Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. As such, it serves as a cultural melting pot and often ranks among the Top 10 Cities for dining. There are pockets of the city that are home to quaint neighborhoods that mimic New York's Chelsea area.
Montrose in particular is cozy area where one can experience a glimpse of New York in Texas. Located just outside of the Galleria Area, Montrose is a place with a soul; offering anything from the lazy coolness of SoHo at Avant Garden and The Den, a small neighborhood bar no bigger than a one bedroom apartment, to the art loving bohemia of Chelsea, found at places like The Rothko Chapel and the Green House Gallery.
Aside from bohemia and Soho cool, Montrose is home to a number of charming family restaurants that are inexpensive and provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of Houston’s city life. Café Brazil http://www.brasilcafe.net/home.html, in particular is a Mediterranean oasis sure to please its customers with signature dishes such as the Brasil BLT, a Mediterranean spin on the American classic, made with bleu cheese, herbed aioli and ciabatta bread. Customers have the option of dining on the patio or inside their exposed brick dining room with wall to wall windows looking out onto the Montrose parish. Inexpensive and delicious, their most expensive dishes costing only $12.
Students and professionals all convene in this pleasant pocket of the world to enjoy good food and eclectic music by local artists both young and old. Foreigners and Houstonians alike are in for a treat at this cozy and inexpensive Brazilian-fusion retreat.
2604 Dunlavy Street Houston, TX 77006