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“Nice place”
Review of Mkt Bar

Mkt Bar
Ranked #49 of 8,183 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: Bar, International, Gastropub, American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Houston, Texas
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

I really want to give this place 5 stars as I go quite often, but I just can't. The place has a great atmosphere and they do a great job bringing a wide array of entertainment. While limited, they always have a unique selection of beers on tap. I'd really like to see them refresh their wine list though. I used to routinely go for their steak night, but the inconsistency of the steak has kept me away for months.

Visited January 2014
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Syracuse, New York
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Gelato in a bar!”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

We didn't take advantage of the "bar" part of the MKT Bar, but did you know they have many flavors of gelato? Why, yes, they do and it is YUMMY! Stop by and try it and check out the connected Phoenicia Specialty Foods while you're there.

We were glad to discover this fun spot - an easy walk from our hotel near the Convention Center.

Visited January 2014
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Southern Highlands, AUS
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

For the past two years have really enjoyed the food here, great selection can't wait to return next year!

Visited November 2013
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Berea, Kentucky
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Foodies delight!”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

We discovered this on the day we were flying out of Houston. We were sorry we did not find it sooner. We shopped the grocery store and drove the airport security people nuts. The deli had lots of exotic sounding foods from around the world. I want to go back and try some more.

  • Visited November 2013
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Plano, Texas, United States
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Superb steak special”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Tuesday and Thursday they offer a steak special with chimmichuri, side of frites or half double baked potato for $12. It is not the most exceptional steak dinner but it is an outstanding $12 steak dinner. Well worth the money and the wait time. The venue is fun, modern, and our group of eight had a great time. Already looking forward to next year. The pita and hummous appetizer is also fab!

  • Visited November 2013
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