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“Nice evening” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Backstreet Cafe

Backstreet Cafe
1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019 (Neartown/ Montrose)
713-521-2239
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Ranked #57 of 7,200 restaurants in Houston
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Everything we ordered was delicious, especially the chocolate dessert. Although it is crowded and a bit noisy, it is a special place for visiting with friends or family. I'm sure we will go back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Sorry, Expected Better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had lunch in the garden near the fountain and it was lovely. Unfortunately, the food was barely average. I had heard many good things about Backstreet Cafe and was eager to try it. The server recommended Duck Spring Rolls for a starter, they were dry and boring. The Jumbo Crab Salad, which I was told was a house specially, was so lacking in flavor that I found myself applying salt multiple times. Sadly, I can't recommend this place.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
1 review
“Elegent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Found on cellphone when traveling to Houston. But it's a big surprise regarding to the environment and the food. Highly recommend to go.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“WOW! Stinkin Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Exactly what my daughter said when she tasted my coffee encrusted tenderloin.
Great location, nice interior and professional service.
If they offered other potato choices, I would offer top shelf review.
Also, they were not quite ready for early diners as our dinner was interrupted by staff getting candles from a cabinet behind our table.
A bit priced, but outstanding flavor made it a great dinner; and, as a great bonus, our server brought out a wonderful anniversary treat for my wife and I.
You should try it, you'll be glad you did.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“One of the best Brunches ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I was invited by Houstonian friends for Sunday brunch. Big line-ups, so I would recommend making reservations as my friend had done. Service was very attentive and quick. I felt as though all of our needs we're met but didn't feel pushy. I had the crab cakes with scrambled eggs. Both cooked perfectly. My friends had the banana- stuffed French toast (indulgent but oh so good) and eggs Benny. The mimosas were also quite tasty. Highly recommend the Backstreet Cafe and can't wait to return!

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