Laurenzo's Restaurant
Laurenzo's Restaurant

Laurenzo's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.laurenzos.net/
  • Phone: 7138805111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 11:00am Brunch -9:00pm
    Monday-Tuesday 11:00am-9:00pm
    Wednesday 11:00am-9: 30pm
    Thursday 11:00am- 10:00pm
    Friday 11:00am-11:00pm
    Saturday 11:00am Brunch-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Domenic Laurenzo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Laurenzo's Family Catering Service has been serving the greater Houston area since 1949. We are dedicated in providing the Best Quality in Food and Customer Service. We provide the freshest ingredients to assure you that your Catered event is a success and leaves you worry free while you enjoy your family & guests. Call 713-807-8100 for more catering information

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paterson
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a very big parking lot attached to the restaurant.
A word from Laurenzo's Restaurant
Laurenzo’s, Prime Rib Driving Motivation for success is to, “Treat our guests like Kings and Queens”. Our Daily goals are to provide the “Best Quality in Food and Customer Service”, as well as going the “Extra Mile” to create a delightful Dining Experience. Excuses will only prevent us from accomplishing our Goals, which is why we understand the importance of teaching our staff excellent Customer Service and the importance of reaching the Customers Expectations at every visit...We Want them to Enjoy Every Moment! Goza Cada Momento!
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Laurenzo's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
240 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (110)special occasion (93)good for groups (84)fit for foodies (80)great for lunch (76)great for brunch (45)kid-friendly (39)romantic (36)hot spot (31)notable wine list (20)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (12)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Delicious- skimped on wine portion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is our 4th time at Laurenzo's and the food never disappoints. It's hard to "not" order the prime rib because it's so delicious. My husband ordered the shrimp and grits the time before & it was mouthwatering good! Our visit this last time would have been 5 stars, but I was really disappointed in the amount of (or lack of) wine they served me when I ordered it by the glass. Previously we've ordered by the bottle. I don't know if it was the last of a bottle or what but I saw others with their glasses more full yet mine was not & it was very noticeable. I love my wine & really see no reason for any restaurant to skimp on a by the glass serving. I didn't say anything, but should have because it really did affect my dining experience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT food & dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The service from Ronald was VERY attentive and well-paced throughout the evening. My brother from out of town was also VERY impressed. Our Queso Beef and Guacamole w/prepared in-house chips appetizer, salad (honey lime vinaigrette--sooooo good!), Durango topped red snapper, fried seafood and baby back ribs were all delicious. Any requests/omissions regarding our food selections were promptly met as well. Though I'm not a regular, I make every opportunity to dine at Laurenzo's whenever possible and bring a family member or friend who has never been - so far, everyone has enjoyed the experience and returned. Upon leaving, another staff member (Michael) met with us to say goodbye. That was nice- the guests ARE appreciated at Laurenzo's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably won't be back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have eaten at Laurenzo's a few times before and were quite pleased but this last visit was not as good. The food was good, but not special enough to drive from Richmond for. We had purchased a Living Social deal as did the couple we went with, specifically so we could go there together. The manager did not want to accept both our certificates because we were at the same table - seems petty as much money as they make off of us each time we go. She eventually agreed to accept them both, "this time only" so I will probably just go someplace closer to home next time, like Perry's.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Large Group Success
    knblackim
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a group that started out as 10 and ended up as 13 and they did a great job accommodating the group to include 8 separate checks. I speak for the group when I say that out of 13 meals all but one were outstanding. The last meal tasted great but was a pain in the butt to eat as it was stuffed prawns that were still in the shell and had to be destroyed to get the meat out. The range of choices selected included ribeyes, strips, filets, prime rib, pizza, prawns, chicken picatta and veal parmesan. We would absolute go back and particularly want to try the weekend brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Variety - Good Food
    Buttercup
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The menu reflects creativity and a great variety of food options, from salads and sandwiches to prime rib and steaks. Great options for sides and add-ons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable meal
    RandSDineAlot
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have a very nice experience. Simone was an outstanding server. He was friendly and engaging. The food was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. Although a little pricey the spinach artichoke dip is the best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, as always
    ShariGVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoy our dining experience every time we eat at Laurenzo's. We especially love the fall when they have their pumpkin bread pudding for dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat is not the same
    VikingDane
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Seems like they changed butcher meat has less flavor and prices went up
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kathy
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We discovered laurenzos a couple of years ago, this is our go to place to bring out and in town friends to. We haven't been disappointed with the food or the wait staff. The prime rib just can't be beat. The best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Laurenzo's is my Favorite!
    UrbanFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I am so glad that I decided to try out this understated restaurant on Washington Ave! Now, it's my favorite place to go. Probably the best seafood and steak in Houston, without the huge price tag. People might think that Laurenzo's is just a meat-eaters joint, but they have excellent salads as well. If you like seafood, it's the BEST. Try them, but make a reservation for the typically busy evenings. They have got it done right, even down to the bread they bring to the table: fresh and made locally. I haven't tried anything that I didn't like - everything they do, they do well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Timer
    knblackim
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had seen the restaurant and heard positive things but never made it there. I friend from Pittsburgh, PA came to town so we gave it a try. The food and service was as good as any of the high end steak houses with so many more options and a more casual feel. The ambiance is that of an upscale sports bar but it is quiet and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Late Lunch
    GlennJVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Enjoyed and wonderful late lunch menu. Their service is the best!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-priced Sports Bar
    Mediocre
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Laurenzo's was trying to be a higher class sports bar, but in the end just ended up being an over-priced one. The noise level was high, ambiance was standard and the food was extremely over-priced for the quality. Nothing special to return for.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Edithgirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have never been let down at Laurenzo's! Great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prime Prime Rib!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Awesome Prime rib! So delicious! The shrimp and grits are also delicious! Other things on the menu look great, but hard to pass up the prime rib! Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Birthday dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great atmosphere to have a birthday date/dinner. Food is great, staff are very responsive, healthful, and quick. Service is top notch!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place.
    Fguller
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We come here often and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hard to beat
    rainout
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    One of the best places I've ever eaten. The filet mignon is superb. Perfectly seasoned and cooked just right. The bread is delicious and we always enjoy the creamed corn and chocolate bread pudding! This time my husband tried the lamb chops -- not too thrilled with them, he said they tasted gamey…but I've never had a better steak! The service is beyond compare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome brunch
    skay
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love Laurenzo's Restaurant. It is always a wonderful dining experience. The food is excellant and the presentation. Alway's well plated and presented. I love my waiter/host. Is alway's so gracious and personable. I come for Sunday brunch and always awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Having dined at Lorenzo's on several occasions, I was familiar with the menu; however, this was the first time we have tried the Prime Rib. My wife's piece was cooked to perfection, for her; mine was a little thin and a little on the rare side for Medium Well. The service was outstanding as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    PamelaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Always good! Prime Rib is there special! It is a great place for brunch. Quite a bit of variety with egg dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy Door
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had reservations at 7:00 we were set by the door going out to the patio with waiters going in and out and the door was slamming very loud each time it was opened it ruined the ambiance of the whole night. The door needs to be fixed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold food
    Unhappy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Well the steaks and baked potatoes showed up cold. We called the waitress over and informed her. She was very polite and took them away. Then the manager came over and asked us if we wanted them re-heated or if we wanted new ones. I was stunned. Re-heat medium rare steaks! I told him new. Well, the "new ones" came out and they were slightly warmer. By then we were exasperated and we ate them. The waitress came back and said our meal was comped. That helped but I have to tell you we were disappointed in Laurenzos. I think we will give it one more try but if they fail again that is it for this neighborhood couple. The restaurant is within walking distance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime ribs
    DBest
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The best ever! Thanks to Living Social that introduced me to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime rib
    NoshNomNomVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A group of us relocated from happy hour at a different steakhouse which didn't offer prime rib. (Which is somewhat astounding since it took the group less than a minute to agree on the new plan and we NEVER come to consensus that quickly). Personally, I find Laurenzo's suffers a bit of an identity crisis, with a mix of steakhouse, sports pub, Italian AND Mexican - but it does mean that there is something for just about everyone. I think some of the menu items are overpriced ($20 for tacos?!), but the pizza was large enough for 2 to split at around $13. The service was excellent, and all of the prime rib eaters roundly endorsed their entrees. Recommended for Prime rib, food variety and good service service - we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm Stuffed!!
    doxiemommaVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Spinach artichoke is super yummy and a good sized appetizer. Salads are very fresh served in large portions. Prime rib is very good!!! Tender and flavorful....it's why you go to Lorenzo's. Veal Parmesan was very disappointing. Meat was tough for the most part and needed more tomato sauce. Our waiter did bring me more. Highly recommend the strawberry pie and definitely the key lime pie with whipped cream. Love it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unbeleivable Prime Rib!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The prime rib is amazing and the best cream corn on the planet! We always enjoy our nights out here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love it.
    Fguller
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We go bi-weekly and have never been disappointed. Keep my table ready.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Prime Ribs
    Potrero
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My wife is a nut for prime ribs. She says the PR at Lorenzo's is the best she has ever has. Her medium rare was perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good, always consistent
    mikesopinionsVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We go to Laurenzo's regularly, and enjoy the great variety and consistent quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a let down
    rainout
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We took some new people and the loved it! The service is always spot on. They've recently added strawberry pie to their already delicious dessert list..and it is delicious! But there's also the chocolate bread putting which is divine! But when you're ordering your meal -- don't forget to add the creamed corn! It's the best thing on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I was not expecting the extensive menu. It has everything from pizzas to seafood and steaks. The snapper and steak sandwich were scrumptious; we will definitely go. back. The manager stopped by our table 3 times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Jean
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We eat here at least once a year. Would go more but it is not close to home. Food always excellent as well as is the service! Having a discount coupon is a huge bonus because it is not an inexpensive place. They have killer frozen margaritas. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Delight
    Brettwell
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We have been to Laurenzo's for multiple occasions and are never disappointed in the quality of the food, the service and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Service yet!
    Pango
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This visit we experienced the best service that we have ever experienced at Laurenzo's. Our Waiter's name was Mark Anthony. Of course the food was outstanding...as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality food
    Struisvogel
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Laurenzo's food is consistently good and tasty. It is a little loud but in the booth that we had it was ok
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • evelync
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The French Dip is great - I order it extra lean. The menu continues to improve and the food is really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New spot to try out
    FoodFreak
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had heard about this place via the radio about a year ago. It had always interested me, and I finally got a chance to try it out. We went during the "Houston restaurants week" which has a smaller menu, but I feel that it was hand picked to be their specialty items. The good was excellent and the wait staff were on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food and service
    mikesopinionsVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been going for years. It's one of our favorite spots. Food is always top notch, and the waiters are super friendly and professional. The atmosphere is casual, which we prefer to the stuffier restaurants. You can let your hair down, and relax!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a comment
    Gertie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Removal of used eating utensils before next course would be more appealing. We were left with our fork & knife that we used on our salad to continue to use with main course. The waiter brought 3 small plates & spoons before our dessert, when I received my dessert the spoon that came with it was dirty when I asked for a clean spoon the waiter informed me he had given us other spoons referring to the 3 small plates & spoons he had set at the table previously. 2 of us ordered from the HRW menus. 1 of us ordered from regular menu. All courses came out at the same time except dessert. The HRW dessert came way before the other Dessert & the HRW dessert had ice cream which melted while we waited for the other dessert
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.