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Backstreet Cafe

#36 of 7,051 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neartown/ Montrose
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1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
+1 713-521-2239
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place never disappoints. Food superb. Cocktails delicious. Ambiance devine. Valet parking only. Outdoor patio and indoor tables. Service exquisite. If you want a cozy romantic time out, this is for you.

Thank Sandra M
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you walk up to it, you see huge trees eliminated with tons of lights. We sat on the patio, very cute and romantic. Service was great and very attentive. Baskets of sour dough bread very welcome by this hungry family! The menu is varied and creative. We had walnut crusted chicken(so-so, its fried), braised short ribs(awesome), enchiladas(too spicy), and... More 

Thank kokaadam
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Houston has thousands of restaurants and surviving in such a competitive environment takes expertise, tenacity and creative imagination. Backstreet Cafe is still rated as one of the best restaurants in Houston with exceptionally high quality, ever changing menu of tasty dishes and 1st class service. You could of course say this about many of the great Houston restaurants but to... More 

Thank Neil M
St. Louis
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this little spot. It wasn't warm enough for dinner outside but the patio is gorgeous. It is a small menu, but everything is well prepared. Very nice wine list, and our server was incredibly knowledgeable about both. Our party of five had a bench seat and chairs, the acoustics and size made discussion easy. Most started with salads,... More 

Thank SouthofSTL
Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here. Strange location, hence the name I suppose. Nice patio area, however it was full so we sat inside. Still a good atmosphere. On the front porch they have bowls of water out for dogs. We did think that the cocktail were a little weak, too much ice as well. We ordered the pecan crusted... More 

Thank Lorraine G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great brunch. I had the Backstreet Benedict. The cheddar chive biscuits are amazing. Excited to go back and try other dishes.

Thank Sashsa R
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The actual restaurant is small, but the outdoor seating area is the best part. It probably seats twice as many as inside. Staff was great. We ordered blackberry mimosas that were delicious and I got the bibb lettuce salad with cauliflower gratin side dish. Salad was delicious. The side dish was roasted cauliflower. I was expecting "gratin" style, which it... More 

Thank ojennyd
Houston, Texas
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Houston! For Brunch, Lunch or Dinner, food is always good as well as service. Their patio is lovely!

Thank evamariacampo
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with my friends. Was pleasantly surprised by the patio:) food was great as was the service!

Thank Katarzyna S
Houston, Texas, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Was my first time here and probably won't be my last! Wonderful quaint place...interesting location, lol. The dinner was delicious! Every course was amazing! The wines were all enjoyable as well and the dinner reasonable priced. Would love to return for a girls night out and try out their lovely patio. Definitely recommend this great restaurant!

Thank Kelly K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-521-2239

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