Third Coast

4.5
97 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Business Meals
The dining room is awash in hues of warm browns and cool grays with modern lighting, comfortable seating and that include two private dining areas and an impressive wine display. The magnificent panoramic views of the Texas Medical Center skyline, accentuated by the current floor-to-ceiling windows in space, will now be visible not only from the dining tables but from our new, open bar design.

The ‘Modern Houstonian’ menu, under the direction of award-winning executive chef Jon Buchanan, draws on the diverse flavors of Houston’s culinary melting pot. The menu offers a wide variety of premium seafood and meat entrees, as well as flavorful vegetarian options, all sourced from a variety of esteemed, local vendors.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(713) 749-0400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jon Buchanan
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Catering
Let Third Coast provide the perfect food and drinks to fit your unique event. Crafting specialty cocktails and pairing them with Chef Jon's signature dishes is Third Coast Catering Team’s passion. The extensive catering menu includes breakfast, hors d’ourves, and full buffets. Third Coast offers full-service staffing for gatherings ranging from 10 to 500 people.
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Cross street
Bertner & Moursund (Atop the Waterwall)
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Parking details
Third Coast is located atop the John P. McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons Building. Complimentary parking available for our dining guests (up to three hours). Restaurant reserved parking is located on the basement level (B1).
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Public transit
Third Coast is less than half a mile from Metro’s red line, Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo station. Metro bus stop 5447 is just across from the John P. McGovern Commons Building. To plan your route, go to http://www.ridemetro.org.
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Special events & promotions
Third Coast has two intimate dining rooms for smaller parties, and two large conference rooms. Third Coast is the venue for a variety of events from corporate meetings and conferences, to holiday parties and wedding receptions.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We offer five private dining rooms which feature state-of-the-art-technology and can be reserved for a variety of functions of all sizes. Whether your group is five or five hundred, our professional staff offers the finishing touch with detailed attention to impeccable service. Parking is free

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What 97 People Are Saying
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OT
5.0Dined a day ago

From when we arrive everyone was so kind and amazing. The Atmosphere was great and ambience was perfect!
It was our 1st time to the restaurant and when we are back in town we will make sure to visit again.

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JF
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Parking was convenient and free if less than 4 hours. Menu was very interesting and very well prepared. I had the scallops over mushroom grits and they were excellent.

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BA
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Third Coast consistently excels in service, atmosphere, convenience, and value. The staff goes the extra mile, and the food is superb.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Arturo, our waitperson, was professional and listened to our concerns

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HB
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Third Coast is a little difficult to find, hidden in a building in the Medical Center, but well worth the effort to get there. The food is fantastic, the service was outstanding and it's quiet. Not too quiet, but lovely for conversation with your dinner companions. Ask to be seated at a table with the wing back chairs and you'll never want to leave. Ask for Candelario, best waiter ever!

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KK
1.0Dined on June 23, 2018

What a lovely restaurant, the parking was not a problem at all. The waiter we had was knowledgeable friendly service overall was great. The food was wonderful the view is great and overall wonderful experience!

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ER
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Initially it seemed a bit out of the way for a lunch. Once I placed the reservation, it was pretty simple and the service was prompt and amazing. The food was certainly to brag about. Compliments to the chef staff on 4 different plates and 2 desserts. I would recommend this fine restaurant to anyone who has an appetite for good food and good scenery.

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L
4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

This was my first time coming to Third Coast, and I came with my boss and a coworker to celebrate our birthdays. We made our reservation on OpenTable about 30 minutes before arriving, and were seated right away. The ambiance of the restaurant was so nice, light, and open, and they had several good vegetarian options. Third Coast is a nice restaurant for special occasions (or, if you make more money than I do), but a little expensive - I had the miso tofu salad bowl, and it was delicious, but cost $16 when it could have easily cost half that at a less fancy restaurant. The expense aside, I enjoyed my experience at Third Coast and will return in the future.

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TM
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Excellent food & service. We hope to go there again when we visit Houston

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KO
4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

I requested a table next to windows so that guests can enjoy the view. I reserved on Monday for Wednesday lunch. But, our table was far from the window.

Pasta sauce was too salty. However, chicken was tender and great.

I did not know that you have a balcony. It was nice to take a picture of all of us.

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JO
5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I love to work with Mary. She is awesome! Very efficient.

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e
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

A quiet place to a fine dinner and conversation with friends on a Saturday night.

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F
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Our waiter was candeluiro - he was very attentive and super knowledgeable.
The grouper, reddish and salmon were all fresh and delectable. Special call out for the calamari and Brussel sprouts.
Thanks for making our mother in laws 80 th bday so special / she liked the piano and the ability to converse.

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JA
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Birthday dinner

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OT
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

First rate, top notch

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GJ
3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We were concerned about a restaurant in a medical building and were surprised to find a nice dinning spot. The inside is very nice with muted colors, soft seating and table cloths. Our server was excellent and the manager stopped by to say hello. The menu is small but interesting. We started with martinis and fried green tomatoes. They were excellent! I had smoked oysters with a side of mashed potatoes. The oysters had to much Anise on them and the potatoes were ice cold. My husband had steak tartare with a side of fries. The tartare was ground very fine and the fries were just fries. I wouldn't mind trying them once more and having a fresh fish dish. I'd say give it a try and would encourage the restaurant to focus more on simple flavors.

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AA
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Outstanding service, delicious food, beautiful plating, and wonderful atmosphere

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WR
4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The tortilla soup was excellent with a great presentation, but the bowl of their soup spoons are so deep that it was actually awkward to eat my soup.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

After you figure out the access this place is pretty nice. I am thinking that if we lived closer we might frequent the restaurant as the food was on a par with other Houston area chef driven casual/fine dining establishments and the ease of the reservation was a plus. I expect lunch is their draw for larger crowds. We were told that private functions are also a big part of their revenue stream and in fact the night we were there they hosted 200 people from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM. The self parking garage access was easy in and out (and truly complimentary with validation from the restaurant) but you need to pay careful attention as directional signage is minimal. Small plates were a hit with my party of three enjoying five of them and one entree as well as killer desert. I liked the place and the food--just seemed to be an odd location for such a venue. Wine list is not what I prefer as there were no old world wines but certainly a nice quality selection of domestics---I guess the server's rationale was acceptable: "this is an American restaurant so we wanted to do American wines". You can be the judge of that explanation.

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MB
4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great ambiance and delicious food. The red snapper was outstanding and excellent wait staff

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B
5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Recently remodeled this is an excellent restaurant in the heat of the medical center. Excellent food. Unobtrusive service in a sleekly designed room. Fine dining near the med center is hard to find. This is probably the best.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great. Excellent venue where there are little options for this class of dining.

Food was great and choices were excellent

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K
2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I should have figured a restaurant in the middle of the Medical Center in a high rise would be EMPTY on a Saturday night. Food and service were very good but it was depressing to be the only ones there. A group of 3 came in a bit later. Also, we had trouble getting a Lyft to pick us up since it was hard to find...he used the "My car broke down" excuse not to pick us up. A second drive finally came.

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KF
5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The Third Coast is a four leaf clover! Jon Buchanan is an amazing chef. The presentation and flavor in our dishes was delicious and exquisite . I would highly recommend this restaurants for a truly culinary experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Food was excellent!

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DT
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I went for Valentines day. Philip, the GM, was attentive and gracious. The service was top notch.

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MH
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Service is very slow. I went for happy hour and nobody cared about me for 20 min, then I dared asking for the menu and it took another 30 min until I got my drink. Don’t go there if you are in a hurry!

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DS
4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This is the best real restaurant in the medical center area that I have found in my two recent trips to Houston for MD Anderson activities. Lots of fast food around but this was the only place in walking distance I found in my two visits.

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OT
4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Hosted a business dinner. Food was excellent. Service was good. Resturant was quite and ideal for conversation. Good view of the Texas Medical Center.

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SR
5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Lovely restaurant. An oasis in the crowded, busy Texas Medical Center. You can’t see it from street. It is on 6th floor with nice views. We had dinner there and liked it so much that we went there for a late breakfast after appointments. Next to MDAnderson and very easy walk from other facilities and hotels. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

First time. James and the crew took good care of us, it was a quiet evening though, and we liked being able to carry on a conversation. Our group each ordered fish entrees and all were very good. We'll be back.

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SN
3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

I had the Cobb salad at lunch with chicken. The chicken was fatty and the salad had very little flavor. I was surprised at the poor quality considering the ambiance and location would indicate it is a high-end restaurant. The price was high for the quality and the portions are small.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Worth the drive. Very quiet and relaxing. Definitely will go back.

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BS
5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

My husband and I loved dining at a Third Coast. The setting is beautiful, our waiter was knowledgeable about the food and wine. The service was perfect. Everything we had was delicious and well-presented. We'll be back.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Took my parents to Third Coast when Dad was in for tests. All of our food was great. Crab appetizer and tortilla soup were wonderful as were hamburgers, salmon special and roasted chicken. Would definitely go back. Oh yeah. Service was excellent and great view.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Needed a nice spot for a business meeting and meal. The atmosphere was good and the staff very accomodating. I would go back for meetings again.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a fabulous meal and the service was incredible! James Maker was a great addition to our meal!! His story was so inspiring!!

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EL
5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

I had the special of pan seared salmon with butternut squash risotto and broccolini, and it was absolutely delicious. It is not very budget-friendly but is well worth the splurge on occasion.

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OT
2.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was sub par . Not up to snuff . Eaten at better places which were cheaper that Third Cost . Sorry to say ... don’t wast your time and money here . Maybe just good for coffee only sadly .

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OT
5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Great restaurant. A hidden gem in the Texas Medical Center

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