Fun place to go with friends...
Fun place to go with friends... good food and great selection of wine
2/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed it. Conversation
Enjoyed it. Conversation with friends was more difficult as it is fairly noisy.
Nice spot though. Surprised that the valet and the parking lot cost $8 and $7,
when the parking garage near is free.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ejoyed the pizza and the
We ejoyed the pizza and the acoustic music. Very relaxing we really enjoyed our self
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Default place to go
great food, great service, great ambience. Wish they had a more extensive beer/ale selection.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our neighbourhood favourites
This is a good place for trying out different wines by the glass. Pizzas are always a good choice. We usually sit outside.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasting Room - Houston
The food was excellent, and portioned appropriately however, the outdoor dining area was on cheap metal tables that seemed unstable (like someone needed to tighten up the screws holding them together). The tables were way to small for the huge plates the food was served on (we had a party of four). Water was served in cheap plastic cups?
Overall great choice of dining - would be a great setting for two who enjoy wine and wine like finger food. Would definitely eat there again.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kyle was an awesome waiter!!!! Would only come back if he was our waiter!!!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two Nights in a Row
We were in Houston for a conference and discovered The Tasting Room. We had happy hour the night before, were so impressed, and returned the following night for dinner. Innovative food, great wine and knowledgeable service. If we're ever back in Houston, we will absolutely return. We are in love with the mini grilled cheese and potato chip nachos!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The lunch menu at TTR has quietly expanded and now includes a reasonable variety of items, all expertly and creatively prepared. The service is not great, but is above average for sure. I always enjoy my experience at TTR. The chicken and waffle special they had the day I was there was OUTSTANDING in the uniqueness of its preparation and its deliciousness.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place for date nite
my hubby and i needed a well deserved date night after becoming a new mommy and daddy and this was the perfect spot. the whole experience was wonderful from the food to the service to the bill :)
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall It was a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY
The staff was amazing, very kind, and helpful. Which is a nice experience since most of my friends and myself has experience in the industry. The assistant manager really went out of her way to make sure we got the table we reserved, we waited for our table for about and hour 15 mins but we didn't care because it was totally worth it and not the staff's fault in any way shape of form! Thank you Cody-our server and the assistant general manager who killed it and made my 33rd so awesome, Ms. Estefania Barrious!!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
There is live music at the front by the hostess desk and this can be ear-splittingly loud. However, we simply asked to be seated in the back of the restaurant and you almost couldn't tell anyone was playing. The wait staff was great, friendly, and have wonderful wine recommendations, and the food was delicious. I was a tad disappointed when I found out that, although I had happened to show up on $15 steak night (Monday night), they were all out of the steak special; however, I am sure this is only a testament to how wonderful the steak must be and I will be sure to try again in the future!
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent champagne menu specially
Excellent champagne menu specially priced for brunch. Crab cakes benedict to die for.. Do youself a favor and go this weekend .
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great vibes, good times
I've been to the Uptown location several times and so was really looking forward to the venue in City Center. It did not dissappoint. Sharing a really nice, refreshing Zinfandel with a dear friend over one of those totally awesome Margherita pizzas is a truly great way to spend some quality time.
The service is always very knowledgeable and efficient and the ambiance is excellent. This place is definitely a repeater for me, many time over.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine and dine
Had appetizers and wine. All was very nice. Shared a dessert, the hot chocolate cookie with ice cream on top with a dessert wine. The evening was enjoyed by all. We will be back.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Me and my girlfriend and a wonderful time there the waiter was great I wish I could remember his name but he was very helpful most Definitely will be back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Charlie was fantastic
Our waiter Charlie was fantastic and the timing of the food was impeccable.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place before the movies
I scheduled my reservation on Open Table and bought my tickets in advance for Studio Movie Grill. Worked out great. Loved the cookie dessert and loved my wine. I recommend it.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always leave happy!
We have enjoyed several outings to The Tasting Room, and never fail to get our money's worth. Truffle fries are amazing, and the staff's knowledge of their wine list is unsurpassed!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner Experience.
The food was awesome and plentiful..i enjoyed chatting with my girlfriends, service was great not perfect...there's was a little hiccup but the manager step up and was very attentative and it was a great dinner experience. i will definetly return again and recommend The Tasting Room to others.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and ambience was Fabulous,
Food and ambience was Fabulous, Service was good but , our server lacked enthusiasm and knowledge about the menu. Overall on a scale of 1 to 10, 7.8.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was a great night to sit on the patio. The music was good and the food excellent. The prosciutto pizza was very good and the chocolate chip cookie in a skillet was excellemt.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed Restaurant Weeks!
My co-workers and I visited for Houston Restaurant Weeks. Everything was great, we loved our entrees. Our only complaint was that they were out of our dessert choices; however, the replacement offered was great!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would have enjoyed experience
Would have enjoyed experience if it hadn't been SO loud!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a blast coming here. We had heard from friends that it was great. No disappointments. We will be coming back.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A tasty place
a great spot to enjoy wine and food. It is a happening spot, not a quiet restaurant. As long as you know what to expect it is a fun place with a kitchen that cranks out tasty dishes. Finding a quiet spot is a challenge but finding a great wine and delicious food is not. The servers are very helpful and attentive.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ate here as part of HRW for lunch. At 11:30, we were the first people dining. The chicken and vegetable soup was full of small pieces of chicken, vegetables in a tomatoey broth. Very good. The salmon was perfectly cooked with a crisp outer edge and silky in the middle. The cauliflower mash was a little on the thin side and almost like a sauce. The spinach was sauteed nicely with great flavor. There was an olive oil sauce and I found it to just be greasy and not add anything to the dish. The pecan pie was a disappointment as the bottom crust was so thick and hard that I literally could not cut through it. I ate the filing and some of the outer crust. The key lime pie looked decadent and I wish I had ordered it.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice place
Visited during Houston restaurant weeks. Service was excellent and good ambience. Nice patio for cooler weather.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Restaurant Week Brunch
Enjoyed the menu, should have probably gone with some different items. Gazpacho wasn't anything to brag about, but the Shrimp and Grits for lunch was delicious. Chicken and biscuits were good too. Would have liked to try the entire brunch menu. Their appetizers were either salad or gazpacho, neither very impressive. The pecan pie for dessert was terrible, way too hard and difficult to eat. The nutella cake was pretty good. Should have tried the blueberry triffle, looked delicious. I would go back again to try some other brunch items. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for restaurant weeks and the food was great. It was not too loud inside like some of the other reviews said. I recommend this place!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the tasting room not only for their delicious food but also the great wine selection. Unfortunately - this past experience, we ordered a bottle of wine that was on the menu but not available. Of course, they made a recommendation for a replacement bottle that was about 50% higher in price point. We will definitely be back - just wish their recommendation had been a little more reasonable.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome first experience
I made reservations for my wife's birthday. The experience was more than expected. Our server, Reid, was very personable and knowledgeable. The selection of wines were fantastic. We will definitely return.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress was phenomenal...
Other than the hostess who wasn't very warm or welcoming, we had a great experience.
Our waitress was very knowledgable of the various wines and her service was impeccable.
We will definitely be back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Wine pairings
Excellent selection of wine well paired with unique bar food menu. Loved it!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good first experience
The decor is modern, yet warm and comfortable. The wine list is impressive. The food is good, and the plates are intended to be shared. The outdoor patio is spacious, and there was live music. Though the server was friendly, she seemed much more interested in her conversation with another server than waiting on our table. However, the staff seems to work as a team, and others were quick to fill my requests when called upon for help. Though a bit on the noisy side, it's a great place to spend some quality time with that special person. This was my fist visit, but I'm looking forward to my next one.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice brunch menu. Food was
Nice brunch menu. Food was better than I expected. Service was amazing. Just wish the mimosa's were bottomless ;-)
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place! (Parking is difficult on a Saturday night, however, so allow half an hour to find a place)
The hostesess couldn't have been nicer. The waitress was friendly, courteous and knowledgable about the wines and menu. The food was de-licious! Don't miss the grilled cheese appetizer. It is to die for.
The wine list was very different than what I'm used to; I had not heard of most of the selections, but they offer a taste if there is one you want to try. Even better is they serve wine more at retail than restaurant prices. EXCELLENT. I wished they sold more wines by the glass than they do but their bottle wines list was enormous.
Only negative is the conversation noise level is really high. Other than that, awesome experience!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The weather was perfect, the
The weather was perfect, the 1st course was a Trio of Cheese that were fantastic. We then each had our own brunch entrée that was served Hot and the taste was extraordinaire. Had to share one of the fresh bake chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream that was a perfect ending and plenty for us to share. We both hope that the weather will allow us to visit the outdoor dining again for an outdoor brunch soon.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great overall experience, server was very attentive food was excellent nice atmosphere
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice and relaxing
It was a nice experience with good food and good service. Portions are on the smaller side but great if you are looking for a health conscience meal.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taste the Tasting Room
I hosted a birthday gathering for my spouse here. The ambiance was ideal for a romantic 1-on-1 outing but served its purpose as a group meeting spot as well. We had the wine sampler & that was interesting. Reservations, etc were simple & to-the-point. I'd visit it again except next time I'd actually order food...we were too busy talking to eat though I tasted someone else's desert & that I give two thumbs up!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM