Inside a charming '30s-era house in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood is the Backstreet Café. The intimate dining room spans two floors, but the real draw for this restaurant is the New Orleans-style patio. Set amongst lush shrubbery and vine-covered arbors, the tree-shaded patio is a favorite of guests looking to enjoy the weather. Executive chef Hugo Ortega serves up a menu of New American cuisine with signature dishes like pecan-crusted chicken and the hulking, aptly-named meatloaf tower. The restaurant is especially popular for its weekend brunch specialties, which include brioche French toast stuffed with bananas and the ever-popular shrimp and stone ground cheese grits.
Backstreet Cafe is a good choice for vegetarians. They offer a separate menu that's entirely vegetarian, sporting options like portabella burgers and jalapeno fettucine.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Full Bar
- Notable Wine List
- Patio/Outdoor Seating
- Private Dining/Party Space
- Private Room Available
Cuisine Type:: American Nouveau