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Glass Wall
Glass Wall

Glass Wall Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glasswalltherestaurant.com
  • Phone: (713) 868-7930
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Jorge Rodriguez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from Glass Wall
Glass Wall was created for the sole purpose of entertaining people. Our concept of evolving menus has helped to sustain and satisfy our guests changing appetites. Our menus are influenced less by trends and more from our travels and experiences. Our staff are always eager to assist you with a genuine smile and the hope that you come as guests and leave as friends. As hands on proprietors, we only ask that our guests sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband brought me here for my birthday. We loved the food,would recommend this resturant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The overall food was overcooked and unflavored. The desserts had no flavor - lemon blueberry cake tasted like a plain yellow cake -no lemon; the cherry jubilee bread pudding was not cherry jubilee it was plain bread pudding. Just not my cup of tea."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food, wonderful service, beautiful place. Noise level increased as the restaurant filled up. Service was gracious, knowledgable, and unintrusive! The food was really good and very inticing in is presentation. My partner said the beet salad was the best he had ever eaten."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Glass Wall is a great place, really nice unique menu. Service was impeccable, food was awesome. I took my girlfriend here for our "6 month" anniversary, and they treated us like it was 6 years. Made her really happy, and impressed me. Definitely would go back, and would recommend."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food and service were incredible but the noise level is off the charts. I was warned by a friend but it was even louder then I thought it was going to be. I could barely make out what boyfriend was saying the entire evening. The reality is, there isn't much that can probably be done about it. Its a small dining area and lots of diners. I would still recommend it though because our meals were awesome and the service was impeccable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We love dining at the Glass Wall and have been there many times. Sharing a dinner and wine at a bar table is a great way to complete a work day. We highly recommend the Glass Wall!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My wife's Veal picatta was great and so was my paella (sp?). We were celebrating a birthday and the complimentary bread pudding topped off the meal perfectly. The sugested wine pairings complimented the entrees. We will be back soon to try the pork chops next time."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great food , lively atmosphere but a little noisy and good service"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My spouse and I have eaten in our neighborhood favorite restaurant many times since it's opening several years ago. Neither we nor our guests have ever been disappointment."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was incredible & service was excellent. We will definitely go back. I have already told people how great it was!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "living the heights this is an excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "I really enjoyed dining at Glass Wall. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was fabulous. I ordered the wine pairing too and it was a great compliment to the appetizer and meal. A wonderful experience, we will go back!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Went for brunch before the theater it was delish. Elegant, good food."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We always get the best service at Glass Wall and Food IS amazing. It was the first weekend for brunch YUMMY... I think we have a new spot for Brunch... Thanks for making our parties birthday special."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "we enjoyed our dinner of Veal tournedos and CHicken Fried Steak. Both very good. Room temperature was ideal too. Really a nice surprise this time of year. Most places are freezing cold. wine pairings was a real treat."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was great, we tried the lobster dip, paella , scallops with risotto and diablo shrimp (our least favorite), did wine pairing which was very nice. Lemon cake was suggested for dessert and it was fabulous. Prices are high, service maybe just a bit too many visits to the table. Ambiance for my taste was a bit to open and loud without a more intimate feeling. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Had a really nice meal and experience at the Glass Wall. Fun people watching, delicious food, helpful server, interesting menu. Will be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I've recommended the place and have been there 3-4 times in the last 6months.A good meal, good service, then a misunderstanding over the check:we thought service was included and only added a small amount to the tip.We were chased out of the restaurant by a near hysterical manager.After asking him to step back inside to discuss it and rectify the situation we were screamed at and told the waitress only makes a couple of dollars an hour and he'd pay her himself.We popped a tip through the door for her the next day regardless.A simple misunderstanding dealt with badly by someone either under a lot of stress, or influence of something else.A shame to lose this from our roster of local favorites. Won't be going back. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great food, great wines, and great staff.... Makes for a great evening!!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great evening out, food was excellent, fresh, tasty and served piping hot! Lively ambience, definitely not quiet. Great service too, we'll go back. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Had a great meal with wonderful friends. Everything was wonderful. The house made chips were very good, though I did get a couple that were a bit soggy. Great lighting made everyone look beautiful. A fabulous experience that I hope to repeat soon."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Try the soft shell crab! It is fantastic! The best I've ever had. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have become a regular here and the staff remembers my name, my wine order, appetizers, etc. The food is always made to perfection! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The Glass Wall has conquered a unique niche in Houston: wine pairing. We have eaten our way across the Houston food scene and found excellent food and diverse wine lists, mostly by the bottle. In comes the Glass Wall- an incredibly thoughtful, diverse wine list created to pair with their seasonal menu. Many of the pairings came from "off the beaten path" wineries that are difficult to find at your grocer. The pairings were spot on, elevating an accentuating the dishes with which they were served (try the pinotage from South Africa with the lamb lollipop starter). A thought for when you dine here: go for the starters and make a dinner out of 3 or 4 of them with the pairings- this is definitely the Glass Wall's strength. We'll be back! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Bread and seasoned butter was heavenly. I do not recommend the chicken fried steak--the breading (crushed cornflakes) was wet and soggy, not crisp and the meat was too thick. The noise level is a definite detractor--felt like I was shouting to be heard. One thing that struck me as odd--someone two tables away had the evening's fish special...there was such a strong fish smell, I could smell it at my table. Fish not fresh? "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food and service was great, just wish they could do something to dampen the noise level. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was great. It was very noisy though and very full, not enough servers so the service was a bit slow."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Had an incredible time-- our server was hightly knowledgeable and very friendly. Food was delicious and the wine recommendation was spot on. We will be back for another visit soon. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The beat salad and Cioppino were a hit. Everyone had a great time. In the past it had been noisy, but this was addressed with ceiling tiles. It was still a little loud,but much better. The food and service far out weigh this issue. Everyone enjoyed their meals."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Found the Glass Wall on the internet after moving in to our current neighborhood. Taken many guest to the restaurant and liked by all."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very slow service, VERY loud, and food was good but not great. Disappointing."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner on Saturday night - our third visit in less than a year. The service, presentation, and our meals were excellent. They have interesting suggested wine pairings with each dish, and we have yet to take a wrong turn following their lead. We are trying wines we don't know and expanding our palates, plus the wine will "work" with our choices - important as we tend to go divergent ways with my husband tending to order the meat dishes while I go towards fish or vegan. Glass wall stands the test of time as it brings in a full house on the weekends while not the latest, newest, buzziest place with a lot of media coverage (has been in the same location for a long time). "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have been to the Glass Wall many times and have always found the food excellent. This time was different. Our friend's steak was tasty but very tough. Our other friend's Diablo shrimp required pepper flakes to get it anywhere near diablo level and my red snapper was extremely bland. But, the crab cakes were delicious and the lamb lollipops outstanding. And, as always, the wine list fabulous! This is a great neighborhood gem (rapidly becoming an institution) and I hope our next experience gets it back to the level it has always been."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "It's one thing to read about how wonderful a restaurant is, but it's even better when both the food & the friendly service exceed your expectations. Our party shared appetizers such as the crab fingers, & the lobster queso (??) Those appetizers alone were big enough to share among 5 people. But then we all tried each other's pork chops, the chicken fried steak & the veal , & were blown away. The Glass Wall lived up to it's hype. It was well worth the 30 minute drive from our neighborhood. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "On a bustling Friday night, we hit Glass Wall and it was lively. For starters we chose the special caprese salad and the crabcakes. Entrees included lamb chops, chicken fried steak and the GW Paella. The paella is delicious and features large pieces of fish along with shrimp, clams and chorizo. Very tasty and bountiful. For dessert we split a large slice of carrot cake. There is a nice selection of wines including a rather large number available by the glass. One nice feature of the menu is the recommendation of a pairing for each dish in both the appetizer and entree section of the menu to aid in your selection. There is not a lot of fabric to absorb the sound and Friday night noise was energetic times three."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The entire staff was great! Friendly and helpful for first time guests. Their pork chop is to die for!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great service, great food, wonderful ambiance - recommend this restaurant to everyone."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a large group celebrating birthdays. I have been to Glass Wall twice in the past and loved. This time we were disappointed-great wine list but food was mediocre."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Took some friends for a thank you dinner and birthday celebration. Décor was very nice, colors soothing and current, service was fantastic, food was exceptional but as the night went on, the dining room continued to become louder and more frenetic. The hard walls, concrete floor and metal chairs just magnified the noise. The din become so unpleasant and unnerving that we had to leave when we would have much preferred to linger over desert and coffee with good conversation and good company as is the European custom. Disappointing. I've been looking for a great restaurant for business lunches and dinners; unfortunately, Glass Wall can't be it."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Dined here for the first time on Saturday. We had a group of 6. We arrived early to have a drink at the bar. Plenty of seating in the bar area. The bartender wasn't rude, but wasn't overly friendly either . Our table was ready right on time and our waiter was very outgoing and friendly! From apps to dessert, everything was outstanding! Great wine list as well. Can't wait to come back!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014