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“Make your way to the Phoenicia”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mkt Bar

Mkt Bar
Ranked #45 of 8,142 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: Bar, International, Gastropub, American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Woodbridge, CT
Level Contributor
200 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Make your way to the Phoenicia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

I must admit, I loved everything about this place. Great options and prices and the staff were eager to help you.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Feel Free to Indulge, We did!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Likes: Za'Atar Fries, Sliders-Athena, Moroccan, ...For Dessert, Cardamom Creme Brulee, Baklava (from Phoenicia Specialty Foods next door) and Artisan Gelato samples...Simply Delicious. Waiter was very friendly and attentive!!!

STRONG DISLIKE: Informed the waiter it was my 1st visit to the store and have visited every day. Wanted a t-shirt to further promote and wanted to know if one was available. She informed the Manager, said he'd come out shortly to speak with me...never did, nor was there any follow-up (20+ min waiting, delayed my travel trip...). If request couldn't be fulfilled, felt the manager/someone should've expressed (customer service skills) this and thanked me for choosing their facility to dine, as there were many other options.

Visited July 2012
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Thank bohhgh
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1,276 reviews
746 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“Good Middle Eastern Fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Good food at very reasonable prices.

The bread was super as was the falafel. I found the atmosphere quite enjoyable with the bread conveyor traveling all around overhead and the workers all busily packaging the product as it was produced

Visited April 2013
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Thank TAMAN1951
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americanchristian
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great little treasure trove”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Loved it all.....they have just about everything you need here. Anything from what you need to cook a gourmet meal, to a hostess gift to take to the party. Also, there fresh prepared food is so good, and the produce is fresh fresh! Prices are even a great value

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Love the Market Bar and Phoenicia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

In the mood for middle eastern/mediterranean? This is the place for you. The market is fantastic for shopping for hard to find items including REAL string cheese, many varieties of feta and fresh pita bread. What makes Market Bar so amazing is the ability to bring food from the market into Market Bar and eat what you want vs. off the menu. Worth the drive and your time.

  • Visited May 2013
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