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
155 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (133)special occasion (126)romantic (118)notable wine list (28)late-night find (23)fit for foodies (18)hot spot (16)neighborhood gem (12)good for groups (9)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My daughter and I had a wonderful evening. Appetizers and dessert were phenomenal. Our entrees were just ok. That part wad just odd. Their presentation was great! I had scallops A's and had a chicken something. Neither were special, but both beautiful. The veggies and black bean like side were not good. Everything else, cheese plate, bisque, drinks, bread.. yummy! Over two hundred. Entree should have been better. Our waitress was very lovely lady.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Experience!
    Finedining
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Words cannot explain how absolutely wonderful this experience was for me. From the time I got off of the elevator to the time I left the staff were extremely attentive. I am a single female and dining alone is always a daunting task. However, Hector, the manager, made me feel very welcome and comfortable. Although the meal was pricy the service, atmosphere and food quality was well worth it! My waiter and all of the staff that waited on me were friendly and attentive! I would highly recommend Spindletop for a special occasion or if you just want excellent service, food and a perfect atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time.
    AwesomeNight
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Me and the wife went out to spindletop for a little romantic evening, it was actually pretty good despite all the bad reviews I read before going. The view is amazing!! The rotating dinning floor is pretty cool also. Service was pretty decent and the food was great. I had the lamb shank and my wife had the honey chicken. I would definitely recommend this experience for first timers looking to have a romantic date or celebrating a special event.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BirthDay Dinner
    RegularPeople
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Me and my lady went out for her birthday it was very nice, Only issue is that they don't let you know before hand if you have a upper or lower level seat.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Anniversary
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Dinner on Friday was spectacular!! The food was amazing, served hot and extremely tasty! Their wine list was outstanding and reasonably priced. The appetizer, the entrees, all were fantastic. Our service from our waiter was great, he was attentive but not too intrusive, he let us enjoy our dinner and our time alone. Spindletop was awesome!! Thanks, Manuel
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spindletop- Hyatt Regency
    Ashron
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Wonderful experience! Dining feels as if it is private because of the circular set up. Food was very tasty, something for everyone. Service was superb... attentive, but not overbearing...mindful of those who need to be at the theater in a timely fashion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place, Very Scenic, Romantic
    Happycouple
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Waitstaff was very personable, & Friendly, fantastic view of the Houston skyline, food was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great scenic view, relaxing and very romantic!! The wife wants to go often
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!
    Tyler
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Best dining experience I have ever encountered. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for grade A dining experiences.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eLLY
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My mom's b-day dinner. The hostess said if in 45min the tables were still empty that she would give us a table window view. We were there two or more hours arrived at 6:30pm and the tables were empty. Hostess never mentioned it again. Apetizers came wrong, but they corrected that mistake then I received the wrong main dish- I think I was served duck or lamb or something-I ordered the chicken. But because of the lack of follow through on the hostess part and the wrong dishes served, well that did not leave me with a good feeling.. You expect to pay for good service but no. I think mostly it was the no window view. I understand you have to reserve two months in advance to get view but tables were empty whole time we were there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great experience
    AggieXOM
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Tried this place out for a rather nice date night. Was not disappointed. From mood lighting to great views this place had it all. Dinner was top notch and the service was amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Service
    Heather
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Although the food we had was good, our service was very, very slow. We understand wanting to slow down the experience so you can take in the view and enjoy a nice meal; however, this was too slow. We went for a birthday dinner and had to skip any type of dessert because two hours had passed already. We didn't want to wait 20 more minutes for dessert. Plus, we had a 9 year old and 7 year old with us. Our waiter walked by us numerous times without stopping to take drink orders, food orders or check on us. The restaurant is a special occassion place, but we would pick another restaurant next time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for special occasions
    Nick
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I took my lady here for our 1year anniversary, and it was a HIT. I made a note that it was our anniversary on the reservation, and they not only greeted us, but had a card and even a desert themed as happy anniversary. Its pretty pricey, but your lady will feel like a princess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the view, the food is fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Beautiful view, the food is good but just fair for this price point. Worth it for a special occasion but not as your go to date spot.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome view and food
    Newbie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The price was a little high but the food tasted amazing. I would go agian I would recommend it for anyone trying new things. The people were extremely nice Especially the resturant manger. Top of the line service
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and Beyond Customer service
    AppreciateQuality
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My wife and I selected SpindleTop for our 26th anniversary based on reviews and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, not an extensive menu but varied and interesting combinations. Portions are good, food here is to be appreciated - the chefs are definitely creative. The service here is stands out by far. Lois, our server was attentive and very charming. She was there when needed but not over the top. Customized card at the end was a nice touch. At the end if the night I managed to lose my phone, everybody from the manager down went outbif their way to help find it. Lois even tracked us down at the valet to deliver it after trey found it. We are Raving Fans for sure and highly recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 1st experience
    amustdine
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    It was my wife and I first time at the Spindletop and we enjoy every great experience from the ambience to the scenic view to the service we will be back definitely
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Breathless
    Chachieb
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great places all around! I highly recommend this for a romantic night out!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, 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
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    • 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
    • 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.
  • 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