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“Good atmosphere, reasonable prices!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monarch Restaurant & Lounge

Monarch Restaurant & Lounge
5701 Main St, Hotel ZaZa, Houston, TX 77005
713-527-1800
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Ranked #113 of 7,273 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main St and Ewing St
Transit: Museum District stop on Houston Metrorail.
Description: Like everything at Hotel ZaZa, the dining room and nightlife space are designed to entice your every sense. Hotel Zaza dares you to lose yourself in the intoxicating aromas, layered flavors and unexpected touches of the “see and be scene” Monarch Restaurant & Lounge. So come, play, revel, and experience dining and entertainment in the Houston area that’s a world apart.
Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, reasonable prices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We had breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the Monarch; it is the hotel Zaza's restaurant. Service was polite and friendly and all the meals we ordered were very nicely prepared, fresh flavors and ingredients--very tasty!

Visited October 2012
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Matthew_Nuss, Executive Vice President at Monarch Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
pamlaz!

Thank you for the great review on the Monarch Bistro! I am pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed all of your meals at the restaurant. Come on back for another delish dish or drink when your travels return you to H-town!
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“Lovely, Relaxing & Great Service On Patio Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Enjoyed a cocktail and appetizer on the Patio Area of Monarch. The restaurant manager was so accommodating and the waitress was so kind and both gave this tired lady traveler great service. It was more the atmosphere and overall feel that made it enjoyable. The food and drink were good but it was the attentiveness that made me feel relaxed and unwind for while.

Visited September 2012
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Matthew_Nuss, Manager at Monarch Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Isaw196!

Thank you for the great review! I am pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the Monarch atmosphere and received superb service during your visit! Please touch base when you would like to have another cocktail & delicious appetizer on the Monarch terrace, as I will have my staff roll out the reddest of red carpets upon your arrival!
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El Paso Texas
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“Monarch madness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Good food, attractive servers attending my needs
Overpriced. $10 for a slug of bourbon is just outrageous.

Visited September 2012
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Matthew_Nuss, Manager at Monarch Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Wretch!

Thank you for the comments regarding Monarch. I am pleased that you enjoyed the "good food."
Come back soon for another delish dish or drink!
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Houston, Texas
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“Wonderful food in the heart of the Museum District”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The Monarch is the best place for a drink or meal while visiting Houston's incomparable Museum District. The overall decor and vibe at the Hotel ZaZa is very of-the-moment. The food ranges from light fare to full meals, with an excellent selection of wines and cocktails.

Visited August 2012
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Matthew_Nuss, Manager at Monarch Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Highlander770!

Thank you for the great feedback regarding Monarch Bistro! I am happy you find the restaurant serves "wonderful food in the heart of the Musuem District" and also good wines and cocktails!

Come on back soon for another sampling of Monarch's fine dishes & drinks!
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“Hard”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Hard to rate after being treated so poorly as a hotel guest. Food was fine. Service was OK, not great. Wine overpriced considering selection available.

Visited August 2012
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Matthew_Nuss, Manager at Monarch Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Peter F,

Thank you for the feedback. I apologize for your less than satisfactory experience at the hotel and Monarch. Please touch base with me at MNuss@hotelzaza.com as I would like to gather more details regarding your visit.
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