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Mindful Mediterranean Cuisine
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A Houston restaurant In the Seafaring tradition

At Safina, we pay homage to the Mediterranean’s rich history of mercantilism, craftsmanship, and innovation by creating wellness-driven food for today’s mindful eater.

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Daily Hours

Breakfast | 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Lunch | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dinner | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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  • Definitely recommend

    "Had a fabulous 3-course lunch. The scallops were perfect. Definitely recommend." - Keith W., Facebook
  • Everything was delicious!

    "My family of five had dinner and dessert here. We all had a different entree, recommended by our waitress Andrea. Everything was delicious! And the desserts are so unique, an explosion of color and flavors, yes. we tried them all! For ambiance and amazing food, this is the place." - Lisa G., Facebook review
  • Wonderful Addition!

    "What a wonderful addition to the Texas Medical Center. Safina is a beautifully sleek and swanky restaurant and bar within the newly built InterContinental Hotel." - Linda M., Facebook
  • Beautifully Presented

    “The food was delicious and unique, beautifully presented.” - – Sarah C., Yelp reviewer
Diners choice 2019
The Naturalist

Refined Flavors

Mix and mingle at The Naturalist Café & Lounge, our wellness-driven hub for drinks, snacks, flatbreads and more.

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Coffee Bar

Fuel Your Morning

We have your perfect start to the day at Safina Mediterranean. Our Houston Medical Center coffee bar features six delicious brews on tap and plenty of tasty grab-and-go options.

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Private Dining

Colorful Corners

Give your gathering a touch of intimacy in a customizable, private dining area defined by clean lines. The open space exudes an airy feel with seating for up to 18, a full-service bar, and a relaxing ambiance.

424 SQ. FT. | 18 GUESTS

Private Dining Room

We offer a flexible private dining area with a television and plenty of space for a business lunch meeting or family get-together.

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3,500 SQ FT | 130 GUESTS

Full Restaurant Buyout

Make Safina your own with a full restaurant buyout. From custom menus to signature cocktails, we are at your service.

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Meet Our Magicians

Carl Allaz

General Manager

As a General Manager, Carl upholds a managerial style that’s both approachable and hands-on with an exceptional understanding of both the front of the house and the back of the house.

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Carl Allaz

As a General Manager, Carl upholds a managerial style that’s both approachable and hands-on with an exceptional understanding of both the front of the house and the back of the house.

Born in Lebanon, Carl discovered his passion for the restaurant and hospitality industry at an early age, beginning his career in Houston along a journey that would lead him around the United States from Tennessee, Colorado, Missouri to abroad in Saudi Arabia and his roots in Lebanon before making a return to the city of Houston. With a keen eye for detail and unyielding commitment to quality and customer service, Carl upholds a managerial style that’s both approachable and hands-on with an exceptional understanding of both the front of the house and the back of the house.

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Find us in the heart of

The Medical Center

We're in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, elevating the Houston food scene with healthy vegan, breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Treat your tastebuds to the finest Mediterranean cuisine you've ever encountered.

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