Houston >Food & Dining > Barnaby's Cafe
604 Fairview St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700629.748229 -95.388340
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
Never had a bad meal at Barnaby's. Service is down to earth. Yummy comfort food. always hits the spot!
Great Food and Staff – I love Barnaby's. The Staff is always so nice and friendly and the food is excellent. It is only place I have ever found that has an egg salad sandwich and it is delicious. I would also recommend the brownie, it is topped with Amy's Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream and it is to die for.
NEED MORE VEGETARIAN – Hi Jeff,
I love your food. I've been eating at Barnaby's for the past 10 years and just recently, due to health reasons, have become a vegetarian. Last night I was at the W.Gray location, studied the menu and noticed some possible improvement. Everything is delicious; however, I did find that a veggie sandwich and entree option were lacking. The burgers and salads provide enough veg. options. For the sandwiches, you could provide a veggie sandwich w/ a "special sauce" and for the entree maybe a tofu stir fry. I love Barnaby's and take everyone I know there. Just want to give a shout out for all the vegetarians who love Barnaby's. Thanks for all your love and care-ileya
Best Fries, Fun Staff, This Place Rocks – I go to this place at least a couple of times a week - going on 4 years now. To start, the parking isn't great. You drive up hoping it's not crowded so you have a place to park, but even when having to park down a side street, it's worth the hassle.
The food is great. The wait staff are all very friendly and fun, very chill and casual. The menu is fairly small, but after sampling almost everything they offer, I' ve never been disappointed. My favs are the tuna salad with pecan sandwich, the Luna's Meat Lasagna (ask for the sauce from the Spinach lasagna), the Buffalo Burger and for dessert, ask for a cookie with ice cream. It's to die for. PS... Order fries with anything you can, they are the best fries in town.
Bad hygene – The food is very good. I especially like the one on Fairview. Recently I was seated where I could see the cooks in the kitchen. Hygene is horrible. Using their bare hands they would make salads, fix hamburgers, etc.,then go to the store room and do other things and never once wash their hands between these different tasks. It was so off putting to watch, I really can't go there anymore. If the people who handle food in a cafe are going to use very poor hygene, the kitchen should be closed off so the customers do not know how awful it is.
Never disappoints! – Its always fun to bring someone to Barnaby's who has never been before. I love the atmosphere and the staff is always so accomodating and friendly. I usually go for lunch and its packed! The wait time for a table is a good 10 minutes, but its totally worth it. I usually go for a sandwich (the pesto chicken salad) or a burger (the boca burger is great and its huge!) But I've recently had an obsession with their Mediterranean chicken fatoosh salad! All the portions for the dishes here are enough to feed two, but this salad is good for three! Its packed with lettuce, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, pita chips, parsley and a whole grilled chicken breast stacked on top! (you can request to take out anything, but I suggest to keep it all on there) I can't even describe how good the dressing on that salad is, but whatever it is, I'm hooked! I always order a side of fries to go along with it (seasoned and crispy) and if i'm STILL hungry after that (doesn't happen so often) I'll get their chocolate chip cookie (warmed up.. WOW). If you can't handle the regular sized salad, I'd suggest to ask for the half portion. It's still massive but a couple dollars cheaper! (which you could use on that cookie instead). Barnaby's never fails to make me happy and full. The only thing I'd complain about is the parking. If I can't find a spot up front, I'll go around the block at least once. Or twice. Someone has to leave eventually.
Wonderful food and service! – I recently moved a couple blocks a way and wandered over to Barnaby's with a couple friends. We had an awesome waitress, Tamara, who made sure our experience was memorable. I had the Spinach and Feta Burger--highly recommended. My friend had the Bacon and Blue Cheese Burger--also awesome! And the Chocolate Chip Cookie, although it sounds simple, was soo good! And Tamara heated it up for me! :)
I LOVE this place!! – We only live 2 blocks away from the original establishment on Fairview, so we go there often. But we also go out to eat alot, at alot of different pleaces and I can honestly say that I've never been to a restaurant that has better service or hospitality than Barnaby's. At first we stuck to the same menu items, him - the blue cheese bacon buger (AMAZING!!) and I the Mediterranean Salad. Both are great, dont get me wrong, but it was time to venutre outside of our regular choices. Let me tell you, we've tried alot of them! The meatloaf, tostadas, newport chicken, pink chicken and it is ALL GOOD!
So please visit the Barnaby's nearest you as soon as possible!! And if you go to the location on Fairview, ask for Rex.
Great Atmosphere and Yummy food ! – Each location has a different atmosphere but across the board you will always get great food.
When I decide what my favorite menu item is I will update my review.
As you can see this place has a lot of reviews by citysearch standards, so I don't want to just repeat what has already been said. I would highly recommend that you visit any of the locations and taste for yourself.
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