Mark's American Cuisine
Small 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 AMSpecial Occasions - PricyThe food was excellent and the atmosphere is nice - unusual - be prepared to pay for it !5/16/2013 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 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 AMgary made it and experienceGood service and a personable manner made it of our favorite dinning experiences.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 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 AMExcellent Food and ServicePerfect. Must try the Oysters Appetizer - awesome.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 AMPerfect Celebration SpotMy new favorite restaurant! I took my wife to Mark's in April 2013 for our third anniversary and spent nearly $500. It was well worth every penny. Their composed dishes look like artwork with many components that come together beautifully. The sommolier was very approachable and helpful, not snooty, and the dessert wine pairings are out of this world. Mario, our server, said he's one of the "new guys" since he's only been there eight years. Amazing that the chefs still hold such a passion to excel and transport the diner to another plane of existence. If Michelin diners rated Houston restaurants, Mark's would definitely be starred.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMark Cox never dissapoint.Mark Cox never dissapoint. We especially enjoyed the fish specials on Monday April 15.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was exceptional,Food and service was exceptional, very expensive so we will only enjoy for special occasions.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. Took notesGreat service. Took notes from
The opentable reservation and made our anniversary notable and special4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as usual -- veryExcellent as usual -- very different lunch menu from the last time we were here, and some of the best desserts I've ever had here (which is saying something). The business pre fixe lunch is a great value and the food and service are top notch.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome restaurant with amazingAwesome restaurant with amazing food and a staff that is more than willing to accommodate special occasions and will create unique off menu items upon advanced request. The restaurant is located in an old church and the ambiance is very unique, one of the best if not the best restaurant in Houston.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe could not have selectedWe could not have selected a better or more beautiful venue to celebrate our daughter and son-in-law's first wedding anniversary. A restaurant in a church?? I couldn't quite "see it"...but it was lovely, elegant and creatively unique beyond description! Low lighting, conversation-friendly, lovely table settings and decor....all very sophisticated, yet comfortable and inviting. We appreciated the attention to our special occasion request for a great table...and also the chef's happy script wishes on the honored couple's decadent dessert presentation. Waiter was perfect and Chef Mark himself was so kind to visit our table with late evening area piano bar suggestions. Our first time at this absolutely 5-star restaurant - first of many!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMark's is a wondeful placeMark's is a wondeful place to have a romantic and delicious evening. The waitstaff is spot on and the food is wonderful. The attention to detail (soup bowl warm, salad plate cold, details to presentation and taste) makes for a great experience.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and Superb ServiceThe food and service was excellent. Our server Grayson was very professional and knowledgeable with the menu items. The cocktails he suggested were excellent as well. We only wish Mark's was closer to where we live.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSo, so sad. A beautiful building,So, so sad. A beautiful building, stunning interior, attentive service yet disappointing food. Way too many components on each dish with flavors bombarding each other for a gastronomical event that was confusing at best.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI was really happy that II was really happy that I selected Marks' for my husband's 75th birthday celebration. He loved everything about the experience. Thank you,3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best food and dessertsThe best food and desserts we've ever had. Compliments to the pastry Chef, Sam Major. He is brilliant!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was wonderful.Our waiter was wonderful. He even came over to help us choose a wine, was very friendly, and charming. The atmosphere was excellent too! It was very romantic and elegant. My wife and I were incredibly pleased with our experience and will difinitely be returning. My wife also said it was the best food she has ever eaten.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in HoustonEverything was perfect! My friends and I came to Mark's to celebrate a birthday and it was everything we had hoped for. As always, the food, service and ambiance was fantastic! This is my favorite restaurant in Houston.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice experience. OurVery nice experience. Our waiter was a bit odd. When we asked for recommendations he said he didn't have any or "don't ask him". That said, everything else was very nice. It was our wedding anniversary and they added a candle and message to our dessert. I think our bill was around $200 with an appetizer, two entrees, a cocktail, 2 glasses of wine, and a dessert. The converted church is really amazing for ambiance.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. AGreat food and service. A little pricey but that was expected. Liked that we weren't rushed particularly in light of the $.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEver since moving to HoustonEver since moving to Houston we have made it tradition to come to Mark's each year for a birthday. We literally strolled into Mark's our first time, discovering it off OpenTable, we were not not dressed for this type of establishment, but they did not treat us any different; we had an amazing service our first time, and each other dinner we've had has been stunning. The food is always wonderful, along with outstanding service. I have nothing bad to say, and I honestly don't think there is any way they can improve, just keep up the great work!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMJenniferCelebrated my birthday and my dad's birthday. We had a wonderful time. The service was great! Our server was very helpful and friendly.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and incredibleAmazing food and incredible service in a beautiful, romantic setting. Mark's is top notch.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great and never out of styleWith all of the new restaurants that opened up, we have forgotten how much we love Mark's! Our experience was outstanding... the food, the service, the ambiance. It was nice to come into a place where the "rookie waiter" has been there for 8 years! The only complaint I have was that the Sommelier was not dressed professionally enough for the Mark's atmosphere.
This is a timeless restaurant in Houston that will always be great and never out of style!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enjoyable evening !!!Food,drinks, and service were all "top shelf". Enjoyed the entire experience !!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy sister and I had the opportunityMy sister and I had the opportunity to meet in Houston, coming from opposite sides of the continent and we wanted some place special for dinner. Mark's hit the mark with an excellent fine dining experience. Our server, Troy, had excellent knowledge of the on menu and off menu items, making it almost hard to choose what to try. The timing of the service was perfect and the ambience met our expectations - which were high, given the online photos of this interesting setting.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great fromEverything was great from the time we walked in the door to the time we left. The service was first class and the food was fantastic! We will definitely be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWanting more....I've always thought of Mark's as a go to for special ocasions. The atmosphere was lovely and our waiter was spot on. I was expecting more finesse with the food. I had the halibut in what was described as a French pastry. It was good, but I was expecting to moan over it. The pastry, in my opinion should have been more delicate for such a delicate meat. The rest of the plate I can't even remember.
The strawberry shortcake was warm and wonderful. I do remember that!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGracious hospitalityI had made a reservation for the wrong night. When we arrived on a busy Saturday night, they graciously seated us in spite of my mistake. Excellent food and service also rescued the evening. We will return with the proper reservation next time.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM