Vallone's

Vallone's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://valloneshouston.com/
  • Phone: 7133956100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tony Vallone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is available through our sister company, Tony's Catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Vallone"s has a private dining room that is a dividable space, can seat up to 160. Divided the Broiler Room seats approximately 36 and the Meritage Room seats approximately 120. Both Rooms are available for Lunch or Dinner and can be booked a year in advance. Lunch menus start at $22 per person and Dinner at $58 per person.
  • Private Party Contact: Annie Balest 713-395-6100x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-10 just South
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet.
A word from Vallone's
Since it opened in late 2013, Vallone's has quickly become one of Houston's top lunch, dinner, and happy hour destinations.

Tony Vallone's Americana-inspired menu features some of his favorite dishes from the American culinary tradition, from French Onion Soup and the "Tex" — two cheese enchiladas served with a center-cut filet — to Baked Alaska and housemade Cotton Candy (even the vanilla wafers for his banana pudding are baked in-house).

Of course, Tony's signature pastas and the 55-day-aged steaks are also stars of the show in his cozy, fireplace-lit dining room.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Vallone's reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)notable wine list (44)fit for foodies (37)romantic (35)neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (22)great for lunch (20)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (11)great for brunch (7)late-night find (7)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had a variety of offerings from the menu and enjoyed everything!! The restaurant is a steak house, but they clearly can produce any kind of food at a very high level. We will be going back.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Shirley
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Vallone's is a fabulous restaurant. Beautiful decor - love the wine display! Friendly staff. And delicious food. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and they brought out our dessert with Happy Birthday on the plate and a sparkler. They also added a beautiful cotton candy in a wine glass. Wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    love2eat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Visited on Saturday evening. The restaurant was not very crowded so noise was not an issue. The service was very good and they had some reasonably priced wines on the menu. The consensus among the 4 of us was that the food was just OK - a bit of a mixed bag. The shrimp appetizer was good, but the Caesar salad had too much dressing. Two of us had the short rib, which was very, very salty. The halibut special was good, but a little overdone. The ravioli stuffed with short rib was good and the Mac 'n Cheese was delicious. The lemon meringue pie was very good, but still partially frozen when we got it. Overall, we expected a higher quality food experience from a trusted name in restaurants.
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  • AMAZING SERVICE
    NewYorker
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I had my birthday dinner on the 10th of October and the service was amazing, I have never felt such warm and genuine service from any hospitality establishment in the state of Texas. The entire staff from the hostess to the wait staff and managers paid special attention to everyone at the table and greeted me by name, I was pleasantly surprised. My friends all traveled to Houston just for my birthday dinner and it was easy to find, convenient parking and the food was delicious. I am not from Houston but I work for the largest management in the US and will reccommend Vallones for all of our corporate events, my friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, waiter needs replacing
    Jordan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was generally very good, but pricy. Waiter paid no attention to our request that fish not be overcooked and seemed miffed by our request and insistence that wine be decanted. Wines were xlnt. Waiters need to pay attention to customers or find something else to do for a living.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business lunch
    Lunchanyone
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    For a steak house, there were a lot of other options on the menu, which I liked. At my table, one of us had the steak salad, cooked perfectly, another had a halibut special, light and delicate, and I had the braised short rib special - incredible. So tender and flavorful. We started with tuna tartare, which was delicate in flavor, not coated in wasabi and soy, a good cool starter. The sourdough bread is really good, but there are tiny sea salt crystals baked in, and you get a salty surprise every tenth chew or so. Some may not like it. For dessert we split the apple pie, which was like a whole deep-dish apple pie about 7 inches across. Service was great. I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Vallone's
    DocTurkVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was our first meal at Vallone's and it was memorable...great food, excellent service and a comfortable dining room. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Place for dining
    netwayVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We decided to try Vallone's since it was new to our area. We knew it would be expensive, but were a bit surprised that it was as expensive as it was. Food is delicious, service was good. If I had to critique anything, it would be the lighting. When I asked the waiter if he had a flashlight to see the wine list, he told me most customers use their IPhones. I guess that should be a sign to them that it is too dark, if people need outside light to see the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always!
    FoodieFriendVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had such a nice evening, great date night! The sea bass is absolutely one of my favorites and we loved the soft shell crab special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TTEEvo
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Foods too salty, from appetizers to main courses. Not recommend food at all. Our waiters was great, very professional but the hostress was rude and her skirt was not appropriate for the restaurant. Love the view tho and very romantic.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great
    eatout
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The reservation was for 7:30, which we sat at 7:30. We were finally served our meal a little after 9:30. The food was great but the wait for service was a little too much. We weren't the only ones waiting and it wasn't even packed for a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Guest
    Bdaygirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Extremely disappointing experience! From the ambiance to the food to the service, all are in great need of improvement! Ambiance is very stale, cold and faces the mall (the shades are even open to get a great view of a mall parking lot); the server NEVER asked why we were dining and if there was a special guest and we had to make EVERY request from water to napkins to food; the food was horrible....wedge salad was not a wedge but slices of iceberg drowning in blue cheese "sauce"; the brussel sprouts were so overcooked they were caramelized and all of the steaks were bland and served COLD!!!! And after receiving our tab totaling over $400 we were escorted from the dining room because they were needing to close at 10pm on a Sat night!
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  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Do not go hungry. I received 14 miniature raviolini's. My business associate had the salmon that was extremely dry. Hopefully dinner is better because I will not be taking clients there again. Ever.
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  • Dry aged steak was disappointing
    steaklover
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The appetizers, dessert were excellent, sea bass, salmon, the a la carte cauliflower and brussels sprouts were outstanding, best in town in respect to other steak houses of this class. The dry aged NY strip was disappointing. The steak came out with good "marks" on it but looked dry which my wife made the the first comment on the steak. While it was medium rare, it laced moistness, tenderness and most of all flavor for a dry aged. If cooked at home, I would have called it a select cut. I have grilled, pan fried prime cut strip that were much much better. I did comment to the waiter, but didn't want to make a scene with my guests In retrospect, for an expensive steak, I should have sent it back. This wasn't a prime cut steak.
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  • Disappointing
    JohnS
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Since we love Tony's, we were hoping for a similar experience at Vallone's. Unfortunately, it's not in the same league. While the ambiance is pleasant and sophisticated, some of the dishes themselves fell short: the appetizer meat balls were too salty, as was the Caesar salad, the red snapper was a tad on the dry side, and the bar drinks were inconsistent, as if the bartender was following a different recipe each time for the same drink. Otherwise the food was unremarkable; nothing we tried left us swooning like some of the dishes at Tony's. This is based on only one visit, but it was enough that we won't return. Finally, the service was attentive, but overpowering. Too many people coming to our table asking if everything was ok.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HRWDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent service! Delicious appetizers (tuna, quail) and soup in addition to the main course!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly & First Class
    SalesCowboy
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I take clients to lunch and or dinner several times a week. Vallones is fast becoming a favorite of mine for their service, quality of food and hospitality. It's a beautiful restaurant experience without feeling pretentious. The owner, Scott, seems to always be there and is very involved in delivering a great experience for all that darken his door. This is the kind of place that will become a Houston mainstay for years to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    goingon17
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great Tex dinner with hubby for 16th wedding anniversary
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for lunch
    HoustonEaterVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Although it is good food, unless you get the lunch special it is more expensive than it is good. Nice location, good service, good food, just pricey.
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  • Fan_Freakin_Tasta_Licious
    SeeFoodDiet
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Was thrilled at menu and service. Will always go if for nothing less than the french onion soup (meat, sides and apple pie were terriffic too and will certainly have them again as well).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DonB
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was not as expected. I was very disappointed as I had high expectation from a restaurant from a good reputation family. restaurant was loud.
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  • Expensive but a great experience
    heatherswift
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It's super pricey, but the service we received (Dale was our waiter) was out of this world. The food was delicious and the ambiance is amazing.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Ok for HRW
    APHoustonVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was very good, almost intrusive. Had my water glass filled 15 times or so. We had the corn ravioli, which was very good, then the short rib tortollini. It was very rich and heavy. Finished with banana pudding, just ok. It's more of a business dinner place, kinda stuffy. Just not blown away.
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  • Great Ambiance, Menu OK
    eatoutalot
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My wife and I went to Vallone's for our 9th anniversary. We go to a lot of restaurants and based on the press we had high expectations. The ambiance is pretty posh. We enjoyed sitting in the bar area before our dinner reservation. Drinks prices were medium to high as expected but not too high which was good. My wife loved her special cocktail. Moving to the dining room, again nice atmosphere, servers were pleasant but a little slow. They try to push steaks with their steak rack even though they have seafood, and other meats dishes. I order crab stuffed shrimp which when came out was 3 large (what they thought was large) shrimps. I left hungry. We would definitely go back to grab some drinks and apps during happy hour.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very LOUD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Nice place but entirely too loud. Food was very good and not too pricy. Twice we asked for the music level to be turned down. Service a bit slow except for water, a refill after every sip!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll have the usual!
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is the kind of service and food prep you expect from a "Tony's" establishment. We'll be back!
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience!!
    LoveMyFood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was absolutely wonderful!! The staff was helpful & knowledgeable. It was a very special birthday treat for my husband.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    sydneyandme
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had not dined at Vallone's before and decided to give it a try during Houston Restaurant Week. We only able to obtain a 6:00pm reservation for Friday night and booked that. I called back to the restaurant about 4:30 to see if something later had opened up. The receptionist was very nice and put me on hold to see what could be done; she came back to the phone and said we eat at 7:00 in the Bistro if we didn't mind not being in the main dining room. We accepted that and had a lovely evening; the Bistro is small and much more quiet than the main room, but the menu is the same. We had a very attentive waiter who was knowledgeable about the items on the menu, but did not hover over us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Lunch!
    HoustonBuyersVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    What a great place to have a business lunch. I made reservations for 1:30pm and the restaurant was not busy, which was great to have a business conversation in a low noise environment. The food was amazing! I ordered the sirloin and my guest the grilled fish; which both were prepared to perfection, the salad had the right amount of seasoning, not more and not less, just perfect. Service was slow, it took forever to get our entrees...not sure why so slow, however the staff was attentive and friendly. I can't wait to try it for dinner. Certainly in my list of places to have a great lunch. Parking and finding it, not so good, but who cares, the lunch was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great dining experience. Wonderful food. Lovely decor and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    onecarmaniac
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I took a friend to Vallone's to celebrate her birthday. We loved the design of the dining room, and wine room. The service was really great, and had several waiters and what appeared to be a manager always coming by to make sure we were ok. The bone-in filet was the best steak I ever had, all the food was really well seasoned, and very tasty. They have an incredible wine list, and our waiter chose a nice cabernet that we enjoyed. It was pricey, but in the end it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • West Houston Dining
    6Diners
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We came for Restaurant Week and chose from that menu which was good. So nice to know there is another great restaurant in our area. The restaurant is spacious and the decor very pleasing. Although it was a fairly busy evening, we could easily have conversation with our friends. The booths are very comfortable...I will request that again. Service was exemplary. We will definitely be returning to Vallone's.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • KB's take
    KeithVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very nice upscale vibe without being overbearing. Great lunch menu. Excellent wait-staff and service. Recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • really enjoyed it
    mrsoul
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Reception was very friendly. The restaurant is new and very nicely decorated and comfortable. Wine list was quite good. Note that the one in blue print are special selections from the sommelier. Service was well done without being overbearing. Food presentation was good. The cheddar potatoes and onion rings sides were tasty. The cream-less creamed spinach" was a bit of a miss for us. Steaks were done to order. With all the steak places in Houston i would recommend this one. The location is near several other steak places so i sure hope they develop a following. We went on a Tuesday night and they were pretty busy. Lastly there is free parking on the deck right over the restaurant but it isn't real clear where this is.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the place
    CEG1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were a big group and everything was amazing. The restaurant itself is wonderful, loved the decoration and little design details. The entrance is breathtaking! The bar tenders were very nice and our server very patient. The place makes you feel comfortable and it's elegant at the same time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out with friends
    TX2NY
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was great and the food was even better. The 55 day dry aged bone-in ribeye may have been the best steak I've eaten in Houston. My only regreat was not saving room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadielady
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Hip place - Nice service - Nice food We dined on the 4 course meal - nice choices. We had a birthday celebration and they brought out a cotton candy in a wine glass with a sparkler in it - Very cute! Love the 30 feet wine room!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HRW
    Zuty
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had the HRW menu and were not disappointed. The service was great, food was delicious. Will go back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Excellent service
    Celebration
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The entire staff was very accommodating. Our waiter was very personable and knowledgable. We had the restaurant weeks menu, and all had something different. Everything was excellent. It was our anniversary, and the waiter had this acknowledged on my husband's dessert. We will definitely return to Vallone's.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Houston Restaurant Week
    lovedining
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The restaurant was good the reason I gave it 4 stars only is because my tortellini was a little under cook to where it was hard at the bottom. Also for my husband's beef tips they cook them rare which he hates. We just didn't think to tell them because every restaurant usually ask so we just forgot. But the service was great the manager was outstanding came and spoke with us a few times.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.