2502 Algerian Way, Houston, TX 77098
(713) 581-6101Add Hours
Primary Phone: (713) 522-2412
Phone: (713) 522-2412
TollFree: (888) 998-2546
Price Range : Average
Takes Reservations: Yes
07/15/2014Provided by Citysearch -
Southern favorites meet sustainability and sophistication at Haven. Outside the restaurant, owner and chef Randy Evans and his staff compost kitchen scraps and tend to a garden; inside, the restaurant serves its farm-to-table dishes in an eco-friendly setting with green touches like energy efficient lighting and recycled glass and paper products.
Taking deep and competitive pride in sourcing out the highest quality, fresh-from-the-earth product from local farmers and purveyors, Chef Randy Evans often drives out to the farms during the day to handpick his produce from the vine, soil or the back of a farmer's pick up truck for that night's meals. The goal: to create dishes for his guests that are at their seasonal peak, offering maximum flavor and freshness.
Upon arrival, we were given a choice of dining inside or out on the patio. The menu offered a great selection, from yogurt & granola to eggs, salad or sandwiches.
Haven's menu is farm-to-table, and what Chef Evans calls New Texas Cuisine. At this green-certified restaurant the menu changes weekly, depending on what's best in the fields that week. Everything is local, fresh and handmade. A chef's garden, just outside the kitchen, is testament to the chef's belief in the importance of utilizing only the freshest ingredients. The chef's garden is a natural, sustainable garden, with no chemicals, incorporating cisterns to collect rainwater.
Everything on the menu is done well and creative. The food, along with the restaurant setting, is absolutely fabulous. In addition, this beautiful restaurant offers a Saturday brunch menu from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. with a Farmers ""After Market"" in the parking lot from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The service is always attentive and dining outdoors a real treat on one of Houston's rare pleasantly temperate days. Haven is definitely a restaurant worth a visit.
05/30/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This was my first time @ Haven & I don't think I will be going back. We were seated along the window side of restaurant w/ a couple to both sides of us, I felt like I signed up for speed dating. There was nothing intimate about this setting, more awkward than anything. Through the windows you overlook what they tried to make a lovely patio, but it is hard to hide that you are looking @ a Taco Cabana drivethru. The bottle of wine we ordered was great & the price was right. They use way too much pepper on all their dishes & I love pepper, so that says a lot if I am complaining. The dishes also do not span a color range, they are all brown/beige. Not exactly inspired w/ a variety of flavors. I felt my main dish toppings were too blackend - carcinogenic anyone? When it was time to get our car from the valet they brought us the wrong car when we gave them our ticket to leave. Overall nice for a low key dinner w/ friends, but too pricey for this in my opinion.
02/23/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We took out of town guests here and it was the first visit for ourselves as well. We had a super time. Anthony was our waiter and was fantastic. One of our party is a true vegan and eats gluten free, as well. That usually limits the options at a restaurant. Not only were there items on the menu that were vegan and/or gluten free, but they were wonderful. The non-vegans loved the fish and chicken dishes. If you love vinegar/salt, try the relish plate. The fried green tomato croutons are delicious! I would skip the shrimp corny dogs but I'm not a corny dog fan to begin with. The delicate flavor of the shrimp is lost in the batter. I despise mustard greens, but I ate every bit of the creamed mustard greens that came with my entree. The portion of tres leches cake is small but dense and rich. Loved the touch of coconut. And the description of the Johnny Appleseed drink, with a ""cube"" of ice, is correct. Just one cube of ice. The first sip is bitter but the rest of it is tasty, tasty. We lucked out that our friends were up for a dining adventure as this was a great dinner!
11/28/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to Haven several times with family and have had amazing food. Randy Evans shined at Brennan's(I have his cookbook---hope one is forthcoming from Haven) and his new take on familar dishes is supreme. Any seafood dish I have ordered was extremely fresh and it looked as good as it tasted!! I really love the soup there as well, they are constantly changing with the seasons and never fail to please. The service was also to my taste. The wait staff has been attentive without interupting my meal. I have friends from Austin that drive in to eat here. I highly recommend you try them-you will not be disappointed. P.S. Their coca cola cake is to die for.
11/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Was surprised to see how this place is still in business. I love the overall look of the place, and was very impressed until my friends and I sat down. From the beginning the service left alot to be desired, the waiter seemed to avoid the customers and when asked for something he would respond in a rude manor or direct us to the bus boy. At the end, when he was questioned about the bill, he flipped out. In our presence he was yelling and the manager and cursing at us. The manager told him to cool off in the kitchen and proceeded to apologize on his behalf and justified his behavior by saying he was from chicago (people there are rude without meaning to be), had a bad day and she didnt want to let him go because it was so close to the holiday season. I was surprised at my response I felt so humiliated and disrespected. I just wanted to run out of there but I had to stick around to take care of the bill. The waiters name is Brent and honestly as a woman, I would never go back.
10/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
It is a haven that is tucked away from the bustle of 59 and Kirby, on a small, tree-lined street. The building looks eco-friendly with it's natural materials and is a bit on the industrial side. It reminds me of a new nature observatory.
On most Mondays, the bartenders will give you a lesson on how to make a concoction like an Allen Brother’s Fizz with Buffalo Trace bourbon, maple syrup, local egg whites. They will give you an eco-friendly token and you get a free drink with your lesson. Be sure to tip. Honestly, the drink they teach you to make requires some labor.
You can also enjoy an assortment of complimentary appetizers like Free-Range Deviled Eggs.
09/30/2010Provided by Citysearch -
They have wonderful food for lunch and the price is reasonable. I love the shrimp corn dogs and the fresh salads. The food is amazing.
The Service on the other hand was really lacking. The hostess was just not too friendly or cared if you got a table or not. The restaurant was not even full we had to wait. Since I know the food was great I told my guest to wait. But I was embrassed when it took 25 mins to get our drink order. The waiter just kept avoiding us. Finally I told him we would like to order and get our drinks at the same time so we do not burn 2 hours for lunch. He was so slow and I felt I was was imposing on his time to rest in the back and chat with his friends.
The food is amazing the service is just unbearable.