Houston Restaurants have Mardi Gras and Lent Covered in the Upcoming Weeks

Don’t miss out on Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday at Houston restaurants with cocktails, king cake and more. After that, Lent seafood specials are on the menu. Don’t miss out!


C. Baldwin, 400 Dallas St., www.cbaldwinhotel.com  

C. Baldwin Lobby Bar is celebrating Fat Tuesday with a Mardi Gras inspired cocktail. Laissez les bons temps rouler with The Corpse Bride ($12). A mysterious, yet delicious drink that will make you feel like you’re on a ghost tour in New Orleans. The Corpse Bride will be offered exclusively on Fat Tuesday, Feb 25 at the C. Baldwin Lobby Bar. Cocktail ingredients include Zacapa 23, Diplomatico Reserva, Pineapple, Passion fruit, Lime and Mint. Photos courtesy of C. Baldwin.

CityPlace at Springwoods Village, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, www.cityplacespringwoods.com

Let the good times roll on February 25, as the central green comes to life with Mardi Gras lunchtime fun, including live Zydeco music and complimentary king cake, plus a special bake sale from the district’s soon-to-open Common Bond Café & Bakery. Cajun food truck Gumbo Xpress will offer its signature gumbo with a Texas twist alongside other Southern delicacies for purchase.  Photos courtesy of CityPlace.

Eunice, 3737 Buffalo Speedway, www.eunicerestaurant.com

Your favorite Mardi Gras treat can now be enjoyed in spiked beverage form! Leave it to the master mixologists at Houston’s premier Cajun-Creole restaurant, Eunice, to craft the Kings Milk Cake Punch. Featuring Plantation pineapple rum, orgeat, cinnamon and cream you will be transported to the jazzy streets of New Orleans at first sip. Finished with vibrant purple, green and gold sprinkles and a King’s Cake Baby straw, you’ll want to snag a photo before you dive in!  Photos courtesy of Michael Anthony.

ROYAL SONESTA HOUSTON | PJ’S COFFEE, 2222 West Loop South, www.sonesta.com/royalhouston

Drop by Launch at Royal Sonesta to get in the Mardi Gras spirit with coffee from New Orleans PJ’s Coffee! They released three new flavors just in time for the Mardi Gras season. Looking to get the Bourbon Street feel? Hop over to Axis for a whiskey topper! Flavors include Zulu Coconut Iced Mocha, King Cake Lattes, and King Cake Protein Velvet Ice.

From a morning coffee and an afternoon snack to an interesting gift or box lunch en route to takeoff, Launch offers a sophisticated and thoughtfully edited gourmet, grab-and-go option with café seating in the Royal Sonesta Houston’s bustling lobby. The boutique-style space beckons discovery with an array of sweet and savory treats, an outpost of New Orleans’ based PJ’s Coffee, specialty items from local purveyors and basic sundries.


Goode Company Kitchen & Cantina –The Woodlands & Memorial, www.kitchenandcantina.com

Lent just got a little easier with Goode Company Kitchen & Cantina offering lent-approved dishes that are sure to satisfy you. Dishes include Redfish on the Half Shell, comprised of Fresh farm-raised Texas redfish, flavorfully seasoned and mesquite-grilled, basted with their chili-lime butter ($29), Gulf Red Snapper, which is fresh-caught snapper anointed with their signature marinade and grilled over mesquite ($33), and more. Available in Memorial and The Woodlands.  

Goode Company Seafood, 10201 Katy Freeway, Suite 400, 713-464-7933,  http://www.goodecompanyseafood.com

Head on over to the newly opened Goode Company Seafood in Memorial for a variety of dishes fitting for lent. Offerings include their Seafood Platter ($28), Mesquite-grilled entrees including Yellowfin Tuna ($28), Rainbow Trout ($23), Swordfish ($25) and more, Chilled Seafood Towers including The Pearl (serves 2-3, $65) and The Grand Prize (serves 4-6, $125), and more.  

HOTEL DEREK | REVOLVE KITCHEN + BAR, http://www.hotelderek.com/dining/

Houston star chef Rishi Singh of Boheme and Batanga fame and the new Executive Chef at Hotel Derek and brings his eclectic vision to Revolve Bar + Grill’s Lent offering, the Fisherman Plate, fresh blackened redfish with zesty chipotle mango salsa and aromatic wild rice pilaf for $21. 

ROYAL SONESTA HOUSTON | ARA RESTAURANT, www.sonesta.com/royalhouston

Royal Sonesta Houston’s Lent offering will make you forget all about your red meat craving. Acclaimed Chef Robert Graham’s fresh and delicious Tuna Tostadas are piled high with tuna, pepitos, sesame seeds, radish, avocado, cucumber, and guajillo cheese. It’s a beautiful thing for only $16. 

Safina Mediterranean, InterContinental Hotel-Med Center 6750 Main St., 713-422-2779,  http://www.safinahouston.com

Internationally trained and Portuguese native Tiago Almeida bring his fresh Mediterranean take on Lent. His gorgeously rich Saffron and Lime Risotto features Arborio rice, saffron, lime, oven dried tomatoes, in an immaculate and decadent Parmigiano-Reggiano fondue. For Lent, you may add salmon or shrimp to the dish for $19. Available every Friday and Ash Wednesday during lunch and dinner service. 

TREEBEARDS | SEAFOOD OPTIONS, https://treebeards.com

In its 40th year of operation, Treebeards continues to serve a revolving menu — made fresh daily utilizing premium seasonal ingredients. The extensive menu still boasts original favorites, including a variety of delicious seafood options like Shrimp Salad, Shrimp Ètouffée, Baked Catfish, and Fried Catfish all of which are available for both dine-in and takeout.

All locations are open Monday through Friday — Market Square, 11 am to 2:30 p.m.; The Cloister, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; The Tunnel, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; The Shops at Houston Center, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Pennzoil Place (in the tunnel), 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.