The Manor House

4.8
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172 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.

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G
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining there and everything was outstanding. I love the ambiance. We had a table where we could enjoy the beauty of the spring season with the azaleas blooming and the trees and grass showing that bright green. The entire staff was attentive and the food was delicious.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb cuisine

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fabulous food!!

E
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, gracious setting, delicious food , excellent service and quiet.

AS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite lunch place anywhere in Houston. Food is always excellent with service to match. Exquisite surroundings with a very quiet atmosphere that allows for business conversations or private and personal conversations with friends. I always get the pecan crusted trout which has never disappointed. William was our server and was right at our table when needed before we even realized we needed anything. First class place with first class professional staff. I hesitate writing this review because it is always nice to have your own private gem that provides the finer points that places well traveled rarely do.

SN
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and great service in a very nice setting. It was a special lunch....

A
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Not as good as in the past. The broth with the mussels was so salty I couldn’t eat it. The bacon in the shrimp remoulade overshadowed the shrimp. The service was inattentive.

PM
London
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance at The Manor. The food was delicious but the portions were small for the price. I will definitely return for a dinner to really test the menu.

J
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a dear friend there for a birthday lunch. It was the perfect place, the food was delicious, and the service was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday lunch!

TK
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. William, our waiter was responsive, had good recommendations and was funny. We were not rushed even though the restaurant closed after our lunch. Great experience!

2
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Just an etiquette course for my grandsons. The staff and kitchen went out of their way. Lovely luncheon.

KA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Be sure and get the shrimp remoulade and the pecan crusted trout. Great atmosphere and good service. Ate in the dining room which was perfect!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was exceptional!!!

OT
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance at the Manor House is a throwback to the style and elegance of the mid 20th Century. We appreciate the table cloths, quiet yet attentive service and wonderful, authentic East Texas Cuisine. Our dining experiences have been consistent, although the nice wine list is seldom up to date. If you are looking for a special dining experience in a quiet spot with a warm lounge and dining room, this is the best in the area.

KW
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

William was our server. His attention to detail and overall attentiveness was impeccable.
The only wish was for the steak to have had a crisp exterior.

DI
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, beautiful location. Lots of natural light and loved seeing the surrounding greenery outside the windows. The food was delicious and service attentive. I wished I could have sat in front of the fire and enjoyed a hot chocolate or toddy the rest of the afternoon! .

LT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful place for lunch! Beautiful spot with large windows looking out on the peaceful grounds of the Houstonian. The menu was had many choices that all sounded delicious. Will definitely go back to try some of them. Ordered salads that were excellent. William is the consummate well informed waiter with many suggestions and a delightful demeanor. An excellent place for a quiet leisurely lunch with great food.

MM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely, elegant restaurant, perfect for a quiet lunch. We appreciated William’s excellent suggestions and refined, charming service.

G
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William is the epitome of the capabilities and experience an individual at the top of their profession must possess. His skill-sets would be invaluable for any 1-5 or Michelin star rated dining experience. The Manor House is fortunate to have him under their umbrella.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would go back!

G
Houston
157 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

P
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
177 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent well served food by professional staff.

SK
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

h
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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

G
Houston
157 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
25 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

KE
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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