Houston >Barnaby's Cafe
“The food was awful but the atmosphere was awesome if you are in the mood for a low-key meal.”
“The desserts are great too, especially the chocolate cake with ice cream.”
“Barnaby's is an idealized version of the little out-of-the-way cafe that Austin is known for, but without the surly service and mediocre food.”
“Please put more interesting stuff on the menu!”
“My favorite restaurant in Houston!”
“My favorite cafe - the perfect menu and great service”
“The pie and the Brownie a la mode is worth saving room which is not easy with the huge portions.”
Constantly humming with lively conversation, this cozy cafe is a popular Montrose neighborhood hangout..
This snug little diner features fresh, uncomplicated, contemporary food. Although the parking can be nightmarish, the service is quick, and the price is right.
The simple grab-bag menu includes a balanced variety of salads (Chinese chicken, chopped chef salad), cool sandwiches (pesto-chicken salad with artichoke hearts) and hot sandwiches (various burger combos and more). A popular Barnaby's plate is Doctor Gale's meat loaf served with garlic mashed potatoes. Other worthy offerings include the hickory-smoked pink chicken with honey-barbecue sauce; Pacific Rim vegetable stir-fry; and first-rate smoked chicken tostadas with roasted corn salsa. Beer and wine are available, but pop the top off a root beer or sip on a fresh lemonade for a refreshing change.
Service is Spotty! Food Below average. I was sad this place seems to have lost its touch. Service last visit was not good, we were overlooked several times and the food was just "ok". Maybe the owner has too many locations to keep up the service and food quality he was known for. Hopefully he will notice and make some positive changes.
Heavenly!!!. Between you and me, any of the Barnaby's is a winner. Named after the owner's late puppy, this place has excellent salads, burgers and American fare. Great food!!!
....and Outstanding Chocolate Chip Cookies too!!. Nothing fancy, no unusual twists - just solid, delicious food. We have been for lunch and dinner - have 'ventured' through the menu and have never been disappointed. Excellent salads, sandwiches and burgers and some outstanding chicken dishes. The food is freshly prepared - ample - and delivered with a smile. All of the earlier comments regarding their dessert selections are quite true - but - the cookies are the best I think I have ever had anywhere. Don't eat them - save them for me!!
My favorite restaurant in Houston!!!. Great food I could eat everything on the menu. They have best fries in the world, good burgers, sandwhiches, salads, etc. Everything is wonderful but don't forget dessert. The pie and the Brownie a la mode is worth saving room which is not easy with the huge portions.
INEXPENSIVE BLISS. My first Barnaby's experience was at the original location on Fairview. Be prepared to fight for parking next to Bricks. Shephard is very pretentious...agree with the other reviewer...it's the crowd not the folks working there. West Gray is always busy and it's the parking olympics all over again. So, I try to stick with Fairview. Smaller restaurant but has great local art on the walls. You must try Dr. Gale's meatloaf and the lasagna beef and spinach. Very affordable food. Oh and the salads are to die for. Be careful with the grilled chicken entrees...it can be too dry at times. The key lime pie is the bomb! On Saturdays and Sundays visit Baby Barnabys at the Fairview location for scrumptious breakfast/brunch!
Same old menu, BLAH!. This is a new generation! Time for change. Same old bland menu, same old veggies always! How about some corn, or carrots? Time to check the competition out....blah blah blah....
Loving the Barnaby's!. One of my favorite places to eat in town. The original Fairview location is still funky, although service can sometimes be hit or miss with new servers. Lunch at the West Gray location can be busy, so get there early. A bit too much attitude at the Shepherd location - from the crowd, not the staff. Overall, excellent and consistent food for a great price!
Love it!. Love Barnaby's! I live within a mile of three of their locations and eat there often. Not a bad thing on the menu and breakfast is awesome!
Mission from God - Find the BEST burger.
Blaz Jezernik here. Me and my buddy, Cheez Bouzeks, recently from Eastern Europe, are on a mission from God to find the best of what all y'all call a "hamburger" in Houston. Barnaby's was our first stop on the mission, and quite good at that. We've been previous visitors for wonderful pink chicken, lasagna, burritos, salads....Cheez prides himself with actually being able to eat all that is served!
Burgers are great..offering "foofoo" variety with blue cheese, avocado, etc.. And a big pile of french fries.
Good for groups larger than just me and Cheez but get there by 11:30. All three of "there's"....
We continue on the Mission...
Stay tuned .... Blaz & Cheez
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