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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
7:30 PM

Line & Lariat

3.5
729 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Line & Lariat specializes in modern Texan cuisine. Located within Hotel ICON, the historic former Union National Bank building, our intimate alcoves and vaulted ceilings are sure to offer a memorable dining experience.

Experience Line & Lariat for a quick bite before the ballet or ballgame; New Happy Hour featuring wine, beer, and specialty cocktails from 4pm - 6pm Monday through Friday. Celebrate a special occasion with dinner and drinks in one of the city's most unique turn-of-the-century venues.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 11:00 am

Lunch
Daily 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner
Daily 5:30pm - 10:00pm

L&L Bar Hours
Daily 11:00 am - Late Night
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Phone number
(832) 667-4470
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Laura Trigo
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Catering
Please call 832-667-4468 to book your special event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Congress
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Parking details
Valet is $6 when dining with us and is located on Congress Street entrance.
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Public transit
We are conveniently located just north of the Metro Rail's Preston Station on Main St. We are at the corner of Main Street and Congress.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 729 People Are Saying
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3.5  based on recent ratings
3.5
food
3.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.4
value
Noise · Quiet
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant was not staffed appropriately which was reflected in the service. The food was good and ambiance was lovely.

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LeonaK (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Exquisite dining experience in a luxurious setting inside the beautiful Hotel ICON. I will be back and highly recommend!

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Karen (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

This historic gem in the heart of Downtown Houston is a former bank and the original vault sits in the lobby of the hotel, talk about a welcoming wow factor! From the moment you arrive you feel immersed in historic nostalgia. The luxurious look and feel of the lobby, bar, and restaurant Line & Lariat make you feel like you've traveled to a 5 star hotel in New York City or even Paris. Once sat and warmly greeted, the bountiful Texas-sized servings started to arrive at the table. From presentation to taste everything was beyond 5 stars. Do not pass up the craft cocktails at Line & Lariat! The Key to the vault is the signature cocktail and it’s almost too pretty to drink, but after your first sip, you’ll be convinced you have to drink it. I have been back to the L&L bar a few times just for cocktails before a Rockets game and business lunches. Truly a gem in the heart of downtown Houston that will impress your colleagues, date, or guests. Enjoy!

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TerriP (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Really like the salad card at lunch. Server seemed bothered we were there. Not attentive at all.

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vipCindy8000 (Houston)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

I have Been to this restaurant many times and this time was a huge dissapointment my friend and i went there last year for breakfast and it was wonderful. This time it was not. The room smelled like varnish as they had been working on the floors. It was very profound The buffet was awful and 1/4 of the size. When I inquired they cut it down for the holidays. What? The price wasn’t cut. The service was also really bad. I’m not sure I’d go back. This is the first bad review I’ve written. Awful

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vipDezzo (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

set in a lovely room that once was a bank, with the vault door on display - the Hotel Icon's restaurant Line & Lariat is Texan themed. Food was very good (salmon, redfish, meatloaf) and wine reasonably priced. Décor is delightful and atmosphere very quiet compared to the Main St chaos on a Saturday night. Sunday night was even quieter with only one staff on bar and dining room - he did an admirable job but was really worked. Parking block next door $10 - and valet parking at Hotel available $?

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Always fresh and delicious! Noise level always a minimal. Service is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

We arrived at 6:02pm for our 6:00pm reservation. There was no one at the hostess stand and not one waiter in the place. We waited until 6:17 and still no one showed. The hotel concierge was rude and not interested that no one was in the restaurant. So we went to the bar and ate there. Ed the bar tender was great! I’d skip the restaurant and hit the bar from now on.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

THE SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD ALSO WITH VERY DECENT PORTIONS.

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Jackie (Houston)
2.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Very limited menu - even though we could not get reservations at the time we requested, the restaurant was EMPTY - only 1 other table occupied!

Rolls were awful - obviously placed in microwave to warm up and were so tough they could not be bitten!

Food was so-so - certainly nothing to recommend.

Very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

The dining room in the beautiful old world bank interior glowed with lots of gold leaf embellishments. Food was very good and service was excellent. Would dine here again.

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vipscottpfeiffer (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

The Line & Lariat was good. It had the trappings of a hotel restaurant however-- an overly formal dining room, too quiet and therefore too much awareness of the conversations at adjacent tables, and a relatively safe menu.

The meal was well-prepared, and was welcome to save me the trouble of going out during my stay at the hotel.

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OperaDevotee (Houston)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

My wife, one of our friends and I had a very pleasant dinner at Line & Lariat before the symphony. Our friend had just a Cobb salad but it was a dinner sized portion and he enjoyed it. My wife had a cup of chicken tortilla soup and I the gumbo. We then split the redfish entree. All were tasty and prepared properly with fish cooked just right; they also served our split entree on two plates.

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FrankZ (Houston)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Great service and delicious food. Environment is a please open area.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Made Mother's day reservation for the brunch...arrived with mom excited, valet parked, walked in and they had CANCELED THE MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH due to low reservations. I never received a call. I was LIVID AND EMBARRASSED. The waiter Tilman and the Front desk manager was our saving grace. That's why I rated the service. They help make situation better by giving us grilled chicken and turkey wrap with dessert. Hotel Icon has changed. New ownership and it's horrible. The entire spirit has changed. Used to be one of the top hotels in Houston....that is of the past. Never again!!!!

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