The 5 Best Brunch Spots in the Museum District

Brunch should definitely start with Gulf Coast oysters at our No. 4 pick.
Brunch should definitely start with Gulf Coast oysters at our No. 4 pick.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt

In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots around town. See the complete list at the end of this post.

This week, we're moving to the ever-beautiful Museum District.

Note: For the purposes of this list, the Museum District is defined as the area bounded by Main Street to the west, U. S. 59 to the north, Texas 288 to the east, and Holcombe to the south, with a few blocks expanded in each direction.

Honorable Mention: Enchiladas con huevos at Spanish Village.

Our No. 5 pick's patio is one of our favorites in Houston.
Our No. 5 pick's patio is one of our favorites in Houston.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt

5. Monarch at Hotel ZaZa Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This stylish restaurant and lounge boasts one of Houston's most picturesque patios. Surround yourself with lush gardens as you nosh on PB&J-stuffed French brioche, farm fresh eggs with bacon-cheddar biscuits and "pot pie" gravy, and plump, juicy burgers. Of course, you'll want those alongside fresh-pressed juice, boozy brunch cocktails, craft beer, and wines by the glass and bottle. It's known as a party brunch for a reason.

4. Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This soulful seafood resto' is just a stone's throw away from the city's best museums... and it serves up one hell of a Sunday Blues brunch. Head to this gem to enjoy live jazz as you feast on dark and velvety seafood gumbo, boudin eggs benny, French toast, and of course, oysters on-the-half-shell. Even the bloody Mary has that spicy, Third Coast flair -- the cocktail is made using the restaurant's gumbo. Make reservations to ensure seating.

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