Search More


Daily Review Cafe - Closed

3412 W. Lamar Houston, TX 77019 | River Oaks | 713-581-8229

Location Description:

This friendly neighborhood bistro-style cafe in River Oaks has warmth and charm that seem to relax everyone. Daily Review Cafe's food is eclectic, as is the wine and beer list. The menu is large and fascinating, and it's hard to order just one thing. The tortilla-crusted shrimp appetizer is a standout, but then again, a simple dish of baked brie served with grilled apples may be just the thing. Thai fish tacos and famous chicken potpie also give comfort. There's also Southern-fried chicken and jumbo lump crab cakes. Since this is a small place, there's often a wait, but it will be worth it.

Related Stories (10)


  • Cuisine(s): New American
  • Hours: Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-9pm, Sat 11am-10:30pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: Lot Available, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout

Related Stories

  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    The Daily Review Cafe closed due to water issues, according to the Houston Chronicle's Syd Kearney, but it seems like things have been going downhill for the restaurant for a while....
  • Eating Our Words: On the Menu
    With Easter looming, I've got eggs on the brain. After a recent brinner in which I feasted upon "Eggs Chesapeake," poached eggs with Hollandaise over crab cakes, I've been pondering other...
  • Dining: Columns
    Although the menu at the Daily Review Cafe (3412 West Lamar, 713-520-9217) changes every day, one dish is ever present: the chicken potpie ($9.75). In this constantly changing world, it's...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    The anemic macaroni and cheese, crusted with its clever little bread crumbs, ruins the whole thing. What were they thinking? It was such a great start: meat loaf, sliced thick and served...
  • Dining: Columns
    Speaking off the toque: Janice Beeson, owner of the Daily Review Cafe, 3412 West Lamar, (713)520-9217. Q. When a customer is told about a daily special, he may, logically, interpret the...
  • Dining: Columns
    Serious Houston diners have gotten used to restaurants appearing and disappearing with the speed of an Italian government. This sometimes induces powerful feelings of stress in patrons who...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    March came roaring in for Houston chef Claire Smith, owner of the much-praised Daily Review Cafe in north Montrose [3412 West Lamar, (713) 520-9217]. By the end of the month's first weekend,...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    What to order when you don't know what you want? Try the $8 Mediterranean salad plate at the Daily Review Cafe (3412 West Lamar, 520-9217). The Middle East-inspired medley caroms from hot to...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    Comings and Not Goings The Rumor Mill: Forget whatever you've heard about the hot new Daily Review Cafe having to find new quarters. Ain't so, according to proprietor Carl Eaves --...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    Word of mouth comes to a fast boil on the foodie circuit: if this is January 1995, any Inner Loopster worth his Kosher salt can be found at the brand-new Daily Review Cafe, dining on stylish...

Best of Award Recipient