The Pass
The Pass

The Pass

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.passandprovisions.com/
  • Phone: 7136289020x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, American, International
  • 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 7136289020

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McKinney
  • Public Transit: BUS:

    DALLAS ST @ TAFT ST on line 018 KIRBY LIMITED NORTHBOUND
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Pass reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (79)special occasion (73)romantic (52)notable wine list (49)hot spot (23)neighborhood gem (18)vibrant bar scene (8)good for groups (5)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Best restaurant in Houston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Fine dining in Houston is synonymous with having an attitude without the food to match it. This is the exception. Pass is not just the best restaurant in Houston. It would be just as great in NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic dining experience
    Fantastic
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a great 8 course meal at the pass! Loved it all - great tastes, great pairings, great service. Expensive but worth it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • experience The Pass
    afoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my fourth time to dine at The Pass. The design of the space and visual of the food create an atmosphere of intrigue and anticipation for an outstanding meal! Unfortunately, the taste of the food was a let down. The first course was delightful; the next three courses were beautifully presented but mediocre in flavor. The tomato/dessert course was delicious. I have a major sweet tooth--how excited I was to be offered a plate of beautiful petit fours at the end of the meal. Oops--they were not edible! I will continue to dine at Provisions for some outstanding food and hope that when I return for the new Fall menu at The Pass the flavor will match the beauty of the presentation.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Awesome
    1constantdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is the best restaurant in Houston period. The food is innovative and delicious. The mix of delicate tastes, textures and colors is truly special. Great wine pairings, awesome service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Agsmac
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great meal and service. A very unique experience. They made our wedding anniversary very special. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A foodie's dream
    RadiusFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    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.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best restaurant in Houston !
    RuskAliVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If your preferrences in life gravitate towards quality and not quantity . This is the place !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    jmazhar
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother
    Tabletime
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For the experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    AnnaE
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great food & service. Expensive, but worth the experience. I loved that they did not rush us one bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    yibingsmom
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The sommelier was outstanding and the staff so friendly, the food was unbelievably creative and delisssh.
    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
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  • Just suberb
    JockDocVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Pass is the Real Deal
    OpenTableDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive
    TexasEricSVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very impressed with the place. I enjoyed my dinner more than Le Bernardin in NYC a few months back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the same
    TexasVIP
    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...
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  • Wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reignflower
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could have been better.
    YomYom
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best place in town!
    Robby
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great--not excellent
    Nadnerb121
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    Amanda
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Molecular Gastronomy
    TexasYankee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    Flippedtable
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • food
    Luis
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    If you like poached eggs cover by chocolate , this is your type of restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't do it for us
    Underwhelmed
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting
    cavladyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once a Year Spot
    EBlackVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extensive long sitting
    Steincat04VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For A Special Event
    ryndam
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an almost perfect meal
    raquayle
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    LapinVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had all 8 courses with the wine pairings. Wonderful. Especially the bouillabaisse. Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and experience
    HTownDiner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Houston
    bossgirl123
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Creative Refined Top 5 in Houston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Best, most beautiful food in texas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Best, creative, most beautifully appointed in Houston. Servers are incredibly knowledgeable.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Dining Experience
    2fordinner
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dining Experience
    mcfernz
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I love the creativity of the menu, good selection of wine, excellent service and the portion is just right
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate