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17 at The Sam Houston Hotel-Houston
17 at The Sam Houston Hotel-Houston

17 at The Sam Houston Hotel-Houston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thesamhoustonhotel.com/dining/*17
  • Email: info@thesamhoustonhotel.com
  • Phone: (832) 200-8994
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast:
    Monday-Friday 6:30 A.M.-10 A.M.
    Saturday-Sunday 7 A.M.-11 A.M.

    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11 A.M.-2 P.M.

    Monday-Saturday 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
    Sunday 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Bayle
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: All in-house catered events are served food prepared by award winning restaurant *17. Personalized menus can be created for any budget by our Executive Chef for parties of 8 to 215. Our on-site personal event specialists will help organize and arrange every detail of the food and beverages, contact us to learn more and set up a menu tasting at 832-200-8803. Please visit our website for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: An ideal ambiance for up to 30 located just behind our main dining room, our private dining room features flat screens with built in AV capabilities, complimentary WiFi and hard wired internet as well as direct phone lines for teleconferencing needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Natalie Monk (832) 200-8807
  • Entertainment: Pre-dining cocktails available in The Sam Bar featuring plasma screen entertainment and outside seating. Park and walk to the ballpark with both pre/post game coverage of Houston Astros. With its relaxed vibe and attentive staff, the Sam Bar is the perfect location and a great venue to "warm up" for dinner at *17.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Jacinto
  • Public Transit: Located conveniently downtown at the corner of San Jacinto and Prairie Street in Houston's most happening zip code, 77002, and only steps away from the Main Street Light Rail Transit Train.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking when dining. Ask your server for ticket validation.
A word from 17 at The Sam Houston Hotel-Houston
*17 is dedicated to offering guests bold, unpretentious food while focusing on the freshness, seasonality and origin of the ingredients. Since opening, the restaurant has received outstanding local, regional and national recognition including: Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Town & Country, Travel+Leisure, USA Today and “Best New Restaurant” by Esquire. Texas Monthly rated #1 Where to eat now, “I like just being in *17, with its glittering crystal lights and sleek chocolate-and-white color scheme set off by froufrou red wallpaper on one side of the room.”

Restaurant may be contacted at

832 200 8994
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Diner Reviews
  • "The place smells, the service is slow, the food is bad..."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Booked for Valentines day after looking at reviews, majority were favorable, and proximity of concert hall. Our request for seating was honored and the ambience is lovely, very romantic. The food however, was terrible. Soup, greasy; the salad, although tasty was terribly presented. My guy ordered the same salad; his was lovely, mine looked liked they had thrown the ingredients on the plate. Not much of the 4 course meal was any better, though the creme brûlée was very tasty. Overall very disappointing, a waste of money."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was quiet very nice wait staff and awesome food. I will most definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I celebrated the Valentine's day 2014 at the 17 with my love, and it was veryyyy romantic and the place was nice. The Waiter Oliver was so kind and I fell comfortable when i found out he was fluent in French as well! It reminded of France! I will definitely go back!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After dining here in 2010 and falling in love with the food and service, I thought it would be a wonderful treat for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately the food didn't live up to my expectations (it was a fixed menu this night) and the service was truly disappointing. We sat there with empty drinks and a non-bussed table for most of the evening. The small group for dinner was intimate and there were rose petals on the tables, so it was very romantic at least. Not sure we'll be going back anytime soon..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Sam is extremely impressive and the Staff was top notch! We will definetly return soon! The best Filet I have ever had and my wife's Risotto was amazing. The personal touch of having a sedan take us to the Hobby Center and back was perfect. We won't stay anywhere else when we are downtown."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Quiet - the dining area had been divided and a buffet was set up. The Christmas buffet was strange - an odd mix of foods, no gravy for the mashed potatoes and only a single dressing for the salad. There was a quiche, oysters, and a very different kind of benedict - not the usual and certainly not what you would expect for Christmas dinner."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We tried 17 with family for brunch on Christmas Day. I love the look of the restaurant; it is an intimate dining room, with only about 10 tables. The holiday decorations were lovely. Brunch buffet was laid out in the adjacent room. It wasn't very crowded. The service was excellent, attentive and friendly. The food was overall pretty good-- but not outstanding. The offerings on the buffet were fewer than I would have hoped. I would go again to try it on a day when they are having a regular dinner service. I think the romantic ambiance would be great for a date."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Two of our table ordered risotto. When the entrees came out the waitress said, "The chef wanted me to tell you than we have ran out or rice so he made the risotto with barley'. No rice, no creamy texture, no warning. Given that we had an event to attend (and the other four members of our party had received their entrees) one of us excepted the bland barley salad and the other went without an entree. No wonder there was nobody else in the entire restaurant two Saturday before Xmas with the theaters right around the corner! This was our second, and last time, at the restaurant."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Service was very slow. I appreciate being allowed time to linger over my plates, and a leisurely meal keeps you from getting too full, but the dishes arrived very slowly here. The evening at the restaurant was slow as well with very few customers, so I don't understand the drag. The salad, appetizer and main courses were ok, but not fantastic. When we saw the apple pie on the dessert menu, we said,"Why not?" Although we would generally never order this at a restaurant. Unfortunately, although the presentation was fresh, the filling was anything but... Maybe the wrong variety of apples was used, or our fears that a canned filling was used are correct. Would certainly not order it again. Which won't be an issue."
    Dined on 9/28/2013