The Cafe - Hilton Americas Houston
The Cafe - Hilton Americas Houston

The Cafe - Hilton Americas Houston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-americas-houston-HOUCVHH/dining/index.html
  • Phone: 7135772349x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am - 11:00am;
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner:Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Ruffy Sulaiman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenida las Americas
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available, Street Parking available
A word from The Cafe - Hilton Americas Houston
Serving traditional American cuisine with local flair, The Cafe offers a colorful, open-air setting for all day dining. Start the day with the famous Breakfast at Hilton buffet or order from the delicious variety of items on the menu anytime.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
The Cafe - Hilton Americas Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
57% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)fit for foodies (1)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Overall Good Experience
    TeamCasonVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Crusted salmon was tasty and portion size was just right. If you are looking for a heaping-sized plate, the salmon is not for you. Ambiance of hotel is very nice (grandiose). However, the restaurant is in a very central lobby area of the hotel; so moderate noise and distraction from dinner. Might suggest to find a table away front the front area that also includes a bar where college football fans congregated. Again, overall good but not my favorite in town eatery. If I'm in the hotel, I'd eat there with no problem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Empty Resturant
    dineout247
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ate here before a show at the Toyota center next door. Empty restaurant on a Saturday night. Food was okay. Nothing special. Service was okay. I always stay at Hiltons. I am a diamond member. Food is usually very good in their hotels. Next time we will try some place different before a show.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I invited friends here and regret it. 45 minutes to get food. Getting a martini was a 15 minute wait. When I got home I noticed they charged us for an extra martini I did not have. I had the Salmon e vegetable hash and it was over cooked.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-show Dinner
    Linda9
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Would have rated The Cafe higher but although our waiter was excellent, we had to cancel our appetiser and just have a main course as the food took more than 30 mins to arrive and we had less than an hour before the concert started. Food was good but our fries were cold although everything else was fine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    Loriann
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a wonderful time i will be dining there again , i do recommend this for a friend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 34 reviews are from the The Cafe - Hilton Americas Houston reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The Cafe was a lifesaver for dinner between sessions of a convention meeting at the hotel where it is located.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Buffett
    JBMNVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Dined here for a business dinner this week. We went with with the buffet option which offered chicken with pesto (stuffing), fish, and prime rib for a great price. The corn bisque was not a fan favorite for our table, but the prime rib was some of the best we've ever had. The selection of desserts was also great and very tasty. The service was some of the best we've seen as well. We had a very attentive server who took great care of our party of 6. She was awesome. Pricing was good for being a Hilton and being a hotel restaurant. I'd go back again for sure.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's day fun
    casualdiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife and teenage boys thought the brunch choices and food quality were both excellent. The bottomless Mimosas added to the celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Under Valued Mother's Day Brunch
    Sikandar
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I came into this dining experience with the expectations of a special Mother's Day setup to celebrate the special occasion. This was especially true since it was being billed as such. What I found was a very brunch buffet I would find on a normal Sunday during the year. I've been to other less expensive brunches closer to home where they offered far more for less. I was hoping to make this a new tradition for the family but it looks like I will have to keep looking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Courteous and Great Service!
    Twayne
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    A special thanks to Carmen, Cafe' Manager on accommodating my family for the Mother's Day Brunch. She went over and above in making sure that we could partake in the brunch considering our reservation was for the breakfast buffet. Secondly, our wait staff, Stevie was exceptional as well. She made sure that we were well taking care of during our dining experience. The selection and variety of food was superb! Last note, the Chef that day made personal visits to each and every table in order to make sure that the meal met expectations. It met my expectations and more!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding service!
    MarkGwithHoustonFirstVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The wait staff really makes you feel special. They are always available without being too pushy. Just the right environment for a business meeting. I had the salmon and it was excellent. I look forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    alcr1954
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Easter Brunch did not disappoint. Food, service and our waiter, Norman, were outstanding. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Easter Brunch!
    RadioprinceVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food selection was awesome and the service was incredible. Everyone was so helpful and friendly on Easter and they really catered to our children to make it special for us all.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food and delivery was outstanding! The only problem was the price! The adult per person price can't be justified despite the food and service and ambience! Because of the price The Café- Hilton Americas will be saved for special occasions such as Easter and/or Christmas!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waynenhouston
    WAYNENHOUSTON
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We did not have a good experience at this venue. The brunch menu was mediocre at best, but the real problem was the waitstaff. Although the restaurant was not full, we gad to wait an inordinate length of time for initial service and the inattention remained a problem throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT FOOD
    Suzie467VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Extremely poor service! Need a little lesson in teamwork!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful Experience
    MarlVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Although we had a reservation, there was no staff who even knew where reservations were recorded. Luckily there were empty tables so we were seated. Our waitress took our order writing nothing done. Wrong drink order came. After 30 minutes only our beverages and my side salad had arrived. Our sandwiches had not. Within that time, neither our water or soda were refilled. We called the manager over, told him of the poor service and we left to go somewhere else to eat dinner. We will never go back as the service was pathetic.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Day Brunch
    food1divaVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    this is the 2nd year we have come as a large family group to enjoy this wonderful Christmas Day Brunch. The staff is so accomodating and friendly and the food is REALLY good. We plan to make this our annual family gathering on Christmas Day. We appreciate the staff for giving up their own holiday to make our day so wonderful. :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • christmas buffet hilton americas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I was very pleased with the buffet. We were seated with a short wait. Food was very good. Happy with the service. Will go to the Christmas buffet again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where was the sweet potato pie?
    aussie
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I think the food that was available was very nice, but I missed "the title" and different pies for the desert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Service and Bad Food 2 times
    theshe3
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    After having bad service at the previous visit, I tried the Cafe again. Big mistake! We waited for a 10 minutes for service. We ordered and the food took forever to arrive and my husband's steak was tough. In the middle of our meal, our server left. No one even came by we had to flag down a manager just to get our water refilled. When another server finally stop by to ask how was the meal, it was 30 minutes. later. When we asked why were most of the guests walking to the back, our server told us about the buffet. We told her that a buffet option was never mentioned. Offering to get the manager to apologize was no saving grace. Spending $60.00 on a bad meal and service is what the apology should have been for.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Online booking didn't work!
    Amrendra
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I had booked a table for three and got email confirmation. However, when we reached there we were told that there is no table reserved in my name! Fortunately there wer tables available and we could eat but what if there was no table?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A 2013 Thanksgiving Thank You
    JeannieBob
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Thanks to Americas Hilton for making our Thanksgiving dinner a great success. After a bit of a wait, we got our party of 7 seated for our 1:00 reservation. Rommel, our waiter, was most attentive, and the selection of food from the buffet was excellent. Loved having breakfast items to choose from, also. We have recommend your Christmas buffet to many of our friends, as we are sure it will be just as good as the Thanksgiving buffet. The paid parking voucher at the end of our meal was a very nice surprise! Thank you. We will definately be back! Great job!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Was a little reluctant at first when making the reservation, combining the smaller menu with a larger group, but everyone found something that suited them perfectly. One of the specials for the night was a nice prime NY Strip that had a great flavor and was cooked perfectly. We were coming from a convention next door, so we were all dressed a little less than casual, but were still given quality service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Went for brunch with my husband and we both had a main each, shrimp pasta and citrus salmon. The pasta was a huge portion, whilst the salmon was on the smaller size it was delicious. Good value . Would recommend for a brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We arrived there on time,
    LeotangVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    We arrived there on time, but waited 10mins to get seated. Too many guests, and the waiters/waitress couldn't pay too much attention to each table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time at the Cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Our first time at the Cafe was for Mother's Day brunch. The food was outstanding, as was the wait staf.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went in for Mother's day and
    Lynwood
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Went in for Mother's day and they had a nice crowd. We had to wait a little bit 5- 10 minutes before checking in due to line but was seated immediatly since we had reservations. They had kid friendly food selections as well as adult fare on the menu so there was something for everyone. Th eFloor Manager as well as a chef came around to each table and made sure everyone was happy.They then provided my Wife with a Rose which was a very nice touch. We would consider going back again and recoomend to family's with or without kids.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Buffet
    chubbyviking
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The service in the beginning was horrible. We stood in lines (multiple) for over 20 minutes waiting for our table. The hostess did not seem to know what she was doing. Once we sat, it was another 5-10 minutes before we were acknowledged. From this horribly rocky start, the meal went very well. The service became very attentive and the food was very good for a buffet, which is very difficult to keep the food fresh. Aside for the very troubling start, it was a very good meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will be back!
    okix
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Waiting staff were courteous and the food was great. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Ready and Not Worth the Cost
    4Greatfood
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    When we arrived we were seated in a room with two large oval talbles that coild sest 8. The tables were not set, so we had no silverware. We did not know who our server was and did not see our server for about 10 minutes. The table next to our was being set firt even though we were already there and had no silverware. We served ouraelvrs coffee and water. Even after a staff member began helping and getting us silverware it came slowly; first the dessert spoon, then a salas fork, then a knife, yhen a second knife and so on. This continued through our second trip to the buffet. Alos, the wait staff had no idea who was to validate our parking. Finally our wait persin took our parking ticket to the front desk and got it validated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good choices for noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Not good choices for noise rating - We were in a closed room and it was still extremely loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent presentation and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Excellent presentation and buffet selection. Very helpful and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are repeat customers, having
    Pedalsmom
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    We are repeat customers, having spent Easter 2011 and Mother's Day 2012 here at the Cafe. We decided to dine at the Hilton this Easter, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience yet again. My dad and husband were a bit miffed that there was no prime rib (only rack of lamb), but the gorgeous macarons on the dessert table more than made up for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were very impressed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    We were very impressed with the head chef with his introduction to the table. The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our family came here for Easter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Our family came here for Easter brunch. The food was great and the staff was very friendly. Everyone had a smile on their face and the staff that was attending buffet spread was very helpful. Not sure how often they do special occasion brunch buffets but we will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was bland, nothing special
    JessietoVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Food was bland, nothing special about this place. I suggest going somewhere else Downtown for a much more memorable experience.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Over priced lunch buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Average food for a very expensive price. Lunch buffet had very limited selection and the cost of 22 dollars ( tax included) was a bit much. Would definitely not recommend
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Return Customer, Never To Return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    The service was sloooow! We made reservations for 6 and we had to be next door at The Toyota Center at 7:30. We did get out of there in plenty of time don't get me wrong, but it took a while for us to get started with the ordering. I had an initial feeling that this was not going to be top of the line staff. It's a shame because I've eaten here two other times and I was left with a very positive impression. I wasn't sure what the problem was. We decided to split one entree. I was afraid to spread out the evening with appetizers, salads, entrees, and dessert. We waited forever for someone to come by our table during our meal to get drink refills, which was just tea and water. I just expected the service I'd had before and was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate