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  • Address:
    947 Gessner Suite 100
    Gateway Memorial City
    Houston, TX 77024
    West Side
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Vallone's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://valloneshouston.com/
  • Phone: (713) 395-6100
  • 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: American, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian
  • 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) 922-2605

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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Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, great atmosphere, but service, although good, was not great. When I reached for the decanter to refill our wine glasees, I thought our waiter was going to break his neck to reach our table quickly to make the pour for us. That did not cause him to keep a closer eye, as I consistently had to perform that function."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Loved our experience at Vallone's! Stellar service from Gigi kept up with our needs without being cloying. Nice leisurely dinner. Never lacked for anything. Delicious food with lots of price point options. Order the cauliflower. Was even tastier the next day as a take home treat, believe it or not. Gorgeous setting. One of the best Old-Fashioneds I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Will fast become a new fave."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I recently enjoyed lunch with a friend at Vallones. We opted for the two course lunch for $18. My arugula salad and my salmon entree were both delicious! My friend raved about the mushroom soup and the steak salad. Service was attentive and prompt. The restaurant was busy, but not too noisy. Lovely place to chat over lunch. I can't wait to go for dinner!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Good food. We ordered the chili and chicken salad. The coconut snowball cake was fantastic! Service was good but slow. Hostesses were professional and friendly."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This was our first time. As it was Sunday there were few tables occupied during our visit. We had well-prepared martinis to start, followed by salads. Vallone's interpretation of the wedge was interesting: a small cup-like bed of lettuce filled with diced veggies and the sauce. Unique, tasty, but probably not worth the $10 price tag. The Summer Salad was delightful. We both had rare steaks - a filet and a ribeye - done properly, along with a Brussel sprout side that was rich and flavorful. Coconut cake was our dessert. Price aside, it would be hard to find any fault with the food and its prep. Our waitress and the staff were friendly and accommodating. This is just what you want for a special night out: no hassles, just enjoyment."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was my second visit. First time was lunch which was excellent. I had the salmon with creamed squash. My husband and I went for dinner. We were hoping the Caesar salad would be from scratch. It was the usual creamy bottled dressing with too much cheese. No anchovies to be found! The filet was tender, but had too much salt. The glazed cauliflower was delicious. The sourdough bread warm and crispy. The noise level was good, which is a big plus these days. All and all the restaurant was great. We would go again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food is very very good. Steaks, pastas, lamb, seafood and enchiladas. Nice size side dishes. Make sure you request a booth instead of a table. Best seats are the booths."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "pricy but great! the executive lunch menu is outstanding. watch out though: off the lunch menu is delicious but pricy!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Our meal and service was excellent. A small freshly baked sourdough loaf is brought to the table which is delicious. We both ordered the 8oz filet mignon and the brussel sprouts and the truffle mac and cheese to share as sides. Everything was excellent. The steaks were cooked perfectly and truly were some of the best we've eaten in Houston. The side dishes were also outstanding. The wine list is also exceptional. The only downfall is the ambience. At 8:30 on a Friday night the restaurant was barely half full and the lighting was just too bright. I'm not sure how the ambience can be corrected - it's almost as if the ceilings are too soaring..."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We both enjoyed our meals very much. Vinnie provided wonderful service, too. Try the chocolate tower for desert! The only thing I could fault was the (IMO) cheesy placemats on the table."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food and service exceeded my expectations. So much thought went into this fabulous place from the ambiance, decor, menu, service, etc. A steakhouse but so much more. Unique tastes and food pairings. The special cocktail menu had some awesome drinks. Extremely attentive service and our server Gigi was amazing. The Tex was an unusual pairing with a filet and cheese enchiladas. Fantastic. The steaks were seasoned to perfection and melt in your mouth perfect. This place is about quality uniquely prepared food with sufficient portions. The green beans with sherry were a treat and the seabass was a great selection. Save room for the lemon merengue pie -not too sweet!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We do not live in the area but were going to be out that way and had heard great things about Vallone's. Glad we reserved a table. There were two of us and we had a filet and the cheesy potato's. We drank cocktails. They had a great selection of liquor. The Velvet Revolver (vodka) cocktail was refreshing. The service was great. I loved our food, the meat was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the steak and side dishes we ordered (Brussels sprouts and truffle mac and cheese). This restaurant had a nice noise level - we could hear each other and have a nice conversation without feeling like we had to yell or whisper."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was excellent, as was the service. BUT, on a Friday night, bar and restaurant empty. By 8am, at most, only 7 tables full in the whole restaurant. It is VERY expensive and that may be keeping people away. I don't see how this restaurant will stay open much longer!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed an early father's Day dinner at Vallone's. Our waiter was knowledgeable about every dish and answered all of our questions. We had a wonderful mid price wine and the steak s were perfect. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I know this place is a steakhouse but I have found very excellent seafood options at higher end steakhouse. We ordered the fish special and it was overcooked and dry. The service was great and they didn't charge us and offered another menu item; however, the food was so average and we decided to pass. Not sure if we would go back unless we are having steak."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We've heard that they had some problems at start up when their chef bugged out on them right before Valentine's Day so some people's view may be skewed because of that. However, we've had nothing but excellent meals and service here no matter if it's dinner, lunch or happy hour. We recently had a leisurely lunch with friends and it was great to not feel rushed. Both the wives had different kinds of salads that they really enjoyed and were ample in size. My friend and I had the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and it was perfect and quite filling for a luncheon meal. It's also a great bargain at around $10. We've been visiting Vallone's about once a week and plan on visiting often in the future."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I expected more from a Vallone restaurant. When we go there the hostess had not paid any attention to our request for table location to be away from doors or waiter stands and took us to a table right near a waiter stand even though many other tables were available. Upon being directed she sat us at another table. The waitstaff in general seemed bored and uninterested in their jobs and went about them robotically. The food was unremarkable and unimaginatively presented but very expensive."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This newest Vallone's restaurant is truly supurb. The restaurnt's design, layout and decor are very warm and welcoming. And, then there's the food and service, which Vallone's takes to another level. The menu is fantastic! The lump crab meat appetizer and kale salad were scrumptous. Our steaks were sublime, wonderfuly flavorfula and perfectly cooked. The service is also "just right." Alfonso was there when we needed him, but otherwise left us to enjhoy our anniversary dinner. Chuck made a great impression; he's welcoming, gracious and knowledgeable. Three cheers for Vallone's food, service and ambiance! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Had dinner here with friends on my birthday when Vallone's had only been open a short while. Barely got reservations & it was very crowded. Husband came back & brought important clients soon after. Mostly recently brought a good friend in for dinner. Drinks are incredible. Service staff is impeccable. The food & desserts are to die for. Can't wait for next occasion to return. Anything Tony Vallone touches is a have to go there place. You know the service & food will always be top notch."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Vallone's as it is one of our favorites! Delicious food choices, fabulous service and great atmosphere. The staff made us feel like we were the only table in the place! The hand crafted cocktails kept us coming back for more! You MUST get the peanut butter cake for dessert. Save room, trust me! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant is not up to Tony Vallone's usual standards. I have eaten there three times since they opened. The décor and atmosphere are fine but the food and the service are just not quite up to what you come to expect at a Vallone restaurant. It definitely is not one of the city's elite. I also noticed one of the guests dressed in shorts and tennis shoes in an otherwise well dressed clientele. I really don't care to sit next to some slouch while eating a $50.00 steak. It just kind of ruins the moment. Three stars are the most it rates."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We have been to Vallone's twice for special occasions! The service, food and atmosphere were perfect both times. We will definitely go there again!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great first visit! The food was great and our server Gigi took really good care of us! The bartender won kudos point with the blueberry lemonade made with cotton candy. Yes-- cotton candy!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was my third visit and it was as good as the first. The food excellent. Service was good, not rushed. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My mom, Houstonian gone Dallasite, was in town & we wanted to treat her to a special dinner for Mother's Day. For such occasions we usually go to Brennan's, but we heard Vallone's had a good steak menu, so we decided to try it out. It was just that...good. The servings sizes were so large they disgusted me a bit. We took some food home, but I'd rather eat a smaller, less pricey meal at the restaurant than pay more to end up with leftovers. While we enjoyed the knowledgeable waitstaff & steaks, it was no Brennan's. Offer smaller portions at a corresponding price with improved flavor & we will be glad to give Vallone's another try! However, I picked up the southern fried chicken salad for lunch a few weeks ago & loved that! Great bread too:)"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food but disappointing service. Highly inexperienced waitstaff always serving wrong entrée to wrong guest, asking who ordered what, food a little off-temp. No asking whether we wanted any sides to accompany the main dishes, etc. Drinks took forever. Ordering a glass of house merlot or cab resulted in a ten minute wait after which the server would bring the bottle and require a tasting, then proceed to serve - way too complicated and lengthy for house wine. Head waiter/manager seemed overwhelmed - sweaty, even though restaurant was not half full. Overall, very nice décor and ambiance. Will be a nice place once the service gets up to par...."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It seems to provide more quantity than quality on both food and service. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had been here a couple of times before for a group luncheon and my wife and a friend had been here for lunch before and had enjoyed everything that we had ordered. However, Mother's Day lunch was even better though we don't know how that was possible. My wife had the wedge salad to start with blue cheese dressing and chunky has bits on the top. I had the tuna tartare to start and it was the best tuna I have ever tasted. I had the simply grilled red snapper which was large and perfectly grilled. My wife ordered the crab cake benedict which she loved. Service was excellent and the meal was served hot the way it should be. We're sorry that some other reviewers do not seem to have a great experience here - we certainly have!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The occasion was a Saturday evening dinner out in celebration of Mother's Day because Mom had a plane to catch Sunday. We had been looking for an opportunity to try Vallone's restaurant on I-10 and Gessner. Tony Vallone's reputation as a "restauranteur" is impeccable so we were a little surprised to find some of the early reviews on this newest offering were only 3 stars, but we decided to see for ourselves. Our review is a unanimous "easy 4 star" if not a five. Our daughter ordered the small filet mignon with a side of "mac n cheese with truffle sauce", Mom had the grilled snapper and I had the lamb chops. We topped off the meal with a shared slice of "mile high" lemon meringue pie. All the food was delicious and the service was great!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Selected the new Vallone spot with high anticipation, but it was nothing special - there are local spots in the Memorial area that are superior."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Four adults enjoyed a very pleasant experience while celebrating the birthday of one lady in our party. We eat out a lot and usually one of us can only say the food was okay. Not at Vallone's...we all loved the dishes we had with no less than great comments. Of our four dinners, three had delicious steaks and the fourth an awesome snapper. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Menu looked great. This time, we ordered salads (Steak and fried chicken). Not very creative or flavorful. Service was a bit hectic and not orderly. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We were not super impressed by the design of the bar area here... Very narrow and hard to hang out in as people have to walk through it to get to the restroom. One of the bartenders was less than friendly, and the photo of a yummy looking martini with a grilled pineapple on top which was on the shiny ad in my mailbox and got me to try Vallones was not on the limited coctail menu. Dinner was better, filets and pork osso bucco quite good. Service so so. Some great deals on some good wines, fun cotton candy dessert for birthdays and anniversaries! "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Did not have the experience we were hoping for...had a large party of 12 that included the client, and we were seated in the bar area at very casual table tops despite the fact that the more elegant booths (that could have accommodated our party) behind us remained empty. It seemed they were totally unprepared for our group even though the reservations were made a few weeks in advance. Sorry guys -- there are far too many choices in the Houston Memorial area for client dinners to settle for mediocrity..."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "By far our favorite steak restaurant in Houston right now. The steak was cooked perfectly! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening at Vallone's;however, we felt that it was noisy and certainly not inexpensive. The food was delicious and we would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My wife and I decided on Vallone's for our 15th Anniversary dinner. Reservations at 7:15, we arrived at 7:15 and were promptly seated at a table close to the center of the restaurant, which was half full at the time. There were plenty of busboys, waiters, a wine steward and a manager on the floor, but no one ever approached our table. We continued to watch and wait as two busboys started to take apart one of the tables next to us, watching as the wine steward AND manager approached the table in front of the fireplace to check on them, but still no water or greeting. After 15 minutes, still nothing, left and went to Kuu Sushi where we had an awesome dinner. As we walked out the door, several employees told us to have a nice night!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Seems Vallone wants to make a restaurant by name alone . We enjoy quality and don't mind paying for it. Everything is a la carte. The $40 fillet looked pitiful on a cold white plate. With only a couple other tables occupied, the noise level was over the top. The sides were almost as much as entrees at other good restaurants in town. Too many other good restaurants in town to return!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The overall experience was great. The cheeses in the salads was very fresh. Steaks was very tender."
    Dined on 4/6/2014