Read about riding the rail to our Market Square and Cloister locations, or go below for information on Parties at Market Square, or you can cook up our latest Recipe.
Treebeards awarded "Best Plate Lunches"
"The Houston Entrée Awards tap the collective wisdom of Houston's food lovers. We believe you don't have to write restaurant reviews to know what's good. And thanks to thousands of votes from passionate Houston food lovers this summer, we've got a great snapshot of who is serving up the best in dining in Houston today.
We congratulate all the Finalists and Winners for the tremendous work they do, day after day, meal after meal. It's no wonder Houston enjoys a growing reputation as one of the best restaurant cities in the country."
On CW39, Treebeards' unique Cloister location is featured in their "Chew on This" segment.
Co-owner Jolie Stinneford tells the story of how a church's social hall turns into an award-winning restaurant during the day.
Going "underground" for fresh Southern food
Maya Fasthoff of RestaurantTraveler.com and Fox 26 News shows us how to beat the Houston heat by going underground to Treebeards In The Tunnel. Maya interviews co-owner Jolie Stinneford and sits down to enjoy some of our signature specials.
Our fifth downtown Houston location opened on June 16th, 2011, in The Shops at Houston Center on the third floor, across from Potbelly. We are open for lunch from 11am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday. We also stay open until 5:00pm for desserts and for pickup of prepared cold food to take home for dinner.
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Check out our specials for the day, and head on over! What's for lunch? Without question, it's gotta be Treebeards!
Treebeards' building gets Historic designation
The Baker-Meyer Building was recently designated as a protected Historic landmark by the Houston City Council The Baker-Meyer Building at 315 Travis Street in Downtown Houston was designed in the Greek Revival style. The building was constructed circa 1861 making it among the oldest commercial buildings still standing in Houston. George Baker, a pioneer citizen of Houston, was the original owner. In 1884 Bakers daughter, Rebecca, married Joseph F. Meyer and the building has remained in the Meyer family ever since. The shops and stores that have occupied the building were a feed store; a tailor shop run by former state representative Rex Braun; a toy store; and several night clubs in the late 1960s and early 1970s. For over 30 years, Treebeards Restaurant has occupied the building.
We're a Favorite in "downtown" Houston
Local magazine, downtown, listed Treebeards location The Cloister at Christ Church Cathedral in their article, Why we LOVE downtown H-Town.
Our great food and the unique atmosphere at the church are what makes this a favorite of downtown Houstonians.
Treebeards' Meatloaf Scores a Perfect "10"
Recently, My Table, Houston's Dining Magazine awarded Treebeards' meatloaf a score of 10! Read the article below...
1117 Texas Ave., 713-229-8248, and other locations.
Mighty loaf. Everything's swell at this clean Southern shrine, and the meatloaf is no exception. This densely textured loaf is intensely spiced and moist with a tangy tomato sauce. The price shouts value, as it includes two sides: Fork into the mustard greens or squash casserole. Grab a slab of jalapeño cornbread or a piece of peach cobbler. Or both. You deserve it.
Price: $8.95/with 2 sides
Robin Barr Sussman
My Table, Houston's Dining Magazine
A Great Gift, The Treebeards Lunch Card!
A great gift for family, friends, and co-workers! Fill this plastic card with $10-$100 worth of lunches. See our Online Store for more information.
New Treebeards Cookbook
New Edition Available Now!
The 10th printing of the Treebeards Cookbook! Packed with many of the recipes you can find in our restaurants, it makes a great gift for your co-workers, friends, family, or even yourself. Go to the Treebeards Store for more information!
Plan your next party at Treebeards on Market Square
We have a great room, with great food, and a great balcony overlooking the square.
If you're in charge of putting together a party and need a place to throw it, look no further than Treebeards on Market Square. The perfect room for any occasion can be found on the second floor providing a unique venue for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, birthday parties, happy hours, fundraisers, and fabulous holiday parties. The room is large and spacious with an area for a band and dance floor and accommodates as many as 200 people. The entire room can be reserved for large parties or a semi-private setup can be arranged for smaller groups. From informal to more upscale, Treebeards can make any party or gathering a success.
And what more perfect a setting for your guests to mingle than on our balcony which overlooks Market Square Park and provides an awe-inspiring view of the downtown skyline..
And of course, there's the food, the atmosphere, and the service. Top off the party with the great flavors of Southern cooking, from appetizers to full entrées. The room can be arranged to fit your needs, and our helpful staff is always available.
For more information and scheduling a party contact Treebeards at 713-228-8228 or send a message to Catering on our Contact Us page. Also read more about our Catering services on our Catering Page.
Hoppin’ John is a spicy black-eyed pea dish with a true, down-home goodness.
pound dried black-eyed peas
teaspoons vegetable oil
cup chopped celery
cup chopped onion
cup chopped carrot
clove garlic, minced
teaspoon black pepper
teaspoon cayenne pepper
cups chicken broth
ounces cooked ham, chopped
tablespoons chopped green onions (including tops)
Wash dried peas in cold running water and drain. In a 4-quart saucepan add 5
cups cold water and peas. Soak overnight. Do not drain.
In a skillet or a saucepan, heat oil and cook celery, onion, carrot and garlic.
Meanwhile, bring black-eyed peas to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
Add cooked vegetables, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt and bay leaf. Stir in
chicken broth and ham. Cover and simmer 11/2 hours or until black-eyed peas are
Sprinkle with chopped green onions before serving.
Serve over hot rice.
A little trivia:
Most food historians agree that Hoppin’ John is an American dish with African/French/Caribbean
roots. There are many legends that explain how Hoppin’ John got its name. It is traditionally a
high point of New Year’s Day and often served with greens to ensure good luck and fortune
throughout the year.