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Down House

New American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Greater Heights, Houston
  • The folks at Eater and Houston Press like this place. Would you agree?
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    • Houston Press
  • Jordan H.
    "Kimchi burger, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles...all amazing."(7 Tips)
    Emily B.
    "Oh man, the chicken and waffles looked amazing."(9 Tips)
    EbonyLaDawn I.
    "... Bloody Mary's and the Queen B is another popular and great cocktail. I..."(3 Tips)
    Brandon K.
    "The shrimp and grits for breakfast is great."(12 Tips)
120 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • kimchi burger
  • chicken & waffles
  • good for dates
  • coffee
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  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateJuly 3, 2017
    Potato Hash Hashed
  • John C.
    John CloudMarch 24, 2017
    Be sure to bring your ID if you want to drink. The restaurant is in a dry area of the Heights so you must join their "private club" (membership is free).
  • Renee M.
    Renee MorganMarch 17, 2017
    Waffles were fluffy, the chicken was amazing and the ambiance is easy going- perfect brunch spot
  • Coletta R.
    Coletta RobertsJanuary 15, 2017
    The chef here is amazing, and all the drinks are hand crafted true mix·ol·o·gist wonderful setting.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WaxOctober 10, 2016
    Great service. Wonderful breakfasts.
  • N. NickJune 16, 2016
    Devoured a bad ass burger here. It didnt have a chance man. That burger and this location are a hit.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrindleyMay 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken fried portobello mushroom is amazing
  • Cat S.
    Cat SApril 13, 2016
    Kale salad
  • Mark A.
    Mark AlexanderFebruary 27, 2016
    Curry fish and chips was phenomenal. Queen B and Might as well are great cocktails. Carrot cake? Decadent.
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DennisonFebruary 22, 2016
    Mid-day menu was small, but the fried chicken sandwich was delicious. Queen B was yummy and pretty, plus they serve Rocket Fuel. Servers were so friendly and attentive. Well-staffed! Perfect date spot
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa McKeeJanuary 27, 2016
    I'm in love with the kimchi burger, and the mushrooms on toast.
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 6, 2015
    The Kimchi Burger is messy but delicious!!
  • Jared J.
    Jared JarvisSeptember 24, 2015
    Very cool coffee house. Fun place for dates.
  • John J.
    John JohnsonSeptember 13, 2015
    Try the shrimp and grits and my wife just loves the cherry vanilla phosphate.
  • John J.
    John JohnsonAugust 23, 2015
    People rant and rave over the shrimp and grits and for good reason it's delicious!
  • Sean N.
    Sean NorthernAugust 15, 2015
    There curry tasted authentic
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HaenchenJuly 28, 2015
    Kimchi Burger was great! Moscow Mule was okay. Grab a beer and a burger to keep the price down.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BuiJuly 26, 2015
    Shrimp and grits with the poached eggs and bacon. Nice combination of textures and flavors. Pho broth with cilantro and scallions give the dish a refreshing new take on traditional southern dish.
  • Kathryn A.
    Kathryn AndersonJuly 25, 2015
    Loved the skirt steak! The peach cocktail was also fantastic.
  • Liss V.
    Liss V.July 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This place has one of the best Bloody Mary's in Houston with their Big Ole Bloody Mary. Also, maybe my favorite chicken and waffles. Love this place
  • Liz D.
    Liz DuranMay 15, 2015
    Coffee! 😆
  • Jay H.
    Jay HartwigApril 21, 2015
    Very cool spot for a cocktail.
  • M G.
    M GApril 18, 2015
    Fried chicken, pickle plate
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HicksApril 2, 2015
    Amazing shrimp & grits! Seriously to die for!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BlasikMarch 31, 2015
    Oh man, the chicken and waffles looked amazing.
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HillMarch 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Kimchi burger, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles...all amazing.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LapidakisMarch 17, 2015
    The food is incredible. I had the curry fish and chips and it was perfect. Cooked as you'd expect, lightly breaded on a bed of curry sauce. The fries were on point too. The menu changes regularly.
  • Martini M.
    Martini MikeMarch 1, 2015
    Mmm mmm cocktails!
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesFebruary 13, 2015
    Didn't partake of the bar offerings but they looked great. Very creative food choices like delicious pea appetizer with mint sauce. Pork chop is huge and delicious.
  • Francisco E.
    Francisco EscamillaFebruary 8, 2015
    Fries and fried chicken are must haves.
  • Adrienne C.
    Adrienne CainJanuary 29, 2015
    The shrimp and grits are awesome! Must try!
  • Eva K.
    Eva K.December 31, 2014
    My favorite shrimp and grits dish in Houston, pho inspired, how clever!
  • zach g.
    zach galifianakisDecember 23, 2014
    So glad to see vegan breakfast tacos added to the menu. Roasted Vegetables, Spices, Tofu, Peppers, Avocado, Arugula. The eggplant and onions are smoked overnight. Really tasty stuff!
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AllenDecember 10, 2014
    Shrimp and grits dish was really nice. Interesting combination that turned out really well. Had the ceviche as an appetizer and were initially disappointed by the small portion, but it was delicious!
  • Greta S.
    Greta SkudraNovember 25, 2014
    Chicken and waffles was so good!!
  • Monica D.
    Monica DannaAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Kimchi burger! Chicken and waffles for brunch! All of the things!
  • Houston Press Street Team M.
    Feeling ravenous? Dig into scratch-made biscuits and sausage gravy or a kimchi-topped burger. Want to go light? Try the housemade yogurt, complete with berry jam, maple syrup and walnut granola. Read more
  • Colin D.
    Colin DismukeAugust 7, 2014
    Definitely get the chicken and waffles. Their best espresso drink is the cortado.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 4, 2014
    This beautifully refurbished bank in the Heights is a truly inviting place to linger over cocktails or coffee, which are available at nearly any hour of the day. Read more
  • Patty R.
    Patty RathbunJuly 31, 2014
    What is the point of opening for breakfast at nine? Way too late. Boo.
  • Natalie L.
    Natalie LongJuly 24, 2014
    Vanilla Latte with fresh vanilla bean?! Delicious!! I'm in coffee heaven
  • S W.
    S WilliamsJune 21, 2014
    Shrimp & Grits with Duck Egg
  • Haj
    HajJune 12, 2014
    bread pudding
  • J .
    J 😎June 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommend their Sunday Brunch... Their Chicken & Waffle was off this world..
  • Emma N.
    Emma NewellApril 12, 2014
    They don't take reservations so get here early otherwise it's a wait at the bar at weekends
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasMarch 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Lone Star burger is one of the best - if not THE best- in the city.
  • Jamie G.
    Jamie GloverFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Queen Bee and a Cheese Plate. Nuff Said.
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KDecember 7, 2013
    BBQ taco with sunny side egg: messy but delicious!
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KeefeNovember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing drinks, amazing food! Highly recommend checking out their brunch menu!
  • Ben R.
    Ben RichieOctober 6, 2013
    Try the French whiskey.
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