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“Mecca for those staying in downtown hotels” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Phoenicia Market Bar

Phoenicia Market Bar
1001 Austin Street, Houston, TX
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Ranked #48 of 7,210 restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: I think Middle Eastern. We were referred by locals, on the street. Food was great. Service was excellent. Beer was cold!
Ottawa
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“Mecca for those staying in downtown hotels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you've ever stayed in downtown Houston you'll be well aware of the fact that there's not a lot of choice in restaurants. Besides a few nice dinners out, we ended up shopping at Pheonicia every day, sometimes twice a day. The market has everything you need for a gourmet picnic - beautiful breads, meats, cheeses, fruits, desserts, nuts ad chocolate, wine, you name it. And the prices were very reasonable. There are are also lots of prepared dishes but we preferred to stick to cheese picnic.

I wish every downtown core had a Pheonicia!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Party trays were great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had croissant sandwiches, asparagus wrapped in procuitto, plantain chips with mango salsa and a tray of baklava. Delicious food and excellent service!

Visited January 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Nice surprise in downtown Houston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Traveling on foot on a cold night, we were disappointed to find nothing affordable within walking distance of the hotel after 8 pm. We stopped in out of curiosity and ended up dining from their delicious and diverse salad bar. There were many other choices, including deli items, but the salad and olive bar made a satisfying meal.

Visited January 2013
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Calgary
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“Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Service and food were both much higher than expected. Coffee was really very good and served by someone who really seemed to enjoy her work. Great food selection.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston
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“I would go any day any time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is incredible food. Mostly Mediterranean in all its glory but also American. You can drop by for lunch, shop at the Market place or the deli. Try kefalogravriera (unusual sharp Greek cheese), freshly grated on pasta. Buy the cheese bread for breakfast or snack. Famous gyro. Fresh and healthy cucumber salad. Everything is excellent.

Visited November 2012
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