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Monarch @ Hotel Zaza, Houston, TX

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza

4.4
4.4
767 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Like everything at Hotel ZaZa, the dining room and nightlife space are designed to entice your every sense. Hotel Zaza dares you to lose yourself in the intoxicating aromas, layered flavors and unexpected touches of the “see and be scene” Monarch Restaurant & Lounge. So come, play, revel, and experience dining and entertainment in the Houston area that’s a world apart.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:30 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (713) 527-1800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael De La Flor

  • Catering

    For more information on catering please contact 713.639.4500

  • Private party facilities

    For upscale Houston events, chic social dinners and just about any occasion that calls for the ZaZa standard of good taste, our Houston event venues are the ultimate platforms for dazzling affairs. Treat guests to the rich flavors of Monarch, our prestigious onsite restaurant for private dining in Houston your guests will certainly remember. Please call 713.639.4539 to start your planning today!

  • Private party contact

    Monarch Manager: (713) 639-4539

  • Neighborhood

    W. University / Med Center

  • Cross street

    Main St and Ewing St

  • Parking details

    Complimentary

  • Public transit

    Museum District stop on Houston Metrorail.

  • Entertainment

    SIP & SPIN WITH MONARCH EACH FRIDAY & SATURDAYSip cocktails while Houston's top local DJ spins house favorites in Monarch Restaurant & Lounge each Friday & Saturday night from 10pm-2am. For inquiries regarding bottle service and the weekly DJ lineup, please call 713.527.1800.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 767 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. Y

    Ymtz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Poor menu, but the food is good. I ordered cream tomato basil bisque with grilled chicken and shrimp, and salad, really good. The coffee was cold.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Understaffed but the waiter did his best to tend to all the tables. Appreciated his hard work. Need more waiters though.
  3. PG

    PamG

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. I always enjoy dining at Monarch. The ambiance is so inviting.
  4. RW

    RobertW

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut with scallops on a bed of spinach was GREAT as was the service with Will.
  5. CR

    ChristopheR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The menu options are limited but varied. We were a party of 4 and the food was fantastic, really.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was attentive and food was delicious
  7. S

    Sylvinka

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We really liked the brussels sprouts, it was a good portion too. Drink and wine was really good. My fiancé really liked the rib, my pasta was fine, good portions as well. Our server was nice, the manager was very good in customer service. We did go to the museum before that and it was a really nice ending to Thursday date night.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with my parents & 3 yo. Sat on the patio & it was very relaxing & yummy food.
  9. J

    Jami

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  10. v

    valerie

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is a nice hotel restaurant. The location and setting are very nice. The food is ok and a little pricey, but the cocktails are delicious and fun.
  11. N

    Nonamegiven

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The club sandwich was excellent. It was very large. I would recommend it to to others.
  12. TU

    ToddU

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Just misses. Food good but under seasoned. Service marginal. Menu to small. Seeing this post Covid. Over streamlined menu
  13. c

    christocino

    Houston

    253 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    253 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food has improved since my last visit here. The salmon and Brussels sprouts were very good. The server, however, was pretty clueless about the food and hard to find when we order more drinks.
  14. MD

    MaryD

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Zaza club sandwich it’s tasty and in general all dishes in the menu are delicious. Great hot tea selection. Taylor the server and the stuff was really attentive. Great food and ambiance.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    My husband and I stayed at hotel ZaZa for a one night anniversary stay away from our kids and decided rather than leave for dinner we would eat at Monarch in the hotel, that was a huge mistake! We made reservations on open table letting them know we were celebrating our anniversary. The hostess seated us on the outside patio with no mention of “happy anniversary or welcome back” it was very rushed and awkward. There were 2 servers for the whole patio and it was fairly busy. Drinks took forever and the food was very so so and made our stomach very upset for 2 days! Waiter was rushed (not his fault he was overworked) and never said happy anniversary, the whole night felt very i special!! Not how you want to feel on your anniversary. We let the manager know and he did comp our bill (wasn’t much bc we didn’t order a whole lot) which we appreciated, us both being in the hospitality industry for years and years. I just think the food and service are lacking from what it used to and don’t want anyone else to waste their time going for a special occasion. Aioli and salad dressings def not made in house and nothing was special! Just sad bc we really used to enjoy monarch. We did have a great breakfast at the other hotel ZaZa in memorial a few months ago.
  16. BL

    BarbaraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with enough brunch options to satisfy everyone in your party. Service was a little slow but courteous and accommodating. Definitely recommend!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening. Sat out on the patio, listened to great live music, with excellent service and yummy food and drinks.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was excellent and cooked to avoid my garlic allergy. Noise level was exceptionally high, but it was happy hour and the Kentucky Derby was running. Our server did a nice job but the number of servers was insufficient for the number of customers.
  19. O

    Ortmeister

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Pretty loud, too loud for conversation. Food was quite high quality. Inaccurate order taking
  20. HR

    HectorR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great. The service as usual was very good even though the restaurant was busy the waiter was making sure we were having a good time. The food is always good at Za Za.
  21. MK

    MituK

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great brunch menu!! Very chic and comfortable patio
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was good but not “outstanding”. Nothing really clicked that made me think oh hey anytime I go for breakfast I will come back to the spot.. food was pretty average not disappointed. Love the restaurant vibe and we ate outside with good weather. Staff was great. More than likely will go back.
  23. F

    Franklyn

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, the food was delicious, the service was excellent, I do recommend this restaurant for dates and birthday celebrations.
  24. SO

    SusanOK

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Monarch was wonderful! My daughter and I stayed at the Museum District Hotel Zaza for three nights. We enjoyed breakfast, cocktails in the afternoon, and dinner. All occasions were wonderful- the staff was highly attentive, and the menu is terrific!
  25. DL

    DavidL

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    While it was not the worst experience I have ever had dining at a restaurant, it was certainly close. Given its location in the high-class Hotel Zaza in Houston, I expected much better. Though no one from the restaurant said this, I believe they were suffering from a significant lack of staff when we dined there last Friday. First came on arrival, when the hostess was not anywhere to be found. Eventually, a waitress came to seat us at our table. I had requested a bouquet of flowers when I made the reservation, which I found were not at the table when we arrived. No one had mentioned this would be an issue, and the dinner we were having was for a special occasion. It took a very long time for someone to ask us for our drink order, a longer time for someone to ask for our food order, and an even longer time for us to receive our food. From the time we were seated until we received our food was 1 hour. Various people served in this role. The waitress who had seated us said she would be our server for the evening, then we never saw her again. The manager came by to take our food order--he was serving in the role of waiter--and another waiter brought our food. In the end, it was the manager who brought us the check. The food itself was okay. For example, I ordered the superfoods bowl. I expected this to be something more than what I could do at home. They boiled quinoa and put it on 2/3 of the plate. The rest of the plate: some slices of avocado, some micro greens, some slices of jalepeno and some roasted butternut squash. Other than the squash, there was no effort to elevate the ingredients or integrate them as a dish. The squash was good, except there were four pieces and one of them was significantly undercooked. I can undercook vegetables in my own kitchen; it is not what I would expect for the price point of this restaurant.
  26. JP

    JamPam

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    When looking for a quiet place to have a semi-personal meal with your spouse, this is not the best choice. Food is not top notch, but the service is great. Employees are very kind and ready to help. The restaurant is rather noisy and hard to have a conversation with the other person across the table. With that being said, after dinner service is done, the atmosphere changes to more of a bar/club feel. This is great for people staying a the hotel.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Awesome food and excellent proximity to museums. Family with 3 kids and the kids loved the food and areas to lounge (aka phone time) We dined later at night so outside service was a little slow. Overall, I look forward to returning- highly recommend.
  28. NO

    NicO

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    More upscale restaurant with an awesome vibe. Great cocktails, and the bar area is really cool. Lamb Lollipops are excellent (highly recommend).
  29. DJ

    DebiJanell

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing but we come back for the service. Our waiter, Will, honestly recognized us though it had been nearly 2mos since our first visit. Lee, the manager, was so gracious. A lot of restaurants have fabulous menus - the people here are priceless. I have to add the lamb lollipops are to die for!
  30. B

    Bluey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We really appreciated all the assistance and service we received as well as the complimentary desserts for our anniversary
  31. S

    Sylvinka

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for brunch and it was great. Everyone liked their food and their earl gray tee is the best. They validate valet parking, so it is really nice treat not to worry about parking.
  32. JD

    JD1611

    Houston

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The service was straight forward and the food and drinks were ok. I was expecting a bit more out of the entire experience since we were celebrating a 20 year wedding anniversary & that was included in the reservation notes. Everything was just ok.
  33. j

    janew

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Low lighting and beautiful surroundings made the dining experience wonerful. Food was great. Rather limited menu selections but still had something for all tastes. I will eat there again.
  34. P

    Private

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and food is incredible and the service is equally as amazing! The sea bass special could very well be the best I've ever had! Highly recommended!!!
  35. DJ

    DebiJanell

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our staycation was perfect, start to finish. We stopped by the Monarch several times between breakfast, cocktails, and dinner. Many times Will was there to take great care of us - the food was amazing as well as the atmosphere. We'll definitely be back!
  36. E

    Elliot

    Cleveland

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A really interesting dining space in the Hotel Zaza near the Museum of Fine Arts. Very attractive. My wife and I both had the brioche French toast. She is more of a French toast fan and she enjoyed it; I found it rather dry and uninteresting.
  37. L

    Lees

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The Hollandiase sauce on the steak Benedict tasted like salt. When a replacement dish was brought out it included the same inedible sauce!! The chef sent out the replacement with the same cold side dishes as well. Inexcusable. Once we requested the manager she handled it well but the chef’s response to the original complaint eas was ridiculous. Once they tasted the actual sauce they acknowledged it was inedible
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were quietly eating the entire time. This tells you everything you need to know about the food. Amazing food! The Balsamic vinegrette is unlike anything I have ever tasted before
  39. HB

    HenryB

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and wine. The meals were tasty. The service was pleasant and professional. Plus it's a beautiful terrace.
  40. BC

    BrettC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The MONARCH restaurant inside Hotel Zaza is not large. There is an inside bar area, a few scattered tables and a gorgeous outside patio complete with orange lights wrapped around tree branches. It feels hip and cozy all at once. I loved the food - even the salads were very well prepared. Everything was seasoned well and the sauces were divine. Lowkey non-intrusive service - waiter was not by the table too often, but enough to get it done. Price point is slightly high, but not way up there. I think the ambiance and the food match the money spent.

FAQs

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 527-1800.

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza is rated 4.4 stars by 767 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Monarch @ Hotel Zaza

5701 Main St., Houston, TX 77005

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main St and Ewing St

  • Neighborhood

    W. University / Med Center

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:30 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary

  • Public transit

    Museum District stop on Houston Metrorail.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael De La Flor

  • Entertainment

    SIP & SPIN WITH MONARCH EACH FRIDAY & SATURDAYSip cocktails while Houston's top local DJ spins house favorites in Monarch Restaurant & Lounge each Friday & Saturday night from 10pm-2am. For inquiries regarding bottle service and the weekly DJ lineup, please call 713.527.1800.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 527-1800

  • Catering

    For more information on catering please contact 713.639.4500

  • Private party facilities

    For upscale Houston events, chic social dinners and just about any occasion that calls for the ZaZa standard of good taste, our Houston event venues are the ultimate platforms for dazzling affairs. Treat guests to the rich flavors of Monarch, our prestigious onsite restaurant for private dining in Houston your guests will certainly remember. Please call 713.639.4539 to start your planning today!

  • Private party contact

    Monarch Manager: (713) 639-4539

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