Main Kitchen

4.6
140 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Main Kitchen offers an elegant menu inspired by the unique melting pot of Houston’s culinary cultures. Newly appointed Executive Chef Josh Mouzakes has developed globally inspired, seasonal menus based on locally sourced ingredients and his classical french training. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch.

Specials

Daily Happy Hour 4p - 6p

Enjoy drink and food specials daily at Main Kitchen. Our experienced mixologists have created an elevated cocktail menu that is unique to our historic legacy and professional crowd. Complimented with our most popular Main Kitchen dishes, savory bar bites and shareable appetizers to accommodate intimate to large groups.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 15, 2018

Ends: October 16, 2117

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 140 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Slow service. Average food

LL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Veggie burger was delicious. Service was a little slow.

K
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was good except that the poke bowl came with fully cooked tuna.

WS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Slow service. Had to ask for service. We had a reservation for lunch and although the place was mostly empty st 11:30 am, we walked around in circles while they figured out a dr rent spot to sit us. Food is great!

JM
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dinner, nice wines. Our waiter, Luis, was fantastic. He gave great suggestions and was there when we needed him. The truffle fries are AMAZING!

RJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really like Main Kitchen, but I would hesitate visiting again without my parka. It was super cold in the dining room, uncomfortably so.

S
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very tasty and underrated downtown hotel restaurant. All of the classics, done well - but leave plenty of time, the kitchen is quite slow in preparing and bringing out food!

K
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party of ten, 7 adults and 3 children. The Sunday brunch was perfect for a such a diverse group. We were celebrating a birthday and the manager Robert stepped up to assure that the cake and cupcakes were plated, and placed on a cart for us to use for our brunch. The food was delicious, the kitchen kept the buffet hot and full for all the guest on a busy morning. Two of our party ordered off menu and the wait staff stepped up to aid them immediately! There is no doubt that Main Kitchen runs so well due to upper management. Robert was on hand to oversee all aspects of the brunch that morning and it was obvious he is a seasoned professional. With thanks for all those that went above and beyond at Main Kitchen!

LT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Lunch service was extremely slow! Not good during busy workday!

DS
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Everything was ok. The customer service was sub par. The waiter wasn’t very attentive for the type of restaurant and the amount of money spent. However the food was very good and the atmosphere is nice. I would probably not return.

VA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious, but our waitress didn’t fill our water glasses until asked and even then it took multiple reminders for the water glass to finally be filled.

RS
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Need new menu

BH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was sketchy and confused. New?
Green, I mean GREEN mashed potatoes? Presentation seemed to be total direction. Salmon was dry.
Maybe, I'm too normal to understand where the chef is ???
I'll be back because it is convenient, but I will not be able to recommend it.

L
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal; everything tasted great. They were surprisingly busy on the Friday afternoon that we dined. So food service was slow as was the check. Other than that, good meal.

LW
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good. The service not so much because of this I won't be back.

GB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience. No hostess to great us as we entered. We had to find a waiter to seat us and then nothing for at least 15 minutes. Meanwhile the tables are in the hotel bar which was very load and crowded. Not at all the experience we were looking for compounded by a complete lack of service. After the 15 minutes, we left.

C
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating here and is a great lunch or dinner spot for business. For lunch I think their prices are a little steep.

V
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

For the price, expected more from service; a bit too casual the clientele

R
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Slow service, drinks over priced and tasted worst than a college punch and the food was above average for a chain restaurant (not fine dining by any means)

BA
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was poor. Waitress wasn’t professional, borderline with arrogance. Didn’t make difference between host and guest, she handed the bill to my guest instead of me.

CW
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

After 15 minutes of waiting at our table for a server to show up, we finally had to flag someone down to find out if we had a server. Pork tacos not very flavorful. High prices for not high quality food or service.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Decided to go based on reviews we read. The actual experience was a let down. Nothing special...

c
Houston
214 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place for dinner after work and before opera. Food ranges from good to very good. Lamb tagliatelle with raz el hangout a bit too much like lamb stroganoff. Duck was very good.

OT
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Good set up and options. Really love the salmon.

CA
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and drinks. Beautiful open space.

c
Houston
214 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to dine after work downtown. Manageable menu with very good choices. Pasta is a strong suit. Cocktails and wine are also good. Yes, it is a hotel restaurant with sports events on tvs, but it is good for casual good dining.

Main Kitchen
Responded on November 11, 2018

Thank you Christocino for your review! We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Please stop by during our Happy Hour M-F 4-6pm for your next after work cocktail.

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PV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Considering how busy it is for lunch, the service needs to be a lot more expedient. Butternut squash soup needs salt and pepper. Caprese sandwich was good. They need to put something on the table to welcome diners - crunchy bread sticks?

Main Kitchen
Responded on November 11, 2018

Thank you PujaV for your review! I appreciate your lunch loyalty and hope to welcome you again soon to try our new wonderful lunch menu. There have been a few curated modifications to our delightful dishes, including the option for local bread service!

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Only 2 people were in service for the entire restaurant. We had to wait forever to be seated and waited on. The food was good, but the menu is sparse. Our drinks were never refilled. We literally had to yell out to get someone’s attention to take our order. They told us the only server scheduled for that morning had walked out. Very unprofessional. Not up to Marriott standards. We won’t be back!

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drink were excellent. I have been to Main Kitchen many times and am never disappointed.

OT
Houston
205 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Adequate service. Thank you.

c
Houston
214 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place for a business lunch. Good pizza and salads and good service.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waitress was friendly and helpful. My young daughter ate at Main Kitchen twice during our visit and they were heavy handed with the pepper grinder. We requested no pepper on her food, yet it was on her food items. Items from a children's menu should not be covered in pepper.
We have eaten at the Main Kitchen multiple other times and never encountered this problem.

JK
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and great service - thanks to our server Mauro.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good

B
San Francisco
139 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was my second time here, and I was pleasantly surprised at the efficient and friendly service. My previous time was an ok experience, but this was excellent. The food is very good - I had a Buddhe Bowl and soup and my guest had a burger - all simple but well prepared.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a pre Eagles concert meal and it was delicious. The server was very attentive to our needs and the atmosphere was pleasant.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. A little on the expensive side but it works well for a business lunch.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I didn’t want to write a

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Food is tasteless and poorly cooked. Don’t get the jumbo gulf shrimp, they are tiny. Very disappointing. Service and ambiance was fine.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Short rib sopes were fantastic!

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