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Where to Drink Champagne in Houston

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Bears love honey. Whales love champagne. This is known. Here, then, are some suggestions for way to find the best selection with prices that are friendly for every Eater reader: not just the ones that spit out Krystal. Naturally, the recommendations skew towards French restaurants, but don't be afraid of the wine bars. Mike Sammons of 13 Celsius recommends a bottle for Cliquot drinkers looking to step up that's only $13 $80. Sometimes, even whales love a bargain.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cha Champagne & Wine Bar

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810 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 807-0967
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The word champagne is in it's name, which gives you an idea of this wine bar's commitment to bubbles. Lots of well-priced BTG or bottle options available.

2. 13 Celsius

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3000 Caroline
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-8466
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We asked owner Mike Sammons to pick a favorite bottle of champange, and he couldn't. He recommends trying the Roger Coulon brut 1er cru Montagne de Reims, Vrigny nv. It's an $80 bottle for Cliquot drinkers looking to step up.

3. Max's Wine Dive

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4720 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-8737
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The restaurant's motto is "Fried Chicken and Champagne, why not?" They offer a couple dozen bottles at retail prices instead of the usual restaurant markup.

4. The Tasting Room

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1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 993-9800
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This popular local chain offers about 30 bottles with 15-20 available by the glass. Prices range from $33-300 per bottle, but big spenders should dig deep for the 1996 Dom Ruinart Rose.

5. Brasserie 19

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1919 W Gray
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 524-1919
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The River Oaks elite come here to celebrate, but GM Shawn Virene keeps things reasonable with the city's best price on Cliquot Yellow Label. It's $48 and goes great with some oysters.

6. Backstreet Cafe

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1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 521-2239
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Sommelier Sean Beck is a known bubbles fan. That means a big selection and reasonable prices. He recommends the $340 Pol Roger Rose Champagne to create "actual epiphany."

7. Phillipe

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1800 Post Oak
Houston, Texas 77056
(713) 439-1000
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Sommelier Vanessa Trevino Boyd keeps the downstairs Phil's Wine Lounge stocked with 4 champagnes and 7 sparklers by the glass. The full wine list has about 30 bottle options ranging from about $50 to $500.

8. L'Olivier Restaurant & Bar

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Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006
James Watkins may have left, but L'Olivier's wine list remains in fine shape. There's a well-chosen list of about a dozen bottles. Prices run $32 - $1,000.

9. Brasserie Max and Julie

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4315 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-0070
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Like Brasserie 19, the restaurant's selection of 20 bottles can be paired with oysters for maximum enjoyment. The list is spendy, but the quality is solid.

10. Nosh Bistro

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3963 kirby dr
Houston, TX 77098
Owner Neera Patidar is a certified champange fiend. That means a long BTG list, reasonable prices and Asian-influenced dishes that compliment wine well.

1. Cha Champagne & Wine Bar

810 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019
The word champagne is in it's name, which gives you an idea of this wine bar's commitment to bubbles. Lots of well-priced BTG or bottle options available.
810 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77019

2. 13 Celsius

3000 Caroline, Houston, TX 77006
We asked owner Mike Sammons to pick a favorite bottle of champange, and he couldn't. He recommends trying the Roger Coulon brut 1er cru Montagne de Reims, Vrigny nv. It's an $80 bottle for Cliquot drinkers looking to step up.
3000 Caroline
Houston, TX 77006

3. Max's Wine Dive

4720 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
The restaurant's motto is "Fried Chicken and Champagne, why not?" They offer a couple dozen bottles at retail prices instead of the usual restaurant markup.
4720 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. The Tasting Room

1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77056
This popular local chain offers about 30 bottles with 15-20 available by the glass. Prices range from $33-300 per bottle, but big spenders should dig deep for the 1996 Dom Ruinart Rose.
1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

5. Brasserie 19

1919 W Gray, Houston, TX 77019
The River Oaks elite come here to celebrate, but GM Shawn Virene keeps things reasonable with the city's best price on Cliquot Yellow Label. It's $48 and goes great with some oysters.
1919 W Gray
Houston, TX 77019

6. Backstreet Cafe

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
Sommelier Sean Beck is a known bubbles fan. That means a big selection and reasonable prices. He recommends the $340 Pol Roger Rose Champagne to create "actual epiphany."
1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019

7. Phillipe

1800 Post Oak, Houston, Texas 77056
Sommelier Vanessa Trevino Boyd keeps the downstairs Phil's Wine Lounge stocked with 4 champagnes and 7 sparklers by the glass. The full wine list has about 30 bottle options ranging from about $50 to $500.
1800 Post Oak
Houston, Texas 77056

8. L'Olivier Restaurant & Bar

Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006
James Watkins may have left, but L'Olivier's wine list remains in fine shape. There's a well-chosen list of about a dozen bottles. Prices run $32 - $1,000.
Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006

9. Brasserie Max and Julie

4315 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Like Brasserie 19, the restaurant's selection of 20 bottles can be paired with oysters for maximum enjoyment. The list is spendy, but the quality is solid.
4315 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

10. Nosh Bistro

3963 kirby dr, Houston, TX 77098
Owner Neera Patidar is a certified champange fiend. That means a long BTG list, reasonable prices and Asian-influenced dishes that compliment wine well.
3963 kirby dr
Houston, TX 77098

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