1600 Bar + Grille

3.5
105 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
1600 Bar + Grille, downtown Houston’s upscale casual dining restaurant, brings farm-fresh ingredients to the menu for a just-picked flavor. Featuring locally-sourced seasonal fresh produce, plus Certified Angus Beef and Gulf seafood dishes prepared from scratch to guarantee farm-to-fork freshness. Located lobby-level, Hilton Americas-Houston, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a Texas flair.
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Sun 9:30AM - 11:00AM 12:00PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Fri 9:30AM - 11:00AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM
Sat 9:30AM - 11:00AM 12:00PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM

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Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good but the service was some of the best I have ever received. I would dine there again in a heart beat.

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B
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

salmon came out cold, no time to recook before going to concert.

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DT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch was outstanding. Great service. Staff made it very special and lots of wonderful food choices.

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E
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience. The restaurant is in the Lobby of the hotel...so lots of activity and varied style of dress.

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

While the ambiance and service were good, the pricing is really high and the food was just okay. There are much better restaurants close by with awesome food, huge servings, and better selections to meet most dining needs. If this is the only place available due to convention or large event, then you should be okay.

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CC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We attempted to dine at 1600 Bar + Grille before an event at Toyota Center. Our reservation was 1.5 prior to the event and we arrived on time. We were seated promptly. Our waitress initially arrived quickly with waters and to take our beverage order. However, after we placed our food order she disappeared. We waited 45 minutes for our food order, never had a refill on our water, and were ignored by several other waitstaff. Unfortunately we had to leave without eating. After informing management we were told that we shouldn't have ordered off the menu, but should have had the buffet instead. We were never told about a buffet, but for the $$ price and reviews of this restaurant, we would not have wanted to spend $30 on a buffet anyhow. Hope you have better luck if you try this place out.

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 4

The best service came from the manager. He was great!

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KW
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We arrived an hour and a half before our show thinking it was plenty of time. Think again! We ended up leaving at 7:40 without having eaten a thing. Our waiter came to us 40 minutes after we ordered to say the kitchen was backed up. We let him know our time constraint and he disappeared and we never saw him again. All around us people came and were served. We didn’t even get a breadstick. Never going back.

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w
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My daughter and I ate here prior to attending a concert at Toyota Center. They had a buffet which was quick, easy and varied. Food was good, service was decent, can't complain. Best thing, this restaurant was within walking distance of Toyota Center! Would definitely consider dining here again next time. Restaurant is in the hotel lobby so there is a lot of commotion going on ... we had reservations so were seated right away, folks walking in without reservations were told they would have a 30 minute wait.

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C
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The buffet was nice . The poor waitress kept checking in my drink and apologizing. The bar was very slow

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m
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

So very disappointing with our experience last night!
It was apparent the restaurant was not prepared with the large crowd that came for dinner before a concert at the Toyota center. Our party of 6 was there for over an hour and a half. Appetizers were the only food we saw.
I felt bad for the service staff who were trying to do their best but the kitchen was not keeping up.

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b
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional meal and service before our event at the Toyota Center.

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CM
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the buffet. The desserts were okay but the man n dishes were very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant manager David Tinsley was awesome!!!

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AM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great environment.

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Much better experience this time. Service was timely. Food was better than the average hotel dining room. We come to stay overnight at the Hilton and eat here before concerts we are attending at Toyota Center.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

This is just what you would expect from a hotel lobby restaurant. Absolutely nothing great. Food was mediocre and very small portions. Spent almost $200 on an appetizer, dinner and two drinks each for 2 people.

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TS
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Hostess stand was great. Table servers were awful. The servers provided no value at all. Had to ask buss staff for refills, straws etc. was very surprised with such poor servers at such a nice restaurant.

The hostess’s were friendly and very helpful. The buss staff was great as well.

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KD
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Definitely not worth the price. Very expensive for quality that is barely a step above Motel 6 continental breakfast.

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IP
Houston
131 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy new year.
Great spot to connect and do business over eggs and coffee

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VM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the Christmas Breakfast Buffett.
Good food and professional staff. Wide choice if healthy options. Thank you!

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A
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for breakfast with Santa and we had a great time. I can’t wait to do this again next year.

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F
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Annual Christmas Dinner and Show

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very busy because of concert goers. To be expected (but apparently not by hotel because service was very slow). Would think they would have more staff on hand to accommodate the pre-concert rush.

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T
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible especially at the buffet. We were seated near the buffet and we could see when no one was at the table to serve the beef many times. Ran out of salad and no one was checking . Makes you wonder if things are kept well and temperatures ok for food quality.

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JJ
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had dinner there before the Elton John concert. We all had the buffet & it was delicious. Lots of choices!

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve eaten here twice recently. The Sunday brunch is AMAZING! Tons of choices and all delicious. I also had a light dinner here and really enjoyed the citrus salad. It was very fresh with very sweet fruit. Perfect.

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving Dinnwr

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n
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Thanksgiving Day Brunch in Houston. We've done it twice and the food is unbelievable. This year my brother and nephew were in town so we all went. Everything is top notch. Service is impeccable. They have the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and sides with prime rib as well. Then they have a huge breakfast buffet with EVERYTHING you can imagine including an omelet bar. A HUGE fresh seafood bar with fresh jumbo shrimp, king crab, Crab Eggs Benedict, oysters, lobster, baked and smoked salmon, etc. The desserts are amazing. The drinks are incredible.... I love the mimosas! At $54.95 per person the price is actually quite reasonable for the quality and choices of food and drink available. Definitely give it a try if you don't want to cook. You won't have the traditional leftovers but you won't need them anyway. We ate at 1pm and I still wasn't hungry until the next afternoon.

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food very good service. We have gone to the Thanksgiving Buffet numerous times, and it is always a great experience.

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good service food was ok nothing special

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MB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service! Kitchen was a little slow but the manager and the server took care of us. The braised short rib Mac n Cheese is AMAZING!!! Plenty for two to share with an appetizer!

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TS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful attentive staff , great food and quiet. Perfect for business lunch or meeting.

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SJ
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We decided to try 1600 since it was close to the Toyota Center and we were going to an event afterward. We arrived at 5pm, just as the restaurant was opening for dinner. We had intended to order from the menu, but opted for the buffet. It was a fresh selection(since it was early) and a nice variety of food offering from bread to salads, to fruits, to entree, to the desserts. Nothing sexy here, just good food in a nice quiet atmosphere. Remember, it was early in the evening so it may become more energetic later as it gets a little more crowded. We would return again and can recommend. The buffet was $24.95 per person that evening.

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KG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food great service sucked. Manager was kind when I complained and they comped the meals. Food excellent and I would return.

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, Customer Service, and Cuisine was phenomenalKeep up the outstanding service

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Breakfast buffet had fresh fruit. Custom omelette had just the right amount of egg. And appreciated the bottomless coffee.

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KW
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We came here prior to a concert. I had made reservations on Open Table, with supposedly the only time available being 5:00 which was pretty early. We were the only ones dining for at least an hour!
It was a Saturday and there was a buffet dinner that proved to be a good deal for what we got but it wasn’t the fine dining experience I was looking forward to.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Awesome bone in Ribeye and Mac n cheese, worth the wait.

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BE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service - It was "all-hands-on deck" as it was Rockets and Warriors game night.

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