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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
  • "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
  • "Great date night! The restaurant was very scenic and you don't feel the building rotating which was a relief."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The dining experience was superb from the moment I arrived. Free valet parking was included in the dining experience where the valet actually exceeded expectations and VIP parked my car. Upon arrival in the restaurant we were seated promptly with accordance to our reservation time. The 360 degree view of the city is extraordinary as you watch the city lights come to life as dusk turns to nightfall. The restaurant carries a decent selection of wines and the food was excellent. Our waiter was very courteous and friendly the entire time. Glasses were never left empty always being filled before having to ask. Overall it was a great experience and I will defiantly be planning a dinner date their again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Took my crush to this place for his birthday dinner and he loved it! The food was amazing!!! And the view was gorgeous!! Glad I chose spindle top!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Spindletop made sure our 3rd anniversary was one we won't forget. The food and service were outstanding and the details, including free champagne and a anniversary card, were over the top! Just a great time."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My gf and I went there for her birthday this Tuesday. The waiter asked us if this was a special occasion and I had said this was my gf's birthday. The view was nice and thats the only great thing I can talk about this place. I ordered a Pina Colada. It was melted down which didn't even look like a Pina Colada. It didn't even taste fresh nor good. My gf order a salad and soup and I order the Spindletop special seafood. Let's just say I was very very disapointed. The soup came out really cold like they had microwaved it. The salad had 5 pieces of leaf for 9 bucks and didn't taste fresh. We had desert - chocolate mouise and I had asked for a scoup of icecream. They gave us 2 teaspoon of icecream and charged us 7 dollars. Very Dissapoin"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I never knew the Spindletop was there, so I thrilled we were given a gift certificate for dinner there for Father's Day/Birthday. I normally am not comfortable with "heights", but this restaurant was so relaxing and so well designed that I couldn't stop looking at the view and hated to leave. The food was delicious, and the service was superb! Our waiter, Joe, was the best. He was so friendly, and seemed happy to even take our pictures for us. He even came back to take our picture where the scenic view was best, since the restaurant revolves continuously. I plan on sending my son and his wife there soon, and can't wait to return with my husband!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted a nice evening out and we tried out spindletop after it being recommended by a friend. It was very nice and the service was perfect. The food was good but it was not enough to be filling."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Maybe a "happy hour?" special? And a complimentary slice bday cake for a celebrant? But overall one of my fave romantic restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Anniversary dinner,first time Located in Hyatt Regency Downtown. Valet parking, Spindletop will validate.Business casual. View of downtown Houston, slow rotating floor. Nice and relaxing UNTIL a family of 4 was seated right behind us. I wish they could have sat them a table over because we could hear them and other family members crowded the VERY intimate area. Arnold Palmer $3 1 lime shrimp $14 vegetarian ravioli $30 Paell$38 Cheesecake $10 Total...$102.84 My only suggestion would be: Spindletop need to take note from Perry's, Flemings, and Ruth Chris Steakhouses because we normally select 1 of the 3 for our anniversary and they take pictures, provide a complimentary dessert or both and we spend the same amount of money."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we went early so we didn't get a view of the downtown lights but the ambiance was still very elegant. The servers were very attentive, sometimes it seemed a bit too attentive but they were very friendly and helpful. The prices weren't as high as we expected which was a plus but the selections weren't that varied which is a minus. The food is for a more sophisticated pallate than what we have but we enjoyed our meal and had a very pleasant evening."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Wonderful staff, showing interest in the diners experience and sharing his knowledge of the surroundings"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service was exceptional. The paella was excellent. Our whole experience was excellent. Will definitely eat there again. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I found out about this restaurant while planning my trip to Houston and added it to my must do so I called and was able to get a reservation for my day in town. Two days later, i received a call saying the restaurant would be closed for maintenance on my selected date...a Thursday. I was disappointed but determined so I made another open-table reservation 2 days before my trip and did not receive a cancelation. Our welcome was very pleasant as our hostess was from Philadelphia, our home town, and gave us the old Philadelphia welcome. Not a bad seat in the house, so our view was great. Roasted crab and corn bisque, mussels, and paella entree were delicious. overall a neat experience with the spinning dining room you a 360 view of the city."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I expected a romantic, scenic view with the revolving restaurant and reservation timed to catch the sunset. I was happily surprised to enjoy great friendly service and good food. The avocado dome appetizer was unique and delicious. A definite win. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014