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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
9:00 PM
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Third Coast

4.5
83 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Business Meals
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for brunch this Mother’s Day! Come enjoy our special buffet including an oyster bar, omelet station, and carving station from 10:30am - 2:30pm; $49 adults, $18 children, kids under six eat for free.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 83 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

First rate, top notch

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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

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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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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Food was excellent!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Great restaurant. A hidden gem in the Texas Medical Center

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Love Third Coast for their elegant dining hidden away within the Medical Center.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

I always love going to Third Coast! The food is great and the service is even better!

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Fabulous meal with service to equal. We have eaten there several times and it never disappoints. I usually have the steak which is cooked perfectly and very tender. This time I opted for the salmon special and was extremely happy with my choice.

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Appetizers and food took a very long time to arrive . Some of the entrees were cold. Overall quality is reasonable but the prices are ridiculous. Essentially, this place exists because there are no other dining options within the med center.

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1.0Dined on October 10, 2017

I arrived for dinner alone after a long day of meetings at the medical center. The restaurant was empty and I ordered a drink and my dinner right away. The drink came and I spent time answering emails. 25 minutes later my BLT sandwich had not arrived in spite of two visits by the waiter saying it would only be two more minutes. I got up to walk out of the restaurant as the manager was bringing me a salad (which I had not ordered) to placate me until my dinner arrived a few minutes later.

The manager's apologies were appropriate and they took the drink and food off my bill. I tipped the waiter because it wasn't his fault that the kitchen had messed up.

I feel this restaurant has enough transient business and are one of the few real restaurants in the area, thus they do not need to provide real service to gain repeat customers.

Dinner at this restaurant added significant stress to an already long day.

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Lunch entre portions were too small for the $30+ price tag.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Outstanding restaurant in the Houston medical center area. Food was excellent and service was very good. Only challenge was finding it - it is on the top floor and you have to park in the garage to access it. Dining room was almost empty on a Saturday evening and we literally had two full time waiters taking wonderful care of us. Would highly recommend and don't be put off by the parking and access!

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Visited the restaurant for Houston Restaurant Weeks. It was our first visit and I'm not that familiar with the Medical Center so was concerned parking would be a problem but it was easy. They validated the parking. Anyway, on to the food! It was delicious and perfect. The staff was super friendly and helpful. My friend and I also enjoyed our cocktails. A wonderful evening and we would love to return.

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4.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Had a business meeting here, I was pleasantly surprised. I have not been to this restaurant since it was renovated but the audience really is nice. The tuna was a bit cooked, but otherwise the meals came out looking great. Value was average.

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2017

So happy to have such a great restaurant in the Med Center. Wish prices were a little lower, but the food is amazing so great for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2017

I went for a special occasion/ friend date on 08/08/17. It was during Houston Restauarant week, the the menu was fabulous. We each got a different appetizer, entree, and desert for $35. We additionally paired it with their wine selections. It was very enjoyable, affordable, and especially perfect for anyone in the med center or museum district. I will be going back!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

We had a lovely dinner for ten friends and had the best food and wonderful service.
Very attentive wait staff/

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

We enjoyed the special Restaurant Weeks menu. The food was deliciousness the service was attentive but not annoying. Just right!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2017

Often here for working lunch. Had time to explore menu, wonderful food and service. Will keep coming back!

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