The Manor House

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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.
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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just loved it. Beautiful ambience and great service. Food very good! Thanks

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasure to have lunch in a quiet place! William was very helpful waiter. The fish was a dream! Excelent!

KB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a lunch meeting. The food and service was impeccable.

AS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried Manor House for 1st time for a business lunch. Is convenient to Galleria area. Is now my absolute favorite lunch destination. Very quiet to conduct conversation without distractions. View was beautiful. Decor was impeccable. Tried the Pecan crusted Trout and was best tasting and unique preparation of trout I have ever had. William was the person who took care of us and made it a marvelous experience. Very professional, attentive, and friendly. Explained each entree and accompaniments in detail to allow us to choose the best for our tastes. The entire staff was friendly, inviting, and honestly interested in your needs and enjoyment. Cannot say enough about my first experience at Manor House. I will return soon and often.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would go back!

G
Houston
153 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HRW menu was great! Both the Heirloom tomato and the peach salad were great! The trout were wonderful, especially the sauce. Good service. Beautiful setting. Love the experience!

SR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance with history ans menu. Service was excellent and the experience created a memory.

P
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Beautiful grounds. Tea room-ish old flare from ladies wearing gloves & hats.

G
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kayla, Giovonni, Julio, Jacob and his colleague, as well as, other staff, were friendly, patient and knowledgeable . My junior colleague stated, "I will bring a date here". I really enjoyed the portion sizes. I do NOT like wasting food. I also like the exclusiveness and ambiance. I will soon return.

E
Houston
172 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been here in a while, beautiful ambiance, food and service impeccable. I had smoked pork loin for main entree and my husband had pecan crusted trout, both dishes were super delicious. Our server Giovanni was very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely be back soon.

IB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent well served food by professional staff.

SK
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had trout as main course. Compared with other restaurant of big hotels, the food was outstanding. And overall experience was wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely room and ambiance. Outstanding staff. Great food. A little load.

h
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious but boy was the service so incredibly slow considering it was a pretty slow day in the restaurant.

G
Houston
153 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two of us went for HRW. The peach salad was good, but he heirloom tomato salad was wonderful! We both love the trout almandine. It’s the best version we’ve had amongst some of the well know creole kitchens in Houston. We added a dessert to share - the mango key lime pie was divine!!! Service was impeccable, as was expected of a restaurant of this caliber. Great lunch!!!

E
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding. The service is impeccable. The ambiance reminds me of old Houston dining; elegant yet comfortable. I live the Manor House. I wish they were still open for dinner.

A
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A delicious meal in a gracious atmosphere . We will definitely return.

KE
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I visited the Manor House, we are considering it for a wedding venue. It exceeded any expectations we may have had in comparing it to other venues of the same historical stature and price range. We throughly enjoyed the service, the food and the ambiance. We will be booking our wedding at this venue and would highly recommend it; not only on the pleasant experience but what is included with the wedding packages. Our contact, Joan McNight was easy and wonderful to work with and we look forward to working with her while we plan our wedding.
Ken Kleinmann

BS
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was lovely, the food delicious! They were very accommodating and even gave me dessert to celebrate my birthday. It was perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time but my mother is a regular - after Friday I can see why. Outstanding meal.

J
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful location. Wonderful luncheon menu. service and food top notch.

b
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

have been here several times. always good. waiters attentive. valet (Richard) and all very kind.

JL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for business or just a pleasant conversation plus good food with friends. Greatly appreciate the attention given by the staff. First class place.

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent five-star service and food in a comfortable and relaxing setting. Service is timely and on-point. Definitely not the noisy bustling restaurant model that seems to be more and more prevalent. Highly recommend The Manor House.

RP
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken salad was a little overpriced but tasted delicious!

TU
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment in service, taste or ambiance!

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!

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

Just wanted a pleasant, enjoyable lunch.

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

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.

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.

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

Excellent place for a quiet, enjoyable lunch with friends.

TC
London
21 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.

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.

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.

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.

r
Houston
102 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.

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

Wonderful lunch for getting together with long time friends

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.

SW
Houston
10 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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