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“Mecca for those staying in downtown hotels”
Review of Mkt Bar

Mkt Bar
Ranked #57 of 8,381 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: In the heart of Downtown, MKT BAR (short for Market Bar) is a global gastropub within walking distance of many of Houston’s favorite attractions and entertainment venues including Discovery Green, the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park. There’s something for everyone from live music showcasing popular Houston-area acts and national stars to local art exhibits and family-friendly events. Award-winning American cuisine with an international twist includes generous family-style portions of classics and comfort food, perfect for sharing. A thoughtful beverage selection features craft beer including local brews, a worldly wine list, sangria and wine-based cocktails.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you've ever stayed in downtown Houston you'll be well aware of the fact that there's not a lot of choice in restaurants. Besides a few nice dinners out, we ended up shopping at Pheonicia every day, sometimes twice a day. The market has everything you need for a gourmet picnic - beautiful breads, meats, cheeses, fruits, desserts, nuts ad chocolate, wine, you name it. And the prices were very reasonable. There are are also lots of prepared dishes but we preferred to stick to cheese picnic.

I wish every downtown core had a Pheonicia!

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Thank laughinglady
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had croissant sandwiches, asparagus wrapped in procuitto, plantain chips with mango salsa and a tray of baklava. Delicious food and excellent service!

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Traveling on foot on a cold night, we were disappointed to find nothing affordable within walking distance of the hotel after 8 pm. We stopped in out of curiosity and ended up dining from their delicious and diverse salad bar. There were many other choices, including deli items, but the salad and olive bar made a satisfying meal.

1  Thank mstattersall
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Service and food were both much higher than expected. Coffee was really very good and served by someone who really seemed to enjoy her work. Great food selection.

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Thank Freedom40Calgary
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is incredible food. Mostly Mediterranean in all its glory but also American. You can drop by for lunch, shop at the Market place or the deli. Try kefalogravriera (unusual sharp Greek cheese), freshly grated on pasta. Buy the cheese bread for breakfast or snack. Famous gyro. Fresh and healthy cucumber salad. Everything is excellent.

Thank Lilian W
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