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Charivari Restaurant

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Midtown
French, International, European, Hungarian
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2521 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77006-1605 (Mc Gowen)
+1 713-521-7231
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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 Enjoy !
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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is the best food in Houston. The service is great, the food is great , the price is great! The manager is super nice. The chef even came to our table and talked to us! They also have many well deserved awards everywhere, especially in the back. I am totally coming back here with more people!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

This is the best food in Houston. The service is great, the food is great , the price is great! The manager is super nice. The chef even came to our table and talked to us! They also have many well deserved awards everywhere, especially in the back. I am totally coming back here with more people!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you don't get the set meal, it can be pretty pricey for lunch. The shnitzel is huge. Make sure you the spatzel as it comes with a broth. Otherwise meat the can be dry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a european restaurant, with a really nice lunch menu, but pretty proud of their prices at night. For lunch, they always have a special (which is Euro-style drink, main course, desert), and it usually is less than $15. Food is very good - It is not a restaurant I would favor for dinner.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had a great night at the restaurant, with our friends for a birthday party. The owners were extremely nice and very professionals with preparation and arrangements. The service through the night was also perfect with attention to every detail and the food of course was excellent. Will definitely come back and lively recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Who would expect to find an haute-cuisine European fine dining restaurant in a mid-town strip mall? At Charivari you will find an eclectic menu prepared by the Romanian born, German Johann Schuster. I had the house schnitzel stuffed with foie gras --- yikes that is rich and delicious --- surrounded by white asparagus in a fine hollandaise sauce. They also... More 

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited Charivari again during a German wine-tasting event. German wines are not appreciated in Houston, so every opportunity we have to learn, taste and enjoy, we sign up. Johann Schuster outdid himself again. The arctic char appetizer with white asparagus was sensational and well paired with a dry Riesling. After the customary palate-cleanser we enjoyed a wonderful roasted and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had a nice visit and enjoyed each course. I'm surprised that it was so quiet, even on a Thursday night. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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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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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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:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: French, International, European, Hungarian

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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 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, International, European, Hungarian

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 Enjoy !
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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