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2424 Dunstan St. (Kelvin Dr.) Send to Phone
713-522-7602 | Menu
Hip, urban bistro with internationally inspired food.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Dining room at benjy's, Houston, TX

benjy's Restaurant Review

: With booth seating along one wall of this hip, urban bistro in Rice Village, you can literally rub elbows with the beautiful people who flock here (or perhaps you're one of them). The back of the smallish but airy room is flanked by an open-kitchen window on one side and a massive bar, complete with a bartender shaking martinis, on the other. It's a bonus that the food, inspired by international flavors, is also cutting-edge. Owner Benjy Levit has made it his mission to create heart-healthy dishes without sacrificing innovative culinary technique. The result is some of the most guilt-free noshing to be found in Houston. Consider the seared tuna wrap, the wild mushroom enchiladas or the Asian salad with sesame-peanut sauce. You may even encounter a vegetarian sushi special. Many will naturally gravitate toward the menu's decidedly decadent items: pistachio-crusted chicken with a melted onion-potato gratin in a sage sauce. Corn-crusted Chilean sea bass in a lobster-tarragon sauce is also a possibility. Desserts rarely disappoint, with more healthful fruit options and appropriately sinful ones if you're going for the gusto.

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