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Charivari Restaurant

2521 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77006-1605 (Midtown)
+1 713-521-7231
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Ranked #289 of 7,278 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $39
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, French, Hungarian, Continental
Neighborhood: Midtown
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Mc Gowen
Description: Transylvanian-born Chef Johann Schuster is a master of European Cooking. He features New European Contemporaty & Four Season Cuisine. Great Lunch & Business Dinner New Sunday Brunch Enjoy !
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Richardson, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The exterior is underwhelming, but the interior and the food make you feel that you have left Texas. The service was perfect!

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband and I have been coming here for many years and love the food and the chef owner. He and his wife are so personable and always spend extra time with the guests. We took some friends and they said they would be coming back. Great German dishes plus many other selections.

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Houston, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Located in a strip center in the busy Midtown-Montrose area, this restaurant is suitably decorated so that it has a Old World feel. This was certainly an older more sedate crowd. The chef is Romanian and his wife appears to be the greeter and she was very nice. The appetizers and salads came quickly but then there was an eternal... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is always a pleasure to experience Charivari. Because this is exactly what it is. It is an experience, not 'just' lunch or dinner. This is not a place where you go, sit down, eat something quickly and leave. Here, you will be able to relax, have a conversation with your family, partner or friends, enjoy some excellent food and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I ordered the perfect dish for me as it tasted like I was back in Germany. The ambiance was quiet and we were the only ones in there for a while, but were eating a relatively early dinner for a Saturday. Service was very professional and polite. The peach cobbler wasn't what I was expecting but was good once I... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
456 reviews 456 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was average the service poor and was a total let down. We had been here a couple of years ago with a Groupon and were disappointed then...we decided to try again just thinking that the whole "Groupon" thing might have tainted the delivery of the food...nope.

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Houston, Texas, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We've been going to Charivari now for the past 5 years, sometimes lunch, sometimes dinner, and every time.....perfect. If you want a place you can go to get freshly cooked food and be treated like a regular, then this is where you want to go. From traditional Bavarian prepared fresh and surprisingly light, to some of the best seafood, to... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went to this restaurant using a Travelzoo voucher. The reviews were wonderful so I thought I would give it a try. I arrived and found that if you are using a Travelzoo voucher, you are limited to a "special menu" with only a few selections. The service was incredibly slow and the restaurant was terribly warm. While they may... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My wife and I went here after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. I was looking for a quiet romantic restaurant and this is what we got - in fact we were the only ones there! This was actually a concern at first but after the amazing service and the very authentic European food, I am completely amazed this place was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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239 reviews 239 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Yes, I want to write a rave review because of the awesome food I had--it was perfectly done, reasonably priced and great ambience and service. On the other hand, I don't want the place to become so popular that it becomes crowded. But I do want it to have plenty of customers to stay in business, so here goes. Charivari... More 

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Additional Information about Charivari Restaurant

Address: 2521 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77006-1605
Phone Number: +1 713-521-7231
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 39
Cuisine: European, French, Hungarian, Continental

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