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Backstreet Cafe

Houston Metro
  1. Lunch Entrees

    1. Lunch is available on weekdays from 11AM - 3PM.
    2. Lunch Seafood Stew

      $18.00

      Large shrimp, fish, tomato, kalamata olives, eggplant, fresh herbs, and toasted bread.

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    3. Lunch Beef Cheeks

      $18.00

      Coconut curry and jasmine lemongrass rice.

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    4. Lunch Chicken Milanesa

      $22.00

      Arugula salad and lemon vinaigrette.

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    5. Lunch Black Pepper Tagliatelle

      $17.00

      Grilled kale pesto, butternut squash, baby carrot, and crumbled goat cheese.

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    6. Lunch Jalapeno Fettuccine

      $18.00

      Chicken, tomatoes, black beans, and cilantro.

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    7. Lunch Bucatini with Spicy Crab

      $27.00

      Lump crab meat, wild mushroom, roasted garlic, and spicy lemon gremolata.

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    8. Lunch Beef Tenderloin Salad

      $18.00

      Greens, avocado, tomato, olives, red onion, gorgonzola, onion rings, and herb vinaigrette.

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    9. Lunch Pan-Seared Pistachio Pesto Salmon Salad

      $18.00

      Greens, dill feta, mixed grains, fire-roasted tomato, grilled avocado, red onion, grilled Belgian endive, feta, and baby red oak vinaigrette.

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    10. Lunch Red Corn Chicken Enchiladas

      $20.00

      Gluten free. Smoked chicken, corn pudding, cream, and green beans.

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    11. Lunch Salmon Tacos

      $18.00

      Gluten free. Black beans, creme fraiche, and tomatillo salsa.

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    12. Lunch Crispy Lobster Sandwich

      $22.00

      Toasted brioche, bacon, tomato, arugula, spicy onion rings, red pepper remoulade, and choice of potato salad or French fries. Tap to modify.

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    13. Lunch Texas Gulf Shrimp & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

      $25.00

      Green onion and crispy leeks.

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    14. Lunch Wood-Grilled Hugo's Burger

      $16.00

      Avocado, chihuahua cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato, red jalapeño, and fries.

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    15. Lunch Seasonal Vegetarian Platter

      $19.00
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  2. Lunch Salads & Soups

    1. Lunch is available on weekdays from 11AM - 3PM.
    2. Lunch Gulf Coast Seafood Gumbo

      $14.00

      Shrimp, oysters, fish, okra, and dark, red-brown roux.

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    3. Lunch Spinach and Arugula Salad

      $14.00

      Gluten free. Delicata squash, burrata, candied pecans, pomegranate, red onion, and honey vinaigrette.

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    4. Lunch Sherried Wild Mushroom Soup

      $9.00

      Blue cheese toast.

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    5. Lunch Wedge Salad

      $11.00

      Iceberg wedges, bacon, tomato, crispy shallots, creamy blue cheese dressing, and cheese crumbles.

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    6. Lunch Tortilla Soup

      $12.00

      Smoked chicken, roasted tomato, cream, avocado, and tortilla strips.

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    7. Lunch Red Pear Salad

      $12.00

      Red lettuces, bleu cheese, sun-dried cherries, pomegranates, balsamic vinaigrette, and candied walnuts.

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    8. Lunch Grilled Chicken Salad

      $17.00

      Gluten free. Kale, brussels sprouts, avocado, feta, dried cherries, almonds, and lemon vinaigrette.

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    9. Lunch Jumbo Crab Salad

      $26.00

      Gluten free. Avocado, grape tomato, cucumber, radish, lemon purée, and basil oil.

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  3. Appetizers

    1. Pate and Cheeses Appetizer

      $18.00

      Duck pate, chorizo links, Hook's five year cheddar, fourme d'ambert blue, zamorano manchego, and a deviled egg.

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    2. Beef Cheeks Appetizer

      $15.00

      Only available during dinner. Gluten free. Smoked mushrooms and coconut curry.

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    3. Scallop Crudo Appetizer

      $12.00

      Gluten free. Compressed apple, lemon, and baby cilantro.

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    4. Autumn Flatbread Appetizer

      $14.00

      Whole wheat, smoked mushrooms, roasted butternut squash, chard, ricotta, goat cheese, and fresh thyme.

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    5. Mussels Appetizer

      $16.00

      Red wine, butter, piquillo pepper, romesco, almonds, andouille sausage, and grilled bread.

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    6. Charred Cauliflower & Shishito Peppers Appetizer

      $13.00

      Gluten free. Romesco.

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    7. Shrimp Wraps Appetizer

      $14.00

      Bibb lettuce, rice noodles, sprouts, cucumber, carrot, herbs, jalapeno, and dipping sauce.

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    8. Housemade Pita & Hummus Appetizer

      $10.00

      Roasted and spiced cauliflower, hazelnuts, and sliced almonds.

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    9. Duck Spring Rolls Appetizer

      $10.00

      Ginger-scallion soy sauce.

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    10. Baked Oysters Appetizer

      $14.00

      Crispy potato, leeks, spinach, and parmesan cheese.

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    11. Gulf Coast Beignets Appetizer

      $13.00

      Shrimp, crab, andouille sausage, corn, and roasted red pepper remoulade.

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    12. Lump Crab Cakes Appetizer

      $15.00

      Red pepper beurre blanc.

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  4. Dinner Salads & Soups

    1. Gulf Coast Seafood Gumbo

      $14.00

      Shrimp, oysters, fish, okra, and dark, red-brown roux.

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    2. Spinach and Arugula Salad

      $14.00

      Gluten free. Delicata squash, burrata, candied pecans, pomegranate, red onion, and honey vinaigrette.

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    3. Sherried Wild Mushroom Soup

      $9.00

      Blue cheese toast.

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    4. Wedge Salad

      $11.00

      Iceberg wedges, bacon, tomato, crispy shallots, creamy blue cheese dressing, and cheese crumbles.

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    5. Tortilla Soup

      $12.00

      Smoked chicken, roasted tomato, cream, avocado, and tortilla strips.

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    6. Red Pear Salad

      $12.00

      Red lettuces, bleu cheese, sun-dried cherries, pomegranates, balsamic vinaigrette, and candied walnuts.

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  5. Dinner Entrees

    1. Pan Roasted Duck

      $27.00

      Sweet potato terrine, French green beans, black fig cognac sauce, and crispy shallots.

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    2. Braised Short Ribs

      $27.00

      Gluten free. Creamy polenta, grilled kale, and root vegetables.

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    3. Pan Seared Scallops

      $26.00

      Butternut squash risotto and red curry carrot reduction.

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    4. Grilled Ribeye Steak

      $37.00

      Gluten free. Truffled hassleback potato, blistered shishito peppers, maitake mushrooms, and red wine reduction.

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    5. Pan Seared Striped Bass

      $27.00

      Charred tomato and roasted garlic court bouillon.

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    6. Seasonal Vegetable Platter

      $19.00
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    7. Seafood Stew

      $18.00

      Large shrimp, fish, tomato, kalamata olives, eggplant, fresh herbs, and toasted bread.

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    8. Pecan-Crusted Chicken

      $22.00

      Red pepper reduction sauce, mashed potatoes, and spinach.

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    9. Braised Lamb Shank

      $27.00

      Toasted Israeli couscous, deeply roasted vegetables, and pan drippings.

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    10. Texas Gulf Shrimp & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

      $25.00

      Gluten free. Green onion and crispy leeks.

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    11. Red Corn Chicken Enchiladas

      $20.00

      Gluten free. Smoked chicken, corn pudding, cream, and green beans.

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    12. Crispy Lobster Sandwich

      $22.00

      Toasted brioche, bacon, tomato, arugula, spicy onion rings, red pepper remoulade, and choice of potato salad or French fries. Tap to modify.

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  6. Dinner Pastas

    1. Fungi Pasta

      $21.00

      Smoked king trumpet mushroom, braised lamb, eggplant, tomato, kalamata olives, and truffle cheese.

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    2. Eggplant Pappardelle

      $17.00

      Roasted tomatoes, basil pesto, and shaved parmesan.

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    3. Jalapeno Fettuccine

      $18.00

      Chicken, tomatoes, black beans, and cilantro.

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    4. Black Pepper Tagliatelle

      $17.00

      Grilled kale pesto, brussels sprouts, winter squash, and crumbled goat cheese.

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    5. Bucatini with Spicy Crab

      $27.00

      Lump crab meat, wild mushroom, roasted garlic, and spicy lemon gremolata.

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  7. Sides

    1. Side of Corn Pudding

      $4.00

      Gluten free.

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    2. Side of Curried Carrots

      $8.00

      Gluten free. Pine nuts, dried fruit, and Greek yogurt dressing.

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    3. Side of Charred Brussels Sprouts

      $8.00

      Gluten free.

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    4. Side of Pan Roasted Mushrooms

      $8.00

      Gluten free.

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    5. Side of Macaroni and Cheese

      $8.00
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    6. Side of Sweet Potato Terrine

      $8.00

      Black fig cognac sauce.

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    7. Side of French Fries

      $7.00
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  8. Brunch Salads & Soups

    1. Brunch is available on weekends from 10AM - 3PM.
    2. Brunch Gulf Coast Seafood Gumbo

      $14.00

      Shrimp, oysters, fish, okra, and dark, red-brown roux.

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    3. Brunch Spinach and Arugula Salad

      $14.00

      Delicate squash, burrata, candied pecans, pomegranate, red onion, and honey vinaigrette.

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    4. Brunch Sherried Wild Mushroom Soup

      $9.00

      Bleu cheese toast.

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    5. Brunch Wedge Salad

      $11.00

      Iceberg wedges, bacon, tomato, crispy shallots, creamy bleu cheese dressing, and cheese crumbles.

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    6. Brunch Tortilla Soup

      $12.00

      Smoked chicken, roasted tomato, cream, avocado, and tortilla strips.

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    7. Brunch Red Pear Salad

      $12.00

      Red lettuces, bleu cheese, sun-dried cherries, pomegranates, balsamic vinaigrette, and candied walnuts.

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    8. Brunch Grilled Chicken Salad

      $17.00

      Kale, brussels sprouts, avocado, feta, dried cherries, almonds, and lemon vinaigrette.

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    9. Brunch Jumbo Crab Salad

      $26.00

      Avocado, grape tomato, cucumber, radish, lemon purée, and basil oil.

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  9. Brunch Toasts

    1. Brunch is available on weekends from 10AM - 3PM.
    2. Brunch House-Cured Salmon Toast

      $12.00

      Toasted everything bagel, raw salmon, whipped ricotta, garlic crisps, and watercress.

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    3. Brunch Avocado Toast

      $10.00

      White bread with pureed avocado, strawberries, arugula, lemon vinaigrette, and goat cheese.

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    4. Brunch Almond Butter Toast

      $9.00

      Strawberries and banana tossed in orange liqueur and brûléed.

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  10. Brunch From The Oven

    1. Brunch is available on weekends from 10AM - 3PM.
    2. Brunch Orange Chocolate Brioche Buns

      $7.00
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    3. Brunch Buttermilk Biscuits

      $7.00
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  11. Brunch Eggs & Such

    1. Brunch is available on weekends from 10AM - 3PM.
    2. Brunch Bucatini with Spicy Crab

      $27.00

      Lump crab meat, mushroom, roasted garlic, and spicy lemon gremolata.

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    3. Brunch Fungi Pasta

      $21.00

      King trumpet mushroom, braised lamb, eggplant, tomato, kalamata olives, and truffle cheese.

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    4. Brunch Skirt Steak and Eggs

      $18.00

      8 oz. grilled skirt steak, sunny side up eggs, refried beans, sautéed peppers and onions, guacamole, salsa, and flour tortillas.

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    5. Brunch Wood-Grilled Hugo's Burger

      $18.00

      Fried egg, avocado, chihuahua cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato, red jalapeno, and fries.

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    6. Brunch Salmon and Eggs

      $21.00

      Poached eggs, creamy spinach, potato cake, and hollandaise.

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    7. Brunch Fried Chicken and Biscuits

      $18.00

      Two poached eggs, creamy jalapeno sauce, and red pepper grits.

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    8. Brunch Smoked Chicken and Potato Hash

      $17.00

      Poached eggs, avocado, and tomatillo salsa.

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    9. Brunch Brioche French Toast

      $15.00

      Roasted bananas, vanilla mascarpone, almond brittle, caramel, and syrup.

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    10. Brunch Migas

      $17.00

      Scrambled eggs, tortilla chips, jalapeño, tomato, queso blanco, black beans, bacon, and a flour tortilla.

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    11. Brunch Backstreet Benedict

      $17.00

      Buttermilk biscuits, Virginia ham, hollandaise, grits, and asparagus.

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    12. Brunch Shrimp and Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

      $25.00

      Green onion and crispy leeks.

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