The Manor House

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128 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
The Manor House is a historic home built in 1955 by renowned architect John Staub, and has since been transformed into a premier dining venue of The Houstonian. Our guests can experience a connection to Houston's most graceful architectural era while enjoying Texas cuisine infused with elements of creole cooking and ingredients sourced from the Gulf Coast.

Voted by The Houston Business Journal as Best Place for Power Lunch, The Manor House proves that there's no better place to do business than on the Bayou.

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Fiesta Cinco de Mayo!
Celebrate in style with distinguished guests from Mexico at the Manor House's lavish Fiesta Cinco de Mayo! This grand fiesta includes famoso mariachis, premium cocktial with Herradura, Mexico’s fine estate grown/bottled tequilas, Davidoff Cigars and authentic Puebla cuisine~!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

What 128 People Are Saying
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RP
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken salad was a little overpriced but tasted delicious!

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TU
Houston
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment in service, taste or ambiance!

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OT
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So very perfect! They just don't make them like this anymore!

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E
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wanted a pleasant, enjoyable lunch.

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always special to dine at The Manor House. My go to place . Love it there

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S
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been to the Manor House in several years and now am wondering why. Food is good, although a sample of 1 is obviously too small to be valid. The main advantages of the Manor House are: [1] convenient to my West Loop office; [2] quiet, compared to the average Houston restaurant; [3] wonderful setting--you would never know you are in the middle of a large city; [4] nice ambiance, tasteful without being over-the-top elegant; [5] friendly staff; [6] discount if you are a member of the Houstonian Club. What is not to like? Wished they were open for dinner = my only complaint.

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LW
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent location for lunch with conversation. Impressive food. We each had the daily special of redfish topped with crawfish etouffee along wit the side Southwest salad.

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K
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a quiet, enjoyable lunch with friends.

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TC
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Charming location with very nice staff. Food was a tinge below average for price and ambience.

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G
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service.
Unbeatable ambience. Convenient location. Easy parking.

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JL
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for business lunches as you can actually carry on a conversation. Excellent food and service.

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d
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Manor House is located in one of the most historic buildings in Houston, where President George H.W. Bush hosted many foreign dignitaries and heads of state in his presidency. Everyone who dines here in this homelike setting is afforded VIP status.

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r
Houston
99 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Amber for a nice welcome. Love the food. The best pork dish and the beef special so yummy. Thank you Eduardo for excellent service.

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K
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch for getting together with long time friends

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B
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful holiday lunch - everything was beautifully plated and delicious. One of the best beet salads we've ever tasted. The seafood crepes were awesome! Service was friendly, professional and on point.

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SW
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love the Manor House. We miss the chips and mustard with the Beef Carpaccio, the Steak Diane, and the pecan pie. We are old fuddy duddies but these were really great dishes. We did enjoy the Oxtail soup, Texas Black Angus Filet Mignon, and the special Crispy fish(although the potatoes and green beans were bland, maybe Corn Succotash and Croquette would have been a better option for this). The pumpkin pie was quite good ). We will be back!

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N
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quaint. Had wanted to visit this place ever since they opened just over a year ago. Didn't realize George great service sir, very attentive and helpful. We were "forced" to eat dessert, a toffee pudding cake with ice cream that was equally up to the task. All in all, an outstanding restaurant with great staff. Thank you.

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GG
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Christmas lunch with a friend was perfect. Flowers indoors and outdoors, and holiday decor everywhere - it’s such a gem - the most beautiful restaurant in the city! Love the history and the food & service is always extraordinary. Lots of business lunches going on too. Love this place.

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OT
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A remarkable venue for a business lunch or date. The stoic home exudes Houston tradition. The menu, though somewhat limited, often offers great daily specials. The staff is fantastic: very experienced, accommodating and efficient.

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CR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! The food escexcellent; the staff is superb!

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G
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our evening was perfect. One of the few places in Houston where you can have quiet conversation. Lovely ambiance and food we all enjoyed, and a wonderful waiter who was simply the best! All of these things make us anxious to return to this special place.

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OT
Vancouver
65 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service was fantastic. gumbo was some of the best ive ever had. cant recommend this place highly enough

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H
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed the luncheon dining experience. The staff was truly exceptional and attentive. We were surprised by the quality of the food and the inventiveness of the cuisine. The menu is limited but most people should find something desirable. We would clearly return.

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IO
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful ambience, great servers, great food but I loved the desert the most - the chocolate brownie crisp thingy was the most perfect combination of sweet, cold, soft and crunchy

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SW
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. I always enjoy the beef tartare, and Wild Salmon, and all of the desserts are magnificent.

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WL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef was very accommodating in our special request and the meal was perfect in all regards. The occasion will be long remembered.

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VM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an excellent dinner for just the two of us on our anniversary. We also had a wonderful lunch with our family there. The food is outstanding and the service is truly excellent.

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FL
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and outstanding service. The ambiance and scenery were nice.The gumbo was superb and Steak Diane was oustanding.

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RW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Salads were exception but pork roulade was dry and tasteless. Sea food medley was pedestrian. The wine that we selected from the list that would go with both main courses was out of stock at Manor House and Houstonian.

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a
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places for ladies who "business lunch"

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GP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Today we had a lovely Brunch at the Manor House next to the Houstonian with another couple as our extended Anniversary celebration. The Manor House is not participating in HRW, but the food was outstanding and service was impeccable. It cost us much less than at Ginger & Fork last night... 🤔

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!

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MF
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very happy with our experience and looking forward to our next visit!

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CP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were staying at the Houstonian and decided to try the Manor House. We were seated by a window with an awesome view. We enjoyed watch the rabbit play in the yard outside. My wife had an outstanding wine from Oregon that only is sold at the Manor House, and I had a whiskey cocktail. Both drinks were outstanding . The service was second to none! Never had to ask for anything because they were right there to provide! The food we ordered was delicious and we also enjoyed desserts! We even recommended it to another couple we got to know at the pool the next day! We will definitely be back!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. I had the tomato salad and salmon and entree. Both were ample portions, beautifully plated, and the taste was exceptional. I would not change a thing.

We were celebrating a birthday dinner. I was concerned we were going to be the only ones dining, but the dining room was almost full. Plus there was a small party in one of the separate rooms. It wasn’t lively, but it wasn’t dead either.

The Manor House was built as a stately home in 1955. I love the history in the ambiance, although it could use a bit of updating...Probably only the lighting. It looks like the lighting fixtures were last updated in the 1990s.

The staff were attentive and friendly, although it took a little longer than what felt right to bring our first drinks.

The valet parking seemed odd because the attendants were stationed at the hotel entrance. It took some arm waving to get their attention, but once they saw us they ran over and were very attentive.

I can see this being a very cool place to hang out at the bar before a great dinner with friends. Very country club in feel. It just needs a bit of updating to the atmosphere to bring it up to date. Not much! The old feel is good. Just needs to dust off that 1990s vibe.

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MK
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and with incredible service. The food, of course, was excellent.

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PF
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was only familiar with the Manor House as a private event venue and because of its historical significance. Now that it is a restaurant, we wanted to try it. Breakfast meeting spots that offer an elegant atmosphere and quiet are tough to find. The Banana Stuffed French Toast and Bacon were incredible and our server, Ricardo was seasoned and attentive. Can't wait to go back!

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KC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. It’s a bit pricey for breakfast. Love the house-like feel.

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WI
Houston
90 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful lunch, peaceful and quiet, beautiful surroundings and excellent food and service. My wife had the filet, I had the quail, both perfectly cooked.
This is a do again for sure, and soon. Most restaurants are trying to be dynamic and loud and Manor House is just the opposite. It was our first trip but not nearly our last!

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GM
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal in a beautiful setting!! My brother complains that he needs to eat at Whataburger after a fancy dinner, but not after eating at The Manor House. We truly enjoyed our evening there!

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