The bar at Brasserie 19 is a River Oaks destination by night.

Photography by courtesy of Brasserie 19

Of course you can get escargots here.

If you can't find a place to park, Brasserie 19 will find one for you.

The raw bar here is a sure bet year-round.

Birthdays are famously celebrated here with goblets full of cotton candy and sparklers.

American/New American, French
Price Scale

Grab a bar seat at this swanky River Oaks bistro, and watch the pros do some shucking. A partnership with Island Creek Oysters, a farm in Massachusetts, keeps interesting East Coast varieties coming in all year, with Gulf and West Coast bivalves rounding out each daily market selection.

Not a fan of bivalves? How about brunch? Both the light, airy dining room and breezy patio are sure bets for the most important meal of the week. Start with a mimosa made with fresh-squeezed juice or a glass of wine—the low markup is tempting (you can get a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for $48 or Rombauer chardonnay for $42). Pastries, baked here every Sunday morning, are definitely an excuse to cheat on that low-carb diet. The brunch menu features classics like Eggs Benedict, pain perdu, and quiche, along with more modern dishes such as lemon ricotta pancakes.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Gluten-Free, Outdoor Dining, Parking, Reservations, Takeout
Good For
Business Lunch, Conversation, Date Night, Large Groups, Private Parties

Brasserie 19

1962 W. Gray St., Houston, TX, 77019
River Oaks  •  713-524-1919
Mon 11am-9pm, Tue-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 10am-9pm