Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College
Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College

Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hrm.uh.edu/THE-COLLEGE/Our-Hotel/Erics-Restaurant/
  • Phone: 7137432512
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am. Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm. Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Bar: Open until 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, International
  • Executive Chef: Abbas Jafari
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact restaurant directly for groups of 12 or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Restaurant Manager 7137432518x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University Dr.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Parking in Hotel Garage with purchase of Entree in Eric's Restaurant
A word from Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College
Eric's restaurant is located in the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, at the University of Houston's Hilton. We are a casual dining restaurant with seating for 115+ in the main dining room and bar area. We use only top quality ingredients, wonderfully prepared, at a moderate price. Our operation is unique in the sense that students from the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management are trained on a hands-on basis in the restaurant. We look
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)great for lunch (12)neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (6)great for brunch (6)scenic view (3)romantic (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • ERIC'S IS A GREAT PLACE -
    Patricia
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We chose Eric's because of it's proximity to the Alley Theatre, now housed at the University of Houston (for a year). We found it easy to find, parking accessible, and a great place for a pre-theatre dinner. The restaurant is lovely and the service was superb. Portions were huge and the food was very good. We will try Eric's again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for conversations with friends
    foxy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The tables by the windows are always the best. The service is always excellent and the environment is friendly. Great for lunch with a friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch/Dinner
    Ereviews
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Eric's is without doubt the nicest place to go for a meal on the UH campus. It tends to be crowded around noon, but after 1pm it's wonderfully quiet. I particularly like the special salads (the recent shrimp/watermelon/greens/lemon vinaigrette was superb) and especially the catch of the day--the chef does great things with fresh and juicy seafood (trout, snapper, swordfish). More fish, please!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast service
    lovinlunch
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I eat at Eric's for lunch often. This time they were extra fast with service. I was happily surprised.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Lunch Bunch
    BoftheBTeam
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our office gathered to say farewell to our student assistant. The food was excellent as was the service. Definitely a good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thompsons
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Convenient for dining before or after attending the Alley@UH. Delicious food, lovely presentation, and courteous staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Eric's is a nice spot to have a quiet meal. It is student managed restaurant for the Conrad Hilton Hotel School, so the new students were learning service. Our meals were brought at separate times, but it was tasty and well prepared. The view out the large windows, watching the students and fans walking to their first football game of the season was fun. There was a special menu for the theater crowd which was thoughtful and made us feel special.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Alley Theatre Menu
    BandN
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We'll try this again to try more items on the menu as it is convenient to "Alley Theatre @ UH" performances. Location is convenient, physical setting and the people are nice. Food was only OK.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently a miss...
    Owls93VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I've eaten here on several occasions this year because of my on campus activities however I need to explore more options I believe. The service starts off great but quickly becomes absent once the food is served. This is the most essential time to follow up if anything is needed, how is the food and drink refills. As for the quality of the food, it is consistently sub-par. There's nothing on the menu that excites and for the price (average to most places) it should be much better. For what I believe is supposed to be a learning environment for students pursuing hospitality there is much improvement and learning to be done.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experienced
    LPWo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was a great place to go before going to the Alley. We enjoyed it and will go again some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Alley at UH theatre
    Cooker
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our group of six had dinner at Eric's before the 8:00 pm curtain at the Alley Theatre's temporary setting. We ordered cocktails which were good but arrived after our salad course. With the exception of one plate of over-cooked tuna, the entrees were delicious with attractive presentation. Desserts were scrumptious as were espresso and coffee. We will definitely go back next time we go to the Alley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Before theatre
    JollyR
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A delightful place to have dinner before performances of the Alley theatre now in residence at the Univ. Of Houston. It's a short 10-12 min walk cross campus from the theatre and has a special menu for theatre goers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    lovinlunch
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Eric's is always my 1st food choice if I'm able to take an actual lunch outside of the office. I love the $8 lunch menu option. I do wish there was a chicken or seafood $8 option like there use to be instead of just the beef and pork or salad options. Either way the food is great and it's always exciting to see what $8 lunch menu options the restaurant will come up with each year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eric's is a great place!
    AggieTrish06
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I came upon this restuarant here at Open Table. I liked how the menu was simplistic and the entree items were affordable. The decor was contemporary and it had a very welcoming atmosphere. We went for an early dinner (5ish) and had immediate service. The food was fresh and prepared as requested. The server was very attentive and pleasant. There was an issue with an OpenTable Gift certificate that the manager was very cordial and worked out for us. Many thanks to the manager tonight who handled the certificate situation very delicately and politely. We really appreciated the superior service. It was a great experience and we expect to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 53 reviews are from the Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College reviews archive.
  • Enjoyable food-and on UH campus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The location is very convenient, right here within the UH campus. Eric's also has pretty good fare at a reasonable price, as well. Service is friendly, and very accomodating. It may be hard to have a quiet lunch - it is pretty popular at noon, so go a little early or late if you want to have any serious meetings.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable Dining
    TELESCOPEGUY
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We like Eric's as a meeting place to share a meal with friends. The food is very reasonably priced and excellent in quality for a very pleasant meal. The service is usually very good, the wait staff, university students, are always friendly, and the ambience is comfortable. Eric's fits our needs perfectly for casual dining.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the salmon dishes!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had lunch here with a co-worker and clients. I had the salmon medallion which has slices of grapefruit and this is one of my favorite dishes. Our clients both had a salmon dish that came with vegetables and the said their dishes were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Place
    Global4foodies
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This is a well appointed restaurant with excellent selections and prices from breakfast through dinner. The lunch menu is a reduced version of the dinner menu. Service is very good but student wait staff may be a bit green on occasion. The bar is very nice and the entire restaurant is surrounded in wood paneling. Because it is on campus it is generally overlooked by the downtown crowd but Eric's fits well with the boutique-like Hilton Hotel it serves.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was gracious. The
    preciouscamp
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The staff was gracious. The selections were fairly good. It is definitely not children friendly. We brought our toddler along and the restaurant had only two high chairs, both of which were being used. So we had to try and eat with a small child on our laps. It was difficult to say the least. My husband had to cut my steak as I held our daughter. The manager was very apologetic and actually comp'd our dinner. Which of course was very nice of him. Overall, we would return, just w/o our little one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun spot
    Skiffy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    If going to U. Of H for any reason, it is a good excuse to go to Eric's as it is a very nice restaurant where students practice what they are learning at the Hilton Hotel school.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We walked in the evening of Valentine's Day and were presented with a special! We are so glad we selected the special. The presentation was excellent as was the food. We will definitely be back and will recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the crab cake!
    HIrvVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The crab cake (albeit $14 for only 1 per piece) was among the best we've ever had -- with good ratio of crabmeat to bread. The pan roasted salmon was cooked perfectly. Presto cream pasta was OK but not especially flavorful. Large selection of wines-by-the-glass. Convenient underground parking and handy if attending event at the hotel.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occassion
    Cougar77
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We booked two tables for UH graduation celebration . We thought the restaurant would be crowded but it was not. Our waitress was very good, got our appetizers quickly . The entree are very fresh w nice preaentation. Four of us had fish, one had steak. Price is moderate, close to $30 per head. The table for 12 had some delays in service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining
    Bobbyjo
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Eric's is a gem for dining at UH. and the surrounding vicinity. High quality and tasty food on the menu at a reasonable price. The wait staff are courteous and efficient. They can handle a small and or larger groups. I am proud to take visitors to Eric's because my expectations are always met. Also, Eric's has that great hotel ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eric's at UofH
    DoctorC
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Good restaurant and good price for lunch. Food is too salty but the waitress changed it to another dish for me immediately.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to its usual standard
    LB4UH
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    I tried the fish sandwich off the lunch special menu. The fish was soggy, so I am guessing it was made from frozen stock. It also came with onions which I always make a big point of not having on my food. That said, Erics is the go to place on campus and I am usually very satisfied with the hospitality and menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teaching College Hits the Spot
    CholiM1VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    This training restaurant for students of the Hilton College for Hospitality provides an affordable option for Houstonians to enjoy quality food that supports a good cause. The food is generally tasty and well-prepared. The major downside is the slow service. Be prepared to enjoy a leisurely meal, as with student chefs and servers the effort to please is well-placed, but, relative youth trying real hard to do a good job makes for a longer prep time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Dessert
    Wendy
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    We came to lunch at Eric's for a friends birthday. After eating we all (7) decided to order dessert. When the manager brought us the menu he told us there was no napoleon, that was fine. We started to order and 4 wante creme brulee and 2 wanted the chocolate symphony. We were then told they only had 1 creme brulee and 1 chocolate symphony. We were totally dissappointed!!! It was only now 12:00.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • extremely unpleasant
    saku4
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    We had a farewell lunch for a coworker and this should have been memorable. However, during our lunch, the restaurant staff started vacuum cleaning multiple times in our nearby tables. It was extremely unpleasant and disturbing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Luck With Service
    ChicJetsetter
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Food was good yet service was poor. We only saw our waitress about 3 times the entire hour we were there. Every other waiter seems fine. Must of only been our bad luck.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was fabulous. Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Food was fabulous. Birthday celebrant in group received special treat. Servers were very gracious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Eric's is great place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Eric's is great place to dine before taking in a concert or play at the University of Houston.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is an odd place to recommend.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    This is an odd place to recommend. It looks like a standard middle of the road hotel restaurant. The food is mediocre middle of the road hotel restaurant food. But much of the staff are University of Houston students earnestly studying hotel management and I found them to be charming, delightful and a fresh change from the usual restaurant experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    The food is very good and the restaurant is attractive and comfortable. The service is iffy - some are better trained than others - but it's never bad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you so much for offering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/6/2012
    Thank you so much for offering vegetarian options (soup WITHOUT a meat base )
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-event alternative
    houstonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Good place to go before events at Moore School of Music or at Theater.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent location for a quick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2011
    Excellent location for a quick lunch on campus. Great food and service in the heart of UH.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good. I had the tuna
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Very good. I had the tuna had the salmon. The fried calamari was good too! Our waiter was friendly and informative. For the lunch special menu, they should change the "Soup, salad, & entree." My date thought you get all three for around $8.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just simply amazingly great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    Just simply amazingly great, energetic, and helpful staff. The chefs are top notch and always willing to try something new or make requested alterations. Both the lunch and dinner menus offer a strong array of possibilities.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome breakfast offerings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    Awesome breakfast offerings and relaxing setting. One of the better Hotel Restaurants concerning food offerings in the city of Houston or any hotel I stayed at recently. Moreover, while the food is strong on taste and variety the prices are easy on the wallet. The staff is super friendly and very accommodating to special requests. Not a bad place to grab a drink after a day's work either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet