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Phoenicia Market Bar

#79 of 6,991 Restaurants in Houston
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1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010-3005
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If your Downtown an hungry, then the self server Market Bar, is a great place to eat. With lots of choice and fresh food you can get design yourself lunch. It get busy during the week at lunch time. There is also a bar to get a beer or two.

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went to Phoenicia Market Bar for brunch and it was the best! We had the egg scramble', chicken and waffles, queso and mimosas! It was all fabulous...no leftovers! The atmosphere was fun and the band was excellent! I highly recommend this place...I will be back!

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is the best surprise you will find in downtown Houston dining. Great steak on Tuesday and Thursday. Live music when I was there. Service was excellent. Great view of downtown Houston also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I had been craving a steak since I read a local article about the best steak nights in Houston. I almost chose another but they switched nights. Market Bar is a small bistro bar and alfresco dining venue located in The Phoenicia Gourmet Grocer in a luxury downtown apartment building. It's decor and offerings are reminiscent of far continents. Live... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

It is OK if you drink just beer or wine. No Liquor. They have name alcohol drinks but they make them with juices.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Stuck in the Hilton Americas hotel for a conference with limited and expensive food options, thank heavens for Phoenicia! Her presence spread among the attendees faster than a wildfire in Abilene, well worth the steamy two-block trek from the hotel. All kinds of great grocery items, but for the visitor the highlight was the excellent salad bar with plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in because we heard some amazing live jazz music. Found seats at the bar and looked over the menu. There were plenty of craft beers to choose from, but what intrigued me was the variety of drinks on the menu that used wines as the alcohol (no liquor). Don't let that stop you as it was amazing! The grapefruit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Having heard of Phoenicia on TripAdvisor, once I’d put my things in my hotel room, since it was close to 5 pm and I’d been traveling all day, on a Tuesday night I walked the two blocks to Phoenicia and found I was in time both for happy hour prices and for Steak Night – score! $14 for a complete... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This specialty market is located a few blocks from the convention center and major convention hotels. I didn't want to go to a fancy restaurant so I stopped here for take out to eat in my hotel room. Nicely priced pita wrap ($7) plus I picked up some sides and snacks. Also got juice and a roll for breakfast. All... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We go to Phoenicia at least 1-2x/month. We live locally and when we don't want to cook this is a good choice for a meal. They have a nice salad bar, soup choices, hot plates, hot sandwiches, pizza and great desserts! Adjacent to MKT Bar so you may have to jockey for a table during busy hours. Our last visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Middle Eastern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010-3005
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Description
I think Middle Eastern. We were referred by locals, on the street. Food was great. Service was excellent. Beer was cold!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?