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Bacon sausage and “hash browns” at Georgia James
Julie Soefer

Where to Eat the Best Takeout in Montrose

Where to find the neighborhood’s best pastries, tacos, cocktails, and more

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Bacon sausage and “hash browns” at Georgia James
| Julie Soefer

With its tree-lined streets, historic homes and plethora of walkable areas, the Montrose neighborhood has always been on of Houston’s best dining destinations. This year, in an effort to make it work during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the neighborhood’s long-standing restaurants have transitioned to takeout and delivery.

Use this map as a guide to finding killer steaks, perfect tacos, pastries, and so much more at these hallowed Montrose dining establishments, all available for curbside pickup, takeout, or at-home delivery.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Nobie's

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2048 Colquitt St
Houston, TX 77098
(346) 319-5919
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Now one of the neighborhood’s most beloved eateries, Nobie now offers takeout from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, including a Sunday family dinner featuring dilly bread, grilled vegetables, and a whole fried chicken. Or try the Korean galbi-style lamb ribs, marinated with sesame and scallions and topped with kimchi. Order online.

2. Paulie's Restaurant

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1834 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 807-7271
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There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of pasta, and Paulie's makes some of the best in The Montrose. Try the rigatoni bolognese and a killer Caesar salad, then grab a few house-baked cookies for dessert and a late night snack. Order for takeout by calling (713) 807-7271.

3. Riel

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1927 Fairview Street
Houston, TX 77019
(832) 831-9109
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Eater Young Gun Ryan LaChaine's Montrose eatery serves up a bright and fresh menu of globally-influenced dishes, including shareable plates like hareissa-seasoned chicken wings with cucumber raita, grilled eggplant in coconut-ginger broth, and the must-try sticky toffee pudding, made with foie gras torchon and a blood toffee sauce. Order are available to takeout and curbside pick-up. Order through the Toast app.

Ellie Sharp

4. Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

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1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 529-3535
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This central Montrose bakery is packed with buttery, sugary treats to satisfy even the pickiest of pastry enthusiasts. Try the giant flaky croissants, breakfast sandwiches oozing with gooey broken yolk, cinnamon sugar dusted kugelhopf and award-winning breads that sell out in hours daily. Order online, or from Postmates, UberEats, Favor, or Doordash.

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5. UB Preserv

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1609 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(346) 406-5923
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Chef Nick Wong’s creativity runs wild at UB Preserv, Chris Shepherd’s successor to the legendary Underbelly. The menu shifts weekly, but includes meal kits on Wednesdays, Sunday classics like Vietnamese short rib fajitas, and a takeout and delivery menu Thursday through Saturday. Order through Doordash for delivery, or Toast for takeout.

6. Hugo's

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1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744
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Montrose institution Hugo’s has one of the city’s finest Mexican brunches, inspired by Mexico City.

Call (713) 524-7744 or order online to taste the restaurant’s delicious carnitas, tamales, chilaquiles, braised brisket, chorizo stuffed chiles, ceviche, tres leches, and sugary cinnamon churros. Don’t forget a mezcal margarita to-go.

Bill Addison

7. Pistolero's

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1517 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(281) 974-3860
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On Taco Tuesdays, this Montrose Tex-Mex restaurant serves up $1 tacos and margaritas concocted with infused tequila. Order through UberEats.

Pistolero's

8. Anvil Bar & Refuge

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1424 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-1622
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Widely considered one of the best bars in the country, Anvil Bar & Refuge has earned that reputation. The expertly-poured classic cocktails are now available for takeout, such as the perfect Old Fashioned or Mai Tai, made with two types of rum, lime and housemade orgeat. Order online for pickup.

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9. The Pit Room

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1201 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006
(281) 888-1929
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Three words: brisket fat tortillas. In addition to the succulent smoked brisket and black pepper venison sausage, find chicken verde or pulled pork tucked into these perfectly soft, slightly smoky tortillas. The delightfully messy Fritos chili pie is not to be missed, either. Call (281) 888-1929 for curbside pick-up.

10. Georgia James

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1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 241-5088
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Also a Chris Shepherd restaurant, Georgia James is a swanky steakhouse with a price tag to match. The cuts of beef, like a 100-day aged hanger steak and massive long bone ribeye, are sourced from Texas’s own 44 Farms, and the sides (grilled corn, squash salad in Vietnamese pesto) are equally stunning. Order through Toast for takeout or Doordash for delivery.

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11. The Hay Merchant

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1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-9805
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At Hay Merchant, try the Korean goat dumplings, first made famous at Chris Shepherd’s now-shuttered Underbelly, or grab a platter of freshly-fried pork rinds served with French onion dip, perfect for sharing or snacking alone at home. Order for pickup via Toast or delivery via Doordash.

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12. Blacksmith

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1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 360-7470
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Delicious cups of joe and perfect espresso drinks await at this Montrose coffeehouse staple. Pair your brew of choice with a homemade warm, crumbly biscuit topped with marmalade and créme fraiche. Order online for curbside here.

13. Niko Niko's

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2520 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-4976
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Niko Niko’s is a quintessential Montrose favorite for Greek food lovers. Chow down on spinach and feta stuffed spanakopita, succulent lamb gyros, falafel platters and paprika potatoes. Order online from the Niko Niko’s website, or through Favor, Postmates, and Grubhub,

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14. The Burger Joint

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2703 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
(281) 974-2889
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The brains behind The Burger Joint continue to expand their Houston footprint, but the original Montrose location still has all the charms of its namesake neighborhood. Try the kimchi burger, topped with pickled cabbage, Korean barbecue-style beef and a fried egg, or the Baconey Bacon Burger, with double the bacon and bacon aioli. Add a side of sweet potato fires and a boozy shake made with 8th Wonder Brewery’s Rocket Fuel coffee stout. Order for takeout or delivery from ToastGrubhubDoordashPostmates, or UberEats.

15. Aladdin

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912 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 942-2321
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This Mediterranean institution is a favorite of both chefs and Montrose locals thanks in large part to its massive portions and perfect pita bread, made in house. Try the lamb kabobs or a gyro platter paired with tons of fresh sides like caramelized onion hummus, beet-jicama salad, pomegranate eggplant, and saffron rice. Order takeout via the Aladdin website, or delivery through UberEats, Favor, Doordash, or Grubhub.

16. Uchi

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904 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-4808
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This Austin import serves some of the most creative seafood and sushi in the city, from spicy crunchy tuna maki, to meatless dishes like hana tataki, pickled cucumber with golden raisins and pine nuts. Ordering curbside requires reserving a pick-up time: schedule online or by calling (713) 522-4808.

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17. Vinoteca Poscol

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608 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-2797
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This beloved Italian eatery has a loyal following, but it’s not a typical red sauce joint. Find an excellent selection of salumi, finger sandwiches, and flatbreads perfect for pairing with wine, or dig into a heartier option like Sicilian-style barbecue pork ribs. Order takeout via Toast, or delivery vis Grubhub or Favor.

18. Love Buzz

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408 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

There's really nothing more wonderful than pizza, booze, and nostalgia all in the same place, and Love Buzz brings all those things together. Right now, the pizza joint is doing takeout and delivery only, which means no skeeball or Simpson on the TV screens, but you can still indulge in pies like the Wake and Bake, a breakfast-inspired pizza topped with hash browns, bacon, and fried eggs, or the Queen Marge Bouvier, Love Buzz’s take on the classic margherita. Order through UberEats, Postmates, or Doordash.

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19. Bar Boheme

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307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-1099
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This Montrose hotspot now offers food delivery from UberEats, Postmates and Doordash, but the real highlight is the bar’s mobile cocktail van, serving up frozen mojitos, juicy sangrias and even jello shots throughout the city. Follow the GoBoheme Mobile Bar on Facebook or Instagram to find a pickup location.

1. Nobie's

2048 Colquitt St, Houston, TX 77098

Now one of the neighborhood’s most beloved eateries, Nobie now offers takeout from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, including a Sunday family dinner featuring dilly bread, grilled vegetables, and a whole fried chicken. Or try the Korean galbi-style lamb ribs, marinated with sesame and scallions and topped with kimchi. Order online.

2048 Colquitt St
Houston, TX 77098

2. Paulie's Restaurant

1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of pasta, and Paulie's makes some of the best in The Montrose. Try the rigatoni bolognese and a killer Caesar salad, then grab a few house-baked cookies for dessert and a late night snack. Order for takeout by calling (713) 807-7271.

1834 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

3. Riel

1927 Fairview Street, Houston, TX 77019
Ellie Sharp

Eater Young Gun Ryan LaChaine's Montrose eatery serves up a bright and fresh menu of globally-influenced dishes, including shareable plates like hareissa-seasoned chicken wings with cucumber raita, grilled eggplant in coconut-ginger broth, and the must-try sticky toffee pudding, made with foie gras torchon and a blood toffee sauce. Order are available to takeout and curbside pick-up. Order through the Toast app.

1927 Fairview Street
Houston, TX 77019

4. Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Common Bond/Facebook

This central Montrose bakery is packed with buttery, sugary treats to satisfy even the pickiest of pastry enthusiasts. Try the giant flaky croissants, breakfast sandwiches oozing with gooey broken yolk, cinnamon sugar dusted kugelhopf and award-winning breads that sell out in hours daily. Order online, or from Postmates, UberEats, Favor, or Doordash.

1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

5. UB Preserv

1609 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Chef Nick Wong’s creativity runs wild at UB Preserv, Chris Shepherd’s successor to the legendary Underbelly. The menu shifts weekly, but includes meal kits on Wednesdays, Sunday classics like Vietnamese short rib fajitas, and a takeout and delivery menu Thursday through Saturday. Order through Doordash for delivery, or Toast for takeout.

1609 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

6. Hugo's

1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Bill Addison

Montrose institution Hugo’s has one of the city’s finest Mexican brunches, inspired by Mexico City.

Call (713) 524-7744 or order online to taste the restaurant’s delicious carnitas, tamales, chilaquiles, braised brisket, chorizo stuffed chiles, ceviche, tres leches, and sugary cinnamon churros. Don’t forget a mezcal margarita to-go.

1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

7. Pistolero's

1517 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Pistolero's

On Taco Tuesdays, this Montrose Tex-Mex restaurant serves up $1 tacos and margaritas concocted with infused tequila. Order through UberEats.

1517 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

8. Anvil Bar & Refuge

1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Anvil/Facebook

Widely considered one of the best bars in the country, Anvil Bar & Refuge has earned that reputation. The expertly-poured classic cocktails are now available for takeout, such as the perfect Old Fashioned or Mai Tai, made with two types of rum, lime and housemade orgeat. Order online for pickup.

1424 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

9. The Pit Room

1201 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006

Three words: brisket fat tortillas. In addition to the succulent smoked brisket and black pepper venison sausage, find chicken verde or pulled pork tucked into these perfectly soft, slightly smoky tortillas. The delightfully messy Fritos chili pie is not to be missed, either. Call (281) 888-1929 for curbside pick-up.

1201 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006

10. Georgia James

1100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Julie Soefer for Georgia James

Also a Chris Shepherd restaurant, Georgia James is a swanky steakhouse with a price tag to match. The cuts of beef, like a 100-day aged hanger steak and massive long bone ribeye, are sourced from Texas’s own 44 Farms, and the sides (grilled corn, squash salad in Vietnamese pesto) are equally stunning. Order through Toast for takeout or Doordash for delivery.

1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

11. The Hay Merchant

1100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
The Hay Merchant/Facebook

At Hay Merchant, try the Korean goat dumplings, first made famous at Chris Shepherd’s now-shuttered Underbelly, or grab a platter of freshly-fried pork rinds served with French onion dip, perfect for sharing or snacking alone at home. Order for pickup via Toast or delivery via Doordash.

1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

12. Blacksmith

1018 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Delicious cups of joe and perfect espresso drinks await at this Montrose coffeehouse staple. Pair your brew of choice with a homemade warm, crumbly biscuit topped with marmalade and créme fraiche. Order online for curbside here.

1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

13. Niko Niko's

2520 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Niko Niko's/Facebook

Niko Niko’s is a quintessential Montrose favorite for Greek food lovers. Chow down on spinach and feta stuffed spanakopita, succulent lamb gyros, falafel platters and paprika potatoes. Order online from the Niko Niko’s website, or through Favor, Postmates, and Grubhub,

2520 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

14. The Burger Joint

2703 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

The brains behind The Burger Joint continue to expand their Houston footprint, but the original Montrose location still has all the charms of its namesake neighborhood. Try the kimchi burger, topped with pickled cabbage, Korean barbecue-style beef and a fried egg, or the Baconey Bacon Burger, with double the bacon and bacon aioli. Add a side of sweet potato fires and a boozy shake made with 8th Wonder Brewery’s Rocket Fuel coffee stout. Order for takeout or delivery from ToastGrubhubDoordashPostmates, or UberEats.

2703 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

15. Aladdin

912 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

This Mediterranean institution is a favorite of both chefs and Montrose locals thanks in large part to its massive portions and perfect pita bread, made in house. Try the lamb kabobs or a gyro platter paired with tons of fresh sides like caramelized onion hummus, beet-jicama salad, pomegranate eggplant, and saffron rice. Order takeout via the Aladdin website, or delivery through UberEats, Favor, Doordash, or Grubhub.

912 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

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16. Uchi

904 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Uchi/Facebook

This Austin import serves some of the most creative seafood and sushi in the city, from spicy crunchy tuna maki, to meatless dishes like hana tataki, pickled cucumber with golden raisins and pine nuts. Ordering curbside requires reserving a pick-up time: schedule online or by calling (713) 522-4808.

904 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

17. Vinoteca Poscol

608 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

This beloved Italian eatery has a loyal following, but it’s not a typical red sauce joint. Find an excellent selection of salumi, finger sandwiches, and flatbreads perfect for pairing with wine, or dig into a heartier option like Sicilian-style barbecue pork ribs. Order takeout via Toast, or delivery vis Grubhub or Favor.

608 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

18. Love Buzz

408 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Love Buzz/Facebook

There's really nothing more wonderful than pizza, booze, and nostalgia all in the same place, and Love Buzz brings all those things together. Right now, the pizza joint is doing takeout and delivery only, which means no skeeball or Simpson on the TV screens, but you can still indulge in pies like the Wake and Bake, a breakfast-inspired pizza topped with hash browns, bacon, and fried eggs, or the Queen Marge Bouvier, Love Buzz’s take on the classic margherita. Order through UberEats, Postmates, or Doordash.

408 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

19. Bar Boheme

307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

This Montrose hotspot now offers food delivery from UberEats, Postmates and Doordash, but the real highlight is the bar’s mobile cocktail van, serving up frozen mojitos, juicy sangrias and even jello shots throughout the city. Follow the GoBoheme Mobile Bar on Facebook or Instagram to find a pickup location.

307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006

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