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Spindletop Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://spindletophouston.com
  • Email: hector.garibay@hyatt.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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I visited Spindletop to celebrate my wife's birthday and also our wedding anniversary. We found the menu quite appetising and our friendly server Mario most pleasant, he asked if we were celebrating and when tod he gave us a chocolate decorated with greetings which was a great touch. All in all a great night."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was my wife and I first time. The wait staff was awesome and the food was great. "
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I really enjoyed this place! We were caught up in some traffic and ran a bit late, but when we called to let them know, they worked with us, and we were seated promptly once we got there. we were greeted almost as soon as we stepped off the elevator, and all of the staff were friendly. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful in describing out menu options. The food came promptly and tasted great. The view of the surrounding buildings as well as the freeways added a nice touch. I would go there again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Kera was very welcoming at the hostess stand and introduced us to JOe, our waiter. Very personalized service. Joe was very calm, welcoming, positive and took care of our every need. The Chef, Steve Valerio came out to tell us Happy Anniversary and explained the food in great deal. Great food presentation and the taste was spot on. My wife said the ravioli is the BEST thing she has ever tasted- thanks Chef."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Going into this, I thought that I may find the food to be overpriced for the quality but hoped my assumptions wouldn't end up to be true. The view and experience of overlooking downtown Houston was as expected and was the best part of the dinner. This is the main reason that I chose this for our 1st wedding anniversary. My wife's filet wasn't nearly as good as we've had at much less expensive restaurants. My rack of lamb was pretty good and our appetizers (crab cake & avocado dome) were both good, but at $15 a piece the portions were slightly smaller than desired. The 3 cocktails we had were mediocre at best (also ~$14 each). This was not a $200 dinner, although that's what we paid! Overall, I wouldn't recommend this to friends."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was our first time, and we had an amazing time. The food was great, the drinks, and very romantic. My "boy fun friend" and I had a great time and can't wait to do it again!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our food was delicious and it was a beautiful evening so the views of Houston were magnificent. The atmosphere was quiet so we could easily talk and the service was unhurried."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Food is good, but I've had better. The view is what you're paying for. Would recommend to go at least once for the experience."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday and we were both so impressed. The negative reviews I have read about Spindletop claim it is overpriced and the food is underwhelming, but I couldn't disagree more. We ordered a 4-course meal which included 3 different wines and paid less than $150. The food was exquisite, the wine pairings were excellent, and of course the view is one-of-a-kind. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Went to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday. Our server was knowledgeable & efficient. The food was great! I had the salmon & he had the filet mignon (so tender he didn't have to use his steak knife!) We shared the Grand Marnier chocolate mousse for dessert, which was heavenly. Just the right mix of sweet & tart with raspberry glaze. The view is spectacular. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "First time visiting Spindletop and while I'm unlikely to go back with my wife, we would go back with friends or family as it's a great place to see Houston from. And the view is the main, if not the only reason to visit the restaurant. The food was ok to good, slightly over priced for the quality, but then again you're paying extra to power that revolving floor. Service was pleasant and polite, but staff seemed inexperienced."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Spindletop for our 10 yr wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. He (and the kitchen) gladly accommodated a special request that I had and wrote a romantic message on our dessert plate for my husband... The evening could not have gone more perfect than it did, I couldn't have asked for more. Everything was awesome - the complimentary valet, the spectacular view, our awesome waiter, the ambience, the special request, and the delicious food and wine. I give this restaurant a 10++++. Perfect for special occasions. Guys, if u want to wow that special lady in your life, this is the place!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great view, great service, restaurant needs updating for ambience, food cranky poor to average and vert blah."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "1st time dinners here. After being seated at our table we immediately noticed the cloudy/dirty wine glasses on the table. We ordered their signature Avocado dome for an appetizer, although tasty it was nothing to write home about. I ordered a Blackberry Mojito and my girlfriend had their Moet Bellini. After the appetizer the waiter was rushing us to order our main course and was pushing the most expensive plate on the menu the rack of lamb. My girlfriend and I discussed if we should stay and order or leave. We decided to leave and go elsewhere. The view at the Spindletop is amazing but after that novelty wears off the food is much like a second rate hotel restaurant. $48 for 2 drinks and an appetizer? Don't waste your money."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I took my wife for her birthday dinner and we both thoroughly enjoyed this place. The food was delicious and service was great. Loved the ambience. Will definitely return...."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My overall dining experience was great. The amazing view of Houston from the 30+ floors is beautiful at night. You get a 360 degree view from the rotating restaurant gives you a beautiful view of downtown Houston, which is sure to impress or at least entertain any visitors and native Houstonians alike. The restaurant has a romantic ambience and is great for special occasions. The menu options are limited when it comes to beef and pork. Most of the menu is dominated by seafood dishes. I had the 8oz beef steak which was decent but overpriced. The service was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great place to take someone for a romantic and Quiet evening dinner. Would definately return."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed our trip to Spindletop for our 33rd wedding anniversary. The views from the revolving restaurant are spectacular, and the staff works hard to make your experience special."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This Is a great place to take someone on a date. The atmosphere is very quiet and it is dim which makes it very romantic!!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Very unique restaurant because of the rotating view. My wife and I will plan to return."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My wife and I had been waiting to go to Spindle Top for a while, but we had heard mixed reviews. For our sixth year anniversary I decided to take a chance and made reservations without telling her. She was very pleased with everything. Our waiter was very friendly and the food was good. We have two babies that usually don't let us eat very relaxed so with was nice to get a sitter and go to a quiet place."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "took my girlfriend there for her birthday and overall it was a good place. the view was amazing and very romantic. the only thing i wish was better would be the food. when you are paying $45-$55 a plate you would expect an awsome meal, but the food was just as good as a joes crab shack or a outback. i would recomend this place to anyone that has never been there but i feel been there done that. i would rather spend the money on some GOOD food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our waiter Mario was outstanding. He was attentive, friendly and gave us the type of quality service that will make us want to return."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I dined here for her birthday. She loved it as well as I , the food was great and it was well priced. I would strongly recommend anyone to at least try this place once."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "#1. the food was AWSOME!!! Stimulated every sense in my body #2 The ambiance is perfect in every way #3 Friendly service was on point #4 No where else am I going to have the view I had while I ate. Very unique."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I took my newly web friend to celebrate if you really want to indulge i would recommend that you have an upper price estimate at 75$ per person which really should include every course drinks, win and the tip. Its a wonderful place to go on special occasions so I would recommend coming in with 75$ per person and indulging rather than constantly worry about going over budget. The crab soup is amazing and the crab ball appetizer was the best out of all the appetizers. The off menu items aren't as big in serving size compared to the others but then again i tried only one. the paella and seafood pasta are amazing and are probably the most filling out of all the menu items."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent fish. Not overwhelming portions which is great! The views were incredible!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Me and my date went around 8pm. The parking was great they valet for free as along as you eat at the spindletop. The atomsphere of the hotel was great. Once you step onto the elevator you walk in with a great view of the downtown city lights. Soon as you make it to the 31st floor you immediately notice the beautiful view. We were seated promptly soon after we checked into the hostess. Soon as your seated at your dinner table you start to notice the slow movement of therestaurant . The 360 around downtown was a wonderful view to see. The service was great! The waitress was very attentive! We had moscato wine which is perfect for people, who really dont drink wine that much. The food was very good and they served good sized portions!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Every thing was great. You must schedule in advance as soon as possible to ensure you get a window seat. If you reserve at the last minute you will not get the best seat in the restaurant. They validate only valet parking from the Hyatt and no other parking."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Took my 14 year old granddaughter and her 2 friends to dinner prior to going to Hobby Center for play. Great way to start the evening. Greeted at door by manager who was very gracious to me and the girls. Waiter was very prompt in taking our orders and meeting our time line. Girls had not been to Spindletop and thought it was very cool! Nice, quiet atmosphere suitable for talking. Food was much better than I had experienced in the past. Overall, very good experience. Recommend for family with teenagers."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went to the Spindletop for our Anniversary dinner and expected outstanding service and some kind of complimentary acknowledgement of our special day. Unfortunately this did not happen. The food was overpriced for the portions mainly the appetizers. The dessert options were so poor we actually skipped it altogether. Our server seemed too busy to make friendly conversation and answer our questions. We would not return or recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We recently dined and were extremely pleased. The food was really good, the service was excellent and the ambience was outstanding. The evening was absolutely awesome and one of our most memorable dining experiences."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything about this experience was just breath taking. We will be back often."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was our first time and we will be back again. The view of the city was beautiful made for a romantic birthday dinner. Our waiter was awesome. We ordered the avacado dome for appetizer dinner was snapper and paella. More than enough good food."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Yesterday, we pampered our love with a dinner celebrating our 4th and 11th anniversary at the only revolving rooftop restaurant in Houston. Our dining experience was marvelous...Owed to say that the environment was as romantic as it could be--the scenery consisted of glass windows that took our eyes to the perfect view of sparkling stars, the glowing moon, and the Houston's artificial lights--nevertheless; the music was soothing to the soul and the service was splendid to the core. The food was exquisite--delicious and delicately served. Our 4 yr anniversary celebration was indeed an experience to cherish for the years to come all thanks to our Fatherly God whom presence and blessed our night."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The service was excellent but the food could have been better. Enjoyed the view but something was lacking from the whole dining experience. I had thought I would go back but now seems like a been there, done that experience."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was a place I heard about thru co workers and thought it would be a great place to celebrate our 2nd year. It was an surprise for my husband and a great one. The venue was Great as well as the view. I am definitely going back. The salmon was so tender and full of flavor."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Nice view, excellent service and food was delicious, I totally recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Definitely something different then the usual restaurant. The restaurant rotates so you get to see around downtown Houston. I don't ever go downtown so that was nice to see. Service was great, never had to chase anybody down for refill on drinks or orders. I will definitely go back. Ask to be seated along the windows when you make your reservation definitely worth it."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the waiter was great! Love how the restaurant revolves."
    Dined on 2/28/2014