Backstreet Cafe

Located in Houston

  1. Small Plates
    1. +

      $18.00

      Pate & Cheeses

      Duck pate, chorizo links, hook's 5 year cheddar, fourme d'ambert blue, zamorano manchego, deviled egg.

    2. +

      $12.00

      Asparagus & Zucchini Flatbread

      Mozzarella, goat cheese, vegetable pesto, arugula, mint, basil, lemon zest, red pepper flakes

    3. +

      $9.00

      Charred Broccolini

      Sliced almonds, whopped ricotta

    4. +

      $11.00

      Asparagus & Green Pea Risotto

      Shaved parmesan

    5. +

      $12.00

      Fried Green Tomatoes

      Crawfish remoulade, arugula

    6. +

      $14.00

      Tuna Poke

      Raw tuna, avocado, cucumber, scallion, mango-passion fruit marmalade, sesame seed

    7. +

      $11.00

      Brisket Wraps

      Bibb lettuce, roasted brisket, rice noodles, sprouts, cucumber, carrot, herbs, dipping sauce

    8. +

      $9.00

      Hummus

      Roasted spiced cauliflower, hazelnuts, sliced almonds, housemade pita bread

    9. +

      $14.00

      House Fresh Burrata

      Eggplant, tomato, peppers, rustic toast

    10. +

      $10.00

      Duck Spring Rolls

      Served with ginger-scallion soy sauce for dipping.

    11. +

      $12.00

      Baked Oysters

      Spinach, parmesan, breadcrumbs, crisp tasso

    12. +

      $12.00

      Gulf Coast Beignets

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

    13. +

      $15.00

      Lump Crab Cakes

      Red pepper beurre blanc.

  2. Soups & Greens
    1. +

      $14.00

      Gulf Coast Seafood Gumbo

      Shrimp, crab, fish, okra, dark red-brown roux

    2. +

      $11.00

      Wedge Salad

      Iceberg wedges, bacon, tomato, fried shallots, green goddess, bleu cheese

    3. +

      $10.00

      Tortilla Soup

      Smoked chicken, roasted tomato, avocado, tortilla strips

    4. +

      $12.00

      Red Pear Salad

      Red lettuces, bleu cheese, sundried cherries, pomegranates, balsamic vinaigrette, candied walnuts

    5. +

      $15.00

      Lentil Salad

      Roasted baby carrot, avocado, onion, piquillo pepper, housemade burrata, ground pistachio, lemon, olive oil

    6. +

      $17.00

      Brunch Only Grilled Chicken Salad

      Kale, brussels sprouts, avocado, feta, dried cherries, almonds, lemon vinaigrette. Only available on weekends from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    7. +

      $26.00

      Brunch Only Jumbo Crab Salad

      Avocado, grape tomato, cucumber, radish, lemon puree, basil oil. Only available on weekends from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

  3. Dinner Entrees
    1. +

      $26.00

      Pan Roasted Duck Confit

      Roasted vegetable pesto, quail egg, carrots, kumquat, orange, fig.

    2. +

      $28.00

      Whole Roasted Striped Bass

      Boneless, romesco, seasonal vegetables, grilled lemon

    3. +

      $26.00

      Braised Short Ribs

      Parsnip puree, hasselback Yukon potato, carrot butter

    4. +

      $25.00

      Berkshire Pork Chop

      Dirty rice, compound herb butter

    5. +

      $20.00

      Red Corn Chicken Enchiladas

      Corn pudding, green beans

    6. +

      $25.00

      Pan Seared Scallops

      Asparagus & green pea risotto, parmesan

    7. +

      $25.00

      Texas Gulf Shrimp & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

      Green onion, crispy leeks

    8. +

      $35.00

      Grilled Ribeye Steak

      Duck fat yikon gold souffle, creme fraiche, wild mushrooms, roasted garlic, red wine reduction

    9. +

      $25.00

      Cioppino

      Fish, scallop, shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, tomato-infused seafood broth, grilled bread.

  4. Dinner Pastas
    1. +

      $23.00

      Angel Hair Pasta

      Crawfish, andouille sausage, cream, parmesan, green onion.

    2. +

      $18.00

      Jalapeno Fettuccine

      Chicken, tomatoes, black beans, cilantro

    3. +

      $25.00

      Bucatini with Spicy Crab

      Lump crabmeat, chanterelles, roasted garlic, spicy lemon gremolata.

    4. +

      $20.00

      Fungi Pasta

      Smoked king trumpet mushroom, braised lamb, eggplant, tomato, Kalamata olives, truffle cheese

    5. +

      $17.00

      Orecchiette

      Blistered broccolini, Italian sausage, whipped ricotta

    6. +

      $16.00

      Black Pepper Tagliatelle

      Grilled kale pesto, Brussels sprouts, winter squash, crumbled goat cheese

  5. Sides
    1. +

      $8.00

      Dinner Only Duck Fat Flavored Yukon Gold "Souffle"

      Creme fraiche, goat cheese, green onion. Available for Dinner only.

    2. +

      $4.00

      Corn Pudding

    3. +

      $7.00

      Curried Carrots

      Pine nuts, dried fruit, Greek yogurt dressing

    4. +

      $7.00

      Charred Brussels Sprouts

    5. +

      $7.00

      Pan Roasted Mushrooms

    6. +

      $7.00

      Macaroni & Cheese

    7. +

      $7.00

      Dirty Rice

  6. Lunch Entrees
    1. *Lunch is available from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    2. +

      $16.00

      Black Pepper Tagliatelle

      Grilled kale pesto, Brussels sprouts, winter squash, crumbled goat cheese

    3. +

      $18.00

      Jalapeno Fettuccine

      Chicken, tomatoes, black beans, cilantro

    4. +

      $17.00

      Orecchiette

      Blistered broccolini, Italian sausage, whipped ricotta

    5. +

      $25.00

      Bucatini with Spicy Crab

      Lump crabmeat, chanterelles, roasted garlic, spicy lemon gremolata.

    6. +

      $18.00

      Beef Tenderloin Salad

      Mixed leafy greens, avocado, tomato, olives, red onion, gorgonzola, fresh herb vinaigrette

    7. +

      $17.00

      Soba Noodle Bowl

      Peanut and sesame buckwheat noodles, carrot, cucumber, ginger, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic. Choose vegetarian ($15) or salmon ($17)

    8. +

      $20.00

      Red Corn Chicken Enchiladas

      Corn pudding, green beans.

    9. +

      $18.00

      Salmon Tacos

      Black beans, creme fraiche, tomatillo salsa.

    10. +

      $19.00

      Crispy Lobster Sandwich

      On toasted brioche, bacon, tomato, arugula, spicy onion rings, red pepper remoulade, potato salad.

    11. +

      $25.00

      Texas Gulf Shrimp & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

      Ground cheese grits, green onion, crispy leeks.

    12. +

      $22.00

      Pecan Crusted Chicken

      Red pepper reduction sauce, mashed potatoes, spinach.

    13. +

      $15.00

      Wood-Grilled Hugo's Burger

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

    14. +

      $17.00

      Vegetarian Platter

      Slow cooked and grill charred with brussels sprout hash. Gluten free.

  7. Brunch: Fresh From the Oven
    1. *Brunch is available on weekends from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    2. +

      $7.00

      Orange Chocolate Brioche Buns

    3. +

      $7.00

      Buttermilk Biscuits

  8. Brunch: Toasts
    1. *Brunch is available on weekends from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

      Toasts are available on white or pumpernickel.

    2. +

      $11.00

      House-Cured Salmon

      Purple onion, cucumber, dill, greek yogurt, sour cream.

    3. +

      $10.00

      Avocado

      Cherry tomato, feta.

    4. +

      $9.00

      Almond Butter

      Strawberries & banana tossed in orange liqueur, brûléed.

  9. Brunch: Eggs & Such
    1. *Brunch is available on weekends from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    2. +

      $25.00

      Bucatini with Spicy Crab

      Lump crabmeat, chanterelles, roasted garlic, spicy lemon gremolata.

    3. +

      $20.00

      Fungi Pasta

      Smoked king trumpet mushroom, braised lamb, eggplant, tomato, Kalamata olives, truffle cheese

    4. +

      $18.00

      Braised Oxtail & Eggs

      Oxtail cakes, poached eggs, pan-roasted potatoes, tomatillo sauce

    5. +

      $18.00

      Skirt Steak & Eggs

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

    6. +

      $18.00

      Wood-Grilled Hugo's Burger

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

    7. +

      $21.00

      Salmon & Eggs

      Poached eggs, creamy spinach, potato cake, hollandaise.

    8. +

      $18.00

      Fried Chicken & Biscuits

      Two poached eggs, creamy jalapeño sauce, red pepper grits, roasted zucchini.

    9. +

      $17.00

      Smoked Chicken & Potato Hash

      Poached eggs, avocado, tomatillo salsa.

    10. +

      $14.00

      Brioche French Toast

      Bananas, nutella, caramel sauce, maple syrup, crushed candied peanuts.

    11. +

      $17.00

      Migas

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

    12. +

      $17.00

      Backstreet Benedict

      Cheddar chive biscuits, aged virginia ham, hollandaise, grits, asparagus.

    13. +

      $25.00

      Shrimp & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

      Green onion, crispy leeks.

  10. Dessert Menu
    1. +

      $9.00

      Coconut Merengue Cremeux

    2. +

      $9.00

      Espresso Cake

    3. +

      $9.00

      Strawberry-Rhubarb Shortcake

    4. +

      $10.00

      Crepes & Fingerling Bananas

    5. +

      $9.00

      Golden Delicious Apple Tart

    6. +

      $9.00

      Butterscotch Bread Pudding

    7. +

      $9.00

      Warm Dark Chocolate Cake

    8. +

      $9.00

      Vanilla Creme Brulee

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