Strata Restaurant and Bar
Strata Restaurant and Bar

Strata Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stratahouston.com/
  • Phone: 2813792889
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Daily Happy Hour: 3:00 pm -7:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: John Ly
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let us cater your next event. Catering packages available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Strata has two private rooms which seat a maximum of 28. One room is wired with audio visuals for business meetings.
  • Private Party Contact: Strata Restaurant & Bar 2813792889
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chasewood Boulevard
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a spacious parking lot facing Louetta Road.
A word from Strata Restaurant and Bar
Strata Restaurant and Bar serves Contemporary American Cuisine. Strata is located in front of Vintage Park Shopping Center by Hwy 249 North facing Louetta Road. Strata offers dishes made from fresh seasonal ingredients with a wide array of entrees from steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, vegetarian and gluten free options. Signature favorites to enjoy include the Filet Mignon, Kobe Burger, Pork Schnitzel & Chilean Sea Bass. Complete your meal with our famous white chocolate bread pudding or Chocolate Nirvana and after dinner cocktails or a glass of wine. Strata is open daily for Lunch, Dinner and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Two private dining rooms are available for business meetings or special events. Enjoy our daily happy hour which include specialty drinks & bar bites for $5 in the bar or patio area. Catering is also available for business luncheons or special events.
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Strata Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)special occasion (17)romantic (16)fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (11)great for brunch (10)notable wine list (9)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Cherry duck was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Cherry duck was excellent as was the service. Bar service was exceptional. Bartender came to table when I ordered a Hennessey Sidecar. Very professional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleased and will be returning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Very pleased and will be returning before Christmas for dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Strata's Sensational
    Peggy
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We've eaten brunch twice and now dinner and all aspects; food, service and ambiance, have been superior. It's so great to find a restaurant like this that has excellent food. I had a coupon, sent to my email, that helped with the bill. Like that too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We celebrated Strata's 4th
    PikyEater
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We celebrated Strata's 4th Anniversary dinner. Price was excellent and menu choices were very good. All of the food and service met our expectations. Congratualtions to Stratat on thei first four (4) eas and may they have many more to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    Tessa
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Attentive staff, good food, romantic ambiance. Don't miss the butternut squash soup - excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Day Out
    Kd41
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We enjoyed the bread and oil, but were not asked if we wanted more. We had the fried lobster appetizers which were very good, but five very small pieces for 16.95. I had a blood orange fizz which was good, but my daughter had a margarita which was really good, so I ordered one. We had been out of drinks for some time before we were asked for another order. Husband stuck to bud light. My daughter ordered a floater on top of her next one because not strong at all, which she was sure did not happen. Mine was fine as it was, very good taste, not very sour, perfect. Our steaks were total perfection and I enojoyed the potato pave and demiglaze very much. As chocolate lovers we both ordered the chocolate nirvana to go, which was just okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Went on Thanksgiving day. Had reservations, but they were not needed, plenty of open tables. Good food, reasonable price and great service. I will return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    Fooda
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Went with a group of friends on a rainy day. The service was great, food was awesome. We were seated right away. Wine list was average. Overall a wonderful experience. Will definitely revisit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We recommended this restaurant to friends and family within 24 hours of eating at Strata.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, not worth the price.
    EmmyA
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    It was a nice evening but everything was just ok. Wine list was beyond expensive, with $10 bottles of wine going to $40-$50. Likely will not return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    letseat
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Really a nice place for a group or small gathering. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made Anniversary special
    cdk12us
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    This was our first trip to Strata, but will not be our last. The staff was courteous and attentive. The food was excellent. The menu includes several dishes that I found intriguing. I had the Cherry Duck with Sirracha risotto and I enjoyed every aspect of it. My wife enjoyed her filet mignon. The martini was awesome. The only possible negative was that it was a little louder than I would have expected for a Thursday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Southern comfort
    MrsFoodie
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    By far this place has some of the best southern-Cajun-style food in this area! My husband and I have not been disappointed with the selection, taste or service. We have made this a "favorite" restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We had a great night... The outside area is great, the food wonderful and the service impeccable. Also try the bellini on the rocks.... the best..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been here many times - Love it!
    likestrata
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We love Strata. Great food at great prices - always. We've never been disappointed with the food or service here. Since it was a great fall evening, we decided to sit outside. We were seated immediately, but it took a little bit before we got our napkins and silverware. Our table was a little wet when we sat down. Appeared to be condensation from a drink from prior patrons. We were given the wrong wine menu and they had to change it out. Small stuff that they took care of. This was probably our 7th time at Strata and I would rate the service as 5 stars for all of our prior visits. Maybe we just caught them at a bad time today, or new employees, etc. But we'll definitely be back for sure. As usual, the food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Angelo1
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    We had dinner last week and decided on Strata at the last minute. Booked a reservation through Open Table. Was seated immediately upon arrival. My husband and I both had great dinners. He had the duck and I had the Chicken Florentine. Would definitely get them again. Service was perfect. Great selection of wines. Will definitely return and recommend this restaurant. We have eaten at all the restaurants in Vintage Park and think this restaurant is the best one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    Nancy
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The shrimp and grits were outstanding, the steak was cooked perfectly, a good experience again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and atmosphere!
    Tony
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Food was delicious and abundant. Service was ok but slow at times. I will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good go-to place
    deniseh
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Nice place when you want something better than you'd probably make at home but doesn't necessarily knock your socks off. Great prices, good service, and a nice outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    HCdiner
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We went with a large homecoming group and had a great time. The food and service were great! We really enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Surprise
    YvoD
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    A group of college friends and I met up for brunch at Strata. During our 2.5 hour brunch, there were only 2 or three other parties seated. The place was so empty. The ambiance was beautiful. The restaurant is modern and has a few private dining areas that I'd be inclined to use in the future. There's also a small bar area with a television and bar seating. The food was ok. The bread with the herbed oil for dipping was the best! The group seemed to enjoy the food. The service was great. We spent a lot of time talking and catching up. The servers were patient and we didn't feel rushed. Overall, a very enjoyable brunch with the most awesome blood orange mimosas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a Good Dinner
    DaltrisVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Food was good and portions were nice. Service was great. Would definitely visit again in the future to try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT!
    Lucy
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We were surprised at how upscale Strata is while their prices are moderate. And the food was extraordinary and served in a manner that is pleasing to the eye, in keeping with five-star restaurants. The wine list was excellent, too. Also the parking is so much better than the other restaurants in the same location, since they are located slightly away from the center of Vintage Park. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Lunch
    brunch
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Good Find for business lunch. Menu selection was good. and staff was friendly. I will be back to this place for my business lunch gatherings
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very attentive server. Food
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Very attentive server. Food came out quickly. Great vegetarian options. Great top-shelf bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Strata - always a favorite
    Brunner
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We are always pleased with Strata. It is a great resturant in the Vintage that has great menu choices and excellent service. We have never been disappointed whether it is for a special occasion or simply for the Sunday brunch they never fail to provide the best all around value for the dining dollar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    We thought the food was great! We enjoyed both the Southwest Corn Chowder and Tomato Poblano Soup. My Tuscan Salmon was also very good, and we really enjoyed the desserts -- White Chocolate Bread Pudding and Chocolate Nirvana. The restaurant is very attractive, but they could improve the ambiance a bit by lowering the lighting. Not a big deal of course...just an idea. The food very good, so I recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Kelly40New
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Beautifully appointed. Interesting, unique menu. The food was delicious. And John was a great server, made great suggestions, food served hot and promptly. Strata was a great place to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was my husband and I
    soinluv
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    This was my husband and I first time dining at Strata's and our experience was wonderful. The rose petals on the table was a very nice touch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    As a quick grab near the neighborhood . . . consistently delicious. LOVE the shrimp and grits. I also LOVE that you can order smaller entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vintage Discovery
    TXseniors
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    This was our first time to visit Strata because of a coupon we received in the mail and we will return. Our dinners were very good - filet for my husband and chicken almondine for me; and bread pudding for dessert was delish! I also loved the warm cream for my coffee - something I've only found once before at Commander's Palace in New Orleans. Cold cream just ruins a nice cup of hot coffee for me! We liked the small room atmosphere which was conducive to conversation.; but we will come back to enjoy the bar room where the musicians were playing. Our waitress Chelsea was attentive, friendly and informative about the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimp and Grits
    JohnHoustonTXVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    Shrimp and Grits! Good Stuff! I really enjoy eating there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Bad Choice
    Cricket
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    My trout was extremely overdone and my husband's calamari sauce tasted like tomato soup. But the worst part of the experience was the terrible service. It is a shame because it used to be a nice restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    This is our fourth time at Strata, and it was very good. The food and the service were excellent. We split an appetizer then each had a grilled shrimp salad as an entrée. Very filling and very good. We also had a bottle of red wine with our meal. We wanted to split a slice of cheese cake for dessert but they no longer carry it. We had a bread pudding instead, which as very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pork chop was not flavorful. Assist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    pork chop was not flavorful. Assistant waiter was new, so could not discuss or recommend any dessert.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    First time their and enjoyed our dining experience. Disappointed that we didn't hear about the specials but the food we chose was very good. We would come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would return
    guest
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Pros: nice area and decor. Good food. Cons: happy hour is only at the bar. Service was less than decent. Although we were seated at a quiet table, they seated a large family with 2 loud small children right next to us. Food was brought out colder than it should be served. Waited for 30 minutes on wine with nothing to drink at the table but water. Heard multiple apologies from waitress. Btw we dined on a Wednesday, not busy at all. Would return because there is too much potential to let poor service one night ruin the whole restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food...Alcohol Prices..too hi
    Tennischick
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    I have had the pleasure of dining at Strata for over a year now. Saturday night was our first dinner experience. The food was great, however the alcoholic beverages are excessively priced. There is a lack of premium liquors. $12.50 for a "Lemon Drop" martini is way out of line. Food was prepared to our liking and is moderately priced. Wait staff attentive. Restaurant is a bit noisy. Looking forward to another visit, but will probably have cocktails beforehand or somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the beaten path, but good food!
    Kmc414
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Now in the heart of vintage park with the other restaurants, but the food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Handled our group of 8 easily
    pkcrVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Handled our group of 8 easily in room of our own and mIn dininvlooked very nice. good brunch menu as well as option to use regular menu. everyone enjoyed their selection and cory's service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.