Inspired by the cuisine and atmosphere of the French Riviera, Café Azur features Mediterranean dishes acknowledging the coast of southeastern France while providing other plates that echo neighboring Italy. Our menu includes Provencal favorites like bouillabaisse, duck confit, steak tartare, foie gras and ratatouille, along with Italian influences such as lobster ravioli topped with white truffle oil and Gulf shrimp fettuccine in armoricaine sauce.
Located at 4315 Montrose Blvd and possessing neighborhood charm, Café Azur's cozy dining area, wraparound bar, and sunny lush green patios provide our guests with a truly coastal dining experience. As a family-owned restaurant, we are proud to serve Houston with dinner six days a week, weeknight happy hours, and Sunday Brunch.
Meet Chef Sidney Degaine
Chef/owner Sidney Degaine, a French chef whose roots are in Nice in the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera), and his wife/operating partner, Maria, opened Café Azur in Fall 2016 in Montrose. Previously, they had opened three highly successful restaurants in Brazil, before setting their sights on the United States, and choosing to settle in Houston due to it's thriving restaurant scene.
With more than 15 years of professional experience as a chef, Degaine has delighted diners at restaurants, hotels and resorts, and private residences in France, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. He trained at the prestigious Lycée Hôtelier “Paul Augier” in Nice, France earning a Bachelors' in Sommellerie (Enologist) and Hotels and Restaurants Administration, as well as a B.E.P-C.A.P Cuisine. The hotel and tourism institution is known for being at the forefront of innovation and producing among the best cooks, room staff and professionals of tourist reception in France. Over the course of his career, Degaine has served as Executive Chef for the French National Football Team, at the Insolito Boutique Hotel in Búzios – RJ – Brazil, and at the Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho.
He now looks forward to bringing a taste of the French Riviera to the United States' most diverse city. According to him, "I can't bring the Mediterranean to Houston, but I can bring the food."