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Byzantio Cafe & Bar

403 W. Gray Houston, TX 77019 | River Oaks | 713-520-6896

Location Description:

Cafe by day, bar by night, Byzantio is a comfortable neighborhood hangout that feels a bit like coming home. And, in a sense, you are; it's tucked into an old house along West Gray that's easily accessible for downtowners at lunch or Montrose residents at dinner. The Greek food is better than it has to be for a bar, but don't go at night if you're in a rush. By the time the sun goes down, Byzantio has been trans-formed into a hip, casual bar where the spanakopita and souvlaki are more a bonus to the beer and atmosphere.

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  • Cuisine(s): Greek
  • Hours: Daily 10am-2am
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Fireplace, Free Wifi, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

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