Ambrosia

4.3
629 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
An intimate space situated in Houston's hip Montrose neighborhood just minutes from the Museum District, Ambrosia Kitchen + Bar serves inventive small plates, perfect to share with your date or a group of family and friends. The space—formerly a residential bungalow—features an enclosed garden patio and sultry dining room that provide guests with a sense that they’ve journeyed beyond Houston to an exotic locale. A mix of signature and seasonal items, the menu playfully blends Southeast Asian flavors with European techniques and local ingredients. Pair dishes with a bottle of wine or craft cocktails from the full bar. Enjoy daily happy hour specials on on the lantern-lit patio on breezy evenings.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Skipped my steak and went to get a burger after dinner. Nuf said.

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ShelbyH
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ambrosia was great. Our waitress was beyond amazing the food came out so quick.

The only complain was that table next to us was quite loud but that’s not ok the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida estuvo super rica y el servicio espectacular.

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DannieY
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting fusion of Eastern and Western flavors. Would definitely return and explore more of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Food was good but not amazing but i loved the variety. Definitely going again

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for a fun quiet night

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rangeree
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here because of an interesting menu and found a real gem . The food was fabulous. We had a flat bread, the steak, ribs, curried potatoes, amazing brussels sprouts, and other dishes for our table to share. All of the food was truly inspired and we ate every bit. The only small drawback is the ambience is not too exciting. There was a rather strong antiseptic smell when we came in which perhaps is a good thing but that faded as the evening passed. We will definitely be back

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Juli
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a nice surprise. Not my usual go to kind of food but it was a great way to end Houston restaurant weeks 2021. Food presentation was perfect!

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vipFayeJ
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really tasty with interesting menu choices. My husband had the "Food Week" menu with several courses and all were excellent. We especially loved the lamb biryani. I had a spicy shrimp entrée that was hot, fresh, and delicious. The service was efficient and friendly.

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vipDavidson
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The foods were very good and they all are in small portions. That will allow us to order different type to try out.
The service just ok, when we were there, it seem only o e waiter cover the entire restaurant.
Ambient quite cozy and relax.

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MartinP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall the food was very good. However there was only one waitress and one busser / runner. There were only 2 other tables from 6.30-8 on a Tuesday evening so this should not have been a problem but water glasses remained unfilled, no check was made to make sure food ok, everything satisfactory. This is just basic stuff IMO. Also an unpleasant musty smell that we did get used to after a while. But not the best intro to a new (for me) restaurant overall. Again food was great, no problems there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Slow service, tiny portions, overcooked food. The waiter comped our meal so that was nice, but overall a abysmal dining experience.

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Tre021880
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day 2020

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JohnM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, flavorful fusion cuisine, good service. Tried the Maharaja shrimp, samosas and king Kabob. All tasteful.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipAhalfh
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place.

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vipAhalfh
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food & drinks. Loved everything about this place. Yum!!

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MiniM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was over priced for small portions. We shared 5 plates for 4 people and left hungry. We just drank to compensate. We walked into an empty restaurant and had to sit at bar since everything was for reservations. I literally made a reservation at the bar and still had to wait to get seated. We were there at 650 and reservation was at 7.....we weren't seat until after 7..

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DavidTay
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

This used to be our favorite restaurant but lately it’s fallen off. The table was missing a bolt underneath which made it feel like it was going to tip over if you leaned on it. The steak m

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vipshelleyd
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was way too salty. No one in our party finished their food

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed this restaurant. The ambiance was great. The service was great. Our waitress was friendly and professional. I can’t say enough about the food. It was very flavorful and the presentation was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was the slowest I have ever seen. Highly disappointed. Food was not much better.

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Esmeralda
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have been here before and had an amazing experience. We truly understand that there are times, when restaurants are low on management, servers, bartenders and kitchen staff. But, for a restaurant that has a 9pm happy hour. It is expected that, the timing is set for a restaurant to be ready for big parties at night. All that was needed was for the chaos to be organized. We wouldn’t have been here since 7:45PM, with 75% of our party not having anything but their drinks. Overall, we would come back to give it another chance. The owner was very sweet, and was very considerate in which other restaurants don’t even do in these circumstances. We’re just disappearing in hosting a party, and our guests leaving hungry. Thank you for your time, and we hope to come back with a better experience.

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vipJulieH
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fun and unusual atmosphere. The drinks were good. Service was good. It was a little pricy for the tapas size dishes but flavor was unique and good. Parking was easy in the attached lot and the patio was gorgeous.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Ambrosia, it is the perfect little nook and cozy for a date night. Do not bring kids, this should be an adults only place. Drinks - amazing, Food - Delectable! Love it here!

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vipJessica
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was great and friendly. There was just a musty smell that I was having a hard time getting over and the biggest fly on the window behind me. Other than that, the food was good. Brussels sprouts were amazing. I thought the ribeye tataki was a bit overcooked for my taste. But overall, food and service was great. Ambience was unique and neat.

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vipJodiL
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a charming restaurant tucked away in the Montrose area. Fun, yet intimate ambience to enjoy date night with tasty and delectable fusion dishes. Everything we ordered was quite delicious and just the right balance of flavors. Wine selections were good and reasonably priced. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dishes! The lamp lollipops are one of the more expensive items but well,well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good overall. Waitress was good at explaining the menu and portions. Enjoyed the lamb and Brussels sprouts. Would go back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute and quaint little restaurant in a convenient location. Food was creative and delicious. We came there for happy hour and they had great deals!

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vipJoyti
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening. Good was good

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JosephineC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is so well flavored and plated. I’ve had a great experience every time I’ve dined here and have yet to be disappointed with a dish. The service is excellent too, so that’s always a plus. Recently visited for Houston’s restaurant week and the variety of selections for each course was impressive. Can’t say enough about this restaurant!

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vipAndrewJ
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and presentation. HRW was a great value

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LynnK
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did restaurant week here which was perfect to try different things on the menu. I’d say the small plates (before the main plates) were exceptionally good. The food is a nice change of pace from the many creole restaurants in the area. Nice romantic atmosphere for a date, and good service!

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Susan
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Place is nice, our waiter was very sweet but the person who was bringing meals and taking away plates didn’t do good job we have to wait long time to be our empty plates taking away.
We order Houston week menu it can be reason why they didn’t put so much effort in it but to me seems like cooks skills are really bad. The salat was without taste, my beef was burn, Brussels sprouts was good but just fry very oily and the ice cream was really yummy that’s true but I definitely don’t go there again. Sorry

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ZiadC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The meat was not cooked to order. (asked for medium-rare & rare, but instead got well-done).
Food wasn't the best and oversalted.
Waiters took forever. It seemed like only one worker was actually working while the other's hung around.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Under new ownership and things run smoothly and the owner and staff are great! Super flavorful fusion Asian food! Some amazing bites when you eat the components on the plate together. Great spice, salt, sweet, and sour all together! Cocktails are great too! Will come back again for sure!

There were dates, birthday parties, and families! Would definitely plan ahead and have a reservation.

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vipOzann
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience was wonderful. The appetizer credos were delicious. The fish and the steak were perfect
Highly recommend. We will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was just ok

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LisaV
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went for Houston Restaurant Weeks and service was really slow. There wasn’t a lot of people in the restaurant but the wait staff was still not as attentive. Food was ok. Best item was the karaage chicken appetizer and salmon crudo. The brussel sprouts and steak frites were flavorful but too salty or too sweet. The dessert (ginger ice cream) was ok. Regular menu looked pricey so I probably won’t be back if it wasn’t for the HRW menu. I’d suggest going for happy hour between 5-7p and after 9p.

FAQs

Ambrosia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ambrosia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 393-7211.

Ambrosia is rated 4.3 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.