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The Tasting Room @ City Centre
The Tasting Room @ City Centre
  • Address:
    818 Town and Country Boulevard Suite 100
    Houston, TX 77024
    Neighborhood:
    West Side
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

The Tasting Room @ City Centre Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tastingroomwines.com
  • Phone: (281) 822-1500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11AM - 3PM
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5PM - 12AM, Thursday - Saturday: 5PM - 1AM, Sunday: 5PM - 10PM
    Brunch: Sunday 10AM - 3PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Brian Evans
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have more than a dozen event spaces to choose from (not including our MAX’s Wine Dive restaurant). Our event sales staff can help you plan the perfect happy hour, corporate meeting, birthday, anniversary, wedding, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette party, wine and food pairing dinner, or any other event you could imagine. With our wide variety of rooms and open spaces, we can accommodate groups from six to 600. With our full kitchen at the Uptown Park and CITYCENTRE locations, we can cater your event of any size, and we can also cater your off-site event at your office.
  • Entertainment: All of our locations feature live music on selected nights of the week! From Latin guitarist to 80's cover music, we have it all!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-10 and Beltway 8
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking lots are available right next to The Tasting Room at the cross streets of Town & Country Way and Town & Country Street or at Plaza Way & Beltway 8.
A word from The Tasting Room @ City Centre
The Tasting Room at CITYCENTRE features gourmet, seasonal food, along with daily specials, for lunch, dinner and brunch. Guests can choose from house-made pizzas made with homemade mozzarella and pizza dough or culinary creations using seasonal, fresh ingredients.

Along with gourmet food, TTR shares their passion for wine. TTR is dedicated to revolutionizing the wine experience, making each visit a memorable one. They respect, appreciate and enjoy wine every single day. And, at TTR, they take the pretension out of the sipping – there is no snobbery here – only good times over great wine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We were visiting Houston and decided to try The Tasting Room. It was a pleasant surprise! Houston is full of expensive restaurants, so it was nice to find a moderately priced restaurant with really good food and a strong wine list. The waiters can guide you through both based upon your tastes."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I didn't initially choose this place as I was expecting a small and somewhat boring atmosphere similar to the uptown location. Boy was I wrong! This location is huge! Great energy, great food, great staff. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The hot and cold appetizers were all excellent. The choices are great, not too big, fresh and creative. We can always find a great wine which pairs well with the food. We will walkways come back here."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our server was great and extremely helpful in informing us of which wines to order after listening to what we were looking for. The food was amazing!! The wine was even better!! Definitely will be returning soon"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This restaurant was very nice. The service, the drinks, and the food were all great. Fit for a date or meeting friends."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This wine bar is a great place to take a date. Good food and wine list is very nice. Can't say enough good things about the service. We had a server named Ester and she was awesome. For the first time in a long time I felt taken care of in a resturant/wine bar."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food and service were great. The chicken tacos and white bean soup were delicious. Our waiter was very pleasant. Sadly, there was a drunk, obscene young lady at a large table near to ours. She was cursing, yelling, etc. I think management should have said something since many dinners asked to be moved if there food had not been ordered or delivered. Unfortunately, we were eating when she arrived."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I really enjoyed dining at The Tasting Room, but we were seated at the first table and although the music was good, it was way too loud. It was hard to have a conversation with my friends. I would definitely go back, but I would select a different table. The wine was outstanding plus it does not hurt that I have a friend who is a member with a Wine Locker. A great time was had by all!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "There is no place to dine here! The smokers at the outside tables ruin your dinner in a flash. Indoors, there is loud music not worth hearing. Sans music, the interior space is unimaginative, cold and the acoustics are awful - you cannot hear yourself think, let alone hear the person next to you. The food is wonderful. The cheeses are amazing and well-chosen. The wine list exhibits depth and variety. I tasted some wines that I've never had before, nor could I find them anywhere else. Impressive wine and food. Impeccable service. The atmosphere, however, ruins the whole experience. At their exorbitant prices, you expect linen on the tables at the very least. Too loud. Too smoky. Too mediocre a dining theatre. Too bad."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The live music coming from the patio added to an already vibrant atmosphere. What a wonderful evening of food, wine and friendship."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Brunch was delicious! Our server, Esther was knowledgeable, attentive, and sweet as could be! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for brunch on Mother's Day, and everything was absolutely fabulous. Our waitress was very friendly and took great care of us, and the food was phenomenal. We had the lobster Benedict, French toast, and the shrimp and grits. Everyone left satisfied and happy."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went for Mother's Day Brunch and it was fantastic. My mother got the lobster eggs benedict and absolutley could not get enough of it. Everyone was very pleased with their selections and it was ridiculously fast. When we ordered it barely felt like 5 minutes before our warm food was served. I have been here before and I will be coming back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We met friends for wine & appetizers one evening. Two bottles of wine, 3 appetizers, 2 desserts, 2 coffees came to almost $200! Seems a bit steep for what we had. Very noisy. Great service."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "The Creme Burlee French Toast was excellent. They need to offer eggs and meat options with breakfast. Other than that, it was great place for friends and family to hangout on a Sunday afternoon. Man, those Creme Burlee French Toast was superb."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Thought it would be nice to go here for Easter brunch. They had decent mimosas but the food was lacking. It was over priced for what they served. They weren't too busy on Easter but the food still took 30+ minutes. This is a great place for an overpriced glass of wine but I don't think I'll ever do the brunch again. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The noise level is so loud that we can not speak. Even after moving to a back table we could hardly hear each other with the (not good) live music blasting to the place. Do not go there if you want to talk to other people. It is a shame as the food is good and they have a good wine list and are in a good spot. Will not go back soon."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Wife and I had a really nice date here. Food was tasty, wine list was exceptional and the service better. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This has become one of my favorite places to meet with friends. The food is great and I love the wine selections. Made my birthday memorable!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The menu was misleading my date ordered the "grilled" cauliflower putinesca witch was clearly steamed/microwaved there was not on grill mark nor browning spot on it I ordered the pork chop which was clearly microwaved due to the excessive clear liquid in top of the chop plus the coagulated protein on the top and bottom"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We arrived on time and were seated promptly (they didn't mark us against our OT reservation). Service was good, but nothing memorable (nothing special even though I noted in the reservation that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary). Nice selection of cheeses and charcuterie. Mini grilled cheeses are a must have! Good selection of wines by the glass with most prices in the $10-20 range. The weather was great so we sat outside. Great for people-watching. The outdoor tables are a bit small. We had 3 people and were constantly rearranging things to fit glasses, menus and plates. Overall it's a solid, safe bet for a pleasant evening out. We'll definitely visit here again, but it's not the place I'll bring every visitor through."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We love coming to The Tasting Room for our girls night out after a long work week. I always ask for Charlie because he gives fantastic wine selections and is very knowledgable and just an all around great server. The band on the patio is a nice touch also. We will be back very soon!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Ashley did an outstanding service at our table! we appreciate her courtesy!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Went to celebrate birthday for my wife with group of friends. Staff was very attentive , reservation was ready as promised. We were at back of restaurant which was somewhat quieter so we could talk. Food was very good (somewhat unique). Will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We took a client to this restaurant recently, had reservations two days in advance and were seated on arrival - so far so good. At the last minute, the manager decided to sell out the entire restaurant area for a last minute party. We were moved from our quiet table into the bar. He did comp us a bottle of wine but it was not the experience that I had hoped for when I booked the reservations. We will not be back"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My wife and I are glad we tried The Tasting Room. It's not a quiet little room for tasting wine as the name implies though. With a very large and vibrant bar atmosphere and relatively limited and expensive by the glass wine list, this place is not for tasting wine at all. Service is a bit slow with not enough servers for the number of tables, but the food is excellent. We shared crabcakes, antipasta cured meats and seared striped bass, which were were all excellent."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I met a colleague for a business lunch, arriving just before noon. Very few people in the restaurant, therefore it was quiet. In the evening and at happy hour, noise levels are much higher, a business meal might not have ben possible"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I really enjoyed myself at this establishment. I would recommend it to my friends and family. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I will never book any of my important dates here at the tasting room ever again! For a neighborhood bar use, they are the right name for it! However, be wise! No more important meals in this restaurant . They shout never offer any special menu for anyone who is planning a long time for oneself and their important ones! Again, for a bar night need, their are okay for you. Be wise!! bar use, they are the right name for it! However, be wise! No more important meals in this restaurant . They shout never offer any special menu for anyone who is planning a long time for oneself and their important ones! Again, for a bar night need, their are okay for you. Be wise!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was looking for a change of pace. And i really found it. Exellent service and a notible wine list. Thanks for the experience and I will be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We LOVED IT....will return soon!! AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tables too small for 4 people with plates used. Plates hanging halfway off the table just to have room for all of the glassware, service items & plates. Food was just so-so. The brisket hash a bit too spicy. Breakfast BLT sandwich no way to pick it up and eat it unless you wanted to be wearing it & way too much bread (Texas Toast). Shrimp and Grits way too greasy,Crab Cakes had way too much filler in them as there was no taste of crab that really came though and the salsa that was served with it added nothing to the dish except to make the crab cakes soggy. The only real redeeming factor for our visit was that as we were early it wasn't crowded so we are able to hear each other easily and the service staff didn't rush us."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My family and I are always looking for a great place that has a wonderful ambiance with great food and great drinks and you all provided this for us. We are a group of folks with different taste but we all equally had a great time. We all are planning the next visit already, however, with the parents. Lol."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This was our first time here and it couldn't have been better. The treatment we got from our server Charlie was absolutely suburb. Also a manager came by to ensure we enjoyed ourselves. It was a great way to be welcomed to the area and we'll certainly place this place on a list of our regulars."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It was busy and pretty loud when I arrived at. They had a band playing that was pretty talented. It took them about 15min to get a table for me and my fiance while we waited at the bar, but they apologized for the wait and threw in a free appetizer! The appetizer was like a goat cheese dip and it was awesome. We also had the meatballs which were very good, and a prosciutto pizza which was decent. We also split a bottle of wine."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "This was my third or fourth visit to this location. Sunday brunch is a very laid back and enjoyable time to sit out on the patio, weather permitting. It was just a relaxed afternoon for my friend and myself. Our food was delivered quickly by the kitchen and tasted great. We had decided to stay awhile and have a few glasses of wine, but it was during the shift change, so we were sort of left to our own devices and had to call for service whenever we needed something. The hostess was actually the most attentive person in the place."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "At first, our waitress would constantly interrupt our conversation/obvious business lunch to ask if we needed anything. She wanted us to use those interruptions to ask for more water, when she could just look at our table - without interrupting - and refill drinks. By the end of our meal, she disappeared for more than 20 minutes. My clients had to find our waitress and get the bill from her. The service was especially disappointing given how much we liked the food."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The Hospitality was great and I cant say enough about the food. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Their knowledge of their wine and champagne selection was dead on. I had the chicken and biscuit. I got the truffle dressing on the side because I am not a big fan of truffles, but the dressing was delicious. And the chicken was light and flaky, not heavy at all. My friend had the cheddar grits and I have to say those are the best grits we have ever eaten. We are looking forward to going back and trying other things."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We have a very nice meal, with good service. We were a disappointed in two of the entrees. Wine and appetizers we excellent!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Enjoyed a great Christmas brunch. Delicious, unique breakfast choices and fantastic service! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013