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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.

Daily Hours

Breakfast | 6:30 - 10:00 AM

Lunch | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dinner | 5:00 - 10:00 PM (daily)

Happy Hour | 4:00 - 7:00 PM (weekdays)

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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
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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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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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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Save the date

Happy Hour

monday - friday

An extensive wine menu, creative cocktails, and a selection of draft and bottle beer makes our happy hour your designated happy time.

Happy Hour
Meet Our Magicians

Menno Ozinga

General Manager

Menno has close to a decade of experience in the restaurant industry. Born and raised in the Netherlands, he grew up with a passion for culinary arts, inspired by his grandfather who involved him in baking at a young age. A specialist in Italian wines, he holds the Court of Master sommelier level I and WSET level II.

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Meet Our Magicians

Tiago Almeida

Executive Chef

Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Tiago knew from an early age that he wanted to cook. His career includes top culinary posts in kitchens from Lisbon to London. Tiago is passionate about fresh produce and North Atlantic seafood and believes “care and hard work are the most important ingredients in every recipe.”


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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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