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Tabella at Clear Creek
Tabella at Clear Creek
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Tabella at Clear Creek Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Phone: (281) 957-9090
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Closed on Sunday & Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Organic
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities:

    Barrel Room 1st Floor (Seats 18)

    Decadence Room 2nd Floor (Seats 8)

    Tuscany Room 2nd Floor (Seats 30)

    Each Room Requires A $50 Retail Fee.

    You Will Have The Room For 3 Hours

    After 3 Hours There Is A $50 Per Hour Fee

    Keep In Mind All Private Parties Will Need To Call In Advance For Bookings & Menu Set Up.

    We Appreciate Your Cooperation! Thank You!

  • Private Party Contact: Coco Hogue (832) 385-0734
  • Special Events & Promotions: Each month we feature several special events for our customers.

    These include romantic picnics in our vineyard courtyard, winemaker dinners with our own vintner and vintners from other wineries, and theme dinners featuring unique dishes and ingredients.

    Check our Facebook page for more details or Email our Creative Director to be added to our eClub!!! coco@clearcreekvineyard.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: In Between 7th & 8th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking is available in our side lot as well as free public parking on any street with red brick spaces.
A word from Tabella at Clear Creek
Tabella at Clear Creek is the culinary brainchild of entrepreneur David Skinner and Creative Director Coco Hogue. David and Coco wanted to create a beautiful and intimate restaurant to compliment Clear Creek Winery and Resort. What transpired from a simple idea has guests raving about the modern food, intimate atmosphere, and of course the award-winning wines.

Tabella features an ever-changing thematic menu drawing inspiration from the bounty of the seasons. Tabella’s own gardens and farm provide the restaurant with a seasonal harvest of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and eggs. Working with personally selected farmers, ranchers, cheesemakers, and fishermen. Coco creates three to seven course dinners using only the freshest and finest local ingredients. In addition to the chef’s tasting menu guests can enjoy an inventive selection of small and large plates featuring organic local meats and seafood as well as vegetarian and gluten free dishes.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The staff at Tabella was great Marie filled my husbands water glass every time it was 1/2 full. The food was served in a timely manner, very attentive wait staff. i am not a wine drinker so i was given the opportunity to sample some different wines until i found the one i liked this gesture was greatly appreciated. the chef and sous chef billy were awesome and very informative about the restaurant and also gave my husband tips on cooking the perfect lamb. the portion size was small which is what i expected after reading other reviews online, however if you're a person who watches master chef, hells kitchen and all the other "gourmet cooking" shows on TV you know that the fancier the restaurant the smaller the portions. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Dined here several times before and all the courses every time were home runs. No complaints about any of them. Was disappointed when we got there and found out Chef Hogue was no longer there. Went downhill from there. The salad was very good. The bacon wrapped asparagus was charred, a polite way of saying burnt. The seafood course, one scallop, was good. The chicken course just okay. There was a choice of two desserts and both were foul balls. The zucchini "muffin" was dry and the chocolate tart was bland, left most of it. There was another course in there somewhere but can't remember what it was. Even with a Groupon, the prices are too high for mediocre."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Don't do it, don't do it! Don't waste your time or your money. This was not our first visit but it will be the last. The Ex Chef Coco is gone & you can tell the difference with the food. It was very deceitful how they did things with the dining menu. We were asked to select our food courses but were brought other items b/c they did not have everything on the menu which was not stated to us. Poor business practice b/c that should be stated when you take the order. It took forever to get served 4 tiny courses (1.5 hrs) & the food didn't taste the same. The previous tastings we did were always great which is why we went back but never again! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Tabella had construction outside with a new road being installed but it did not deter the staff from providing a wonderful evening. We enjoyed the six-course meal created by their new chef. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "They tried, but missed it. Service was not good. Food was marginal. The wine was ok. Stop in for a glass of wine, but skip dinner at Tabella."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was great! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Cozy place, great and entertaining conversation with the Mgr (Blake), and great food. Enjoyed the bottle of wine (Chardonnay)."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A gem that is hidden unless you are looking for it."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I arrived for 7:00 reservations and were promptly sat. We then waited 30 minutes for someone to come take our order. At least we had gotten water so we weren't left to be parched in a desert waste land. We placed our order and were told that they were out of the dishes we wanted. Yes, they had sold out of two of the four main courses by 7:30. So we decided to leave. The manger approached and asked why we were leaving, we explained why and he was completely unapologetic and blasé. And he had the temerity to say that we were the last seating - what did we expect? A 7:00 last seating on Saturday? Really? We won't be going back and if you decide go there, go at your peril. Do not expect the food you want or decent service."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We completely enjoyed our dining experience and our six course meal. While this restaurant is expensive we felt we got our monies worth. This is a very small establishment with very personalized service. My wife and I were able to talk and enjoy our evening out and have a true date night. There are not many restaurants anymore in my opinion that have this relaxed romantic setting. We will be going back. The blackberry wine was incredible. FYI, my understanding is there is a coupon on Groupon that will save you substantial money."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Chef Coco and the Manager were great. The presentations and wine pairings were perfect. The desert was fun! My wife and I had a wonderful experience and a memorable romantic little getaway."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We used a groupon for a six course tasting menu and even though each course's serving portion was small, by the end we were stuffed. Our server, Alex, was very attentive and knowledgeable without being overly solicitous. The food and wine pairings were really wonderful and it was fun to try to guess which wine it was based on the flavor. If you are a foodie or like wine, this is a great place. We also stayed at the Clipper House and we really loved the "eat, stay, play" options."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We have been to Tabella for several occasions now and have enjoyed everything every time. Menu items, service, ambiance - it's all good."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was great, but the prices and the portion sizes left us wondering if we'll go back. The menus on the various websites aren't what we received when we arrived, our only choices were the 3 and 5 course traditional menu, for $59 and $79 each. We chose the 3 course, primarily because my wife and I don't eat a lot and always take home food from restaurants. Not this time, we actually left hungry - that's the first time that has ever happened to me. It's one thing to leave hungry, but it's another thing to realize you are still hungry after dessert..Not like you can order another 3 or 5 courses at that point. Ended up spending $200 including tip with 3 glasses of wine, and had to pick up some ice cream on the way home!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Found this place a few months back with a Groupon. We've been back 3 times since and it's always good. They're fresh ideas and tasty recipes are always good. Coco is a genius with food."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food was very good. The chef was super nice and professional. Unfortunately we were ignored half the time. I think they were short one server, as there was no server assigned to our table. All the other tables around us got a lot of attention. Even though we arrived first even one around us received their food and drinks first. The Chef, manager, and both servers assisted at times, but we often waited at least 20 minutes or flag someone down between courses. It took 2 1/2 hrs to complete the meal."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Upon being seated we were disappointed to learn only the 2 & 4 course meals were being offered. Other Menu items show on the OpenTable website were not available. We left and opted for a nice evening/meal at Opus Bistro. I'm sharing this info so hopefully no one else runs into this same problem. Since we didn't actually dine here, please disregard my "Food" and "Service" ratings which are required to post a review."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We made reservations based on the Traditional Menu offerings of the "Today's Menu" on the restaurant's web page only to find that none of the items I was interested in ordering were available that night. I wont comment too much on the 1st three courses since they were not items I would have chosen from a larger menu. My wife enjoyed all her dishes. We both had potatoes that accompanied our fish but they were just cut rectangles without any real flavor. Now I was surprised how good the house Pinot Grigio and the Chocolate Raspberry Port were. They were excellent and will probably go by the winery to buy some to take home. The only course I liked was the desert; especially when combined with the port."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This place was great I liked it a lot so did my boyfriend we had lamb and duck it was wonderful and he have to try the blackberry wine they make there we don't even drink and it was so good we bought a bottle"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "It may have been an off night for the kitchen, but the food did not merit the premium price charged. We had the four course meal for two with one wine pairing and the tab was $200 with tip. Be aware that the prices are higher and the choices fewer than the menu posted on their web site. The highlight of the meal were both of the salads. My lamb with pineapple entrée tasted as if it were cooked ahead and sat in the kitchen awhile before being served just barely warm. My partner’s fish was simply grilled, but like the lamb, the preparation uninspiring. The wines were decent but at the equivalent of $60 per bottle you would expect as much. Service was friendly but very little else at Tabella lived up to expectations."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The restaurant only has a few tables, so reservations are critical. The food is farm to table and the freshness is evident. I had the pear maple salad, and blackberry chicken. Both were excellent. The cake for dessert was also outstanding. My only comment is the service was slow, particularly for a restaurant of its size. There were times our server seemed to be actively avoiding our table of 4. I am a native English speaker but my 3 friends were visiting from another country and were not native speakers. Perhaps that made our server uncomfortable? In any case, I left slightly embarrassed because I had hoped for top notch service and instead we had to try very hard to get our server's attention."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went to Tabella Saturday night. Overall, the dishes were delicious and simple. The Kale Caesar Salad, Tomato Basil Soup, Bacon Asparagus Bundles, Shrimp Diablo, flourless dark chocolate cake and creme brulee cheesecake were absolutely delectable. Our main courses were good, but not as good as the 1st, 2nd and 4th courses. We had the Mahi Mahi and Lamb dishes and I think that perhaps we just chose incorrectly. The wine pairings were good, but after speaking with the women upstairs in the tasting room, it appears that we weren't necessarily given the correct wine for each dish. That is something that needs improvement. Overall, our server, the food, the wine and the atmosphere were terrific and the tasting room was great. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I took my wife here for dinner for a special night out. The food was great 5 course with small to medium portions it was just right. The staff was great and the manager came to our table and let us know if we needed anything to ask. There is somthing special in the womens restroom it apparently has been remodeled and all the women came out smiling."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food was very good, especially the crème brulee cheesecake. Alex was a wonderful waiter."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Super experience. Love the 3 course and wine pairings option. Very pretty dining room and even awesome ladies' powder room !"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Everything was as great as the previous weekends 5 course with the exception of the 4 totally burned shrimp diablos. When that amount of money is spent on food everything should be quality checked before served. Error on chef and error on server who new the presentation wasn't correct. Provided an extra cheese cake for the error, but, again that shouldn't of happened anyway."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The head chef was away in California. The food was good but fell short of fine dining. The kale salad lacked some ingredient(s) to make it special. The pickled squash (?) side dish was too sour. The single crab cake were nice but very small for a main course. I don't need 'Texas-sized' courses but the cake was small. The cheese cake was good. I had a glass of pinot noir which was very good. The staff were nice, the ambience was pleasant and the setting was romantic but that was perhaps because there were not many diners. The restaurant has great potential and I will give it another try. A fine dining venue is the vicinity of Seabrook/Kemah is desperately needed. I hope the best for Tabella."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The small size gave a very cozy feel. The service was excellent (Alex) and the manager was attentive. The food very flavorful and cooked perfectly. The small portions were excellent, allowing you to comfortably make it through each course."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had dinner reservations at 5:00pm on a Wednesday night. We did use our Groupon coupon for a 4 course meal. When the waiter was notified that we would be using a Groupon coupon (per the Groupon instructions) our menu was traded out for a different, very simple menu. The selections were okay, but the serving sizes were small. My first course, a kale salad, was fresh, but very simple. The appetizer (asparagus) was very good (could have made a meal of it.) I choose fish as my main course and it was too dry (other reviewers said the same.) The dessert I had was cheesecake and was very good. As I said, the serving sizes were small but perhaps if bread was offered while we waited for our meal this would have filled us up a tad."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The crab cake had no texture, the mahi mahi tasted fishy and was overwhelmed by pineapple. Disappointing. The only good thing was the Shiraz."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Very interesting and delicious tasting menu. Have some wine before you go, restaurant is associate with local winery and wines are mediocre at best."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We went early. If you go later in the evening, it can be noisier since it is small and tables tend to be a bit close. Still a great place with excellent food and wine."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed the food, ambiance, and service! The wines we had were excellent! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Just after New Year's - restaurant was icy cold. Had the Groupon 4 course. We eat a lot of upscale and a decent amount of farm to table. I felt like the prices were reasonable, but the menu was uninspired. Lamb was a highlight. The sides needed serious attention. I doubt we'll be back unless we see reviews that indicate they have picked up their game a bit. (Or perhaps dead of winter is the wrong time to explore a Farm to Table place??)"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We had eaten here before and loved it. Unfortunately, our experience this time was not so good. The restaurant was cold and the music was hit and miss. The service was slow and inattentive, the main courses were not up to par and the dessert was extremely disappointing. The wine, however, was excellent."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We treated some family there for their anniversary. My husband and I hadn't eaten there before but as soon as we walked in we knew it was a great place. we will be going back."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "It was a nice meal. Food was good some courses were great! Small place so if a patron was loud you could hear every word of their Amway spiel. Had a wonderful romantic evening with good service. The wine pairing was a little odd for my palate, but the wait staff was more than willing to accommodate. Will go back. The whole operation brings back a taste of the old Kemah before the corporate take over of the waterfront."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This was the second time we went to Tabela's and are looking forward to our next trip. The food is so incredible and the portions are excellent. It's such a treat having the distinctive courses come out one by one and they don't rush you to get through them. An excellent dining experience!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Quiet, cozy and intimate. The food was just incredible, and the wine pairing only enhanced each dish. Great for a romantic dinner for two or a nice evening for friends."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "I greatly enjoyed the tasting menu and I will be going back again. The food was great (hopefully pumpkin ravioli will still be there, although it's probably a seasonal thing) and I really like the decor in this small restaurant."
    Dined on 12/13/2013