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About Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College

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
forward to serving you.

4450 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, International

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am. Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm. Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Bar: Open until 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
University Dr.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 743-2512

Website:
http://www.ericshouston.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Parking in Hotel Garage with purchase of Entree in Eric's Restaurant

Executive Chef:
Mark Riley

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact restaurant directly for groups of 12 or more.

Private Party Contact:
Restaurant Manager: (713) 743-2518

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

Eric's-Univ of Houston-Hilton College Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (5)
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Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 9 hours ago

Very nice surprise on the UofH campus. Very good food and service.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We quite enjoyed dinner here before an event in the Cullen Performance Center. Food was properly done and very tasty and the service was more than adequate. The wine by the glass choices were a bit slim.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

great food and excellent service
our waiter was very knowledgeable and had good personality

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service and food quality were fine-dining level but prices were in the casual level. The menu is limited but everything is well-prepared.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

What a surprise! A restaurant in a hotel and restaurant school. The surprise was the weak management. I expected an extremely focused organization on the consumer. The food was good (filet mignon) but the administration was weak.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Eric's has a limited, but serviceable, menu. Wait staff seems less than enthusiastic, but is friendly and polite. We were surprised when parmesan cheese was not offered with our pasta dishes. When we requested, the first waitress seemed unclear as to what we meant. A few minutes later, another waitress appeared and we made the same request, and she brought us some parmesan cheese. Food was served in a timely manner and was piping hot. We went to Eric's since it appeared to be the only nicer restaurant on campus and we were attending an Alley Theatre play that had been relocated to the campus arts center (due to flooding at The Alley). So it was most convenient for that purpose and we likely would eat there again under similar circumstances.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Before event at Cullen Hall.
Took over 20 minutes to get my beer after I ordered. Another 30 for app. It wasn't super busy.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Eric's knows how to treat the customer and help to make a lasting first impression.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We wen't after an event at Cullen Performance Hall. While the food and drink were excellent, they were very understaffed. It took us about two hours to eat and we did not see a server for the first thirty minutes of sitting there.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We enjoy quite places with good food, service and no hovering. Eric's provided all that and for a good value. We had the salmon fritata, chilaquiles y huevos, regular large breakfast and egg over medium with fruit cup and toast. The varied menu was successful.

Tags: Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Good meeting place on campus easy to get to. Decent lunch selections.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Food was decent but everything was very slow, even though it was mostly empty. We went over an hour and a half before a show but could only have an entree. We ordered dessert too but had to cancel it because it was taking so long. We even had to go find someone and stand with him at the register to get our check after it wasn't brought to us when we asked for it. I saw another guest have to do the same thing to get his check, too.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Ordered an appetizer but never received it. Drinks never refilled. Extremely super slow service on a night hardly any customers were in there. Waited half hour for dessert before it arrived. Not exaggerating. Took forever to get check. Very disappointing experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 1, 2017

If you work on campus and want to have a lunch meeting but don't want to figure out something off campus, this is a good place to have that kind of meeting.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great spot to have a drink and dine before the Jesse Cook concert in the Cullen Performance Hall. Bartender and server, Victor, very knowledgeable and attentive. Great Austin Margarita and Bulleit Old Fashioned, both made fresh. Good wines by the glass.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 29, 2017

First time to this place but won't be the last. Decided to try the student run / served restaurant as it is very close to Cullen Hall where we were attending a concert.
We weren't disappointed. The Hostess made us feel very special and was greatly attentive and helped fill in when the waiter was busy. She even made my cocktail, and it was excellent.
We ordered the caprese salad and while it came without basil (?) is was tasty with a thick sweet balsamic sauce. We both had the salmon as one of us has a limited diet and they could not accommodate the pasta without marinara, which I thought odd - so this is the only reason the food did not score higher. The salmon and crawfish risotto was great! Did not have time for dessert but they looked super. Next time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

This restaurant is located on the University of Houston campus. It is run by the hospitality program, so many of the workers are in training. It is a good restaurant for business/academic meetings.

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Enjoyed the experience. Have been there several times and on more than one occasion I have had to either get the attention of another waiter or the maître-de to get service. It seems the waiter/waitress either get distracted or forgets about the table. Not the level of service I would expect from a Hilton.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Fun, Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 6, 2017

All the meals we had were delicious, the atmosphere is pleasant. The waiters are efficient and guest-friendly.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The food was below par. My baked potato seemed to have been cooked hours before and was not appealing at all. My Cesar salad was swimming in dressing. My husband's mashed potatoes looked like they had scraped out a baker and served it as mashed. Steaks were okay. They one redeeming thing was having our favorite bottle of wine. Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The Valentine's Day menu selections were fantastic from the roasted oysters on the half shell to the braised lamb shank on creamy yucca to the molten flourless chocolate cake - each were unique and delicious. We've always had great food at Eric's and this was no different. Of particular note is that it is never noisy and the students work very hard to insure you have a wonderful dining experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 12, 2017

We had steak and it was really good. I love to bite into a steak that has a crisp surface and the meat was done to my perfection. I did not need to add any extra seasoning on any of the meal. The Caesar salad was really good . The dressing was not over powering - it had just the right amount of spice to it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Our first time dining at Eric's. A nice experience. The grapefruit grey goose cocktail was a bit sweeter than anticipated, but it was good, nonetheless. Our dining companions enjoyed their martini & Aviator. The seafood gumbo, lentil soups, & Caesar salad were all appreciated & all were tasty. The salmon on crawfish risotto, the sweet tea brined chicken with crawfish sauce roasted potatoes & broccolini, & the pasta primavera, were all sizable portions & well prepared. The apple strudel with vanilla bean gelato & mango sauce was good. The gelato had a smooth texture & full vanilla flavor. The Napoleon was a bit lacking being slightly soggy layers of puff pastry / phyllo with mild pastry cream between. The timing of service was a bit off - cocktails came after appetizers were delivered; mains were brought before appetizers were completed. And the servers didn't know which item went to which guest. (A pet peeve of mine.) But the staff were pleasant & didn't intrude with overly solicitous service, nor did they forget that we were present. The room is pretty. The restaurant wasn't very busy on the mid-week evening we dined. I'd return. Give it a try.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2016

I work on campus and Eric's is always a treat. You must try their Jumbo Gumbo!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 29, 2016

My wife and I were attending a show at Cullen Theater on the campus of University of Houston and were looking for a place for dinner before the show. A friend suggested Eric's in the Hilton and it worked out fantastic. I parked in the garage under the Hilton, and then went to Eric's in the Hilton and we had a lovely waitress who gave great service and the food was very good. We had some wine and a cocktail and then were able to walk to the theater. We would definitely go back the next time we are going to the Cullen Theater....

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2016

We went to Eric's before the U of H v Louisville football game. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and staff was very polite and professional. The waiter was helpful and did a very good job. We have been to Erick's before on several occasions before such as football games; operas; and plays; and all within walking distance of TEDCU Stadium, the School of Music; and the School of Theater and Dance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Appetizers and entrees delivered to table at the same time. Entrees were cold by the time we ate them. Too many people coming to the table asking how everything was. Very disappointing dining experience and will not go back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2016

We had the dining room to ourselves because UH campus was dead. The service and food were excellent ! An interesting dining experience every time we go and should be for all who venture over for a concert at Cullen Auditorium. We didn't even mind that ours was CANCELLED and we missed the announcement!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2016

I'm glad I decided to try this restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Food was tasty as always and the decor is bright and fresh. The menu changes from time to time but there is a good variety. Pricing is reasonable for the quality. The location is very convenient for anyone on the UH campus. The service is a bit slow--took a while to get the food and the check. Gratuity of 20% is included with groups of 6 or more.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 25, 2016

my wife and I decided to try Eric's for the first time as we had tickets to a performance at the Moore's Opera House, also on UH Campus. So glad we tried. Although the HIlton could use a facelift, Eric's was a great choice. Very good service and the entrees we ordered (Ahi Tuna & Salmon) were very good. Their prices are very reasonable.

Free parking under the hotel made this super easy. No parking charge as parking is validated by Eric's. Definitely worth a visit especially if you are going to be attending some sort of event in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Really good food for the money. Food was a little slow to come because students are preparing it. Worth the wait for the food just don't go hungry.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 30, 2016

The atmosphere was great. The service was exceptional. And the price... even better. Had a wonderful quiet dinner with my husband to celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 21, 2016

We had a group lunch meeting here and arrived at 1pm. I have yet to find the noise level too high. They have a full selection of food items from heart healthy to burgers and fries. They have an executive lunch menu for those who want to eat smaller portions and in a more hurried time frame. After work one can enjoy the bar area that includes a TV.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 23, 2016

ok for what it was. Pimm's cup was good; Tom Collins too strong to drink. Unpleasant smell when entering restaurant. Nothing special but serviceable if you need to attend something at the U of H.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Our party ordered salads, pastas and steaks. The food was good. The service was excellent.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The food and service were outstanding! We were very impressed and plan to come back soon!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Enjoyed eating here before a show at Cullen. Super convenient. Ambience too much like average hotel restaurant. Student servers charming. Most food very good but roasted potatoes not cooked through.
Prices reasonable.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2016

Good place. Very comfortable and quiet in the evening. Very good value for the price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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