Spindletop
Spindletop

Spindletop

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://spindletophouston.com/
  • Phone: 7133754775x
  • 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, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wine
  • Catering: If you would like to order flowers to be placed at your table.
    Please contact these two recommendations for florists: http://www.breensflorist.com and http://www.flowers-n-more.net .When placing your order, please make a notation to the florist that the delivery will be going to Spindletop. Also, a courtesy call to inform us of delivery is appreciated.
  • Special Events: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Spindletop reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (130)special occasion (122)romantic (118)notable wine list (25)late-night find (21)fit for foodies (17)hot spot (15)neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (8)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Spindletop is a must do in Houston. Service, food and view are top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good place.
    OliverMayo
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A romantic place, with an excelent view of the city. I went alone and was a little boring.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wine & dine over H-town skyline
    hroastednut
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service and attn. To detail were a major ammenity. The follow up on-line booking with a real person to talk with the day of reservation excited my date. Complimentary valet parking, no detail was overlooked. I shall return in the very near future. 5 star u bet ur bottom dollar!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dining at Spindletop was the best choice to celebrate our 17th Anniversary. The service is excellent and the city views are breathless. I would do it again and would definitely recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    lUvTHEview
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great service, definitely would visit again. Very romantic and loved the view!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    DOGFOODLID
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The concept of a revolving restaurant is really cool. It's a nice dining experience with a great night time view of the city. However is food is very average and overpriced
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Dinner, service and view was amazing! I can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arcela
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had an excellent experience at Spindletop! My husband and I went here to celebrate his birthday. It was our first time here. We loved this restaurant. The food and service is great! I defenitely will recommend this restaurant to all my friends!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE
    ShayHen
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Went to celebrate my VSOP birthday and he loved it! The service was great. Our waiter was kind and friendly, I told him that it was my VSOP birthday and he brought back the dessert he ordered with a candle and happy birthday chocolate,, Very Kind! The Restaurant and restrooms were very clean. Nice sky view and of course great food! I cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • spindletop review
    alanalan
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Overall i would recomend the restaurante. Loved the atmosphere, great service, and a great view. I had the 8 oz filet mignon for the main course. There is not any way to get that steak any better. It was a perfect 10. The appitizer and salad was not much. Dessert was fair.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ready for a super romantic date
    Monchos
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Free valet parking, beautiful Hyatt hotel lobby with a huge center bar to have some drinks before dinner. Dedicated glass elevator up 22 stories to the top. Nice view! The restaurant moves around to see all of Houston. The food is outstanding and they have something for everyone even if you don't like seafood. The waiter had time to explain each menu item and was very friendly with us. I felt like royalty and next time I'll dress with a jacket and tie to add to the experience. I'll come back again to taste all of the menu items.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • scenic view
    1bambam
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As a houston native, this was our first visit to spindle top and it was amazing. Excellent staff, food and views, I would recommend this to anyone that hasn't experienced it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Romantic Birthday Dinner
    scorsce
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It was our first visit to Spindletop, and this is the first time that I'm writing a review--ever. Our wonderful experience prompted me to write a review for Spindletop. It was my wife's bday, her first since we got married, and I wanted it to be somewhere that had excellent food, excellent ambience, excellent service, and some place that was not too noisy. We decided to try Spindletop on my sister's recommendation, and it ticked ALL the boxes. The little touches that they added were the icing on the cake: e.g. napkins folded into hearts, they lit a candle on my wife's dessert, and they gave a birthday card signed by management to my wife as we walked out. There was of course the novelty of a revolving restaurant and amazing views as well!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Hawkins
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Lived in Houston all my life and have never been. It was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to celebrate-alone
    HistoryBuffs
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We enjoyed our anniversary dinner there and were quite impressed with the scenic views of the city of Houston. We especially enjoyed the little "remembrance" card given to us to remember our our anniversary celebration. The service was wonderful and our waiter did so unobtrusively. We enjoyed the dinner we shared for our anniversary. We Shall Return!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!
    WilliamVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday Tuesday night and it was excellent. The service was just great. Lauren our server did an excellent job all night and was kind and very sweet. I enjoyed the salmon with quinoa and it was good. The sauce made it all come together. However my wife had the sea scallops and it was one of the top 5 meals I've ever eaten, and I only had the one bite she allowed me to taste. She actually brought the rest home just so she could have some left over to eat again. It was that good. The views, service, and food were all top notch!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't waste your time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wife and I went for our 2 year anniversary and we should've known going to a hotel restaurant. Food was subpar but our service actually wasn't bad. I forget our waitress' name, but I believe she deserves some props. Anyway, if you're up for celebrating something special do not expect to eat a good meal here. Support some local restaurant that doesn't have to overcharge.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    brwhite
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I boyfriend and I ate there and we had the most amazing time! It was best birthday gift and the scenery was great. We will definitely be coming back. The most amazing dining experience I have ever experienced thus far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant!
    Enrique
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    It took a while for the food to make it to the table, but you are there to enjoy the view and the company, so no problem!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Rebecca
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My husband and I chose this restaurant primarily for the scenic view that we had both heard about. The view was great, but so was everything else. We both agreed that the food is a wee bit over priced, but it is well cooked and presented. The setting is romantic and the quiet atmosphere is ideal for being able to have a decent dinner conversation without shouting over loud music. The service was attentive, yet not overbearing - very good balance to ensure our need were being met. We have a very enjoyable and memorable time and would return for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spindletop, dining above Houston
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The entire evening exceeded our expectations. The revolving 360 degree view of Houston from the Hyatt's 34th floor Spindletop Restaurant is unique, breathtaking, fun. Our server, Ken, was attentive without being intrusive. We ordered coffee & desert. The chocolate souffle, light as a cloud, had a very dense chocolate flavor. The TX peach cobbler - where to begin? It is served warm, fresh from the oven. The crumbly bits were perfection, crisp & flavorful - an excellent base for the peach filling. Topped off with fresh peach slices, fresh raspberrys and vanilla ice cream, it is a treat for both the eye and the palate. Before we were midway through our evening, plans were being made for a return visit to Spindletop.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Very enjoyable evening at Spindletop. Attentive wait staff, notable wine list, great food and amazing views.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool view but food not so much
    Yum4tum
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Appetizers where tiny & overpriced. Three shrimp for $14?? And the "signature avocado dome"- tiny dome, crab tasted like it was out of a can, avocado was light green like it was spread thin using sour cream or something. Plus the whole place smelled like fish. And our waiter seemed like he should have been the dishwasher in the back not the waiter of an expensive restaurant. We left after our appetizers & drinks & ate burgers from the hotel Lobbibar. Cool atmosphere though & we did get nice gentlemen Hector & another server (not our awful waiter) to take our picture.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    DoctorG
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    First visit to Spindletop, was very impressed. Quite a climb to the top of the Hyatt, we took the inward-facing elevators that provide a spectacular view of the inner hotel as you ride to the top. The view from the restaurant is really beautiful, especially at sunset. The service was excellent, the fresh fruit-based julip and the 8 oz filez was superb. The Signature Avocado Dome, although nicely presented and nice mix of textures, was less delicious than just fun to look at. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • went2dine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Enjoyed the view. Good drinks; good wine; good food. Service was outstanding!!! OK…not enuff space below so private note to Spindletop here: Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. We celebrated friend's 89th birthday. Mentioned this when arrived and was overwhelmed with how special our friend was treated. Our waitress was Lois and she was amazing, even created a beautiful personalized card with the numbers 89 in gold rhinestones for Peggy. The chef came out twice to visit and last time brought a chef hat for Peggy. We were all so surprised and pleased with the care and consideration your staff gave our friend! Thank you so much for making a special evening even more Special! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic and great view
    2lovedbird
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Made the reservation a month before. An I made a request on the date of that dinner and they made it excellent sevices. Thank you everyone for making it happened on a very short notes. Again thank you for the excellent sevices and great dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond Expectations
    Jerseyguy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Manager Hector Garibay took a special interest in my evening out with my eight year-old daughter. He came to the table, introduced himself to her, complimented her, and gave her a gift bag with presents. Her smile at that moment is something I will always remember. Mr. Garibay is a tremendous asset for you. You can not pay for that kind of dedication. I will recommend Houston Spindletop as often as I can to as many people as I can. Thanks so much for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Javier
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The view is really good and the service is great. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary here. The view was amazing!!! I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dcap
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly waitress
    Darlie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I do not mind going back there again in the future. It was very nice view and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    gonzo741562
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Year Anniversary!
    Z0650
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    BigJon
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Was a very fun date. Awesome staff and outstanding food. I dont know much about fine dining so im sure i misused some plates and utensils. Overall 5/5 for us both.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!!!
    LBowenVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food - amazing staff!!! Couldn't ask for anything better. Thanks Hector for a memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view and great service !!!
    Kindheart14
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Mario, our server is one if a kind. He knows what he's doing and my sister's birthday has been special ... Memorable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was mine and my husbands first time dining here and had a great experience all the way around!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spindle Top
    Foodcitybigtime
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The restaurant was a lot of fun. Free valet, great view, delicious food, hilarious birthday card, and awesome rotating floor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!!'n
    Anabel0312
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A great place to celebrate an especial occasion. No kids please.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.