Pax Americana

Modern American

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Overview

Translated to “American Peace,“ Pax Americana serves modern American food paired with a wine list focused on all-American small producers. Known as Pax Am, the craftsman-style dining room stays packed with patrons sipping on signature cocktails like their twist on a Manhattan, the Manhattan Project cocktail (rye, amaro, maraschino, orange), and noshing on creamy goat ricotta with heirloom tomato and pea shoots. GQ named this restaurant as one of the outstanding restaurants of 2015.

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Accolades

  • Five Very Best Restaurants in Houston 2014 - Houstonia
  • Hottest Chefs 2014 - Houstonia
  • Top 100 Restaurants 2014 - Houston Chronicle
  • 25 Best New Restaurants 2014 - Houston Press

Menu for Pax Americana

Dinner Menu

Cured, Smoked and Pickled

  • Grilled Common Bond Bread and Whipped Charred Scallion Butter
    $5.00
  • Porchetta di Testa on Toast apple butter, radish, pea shoot
    $12.00
  • Bourbon Pork Pâté fermented pickles, nasturtium
    $12.00
  • Tejas Heritage Farms Duck Liver Mousse fig jam, arugula, petite challah
    $14.00
  • Smoked Beef Tartare fermented pickles, tonnato sauce, cultured cream, horseradish
    $18.00

From the Garden

  • Blistered Shishito & Jimmy Nardello's Peppers marinated goat feta, coriander, spiced marcona almond
    $13.00
  • Whipped Goat Ricotta sweet pea, TX Gulf bottarga, toasted buckwheat, blackberry vinegar
    $14.00
  • Heirloom Tomato white peach, charred squash, kefir tzatziki, seeded granola, opal basil
    $16.00
  • Potato & Ramp Kimchi Langos TX oyster mushroom, dill, chervil, garlic aioli, cultured cream
    $19.00
  • Grilled Texas Peaches Pt. Reyes Toma stuffed squash blossoms, ramp bearnaise, caraway granola
    $18.00

From The Field

  • Free Range Chicken Wings blackcurrant, sunflower seed, lifeguard sauce
    $12.00
  • Togarashi Spiced Berkshire Pork Ribs B&B pickles, red onion, coriander
    $16.00
  • Nine-Spiced 44 Farms Smoked Brisket fresh herb, pickled chilies, black garlic vinaigrette
    $24.00
  • Braised Akaushi Beef Rib grilled corn, okra, tomato, creamy heirloom grits, smoked corn sauce
    $25.00
  • Marble Ranch Wagyu Denver Cut charred squash romesco, confit potato, padron peppers
    $40.00

From the Sea

  • Gulf Rock Shrimp charred corn, blueberries, English peas, green goddess dressing
    $18.00
  • Gulf Cobia grilled figs, cilantro, green curry broth
    $25.00
  • Grilled Portuguese Octopus pearl cous cous, melon, dill, charred squash, Thai chili relish
    $27.00

Large Format

  • Grilled Whole Red Snapper okra, creamer peas, grilled corn, boquerones vinaigrette
    $40.00

Dessert Menu

Dessert

  • Pax-Am Float vanilla bean ice cream peach soda
    $8.00
  • Blueberry Clafoutis bay laurel ice cream takes a little time but totally worth it!
    $10.00
  • Brûléed Figs orange blossom meringue, maple kefir, dragée pistachio, apricot sorbet
    $10.00
  • Lemon Panna Cotta blackberry granita, blueberry jam, summer melon, basil ice cream
    $10.00

Dessert Wines

  • Kiona, Ice Wine, Chenin Blanc, Red Mountain, WA, '12
    $9.00
  • Enkidu, Late Harvest, Viognier/Chardonnay, Sonoma/Napa, CA '14
    $12.00
  • Philip Togni, Black Muscat Spring Mountain, Napa, CA '07
    $15.00
  • Barr Estate, Grand Finale 'Port', Touriga Nacional/Souzao, Paso Robles, CA '08
    $10.00
  • Frago Do Arco, 'Port', Touriga Nacional, Gandona Estate, Napa, CA '10
    $25.00

Beer & Wine

Pax Cocktails

  • Orange Is The New Black Gin | Aperol | Orange Shrub | Lemon | Sparkling | Lemon Bitters
    $12.00
  • Last BREXIT to Brooklyn Pimm's Cup No. 1 | Brooklyn Gin | Ginger | Georgia Peach Tea Syrup | Cucumber
    $12.00
  • Kerouac Cocktail Apple Grappa | Vodka | Lemon | Beet Syrup
    $13.00
  • The Liz Taylor Gin | Lemon | St-Germain | Crème De Violette | Lemon Bitters | Tonic
    $12.00
  • Strawberry Moon Coconut Syrup | Tequila | Primario Mezcal Joven | Lime | Strawberry Syrup
    $11.00
  • The Sam Beall 'An Ode to Blackberry Farm' Bourbon | Velvet Falernum | Lemon | Blackberries
    $11.00
  • Coleman Cobbler Avuá Prata Cachaça | Amontillado Sherry | Lemon | Pickle Syrup | PAX Blueberry Jelly
    $13.00
  • Some Like It Hot Tequila Blanco | Grapefruit Juice | Raspberry Puree | Jalapeno
    $10.00
  • The Manhattan Project Buffalo Trace Bourbon | Cocchi Americano | Maraschino | Angostura
    $14.00
  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Rum Squared | Galliano | Cherry Heering | Ginger Syrup | Pineapple | Cherry Vanilla Bitters
    $13.00

Beer

Beer/Cider of Unusual Size

  • Baudelaire iO Biere, Saison with Rose Petals & Hibiscus, ABV 6.8% Jolly Pumpkin Brewery, Dexter, MI
    750ml $28.00
  • Unity Vibration 'K.P.A.' Double Hopped + Juniper, Kombucha Pale Ale, ABV 8% Unity Vibration, Ypsilanti, MI
    500ml $18.00

Bottles & Cans

  • Ciderkin, Sparkling Hard Dry Cider, ABV 4.50% Argus Cidery, Austin, TX
    $7.00
  • 'White', Witbier, ABV 4.60% Real Ale Brewing, Blanco, TX
    $6.00
  • Bombshell Blonde, Blonde Ale, ABV 5.25% Southern Star, Conroe, TX
    $5.00
  • Staycation, American Pale Wheat Ale, ABV 4.80% Karbach Brewing, Houston, TX
    $5.00
  • Racer 5, American IPA, ABV 7.50% Bear Republic, Healdsburg, CA
    $8.00
  • Luchesa, Lager, ABV 4.80% Oasis, Austin, TX
    $6.00

Wine BTG

Sparkling

  • Domaine Carneros, Brut Carneros, Napa, CA
    $15.00
    $60.00
  • Scharffenberger, Rose NV Anderson Valley, CA
    $13.00
    $52.00

White

  • Desante, The Old Vines, Blend Napa, CA
    $13.00
    $52.00
  • The Eyrie Vineyards, Pinot Gris Dundee Hills, OR
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Love & Squalor, Riesling Willamette Valley, OR
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Wrath, 'EX ANIMA', Sauvignon Blanc Monterey, CA
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Qupé, Marsanne / Roussanne Santa Barbara County, CA
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Barnett Vineyards, Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard, Carneros, CA
    $14.00
    $56.00

Rosé

  • Stoller, Rosé of Pinot Noir Dundee Hills, OR
    $10.00
    $40.00

Red

  • Luli, Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands, CA
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Ransom, Grenache Rogue Valley, OR
    $13.00
    $52.00
  • Heitz, Grignolino St. Helena, Napa, CA
    $14.00
    $56.00
  • Balboa, Red Blend, Syrah/Malbec/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc Walla Walla, WA
    $14.00
    $56.00
  • Stack House, Red Blend, Merlot/Cabernet Franc Napa, CA
    $15.00
    $60.00
  • Obsidian Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills, Lake County, CA
    $14.00
    $56.00

Dessert Wine

  • Kiona, 'Ice Wine', Chenin Blanc Red Mountain, WA '12
    $9.00
  • Enkidu, 'Late Harvest', Viognier/Chardonnay Sonoma & Napa, CA '14
    $12.00
  • Philip Togni, Black Muscat Spring Mountain, Napa, CA '07
    $15.00
  • Barr Estate, 'Grand Finale', Touriga/Souzao Paso Robles, CA '08
    $10.00
  • Frago Do Arco 'Port', Touriga Nacional Gandona Estate, Napa, CA '10
    $25.00

By The Bottle

Sparkling

  • Birichino, Pétulant Naturel, Malvasia Bianca Monterey
    $50.00
  • Schramsburg, Blanc De Blancs Calistoga, Napa, CA '13
    $75.00
  • Maysara, Sparkling Rosé McMinnville, OR, NV
    $55.00
  • Richard G. Peterson, Brut Rosé Napa, CA '04
    $300.00
  • Schramsburg, Brut Rosé Calistoga, Napa, CA '12
    $75.00

White

  • Saddleback Cellars, Albariño Los Carneros, Sonoma, CA '12
    $40.00
  • Ravines, Dry Riesling Finger Lakes, NY '14
    $35.00
  • Joseph Swan, Gewürztraminer Saralee's Vineyard, RRV, Sonoma '14
    $42.00
  • Teutonic, Silvaner David Hill Vineyard, Willamette, OR '14
    $50.00
  • Desparada, Sauvignon Blanc Santa Barbara, CA '15
    $48.00
  • Foxen, Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard, | Santa Maria Valley, CA '14
    $45.00
  • Merry Edwards, Sauvignon Blanc RRV, Sonoma '13
    $70.00
  • Kobalt, Sauvignon Blanc Napa '13/'14
    $60.00
  • DeSante, 'Old Vine' Sauvignon Blanc Napa, CA '13
    $70.00
  • Peay, Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, CA '13
    $80.00
  • Relic, 'The Sage' Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, CA '13
    $115.00
  • Red Car, Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, CA '12/'13
    $70.00
  • Big Table Farm, Chardonnay Eola Amity Hills, OR '13
    $95.00
  • Alpha Omega, Chardonnay 'Unoaked' Napa, CA '14
    $55.00
  • El Molino, Chardonnay Rutherford, Napa, CA '13
    $115.00
  • Hudson Vineyards, Chardonnay Carneros, Napa, CA '13
    $140.00
  • Kongsgaard, Chardonnay Napa, CA '13
    $185.00
  • Smith Story, Semillon Lakota's View, Sonoma Mountain, CA '14
    $75.00
  • Alexana, Pinot Gris Willamette Valley, OR '14
    $50.00
  • Latta, Roussanne Lawrence Vineyard, Columbia Valley, WA '13
    $65.00
  • Barboursville, Viognier Barboursville, Virginia '13
    $45.00
  • Quill, Viognier Stagecoach Vineyard, Pritchard Hill, Napa, CA '11
    $75.00
  • J.K. Carriere, 'Glass', White Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, OR '15
    $48.00
  • Aberrant Cellars, 'Philtrum', Pinot Noir Blanc Willamette Valley, OR '14
    $60.00

Orange

  • Joseph Swan, Pinot Gris Saralee's Vineyard, RRV, Sonoma '12
    $50.00

Rosé

  • Big Table Farm, 'Laughing Pig' Rosé Willamette Valley, OR '15
    $50.00
  • Enkidu, 'Shamhat', Rosé of Syrah/Grenache/Mourvèdre Sonoma Coast, CA '15
    $40.00
  • The Archive, Rosé of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, CA '15
    $58.00
  • Azur, Rosé of Syrah Napa/Sierra Foothills, CA '14/'15
    $65.00
  • XURUS, Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon Sonatina Vineyard, Lake County, CA '15
    $50.00

Red

  • Peay, Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard, Anderson Valley, CA '14
    $100.00
  • The Archive, Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, CA '13
    $65.00
  • Peay, 'Ama', Estate Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, CA '13
    $110.00
  • Domaine Drouhin, Pinot Noir Dundee Hills, Willamette, OR '14
    $75.00
  • Alysian, Pinot Noir Russian River, Sonoma, CA '12
    $75.00
  • Merry Edwards, Pinot Noir Coopersmith Vineyard, Russian River '12
    $165.00
  • J.K. Carriere, 'Vespidae', Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, OR '13
    $75.00
  • Antica Terra, 'Botanica', Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, OR '13
    $170.00
  • Foxen, Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley, CA '14
    $68.00
  • Fiddlehead, '728', Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills CA '12
    $75.00
  • Pali Wine Co., Pinot Noir, Rancho la Viña Vineyard Sta Rita Hills CA '12
    $85.00
  • Miura, Talley Vineyard, Pinot Noir Arroyo Grande Valley, CA '10
    $115.00
  • Perry Creek, 'Altitude 2401', Barbera Sierra Foothills, CA '11
    $45.00
  • Tribute To Grace, Grenache Santa Barbara, CA '14
    $60.00
  • Garguilo, 'Aprile', Super Oakville Blend, Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon Money Road Ranch, Oakville, Napa '12
    $98.00
  • Sparkman, 'Underworld', Petit Verdot Yakima Valley, WA '11
    $85.00
  • Archive, Carignane Napa, CA '13
    $60.00
  • Tofanelli, Charbono Calistoga, Napa, CA '12
    $75.00
  • Archive, Mourvèdre Napa, CA '12
    $60.00
  • Noble, Petite Sirah High Valley, Lake County, CA '08
    $75.00
  • Dunham-Maclachlan, Baby Bear, Syrah Columbia Valley, WA '11
    $115.00
  • Reynvaan, 'The Contender', Syra Walla Walla, WA '13
    $165.00
  • Enkidu 'Odyssey', Syrah Russian River, Sonoma, CA '11
    $75.00
  • Peay, 'La Bruma', Estate Syrah Sonoma Coast, CA '13
    $100.00
  • Enfield Wine Company, Syrah Haynes Vineyard, Coombsville, Napa, CA '13
    $85.00
  • Hudson, Syrah Carneros, Napa, CA '13
    $170.00
  • Sine Qua Non, 'Male' Syrah Santa Rita Hills, CA '13
    $360.00
  • Y. Rousseau, 'The Musketeer', Tannat Alder Springs Vineyard, Mendocino '11
    $120.00
  • Ulisses Valdez, Zinfandel Botticelli Vineyard, Rockpile, CA '11
    $80.00
  • Barr Estate, Malbec Paso Robles, CA '10
    $58.00
  • Ilaria, Malbec Napa, CA '13
    $75.00
  • LATTA, Malbec Wahluke Slope, WA '13
    $100.00
  • Crocker & Starr, Cabernet Franc Napa, CA '13
    $145.00
  • Relic, 'The Prior', Cabernet Franc Napa, CA '12
    $185.00
  • Arietta, Merlot Hudson Vineyards, Napa, CA '12
    $130.00
  • Yates Family, Merlot Mt. Veeder, Napa, CA '12
    $78.00
  • Behrens Family, 'Front Man', Merlot Napa, CA '11
    $175.00
  • Terra Blanca, Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain, WA '08
    $80.00
  • Sparkman, 'Kingpin', Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain, WA '11
    $110.00
  • Hollywood&Vine, 'Short Ends', Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, CA '13
    $75.00
  • Match Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon Butterdragon Hill Vineyard, Napa, CA '07
    $88.00
  • Hesperian, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, CA '08
    $90.00
  • Desante, Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford, Napa, CA '13
    $95.00
  • Liparita, Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville, Napa, CA '12
    $100.00
  • Gandona, 'Encosta', Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill, Napa, CA '12
    $155.00
  • Philip Togni, Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain, Napa, CA '11
    $195.00
  • Orin Swift, 'Mercury Head', Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5 liter Napa, CA '13
    $450.00
  • Barbour Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena, Napa, CA '13
    $235.00
  • Keever, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, CA '12
    $220.00
  • Odette, Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District, Napa, CA '13
    $240.00
  • FUTO, OV/SL, Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville/Stags Leap, Napa, CA '12
    $275.00
  • Scarecrow Wine, 'M. Etain', Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford, Napa, CA '13
    $275.00
  • Gargiulo, 'G Major 7', Cabernet Sauvignon 575 OVX Vineyard, Oakville, CA '12
    $280.00
  • Fairchild, 'STONES #1', Cabernet Sauvignon Las Piedras Vineyard, St Helena, CA '12
    $700.00
  • Robert Foley, 'Griffin, Merlot/Petite Sirah/Charbono/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot Oakville, Napa, CA '13
    $75.00
  • B Cellars, 'Blend 24', Cab Sauv/Sangiovese/Petite Sirah/Syrah Napa, CA '12
    $98.00
  • Hudson, 'Pick Up Sticks', Grenache/Syrah/Viognier Carneros, Napa, CA '13
    $75.00
  • Relic, 'Ritual', Mourvèdre/Grenache/Carignane/Syrah/Petite Sirah Napa, CA '13
    $115.00
  • Herman Story 'Casual Encounters', Grenache/Syrah/ Mourvèdre/Tanat Paso Robles, CA '13
    $95.00
  • Desparada, 'Sackcloth & Ashes', Cab Sauv/Cab Franc/Petit Verdot/Merlot/Malbec Central Coast, CA '14
    $75.00
  • Herman Story, 'Bolt Cutter', Cab Sauv/Petit Verdot/Petite Sirah/Syrah Paso Robles, CA '13
    $95.00
  • Balboa, 'Mith', Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot Walla Walla, WA '12
    $88.00
  • Orin Swift, 'Papillon', Cab Sauv/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Malbec/Cab Franc Napa, CA '13
    $130.00
  • Hudson, 'Old Master', Cabernet Franc/ Merlot Hudson Vineyards, Napa, CA '12
    $225.00
  • FUTO, Cabernet Sauvignon/ Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdo Oakville, Napa, CA '12
    $560.00

American Wheat Whiskey

  • Breuckelen Distilling, '77' Wheat New York
    $13.00
  • High West, 'Yippee Ki-Yay' Park City, Utah
    $18.00
  • Michter's, Unblended Kentucky
    $12.00

Bourbon

  • Basil Hayden's Kentucky
    $10.00
  • Booker's Kentucky
    $12.00
  • Bulleit, Bourbon Kentucky
    $9.00
  • Michter's, Bourbon Kentucky
    $11.00
  • Woodford, Reserve Kentucky
    $10.00
  • Orphan Barrel, 'Barterhouse' 20 yr Kentucky
    $20.00

Rye

  • Bulleit, Rye Kentucky
    $9.00
  • Old Potrero, 18th Century Style Whisky California
    $14.00
  • Lock, Stock and Barrel, 13 yr Kentucky
    $20.00
  • Michter's, Rye Kentucky
    $12.00

Single Malt

  • Westland, Single Malt Washington
    $18.00

Scotch Whiskey

Single Malt

  • The Balvenie, 14 yr, Caribbean Cask Speyside
    $20.00
  • Glenlivet, 12 yr Speyside
    $10.00
  • Laphroaig, 10 yr Isle of Islay
    $11.00
  • Talisker, 10 yr Isle of Skye
    $14.00
  • Oban, 14 yr West Highland
    $19.00
  • Macallan, 12 yr Speyside
    $14.00
  • Macallan, 18 yr Speyside
    $39.00

Blended

  • Pig's Nose Gloucestershire, Scotland
    $8.00

International Whiskey

Blended

  • Power's Gold Ireland
    $8.00

Single Pot Still

  • Redbreast 12 yr Cork, Ireland
    $14.00

Single Malt

  • Amrut, Cask Strength Bangalore, India
    $17.00
  • The Yamazaki, 12 Year Japan
    $20.00

Cognac

  • Pierre Ferrand 1840 Champagne, France
    $9.00
  • Pierre Ferrand Réserve 20 yr Champagne, France
    $16.00
  • Pierre Ferrand Cigare Champagne, France
    $20.00

Calvados

  • Daron, Calvados, XO Pays D'Auge, France
    $20.00

Cocktails

Pax Cocktails

  • Orange Is The New Black Gin | Aperol | Satsuma Shrub | Lemon | Sparkling | Lemon Bitters
    $12.00
  • H.P. Lovecraft's 'Dark and Stormy' Silver Rum | Cherry Heering | St. Elizabeth All Spice Dram | Honey Syrup | Lime | Cinnamon Luxardo Cherry
    $11.00
  • Pax-Americana Clipper St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur | Lime | Pomegranate Grenadine | Absinthe
    $12.00
  • The New 'Dill' Gin | Manzanilla Sherry | Olive Juice | Dill
    $11.00
  • The Pixies, Doolittle, Track 1, Debaser Oloroso & PX Sherry | Lemon | Orange Bitters | Fresh Berries
    $12.00
  • The Val Kilmer AKA 'I'm your Huckleberry' Bourbon | Sulcata Lemon Juice | Huckleberry Syrup
    $10.00
  • From Russia with Love A 'Mule' by any other name Granny Smith Apple Infused Vodka | Lime| Sorghum | Ginger Beer
    $10.00
  • Some Like It Hot Tequila Blanco | Grapefruit Juice | Raspberry Puree | Jalapeno
    $11.00
  • The Manhattan Project Buffalo Trace Bourbon | Cocchi Americano | Maraschino | Angostura
    $14.00
  • South Sea Sipper Aquavit | Chinese 5 Spice | Lemon Grass | Lime | Seltzer
    $12.00

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Dinner Menu

1st Course

  • Whipped Goat Ricotta sweet pea, TX Gulf Bottarga, toasted buckwheat, blackberry vinegar

2nd Course

  • Smoked Beef Tartare fermented pickles, tonnato sauce, cultured cream, horseradish

3rd Course

  • Grilled Texas Peaches Pt. Reyes Toma cheese-stuffed squash blossoms, caraway granola, charred ramp bearnaise

4th Course

  • Nine-Spiced 44 Farms Smoked Brisket fresh herb, pickled chilies, black garlic vinaigrette

5th Course

  • Seasonal Fruit Clafoutis PAX-AM laurel bay ice cream

4319 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Refined, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (713) 239-0228
  • Private Dining Room: Yes