Américas - The Woodlands
Américas - The Woodlands

Américas - The Woodlands

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cordua.com/
  • Phone: (281) 367-1492
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday: 12:00pm - 4pm

    Dinner
    Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

    Brunch
    Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 3pm

    Bar 1492
    Sunday - Tuesday 11:00 am - 9 pm
    Wednesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Michael Cordúa
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: With six award-winning restaurants, Américas, Artista, Churrascos, and Amazón Grill to choose from, The Cordúa Group has taken the best of their portfolio and added other unique flavors. The result: a contemporary flavor unique to MjC Events that can be enjoyed outside of their restaurants. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a gala of splendor, the finest events always start with MjC Events. Event Managers are ready to help you plan your next event! Please contact them at MjC Events 713.961.0911.
  • Private Party Facilities: Américas Woodlands offers four private spaces that are ideal for your next family celebration, company dinner, social hour, or holiday party. For menu options and availability call us at 281-367-1492 or go online to www.cordua.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Janine Jones 2813671492x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Robbins/Timberloch
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage near the restaurant on Waterway Avenue as well as valet located in front of the restaurant. Américas will validate parking garage tickets for all patrons.
A word from Américas - The Woodlands
Recognized for its exciting dining and bold architecture, designed by renowned architect Ilan Waisbrod of Studio Gaia, Américas promises to continue the illustrious tradition of the original. Thrilling dishes combine vibrant Latin ingredients with European culinary techniques in an unparalleled setting alongside the Woodlands Waterway.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Américas - The Woodlands reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (76)romantic (58)fit for foodies (57)scenic view (54)good for groups (39)great for outdoor dining (30)notable wine list (27)great for brunch (24)neighborhood gem (23)great for lunch (23)hot spot (22)late-night find (18)vibrant bar scene (15)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • First time...
    Panda
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This was our first visit and we really enjoyed the food and service. Very attentive staff. My meal was excellent. My husbands steak was a little under seasoned but they provided him a fantastic peppercorn sauce. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, wonderful staff.
    Chris
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    DELICIOUS CHURRASCO. Amazing Tres Leches. Wonderful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best place in town
    isabelVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I love this place . Lunch , dinner , brunch , any day , any time , is a great place to have extraordinary food with an extraordinary service . The plantain chips , the salmon , the ceviche , all the desserts , the best capuchino EVERYTHING is here !! We come regular and always is good .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic, delicious
    Becky
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to Americas Saturday at 8pm for dinner. The service was warm, professional, and friendly. The restaurant was only about 50% full, and we were seated at a very small table (this was my only criticism) away from the window. But, when we asked to change table, the waitress immediately offered to help us move to any table we'd like. This was very gracious of her! The wine list was very reasonably priced. We had a lovely bottle of Silver Oak for only about $120 which is amazing, since it sells at HEB for around $90. The waiter brought out a tray with homemade little dipping chips along with three dipping sauces. The green one was so good we asked for another. For appetizers, we had the angel wings, accompanied with a delicious warm blue cheese sauce, and crab fingers (yummy!) The caesar salad was average. We split a fabulous steak, which was cooked exactly as we requested (medium rare). The Tres Leches for dessert was one of the best desserts I've ever had. LOVED IT! Overall I give Americas 5stars, and look forward to dining there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in The Woodlands
    CLevelDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Outstanding meal--sea bass. Superb wine--Jordan Chardonnay. Spectacular dessert--tres-leches--with unique "flaming" presentation. This is the finest restaurant in our community.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not fabulous
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It was too cold to sit outside and take advantage of the view, but we scored a window seat so that I could at least see the lights on the canal. The wine and drinks were very good, and the waiter was appropriately attentive. My husband ordered their signature steak, and I had the sea bass. My fish was exceptional, and his steak was decent but not exceptional. It's worth trying, but don't expect to be blown away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet and not crowded...good food.
    58WoodlandsVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were a bit concerned when we arrived for Saturday brunch (well, 1pm brunch). You walk through the empty bar, down the stairs to the restaurant. The restaurant was mostly empty -- maybe 20 people in it? And...there was a buffet. We were offered the opportunity to order off the menu, but as a group (6) we decided since the buffet price included bottomless bloody marys or mimosas :) The food was very good, we especially liked the ceviche. The desserts were very good -- the small cookies with nutella in the middle were a crowd favorite, especially since the server gave us extra nutella for dunking. The service was attentive but not overbearing and we appeciated getting fresh silverware for each trip to the buffet. We will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tops in food and service!
    DinerDave
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Enjoyed the valet, it was raining and well appreciated. Thank you for having the flowers (I ordered) on the table before I arrived and for selecting a quiet table in the corner by the waterway for our 9th anniversary. Nice touch. My steak was perfectly cooked (medium) cut it with a fork. Service was friendly and attentive. Great job to all! I WILL be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • chowchow
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This is a great restaurant,serving terrific food. The service was very good this time,but sometimes,it can go down. The only complaint I have is that it gets very loud during busy hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Iheartfood
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Outstanding food. Nice ambiance. Service was not so great initially, however, they were quick to apologize and recover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    Love4food
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband and I have been big fans of the Cordua restaurants for many years. We've eaten at several of them in the Houston area. However, this one in the Woodlands just didn't seem up to par with the others. Food and waitstaff were average. As always, though, the ambience was at the same high standard as the other Cordua restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too loud for romance
    1moetime
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food, service and ambiance all a 10. I just wish the guy next to us could have used his inside voice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beachgirl
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    great service and great food. The only thing was it was a little to loud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    65Vette
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We ate outside next to the canal witnessing a blilliant sunset. The staff was very attentive providing several enticing menu alternatives. All the chosen entrees were excellent. Dessert was a course too far, but dramatic and delicious. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will not go again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My 2nd time in a row waiting 30 min for a drink order. 1st time another waitress notice we didn't have our drinks after 40 min, 2nd time another couple after us received their drink/order before us. Disappointed after seeing a waitress meeting when we walked in... Maybe they forgot to mention
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    JOlson79VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My wife and I had just went to Tommy Bahammas but turned down because the whole restaurant had just been reserved by a Shell group...we had the option to sit at the bar but the receptionist recommended against it for dining on a speacial night. We drove over to America's thinking that the food would be good and that it would be a romantic location. We were a little disappointed. Not only was the food just ok, I was surprised that a "nice" restaurant, knowing that it was our anniversary, did not even offer a drink, dessert or appetizer. The waiter, although very nice, had a hard time with english.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Got the steak right
    SteakMasterVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I have been here many times before, always ordering the signature cut steak, the churrasco. Sometimes, they don't get it quite right, but tonight it was perfect! Prepared medium as requested, tender and full of flavor. Food was served 7 minutes after ordering. Always a nice ambiance and pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My husband and I went there on a friday night around 7. We had made reservations and were seated right away. Our waiter was incredible and the food was outstanding. We don't go out much so this was definitely a treat for us! I would highly recommend this place if you're wanting a romantic night out with you significant other or a date night with friends!! I had there special which was the sea bass on top of risotto and my husband had the ceviche for his appetizer and their steak for dinner. Both of us were very pleased. They have a bar up stairs so we went there for a drink after dinner and the staff up there were incredible as well. Best night we've had out in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Forced to share
    Girllovesfood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had dinner with some new friends. The night did not get off too well after our friends ordered 2 caipirinhas that they had to return because they were watered down and tasted like a strong lemonade. This was their first time at Anericas. We ordered 3 churrascos and a skate fish for the main course- after the appetizers- and though the menu says all of these dishes come with rice and lentils etc the server brought the dishes and then placed the smallest plate of rice, lentils and plantains to be shared by all four of us. Never mind that the server got upset when I asked for a spoon to help ourselves with that. Was she expecting we all dig in with our dirty forks?? For the money we spent it was a blah night. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New and different
    PICKYVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Interesting concept in Pan-American cuisine. Mostly south-of-th-border offerings with interesting twists on plantains, beans, and rice. The real gems are the meats and how they interact with the starches and sauces. Very nice presentations and an attentive staff make it a perfect location to break out of the norm with friends or co-workers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was okay, nothing tremendously memorable and far too pricy for what it was.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Impressed
    jm17
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I made reservations for 4 at 815pm arrived at 8pm and the hostess did not greet us she just asked if we had a reservation, I said yes and she said it would maybe be a 15 minute wait. 25 minutes later, she tells us our table is ready and the dining room had plenty of open tables so we were wondering what the 25 minute wait was for. I was considering ordering their famous Churrasco, but I am glad I passed on that after not being impressed with their Lomo y Mar. The service was rather slow. After we finished our meal we waited about 20 minutes between the time they took our plates to the time the check was brought to the table. This will probably be the first and last time we come to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner Sat. Night, missing waiter
    Eatout
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to Americas before and enjoyed it greatly. However I was slightly upset by the service we received Sat. night. We had a party of 9 women. It seems that after our waiter realized we were not going to be ordering a large amount of food or drinks, he wasn't very attentive. We had to flag someone down to get water refills. When we were ready for the check, our waiter was nowhere to be found. We had to ask another waiter to help us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Their way or the highway
    carmodyjim
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    In the bar, for a restroom, you must actually leave the building through a passageway to use its facilities. I am sure women like using the Ladies Room of closed for the day office building. For dinner they push The Churrasco, which is a nice slab of tenderloin. The non-optionable vegetables were tasty. However, if you ask for some kind of sauce to add to the meat, they flatly refuse to accommodate you---even if you complain to the chef. Surely, some creamy horshradish, A-1, Worcestershire or something else could be discretely made available on a side dish. But NO, the arrogance of the chef and management require you to eat it THEIR way or not at all. Perhaps, this is why Amreicas is dragging along at 65% on Urbanspoon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great time at Americas
    SingPT
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    2 sisters out for great food and good wine. We decided to try the Chef's Tastings and Sommelier pairings. It was beautifully presented, great food, good pairings, and nicely explained by the server and the manager. I will do this again with my husband and friends. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and Varied Menu
    luv4food
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We've eaten at Américas on three different occasions now. When we were there for our Anniversary, we were seated at a table that afforded a view of the sunset over the Woodlands Waterway. This time, we were seated at an out of the way table with a view of the waterway. Each time we have had a different type of food. Once we had fish, and it was excellent, and this time, we had Paella, which was again, exceptional. We did not have a long wait for our food, and the service was excellent. Our server, Jonathan, was very personable and knowledgeable. We will definitely go there again and refer others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ribbons of plantain chips with three sauces (gratis) are addictive. Empanada starter very good. Wild salmon entree with shrimp was so lite and fresh. Mahi mahi with shrimp and okra was a hit with my husband. Salted chocolate and coconut guava sorbets were just the right finish. We didn't have room for the flaming tres leche cake, but it made a spectacular presentation. My husband asked about a bourbon, which they didn't have but the manager (who was extremely knowledgeable), provided samples of several others. A shout out to Jonathan who such a genuinely friendly and attentive server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good!
    LindaRVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food is always good here but I don't think it's as good as it used to be. The menu doesn't change much so their selection can get a bit boring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy and unappealing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Too loud to hear myself talk. Menu recently changed and not for the better. Smaller portions and higher prices. Food flavor not as good as previous visits. Very disappointing and will be very Leary about returning.
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  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was my first visit to Americas having dined at the sister restaurants of Amazon Grill and Churrascos. I was overall disappointed. The food was good, but wasn't discernable from the more casual Amazon Grill, so I wasn't excited to pay the higher prices. However, the main distraction was the lack of cleanliness of the place. The chair at the table had food left on it, the floor outside the women's restroom was sticky, the carpets were dirty, the men's restroom toilet was apparently overflowing, and one of the women's restrooms had urine and paper towels on the floor. We were also harassed by a fruit fly the entire time. I'll stick to Amazon Grill with the lower prices and lower expectations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our Favorites
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in The Woodlands. Food is excellent, service top notch, atmosphere is gorgeous, and the pricing is not over the top which one might expect with this level of food and service. The cuisine is South American, so those not familiar with this cuisine will need to dine here several times to appreciate the array of foods being served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Close to home with an uptown vibe
    trumon
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great meal with excellent service. We partook of the HRW week menu and were dazzled with the great service and the kind attention of the sommelier. Nice wine pairings with the menu. I loved the tuna ceviche! I plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    gigokev
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Jonathan was very attentive...the mixs of flavors on each plate superb
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Americas always a great night out!
    eatwelltraveloften
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love the plantains. Steaks full of flavor. unreal melt in you mouth. Tres leches is a MUST!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be...
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I remember this restaurant being more upscale. Unfortunately, it no longer has what it takes to be in that category. The decor says upscale restaurant, the menu and service say otherwise. It took 10 minutes for us to get a server and an order. The food took extremely long to come to our table. They do have a number of waitstaff but it doesn't seem very efficient because they don't seem to speak to one another. We had to find our waiter whenever we needed something. Needless to say, we will not be returning. Unfortunately, I would rather fight traffic downtown and eat at Churrascos instead. It's too bad I can't enjoy their food closer to home.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good find in The Woodlands
    fmgl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went for lunch but I think the view of the waterway would be better in the evening. Service very friendly and attentive. Their tequila bread pudding is the best ever! It is worth a trip.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • God Bless Americas!
    Shelleyscorner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The impeccable service before our food arrived led me to believe that I would not be disappointed in it. From the hostess calling to confirm our reservations to the waiter serving a complimentary dessert to the manager stopping by to chat....this place gained a new fan! The only negative I have to note is that my entree was so delicious that I don't think I'll ever try anything else! Great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Thomaste
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have visited America's-The Woodlands twice for lunch with several coworkers. Both times we had a 8-15 person group and the restaurant was very accommodating. They even let us split the check! Unheard of anywhere else. The food is delicious. I would recommend America's-The Woodlands any day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a Romantic Dinner
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The wait staff at America's went above and beyond to make my birthday dinner special. The mojitos are always delicious and the food outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Location and Flavor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything about the restaurant was top notch. Food had great flavor, location was perfect and dining view was excellent. Service a little slow, but friendly. Need more desert options.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic