Good for a dress casual evening out
This was a nice find, and the overall experience is good. The restaurant is open to the foyer of the hotel itself, so *17 isn't wholly in control of its ambiance, but it wasn't too big of a deal. Definitely recommend.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a good "hotel" restaurant..
This is a good "hotel" restaurant... friendly staff, good food, good wine selection. Overall, a safe/good choice for business people in the area.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, the service and
The food, the service and the atmosphere were superb. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Why isn't this restaurant busier?
Forget all the hoopla about the Mother's day brunch fiascoes experienced by other diners--whatever! This is a great restaurant and it deserves your patronage (a sentiment echoed in other reviews). On the other hand, the lack of clientele made for a quiet and civilized evening so I am not complaining. Halibut was perfection and the sabayon dessert is an incredible juggling act of warm/cold, sweet/tart, crunchy/creamy.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our friends' birthday at 17 and the staff was so attentive! The food was delicious and we enjoyed it very much! It was clear that they had read the special request on our reservation. We'll go back.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, decent food.
17 is an extremely beautiful restaurant and an amazing place to eat a special dinner. The menu is short and the food is not as delicate as one would expect but nevertheless a great Houston restaurant.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband treated me to a weekend in Houston for my birthday. Dinner on Saturday night before the theater was at 17. The food and service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves exceptional food served by a 5 star waiter in a quiet atmosphere. What a treat.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there with old friend
Went there with old friend from DC. Service and food were outstanding The space was quiet enough for a good long visit. We were never rushed and enjoyed the evening immensely. Will go back often.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Short ribs were delicious
Short ribs were delicious and the brussels sprouts were the best I'd ever had. My husband enjoyed his rack of lamb and lobster bisque soup. Save room for dessert - we highly recommend the creme brulee trio!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not only was the food delicious
Not only was the food delicious and the presentation beautiful, but we were treated royally. We met the chef, who came by the table to be certain that we were happy with our meal.
We will be back, and soon!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at 17. We selected the fixed menu for Houston's Restaurant week at 17. Service and food were outstanding.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious appetizer and dessert,
Delicious appetizer and dessert, entree as a bit tough.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hits & Misses
Chose to go here during Houston Restaurant Weeks, because I've had decent brunch here and I was interested to taste dinner. The 1st course was good all around and the desserts were extremely small, but VERY good. We were all happy with those courses, but the entrees left us all wanting more. My fish was slightly overcooked and dry, with no sauce and very salty. The lamb two other people had was also overly salted and the New York Strip another had wasn't seasoned well. It was the disappointment of the evening. We were all on the fence about going to dine here again.
On the plus side, the service is excellent, the wine list is really expansive and the atmosphere is relaxing.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before the show
This restaurant is very conveniently located for dinner before seeing a show or concert in the theatre district. We came for Restaurant Weeks and the food was delicious and the service impeccable. I would consider this restaurant classy without being stuffy or uptight. It's a fairly small place which keeps the noise down. As a bonus, we found out when we got there that the hotel in which the restaurant is located has a shuttle that will take hotel guests or diners to the theatre and back after the show.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there for HRW dinner prior to attending a show at the Hobby Center. Our server, Rodolfo, was excellent and recommended a delicious bottle of wine to accompany our table's dinner selections. The food was quite tasty and we all ordered different items to sample. I was thoroughly pleased with both the amount of food and the beautiful plate presentation.
More props to Rodolfo: He must have heard us chatting about our recent engagement and brought us over glasses of champagne to celebrate - how sweet is that??? He also informed us that there was a complimentary shuttle from the hotel to the Hobby Center that we could use in order to avoid dealing with finding parking over there. Bottom line - food and service are great at 17!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having a ME day
This was the perfect restaurant for a party of one that wanted that extra special attention and they did provide.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice, but not great
Very nice ambiance, and the waiter was very good. Good wine recommendation and a great table for a romantic dinner. Food was pretty good, but I would not call it excellent. Braised short rib was tender but just slightly dry. Salmon was good. Our dessert choice was questionable. Still not quite sure what it was...sort of cookie crossed with cake. Should have tried something different. The waiter knew us by name when we arrived which was nice...and my gf got a kick out of being called mrs blarney :) really enjoyed the waiters service, he was excellent. 50-50 on whether I would recommend with so many other great restaurants around.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM