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Theodore Rex


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#1,240 of 7,260 Restaurants in Houston

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Reservations, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

How many different ways can you cook butter beans? Go to Theodore Rex to find out. Tables are too close together, sketchy neighborhood and the service could care less.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank bethlooney
Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

Hard to describe how great the food is. It’s home cooking with a gourmet flare. We shared several appetizers and each one got better. The main courses were all equally delicious. Service was right on. Small restaurant so I encourage you to make a reservation....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Dreynolds261
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

After Justin Hu closed Oxheart, I wondered if his new concept for the space on Nance would come anywhere close to Oxheart. I am pleased to report that Theodore Rex, although different, serves food just as artfully and tastily prepared as its predecessor. The menu...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank I7149ZRrichardm
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Made reservations for 9pm on a Sunday. The service was great, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food was different, flavorful and overall good. Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank tl79pb
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Place is very nice and atmosphere is familiar and warm. Few tables, you need to book in advance. They have a very nice and relaxed service thus you will spend a good time there without hurry. Very rich wine list even if not all were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank carminiamariad
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Date night with the wife. Really enjoyed the location (kind of esoteric, out of the way corner of downtown Houston). as we were walk in's, we knew we would have a wait and they put us in a little makeshift lounge where we were able...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Matt M
Reviewed November 16, 2018

We loved our incredible dinner here at Theodore Rex. It’s a tapas style dinner with plenty of small-ish plates that are fresh and light for diners to share. The tomato toast and Persian cucumbers were standouts. Service was also equally excellent. Looking forward to coming...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Parabola
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Theodore Rex is among the most memorable dining experiences I've had. We couldn't decide and had the kitchen pick selections. With the exception of a cucumber dish that was really pickles, the food was surprising and delicious. The space is small and intimate and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lovingthecaribbean
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We ate there after great fanfare. Good, if a little pretentious service. Tomato toast was good, but let's not get crazy. Then the apps: some hash brown thing and carolina gold rice and butter beans. The former tasted like good potatoes cooked in old or...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stevil555
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the less salubrious area of Houston this restaurant that used to be Oxheart is well worth a visit Intimate space with limited seating and a quirky lounge while waiting for a table add to the experience The food is spectacular the service...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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