It was very crowded since this was closing night. The food and service suffered. But even on it's worst night, Mark's is outstanding.
Bittersweet night..amazing food as usual. Sad to see it end.
So sad to this restaurant gem close. My wife and I celebrated her 60th birthday and 39th anniversary up in the alcove - it was a phenomenal evening. This restaurant has always been a solid 'go to' restaurant for special occasions! It was nice getting a chance to talk with Mark. We wish he and his wife the best.
Was very disappointed. Bought the 8 course tasting and it was not honored because the restaurant was closing. Manager said it would be honored and when we got there it was not. Very disappointed with the food we ordered and the very small portions for what we paid.
The best....the oysters. Wonderful
Do not think any remodeling in over 18 yrs.
Kids loved lamb and veal.
Fish a bit dry. Sorry to say...worst meal in 18 years. At least kids liked it!
Best luck in future.
Good was decent but a little overpriced. Sad it's closing its doors, though.
Everything about Mark's was great. Sorry to know it's closing soon.
Enjoyed our whole experience from the great service to the awesome food.
I Have always loved marks the food is outstanding the service is supurb and cocktails are so ever delicious. The resturant itself is very unusual as it is in an old church converted into this wonderful place to enjoy a special event or just to have an outstanding evening out to dinner and relaxation. The Chef is outstanding also the flavor and presentation is marvelous too bad it is closing the end of May
We met friends for brunch on pSunday 21 May and had anticipated an exceptional meal. My appetizer of seafood cantolloini was excellent and my wife had the duck ravioli which she enjoyed very much. Everything went south after that. My wife ordered the sea bass which she.said was very good but it did not contain artichokes or olives which were listed on the menu. My lamb chop was about 3 and one -half inches long containing two small bites of meat. Filling eout the plate was one green bean, one small stalk of asparagus,and one very small carrot "coin". The lamb sausage was so tough that I could not cut it. I could not identify the third item on the plate which appeared to be some sort of custard,doughy mass. Overall, it is no surprise that Mark's is going out of business. $48 per person was extremely expensive for the very small amount of food served. The raspberry sorbet served with the very small serving of white chocolate bread pudding was miniscule and was a blip on the plate. Even the biscuits and two muffins were one bite wonders. Chef made several trips out to the dining room speaking only to the sameness two tables and ignoring all other diners.
I am saddened to hear that this establishment will be closing. It has always been one of our favorites.
I wish them the Best of Luck in their next endeavor and want to Thank Marks for all of the special Meals we have had there over the years.
Wanted to return one final time before they close, and we were not disappointed. The hostess, sommelier, and waiter were all very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious, as was the wine. Mark Cox greeted us on the way out and thanked us for dining with them. We had a great night.
An absolute favorite of mine for ywars and so sorry to see it go. Our laat meal there was as perfect as the first. The chef's off menu selections were a delight as always, especially the most prefect soft shell crab. Waitstaff is the best anywhere. A true Houston landmark that will be missed!
Our evening brought back great memories of a restaurant we loved very much but will miss terribly as it will soon be closed by it's owner, Mark Cox. We wish he would reconsider as it will be a terrible loss for Houston's high end foodies.
Previous experience here was exceptional and hoped to recreate that before they shut down, but things appear to have dropped off.
The food was great. The service staff was very friendly. However, the whole experience was a rush somehow. Overall, I didn't get to enjoy the experience or feel satisfy with the meal.
Veryromantic. Waitstaff is great. Food is amazing. Highly recommend.
This restaurant has been the pinnacle of excellence. It was so nice to enjoy one last meal there. Sad to see it close its doors.
Delicious food. Beautifulplace. Never dissapoints. Sorry it's closing.