The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Restaurant Patios
Photo by Troy Fields
We are suckers for a New Orleans courtyard-style patio, and Brennan's rebuilt patio is a great example. The central oak tree may need another decade or two to fill out, but considering Brennan's stood for over 40 years before succumbing to a fire during Hurricane Ike, we have a feeling that tree will be shading customers for years to come.
With the addition of chef de cuisine Amanda McGraw in the kitchen, things are looking even brighter for one of Houston's sunniest spaces. Sharing a spot with a nursery and landscape architecture firm, it is with good reason that the restaurant boasts one of the most beautiful and unique outdoor spaces in the city. Nighttime is looking up as well, as Tiny Boxwood's has added dinner service and have begun screening films on the grass terrace every Saturday evening.
1. Monarch at the Hotel Zaza
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Now helmed by executive chef Jonathan Jones, Monarch is still a see-and-be-seen hot spot with tongue-in-cheek decor that is unmatched in Houston. The sweeping canopy patio offers views of Mecom Fountain and the 100-year-old oak trees lining Main Street. At night, the patio is illuminated by strands of red lights, adding to the sex appeal of the already swanky patio.
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