The Tasting Room - Uptown Park
The Tasting Room - Uptown Park

The Tasting Room - Uptown Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tastingroomwines.com/our_locations/uptown_park/index.php
  • Phone: 7139939800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Wednesday: 11AM – 12AM
    Thursday – Saturday: 11AM – 1AM
    Sunday: 11AM – 11PM

    Lunch offered Monday - Friday, 11am - 3pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Erick Madden
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Tasting Room takes all your social and life events to a higher level. Planning a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, birthday or just a fun family gathering? Our events team can create menus and wine selections to match for everything from casual get-togethers to the most sophisticated of parties. For more information contact us at infoUptown@tastingroomwines.com
  • Entertainment: Nightly live music performances.
  • Special Events: Check our website's Calendar of Events page for details on our upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Post Oak Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to valet, guests can park in the public parking lot.
A word from The Tasting Room - Uptown Park
The Tasting Room at Uptown Park is approaching over 9,000 square feet (upon completion of renovation – November 2013) of casual, European-style elegance. Featuring more seating than any wine bar/restaurant in Houston, TTR Uptown Park is a gathering place for friends, co-workers, families and all types of wine and food lovers.

TTR Uptown Park has a number of unique private rooms and event spaces, along with an expansive outdoor patio, deck, and garden area. There are over 150 wines on our list from which to choose, priced from $15 per bottle to over $1,000 per bottle, all of which are available by the glass (with a two-glass commitment) and for retail (to-go) purchase. We also offer a variety of craft beer selections and non-alcoholic beverages.

There is no better place in the city of Houston to enjoy wine, food and atmosphere.
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The Tasting Room - Uptown Park reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (5)good for groups (5)romantic (4)vibrant bar scene (4)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (4)special occasion (3)fit for foodies (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great wine, pizza and cheese tray
    More
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We chose the location because of location. The wine and hordeavours were great as usual. The service was disappointing. We had to ask for our waiter twice to get another round of drinks. The place was no more busier than prior times. We figure they must have been training a new person or shorthanded.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wed night
    DebK
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Hummus dip not very good. Pita chips not that tasty either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top 3 favorites
    LBpfs
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have awonderful experience everytime I visit The Tasting Room. The staff is very courteous, knowledgeable and prompt. It's the perfect place to meet with friends, have a date or entertain business associates. I've recommended The Tasting Room for years and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another successful Burger Lunch
    BurgerManVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went with my "Burger Buddies" to try their TTR Signature Burger. Had mine cooked med-rare and it came out perfect. The brie cheese was a hit, though the fries were fair at best. Service was fair and it was a relatively slow lunch shift.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 93 reviews are from the The Tasting Room - Uptown Park reviews archive.
  • Great patio
    Travelingguy
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We made the reservation late to arrive for patio seating. Upon arrival we picked a table outside. The food and champagne were excellent. It is a good place for late night patio.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice relaxing light dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We shared appetizers (4 was more than enough for 4 people, could've done with 3), all of which were delicious, over glasses of wine. We ate outside, a very relaxed dining experience where we could chat and enjoy our meal. I'll definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    BigTTRfan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great Mothers Day brunch. All food items were outstanding as they worked out the kinks from the Easter brunch. I am hoping they have a fathers day brunch, though, I might try Max for this as their other concept is also top drawer. Five Stars from me!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mother's Day Bunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Easily accommodated a large party for a delightful Mother's Day Brunch. Great variety of food. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I think the mothers day brunch was overpriced. This is the same buffet they used to offer for $25. On Mother's day it jumped up to $44. I guess it makes sense they would want to up the prices but also make sure to up the buffet to make it worth the price. Service was great, brunch was ok. I usually like to wow my mom with her Mother's day brunch...this time I don't think she was impressed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    VinoFoodieChick
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The brunch was great for Mother's Day. Service was very good. Ambiance nice. Yet, a little over priced for holiday (nearly $50 per person).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good idea bad execution
    billboy
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food and especially the wine list are quite good. Good concept too, with a nice patio. But the service is lackadaisical at best; our waitress looked right at us several times over the course of about 30 minutes with empty wine and water glasses and no food and continued to mess around on her computer. And the prices were almost comically high. Small-glass wine "tastes" for $11, appetizer-sized plates for $15. Silly, and the reason that you can always get a table at this place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    CampmaVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I like their lunch menu and the ambiance. It is typically quiet so you can have a nice conversation but that day maybe because of OTC it was full - noise level was still good. Of course the wine was good and hummus appetizer was delish. Definitely one of my favs for lunch with the girls!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome...
    2die4VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Celebrated a friend's bday and we had a blast!!! Great food choices and the dessert was to die for!!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    LSConcoitVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Good ambiance, they were busy, the waitress forgot to put my order in for a salad, I waited 30 minutes for a house salad.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Tasteful
    CraigM
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Service was excellent. Wait staff knew their stuff and recommended good food selections. Burger was awesome.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Wine Bar
    KMHoustonVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I love that they've expanded their menu. It's great for lunch when you want to have the option of casual dress, sitting outside and having some healthy options. Turns into quite the pick up bar on Thursday nights so beware if you're a group of ladies. It's harmless but can be annoying when guys twice your age keep approaching your table trying to start conversations. Despite that, I still enjoy The Tasting Room and choose to visit with my fiance or mixed group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch2014
    BigTTRfan
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Overall, a very good experience for Easter brunch. All the food was well prepared and presented except for the main dish, the round of beef. It was so overcooked and dry that it would make great shoe leather. We are fairly regular visitors of TTR and expected all the food to be perfectly prepared as usual and quite disappointed with this visit. I will say the sausage gravy is some of the best I have ever had, and l make a mean pot of this myself. We love TTR and this isn't meant to slam them, but the chef was definitely asleep at the switch when preparing the round of beef. The wine suggested by David was excellent, as usual for TTR!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+
    JJ1987
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very nice restaurant, live music and perfect wine pairings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a reservation but were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a reservation but were seated 35 minutes after our reservation time. The service was very slow, though pleasant. The food arrived cold and we had to send it back to be heated up. The food itself was bland and uninspired. We were very disappointed because we have dined at the Tasting Room located in City Center and thoroughly enjoyed it, with good food and prompt, attentive service. I will not go back to the Uptown location and will instead stick to the City Center location.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    my wife and i dined here for valentine's day and it was above what i expected. the food was amazing and the service was perfect. we paid a little more than we expected but it wasn't by much. i would definitely recommend The Tasting Room" for any special occasion or first date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service!
    TriciaRocks123
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I went for Valentine's dinner. My table's server was awesome! I can't remember his name, but he took care of us. I would definitely go back to this place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We visited this restaurant
    JimD
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We visited this restaurant for Valentine's Day and were satisfied with the service and the food. The wait staff were friendly and attentive - and a little too quick, so we felt a little rushed. The food from a set menu was tasty and about the right quantity. We were seated in a back room without windows, sort of an overflow area, and this was the only significant disappointment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day Dinner
    Vdaydinner2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was mediocre at best. All food was luke warm. It was not worth the $95 for dinner. The only plus wasnit was a beautiful day and the outside seating area was great. Would not recommend to ANYONE for Valentines day unless your just going for wine. However their wine list is way over priced.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    Becca
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    It was lovely, the food was good, service was great and loved the wine. I'm coming back with friends. Becky
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • smoking
    chularanchVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Too many smokers on the patio. We got assaulted by smoke! Yuck!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Tasting Room is Charming
    DocTurkVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We visited The Tasting Room for the first time this past weekend and had a very good time. Our server, Cory, was excellent, the pizza we ate was great and the ambiance of the dining room was charming. We will come back the next time we are in the Uptown Houston area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad—should've gone elsewhere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was mediocre. They did not have our reservation, and service was poor. Wouldn't come to this restaurant or recommend for any special occasion.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Pub
    Oregontruffles
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The Tasting Room is really more of a wine pub than a wine bar--and it's certainly not a tasting room. The wine list is ample if a bit pricey. Surprisingly for a place specializing in wine, no vintages are listed; our server had to go to the back not only to determine whether a listed wine was in stock but also to see what the vintage was. Good food, boisterous fun atmosphere, a place to drink or guzzle wine perhaps rather than to taste or appreciate or it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced food
    SXLover
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Food and wine are great, but appetizers are way overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was really good and
    Barbi
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    The food was really good and the menu was varied with many nice choices especially for small plates. We sat on a picnic bench which is not what I expected but I had never been there. They were not too uncomfortable. I think it is a great spot for wine, music and good small plates, very casual.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Great service, food, wine and fun! I heartily recommend The Tasting Room to anyone, anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect night
    Bejai
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    The Tasting Room is a little piece of heaven. My guest(s) and I really enjoyed the evening. From the time we walked through the door customer service was on point. If your looking for great ambiance, customer service, amazing wine and friendly/fabulous entertainment. I highly recommend this venue! Kristine Mills performance was flawless.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly Good Food
    BusinessPlanner
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    i was surprised at the noise level when walking into this restaurant. They placed our party in a private dining room which was perfect for my business guests. The waiter was very anxious to take our drink orders and then asked me for a credit card to keep the tab open. We asked him for another menu. I made a dinner reservation and did not expect to provide my credit card before I ordered dinner. The pork chops were excellent.. My recommendation - dine at the City Center location.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not about the food
    luvniceplacesVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Wine list was great. Food is pricey and small portions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't go on Monday nights.
    wyoboyVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Don't go on Monday nights. The place was empty. I had to go find the waiter any time we needed something. The food tasted like it had been cooked that morning and they just warmed it up for us that evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went to see Pete Scafidi
    Suzie467VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    good time good times!! GREAT MUSIC and Great food and Wine!! We enjoyed ourselves immensly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    Ginger
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Enjoyed the glass of wine I ordered. If a place has great wine, I would assume it had great food as well but it was nothing special. I also didn't understand the casual-ness of the numbers placed on the table for the food to be brought out. If I'm paying over $20 for a glass of wine I don't want to feel like I'm at whataburger waiting for my number to be called.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice place
    biglexxo
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Great atmosphere and nice live music definitely sets the tone. Very romantic lighting as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sad
    KPopeVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    I have went to the Uptown TTR a few times and I find it hard to keep returning. Service is bad! it takes a long time to get drinks and if you get one you may never receive the second! if you order food it comes out wrong, cold or never comes out at all! I have phoned and left a few voice mails asking to speak to management and have never had a call back!! Yet!!! there is a lot better places around the Galleria/Houston area to spend my money on and get better service, food and Drink!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    joanie
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    I had the stuffed quail, which was very good. My husband had the pork chop, which was excellent - very moist and well seasoned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.