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Spindletop Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://spindletophouston.com
  • Phone: (713) 375-4775
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Frank Majowicz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: For parties of 5-8 people, please call 713.375.4741 and we will be happy to assist you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Polk
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is offered to all Spindletop guests. Valet tickets will be validated by the Spindletop host or server.
A word from Spindletop
Spindletop, Houston's first and best-known revolving restaurant, has been a favorite seafood restaurant since its opening in 1972. Our glass-walled restaurant makes one revolution every 45 minutes, ensuring you'll enjoy 360-degree views of the city and all of its famous landmarks. Multiple levels ensure that everyone has a perfect view.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "The view is really good and the service is great. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary here. The view was amazing!!! I would definitely recommend it to a friend."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went for Houston Restaurant Weeks. Food was very solid, but not spectacular. Nothing to complain about mind you, just nothing to write home about either."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I do not mind going back there again in the future. It was very nice view and relaxing."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "It was a great place to eat. Very romantic and sets the mood.was perfect place to go. Great job!!! Would go back without a doubt"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Best restaurant in Houston!! I don't think I can top anything next year. The moment we walked in til we walked out our experience was breathtaking. The view was unbelievably mind-blowing. Astonishing service, environment, aroma. Will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Great food - amazing staff!!! Couldn't ask for anything better. Thanks Hector for a memorable evening!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We chose Spindletop to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary! It was great! It's such a romantic atmosphere with cool views of downtown. The service was good. The waiter was very accommodating when we asked him to take our picture with the camera we brought; he took several shots of us as this was a special occasion. It was a bit disconcerting, however, when it became apparent that the waiter was trying to 'sell' us on purchasing more items. It is too bad that tips are based on overall cost of the meal; however, a waiter should be more considerate and not 'pushy'. I had reserved with comment that it was our 25th wed anniv and yet with all the empty tables, they sat us right next to a table of 4, and they were loud."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food was great, although you didn't get a lot of it, there was plenty. The watermelon salad was tasty, and so was the peach trio for dessert. It worked out great for us, we used the free valet parking then walked to a show."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Mario, our server is one if a kind. He knows what he's doing and my sister's birthday has been special ... Memorable."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was mine and my husbands first time dining here and had a great experience all the way around!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The restaurant was a lot of fun. Free valet, great view, delicious food, hilarious birthday card, and awesome rotating floor."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "A great place to celebrate an especial occasion. No kids please."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Spindletop has an amazing view, wonderful service and great food. We dined their for our 8th anniversary. Lois was our server and she went above and beyond taking care of all our needs. This is one of the few quiet dining experiences in Houston. It was so nice to be able to speak in normal voices to each other and be able to hear everything the other person was saying. We truly enjoyed the experience. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "For the amount of money that my dinner for 3 cost, I could've had a better meal at hundreds of other places, on ground level. The lobster ravioli special was a bit of a joke. 4 ravioli? And extremely salty to boot. Now I can say I've been there but I doubt I'll ever be back. Lois, our waitress, however was amazing. Very friendly but not fake like a lot of people in fine dining appear to be."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our waiter was amazing he made our visit even moreemorable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service at this restaurant is great and professional. The ambience was outstanding and the food was good. The food was good, but expensive. The presentation of the food was great."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great calamari and paella that serves enough for 2, service was excellent, atmosphere is very romantic, the view is incredible especially when the sun is setting. Perfect date night or any special occasion."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "First, the building. It rotates very slowly 35 stories up giving a splendid view that changes every time you look out the window. It's slow enough that you're not really aware of any motion and does not distract you from your company. Very well thought out. The food. I am no special fan of Cajon food or gourmet. However, Spindletop puts the two together very nicely. Fresh, flavorful and creative. The service. Perfect. Simply perfect. We never felt pestered or out of place. No personal chit chat from the staff. You'd hardly know they where there, until they mysteriously sensed that we needed something. The staff was Quiet, subtle and very attentive. Less is more when it comes to service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "excellent food, view and service. Great for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This revolving restaurant atop the Hyatt Hotel not only serves great food but also a great view of the city. The restaurant is quiet, romantic with timely and unobtrusive service. You need a reservation. We saw many diners turned away without reservations. Would return."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "they went above and beyond to make me happy-- special cake -- great drinks -- terrific food -- beautiful view, the best in the city -- GO HERE"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Apart from the view, everything else about this restaurant is very ordinary. Wasted potential."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent service and very good food. Great restaurant for celebrating a special occassion. Also, the revolving restaurant makes for an ambient experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I proposed to my girlfriend on 7-11-14, The restaurant was amazing, romantic, quiet and of course an awesome view. I would definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Too me the rice was yellow and had no flavor the vegetables which was asparagus was very hard. the striped bass was dry, did not like this it was $33 and was not worth it I think the Chef need more training"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend there for her birthday....we loved it. Great scene and atmosphere...definitely romantic with an awesome view of the city. The food was great and great service. Definitely will be back!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This was our first (and probably last) visit to the Spindletop. We chose this Houston landmark restaurant as it was our 24th wedding anniversary & we wanted something romantic and different. The prices were expected as they're online however, some of the website entrees were no longer offered. The food was good (TX Striped Bass & Scallops) although the soup was bland & our server seemed a little out of place for this type of restaurant. He didn't know much about the wines & we were not familiar with most of the brands. I wish we just ordered a glass instead of the bottle, pricey lesson learned. Our server was overly attentive & interrupted us too often which was annoying. Overall, a good one-time visit for the view & novelty."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Placed a reservation about a week in advance. (Recommend) was seated on time. The restaurant spins slowly during your meal so that you see all of Houston. My grandmother is in a wheelchair but we were able to be seated with a great view. She ordered the steak and I got the Paella both were delicious. We each had the key lime cheesecake and the was delicious too. Thank you for a special evening. We both had a great time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "All in all, it was good. We were a bit disappointed with main course, as stripe bass was dried out and rack lamb and filet were well done instead of midium rare ordered. But Molasses and signature desserts saved the situation and made a good impression. We liked the idea to serve fresh bread with sauteed vegetables."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "had a great time, view was wonderful, service was great, foot excellent."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I made a reservation at Spindletop because it was convenient and we hoped to see the City of Houston fireworks. The food was excellent, far better than I expected, and the service was top-notch."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary there! The view was amazing! Very romantic! so happen, the music playing that night was also one of our favorites. The service was good. The food selection and taste was not as exquisite though! Oh well, they say: "you can't have everything!" How true!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Celebrating girlfriends birthday. I did not mention that at dinner, so don't know if restaurant honors that. Valet parking was easy, just pull in the entrance off Polk,, told the valet we are going to Spindletop. Said we did not need a ticket,, he would park my car right there on the drive. Took a while to get the elevator to the restaurant. Very slow. Greeted by hostess and were seated in less than 2 minutes. Very nice view... pleasant atmosphere. Very nice , low lighting and quiet. Waiter came immediately , took drink order and left menu. Drinks arrived in short time. Once we ordered main course , was delivered in reasonable time. Menu is limited but the food was great. Both taste and presentation."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "went here for my 50th birthday!! it was everything I expected!! Great!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The service was some of the best I have ever had. The food was pretty average. The rice was over-cooked. The waitress brought quinoa as a substitute. The food was very heavy on butter and fat, even the green beans. The cobbler had too much cinnamon an I did not like the oatmeal. Too much sauce on everything including the potatoes and salad. The stripped bass sauce had too much butter. I would recommend this place for service, drinks, view and ambiance but the food is average at best, especially for the price."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My husband and I went here to celebrate our 14th anniversary and it was great! Not only did they make a special piece of chocolate for the dessert and a sweet card."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend to have dinner here as prelude to a performance at Hobby Center later the same evening. The restaurant was as much a highlight as the show. Our dinner (sockeye salmon, paella, martini and mojito) was excellent, the wait staff was prompt and efficient, and the revolving view of they city skyline provided a unique ambiance. Will definitely revisit."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My wife and I made reservations for two at The Spindletop restaurant because we received a gift card and wanted to go somewhere special. I told her it had been about 30 years since I last visited this restaurant. At the last second, we changed the reservation from two to four. As it turned out, the couple that joined us was celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. We all had a blast as we dined and enjoyed cocktails. My wife especially enjoyed her pan seared scallops and her crab cake appetizer. The ambience was romantic and the views of downtown Houston at sunset were phenomenal. The waiter, Ken, was very personable and accommodating. The valet parking was complimentary for up to 3 hours, which was really convenient. Wonderful place."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place for dinner and special occasions. It was queit and great views of Houston"
    Dined on 6/28/2014