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Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College

4.1
4.1
206 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Eric's restaurant is located in the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, at the University of Houston's Hilton. We are a casual dining restaurant with seating for 115+ in the main dining room and bar area. We use only top quality ingredients, wonderfully prepared, at a moderate price. Our operation is unique in the sense that students from the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management are trained on a hands-on basis in the restaurant. We look
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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, International

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–1:45 pm
    Bar
    Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 743-2512

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tanner Lucas

  • Neighborhood

    University of Houston

  • Cross street

    University Dr.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary 2 hour parking in Hotel Garage with purchase of Entree in Eric's Restaurant

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Grains & Fruit

  • The Continental$12.00

    fruit cup, parfait, oatmeal, toast

    • Granola Yogurt Parfait$7.00

      Greek yogurt, granola, red berry jam, berries

      • Fruit Bowl$9.00

        cantaloupe, honey dew, pineapple, berries

        • Steel Cut Oatmeal$7.00

          brown sugar, dried cranberries, cream

          Eggs

          • All American$15.00

            2 eggs your way, bacon or sausage, red potatoes, fruit, toast

            • Omelettes Your Way$15.00

              bacon, sausage, chorizo, ham, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, jalapenos, cheddar, swiss, red potatoes, fruit, toast

              • Egg White Omelette$12.00

                spinach, mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, arugula salad

                Mains

                • Breakfast Burrito$13.00

                  flour tortillas, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, cheddar cheese, bacon, breakfast potatoes

                  • Breakfast Sandwich$12.00

                    scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar on croissant, breakfast potatoes

                    • Migas$12.00

                      scrambled eggs, chorizo, onions, green chilies, pico de gallo, corn tortilla strips, fire roasted salsa, side of corn tortillas

                      • Buttermilk Pancakes$12.00

                        3 fluffy pancakes, maple syrup, butter, fresh strawberries

                        • French Toast$12.00

                          Maple syrup, powder sugar, berries

                          Sides

                          • Two Eggs$4.00

                            • Meats$5.00

                              pork sausage, chicken apple sausage, bacon

                              • Red Potatoes$3.00

                                • Bagel, Croissant, English Muffin or Toast$4.00

                                  • Coffee, Decaf, Tea$3.00

                                    • Espresso$4.00

                                      • Milk, Juice$4.00

                                        Last updated: August 26, 2021

                                        What 206 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                        4.1
                                        4.1 based on all time ratings
                                        • 4.1Food
                                        • 4Service
                                        • 4.1Ambience
                                        • 4.2Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. TT

                                          ThisTexanTried

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 19, 2021

                                          overall2food3service2ambience4

                                          We didn’t get the chance to actually sit down and eat. We were 15-20 minutes late for our reservation. We called to tell them we were stuck in traffic. Arrived and they could only work us in. A couple left and they still didn’t budge and give us their table. We left.

                                        2. RN

                                          RNcomedyoferrors

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 6, 2021

                                          overall1food3service1ambience1

                                          I made a reservation and it was confirmed with an email. We had 7 in our party and we had a timeline. We left plenty of time. BUT, we arrived to find they don't take reservations! They did not have a table that sits 7! They did not put two table together to make a table of 7. We took two tables at two very different heights in order to make the show on time. There was 1 waitress that appeared to have worked there 30 minutes. We had to ask for menus. We had to ask her to take our order. 20 minutes later we asked for our drinks to be served. 2 minutes after our wine was served the food arrived. The food was good but unfortunately, that is the only thing this restaurant had going for it. We then had to ask for our bills and when no one returned with them we had to hunt them down so we could get out of the restaurant and to the show. I cannot recommend this experience to anyone.

                                        3. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 6, 2021

                                          overall2food1service4ambience4

                                          The service was good, they were very short staffed but we were patient. The panini was not hot The cake was very stale They just need more staff and a quality control tech

                                        4. MG

                                          MaryGibson

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 29, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Lunch was very good. Service was great! Thank you

                                          Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton CollegeResponded on October 13, 2021

                                          Thank You!!!

                                        5. MN

                                          MelissaN

                                          Houston

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on August 25, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          There are a lot of good options from a quick bite to a big meal and affordable compared to other campus dining options.

                                        6. LM

                                          LMM2

                                          New England

                                          12 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          12 reviews

                                          Dined on June 14, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Appreciate the extra precautions still being made. Good place for a business lunch.

                                        7. NC

                                          NancyC

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 4, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          If you are fortunate enough to have Jarrel as your server, your dining experience will be absolutely outstanding.

                                        8. MB

                                          MilesB

                                          Houston

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on February 7, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food was great and the service was outstanding. It was my son’s birthday and he is a UH student, so we did this for convenience. But, this turned out to be the best choice.

                                        9. CW

                                          CherishW

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 31, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We were seated quickly and everything we ordered was very tasty. We will return.

                                        10. WB

                                          WayneB

                                          Houston

                                          12 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          12 reviews

                                          Dined on January 24, 2020

                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                          This is a nice restaurant on the campus of the University of Houston. We went for lunch as we were on campus for a conference. Overall it was a good experience. When we first arrived they sat us at a tall table and one of our party was not able to get onto the high chair due to physical limitations. They were able to move us but it was to a table right by the kitchen. The service was adequate and the food was good. I would definitely eat there again if I find myself at UH. It is certainly a welcome respite from the more student centered food found elsewhere on campus. It is a little pricy, but not excessively so.

                                        11. AS

                                          AlexS

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 8, 2020

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          I always enjoy going to Eric's for lunch with colleagues. The menu has been pared down recently, but there are still a lot of good choices and the food is uniformly good. The service is very good, and it's easy to make reservations on line or over the phone.

                                        12. e

                                          eat2live

                                          Houston

                                          22 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          22 reviews

                                          Dined on October 29, 2019

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          Great place to eat before an event at the University of Houston Cullen Performance Hall, right next door.

                                        13. MA

                                          MelindaA

                                          Austin

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on October 26, 2019

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Very nice, great service. Food was good, not exceptional.

                                        14. g

                                          genieinabottle

                                          Houston

                                          50 reviews

                                          vip
                                          1.0

                                          50 reviews

                                          Dined on October 26, 2019

                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                          Top ten worst service in Houston says it all. Waited 30 minutes, no waiter. Called from my cell phone to the hostess desk to tell them I need to order my food and drink. Told them how I wanted my salmon cooked, I received it after some more waiting completely overcooked and sent it back for redo. Once I received my food and meal was over, I had to wait another 20 minutes to flag someone down to ask for a refill on my drink and my check. Waited another 25 minutes and waiter did not even come back. I had to call again and this time the bar staff picked up the phone. Had to tell them I’m in their restaurant for them to bring my check and refill my drink. Zero stars.

                                        15. L

                                          Lizzy

                                          Houston

                                          25 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          25 reviews

                                          Dined on October 26, 2019

                                          overall3food4service2ambience3

                                          Not sure why the restaurant was understaffed when the management should have known about a large event at the Cullen Performance Hall? Food was good but very frustrating service.

                                        16. FL

                                          FranciscoL

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 23, 2019

                                          overall4food4service3ambience5

                                          Food was okay. Service was okay. The restaurant is nice!

                                        17. MA

                                          MohammedA

                                          Las Vegas

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 16, 2019

                                          overall4food4service2ambience3

                                          Restaurant was full of lecture attendees and understaffed on a busy night. They did the best they could. Also new parking policy of $15, with a discount for diners. Not customer friendly.

                                        18. GE

                                          GECENE

                                          Des Moines

                                          5 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on September 16, 2019

                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                          They made a very avoidable mistake: they served me a cold espresso.

                                        19. BK

                                          BobbieK

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 12, 2019

                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                          I think the evening menu is new because my husband and I had entrees we had never tried before. I was amazed by the Posti and had to look it up on the internet. The pastry that it was served with was wonderful and I have bragged to all of my lunch friends about how good it was. The egg on top was the kicker! My husband at the WHOLE Cougar burger and I loved his French fries. Well done!

                                        20. JT

                                          JamesT

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 6, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          I miss the club sandwiches or the soup and sandwich choices, but the fish taco was excellent (just more expensive than my sandwiches).

                                        21. a

                                          anonymous

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on August 26, 2019

                                          overall2food2service1ambience4

                                          We requested a small personal cake for a birthday occasion, but the cake wasn't out near the end when we almost finished our food. I had to personally follow up with the server and ask her to take our the cake. The cake was late and had our table in a awkward ending.

                                        22. T

                                          Tash11

                                          Houston

                                          15 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          15 reviews

                                          Dined on August 6, 2019

                                          overall2food2service5ambience5

                                          Eric’s has changed their menu and it’s not as near as good as it used to be. The prices have increased and the choices have decreased.

                                        23. EM

                                          ElaineM

                                          Houston

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on August 3, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We enjoyed our dinner at Eric’s before a show. Convenient to the venue and excellent food and service.

                                        24. AM

                                          AnneM

                                          Austin

                                          9 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on August 1, 2019

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Not sure I would order the falafel again...it is way off the mark.

                                        25. N

                                          Neighbour

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on July 31, 2019

                                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                                          Eric's has an updated menu with far fewer lunch items that are reasonably priced. There isn't an express menu and fewer salad options. Disappointed in new menu; not sure if the price is worth making this a lunch time spot.

                                        26. MP

                                          MaryP

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on July 27, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Eric's is our go-to favorite when we are in the U of H area!

                                        27. MB

                                          MichelleB

                                          Houston

                                          11 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on July 24, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Service and food were very good. Coffee was excellent.

                                        28. MG

                                          MaryGibson

                                          Houston

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on July 8, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very good lunch to welcome our new staff Psychiatrist, Dr. Jon Rusciano.

                                        29. JR

                                          JenniferR

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on June 24, 2019

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Would love to enjoy the shrimp and sausage gumbo again.

                                        30. F

                                          Faculty

                                          Exclusive

                                          3 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on June 17, 2019

                                          overall2food1service5ambience4

                                          Please include more variety of vegetarian/vegan options in your menu. The quinoa salad is terrible, and there is not other alternatives in the carte. I have complained about this issue before, and I don't go to Eric's anymore because the menu is terrible. the service is great, but it does not compensate for a poor meal.

                                        31. A

                                          Aubietx75

                                          Houston

                                          30 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          30 reviews

                                          Dined on June 8, 2019

                                          overall3food2service2ambience3

                                          Weekend menu is very weird and food was not that great. Service was also a bit off. Give a lot of wiggle room as many of the staff are students and new to working in hospitality.

                                        32. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Houston

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on May 12, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very good food! Top notch service and ambiance.

                                        33. JM

                                          JenM

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 29, 2019

                                          overall2food1service2ambience1

                                          salmon was very dry and soup was cold. bread was stale. worst meal we have ever had there

                                        34. B

                                          Bfoodie

                                          Houston

                                          11 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on April 24, 2019

                                          overall2food2service1ambience2

                                          Really poor service. Our waiter seemed like he was new on the job, overworked or just didn’t care. Food was so so. Good location newer the Cullen Performance Hall though.

                                        35. MN

                                          MarcellaN

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 8, 2019

                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                          The service was very good and the personnel did a good job of working with us.

                                        36. M

                                          Mander2200

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 29, 2019

                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                          Great and friendly service. Handled our table of 7 without issue. We got there 30 minutes before our reservation and they sat us right away. Definitely make a reservation if you’re planning on dining with a larger group around noon on Friday. They get busy!

                                        37. MN

                                          MarcellaN

                                          Houston

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 27, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Eric's met our expectations and provided a good experience for our candidate for a faculty position.

                                        38. m

                                          metin

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 26, 2019

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          The service and food are very good. Maria is excellent

                                        39. MM

                                          MarieM

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 20, 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I always enjoy lunch at Eric's - great staff and food.

                                        40. CM

                                          CraigM

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 7, 2019

                                          overall3food4service3ambience4

                                          Eric's was chosen as the place to celebrate my birthday. The food was good but a bit expensive and a bit pedestrian. The service was OK. It was my birthday and I mentioned this on the reservation, but no mention was made by the staff. The house red wine (Storypoint Cabernet) was very good. After trying to get the attention of the waitress two times as she took orders from another table nearby, I had to go to the bar to ask for another glass of wine. I might have had a third glass if asked. With only about four occupied tables in the restaurant, this should not have been necessary. The little metal stand holding the reserved card had dried food on it, as did the salt and pepper shakers. The sauce recommended by the waitress to be paired with my steak was not available, though the chimichurri sauce was good. The flatir on steak was good, as was the salmon and swordfish The presentation of the food was nothing special. A bit of garnish or something to add color to the plate would have been appreciated. Instead, i got a steak on a plate and two metal bowls with the two vegetable choices. Overall, I was expecting a more exceptional dining experience from a place where students come to learn to operate hotels and restaurants and showcase their skills. I'm nitpicking, but this should be a flagship Hilton and UH experience. I've done a fair amount of business travel. With a final bill in excess of $160 for four people, I have a lot of other dining options in Houston.

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                                        Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College is rated 4.1 stars by 206 OpenTable diners

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                                        Google Map for Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College

                                        4450 University Dr Houston, TX 77204

                                        • Cross street

                                          University Dr.

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          University of Houston

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Daily 7:00 am–1:45 pm
                                          Bar
                                          Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          American, International

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress code

                                          Business Casual

                                        • Parking details

                                          Complimentary 2 hour parking in Hotel Garage with purchase of Entree in Eric's Restaurant

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive chef

                                          Tanner Lucas

                                        • Additional

                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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