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Backstreet Cafe

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
+1 713-521-2239
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (83 reviews)
“cioppino” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent many hours going to Backstreet for both brunch and dinner. Excellent gem in beautiful River Oaks. Their Arnold Palmer Reimagined is the best you’ll ever have.

Thank Gautebs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ladies brunch held here on a recent Sunday. We arrived at 10:30am and were seated upstairs. Very quaint. A few of us had the migas and they were very good. Others had the eggs benedict special. No one had any leftovers! Mimosas were good and...More

Thank Keke_KC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food in a nice backyard type setting. Very good service. Excellent for couples or families. Super good menu with all the right things for everyone.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Local place with nice buzz. Food is pretty decent and cocktails in particular both excellent and free-flowing! Very busy at weekend so make sure you book.

Thank Ian-Mc-SOR
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. When we walked in the hostesses was very nice. Are server was nice it was Mother’s Day they where getting busy we got there just as it opened. We received are food it was good my son loved...More

Thank eltorreta67
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I met here with a couple of friends from work and it was my first time here. I really like the look of the restaurant, especially the patio seating outside. Our server Raul was very knowledgeable about the foods and very attentive to our needs....More

1  Thank nd1383
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here in past visits to Houston and enjoyed eating here. The food tonight was again really great. Lots of meals and small plates to choose from. Every meal we have eaten had been very good.

1  Thank Dan D
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The atmosphere was great since it was a good night to sit outside. The food was very good but I wasn't crazy about the service. It seemed our waiter wasn't that interested in us!!!! I would still recommend it as long as you don't get...More

1  Thank jbaraban
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Good food, French and Belgian style. We tried brunch menu: salmon toast is good, maybe too little (half bread toast slice), omelette was very good and tasty (we take the one with potato and sausages) and as dessert profiteroles are likely to be European style...More

Thank Carminia Maria D
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

As a big fan of Hugo Ortega, the owner, and Ridge wines, I was super excited to learn of an event Backstreet held featuring the wines. Wow! What a great time for all, with incredible food served with exceptional wines. I look forward to attending...More

Thank Alan B
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12 December 2016|
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Response from evamariacampo | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember if they have a children's menu, but I have taken children several times for brunch and they had a great time watching the fish by the pond in the terrace. No problem ordering food for children...
26 March 2016|
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Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve online or call. Jazz music and brunch on Sunday Easter. Menu : APPETIZERS Oyster Chowder, crumbled bacon Spring Vegetable Salad - arugula, watercress, asparagus, artichoke, zucchini ribbons, hazelnut, goat... More
26 March 2016|
Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
$48 per person, $15 per child plus beverage, tax and gratuity Live Jazz by Bob Chadwick Easter egg hunt for the children
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-521-2239
  • E-mail
For more than 35 years, Backstreet Cafe has been a Houston dining tradition. It has grown from a "watering hole" with soups, salads, and sandwiches to a critically acclaimed, chef-driven Seasonal American Bistro that is a top table in the city. Always innovating, always updating, Backstreet Cafe has served generations of families and is a communal place to celebrate special occasions and every day with food, friends, and family. Backstreet Cafe's menu is a perfect reflection of diverse Houston, with Southern, Cajun, Creole, Hispanic and Asian influences, among others. The menu changes seasonally to capture the freshest flavors, with a nod to local and sustainable ingredients. Backstreet Café is famous for its Sunday brunch, complete with live Jazz, great food, and eye-opening cocktails! The wine and spirits program is well-known throughout the city and beyond for its depth and creativity, a perfect accompaniment to the menu.
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