A b o u t

Perched on the eastern edge of Memorial Park, The Classic is a light-filled, fresh-faced American bistro with a touch of retro charm and a comfortable, everyday menu.

Benjy Levit brings Houston a no-rush, no-fuss neighborhood spot with beautiful, simple dishes done exceptionally well. The menu features the subtle flavors and techniques that have traveled across oceans and generations and the team’s own family tables. All rolled into one is an  unabashedly American bill of goods, with a little something for everyone.

C o n t a c t


Mon—Thurs: 10am—9pm
Fri: 10am—10pm
Sat: 9am—10pm
Sun: 9am—9pm

HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Sat 4pm-7pm

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(713) 868-1131


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The Classic

Our private dining room can accommodate groups of up to 38 people for a seated Lunch or Dinner, up to 30 people for a Saturday Brunch buffet, and up to 50 for a cocktail style event.


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Lisa Gochman, lisa@lisagochman.com

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