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Charivari Restaurant

#255 of 7,333 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Midtown
European, French, Hungarian, Continental
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2521 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77006-1605 (Mc Gowen)
+1 713-521-7231
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Transylvanian-born Chef Johann Schuster is a master of European...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Special occasions
Lunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Old world values with fresh offerings

There aren't many places you can still go where the people take the time and energy to make their customers happy, both from the experience they have in the restaurant and in the quality of the food they serve. I go back to Charivari on at least a monthly basis for both of these reasons, and am... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Fred B
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Houston, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

There aren't many places you can still go where the people take the time and energy to make their customers happy, both from the experience they have in the restaurant and in the quality of the food they serve. I go back to Charivari on at least a monthly basis for both of these reasons, and am never disappointed. This... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a European restaurant that lives locally here in Houston Texas. And it never fails to please! A cream of broccoli soup and pasta bolognese for a $10 lunch special? Delicious and affordable. Try the coffee Scheumlie with a fabulous dessert ...

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Richardson, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
56 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
455 reviews 455 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Houston
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2521 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77006-1605
    (Mc Gowen)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-521-7231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 39
  • Cuisine: European, French, Hungarian, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

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 !
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?