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
151 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (131)special occasion (125)romantic (115)notable wine list (26)fit for foodies (19)late-night find (19)hot spot (11)great for brunch (9)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (8)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • scenic view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Yumster
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Service was excellent
    Seanc87
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • paying for the view
    dpros
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waiter
    Snoopy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our waiter was amazing he made our visit even moreemorable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food(not great) but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed
    Decentdinning
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A terrific dining experience.
    Helidaddy407
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    edysonrojas
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    excellent food, view and service. Great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for my Anniversary
    Leotheliom
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Apart from the view, everything else about this restaurant is very ordinary. Wasted potential.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dining experience
    johna1234
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Engagement Dinner
    MrJetson
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet