250 W. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Shade +

Jeff Balke


  • LUNCH Mon-Fri, 11am-2:30pm BRUNCH (table service) Sat & Sun, 9am-3pm HAPPY HOUR Mon-Fri, 3-7pm DINNER Sun & Mon, 5-9pm Tues-Thurs, 5-10pm Fri & Sat, 5-10:30pm
  • $$$
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Claire Smith's flagship Heights restaurant keeps it light and casual, but its occasionally Asian-inflected dishes don't skimp on flavor, like grilled quail stuffed with venison sausage and cabbage or a sautéed red snapper with Napa slaw and a red curry-coconut broth. Shade's bar hosts a great happy hour during the week, with classic cocktails served alongside favorites like fried shrimp and bacon cheese grits topped with Frank's Red Hot sauce.

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