807 Taft Street
Houston, TX 77019Neighborhood:
Midtown / Montrose
AmericanPrice: $50 and over
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.passandprovisions.com/
- Phone: (713) 628-9020
- Hours of Operation:
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: Jackie DeMoss/ email@example.com 7136289020
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 WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
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The Pass reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since July 24, 2014
- Ambiance4.5Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (80)special occasion (76)romantic (54)notable wine list (44)hot spot (26)neighborhood gem (12)vibrant bar scene (6)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
- Too much presentation and not enough tasteOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/15/2014Having seen previous reviews we thought the restaurant would be amazing. After entering via the secret door we were pretty excited to see the menu and taste the food. Unfortunately we were hugely disappointed. The menu feels like it has been put together by chefs who focus on using the latest techniques and creating beautiful looking plates rather than thinking about the taste of the food they are creating. Liquid nitrogen is clearly the tool of the day as many things came freeze dried. Once in a menu is interesting but seeing in in several courses was too much especially when it came to freeze dried brussel sprout leaves and red cabbage - they tasted like cardboard. Overall really disappointing that such a high-end restaurant missed the taste test by such a large margin. Great atmosphere and setting but to my mind the food has to come first and it certainly wasn't enough for me to get close to recommending this.
- One of the best in the countryOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 11/14/2014Fabulous special-occasion restaurant. If this restaurant were lifted up and put back down in New York, Chicago or LA, the price tag for dinner would be double.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Blew my mind!! Worth every penny!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/14/2014I took my fiance to the pass to surprise him on his birthday this past weekend and absolutely loved everything from the moment we stepped in through the passageway. It literally felt like it was just us two dining the entire evening. We selected the 8 course tasting menu, he selected the regular menu and I got the garden menu and we both loved our dinner! It is truly an experience and better than I had even imagined!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- One of my top 3 Houston RestaurantsOperaDevoteeDined on 11/12/2014After wanting to have dinner at the Pass since shortly after hearing it had opened, my wife and I finally went there just a few days ago on my birthday. (The menu even said "Happy Birthday" on it.) I immensely enjoyed the Pass as I really like the wine paired tasting menu format. There is a choice of a 5 or 8 course dinner, either vegetarian or non-vegetarian, with 4 of 5 or 7 of 8 of the courses being either wine paired or cocktail/beer paired. Only the petit fours last course is not beverage paired. The cocktail/beer pairing looked very interesting, but my wife and I both elected for the wine pairing, The wine pairing results in a serviing of about 1/2 of the amount of wine one would normally receive when ordering a glass of wine from a restaurant. Each of the courses presents a small amount of food so at the end of the 2.5-3 hour dinner I felt that I had eaten enough but not too much food. My wife went with the wine paired 8 course vegetarian dinner and, probably because of it being vegetarian, thought the amount of wine was a little too much for her dinner. Since I went with the non-vegetarian offerings, I had no problem with the wine amounts for each course. Most of the pairings were either excellent fits with the food dishes or very good. I am not normally a huge fan of foie gras, but the Pass' preparation of that dish could easily convert me to becoming a fan. On the 8 course menu, the last three offerings are dessert dishes. The sweet potato dessert was to die for and the small hoja santa goat cheese ice cream sandwich was excellent. I really liked the pairing of a sherry and Grand Tokaji dessert wine with these two dishes. Although expensive, the Pass is well worth the cost for the quality, attention to detail, great and personalized service, and wonderful selection of wines paired with the various courses. Needless to say, I plan on returning in the winter or spring for another fabulous meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Anniversary dinnerBradDined on 11/7/2014The food and service were impeccable. The bar cart with sparkling wine, champagne and a beer was wonderful surprise. Totally worth the minimalist decor. Its all about the food.Special Features:
- Do not pass on The PassChopehDined on 11/6/2014After eating at The Provisions side of the restaurant duo, I snagged a menu for The Pass and did a little research. I found it to be the only restaurant in the Houston area that provided a meal and service at this level. Granted it was for a special occasion, but I would go back in a heart beat, even despite the well-worth-it, pricey menu. I recommend getting the 8-course with pairings. The staff knows what they are doing. The best service in Houston, by far. Amazing flavor combinations and wine pairings.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Paid for 8 Course- Ended up with 7ALLSDined on 11/6/2014I visited The Pass with my sister. I am vegan and we chose this restaurant for the 8 course vegan menu. I called the morning of our reservation and confirmed that there was an 8 course vegan menu. However, when the dessert course came out, I was told that there was nothing vegan for me. Please do not say that you have 8 courses vegan if you do not. The price for dinner is not cheap and I feel like I did not get the 8 courses that I paid for.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful!mumbritVIPDined on 11/5/2014The menus just keep getting better. Especially enjoyed the bouillabaisse!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious ChemistrygalvdocVIPDined on 11/4/2014We opted for the 8 course meal with wine - each course was beautiful to behold and delicious. The wine offerings opened new parts of the world to us - a Basque wine paired with the foamy bouillabaise and a Hungarian botrytized glass of amber delight came with the "ice cream sandwich" of goat cheese and creme fraiche. It isn't often a memorable dining experience involves items more familiar to lab scientists; the open kitchen shows staff pouring liquid nitrogen to create the delightful soy and sea lettuce "Dippin' Dots" that enhanced the scallop serving. Frozen blackberries adorned the Pimm's cup palate cleanser. The service is informed and well-paced - 8 course over 3 hours leaves you contented but not satieted.Special Features:
- Mighty Fine and Almost PerfectknaveofknivesVIPDined on 10/30/2014My wife and I visited the Pass for an anniversary dinner. My wife had the 8 course preparation with wine pairing, and I had the 8 course preparation with cocktail pairing. There was a vegetarian option that also looked delicious, but both of us are into protein. On the whole, the food was excellent and the presentation was some of the best I've seen period. Some of the pairings were spot on, and some of them were not (about half and half). Nevertheless, the individual plates and drinks were top quality. In particular, the scallops and the foie gras plates were innovative and had flavor intricacy for days. The only down mark was for the cheese course - too focused on invention, not focused on taste. Top notch overall. We will return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good dinner, imaginative menuTravelerReviewVIPDined on 10/29/2014Good dinner, not great. Four dessert courses seemed like one to two too many. For the price another protein would have been appropriate. The beet, beef and foils gras dishes were the best!Special Features:
- AmazingpooftDined on 10/25/2014I have been going to The Provisions regularly and have been trying to find the perfect time to go to The Pass. I am so happy that the food exceeded all expectation and the service was wonderful. They were so accommodating even though we were the last customers in and out. I will definitely visit much much sooner and I hope this establishment continues on for many many seasons.Special Features:
- Dining experience of noteSallysavDined on 10/25/2014This truly is a special dining experience with every detail covered in a thoughtful and intelligent manner. Menu highlights for me include the foie gras, beef ribeye, bouillabaise and the sweet potato!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dont try Veg/vegan menufoodForUsDined on 10/24/2014This was to celebrate my wife's birthday. We tried the vegan menu (although I am a vegetarian -dairy/eggs OK). It was not worth the $95 price for the 8 course esp for a no meat dishes. My wife tried the 5 course and she felt the same. Out of my 8 - 3 of them were quite bad (Cucumber, fernet? - crunchy, Smoked Lobster). The portions are way too small esp. ( been to other tasting menu restaurants where the food is adequate). Too much liquid nitrogen gimmick. The drink prices reasonable. I didn't order the drink pairings- just off the drinks menu The chef is trying really hard but comes up way short on price/performance. My advice is to have a 5 course with larger portions for vegan menu and also reduce the price. Very Dissatisfied.Special Features:
- AmazingBFBenDined on 10/23/2014The food was excellent; overall it was a unique experience. I ordered the 8-course menu, and my date had the 5-course. With 8 courses, it's unlikely that I would LOVE all of them, but I even enjoyed the beets (which surprised me, based on my history of disliking beets). Naturally every course appeared to be small, but we both left the table feeling stuffed. It was a memorable meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great foodie findOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/23/2014My wife and I was visiting Houston and found the pass on yelp. The food read very good. I rarely give 5 stars although this is close. I will update my rating after another visit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- EARDRomeroeuDined on 10/22/2014We love relaxed and elegant feel of this restaurant – like a comfortable dining room. We definitely would return to try new dishes. It was friendly for vegan people and the rest of us. Wine list is perfect for the food.Special Features:
- sandiDined on 10/21/2014We arrived at 6:15 and were finished at 10:15. The food was sparce, the service was inattentive and we all left hungry. The cost was $680 (before tip) for four of us. Very disappointed.
- really good foodOpenTable Diner Since 2013VIPDined on 10/17/2014The Pass is truly a place to go for good food and a great atmosphere. We had the 8 course tasting menu. All the dishes are nicely presented. Some dishes are better than other with some being just good and others really, really good. The wine pairings were nice, but without reaching an unforgettable level. The service in the beginning was a bit slow and lacking, but it picked up to a good level.Special Features:
- beautiful experienceSisterSarahDined on 10/17/2014It's a wonderful experience. The food is presented wonderfully, expert staff makes this a place to enjoy. While every dish may not be for me, I love trying new things and am always surprised by something I never would have thought of that wow's me. Carbonated grapes and a lovely scotch cocktail were outstanding but nothing was disappointing.Special Features:
- A pleasure as expectedwonderfullybalancedDined on 10/16/2014I had a great evening with a friend. The eight course meal came with an additional interjection and some coffee cake to take home for the morning. There were even some carbonated grapes (shocking to enjoy, and extremely interesting). Service was incredibly balanced between attentive and casual, not that there was anything cavalier about it. Experts all around. The food stretched my understanding of what I liked without scaring me.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing...as alwaysDerrickVIPDined on 9/26/2014We brought a group with us this time and they were all blown away! We talk about this place all the time and get there as often as possible. The service is stellar, the food is simply amazing and the atmosphere is perfect! By far my favorite restaurant in Houston right now.Special Features:
- Best dining experience in HoustonAlwaysgoodVIPDined on 9/26/2014From the minute you walk pass the cool entry door you feel you have stepped into a different world and it is a fabulous one. The menu consists of a 5 or 8 course tasting menu of small but the most unique and flavorful combinations I have ever had. The service is over the top. Attentive but not rushed. I hope this restaurant makes it here. I have already booked my upcoming birthday dinner for The Pass.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dissappointed2foodiesVIPDined on 9/23/2014We love trying new restaurants all over the world and were really looking forward to this one. The Champagne cart is a great start but the food was just not good. Ever had bouillabaise without broth? There was a smear of something in the bottom of the bowl with a morsel of octopus and a mussel. It seemed to be the night to garnish much of the food with items frozen using liquid nitrogen. The only thing wonderful was the Egg Corn/Mexican Truffle. All food is artfully arranged and interesting to the eye. Tasting menus are usually so much fun but other than the presentation and atmosphere, there is nothing I may recommend.Special Features:
- Great for Special Occasionssytx05Dined on 9/19/2014Took my gf here for here birthday and we had an amazing time. Food, wine and service were all excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worth the tripoutoftownerDined on 9/19/2014Reserved at the Pass on recommendation of another restaurant, closed during the time we were to be in town. Both the vegetarian and carnivore menus were outstanding. Go early so you have time to really enjoy the experience before the dining room gets too noisy.Special Features:
- Best restaurant in HoustonHemitheoDined on 9/17/2014Fine 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:
- Fantastic dining experienceFantasticDined on 9/12/2014We had a great 8 course meal at the pass! Loved it all - great tastes, great pairings, great service. Expensive but worth it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- experience The PassafoodieVIPDined on 9/6/2014This 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.Special Features:
- Always Awesome1constantdinerVIPDined on 9/4/2014This 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ExcellentAgsmacDined on 9/4/2014Great meal and service. A very unique experience. They made our wedding anniversary very special. Can't wait to go back.Special Features:
- A foodie's dreamRadiusFoodieDined on 8/30/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The best restaurant in Houston !RuskAliVIPDined on 8/29/2014If your preferrences in life gravitate towards quality and not quantity . This is the place !Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- amazingjmazharDined on 8/27/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Don't botherTabletimeDined on 8/26/2014Was looking forward to the restaurant after all of the hype, but the food was so-so and the service was horrible--pretentious and slow.
- For the experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/26/2014This 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great for special occasionsAnnaEDined on 8/21/2014Great food & service. Expensive, but worth the experience. I loved that they did not rush us one bit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AmazingyibingsmomDined on 8/20/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/16/2014The sommelier was outstanding and the staff so friendly, the food was unbelievably creative and delisssh.Special Features:
- Just suberbJockDocVIPDined on 8/16/2014We 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: