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Jonathan's the Rub at Memorial Green, Houston, TX

Jonathan's the Rub at Memorial Green

4.8
4.8
552 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A Diverse Selection of Bold Flavors.
Therein Lies The Rub.

When you’ve got Houston’s most seasoned line cook running the show, you’re bound to be delighted by the food (think Brooklyn red sauce meets New Houston fare, and everything in between), and Jonathan’s excels in every way.

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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Phone number

    (713) 808-9291

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Rombauer Wine Dinner

    US$125.00 per person

    Oct 5, 2022 only
    You're invited to join us for a special Rombauer Wine Dinner on Wednesday, October 5th at 7pm. $125/person + tax and 20% gratuity.

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What 552 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    American

  • Houston

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was okay. Service was a little slow.
  2. CR

    CarolynR

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed great food and good service.
  3. F

    Foodmama

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good. we had the sweet chili shrimp and the bacon wrapped scallops. I preferred the shrimp was not a fan of the scallops. New York Strip was seasoned to perfection. And the dessert was to die for! Coconut Cream pie.
  4. h

    houstondiner

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luis was a fantastic server and the food is always great
  5. BG

    BillyGGruff

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    JTR is consistently a delightful experience. It is ideal for a business lunch: not too loud where you have trouble hearing your dining companions, not too soft, where the people at another table might hear your conversation. Service is unobtrusive. handling the table maintenance, food delivery, beverage refreshment, etc. with aplomb. They accept reservations, so you know you'll have a table. Best of all, the food is consistently outstanding. Everything I've ever eaten here has been damn near perfect. Do yourself a favor & get the chicken-fried steak; sub roasted Brussels sprouts for the fries. Heaven.
  6. KW

    KenW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food excellent as always.
  7. JB

    JohnB

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and ambiance!
  8. z

    zoey

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great steak. Awesome place.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the meal and service but the restaurant itself is very noisy. We sat next to a group that was so loud that we couldn’t even have a conversation. Remedy?? Have tables further apart. We were literally on top on each other in the wine room.
  10. KE

    KelliE

    Chile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always. One of our favorite spots!
  11. JT

    JeffinTX

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Jonathan's always has superb food quality. Atmosphere is nice. Service is very good. A very reliable very good dinner location. We've not been in a little over a year. The new menu is a little "all over the place". While the choices are vast, there seems to be a lack of focus. That being said, the food is still excellent. Highly recommend.
  12. CM

    CharlieM

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always feel special when dining at Jonathan's. They go out of their way to make every experience a good one. It's our go-to for a great night out.
  13. P

    Paola

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and ambiance!
  14. ME

    MELL

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, ambiance and food. Only problem is parking.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the whole experience
  16. S

    Suzy

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Very disappointing evening food was substandard. Very late to serve and expensive steak was cold and well done. After talking to the manager was even more disappointed by his flippant remarks. Not impressed. Won’t be returning anytime soon
  17. R

    Rita

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant and can hardly wait to return. The Chilean sea bass, as described by our server Roman, really did melt in your mouth!! Another in our party had the JTR Burger and ate every bite!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing!! From the food to the service to the ambiance I was in my food haven. Roman was superb! Just follow his suggestions and your taste buds will be delighted. The sweet chili shrimp were fantastic... the Panko coating was a magic. Next was the salmon picatta was dreamy, full of flavor with robust lemon notes. The blackened redfish has zesty fragrant notes that just hang out with their creamy crab cousin nested on top of this beautiful dish. Oh and the roasted cauliflower!! Dang ate them so fast I forgot to snap the picture. Do yourself a flavor favor and go! Ask for Roman.
  19. TK

    TreyK

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Cesile was a great server and the food was awesome. The Manhattan was the best I have had in awhile.
  20. SB

    SharonB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter Cecil was awesome. He was very attentive and accommodating. The food was great. This was my second visit. The food was much better this time and I ordered the same thing just to see if there would be a difference.
  21. B

    Bevfoodie

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food … great value! Service excellent as well! Beautiful restaurant!
  22. GG

    GiGi

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect for a weeknight dinner. Darling restaurant with good food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here when they first opened for the day, on a Sunday. It was pretty quiet considering there weren’t many people there yet. Our waitress was very attentive, and gave us great recommendations on food options. I had the chicken and waffles, my husband had the Colorado omelette and a pancake on the side, and my son had the kids pancakes and bacon. The serving sizes were great. I did not get finish my food. The kids meal was 3 smaller size pancakes and bacon…it was a lot. Overall, the food and service was great. I would return!
  24. I

    Irene

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was initially slow to start. The majority of our food was great but the Brussels sprouts we had were not good at all and seemed like they were cooked in old oil or something. So bad that we couldn’t eat and we did let our waiter know. Still really like this place and will definitely go back.
  25. h

    hungry

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch w 4 ladies. Great service and delicious food
  26. KD

    KaDa

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Late lunch - one waitress for whole restaurant inside & outside, yet several other people running around. Sides dishes such as Brussels sprouts & cauliflower fried in heavy oil, had to request another dish. Simply not edible.
  27. M

    Msml

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a delightful early dinner at JTR. The waitress was very sweet and helpful and the food very enjoyable.
  28. LM

    LarryM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    We asked for a quiet table and were sent to the wine room. Then two women who must have been raised in a barn sat next to us, laughing and hollering so loud you could probably hear then all the way to memorial drive. Then a party of 8 arrived behind us. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The brushetta however. was not good. Better on toasted bread.
  29. DH

    DanaH

    Key West

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to eat at Jonathan's the Rub. Consistently good food and good service. Will return again soon!
  30. LD

    LindaD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great - work dinner. Nice ambience and great food!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Although service wasn’t good, I’ll be back because of delicious food.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ah, where to begin! Such a fabulous experience coming here for my second time. It was a brunch for my sisters birthday and they greeted her with a lovely happy birthday! We didn’t have to wait long since we had a reservation and were quickly taken to our table. Maria was our server and she was just lovely. We ordered the 2-course brunch special that is also donating a portion of their profits to the Ukrainian war, which I love! We got the gumbo and the crab cake Benedict and it was delicious! And of course, had to order mimosas! Maria was so sweet and brought out a slice of the snickers cake it and was just as delicious. We had an amazing meal and time and will certainly be back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can always count on great food and service!
  34. E

    Emersonius

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a review of their brunch. JTR used to be in a storefront location next to a knock-off 7-11. It was so good that they moved and expanded to two legitimate restaurant locations. The food and service are great. The restaurants are still fairly new - so not worn out and tired. The Sunday brunch is great. I always get the chicken and waffles. Theirs has a little twist which sounds iffy, but is fantastic - they put a scoop of grits in between the chicken on top and the waffle on the bottom, and it is amazing. JTR Memorial is a popular place, but you can till get it, and they have not jacked up the prices (at least not as of 8/28/2022).
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to Jonathan’s the Rub! Whether it be for brunch or dinner it never disappoints. They have some of the best food in Houston. Their customer service is unmatched.
  36. JD

    JeffD

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place
  37. MS

    MitziS

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    We have always enjoyed a great dining experience at Jonathan’s the Rub. It is one of our favorite go to restaurants. Last night, we had a VERY bad experience. My cousin looked down at his chair and found a puddle of water. The waiter wiped it off and my cousin was seated only to discover that the air conditioner was dripping on his head. We asked for a new table and were ignored. My cousin was then served his drink in a cracked glass. He asked for a new drink and this time there was water in his drink, so he asked for a replacement. It never came. All of our cocktails seemed to have had inappropriate water added. We were given menus for a private party and had to ask for new ones. We had trouble understanding the waiter. The waiter was largely unresponsive and uninterested. These events individually were not so bad, but they were accumulating into a very bad evening. We asked for a manager and he came after quite a delay. He was personable and friendly, but offered very little to redeem our evening. You would expect a restaurant like Jonathan’s, to offer something to frequent customers with a history of good reviews, such as an appetizer or a desert. The manager offered us gift cards for the future. Imagine our surprise when the bill came and we were charged for a drink we didn’t order, a drink that was sent back as undrinkable, and the gift cards. We had $140. in up-charges. Again, we asked for the manager who fixed our bill. Since Covid, we have begun tipping 25-30% as waiters work hard and deserve appreciation. Sadly, our tip reflected the service. We will give Jonathan’s another chance to be the restaurant we have enjoyed since it first opened in the original location. This service was not worthy of a mediocre restaurant and certainly not worthy of Jonathan’s the rub. The food was as good as usual.
  38. SP

    SueP

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    It’s was bad 1st impression, our foods take forever, Some table got their 1st that come in after us, our foods came but waiter put in wrong order, wait longer for my food, food taste terrible except the fish, but at end he took out 1st, because she didn’t eat it..we won’t be going back any time soon 😒
  39. TW

    TedW

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service as usual
  40. M

    Mjg20606

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and service. One of us used the special menu where a portion, $6.00, was donated for Ukrainian relief. Good and extensive choices on that menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Jonathan's the Rub at Memorial Green offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 808-9291.

Jonathan's the Rub at Memorial Green is rated 4.8 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Jonathan's the Rub at Memorial Green

12505 Memorial Dr Ste 140, Houston, TX 77024-6051

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    West Side

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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