Davis Street

4.7
166 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
After closing its doors in 2016, Davis Street has re-opened under the helm of legendary Chef Mark Holley. Davis Street is home to Chef Holley’s iconic Southern cuisine, with Pan-Asian and Pan-American flair. The menu is composed of classics from Chef Holley and the previous Davis Street menu, as well as some new features. The menu is accentuated by its well-curated wine list and craft cocktails in an updated space featuring a fresh and modern concept of casual elegance accented by the iconic Davis St. chandeliers and sleek geometric wall décor. The patio will be a verdant and vibrant spot that is sure to become a prime Instagram-able scene.
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4.5
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vipGingerP
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I decided to have brunch there and food, service and atmosphere was amazing! I will recommend Davis St. to everyone I know. I will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Great portions. Good service. Descent cheap wine bottles list.

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Angie
El Paso
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, friendly and excellent staff, overall a classy place. The chef personally came out to deliver our food, which was very much appreciated! The only thing I found to be a little off was the ambiance of the restaurant - while clean and modern, it's not what I would envision for a fancy restaurant.

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Unhappy
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

This evening was not extremely busy. From start to finish 3 hours without desserts.
Service was not fabulous and drink orders often came with melting ice. Not good for a craft cocktail.
Sorry to have had this experience, for I really enjoyed Holley’s when it was open. Will not return for another try, too expensive for the experience we encountered.

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vipsuzy
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Each course was served piping hot! We loved everything we ordered.

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vipDanielleG
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today was my birthday and the staff definitely made it one to remember! It always a pleasure dining here!

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Skiffy
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great jazz on Wednesday night. Highly recommend the rolls and oysters!!

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vipgourmay
Houston
399 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It's great that Mark Holley has found a new venue to plie his trade. He is one of Houston's most talented chef/owners. Mark came out to personally welcome us to his new digs and took care of us throughout the evening. It was a Sunday evening and fried chicken was the featured fare - Mark's specialty - and Mark was doing the chicken himself - superb. We had some great appetizers and everyone had food left over. Fairly stark atmosphere, and sometimes the service was slow, but overall a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch with the family! Everything was absolutely fabulous. It has become one of our favorite restaurants.

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ReneeG
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I've been wanting to try Davis St. since it's reopening. I made a reservation on line which showed the earliest time available was 8:15 when looking on Thursday. I booked the 8:15 but upon arrival there were plenty of tables available. Once seated it took our server 15 mins. to bring us a glass of wine and the food was just ok. I had the Mahi with orzo pasta. The pasta did not have any flavor so I had to ask for salt and pepper which is not on tables, which also took a while to receive. Overall, it is a nice restaurant, ambience is nice. It just needs fine tuning.

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Disappointed
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Made a reservation. Seated us and when we asked for happy hour menu, told us we couldn’t eat at the table, had to go to the bar. Restaurant was empty, lots of staff but not much work going on. Chef was very nice and food was good. Drinks filled to slopping over - too watered down with ice to taste any alcohol. Won’t go back.

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CarolynB
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will return....slightly pricey though. Hate the restrooms. Love the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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vipHoustonfoodie
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday supper - limited menu but everything we tried was delicious. Especially the roasted brussel sprout, caramelized veggies and coconut cake. Huge portions - enough for lovely leftover meal the next day. Great soundtrack quietly playing on the background. Attentive service. Friendly chef. We will return

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CONGENY
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is a nice addition to the neighborhood. The food is good and they are working hard to continue improving service and a consistent experience for customers. Definitely worth a try

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2blackdots
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, creative food and knowledgeable waitstaff. Very impressed by the quality of the wines “on tap”. Only kink that needs a little ironing is the time to get a cocktail once ordered.

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Cubfan4
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted at the door by friendly staff, excellent service, great wine choices and an exceptional dinner. We love this place.

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vipHtownpasstime
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to have Executive Chef Holley return to the restaurant scene. His creative food approaches and passion for seafood preparation in particular is unlike any other!

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MegS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful waitress named Sarah. She knew the menu, made excellent recommendations and very personable.

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TawnyaJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

There were just a few things that need improvement but overall everything was very good! They made us a lemonade and it was lemon water. We were looking for a little sweetener. The signature biscuits were not hot but they were good once we heated them up at home. The bathroom only had one soap dispenser that was working. And lastly please use the handicap parking for the handicap. I had to valet because the parking was used for general parking.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Mark Hillary’s new restaurant. He has all his old great recipes plus some delicious new ones.

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vipJaneAusten
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved Chef Holley’s food and are delighted that he has returned to the Houston restaurant scene. His new space is spectacular, the food is better than ever and the service was impeccable. Best of all the diners appeared to feel at home giving off a feeling of community - plus it is always nice to have the chef greet you personally— his hands-on approach is what makes his restaurants special.

We will be going back again and again.

JB
vipJeanetteB
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Chef Holley has continued his excellent mastery at this new location.
Location is a bit out of the way and parking is Valet but not well signposted.
Saturday night was busy, service quite slow and a couple of dishes unavailable at a 7.45 reservation, but the quality of what we did have was excellent.
Busy but noise level was fine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fabulous. Every dish was delicious. Great ambience. Service needs some tweaking but I’m sure that will fall into line in a few months.

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vipKathyH
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was not great. I got the chef’s classic and all I could taste was salt. Waiter forgot to put in our order of benne rolls, so we didn’t get any. Took forever for our wine to arrive and the place was only half full.
We won’t be going back.

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vipNoPretense
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Far and away the best service I’ve seen in years. Food was similarly great. A real find

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vipDanielleG
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome overall! Great staff and the food is amazing!

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vipkikigib
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were regulars at Holleys and Davis St didn’t disappoint! Actually, we prefer the new look and ambience of Davis St so thats a real plus. The live music was a nice touch and the volume was perfect for conversation. We’re thrilled with Davis St.

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NicoleW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

RACISM AMONG YOUR OWN KIND! I was discriminated against by the black male bartender because I am a black female who came to this restaurant with my white male fiance! MIXED COUPLES BEWARE

After viewing the drink menu, I politely called the bartender to order. He looked at me without saying anything a preceded to make my drink. It took him 12 min to grab 1 glass, ice, and the 4 beverages needed to make my drink. Mind you, the restaurant is damn near EMPTY! Meanwhile, this man is looking at me with the look of death in between grabbing each item at a snail's pace. After he collected MOST of the items, he abandons making my drink altogether and disappears into the kitchen. He comes out exactly 4 minutes later with a cucumber (its the garnish for this cocktail). He proceeds to peel the cucumber. He then AGAIN abandons making my drink altogether and goes to the other side of the bar to carry on a lively conversation with a party of 3 black patrons who came together. Meanwhile, my fiance and I are looking at each other in complete disbelief!

I purposely told my fiance not to say anything because I wanted to watch this scenario unfold. He carried on a 3 minute conversation with the party of 3 while my fiance and I sat and stared at my abandoned drink/supplies. We are literally looking at my ice melt because when he abandoned my drink, he left the glass and the supplies right in front of us within arms reach. He wanted to make sure we knew, that he knew, he didn't like my choice of men! He finally comes back to my glass, shakes my ice, and then pours in the Topo juice and slides me the drink. I kindly said "thank you" He just turned his head. At this point, my fiance suggested we just leave. I told him no because I wanted to honor our reservation. We then tipped the bartender. I said "thank you" as my fiance handed him a generous tip...then guess what he says??? He then says under his breath without even looking at me "thank you [PAUSE] then says "your welcome". WOW!

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Papamidnight
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a fresh complete dining experience because food is supposed to be experienced look no further than Chef Holley and Davis street best cooking I have ever tasted

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HANDY
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant staff and great food by the chef!

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MARIOI
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience was wonderful

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pickyeater
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great evening. Looked and tasted fantastic. Not sure what was better, the cake or the entree or the appetiser.

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GloriaT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything (especially the food !!) was AMAZING 👏🏽

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Food and presentation were well above expectations.

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vipelizabethd
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous
Love chef Holleys menu

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RichardE
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere with great food and a nice wine list. Service was mostly good. Live music on Wednesday night was also very enjoyable. There was only one valet parking attendant, so that was a bit slow.

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vipJohn
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was AMAZING!!! My wife and I shared the Thai snapper. Best fish I have ever had!!! Other guests had the Cornish Hen and grouper - both rated as outstanding.

The night we were there the service could have been better. The bartender just couldn’t put a “splash” of cranberry in my wife’s drink - it was mostly cranberry, not soda, twice. And we had to wait a very long time for our first course. The manager got involved and the rest of the meal came out as expected.

And oh by the way, the rolls to start the dinner were do die for!!!

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vipSammyB
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect in every way

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vipMirenda
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT Food...the ambience is delightful!

FAQs

Davis Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 526-1663.

Davis Street is rated 4.7 stars by 166 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.