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Shade - Closed

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

Jeff Balke


  • BREAKFAST Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. LUNCH Mon-Fri, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. BRUNCH Sat & Sun, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. DINNER Sun & Mon, 5-9 p.m.; Tues-Thurs, 5-10 p.m.; Fri & Sat, 5-10:30 p.m. HAPPY HOUR everyday, 3-7 p.m.
  • $$$
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Claire Smith's flagship Heights restaurant keeps it light and casual. Its occasional Asian-inflected dishes don't skimp on flavor, though, like the sautéed red snapper with Napa slaw and a red curry-coconut broth. Thanks to a remodel and new executive chef, Kenten Marin, Shade is breathing new life into the Heights. Hit the bar for excellent weekday happy hours, with classic cocktails served alongside favorites like fried pickled veggies and curry lime chicken wings.

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