Houston, TX 77008
- American, Asian, Fusion, New American
- LUNCH Mon-Fri, 11am-2:30pm BRUNCH (table service) Sat & Sun, 9am-3pm HAPPY HOUR Mon-Fri, 3-7pm DINNER Sun & Mon, 5-9pm Tues-Thurs, 5-10pm Fri & Sat, 5-10:30pm
- All Major Credit Cards, cash
- Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
- Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
- Recommended, Accepted
- No Parking
Houston Press' Description
Claire Smith's flagship Heights restaurant keeps it light and casual, but its occasionally Asian-inflected dishes don't skimp on flavor, like grilled quail stuffed with venison sausage and cabbage or a sautéed red snapper with Napa slaw and a red curry-coconut broth. Shade's bar hosts a great happy hour during the week, with classic cocktails served alongside favorites like fried shrimp and bacon cheese grits topped with Frank's Red Hot sauce.
There are a number of dry restaurants around, so what makes this one supreme? We could say that it's the wonderfully inspired chicken-fried quail, the inventive wasabi and cucumber crusted red snapper or the toothsome trays of tiny pastries offered at brunch. But what truly catapults this dry restaurant in the heart of West 19th Street over the top is the way it has sinfully... More >>
There are a number of dry restaurants around, so what makes this one supreme? We could say that it's the wonderfully inspired chicken-fried quail, the inventive wasabi and cucumber crusted red snapper or the toothsome trays of tiny pastries offered at brunch. But what truly catapults this dry restaurant in the heart of West 19th Street over the top is the way it has sinfully found a way around the local prohibition of the Heights neighborhood and is not exactly dry at all. By signing up for the free Shade Club, diners can order a cocktail or a bottle of wine to go along with the exquisite fare. All you need is a driver's license to join and you're on your way.
Tips from foursquare
Sunday Brunch rox!
With the social set flocking to new bars and clubs on Washington, Shade is a great place to kick-off an evening of sampling some of the city’s hottest nightspots.
Try the Cornmeal Crusted Oyster Caesar Salad with chopped romaine, Parmesan-Reggiano, red grape tomatoes, hearts of palm, garlic croutons & fried capers. Wonderful Brunch!
One of the best brunch in town. Eggs Benedict is the way to go.
Best macaroni & cheese
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