Simply Incredible!We were "wowed" at each and every course. The "Ham & Eggs" was superb in both concept and taste. Duck was impeccably prepared. Service was flawless as well. One of the best dining experiences in Houston!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique and fun dining experienceWe had a great experience at The Pass from beginning to end. Be prepared for a full night of unique sites and flavors with excellent service. We were impressed and glad to see this caliber of restaurant come to Houston.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMexquisite dining experienceWorth a Michelin Star! Finally found the ultimate dining experience in Houston! Just like back home in Belgium, we love the formula of a set menu with pairing wines. Delicious food creatively presented with a wonderful combination of tastes. A unique experience that lasts the whole evening...5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievableDespite having read all the previews and reviews and looking forward to my dinner at The Pass for months, I was still blown away. Part of me wondered if anything could ever live up to the tower of expectations I walked in with Saturday night. Quick answer – yes. Each course was more amazing than the last. The creativity, the playfulness, the taste….delightful in the best sense of the word. With the arrival every new course, I was filled with delight.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMINCREDIBLE!We have one of the most incredible restaurants in the country right here in Houston. This is a once in a lifetime fine dining experience with twists and turns around every course on the eight course tasting menu!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, not greatWe enjoyed The Pass. The food was whimsical and interesting, but not exceptional. Of our eight course meal, two courses were very good, one was extraordinary and the others were not worth mentioning (for taste--all the of courses get an A+ for presentation). We were underwhelmed by the sommelier, but enchanted with of the chefs that delivered and explained the food. But, who is training all the waiters to address diners as "we"? We have a plural second person pronoun, it is "you".
Overall, I would say well worth at least one visit. Just the experience of walking into the restaurant through an apparently solid wall is worth it. But, I don't think we will be back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe PassYou will not find another place like this in Houston right now. The food is unique, the service is attentive without being overbearing, and the leisurely pace with which you are served is exquisite. Go for the 8-course fixed meal, but I'd recommend selecting your own drinks or bottle of wine in place of the pairings, unless you're really into that sort of thing. I like that once you've selected the meal, you don't have anything else to do but sit back and enjoy the company, the conversation, and the atmosphere. Recommended for couples, less so for larger groups, partly because of the expense, and also recommended for those that aren't afraid to try new and (very) unique foodie items that will challenge your palate.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWorld ClassElite food. Comparable to any place in the traditional foodie cities.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing meal and experienceWe had an excellent dinner and truly a rare culinary experience in the Houston Resturant scene5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTry This At Least OnceA real culinary experience, can't stress that enough, Unfortunately, I felt like I was being subjected to a food experiment/art class. There are so many complex ingredients in each dish that I was put off trying to understand what I was eating. Of the 8 dishes on my tasting menu, 4 were good to outstanding, 4 were not impressive to the point I'm wondering which 4 represent the soul of this place. Presentation was outstanding though on all. The service was exceptional, maybe overall THE BEST I've experienced in a very long time in terms of the cooperative energy, knowledge and passion of the staff. Only nit I have is that bar staff (before we were seated) had chilled the red wine in ice bath to the point where it was pretty much ruined.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative, fun and deliciousCreative, fun and delicious food with exceptional service!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMmemorable in the extremean amazing experience from start to finish, the chefs deserve their star status. I found myself describing each of the the courses to friends the next day. So many splendid touches and doting service where those explaining the food take obvious delight in the look, tastes and experiences created by the wizards of The Pass4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA testament to creativity,A testament to creativity, culinary artistry and service. Be prepared for new and different tastes.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLast weekend our party ofLast weekend our party of three dined on the 8 course menu. Overall the menu items were well-presented and tasted good. The "caviar" dish was especially good. We thought the eggplant dish was not as tasty as other items.tasty. The care in preparation was obvious and notable. The service was outstanding. Wines were paired with two of our menus. Each of us tasted the selections. The Bekaa Valley white was the only mediocre wine served, in our opinion. One of us opted for the spirits pairings. They were exceptionally good--well thought out and matched well with each dish, a better choice than the wines in that diner's opinion. In short, an fine experience, mirroring the current trend around the world for tasting menus.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at its very finest.Dining at its very finest. The Pass is an experience like no other- not even a close second- in Houston.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat ambianceVery interesting setting. This is defiantly special occasion kind of restaurant. I would recommend at least try it one time.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Most creativeGreat food. Most creative dishes in town. Shares some aspects, but is more luxurious than Oxheart or Underbelly or Uchi; all aspects are up just a notch (service, ambience, quality ingredients, feeling of luxury); really feels like a special experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about this restaurantEverything about this restaurant was great. The food was spot on and the service was impeccable.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFinest restaurant in HoustonThe Pass and Provisions was a unique dining experience. There is not another restaurant like this in Houston. From the moment you walk in the door and are led by the hostess to the Pass, you know you are in for something special. On the evening we dined there, there was a menu with two options: a five course dinner or an eight course dinner. We chose the five course dinner and were more than full by the night's end. I highly suggest ordering the beverage pairing with each course. The sommelier really chose the perfect pairings for each course. The service was spectacular and each person who attended to our table was personable, professional, and knowledgeable about the food. The star of the evening was each delicious course. Stunning!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHouston's "El Bulli"A new level of culinary adventure has been introduced to Houston with The Pass - the highest level (you know the names) - yet the price tag is, fortunately, still modest.
Yelp, TripAdvisor, and this site will fill you in on the details but the best way to know is to go... just plan well in advance (1 month) if you want a popular night.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding, we did the 8outstanding, we did the 8 course selection with the wine pairing and cocktail pairing.
would recommend for foodies. you leave full at the end.
everything was amazing. took my husband for his birthday and he was floored.
i keep raving about how great the duck was, haven't had good duck since Paris.
this is a gem in the Houston restaurant scene.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood night with good foodWe both really enjoyed our time at the Pass. It was a wonderful experience All the dishes were unique, tasted good and the presentation was marvelous We had the A tasting menu. My favorites were the ham and eggs - cracklings and caviar, as well as the eggplant carpaccio. My wife's were ham and eggs plus the Bread course which had wonderful onions. We agreed thar the oyster in the 1st course was by far the best oyster we had ever eaten. Service was great, efficient and knowledgable. Not a place for steak and potato people. A place for interesting and adventurous folks. Not that expensive, either. My cocktail had chartreuse in it and was quite good. We also had drinks outside while waiting to be seated. The daily punch was tasty.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was really good,The food was really good, however, the dishes that we had were not the one's shown in the fixed price menu, which was very disappointing. They didn't even tell us about the changes until we asked at the end of the meal. Their answer was "some times we run out of a dish and just replace it". I think that if this is the case they should let the clients know about the change!
I will probably not got back, but it is an interesting one-time experience.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an absolutely amazingWhat an absolutely amazing experience! The service was top notch and the food was almost too pretty to eat. Loved the champagne cart at the beginning of the evening. Share the wine pairing unless you plan on hiring a driver for the night.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST OF THE BEST...This past weekend in NYC, we dined at two of the best restaurants in the city...Le Bernardin and Brooklyn Fare. Coming back to Houston and dining at The Pass last night felt like I never left New York. We've dined at Alinea, French Laundry, Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, and many others...The Pass has the service and food to compete with the best of the best. Great job to finally develop a true tasting menu in Houston that competes with the elite!1/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMaybe the best restaurantMaybe the best restaurant outside of New York and California right now, and it would be a force to be reckoned with in both states. Phenomenal food and service and one of the best wine lists I've ever seen. Hey Michelin--time to throw some stars Houston's way.12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM