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Black Labrador Pub

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4100 Montrose Blvd, Ste C, Houston, TX 77006-4936
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Houston, Texas
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not greeted at entrance, hostess talking with man at bar. Finally came by: 4 other people on the restaurant that we could see, so why does it take 10 minutes for the server to come by. 10 more minutes to get our drinks. Serve the men first (drinks & all through the meal). Sorry we're old school. Asked for water... More 

Thank TXhome1225
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Lab has been one of my favorite places in Houston since I discovered it while attending Rice in the 1970s. One notices the charming courtyard and outdoor seating around the 20x20 foot chess set in passing. While the front parking lot is small, it shares a parking garage with a library which is free and nearly empty evenings... More 

Thank mc1soft
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a nice, sedate birthday dinner for my daughter here last night and four of the guests were first-time visitors. They loved the red phone booth and outdoor chess set even before making it inside. We enjoyed several appetizers (potato skins - good, and quesadillas - British?), then Beef Wellington, Chicken Labrador, Grilled Orange & Bourbon Salmon, and a burger.... More 

Thank autrevie
Houston, Texas
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We made the trip to the Black Lab to eat the mussels. I've traveled all over the world including Brussels (famous for the mussels from Brussels) I far prefer the mussels at the Black Lab. Good beer Family friendly Great Shepherds Pie

Thank Vicki D
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is a British style pub/eatery with good food with good service (I recommend the shepherds pie). Not pricy and not too loud. There is a yard with a huge 20x20 chess board that is lots of fun unless it is August and 1000000000000% humidity. The jazz club upstairs (Cezannes) has excellent music and opens at 9pm, which would... More 

Thank Glen A
Missouri City, Texas
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I went with a coworker to this pub for a speaking event in the Churchill Room. While the pub and decor are nice, the service, prices, and food were below expectations. The service from our waitress was painfully slow from getting a drink, ordering food, food coming out, obtaining a refill, and getting the check. At least the nice table... More 

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League City, Texas
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189 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I have loved the Black Labrador for 20 years ... but it seems stuck in the past. The menu is starting to feel dated. The food quality is still good but the menu and staff seem tired compared to its former glory. Disappointing to see a fav not stay current. Fantastic location and wonderful old world pub feel.

1 Thank Brenda M
Houston, Texas
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265 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Great place to get together with friends after work. The pot pies are outstanding. Service is good too.

Thank davemh333
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

For Houston (or really anywhere outside of the UK), the atmosphere in this pub is great and it feels very authentic. There is also a really nice outside area with a giant chess board. The food is very high quality and they have a good selection of drinks. My only complaint is that the food is a bit pricy for... More 

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Thank KG_TXtraveler
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Atmosphere! In winter fireplace with sitting around chess set or darts with your favorite brew around a great bar or above upstairs on FRI/SAT local mixture of bands to entertain in a small setting. Outside large Garden Chess Set under OAK TREES. Food! On old English/ Irish country tables with some benches or pews and old chairs, surrounded by local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 Montrose Blvd, Ste C, Houston, TX 77006-4936
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-529-1199

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?