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Permanently Closed - Glass Wall

4.4
867 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Glass Wall was created for the sole purpose of entertaining people. Our concept of evolving menus has helped to sustain and satisfy our guests changing appetites. Our menus are influenced less by trends and more from our travels and experiences. Our staff are always eager to assist you with a genuine smile and the hope that you come as guests and leave as friends. As hands on proprietors, we only ask that our guests sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 11:00-3:00
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Phone number
(713) 868-7930
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jorge Rodriguez
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Cross street
10th
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

I didn't like how "small" the entry way was. The check in desk was right inside the door and made it difficult for people to come in and out of. And the only way to park was by using the valet. Parking was very limited, and if I hadn't had a reservation I would have kept going. The restaurant itself is actually a lot smaller than I expected and I can now understand why it is best if you have a reservation. The food was amazing and our server, Mercedes, was fantastic. This place is a good date night or romantic night out place if you don't mind limited parking and crowed entry ways.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

The glass wall is closing and becoming a casual Bistro .
Sad to see it go. We ate there several times a year with folks from out of town or for special occasions. Was a bit disappointed this time with the seafood paella...and also I was charged for dessert we did not order or eat nor was it served!

Within an hour of returning home I emailed glass wall about that discrepancy but have not heard back. Sad!

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Our server was not very good. we could not get her attention and finally had to flag down another server to take our order.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

The attitude of the hostess was atrocious, and the table we were assigned was truly pathetic. Restaurant management should never put a table in a dead corner, bad all around. And the training of the staff needs to be raised several levels.

There were at least five empty stations, there were no people at the front, ZERO, the parking lot had open parking available, we had a reservation, but the hostess insisted in placing us at the single worst table in the restaurant.

We left, we will not go back, to be treated so badly, and we had a reservation, we were not a drop in, nor was there a rush. We cannot recommend this restaurant based upon the attitude of the hostess (12:30-1:00 on Mother's Day)

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect but the reviews were very favorable so we decided to give it a try. We are so glad we did. There were four of us and each person had a different entree. Everyone loved their selection. We'll definitely go there again!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Menu has not changed since they opened. I ordered the chicken fried steak and it had been pounded so thin I could only taste the chip crust that was falling off.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

We wanted to try a new restaurant for a special birthday dinner. The food and service were great and the restaurant is the perfect size to be relaxing as well. Glad we chose the Glass Wall.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Always a pleasure dining at Glass Wall. Chef Jorge & his kitchen crew, along with Isidro & the other waitstaff, & Jose behind the bar, always take great care of us. Delicious drinks & food, & wonderful personalized service. Moules & frites were out of this world delicious. The hard boiled egg sliders & pulled pork sliders are tasty bar food options. Combine the food with the cocktails & the service - we had a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Had the red snapper. well prepared. enjoyed the ambiance.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Have been here a few times and it has been good. However, this time was not so good. We had a party of 6 and they put our table in a corner, instead of in a more open area. The restaurant was otherwise empty. Mixed reviews in the food, crab cakes had too much bread and weren't tasty, but soft shell crab special was good. Used to be a good fallback to go to. Not planning to come back anytime soon now. Disappointed in that.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2017

Crab cake is a must try as is the house made potato chips!! They did. It serve Dr. Pepper so the boyfriend was a bit disappointed. Other than that, we loved the food and overall experience.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2017

Everyone enjoyed the evening, the meal, the service, everything. Our out of town guests were impressed with the food & especially with the service by Isidro. Isidro is always attentive & professional & friendly & makes you feel special. Simply the best!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Very loud. We were seated at table next to kitchen which made matters even worse. Unfortunately, the hostess could not offer us any relief despite a couple of empty tables farther away from kitchen. Perhaps, diners with prior experience with noise level at Glass Wall requested these tables in advance. We'll take a different approach and try other restaurants in future.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2017

Brunch.
Evident from the low patronage on a Sunday mid morning that this place is not popular.
Décor is nice so it must be the food....... and it was.
Tacos with carnitas meat didn't really work. Had to ask for salsa to give them some zing.
Short ribs similarly uninspiring.
Regular coffee was terrible.... weak and Cappuccino had that "synthetic" foam on top (may be due to using 2% instead of full fat milk.... not sure)
Pity as it's close to the house in a nice location. Won't be back.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2017

Live in San Antonio but was in town visiting and returned to this restaurant after 8 years. Was still satisfied with the food, drink selection, and especially the dessert (bread pudding). The waiter was extremely kind to our family. We had a tired 5 year old with us, and our waiter didn't bat an eye at him. We asked for a small scoop of ice cream for the little one, and he came back with a huge mound. I don't think he charged us for it either. It made for a nice end to our visit to Houston. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2017

We met a large group for Sunday brunch so looked for a place that accepted reservations. Had never been her but glad we picked it. Drinks were good, waffle was excellent. Service was great. I recommend it!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2017

Another delicious meal at Glass Wall. I sat at the bar & chose from the bar menu. As my main, I chose the Oyster Bar Trash - a seafood gumbo with shrimp, oysters, & crab meat in a rich savory delicious satisfying roux. The Laird Sauvignon Blanc - dry, grassy, with citrus notes - was the perfect accompaniment. For dessert, I had the toasted coconut creme brulee - perfectly smooth and delicious custard with crisp burnt sugar coating & yummy toasted coconut shreds. Chef Jorge & his staff never disappoint!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2017

Sunday Brunch

Menu was simple and reasonably priced. Generous side of perfectly cooked bacon, which is a huge deal. Some places really short you on bacon. Two slices is never enough. Food came out fairly quickly and was well seasoned.

Service was attentive and helpful.

Nice ambiance. Will be back for dinner and happy hour

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2017

We both had the fish, my partner did not finish her snapper the flavor was off and my sea bass was soaked in a cream sauce that removed all healthy benefits the fish had to offer. The parking is valet and the waiter was very attentive. All in all it was okay- but for sure a one and done for us-

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

If they still did last meal on death row this place would serve it

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Wonderful time. Best Chicken Fried Steak in Houston. The brie & hummus appetizers were simply fabulous.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Mo was a heck of a waiter. He really made the experience worthwhile. Very attentive, courteous, and helpful. Food was delicious, but a couple of guests did comment on bland taste; whereas I was happy with my meal. I would definitely come back again.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2017

The restaurant was lovely and clean. The valet was nice (although required even though there was plenty of parking). The service was very good and kept our drinks full. The appetizers were great! But the rest of the food was good except that dessert was a bit disappointing.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Brunch was delicious, servers were attentive. Lovely meal.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Great ambiance and our server was wonderful! I will definitely be coming back again! Being a part of the food service, we tend to have higher standards, and they were definitely met with our visit.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Excellent food and very attentive service. California oriented wine list.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Eric was a great waiter really knew the menu and the wine list. The snapper my Wife had was great and the seafood trio was very tasty.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Amazing all round dinner. Server friendly and polite, not too intrusive. Food great. Even surprise birthday dessert. Reasonable prices too.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

My husband has a lot of food intolerances and this is one place where we can go and celebrate and know he will have options. The food is always amazing and we love our special times there.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

We brought out of town guests to our favorite Houston restaurant & once again Glass Wall exceeded our expectations. Our friends raved about everything - the food, the ambience, the entire dining experience. Boulevardiers & Cosmopolitans, brie en croute, crabcakes, tuna poke tacos, braised beef short rib, grilled veal chop, pappardelle with wild boar ragu, shrimp & grits, coconut crème brûlée, espresso cheesecake - all exceptionally delicious. Thank you, Glass Wall!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Excellent meal on #SB51HTX weekend with my daughter (a real Foodie). Isidro was an excellent server and super chill! Menu had good depth and our lamb and chicken dishes were !!!.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Love having a great restaurant right about n our neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

We went to celebrate our anniversary and it was the perfect place. Everyone including the valet was super friendly. We started with the lobster dip, which was fantastic. Then we had red snapper with risotto and spinach. Everything was very flavorful. They surprised us with a slice of chocolate cake to help us celebrate.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2017

One of our favorite restaurant in Houston. It never disappoints.👍👍

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

Never disappoints! Great wine list and food selections. Perfect for a date! The lobster dip is delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

Brunch with friends

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2017

The house salad was excellent. Had the short rib and was very tender and tasty. Great dining experience.

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2017

We were seated at the table next to their wine storage. Lighting was horrible as the light above the table was missing - there was a nail in the wall where I assume the light should be. I ordered the veal tenderloin with risotto which came with a side of asparagus. The side was not listed in the menu - not being an asparagus fan, I would have likely picked another side or even another entree if I had known. The veal portion of the entire was small and the risotto was extremely salty. My wife got the beef tenderloin which was not very flavorful. Service was ok. The Brie appetizer was the best part of our meal. The cocktails were tasty, but small and overpriced. Based on our meal, we feel that there are much better dining experiences to be had elsewhere at this price point.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2017

Don't order anything but the seafood for the main course. I made the mistake and regretted it later. My wife's food which was the seafood trio, was 10 times better than my chicken fried steak.

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