Tiny Boxwoods

Modern American

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Overview

A casual-elegant cafe serving an eclectic menu of French-American comfort food, Tiny Boxwoods is a River Oaks favorite known for classic breakfast, lunch and dinner fare, lush greenery, and a relaxed outdoor patio. The vibe is peaceful and relaxing, with rustic-chic decor that's both contemporary and inviting. From-scratch cooking techniques shine in dishes like wood fired artichokes and seafood bouillabaisse with herb butter. Expect well executed fare and attentive service, and a delightfully complied classic cocktail menu.

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ACCOLADES

  • Houston's Best Eclectic Restaurants 2016 — Zagat
  • Houston's Best Outdoor Dining 2016 — Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 4.2 out of 5

Menu for Tiny Boxwoods

Breakfast

Breakfast

  • House Croissant honey butter and house jam
  • Fruit and Yogurt Parfait house granola, yogurt, bananas, seasonal berries
  • Morning Porridge 5 grain oats, house jam and granola with chia seeds steamed milk on the side
  • Kate's Breakfast coconut milk chia seed pudding, roasted almonds, seasonal berries and tinys honey
  • Avocado Toast fried egg, with pecan smoked bacon
  • House Migas eggs scrambled with cheese, sausage, potatoes, peppers, onions, tortilla strips, tomatillo salsa
  • Avocado and Egg eggs scrambled with cheese, tomatillo salsa, avocado, fresh basil, corn tortillas
  • Mothers Breakfast mothers sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits, strawberry jam
  • The Biltmore achiote salmon gravlax, hard boiled eggs, cilantro-chive cream cheese

House Drinks & Coffee

  • Morning Juice days selection
  • Orange Julia a frothy orange juice concoction
  • Seasonal Smoothie made with seasonal fresh fruit and blossom honey
  • Julia Sunrise orange julia with cranberry juice
  • Espresso
  • Cortado
  • Macchiato
  • Americano
  • Flat White
  • Cappuccino
  • Latte
  • House Black Coffee

Brunch

Breakfast Favorites

  • The Days Pastry Board a choice of three pastries, housemade jam and honey butter
  • Fruit and Yogurt Parfait house granola, yogurt, bananas, seasonal berries
  • Fruit and Honey seasonal fruit, served with orange blossom honey
  • Morning Cheese and Meat Board trio of cheeses and cured meats, honeycomb, fruits, flatbreads, rosemary hazelnuts, jalapeno jelly
  • House Migas eggs scrambled with cheese, sausage, potatoes, onions, peppers, tortilla strips, tomatillo salsa
  • Egg and Avocado scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, avocado mash, tomatillo salsa, cilantro and blistered tortillas
  • Mothers Breakfast house ground sausage, jalapeno cheese grits, and warm biscuit with strawberry jam

The Pizzas

  • Chorizo and Egg Pizza house chorizo, potatoes, manchego cheese, tomatillo salsa, and an egg sunny side up
  • Bacon and Egg Pizza with pancetta, goat cheese, and an egg sunny side up
  • Potato and Egg Pizza with feta cheese, fresh basil pesto, and an egg sunny side up

House Drinks

  • Orange Julia a frothy orange juice concoction
  • Seasonal Smoothie made with seasonal fresh fruit and orange blossom honey
  • Julia Sunrise orange julia with cranberry juice
  • Red Sangria petit sirah, fresh citrus
  • White Wine Mojito white wine, lime, mint
  • Mimosas

Lunch Favorites

  • Steak Salad assorted greens, grilled steak, peanut dressing, mint and basil, almonds, mangos, and crispy wontons
  • Wood Fired Salmon roasted artichokes, heirloom tomatoes and garden chimi
  • Just 'Beet It' Burger roasted beets and black bean patty, chipotle aioli, pickled jalapenos, greens, and house pickles
  • Tinys Buffalo Burger 8oz freshly ground, basil pesto aioli, blue cheese, tomatoes, greens, and house pickles
  • Turkey and Avocado Club turkey, avocado, tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, basil pesto aioli, grilled artisan bread

Lunch

Salads

  • Tinys Summer Salad grilled chicken, spiced pecans, blue cheese crumbles, sliced apples, over mixed greens and apple cider vinaigrette
  • Petite Filet Salad 4oz petite filet over butter lettuce, black beans, baby heirlooms, jicama, parmesan cheese, and avocado mash, served with a cilantro lime dressing
  • Salmon Provencal wood fired salmon, mixed greens, champagne vinaigrette, goat cheese baguette
  • Summer Fruit heirloom tomatoes, avocado, watermelon, arugula pesto, burrata, saba

House Favorites

  • Cubano slow roasted pork, sliced ham, sriracha aioli, and house pickles on a country baguette
  • Turkey and Avocado Club turkey, avocado, tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, basil pesto aioli, grilled artisan bread
  • Grilled Cheese and Pesto year aged white cheddar, house basil pesto, house tomato sauce
  • Frenchman sliced chicken, goat cheese, sundried tomato pesto, arugula, kalamata olives, served on a country baguette
  • Just 'Beet It' Burger roasted beets and black bean patty, chipotle aioli, pickled jalapenos and greens
  • Tinys Buffalo Burger 8oz freshly ground, basil pesto aioli, blue cheese, house pickles
  • Wood Fired Salmon roasted artichokes, heirloom tomatoes and garden chimi
  • Watercolor shrimp and lump crab poached in chipotle herb butter served over coconut rice

House Drinks

  • Orange Julia a frothy orange juice concoction
  • Seasonal Smoothie made with seasonal fresh fruit and blossom honey
  • Julia Sunrise orange julia with cranberry juice
  • Red Sangria petit sirah, fresh citrus
  • White Wine Mojito white wine, lime, mint
  • Mimosas
  • Beer on Tap

Dinner

The Beginnings

  • Snapper Crudo sliced fresh snapper, avocado mash, red onion, leche de tigre, serrano oil, feta with a green papaya salad
  • Foie Gras Terrine tinys house terrine served with preserved shallots, balsamic omen reduction
  • Cheese and Meat Board jalapeño jam, whole grain mustard cream, candied hazelnuts, tinys honey and flatbreads
  • Wood Fired Artichokes with garden chimmi and herb butter
  • French Picnic rosemary ham, whipped goat cheese, house basil pesto, kalamatas, artisan bread
  • La Provençal mixed greens, champagne vinaigrette, goat cheese baguette
  • Kale Caesar house caesar, fresh kale, sunflower seeds
  • Spring Vegetable Medley asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, roasted squash, baby carrots, fennel tossed in a house chimmichuri

The Pizzas

  • Simple Tomato heirloom tomatoes, goat cheese, pesto, sea salt, and saba
  • Brussels Pizza oven roasted brussels, braised pancetta, taleggio
  • Sausage & Goat Pizza sausage, house tomato sauce and goat cheese served with a sunny side up egg

The Sides

  • Roasted Baby Carrots
  • Haricot Verts with Toasted Almonds
  • Raw Vegetable Salad
  • Yucca In Herb Butter
  • Roasted Romanesco

The Mains

  • Wood Fired Days Catch days catch, champagne beurre blanc, nights vegetable
  • Scallop & Grits scallop poached in guajillo butter served with roasted garlic grits topped with a green papaya salad
  • Seared Halibut braised yucca, baby carrots served with a white wine butter broth
  • Black & Blue 6 oz. buffalo filet, blue cheese risotto, poached cherries and figs
  • Shrimp and Risotto rosemary garlic rubbed grilled shrimp, parmesan risotto, champagne beurre blanc
  • Smokey Goat Lamb Burger house ground lamb, smoked goat cheese, aioli hand cut pomme frites
  • Short Rib Au Poivre braised peppered short rib in red wine, over roasted baby turnips and parsnips
  • 16oz Espresso Rubbed Dry Aged Ribeye oven roasted yucca, baby heirloom tomatoes, house chimmichurri

Cocktails

Classic Cocktails

  • French 75 gin, fresh lemon, sparkling wine
  • Boulevardier bourbon, campari, vermouth rouge
  • Sazerac rye, absinthe, bitters
  • Dalmatian vodka, fresh grapefruit, lemon, black pepper
  • Old-Fashioned bourbon, brown sugar, bitters
  • Eastside gin, fresh lime, cucumber, mint
  • Moscow Mule vodka, fresh lime, ginger beer
  • Blood & Sand scotch, fresh orange, vermouth rouge, cherry liqueur
  • Winter Blossom gin, fresh lemon, basil, honey, jalapeño
  • Manhattan rye, vermouth rouge, bitters
  • The Reviver gin, cocchi americano, orange liqueur, absinthe
  • Whiskey Business bourbon, rye, east india solera sherry, cocchi vermouth di torino
  • Martinez gin, vermouth rouge, cherry liqueur, bitters

Drinks

Blanc & Rose

  • '13 Gamble Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California
    $14.00
    $54.00
  • '13 Alois Lageder Chardonnay, Alto Adige, Italy
    $11.00
    $42.00
  • '12 Jean Marc Brocard "Saint Claire" Chablis, Burgundy, France
    $10.00
    $38.00
  • Domaine D'13 Upuy De Lome, "Vendangos" Rose, Bandol, France
    $12.00
    $42.00
  • '13 Terlan Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy
    $12.00
    $42.00
  • '13 Schug Chardonnay, Carneros, California
    $15.00
    $57.00
  • '13 Henri Bourgeois "Les Baronnes", Sancerre, France
    $53.00
  • '11 Fiddlehead Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley, California
    $53.00
  • '12 Domaine Matrot Meursault, Burgundy, France
    $73.00
  • '11 Michel Ecard "Les Goudelettes", Savigny Les Beaune, Burgundy
    $97.00

Champgagne & Sparkling Wine

  • Adami Prosecco, Italy
    $12.00
    $40.00
  • Casteller Cava, Spain
    $10.00
    $30.00
  • Juve Y Camps Brut Rose, Spain
    $11.00
    $36.00
  • Argyle Sparkling, Willamette Valley, Oregon
    $15.00
    $56.00

House Drinks

  • Chef's White Wine Mojitos
    $10.00
  • Chef's Red Wine Sangria
    $10.00
  • Chef's White Wine Sangria
    $10.00
  • Dolin Vermouth Blanc
    $9.00
  • Americano Cocchi
    $9.00
  • Cardamaro
    $9.00
  • Henri Giraud Ratafia De Champagne
    $12.00

Rouge

  • '12 Frederic Magnien Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France
    $15.00
    $56.00
  • '13 Tapiz "Alta Collection" Malbec Mendoza, Argentina
    $11.00
    $38.00
  • '12 Independent Producers Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington
    $10.00
    $37.00
  • '12 Trim Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California
    $12.00
    $45.00
  • '13 Moshin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California
    $13.00
    $50.00
  • '10 Condado De Haza, Ribera Del Duero, Spain
    $57.00
  • '11 Groom Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia
    $60.00
  • '12 Emeritus Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California
    $70.00
  • '11 Coho "Headwaters", Napa, California
    $72.00
  • '10 Hensley Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California
    $82.00
  • '08 La Magia Brunello Di Montalcino, Italy
    $97.00
  • '11 St. Cosme Chataeuneuf Du Pape, Rhone, France
    $97.00
  • '08 Produttori "Paje" Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
    $109.00

After Dinner

  • Domaine Cauhape Symphonie De Novembre Bandol, France
    $10.00
  • Moshin Poshin, Napa, California
    $15.00
  • Ferreira 20 Yr Tawny Porto, Portugal
    $18.00

Afternoon Menu

Main

  • House Cheese and Meat Plate flatbreads with jalapeno jam, cream cheese, mustard, honey hazelnuts, house honey assortment of curd meats and cheeses
  • French Picnic rosemary ham, whipped goat cheese, house basil pesto, kalamatas and artisan bread
  • The 3:30 Pm Muffin two batches a day - pulled from the oven at 3:30pm available until sold out
  • Assorted Pastries and Cookies

3614 West Alabama Street
Houston, TX 77027

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Charming, Intimate, Rustic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Family, Groups, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (713) 622-4224
  • Private Dining Room: Yes