Houston Restaurants in Montrose & Museum District Offering Pickup & Delivery — Updated 4/9

Seared salmon at Roost in Montrose

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These are unprecedented times. Restaurants across the state must close their dinning rooms to help flatten COVID-19’s curve but food establishments are adapting by offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery.

Here are some Montrose and Museum District spots offering these options so you can take a break from cooking.

Need to find a spot in your neighborhood? Check out our ever-growing master list, which includes a convenient map, and several other neighborhood-specific lists (plus, we are adding more every week):

A suggestion: to get maximum dollars to the restaurant and save yourself delivery fees, the best way to order is to call and then pick it up. Many establishments are even offering curbside delivery and will bring it straight to your car. (The exception is if the restaurant is using its own employees for delivery, in which case, delivery is helping keep them employed. If that’s the case — don’t forget to tip since they’re not waiting tables right now!) However, using a third-party delivery service is better than nothing.

Also, consider buying gift cards from your favorites now. This is a crushingly difficult time for the restaurant and bar industry, and every dollar counts. Sufficient support from customers means these places will still be here when COVID-19 is just an ugly memory. For additional ways to help, you can read here.

Important update: On March 20, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a waiver allowing restaurants with the proper licenses to deliver alcoholic beverages. TABC media relations officer Chris Porter clarified this rule, saying “The Governor’s waiver allows to-go sales of alcoholic beverages in their manufacturer-sealed containers only.” The TABC notice on this issue is available online. Porter added, “As before, locations with a Wine and Beer Retailer’s Permit can continue to sell growlers to-go as they did previously.

Restaurant and bar owners offering pickup or delivery can email us for a form and request to be added.

BB’s Tex-Orleans, 2710 Montrose, (713) 524-4499: If you’re craving some Cajun, the original outpost of this mini-chain serves a Texas twist on Southwest Louisiana fare. The limited to-go menu includes crawfish and fun family packs. To order, call or order online.

Bar Boheme, 307 Fairview, (713) 529-1099: With a to-go menu prominently displayed on its website, ordering from this popular bar and food establishment is a breeze. Pick up Oak Smoked Barbacoa Tacos along with a host of lavash pizzas in international flavors, Boheme Burgers and Bangkok Style Fries. Wines by the bottle are 20% off. Call ahead, pay by phone and pick up at the curb.

Black Hole Coffee House, 4504 Graustark, (713) 528-0653: Open 6:30 a.m. to midnight, this Montrose coffee shop is offering groceries, coffee, food, beer, and wine for takeout.

Blacksmith coffee shop on Westheimer. Courtesy photo.

Blacksmith, 1018 Westheimer, (832) 360-7470: This Montrose shop is offering take out and delivery, including retail bags of coffee, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Delivery is to the Montrose area only and includes a 20 percent fee that does directly to the barista making the delivery. Call to place an order. 

Blonde Biscotti, 1000 West Gray, (713) 955-2952: Looking for bread, baked goods, coffee, even dog treats? This Montrose bakery is offering that and more. Click over to its website, order online and then swing by for takeout or curbside pickup.

Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy, (713) 528-1993: This longtime Montrose favorite doesn’t have a parking lot, so the fact that it’s still managed to be open for almost three decades should tell you something. Starting at 8 a.m., swing by for breakfast tacos, migas, tamales and more. Lunch and dinner selections are available until 8 p.m. The menu is available online. Brasil is also delivering within a five-mile radius.

Brown Bag Deli, 2036 Westheimer, (713) 807-9191: Call or order online for curbside pick up. Receive a free sandwich with $50 purchase. Delivery via DoorDash is available within five miles.

Burger Joint, 2703 Montrose, (281) 974-2889: Order a burger and fries online for pick up or get delivery via UberEats and DoorDash. The hours are from 11 a.m. to midnight and there’s a special curbside to-go happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m Monday through Friday. During that time, bottles of wine are $15. Walk-in or call-in customers get a free $5 gift card for every $20 spent. For curbside pickup, park at the back curb of the restaurant on California Street. Updated 3/23/20, 8:21 a.m.

Cuchara's cooks
Cuchara uses a team of women cooks in the kitchen. There is no “chef.” Photo by Chuck Cook Photography

Cuchara Restaurant, 214 Fairview, (713) 942-0000: Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., you can order this classic Mexico City comfort food online or by phone for pick up or delivery nearby. Third party deliver services are also available.

Da Marco, 1520 Westheimer, (713) 807-8857: This beloved Montrose fine dining establishment is open Monday through Saturday and offering pickup. Please note that it’s taking payments by phone to avoid credit card handling. Delivery is available via Postmates and Favor.

Dak & Bop, 1801 Binz, (713) 528-0280: Craving some spicy twice-fried chicken? Then visit Dak & Bop’s website and order some Korean Fried Chicken along with Kimchi Fries, Bulgogi Mac ‘N Cheese and more between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Then swing by and pick it up. Delivery available via UberEats, Postmates, GrubHub and Favor.

Crispy Thai Shrimp at Davis St. Cafe
Crispy Thai Shrimp at Davis St. Cafe. Courtesy photo.

Davis St. at Hermann Park, 5925 Almeda, (713) 526-1663: For now, chef Mark Holley’s restaurant is offering carry-out and curbside from 5 to 8 p.m. The menu is online and each order comes with a free slice of the excellent Down South Coconut Cake. Call the restaurant upon arrival and your order will be brought to your car.

Dolce Vita, 500 Westheimer, (713) 520-8222: Open Tuesday through Sunday, this Italian café known for its excellent pizzas is offering carryout and curbside pick up that includes discounted bottles of wine. Payment will be taken over the phone to avoid credit card handling. For delivery service, please use Postmates and Favor.

Georgia James, 1100 Westheimer, (832) 241-5088: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., chef Chris Shepherd’s steakhouse is offering both pickup and curbside delivery. To streamline the process, there’s now an online ordering form. Orders must be placed at least 45 minutes before pickup. Call upon arrival to let the restaurant know you’re there. You can order food online for pick up here.

La Grange, 2517 Ralph, (832) 962-4745: Temporarily closed as of 4/7/20.  You may not be able to hang out on the patio but you can pick up nachos, tacos and more to hang out in your living room. (See the beginning of this article for the new family-style specials, too.) Call in your order for takeout or curbside pickup.

Chef Chris Shepherd's Korean Braised Goat & Dumplings
Chef Chris Shepherd’s Korean Braised Goat & Dumplings. Photo by Julie Soefer.

Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer, (713) 528-9805: Pick up comfort food classics such as wings, pizza rolls, egg rolls and those now-famous Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings by ordering online.

Hobbit Cafe, 2243 Richmond, (713) 526-5460: This Montrose stalwart known for its vegetarian fare is offering direct delivery to an area bordered by Allen Parkway, Bagby, Holcombe and Weslayan; just call in your order. Delivery is also available via Grubhub, Uber, Favor and DoorDash.

Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer, (713) 524-7744: James Beard-award winner Hugo Ortega is offering his classic interior Mexican dishes for delivery via UberEats, Favor, GrubHub or Postmates or for curbside pickup, which you can order by calling the restaurant. Receive a complimentary $20 gift card for orders over $50 (pick-up orders only).

Kau Ba, 2502 Dunlavy, (713) 497-5300: Offering both pick up and delivery via UberEats, chef Nikki Tran’s take on Vietnamese will be available 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call for takeout orders and to receive 25 percent off all bottles of wine to go.

Love Buzz Pizza Pub, 408 Westheimer, (713) 521-2899: This Montrose joint specializing in late-night pizza is offering D.I.Y. Pizza Packs to take home and bake, as well as slices, whole pies, beer and cocktails kits to go from 4 p.m. and 2 a.m. Call and pay by phone or get delivery via Postmates, UberEats, DoorDash and Favor.

Lua Viet Kitchen, 1540 West Alabama, (346) 227-7047. Order healthy Vietnamese for curbside pick up via its website and receive a 20-percent discount. For delivery, you can use Favor, DoorDash and Postmates. Gift cards are also available at a ten-percent discount and they will cater within in a five-mile radius.

Chili biscuits at Lucille's
Chili biscuits, Lucille’s claim to fame and a starter that’s sized just right. Photo by Phaedra Cook.i>

Lucille’s, 5512 La Branch, (713) 568-2505: During this time, Lucille’s will be offering delivery and curbside pick up and reducing their prices by an average of 20 percent. Fee-less delivery is available via DoorDash or by calling the restaurant. Also, call to place curbside orders. At this time, the restaurant is only accepting credit cards.

Mala Sichuan, 1201 Westheimer, (832) 767-0911: This acclaimed restaurant is keeping its people employed by having them deliver orders. Delivery in a two-mile radius of the selected location is free for orders of $45 and over. There’s a bonus, too: free beer! Go online to view the menu, then call for details.

Montrose Cheese and Wine, 1618 Westheimer, (832) 380-2461: This Montrose newcomer is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 8 p.m. for retail and curbside pickup. Place orders online or call the shop.

Nippon Japanese Restaurant, 4464 Montrose, (713) 523-3939: The Yashida family has been serving Houstonians traditional Japanese cuisine since 1986 and despite the current crisis they are still at it, but now via takeout only. Call to order to-go bento boxes or a comforting helping of Japanese-style chicken curry.

One Fifth Gulf Coast, 1658 Westheimer, (713) 955-1024: Chef Chris Shepherd’s hotspot is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for curbside pickup and takeout. Place orders online.

Penny Quarter, 1424 Westheimer, (281) 888 6121: Justin Yu and Bobby Heugel’s wine bar/food truck combo are offering Squable’s famous burger and other selected items to go from 5 to 10 p.m. To order call or visit the website.

Phoenix on Westheimer, 1915 Westheimer, (713) 927-7863: This Montrose brew pub is servings up comfort food such as Fish & Chips, burgers and wings for takeout, curbside pickup and direct delivery within three miles (use Favor for longer distances). Call between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. to order.

Smoked chicken, Czech-style sausage, jalapeño-cheese sausage and smoked Duroc pork ribs at The Pit Room. Photo by Scott Sandlin.

The Pit Room, 1201 Richmond, (281) 888-1929: One of the state’s best barbecue joints is offering a full menu of to-go items as well as special family-friendly bulk-to-go options that include fajitas and enchiladas from Candente. You can pick up curbside next to The Patio.

Ramen Tatsu-Ya, 1722 California, (346) 226-3253: Snag a bowl of Mi-So-Hot or Shoyu Ramen to comfort you during these troubling times, while you’re at it grab some Black Hole Cold Brew for the next morning. Call or order online for takeout or curbside pickup.

Riel, 1927 Fairview, (832) 831-9109: Need a batch of comforting pierogies, maybe a tasty Butter Burger or a Maple Pork Loin to go? Riel is offering a limited menu for curbside pick up from 1 to 8 p.m. Check out the online menu then call to place your order. And don’t forget a bottle of wine. Receive a $15 gift card with every order of $50 or more.

Rim Tanon, 2241 Richmond, (713) 529-3100: Grab Thai classics such as khao soi gai, panag curry or satay for takeout. Order online and get a 10-percent discount. Then swing by and call when you arrive for curbside pickup. Delivery available via DoorDash and Favor.

Carta di Musica at Rosie Cannonball. Photo by Phaedra Cook.

Rosie Cannonball, 1620 Westheimer, (832) 380-2471: Named one of Houston Food Finder’s best new restaurants of 2019, Rosie Cannonball is offering “curbside takeout and delivery to the surrounding neighborhood.” To order, call or visit the website Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 8 p.m.

Roost, 1972 Fairview, (713) 523-7667: This Montrose eatery is offering to-go and delivery daily between 4 and 9 p.m. If you are within a 3.5 mile radius, call in your order and Roose will deliver free of charge. (For longer distances, you can use UberEats). Call in to request curbside pick up or pick up at the bar. Per the the Roost Instagram account, “All food will be 15-percent off, all wine bottles will be 30-percent off, and all orders will have a mandatory tip of 10 percent to help our staff.”

Rudyard’s British Pub. Courtesy photo. Rudyard’s,

Rudyard’s, 2010 Waugh, (713) 521-0521: For now, you may not be able to rock out at Rudz, but you can get its famous tater tots and the rest of their regular menu to go. Call in your order or order online. In addition, bartenders are making deliveries within two miles If you want lots of tots, they are offering ten percent off orders over $100. Industry folks get 50-percent off and “they will feed broke servers for free.”

Shun Japanese Kitchen, 2802 South Shepherd, (832) 409-5888: This modern izakaya is offering its menu at reduced prices for takeout only. Call and order chicken karaage, chick curry, rolls such as spicy salmon, and more. Don’t forget to ask about the wine and sake specials.

Traveler’s Table, 520 Westheimer, (832) 409-5785: Order takeout by visiting the website or calling. Receive a $10 gift card for every $50 spent and get 30 percent off all bottles of wine with any food order.

Turkey Leg Hut, 4830 Almeda Rd, (832)787-0770: This Third Ward favorite offers its famous smoked Turkey Legs and Signature Stuffed Turkey Legs, along with other comfort food, on its online menu. You can pre-order by phone. There is a designated waiting area, or customers can wait in their vehicles and will receive a text once their orders are ready. Turkey Leg Hut also offers delivery in a generous 15-mile radius.

UB Preserv, 1609 Westheimer, (346) 406-5923: UB Preserv has established an online ordering web page. Orders must be placed at least 45 minutes before you want to pick up. The pick-up hours are from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Upon arrival, call the restaurant to let the staff know that you’re there.

Vinoteca Poscol, 608 Westheimer, (713) 529-2797: Open Tuesday through Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday 2 to 8 p.m. Call for pick up. Payment will be taken over the phone to avoid credit card handling. For delivery service, please use Postmates and Favor.

Yia Yia’s Roadster Grill at Eighteen 36, 2221 West Alabama, (832)831-7050: Roadster Grill serves fresh Greek-American and American classics made to order. Customer favorites are the Greek Burger and Fries and the Secret Menu Item Club Sandwich. Feed your family with full pans of lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs. Staff members are currently delivering up to a 10-mile radius. Delivery is also available via Favor, Waiter, and PostMates. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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