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Backstreet Cafe

#44 of 7,000 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Neartown/ Montrose
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1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
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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Houston TX
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, let me state we are long time customers to Backstreet Cafe and Mr. Hugo's other restaurants, and haven't been completely disappointed until today, Sunday Brunch for my wife's birthday. All started well, sparkling water, a bottle of 2010 Chateau Laffite, and then our order. My wife decided on the special for the day, gulf red snapper, a mild and... More 

Thank ehhartnett
Isfahan Province, Iran
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there because of great reviews in Trip Advisor. I ordered a tortilla soup and there was a bug in my soup!! I think I don't need to say any further!!

Thank R_s2222
Katy, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here on a Saturday for my birthday. As we walked in the staff was friendly. The place was full but we got a table immediately. I ordered the lobster roll and my friend ordered the lamb. I ordered a salad on the side but it never arrived. Maybe my waiter was to busy. He did apologize. Overall the... More 

Thank okley1
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant possess a lovely view, adorable personal with great service, have three different areas deck, inside and patio all of them beautiful. The food is amazing.

Thank jennifer b
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the vegetarian coursed meal with the wine pairings and my partner had the beer pairing meal. Both were great. The photo is of the Cauliflower steak with broccolini . I'd honestly thought the broccolini had a better flavor profile. All in all it was a wonderful evening and the service was perfect.

Thank Steph E
Junction, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful space with lots of different rooms. It was pouring but was no damper to our celebration. We had small children with us and the menu was perfect for everyone . Gourmet for adults and kid friendly food where we needed it. Great wine list and wines by the glass. Appetizers of Octopus to Fried Green tomatoes with crab.... More 

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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515 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Backstreet cafe is one of five restaurants owned by Tracy Vaught and Hugo Ortega, and arguably, the best. Located in the River Oaks area, it is easily accessed from Allen Parkway, Memorial Drive or Shepherd Drive. There is effective valet parking. The dining area is divided in smaller areas, giving the feeling of privacy and intimacy. There is a wonderful... More 

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Houston, TX
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner last night at Backstreet. It is in a charming setting; a large converted residence with an expansive open back patio and several different dining areas both on the ground and second floors. We all had great meals. The four entrees were Cioppino, Grouper, Red Snapper and Coffee Crusted Tenderloin. They were all delicious and well... More 

Thank MikeandWilla
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I had lunch today at Backstreet Cafe and ordered off the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. As always, the service was wonderful. The food is marvelous. You can't go amiss in a Hugo Ortega restaurant. Backstreet is one of my favorites in Houston. The only thing I missed today was Nicholas was not there to help us. The lamb chops were... More 

Thank Billnhouston2n
Galveston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This restaurant never disappoints, the ambience is wonderful, the service top notch, and the food is wonderful.

Thank Jackie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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: 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?