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Mon - Thurs : 5:30pm to 10pm
Friday : 5:30pm to 11pm
Saturday : 5pm to 11pm
Sunday : 5pm to 9pm


Tue - Fri : 11am to 2pm


Sunday : 11am to 3pm

Business Casual   |   No Shorts

Awards and Recognition

Chef Mark Cox, Winner
“Hall of Fame” Award
Nation's Restaurant News

Zagat “Best Restaurants of the World”
#1 in Houston from 2001 to Present

Zagat Houston Restaurant Survey 2001-2012:
#1 Food Spot in Houston

Zagat Restaurant Survey 2006-2007:
Top 10 Restaurants in the U.S.

Food 28 (extraordinary to perfection)
Décor 27 (very good to excellent)
Service 27 (very good to excellent)

Golden Service Crown Award 2008, 2009, 2012

Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

“Award of Unique Distinction 2008″

Voted “Houston’s Most Romantic Restaurant”

Voted “Best”
Voted “Reader’s Choice: Favorite Restaurant”


2002-2007 “Five Star Award of Houston”
North American Restaurant Association

DiRoNa 2001 to Present
(Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

My Table Magazine

2001 – 2006 “Top Ten Wine Lists in Houston”
2001 “Outstanding Wine Service”
2000 “Service Person of The Year” Tino Escobedo
1999 “Restaurateur of the Year” Mark Cox
1997 “Chef of The Year” Mark Cox

Gourmet Magazine “The Restaurant Issue”
(October, 1999)
Winners of Annual Reader Poll: “America’s Top Tables”
Mark’s voted four out of five Houston restaurants

“Exceptional, innovative American cuisine. Refreshingly informal. Unique seafood dishes. Extremely good desserts. In an old church that’s been well converted.”

(October, 1998)
Winner, Annual Reader Poll: “America’s Top Tables”
- Mark’s voted nine out of 20 Houston restaurants

Food & Wine
(July 1999)
Mark’s – “Best New Restaurant in Houston”

Wine Spectator
"Award of Excellence" 2001 to Present

Chef Cox: “One of the finest cuisiniers in the nation.”
August 2001 – 2008 “Award of Excellence”

Esquire Magazine
(November 1997)
One of the 20 best new restaurants nationwide


Mark's is our favorite restaurant in Houston! Since the first time we visited this extraordinary place, we have been dining there almost every week. Last night we had the kobe ribeye which (if you like meat) is the best thing on the menu! No wait, I think it's a toss up between that and the alaskan king crabs (when they have them) and the salmon which is served with coconut risotto that melts away in your mouth like cotton candy. The waiters (most have been there for years) never let one minute go by without making sure you have everything you need. It's not cheap. But I always say you get what you pay for! It's also one of few places where you can actually enjoy conversation without being drowned out by other restaurant noise. It's a hit! Rest assured we'll be back soon!!

— Tom and Gail

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