

There are too many good restaurants in Houston to choose to dine with and spend $300 or more in an evening. Having subpar service is not acceptable.

Restaurants really need to recommit to service. Exceptional service.

Unfortunately, we won’t be back for these reasons.

Advice: Request a table for 4 ppl when dining as a couple. Request a waiter you know can deliver on service.

Otherwise, the food was good.

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FraFra
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything. Bday card for our son, signed by all employees. Great food, martinis, service!

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vipdanielejones04
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Christina and Chef made the night very special. Thank you

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vipRichC
London
39 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It has really dropped. Food was not very good. Clearly not Del Grande’s food coming out. Servers were young and not very good.

Will not return after many years

Talked to several people who had the same experience or worse

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MoniqueW
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Amazing food! I highly recommend The Annie Cafe & Bar!

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vipReyfromHouston
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While the dining experience was great, we had a very bad experience with the valet service at Annie. When we finished dinner, our Tesla was right at the front door. I gave the attendant my ticket and a tip and he handed me a Tesla key. We drove home and I got a call from the valet service saying I had taken the wrong key and I needed to return immediately to the restaurant. I did return and exchanged the key, but don’t appreciate being made to feel like it was my mistake. The attendant didn’t bother to check my claim ticket against the one taped to the key he gave me. And the caller was condescending and blaming me for the error. Not good. The other Tesla owner wasn’t aware but is lucky I was kind enough to go back in the moment instead of making the valet service come to or wait till the next day.

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NateR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Need an extra napkin for the Lobster BLT - I am now 2 for 2 on stained slacks after lunch...

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vipjwrtexas
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Improving every visit

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FernandoO
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is really great, we will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great decor. A very classy place.

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HamedA
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great food. Recommended to seat outdoors due to the pandemic

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GaryO
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie Cafe, Cafe Annie, and RDG have always been our favorite Houston restaurant. The food and service were outstanding and we loved the new decor!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Annie Cafe & Bar using the Order Online button. The Annie Cafe & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 804-1800.

The Annie Cafe & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 340 OpenTable diners.

The Annie Cafe & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/the-annie-cafe-and-bar/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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