American/New American
Price Scale

Shade was a pioneer in the Heights when it opened in 2004, and it remains a favorite fine-dining destination for those who prefer to avoid the crowds at the trendy restaurant of the week in favor of a low-key vibe, contemporary, clean-lined décor, and well-executed, unpretentious food. Shrimp and crab campechana, chimichurri-marinated leg of lamb, and sautéed snapper in a Thai red curry coconut broth are a few of the most popular preparations, but the menu changes seasonally to take advantage of local ingredients. The wide-ranging wine list offers over 100 choices, about three-quarters from the New World, with only a small fraction of the bottles costing more than $75.

Meal Times
Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee, Dinner, Happy Hour, Lunch
Good to Know
Outdoor Dining, Parking, Reservations, Takeout


250 W. 19th St., Houston, TX, 77008
Heights/Greater Heights  •  713-863-7500
Mon 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-9pm; Tue-Thu 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-10pm; Fri 11am-2:30pm, 3pm-10:30pm; Sat 9am3pm, 5pm-10:30pm; Sun 9am-3pm, 5pm-9pm