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The Pass
The Pass

The Pass Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.passandprovisions.com
  • Phone: (713) 628-9020
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, International, Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Terrence Gallivan & Seth Siegel-Gardner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Angela Moore (713) 628-9020

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McKinney
  • Public Transit: BUS:

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer both self-parking and valet service
A word from The Pass
Bringing the essence of the kitchen to each table, chefs will serve, describe and answer diner's questions, creating an authentic experience for each customer while placing emphasis on the process behind transitioning food to plate. Similar to dining at a chef's table, diners will be able to connect with the local and global inspiration and experience of each chef and behind every dish, in an upscale, casually elegant atmosphere, complimented by a thoughtful international wine list.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "The most creative, inspired cuisine I've had in ages! Fixed menu. 5 or 8 course offerings. Wine or cocktail pairings for each course. I had the wine pairings, and they were utter genius. Come hungry for the 8-course option. 5 courses would be fine for a normal sized meal. Really inventive and palette-pleasing dishes all around. Excellent dining option for a special night. (It's pricey, so check the website before making a reservation.)"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "If your preferrences in life gravitate towards quality and not quantity . This is the place !"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "We went for a 6 pm reservation and we're seated promptly. Loved the way the door to the main dining hall opened. We were seated right in front of the kitchen and that had customized the menus for our special occasion. The night started off right and kept getting better. We were so pleasantly full by the 8th course that our server had to bag the petit fours for us. The pairings were amazing and resulted in just the right buzz by the end of our dining experience."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Was looking forward to the restaurant after all of the hype, but the food was so-so and the service was horrible--pretentious and slow."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "This was a great experience however I am not sure it is worth the price. I would go back for the wine tasting alone but felt the food was only mediocre. Nothing "wowed" me."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Great food & service. Expensive, but worth the experience. I loved that they did not rush us one bit."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The Pass is amazing. This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The food is fantastic. The service is the best I have had at any restaurant. The presentation if the food us beautiful."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The sommelier was outstanding and the staff so friendly, the food was unbelievably creative and delisssh."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had eaten at Provisions before and not been all that happy, but wanted to try the tasting menu. From the very start, we felt welcomed and comfortable - the VERY cool entrance door was VERY cool. Every course was interesting, with a good mix of "wow, that's interesting" and "Whoa, that's really good". Unfortunately the very last course (the cheese "ice cream sandwich") was the least good of the entire night, so if we had a short attention span, we'd downrate the entire meal. Fortunately for the chefs, we recall the earlier, fantastic courses, the most notable being the Foie Gras with grapes and brioche, and gave the full 5 stars. We had the wine pairing with the 8 courses so it was definitely a pricey evening. Well worth it!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The Pass is the Real Deal... It's one of the best restaurants in Houston and certainly the best at what it does. We had the eight course dinner with wine pairings. Wow! Truly delicious. The standouts were the Foie Gras and the Pork Spareib but every dish was amazing. The wine pairings were perfect as well. The staff is knowledgeable and the dining room is modern and comfortable. It's great to watch the masters in the kitchen do what they do. Run to the Pass!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Very impressed with the place. I enjoyed my dinner more than Le Bernardin in NYC a few months back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food is FAR below what we have had in the past. Wine pairing was not up to par. We have been here about 6 times - the last two have been VERY disappointing. We will not be back..."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had the eight course menu with wine and cocktail pairings. The food was phenomenal and I loved that the wait staff really knew the food and drinks and explained the dishes and pairings. The presentation was beautiful as well."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Yet another outstanding dinner at 'The Pass'. The service was exemplary, the food cutting edge and the wine pairings novel and excellent. Don't even consider going if you are a picky eater, but for foodies this place is a gem."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was not worth the price. The Foie Gras and Pork Spare Ribs were the only notable dishes. Everything else was mediocre. Also, all the pastry items were hard and crumbly. I had a better tasting menu experience at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was a real great evening and a gem in Town. Quality of food was perfect, service was super and nice place to celebrate a special event. It would be great if they could reduce the noise the Aircon is generating.... very annoying if you would like to enjoy the best food in town."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I opted for the 8 course over the 5 to get the full experience. This was an unfortunate call, because the 3 additional items (scallop, foie gras, and ice cream sandwich) not only lacked quality when compared to the rest of the meal, but were objectively mediocre. Fortunately, the 5 main dishes (eggplant, egg, boulliabase, spare rib, and cake) were excellent. Drinks were hit and miss. Rabbit hole and Mezcal/Chartreuse drinks were the faves Overall service was good, but the spacing between courses was odd--sometimes 3-5 minutes but at one point we had an over 25 minute wait. Sommelier was also overly pushy on drinks, but that likely comes down to personal preference. Ambience was great. Would possibly go back, but only for the 5 course."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The Pass was great. Each course was a small work of art and all were amazing and delicious. Some a surprise! The experience was a good deal of fun, and very memorable."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The Pass has an innovative menu complete with foam, liquid nitrogen-frozen ingredients, and foods masquerading as other foods. The price paid for that innovation in this case is that the flavor of the dishes do not quite match the level delivered by more traditional peers, or even the best MG-themed establishments. Make no mistake, The Pass food is good- it just isn't great. However, when you consider the very creative menu, beautiful presentation, absolutely great service, excellent wine / cocktail pairings, and a cool atmosphere, it still makes for a good deal overall and is worth a try."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "After finally making reservations weeks in advance, it was a bit of a disappointment. Nothing stellar here. The cocktail pairings were delicious, but food itself was just okay. Food presentation was nice though."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "If you like poached eggs cover by chocolate , this is your type of restaurant."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We did the 8 course dinner and were just underwhelmed.. Wonderful staff and visual presentation of the food was good. However, we enjoyed eating only 3 of the 8 courses and that was disappointing."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I must have said interesting at least ten times during the evening. The food was Interesting and inventive but delicious was not my first thought. It seems that The Pass is more of a high priced wine bar with tastings of food. The service was good not great. I left the restaurant feeling disappointed and ripped off. I wouldn't recommend this place. There are much better fine dining experiences in Houston."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I knew this was a tasting menu, however, I interpreted the menu a bit differently than intended. In the left column are the #of courses, either 5 or 8. On the right are one word descriptions of each meal, "5/8 - Eggs" and drink pairings listed beneath each description, a/b 10 options. To me this meant select the number of courses and one of the food descriptions, ex., 5 courses, Egg, and you will get 5 courses with Egg as the theme of each dish. I asked the server how this process worked and she did not understand nor answer my question, but carried on the discreet nature of the Pass. After that small annoyance, all was well. Overall, food was interesting, service was great, and I was satisfied by the end."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "They made my boyfriend's birthday so special with the special seating and note on the menu. We were blown away by the service and creativity of the food. It was a fantastic evening - worth every penny"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great menu with rotating flavors, dishes and an experience you will never forget. This is a once-in-a-lifetime type of experience, highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Five of us celebrated my mother's 87th birthday earlier this week. We started the 8-course adventure at 6:30pm and we were finally finished at 10:00pm. Never rushed, never felt there were long lags between courses. Extremely inventive presentation and tastes. Quite unusual, and very enjoyable. Every wine was paired perfectly with each course. A great place to celebrate a special event."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "table ready at exactly time it was booked for. Nice room with comfortable seats. Menu was 5 or 8 course tasting menu with excellent wine and unusually an option to pair with cocktails instead. Only down was wine tended to arrive some time before food so the temptation was to drink it. Stand out courses for us were the asparagus and the scallop, and husband doesn't even like scallops. The wild garlic cake and tomato was a great dessert, who would have believed it. The cheese course just didn't work - we left ours and so I noticed did the tables on either side. Be prepared to be at the table for abt 3hrs. Tasting option may not suit those looking for more traditional 32 oz steak but we will be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had all 8 courses with the wine pairings. Wonderful. Especially the bouillabaisse. Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We dined at The Pass for our 10th anniversary this week and had the 8-course menu with wine parings. The service was amazing. The food was excellent, too; this is definitely a place for diners who appreciate quality food and unique preparation. The one thing that disappointed me was that even after 8 courses, I was not entirely full. I expected a heartier portion for some of the later courses. The meat course came with two small pieces of pork spare ribs. It was a little disappointing. For most of the courses, I did not have enough food to go with the pour of wine they gave me. The preparation of everything was excellent, I just wanted a little more substance throughout the meal."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My husband and I are foodies, and we have eaten fine meals all over the world. We've also eaten at most of the better restaurants in Houston. This was our third time to eat at the Pass. We continue to maintain that it is the best restaurant in Houston. Creative, delicious food, impeccable service, lovely ambience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Definitely in top 5 list of fine food restaurants in Houston. Excellent service,good ambiance; very good waiting staff to customer ratio (never waited to be served), yet not intrusive. Impressed with the attention to detail (our menu had a congratulatory comment for the occasion). Atmosphere is good but not intimate in case you want a romantic dinner(you may be heard by your neighbours at the next table, so reserve yourself). Open plan kitchen,greatly organized. Works like a clock. Vegetarian tasting menu available! Notable wine pairing, especially for some courses where wine alone is barely drinkable but when paired with the food - excellent combination. Very good & inexpensive champagne to start the dinner. Very affordable, will be back"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Best, creative, most beautifully appointed in Houston. Servers are incredibly knowledgeable."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Although rather expensive we found the food and presentation excellent. I did the five course ,and my wife the eight course, and we were both pleased with the range of tastes and accompanying explanations. We would certainly return but because of the expense it is more of a "special occasion" type of place in our opinion."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I love the creativity of the menu, good selection of wine, excellent service and the portion is just right"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Took my mother for her birthday and had the 8 course tasting with wine pairing. This is hands down the finest dining experience you'll have in Houston. The staff were exceptional as well!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "First visit to The Pass - was not blown away. Had the 8 course menu paired with wine. Two of the dishes were excellent and two were not good at all. The smoked trout was bad in so many ways - texture and flavor profiles were seriously off. Egg yolk course was almost a hit as the advertised truffle flavor was nowhere to be found. Beef and langoustine dish were excellent. Peas and carrots was not good. Service is outstanding. Staff are very passionate and knowledgable. I will give The Pass another try once they change their menu. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was a wonderful experience. The food was good. I enjoyed most of the items on the prix fixed menu. Great romantic spot. The location of the restaurant behind the hidden door makes you feel like a VIP"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Fantastic! I had very high expectations of The Pass from other reviews I have read and all of the mentions it gets in various press regarding Houston hot spots. From the moment we entered til the moment we left we were taken very good care of. All four of us in my party ordered the 8 course chef's tasting menu with the wine pairings. Everything seemed to be timed perfectly; just enough space between courses to not feel rushed but simultaneously not feel neglected. A couple of my friends found some of the wine pairings too sweet for their liking but I was happy as a clam. I did find the ambiance a bit cold as there were white walls and black furniture and not much else, but the view of the kitchen is neat! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "For the price we were paying for a five course meal with pairings I was expected to be blown away. The wine and service were impeccable but the food left so much to be desired."
    Dined on 5/28/2014