Great Prime Rib!After hearing so much about the prime rib at this restaurant, I finally gave a try. It lived up to all the good things I heard about it. The rib was cooked to perfection and the staff did a good job. I liked the layout and the noise level. We met a young lady who told she was the assistant manager, I think her name may have Jennifer. She did a very good job and was very warm and friendly. will be back.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall group lunchHad a group of five for a Friday lunch. Food and service were fantastic.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Favorite Houston RestaurantBest of everything is on the menu. Part of the El Tiempo family with a long tradition of great tasting food. They boast about the prime rib and its not bragging because they do serve the very best!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best!!Food was excellent, blood orange margarita delish! Dallas took great care of us. Will be going back soon.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed my food and theI enjoyed my food and the time spent there. Everything is made fresh. great environment, perfect for anything. Me and my husband will definitely be going back. It is quite alot of food for the price too.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening with friendsLaurenzo's was everything I thought it would be. Great atmosphere, great service, and the food did not disappoint. I would recommend absolutely.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPrime rib was fantastic.Prime rib was fantastic. Was there with five other guests and everyone loved their food.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe prime rib is excellentThe prime rib is excellent as well as the shrimp and grits! Definitely going back!
Great atmosphere and service as well! A great find and a must!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, so-so serviceAfter reading some of the reviews before going, I knew going in that the food would be good, but the service is hit-or-miss. That was pretty much spot on. The food was excellent, but the service not so much. My husband had the prime rib-Texas cut (very thick-an excellent choice), and I had blackened fish Pontchartrain (also excellent). For dessert, Key Lime pie (not the best I've had). We felt pretty ignored by our waiter, as he walked by again and again. Would I go back? I honestly couldn't say, not when there are so many other places with great food AND service.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMKahne's BirthdayIt was my birthday and we had a group of 10. We had such a nice time and I was given a wonderful birthday desert with a candle.....it was perfect to get all my friends together and celebrate. The service was impecable, and the food was great, as usual. Everyone is friendly and polite and Laurenzo's is one of my favorite brunch spots in Houston.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent. Prime ribAlways excellent. Prime rib is always a hit, and the shrimp and grits made me want to lick the bowl, but I refrained.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a Pleasant SurpriseWhat a wonderful experience. Our waiter Enrique was incredible. He understood that we didn't want to be rushed, that we wanted to try different foods and provided us with a dining experience that was just what we were looking for. Half price bottles of wine on Monday was a treat. We had appetizers, followed by ribs and fries as a 2nd course, followed by prime rib as a third course...all brought out one by one. We split between four and would have ordered a third entree, but with the wonderful bread and sides, we were too full. Not too full to order a dessert which was easily shared by all four of us as well. The manager Jennifer came by and checked on us. We found a new favorite restaurant.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was excellent. When youIt was excellent. When you see 4 cars in the parking lot that are from the fire department, you know it must be good. ann it was.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is great. The waiterThe food is great. The waiter seemed new and had trouble keeping up, but the roving manager did a great job of keeping things moving. We had a nice birthday experience.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMComfort and Quality!!!!Consistently high quality food served by friendly but professional waitpersons. You are always greeted by each member of the Laurenzo team and each visit is a pleasurable experience. We always ask for Candice but would feel just as comfortable with any of the servers. Comfort and quality are important factors in our selection of where we dine and why we keep coming back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food, ExcellentExcellent Food, Excellent Service, Excellent Atmosphere!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place with great service.Great place with great service. Normally wine drinkers, we ended up trying the local beers that they offered. Love it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Laurenzos and we'reWe love Laurenzos and we're so happy we made a reservation since we didn't have to wait. The food and service was awesome. The only unfortunate part of the reservation was I noted on the Open Table reservation that we had a 75th birthday to celebrate and somehow it didn't get to our waiter. Since I assumed I took care of it through Open Table...I didn't mention it and we had no celebration at our dinner. That was disappointing.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently good, friendlyconsistently good, friendly attentive service. always enjoyable.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMalways excellent - broughtalways excellent - brought a friend who had the creamed corn and was ready to lick the bowl it was so good. Never had a bad item here. Friendly staff.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu selections were excellentMenu selections were excellent and our Waiter, Eric, was exceptional.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought out-of-town friendsI brought out-of-town friends who can be "limited" eaters - and they loved it. We had an early dinner, and they could see why the restaurant was full when we left. We all had seafood items (love the shrimp and grits) and each was a hit. Service was great, as usual, and it was an overall success.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had another great mealWe had another great meal at Laurenzo's. Although they may be known for their prime rib, we really like their fillets - the cream corn is very tasty also. We've found that we prefer the frozen margaritas over ones on the rocks - they seem to have more punch. Our server Candace was just terrific.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat quality food, simple,Great quality food, simple, easy, the best prime rib in town, can't be beat. I'm happy they are close by so we don't have to drive far to get our fix.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regulars here, andWe are regulars here, and I was a little concerned that it would be too chaotic since the story about Michael and the couple who were insulting to a disabled child had recently broken and it was the media story of the day. But staff (Candace, et al) were on top of things as usual, the kitchen was at the top of their game, and all was well. I changed from my usual prime rib and tried fish and chips (beer batter) and it was very good. We tried the pumpkin bread pudding and while it was good, I still like the Italian Cream cake better. We will be back.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time thereThis was our first time there and we were completely satisfied. The guacamole was excellent and was served with a salsa with some kick. My Ponchatrain fish was a large portion of very good seafood served with perfectly done asparagus. My wife's fillet was among the best she's had. The warm brownie and ice cream was a most scrumptious desert. We've been to El Tiempo many times and despite reviews that said otherwise, we didn't think the margaritas were as strong here but that is only an observation - not a complaint.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVERY GOOD PRIME RIBWent for the Prime Rib and was not disappointed!! VERY GOOD PRIME RIB. Huge menu.12/30/2012 12:00:00 AMLaurenzo's rocks!We love Laurenzo's! I've been for lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. The food is consistent (I've had the shrimp and grits several times, and it is always the same amazing dish), and the service is impeccable. We've never had a server who wasn't completely on top of things throughout our entire meal. (However, we do have a favorite in Constance.)
The only drawback is that the menu is so diverse that decision making can be hard.8/18/2012 12:00:00 AMMeh.The ribeye and fillet mignon we ordered was tasty but a little tough, but not worth the money. Choose the prime rib if you eat here for a piece of meat. I hear it's the best.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM