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“Eat On The Patio and Enjoy a Romantic Dinner”
Review of Backstreet Cafe

Backstreet Cafe
Ranked #30 of 8,243 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
Texas
Level 6 Contributor
1,447 reviews
771 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 517 helpful votes
“Eat On The Patio and Enjoy a Romantic Dinner”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Suggest make a reservation for the patio which is very nice and great for a romantic dinner. Good atmosphere. There is also some good seating inside downstairs. Our waiter Martin provided us with good service and recommendations. I started with the Harvest Salad $8.50 and for entree the Pecan Chicken $18 my spouse had the Corn Crab Cakes $13.00. Both meals were excellent and we will most definitely go back. Complementary Valet parking is available

  • Visited February 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lovely cafe”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We always come here for brunch. This restaurant is always busy so it's better if you make a reservation first. Parking is kinda hard so the valet service they have really help and it's free, but we always give a tip to the valet guy. The food is great, but a bit pricey.and the atmosphere is really nice. If you are bored with what's on the menu, try the specials. They have a cute backyard if you want to sit outside.

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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“special lunch”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I had lunch at the Backstreet cafe January 4th. I love this restaurant but my husband has only been there once before. The wait staff, Robert in particular, was great. I usually order the crab cakes and roasted pear salad but asked Robert for a suggestion. He suggested quail appetizer for us to share and, for me, the red snapper special. My husband had the fried lobster sandwich. Both meals were wonderful. My fish was cooked to profection with a rich butter sauce, roasted potatoes and a spinach puree. We tried the dessert trio with Robert's suggestion as well.( I usually don't get dessert) We enjoyed a great lunch overlooking the patio. (rainy and cold so dined inside) I love this place and now my husband does too. Good atmosphere, different but delicious entrees, and great atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Sandra I
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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“Nice”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Nice place for brunch. Good food and atmosphere. It's a nice different place to go that often gets forgotten because of it's location.

Visited October 2012
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“Thanks Trip Advisor Family”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

We went to dinner on 12/23 for my wifes Birthday. No issues at all from the time we arrived the valet took our car and the manager Alan Koziol seated us. The most important part was the food which was great. We had the lamb chops, shrimp, chicken and pork roast no complaints from my wife and two teenagers. Which is unusual LOL. Go check them out better food and value and service then a big restaurant

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