Econo Lodge Reliant - Medical Center
7905 S. Main St.
Houston, TX 77025
Phone: (713) 667-8200
Fax: (713) 665-6679
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
What you'll get as you walk into a Captain Benny's Seafood is 45 years of tradition. The family run chain has been serving up Southern-style seafood delights long enough that your grandpa remembers the place. If freshly shucked oysters are your thing, your in luck as that's exactly their specialty, served up from behind their boat-shaped bar. Besides this you can tuck into a variety of seafood specials like Catfish with coleslaw, Shrimp 'Po Boy' sandwiches and even a special kids menu. Popular with locals, step in to try a taste of the South.
This restaurant has been satisfying diners near the Medical Center and Museum District for years. It offers a warm, appealing atmosphere and prices that are hard to beat. The dark green exterior serves as a convenient landmark if you need help finding the location. Reasonable prices are only part of the attraction here, the traditional Italian dishes possess a very real appeal of their own. Try one of the pastas or sandwiches, or dive into a cheesy pizza if you want to share with others in your party.
This restaurant chain has over 120 locations across the USA and is one of the most successful seafood restaurants in the country. Joe's Crabshack is a place where you can go all out on a seafood binge. This family friendly place has a fishing theme with nets and ocean souvenirs all around. The service is prompt and friendly and the atmosphere is very lively. Gorge on the delicious shrimp buckets, mussels marinara and sip on some chilled beer.
If you are a true lover of music, and want to enjoy great live music, then this is the place for you. Known as one of the best music concert venue in town, you get to enjoy some of the best live bands performing here. This uniquely designed concert hall has a capacity of 550, and you are sure to get the best view no matter where you sit. So be sure your here the next time.
In 1981 this restaurant replaced El Patio, a Mexican original that had been around since 1957. Some of the original decor from the old restaurant can still be found inside. Newcomers dine here daily, but the list of loyal long-time patrons is extensive. The menu offers a diverse mix of Cuban, Mexican and Spanish specialties. Try one of the numerous Spanish seafood dishes, or bring your friends along and share some tapas. If you are a little less adventurous, there is plenty of Tex-Mex to choose from.
Lively Spanish music fills the air and sets the tone at Mi Luna. The bold colors and fun atmosphere are popular with anyone looking to have a great time with friends. Tables on the patio are the hottest seats in the house when the weather is fair. A menu favorite is the shrimp in lemon-garlic olive oil, but with nearly 50 hot and cold selections to choose from, you are certain to find many more that will please.
Conveniently located, this restaurant provides flavorful and decorative Indian food from the lunch buffet or a la carte. Contemporary and comfortable decor, a fully stocked bar, and romantic dinner service with candlelit tables and soft Indian music playing in the background make it an excellent choice for the evening, as well. The friendly and attentive wait staff will be sure to create a pleasurable dining experience.
As Houston's only Turkish restaurant, Istanbul Grill & Deli is a Rice Village eatery enjoys a great deal of popularity with lovers of Turkish spices and flavors. Elaborate wall mosaics and gleaming copper pots add warmth to the dining experience. Outdoor seating is also available in fair weather. Some specialties, such as the manti that are small pastry shells filled with ground beef and covered in a yogurt sauce, are only available on weekends. If you have a specific dish in mind, you might want to call ahead for availability. Prices are moderate, and a glass of the house wine is available at a comfortable rate. Smoking is not allowed.
Located in the hip and quaint area known as West University, this Italian restaurant offers up a casual dining experience. Most of the patrons here are long-time regulars from all walks of life. Some can even walk from their own homes. The menu consists of fantastic Italian dishes that are made with fresh ingredients and served up hot. The veal selections are always a special treat for those who are not opposed to veal. Try Veal Marsala, Veal Prego or Veal Chops. Numerous health-conscious dishes are also available.
This warm, friendly bakery is the perfect place to pick up a delicious Caesar salad to go along with your bread selections. The olive bread is exceptional, but if you really want to indulge, try the muffins, croissants, cookies and other desserts. Owned by Frenchman, Patrick Esquerre, it never sells less than the finest baked goods. Soups, sandwiches and pasta are also all available all day.
The Black Walnut Cafe, located in Rice Village and consistently frequented by nearby university students, focuses more on providing a cafe experience than tasty cafe dishes. The eclectic and expansive menu offers prices to the fourth decimal place and a wide variety of quick dishes, but the main dishes are overshadowed by the desserts and the ambiance. Casual is key here right from the counter ordering to the piped-in jazz music and leisurely dining. Breakfast, served all day, might be the best reason to visit, other than the desserts and friendly atmosphere.