Crossroads at House of Blues - Houston
Crossroads at House of Blues - Houston

Crossroads at House of Blues - Houston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.houseofblues.com/houston
  • Phone: 8326677781x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday: 11:00am - Close
    Saturday: 12:00pm - Close.
    Sunday: 12:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef:
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: House of Blues offers in-house event catering for groups of 30 to 3,000 through our special events department. Please call 832.667.7755 for additional information.
  • Entertainment: Crossroads at House of Blues offers live entertainment Thursday through Sunday evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dallas Street
  • Public Transit: The public transit spot nearest to House of Blues is located at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Dallas Street, just one block from the venue.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: House of Blues, located in GreenStreet, offers several guest parking options. Valet parking is available at our front door, there is surface lot parking at the corner of Dallas and Caroline (behind Reserve 101), and there are conveniently located parking garages at the corner of Polk and Fannin, and on Dallas Street between San Jacinto and Caroline. Street parking in the area is free after 6:00pm.
A word from Crossroads at House of Blues - Houston
Crossroads at House of Blues® is a lively restaurant and bar located on Caroline Street inside the world-famous House of Blues. It features a tantalizing menu created by celebrity chef and Food Network star, Aarón Sánchez. Enjoy signature dishes such as shrimp and grits, short ribs, fire-grilled flatbreads and warm bourbon bread pudding. Plus, some new twists on House of Blues favorites like jambalaya, slow-smoked pulled pork, signature burgers, salads and steaks. It’s food that's bold and classic yet contemporary. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Crossroads at House of Blues is truly the place where food, music and art intersect!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Crossroads at House of Blues - Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (43)hot spot (35)special occasion (30)vibrant bar scene (30)late-night find (22)great for lunch (17)great for brunch (17)fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (12)romantic (9)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (7)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • I love this place!
    jab92
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I live 1 1/2 hours away. Any excuse to come to Houston's HOB is always a good one. I love dining here before a concert (I'm a concert junkie). On this particular visit, the wait staff was verrrryyyy slow. Despite me noting to the Hostess (who called to confirm my dinner reservations earlier that day) that I was attending the concert at HOB - she took her time. HOB wasn't especially busy, as this was a Sunday evening. We had to ask for drinks, and our check. Even though I had this experience, I will come back. I love the atmosphere too much to let one mediocre waitress spoil my dining experience. I tipped her appropriately even thought she wasn't very attentive to our table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was good but our server seen her every twenty mins and got check wrong.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer Service
    Stephanie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our waiter was beyond awesome. We had such a great time. The food was the best ever!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Assemble spot
    jjex2
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    for me it was ideal because it is the House of Blues, so makes it fun or 'more fun' than just attending a concert.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Part of the Concert Experience
    kren88
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is my third time to eat at Crossroads either before or after a scheduled concert, and the first time I made reservations. I would definitely recommend the reservation process. While the food sounds fit for foodies, the flavors and quality often fall short for the price - except for the Jalapeño Maple Corn Bread which is delicious and unique to Crossroads . That being said, for me and my friends, it is part of the overall concert experience and we would never choose to eat anywhere else before a show.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Date Night
    Luv4FoodNFun
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I had a really fun date night at House of Blues. We got concert tickets and decided to book dinner there before the show. The spinach artichoke dip was good and both of us "made" our own burger - they were really good! The highlight of the meal for my husband were the pickled cucumbers that came with his burger (not your traditional burger pickles). They reminded him of the ones his mom makes. About halfway through dinner, a great 3-piece blues band began to play and really livened things up. After dinner, we headed up to the concert and had an amazing time! We loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becoming one of my favorite spots
    WilliamVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Love coming here. The food is great,along with the service. From the waitstaff to management they treat you well and make you feel welcomed. We've gone with family as well as just the two of us and it's been enjoyable each time. We've also seen the same Blues Band each time and enjoy their set on Sun nights. It's a great place to go. Highly recommend the cornbread and bread pudding. Both are ridiculously good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, but some service issues.
    MommaCK3
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We really enjoyed the band and even didn't mind that they were so loud we couldn't talk. Food was good. The only complaint we have is it took half an hour to get 3 drinks from the bar because the bar was "so backed up". In a place like this where many people are eating before catching a show at HOB, they should move a little more quickly. Other than the ridiculously slow bar service, we enjoyed dining there. We will give it another chance. Maybe it was an "off" night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good spot for pre-HOB events
    Mseanb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It's convenient to the HOB theater, so I would definitely go back. Nice varied drink menu for cocktails. But I would enjoy a few more craft beer choices (American IPAs from the west coast would be awesome - Lagunitas IPA, Stone, Green Flash, just for starters). generous portions of regional favorites, but just okay to good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a blast!
    Nixit
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Really fun dinner and great beer selection...followed by a fantastic performance by Mark Ballas and then Jesse McCartney. Can't wait to go back next month! This will definitely be a regular girls night out spot for us!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not please with FOOD
    bclark627
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was not please with my choice meal. My date was please with his choice. The fish tacos was fishy, small and not tasty. Thw waitress was GREAt we was allow to view the Foundation Room and had another experience. I was a member in New Orleans with my organization and wanted to become a personal member. I had a glass of Chad Kendall Jackson and a Miller lite, total ($20) I didnt know about that until my guess and I got home. Bad expereince witht the Foundation Room but enjoyed the music downstairs. We wanted to know how and what cost to become a member because I enjoyed being a member for years. I wanted to show my boyfriend a great place to hang out so that he will get us a memebership. Parking was $15 I think that was crude.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate Here !!
    GBrown0816
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was at your House of Blues_Houston location this part Saturday night (the 16th). My 53rd birthday. We planned on dinner at Crossroads, and afterwards seeing a local band that was playing there that night; Generation Landslide! The meal was perfect. A little pricey. Service was great. The whole experience was very good EXCEPT...the coffee. Either wasn't fresh, or you guys are competing with Star Bucks with who serves the strongest tasting coffee. I would recommend toning it down some (you just Community Coffee...I'm guessing). A more milder roast...but not too weak. BESIDES that...all is well. Would do the whole experience again. Dinner and Generation Landslide! was wonderful. A fun time was had by my wife and myself. We'll be back !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour
    Shancam
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Happy hour was great. I was also able to use the "skip the line" feature for an entrance into the concert. Managed to get front row!!!! Yay!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient dining before a concert
    LJinTX
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We decided to try Crossroads out because we were going to a concert at House of Blues. We were seated promptly and there were plenty of tables available in the 6pm time frame. Also, they have a stage and a 2 person band was playing - too loud to really have a conversation at the table. The best item we had was the Voodoo Shrimp - just order it! Large shrimp in a delicious sauce on top of cornbread - really large enough for 1 person for a meal or 2-3 people to share as an appetizer. Food came quickly, however drinks did not. You can get in and out in an hour or so to make a concert.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great music, and even better food. Service was great as well. Note, if you are taking a date here just know that this is a live music establishment, so it will be hard to hear your date. If you're coming for great food and live music though...this is the place to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Service is Bad
    GoSpursGo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ordered an appetizer then drinks. After about 10 minute, we ordered dinner. Still waiting for drinks. After another 10 minutes we got our appetizer and food at the same time. Drinks came 5 minutes later!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time At Crossroads
    Foodie002
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Visited the restaurant as it was close to the location I would be staying in Downtown. Found the menu to be a bit pricey, but not exorbitant. The hostess was charming and attentive; My dish was the Steak Salad with balsamic vinegarette and i found it to be suitable for the time of evening for which I was dining.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • craft beer insult
    DnKBrownVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    cancelled reservation at Mia Bella because of an email announcing new craft beer little did I know a 12 ounce can would cost $8.50 not even draft !really?? I had a 16 ounce draft in Austin for $5 same beer. food is good but I will not be having beer there again
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Awesome!
    Dad4eatinggoodfood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I expected this place to be like any other bar and grill. I made reservation the day we went and knew that was different. We walked and right away the staff was so attentive and looked you in the eye and made you feel welcome. The menu had American cuisine as well as unique items such as bacon wrapped meatloaf. The meal was delicious, the ambiance was great, and our waitress was so nice and very professional that I am bummed I dont remember her name. I would recommend this for a group of friends or a couples night out or anything in between. The meal was very reasonably priced for families as well. We will be going back for on our next visit to the House of blues. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • House of Blues -Crossroads
    LSUMike
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great stop on your way to the concert. service was prompt and food is quality.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be
    Cindy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Two of us went to dinner on a Friday night. I ordered my usual baby back ribs which I love and my friend ordered the macaroni and cheese lobster dish. My baby back ribs were very tough. In the past they would just slide off the bone. When the waitress asked how our order was I said, these ribs aren't like I had them before where they just slid off the bone. She asked me how long it had been since I had ordered them and I said about 6 months. She said they had changed the menu some and that the ribs were made differently now and that everyone loved them. Well I guarantee you I will never order them again. My friends meal was very pricey for the amount of lobster she got. Enjoyed the music but don't think I will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server/Service was awful!
    FineDiningisaHobby
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Server messed up our drink order. Although the dining room was fairly empty, our food took 40 mins to come out. Had to ask another server to grab our food when we saw it in the window because our server was m.i.a. PLUS, server swiped the wrong amount on our cards and didn't even tell us!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hunnypot1076
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our server Brittany was excellent. She was very friendly and attentive to our needs. She made our first experience at this restaurant very enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre_concert spot
    sputnik
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent for preconcert dining_ must make reservations though. Food to avoid _ chicken wings. Tasted fake grilled, not fried as stated. House salad was excellent. Packed, but not because of the food. Don' t expect gourmet food, but a great preconcert atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't beat the House of Blues
    goodtimegirls
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent food,service and atmosphere at Crossroads in Houston. I recommend showing up early and hanging out in the bar for a bit. Make a reservation...especially if there is a show in one of the venues ir you won't get a table! A hot spot in downtown Houston!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    Squirt
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Place was packed. Went there before a concert. Bartender was new and kept making our drinks wrong. We got charged for all of them. A little expensive.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back!
    WillBBack
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Meal, service, ambiance and cleanliness were Great! Manager came by and asked how was everything. Live music during dinner before Los Lonely Boys concert upstairs! A+ Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pre concert place
    Houstonfoodie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Ate dinner here before a concert at HOB. All the servers were extremely nice and helpful and went out of their way to make sure we were tended to. Great service, menu could use more variety but food tasted fine for a chain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it to see a band
    10s4fun
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was good, but not great. Prices were a little high on the food and quite high for the drinks. I guess that is so they can afford to bring in the bands. But, although the website says the band is going to be there at 6:00, they did not start until after 6:30. We did enjoy the music played by Ransom Bandits. I would go again to hear that band, but would not go just to eat the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Weekend Spot
    Sunnygirl
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great band onstage and the food was great. Waitstaff very experienced and friendly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crossroads
    Justadiner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The service was good and the music was great! Enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    NettieRuth
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We ordered the Voodoo shrimp. The cornbread was practically cold. The sauce was like a salty gravy. Shrimp were cooked well. My friend ordered the lobster mac&cheese. There were literally six bits of lobster in the dish. We felt totally cheated! The steak was very tasty. The mashed potatoes were almost soupy. I guess they'd been over beaten. I don't think I'll return to this location. Finally, our waiter was not attentive. He was MIA until he delivered the check.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • horrible
    likesgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    rubber fish and soggy beans. Live band had limited talent and their microphones were turned up way too high. Plenty of better options for a pre-concert meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • HOB- Houston
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Table was available at the reserved time, no waiting needed. We had a great new waitress named Tara, where it was her first night on her own. Very energetic. We enjoyed the food and service so much, that we went there 3 times during our stay in Houston.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Service was just ok. Ribs were overlooked and dry. Bit overpriced for quality.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love the HOB
    Tucker
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great food, prices are reasonable. Mostly all of the food is a little spicy. But it is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyed dinner before show
    edpennington
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    we enjoyed our dinner before going to a concert at House of Blues. The food was OK ... not great, not bad. the service we had was wonderful. Waitress very attentive and made it easy for us to take our time as we were in no hurry to get to the concert. if we go to another concert at House of Blues would certainly consider eating at Crossroads again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Active place, great service
    NocturnalPlay
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wide and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary by enjoying a meal and concert. We really enjoyed the Voodoo shrimp and fish tacos. The band did a great job creating an ambience for the start of our evening. Later saw Danny Gokey concert small but very enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HOB
    Tucker
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food is wonderful, great music, what more can you ask for on a date day for your husband.. During the day, it is kid friendly. If you're order is wrong, they are very pleasant in accommodating the mistake and getting you out the corrected order.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I visited Crossroads at House of Blues for Father's Day. The environment was family-friendly (except for the customers who decided to play their rap music with their phones at the table next to us) and the staff were very professional. I normally like my food far more seasoned, but it was okay. I cannot see myself dining here frequently...the food is way too bland and making a customer spend $100 to use a $50 gift certificate is just wrong.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate