Down House

New American Restaurant and Cocktail Bar · Greater Heights
1801 Yale St (W 18th St), Houston, TX 77008, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Outstanding coffee, fare, and cocktails in the #HouHeights


Based on 319 votes

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    Jordan H.
    "Kimchi burger, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles...all amazing."(6 Tips)
    Emily A.
    "Oh man, the chicken and waffles looked amazing."(9 Tips)
    Brandon K.
    "The shrimp and grits for breakfast is great."(12 Tips)
    Natalie K.
    "Vanilla Latte with fresh vanilla bean?!"(3 Tips)
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  • Southern food
  • kimchi burger
  • chicken & waffles
  • coffee
  • cocktails
  • grits
  • breakfast food
  • tacos
  • good for dates
  • brunch food
  • trendy
  • healthy food
  • lively
  • great value
  • whiskey
  • authentic
  • shrimp
  • cozy
  • good for groups
  • pho broth
  • jenny d.

    Try the beer test. Earn $500 in beverages! Read more

    jenny dalarcon · 4 days ago
  • Andres N.

    The Kimchi Burger is messy but delicious!!

    Andres Novoa · 2 weeks ago
  • Jared J.

    Very cool coffee house. Fun place for dates.

    Jared Jarvis · September 24
  • Melanie S.

    Breakfast is great

    Melanie Shaw · September 16
  • John J.

    Try the shrimp and grits and my wife just loves the cherry vanilla phosphate.

    John Johnson · September 13
  • John J.

    People rant and rave over the shrimp and grits and for good reason it's delicious!

    John Johnson · August 23
  • Sean N.

    There curry tasted authentic

    Sean Northern · August 15
  • Jonathan H.

    Kimchi Burger was great! Moscow Mule was okay. Grab a beer and a burger to keep the price down.

  • Paul B.

    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.

    Paul Bui · July 26
  • Kathryn A.

    Loved the skirt steak! The peach cocktail was also fantastic.

    Kathryn Anderson · July 25
  • Liss V.

    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

    Liss V. · July 9
  • Liz D.

    Coffee! 😆

    Liz Duran · May 15
  • Jay H.

    Very cool spot for a cocktail.

    Jay Hartwig · April 21
  • M G.

    Fried chicken, pickle plate

    M G · April 18
  • Samantha H.

    Amazing shrimp & grits! Seriously to die for!

    Samantha Hicks · April 2
  • Emily A.

    Oh man, the chicken and waffles looked amazing.

    Emily Alleman · March 31
  • Jordan H.

    Kimchi burger, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles...all amazing.

    Jordan Hill · March 28
  • Michael L.

    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.

    Michael Lapidakis · March 17
  • Martini M.

    Mmm mmm cocktails!

    Martini Mike · March 1
  • Christy L.

    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.

    Christy Landes · February 13
  • Francisco E.

    Fries and fried chicken are must haves.

    Francisco Escamilla · February 8
  • Adrienne C.

    The shrimp and grits are awesome! Must try!

    Adrienne Cain · January 29
  • Eva K.

    My favorite shrimp and grits dish in Houston, pho inspired, how clever!

    Eva K. · December 31, 2014
  • zach g.

    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!

    zach galifianakis · December 23, 2014
  • Stephanie A.

    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!

    Stephanie Allen · December 10, 2014
  • Greta S.

    Chicken and waffles was so good!!

    Greta Skudra · November 25, 2014
  • Monica D.

    Kimchi burger! Chicken and waffles for brunch! All of the things!

    Monica Danna · August 23, 2014
  • 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.

    Definitely get the chicken and waffles. Their best espresso drink is the cortado.

    Colin Dismuke · August 7, 2014
  • Houston Press

    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

    Houston Press · August 4, 2014
  • Patty R.

    What is the point of opening for breakfast at nine? Way too late. Boo.

    Patty Rathbun · July 31, 2014
  • Natalie K.

    Vanilla Latte with fresh vanilla bean?! Delicious!! I'm in coffee heaven

    Natalie Keiller · July 24, 2014
  • S W.

    Shrimp & Grits with Duck Egg

    S Williams · June 21, 2014
  • Hajra L.

    bread pudding

    Hajra Lakhany · June 12, 2014
  • J .

    Highly recommend their Sunday Brunch... Their Chicken & Waffle was off this world..

    J 😎 · June 8, 2014
  • Emma N.

    They don't take reservations so get here early otherwise it's a wait at the bar at weekends

    Emma Newell · April 12, 2014
  • Fernando C.

    The Lone Star burger is one of the best - if not THE best- in the city.

    Fernando Covas · March 15, 2014
  • Jamie G.

    Queen Bee and a Cheese Plate. Nuff Said.

    Jamie Glover · February 6, 2014
  • Lisa K.

    BBQ taco with sunny side egg: messy but delicious!

    Lisa K · December 7, 2013
  • Bryan K.

    Amazing drinks, amazing food! Highly recommend checking out their brunch menu!

    Bryan Keefe · November 11, 2013
  • Ben R.

    Try the French whiskey.

    Ben Richie · October 6, 2013
  • Matt R.

    Very good, I fully recommend.

    Matt Rothkopf · October 3, 2013
  • Erica R.

    Bourbon Mai Thai is great!

    Erica R · September 6, 2013
  • Robbie G.

    The bloody Mary is in my top 3 of all time. Chicken wing garnish!

    Robbie Good · September 1, 2013
  • Leonard T.

    Bland, poor service, cold food...

    Leonard Trinidad · August 31, 2013
  • Julie B.

    Houston Dairymaids cheese plate is a must for an appetizer! The cheeses and fruit are delicious combinations. Also the Pimms cup is pretty legit if you like gin.

    Julie Brooke · August 28, 2013
  • Hannah E.

    Second time there. This time I wasn't abused by a snobby bartender but the waitresses (we had two for some reason even after telling them) sniffed our food in front of us. Hair was in our zucchini.

    Hannah Elle · August 26, 2013
  • Christina C.

    The waitstaff sucks here but the food and drinks are great!

    Christina Castanon · August 25, 2013
  • Brandon K.

    The shrimp and grits for breakfast is great. Not your traditional grits breakfast, but well worth venturing out of a home comfort zone!

    Brandon Kraft · July 22, 2013
  • Karra W.

    Perfect spot for a long meal on the patio.

    Karra W · July 13, 2013

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