Mark's American Cuisine
Fantastic and memorable!Mark's was wonderful! Every course was superb - and the different level and depth of flavor that is built into each dish is incredible. Patrick, our server, just made the evening - and you can tell he is so proud to have worked with Chef Mark for years! Can not wait to visit again. Thank you!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI am always amazed at theI am always amazed at the high level of detail and quality of service. The food is beyond excellent! Mark and his team make dining very pleasurable.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMthe bestmarks has become our favorite restaurant the food is Amazing and the service is outstanding.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic all around. AccommodatingFantastic all around. Accommodating and welcoming. Soft shell crab special was amazing.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding as alwaysMark's never disappoints. The food was awesome, as well as the service.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good, not great.Overall we had an enjoyable and satisfying meal. Was not quite as impressed with the food and service as I was in the past, and found the restaurant noise level a little on the high side.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceMark's lives up to its reputation. The food was fabulous, the server was very kind, and the atmosphere is amazing. I highly recommend Mark's.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMJust lovelyMy husband and I do not get to go out sans kids very often. But, this was just a great break for us to just be a couple. The food was fantastic. The service was great - right down to the "Happy Birthday" chocolate that came with our dessert for my husband.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a Poor Decision with Mark'sFor years ive been dabbling with the finer cuisine of Houston, my first expeirience being The Brownstone in 2005. Ever since then, I've been hooked on plates dealing solely with presentation and not portion. When I found Mark's, I was instantly hooked. Being set in an church dating back to the 1920's with the wine storage viewable behind glass above the bar, the design, and the view, is absolutley breathtaking. With each visit, the staff has always been profoundly knowledgeable with what is being served. This past Friday evening, my better half and I had the quail and duck ravioli, white lobster seafood bisque, pear salad, veal tenderloin, lamb, and for dessert, the chocolate coffee tower and warm chocolate cake. Nothing less than perfect.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for special occasions.Food was delicious. Service impeccable. Atmosphere relaxed and I got a Happy Anniversary note on the dessert. Also there was a an unrequested Happy Anniversary note was on our dessert. A very nice touch.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeCouldn't have been any better, it was just a really good place to take my girlfriend. A night neither one of us will forget6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible dinner. ServiceIncredible dinner. Service beyond compare. Pricey but well worth it.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe experienced a wonderfulWe experienced a wonderful evening at Mark's. The food was excellent. Everything we had was delicious, and the presentation was beautiful. We will definitely be back to try different dishes.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely Fantastic!I came to this restaurant with a dear friend in celebration her recent college graduation. We were treated extremely well from the moment we walked in the door and were whisked to our table - on the wall as I requested. The menu is seasonal and we were treated to the "spring" specials and ingredients. I had lobster, crab and scallops in ways I had never tasted before! The flavors were out of this world and the seafood was cooked perfectly! Dessert was decadent and delicious! Our server Brad was spot-on as were those that assisted him. They were super pleasant and warm without being phony. Do make reservations, don't bring your kids, and make sure you have room on your credit card. Ingredients of this quality & caliber are not cheap!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOops!I indicated that this was a special anniversary dinner but this was not acknowledged. In the future i will phone the restaurant myself.
The valet brought out the wrong car. Our waiter was very soft spoken and difficult to hear against the background noise, but otherwise very helpful. (My husband and I aren't in our dotage, but found ourselves trying to lip read to understand the daily specials!)
A memorable evening!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMark's is far and above theMark's is far and above the best restaurant in Houston. The service is outstanding (especially if you sit in Mario's section)! The food is amazing! The seafood appetizer is incredible! This is the only place for fine dining in Houston!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMElegantThis is one my my favorite secrets in Houston. It's very intimate, the food is high quality, presentation is great, service is spot on and the staff, in general, is very inviting.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat memories made...Mark's is a high-class restaurant with a comfortable feel. I celebrated my 5-year anniversary with my company there and have very special memories from that day. So, I decided to come back for my 15-year anniversary celebration. Somehow, I sat in the same table. I had a completely different group, but still made memories that will last a long time. I look forward to (hopefully) celebrating there again for more anniversaries to come...and other special events to come.
Thanks for making great memories with every visit...5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways A Treat!Beautiful restaurant, food presentation and friendly, helpful service. Can't go wrong with any of the specials. Our only complaint was that the courses came a little too quickly.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTop ChefDoes this man also bake his own bread???? The bread basket was a wonder - especially the soft yet crusty bread with the caramelized onion jam. That is the Best bread I've ever tasted. Duck - phenomenal. Everything was delicious and worth the effort to go out on a Tuesday night.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and service.Fantastic food and service. Oyster appetizer was amazing!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic mealMark's was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. The meal could not have been better - the pear salad, Trio of Seafood, and Sticky Bun Bread Pudding were completely delicious and perfectly prepared. Grayson was an excellent server! Thank you, Mark's.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMJB's visitThe venue was in a beautiful renovated church with wait staff that was very friendly and accommodating. I will be going back to try all the other menu items as well.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe management treated myThe management treated my wife and I very, very well for her birthday. They even surprised me with a belated birthday surprise (my birthday was the day before my wife). Great place and atmosphere. Very quick service but not overbearing.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceMy wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Mark's and the food was absolutely incredible. Everything from the bread, to the salad, to the entrees and desserts were above and beyond anything else we've had...ever. I *highly* recommend Mark's.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe evening was wonderful.The evening was wonderful. Thank you all. The managers went above and beyond the call to make the evening special for me and my fiance.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall crowd for the lunchSmall crowd for the lunch hour but service was still slower than expected. Food was very good and well prepared. Quantities just right. Dessert excellent.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceI absolutely love this place and often find myself going back. The risotto is always incredible and I just can't get over the truffled one.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgary made it and experienceGood service and a personable manner made it of our favorite dinning experiences.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent night for an AnniversaryI came here for my 5 year anniversary and have never been. The Google reviews were mixed, but we tried it anyway. We were there for mother’s day, so the menu was shorter than usual. The wine and the service were excellent. Our ribeye's were incredible and cooked to perfection. This is understandable since one of the staff was originally from the Republic in College Station. The salad was the only thing I was not to fond of. The fact the restaurant is in a church, provided for a great scene to have a romantic dinner. Yes the meal was pricey, but overall I found the food and experience worth it. You could easily spend more at other restaurants.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT BRUNCH FOR MOTHER'S DAY!THE BEST BRUNCH...EVER ;) MY SON AND I ENJOYED OUR MENU OF DUCK AND CHILEAN BASS SO MUCH THAT MY SON WANTS TO GO TO CULINARY SCHOOL!! HE WAS SO IN AWE OF THE DUCK PRESENTATION AND FLAVORS IT WAS A PRICELESS MOMENT FOR ME :) I HAVE ALSO ENJOYED DINING ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT 2 YEARS AGO AND WILL CONTINUE TO RECOMMEND TO ALL MY FRIENDS. THIS PLACE ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL SPECIAL AND HONORED TO BE EATING THERE.
THANK YOU TO STAFF FOR ANOTHER MEMORABLE AND IMPACTFUL TIME. HATS OFF TO THE CHEF AND PROFESSIONAL, COURTEOUS STAFF.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere was the melon???I ordered Ham and melon at Mother's Day brunch. I had visited Italy the previous year and expected something similar to the prosciutto and melon frequently offered in restaurants in Italy . I was disappointed. The ham you served was very salty and there were a few melon balls at most. It was all a little fussy. Simple wedges of cantaloupe and honeydew with some quality prosciutto would have been much better. The ratio was way off.
The desert was the best.
Overall, I would say that sometimes simple is better.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrate Easter and Mother'sWe celebrate Easter and Mother's Day each year at Mark's and other times in our desire to have the best in food, service, and ambiance.
There has "never" been a disappointment. And I might add, I asked for a special table for Mother's Day in the balcony center table next to the railing, and that is what we got, and I arranged flowers to be brought there, and Mark's staff had them "waiting" for my wife as we approached the table.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestMarks has been my wife's favorite "go to" for several years. It is consistent in all areas - always outstanding. This last trip I had what is far and away the best seafood bisque I have ever had.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood eats in a beautiful restaurantParty of two. Our apps were great, the entrees just as impressive. And, of course, the service was just about perfect. My one and only complaint--and it's a small one--is that the time between ordering and the arrival of the plates was a bit too short. In a restaurant like this, we were expecting to take our time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!Mark's is our go to special occasion restaurant. They never disappoint. The service is always stellar. The food is always delicious and the off the menu items are always a remarkable journey in culinary flavors. I just love this place! It can be pricey but so worth it.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep coming back!I have been to Marks on multiple occasions and the food, service, and ambiance have never disappointed! With a dynamic menu that can change even while you are dining, the food is always a wonderful surprise. The waitstaff is attentive and very knowledgeable. I will always come back to Marks for my fine dining!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHave eaten here twice andHave eaten here twice and come away both times saying this is the best food I have ever had. Wine list is a bit over priced. But a great place to spend a special occasion.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and ServicePerfect. Must try the Oysters Appetizer - awesome.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIt Doesn't Get Better Than ThisGreat food, fantastic service in a very unusual space - an old early 20th century church.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMJust outstandingI can't say enough about the perfection of the entire meal. Everything was amazing. Their wine markup is more than most though.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, great environment,Excellent food, great environment, but a I found my assigned table a little too small for a Texan restaurant where everything is supposedly big.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was spot on!Marks is a beautifully repurposed church with stunning additions! The service is impeccable, Kent had great recommendations and made sure we had everything we needed for a wonderful evening. Cat had all our wine needs well in hand! The food was great and servings ample! Don't leave without trying their fried oyster app with soft shell crawfish on top! We were going to split a dessert but had to try a new one the chef was developing, glad we did!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Marks severalI have been to Marks several times over the past 12 years. It has always been one of my favorite places to dine.
The food is always nice and fresh and presented in such special ways.
The wait staff is excellent. You hardly know they are there except when needed.
Wonderful for special occasions.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat overall experience.Great overall experience. Everyone's food was delicious and the presentation was impressive. Expensive.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible food and outstandingIncredible food and outstanding service, the night was very memorable and enjoyable. Can't wait to get back there for the oysters!!!!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a really good timeWe had a really good time at Mark's. Our waiter was very kind and attentive to us. The desserts were amazing!!!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMYes, well worth it!The chef always comes up with wonderful creations. In my top five restaurants in Houston. American food with a french accent. service ver friendly. forget your diet for a meal, well worth it. Unsual former church decor (art deco)We usually have a pretty quite table, but the last time was next to a group that was oblivious to the amount of noise they were making...oh well food was worth it.
Great wine list by the way, from all over!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a special event -This was a special event - so Mark's was perfect for the celebration.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb and impeccable service,Superb and impeccable service, food and wine. One of the country's best restaurants.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM