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

Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hrm.uh.edu/THE-COLLEGE/Our-Hotel/Erics-Restaurant/
  • Phone: (713) 743-2512
  • 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 (713) 743-2518

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
forward to serving you.
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Good restaurant and good price for lunch. Food is too salty but the waitress changed it to another dish for me immediately."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/6/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "Food was fabulous. Birthday celebrant in group received special treat. Servers were very gracious."
    Dined on 2/18/2013
  • "Eric's is great place to dine before taking in a concert or play at the University of Houston."
    Dined on 4/21/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/24/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2012
  • "Thank you so much for offering vegetarian options (soup WITHOUT a meat base )"
    Dined on 2/6/2012
  • "Good place to go before events at Moore School of Music or at Theater."
    Dined on 1/28/2012
  • "Excellent location for a quick lunch on campus. Great food and service in the heart of UH."
    Dined on 11/21/2011
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/24/2011
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/14/2011
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/9/2011
  • "Food consistent and tasty. Presentation great. Wait staff pleasant and helpful."
    Dined on 8/17/2011
  • "This restaurant's best feature is its location. It is, as far as I know, the only full-service restaurant in the neighborhood. I ordered a salad and capellini. Both were acceptable, but not outstanding. They were typical of the food found in mid-level hotel restaurants. The service left something to be desired. Our entrees were delivered before our salads so we sent the entrees back. When the salads did come, the manager was there at the table with our entrees again. Again, we sent them back. We also noticed that a large number of empty tables were left unbussed, making for an unpleasant ambiance,"
    Dined on 6/27/2011
  • "Although I would not give the kitchen the highest marks for originality, this is the best choice for an "On campus" dinner. Our entrees were nicely prepared. We had drinks at the bar before dinner and that was great. The bartender made a wonderful tequila martini and the wine choices were excellent, as well as the happy hour pricing. We will be returning soon to this very friendly place."
    Dined on 6/15/2011
  • "I had as great time having lunch at Eric's. It was not the first time, but it was just as good as the last time."
    Dined on 6/1/2011
  • "The food and service were excellent. Although the desserts were a nice addition, they were notup to the standards of the meal itself."
    Dined on 5/22/2011
  • "They had a lunch menu ($7) which they did not us make use aware of. I would have ordered off that menu which had a nice seletion and cheaper than the main menu."
    Dined on 3/2/2011
  • "May have well been my best steak of the last 50 years!"
    Dined on 2/24/2011
  • "Aside from the convenience of being in the hotel itself, there was not much special about Eric's. I realize we are talking about a Hilton restaurant here, but the prices were still high for quality that was not superior by any means. Also, we arrived at the restaurant near closing, but from the outset it was clear that the service was not a priority for us at that time. It took a few minutes for someone even to greet us at the front, we had three waiters, all with different tasks attend us (and we had to know who did what because some were not able to do the others' jobs), we waited on the bill and the credit card unusually long, etc. Again, I may be on the harsh side with the review, but we paid to be taken care of, which did not occur"
    Dined on 1/11/2011
  • "Our dining experience was first-rate. The food was delicious, the wait staff very pleasant and attentive, the host was very accommodating and friendly. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 12/13/2010
  • "The food as always is great, but work needs to be done on the menu. Maybe even having a special of the day feature. Something besides the same old, same old. Make no mistake, what they do cook, they cook well."
    Dined on 12/7/2010
  • "Party of four at lunch. Restaurant not busy - very few tables occupied: one meal served was not what we had ordered, replacement did not arrive at the table until the other three guests had finished their meal. Another lunch entre,the grilled salmon on spinach salad was soupy/soggy and without flavor. Server would reach across other guests with plates although there was plenty of room around the table to serve properly."
    Dined on 10/19/2010
  • "Very good food. The menu seems to lean heavily towards lunch items, so I would not eat dinner there. But it was a nice experience all around. Future patrons need to try the Polo Loco, it's to die for."
    Dined on 10/1/2010