Food good, service notAfter hearing mixed reviews on this restaurant, my husband and I decided to give it a try. For some reason, they had us reserved for the patio...considering it was 97 degrees outside, this was not what we reserved. So, they put us at a nice little table by the bar which was fine. We were pleasantly surprised by the food. The service was not good though. Anytime we needed something (even to order food), we had to flag down the waiter. This may have been because we were in the bar area and we got a different crew? Not sure, but it's worth a visit if you've been considering it.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNot quite as good as usual.....While the ambience and service were outstanding, my food was below par. I ordered the beef short ribs, which I had dined on during lunch on several occasions. The dinner portion, while much bigger than the lunch portion, did not have the same melt in your mouth texture that I had come to expect. I was disappointed, but will hope it was only an isolated incident. One of my dinner guests chose the sea bass, which was excellent!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favourites in Houston.One of my favourites in Houston. Consistently good with some of the best service you will find. Every person I have sent along to Up has raved about it.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial PlaceWe went to Up to celebrate our anniversary. The atmosphere was quiet, which allowed us to have a relaxing conversation. The wait staff was very helpful and prompt. The food was amazing. The steak I had was perfectly cooked and the beef short ribs my wife had were also amazing. The rest of the food was top notch. We will definitely be back again.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst dateMenu has many options so allows for you and your date to choose a large selection. Go close to dusk so that you can enjoy the transition as the lights come on, creates a very romantic setting. Wonderful wine list and cocktails to select from.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!If you haven't been here, you need to try it! It's very chic and there is something for everyone on the menu.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting and varied menuUp has a great location and being on the third floor has a great view of night lights from the Galleria area to downtown. The menu is interesting in that there are "new" twists on old favorites and a good variety of options. Delicious sharable deserts. Service was impeccable.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA gemBest Restaurant in Houston. Really genuinely enjoyed it, strong food, wine list and effortlessly elegant atmosphere.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMUPAwesome 3 course lunch with my best friend. Texas size macaroons were unbelievable !!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat surprise!!Have been to Up several times..,outstanding every time.excellent service, friendly and relaxed.. My new favorite!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for the Mohters Day brunch.Went for the Mohters Day brunch. Service was excellent. Set menu with good choices, bit limited but very good. Unlimited, complimentary champagne and mimosa. Includes coffee and sweets. Sat outside nice view and comfortable.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great service.Great food and great service. Will definitely go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWill definitely be returning againThis was my second time at Up, and I will absolutely be going back again and again. I went for lunch and had the Prix Fixe Business Lunch, and the amount and quality of the food you get for the price is outstanding. Obviously it is a bit too pricey for everyday eating, but for a special occasion, a business lunch or just to treat yourself, it is well worth it! The service is great, the food is amazing and during lunchtime it is very quiet. I have not been for dinner, but do intend to go back some night soon!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest ServiceThe main reason I keep returning to Up is because of the impeccable service and attitude exuded by ALL the staff. I've never had a bad experience. From the moment you walk in the door, the hostess is fantastic, personable and engaging. The service team does an outstanding job of being there - when they need to be there. I've been in the restaurant industry for over 15 years (corporate side) and I've always prided myself on giving credit when credit's due - you must experience this restaurant. Oh, and the food is fantastic! Love the selections; enough variety for any foodie.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe perfect night!Have been to Up many times and it continues to be one of my absolute FAVORITES in the city! The food and service are EXCEPTIONAL. The decor is beautiful and very chic. It is VERY impressive on all levels.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best recent diningOne of the best recent dining experiences that we've had in Houston!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!!!Atomosphere exudes class, and, intimacy. Excellent Twist on american meals. Great date place...4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfull place, food andWonderfull place, food and service. Highly recommended4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was super attentive,Our waiter was super attentive, not too much, just the right. I made reservations to celebrate my friend's 50th birtday. She's a school teacher & that day I wasn't aware that she had to be dressed in the theme they'd adapted to help the kids stay motivated to succeed in their standardized testing. The theme was combat ready, she had on combat boots, a camouflage skirt & orang t-shirt with the schools name written across it. She called from downstairs & said, Nikki, I didn't have time to change, are they going to let me in? I told her to come on up, it's her birthday, don't worry. She did, & was sooo self conscious about her attire. No one said a thing, & she had a really nice time. The food was great &,the view was gorgeous.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMUp ReviewWe thought the overall experience was great but the menu could use a little creativity.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistentThis was my 4th time there and again it was a great experience. The service is second only to the view of downtown.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place to celebrate!!!We went for a birthday celebration and had a great time!! This is a great place for a party and the food, service, atmosphere and view are amazing!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI will go back just becauseI will go back just because of the SERVICE but the food was delicous and the lemon tart dessert was to die for. Highly recommend for romantic setting.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. Brandon,Great experience. Brandon, our waiter, was fantastic. Not only did he know which foods to order, he really knows the wine list! Good restaurant for special occassions.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMROGEREAWe ate there on a whim based on other ratings. Food was excellent but somewhat expensive. We would eat there again anytime'3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI booked the reservation onI booked the reservation on Open Table and put in some instructions that one of the party had a birthday. I didn't think about it anymore. The place is AMAZING! Fantastic decor. Extremely rich and stylish yet very warm and welcoming. The chandelier is out of this world. Our waiter was new but was absolutely fantastic! He knew a great deal about the food and he was attentive yet unobtrusive. Then, he brought out this fabulous dessert with "Happy Birthday Michael" written on the plate in chocolate!!!! It was so thoughtful and so gratifying that they remembered and paid attention to the notes in the reservation. AND the dessert was to die for. Then Oscar stopped by and introduced himself! TOP of my list going forward.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service always made sureGood service always made sure wine glasses and water was filled up and plates cleared and arriving timely. The duck lettuce wraps were the best item we had at dinner when we ate.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMStill one of my favorite restaurantBeen here a couple a times now and I have to say I have yet to be dissapointed. The service was spectacular as always. I never feel that I'm been rushed or the server is hovering over us. I would recommend the crispy sprouts and artichoke hearts as an appetizer. AS an entree the seabass and short ribs are exceptional. Perfect patio scenery.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been several times--Have been several times-- food is always outstanding as well as the service-- very attentive without hovering. This trip was to try the Monday night chef special-- Buttermilk fried chicken and waffles.. The crust was crispy not at all greasy, and the chicken was tender and flavorable. One entree consisted of 4 pieces of chicken-- everyone took home chicken leftovers. Also notable was the tortilla soup and the Brussels sprout/artichoke appetizers. The view is wonderful and the outdoor patio would be perfect to celebrate special occasion.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI went to Up with a date thatI went to Up with a date that was from out of town. Brandon, our waiter was 5 star; and the service was excellent. The food was delicious and my out of town guest loved the ambiance, the food and the beautiful chandelier. We had brussel sprouts and a crab cake to begin, and then he had the duck and I had the lamb. Followed by a little cheesecake and each had a bite. We had a beautiful red wine to go with it that was perfect. Absolutely delicious! Great!!!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food great venue...Wonderful food great venue... Nice place for lunch with the girls or a romantic evening with your significant other.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, service, and surroundingsThe food, service, and surroundings were all superb. My wife wife and I ordered four dishes (one appetizer and entree by each of us), and every dish was outstanding. The staff was courteous, attentive. Our particular waiter was also completely knowledgeable about the menu and especially helpful with suggestions when we asked. This is a wonderful destination/special occasion restaurant and a great choice for guests from out of town who like fine dining.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHoustonThey had the terrace dining open and it was a glorius evening. The wait staff was better than previous visits (and those were very good). IMHO the food is the best in Houston. Absolutely true world class dining.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMwowwe had a very nice time here. my friends were quite impressed. when they turned the corner from the entry to the bar area, I could see them mouth the word 'wow!'. as the evening progressed & the sun set the lighting in bar/restaurant really began to sparkle.
the service was great...nice & friendly. the menu had a nice selection, but not one of the 10 page things that makes me crazy.
wine selection was nice also.
we all enjoyed ourselves. we were there over three hours...never once did we feel rushed.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM