51 Fifteen Cuisine and Cocktails

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
51Fifteen Cuisine and Cocktails is a five-star restaurant, featuring Globally Inspired and Locally Minded Cuisine.

Located on the second floor of Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston’s Galleria Mall.
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BP
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always ... great treatment by all of the staff

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscar was excellent!

SG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The food was great, drink, and waiter was very attentive. We had a great time!

DO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pianist asked me to select an artist and also played Happy Birthday for me. It was a delightful experience.

SF
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch - it is a beautiful restaurant, and the service was impeccable. The 51 Fifteen manager and wait staff went above and beyond to make sure that my friend's birthday was extra special. Thank you!

PW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really nice. Surprised by the pianist, very pleasant! We had appetizers, cocktails and entrees. Everything was absolutely delicious.

WT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, and the drinks were both beautiful and tasty. Add great service and the piano playing in the background, and it’s just a perfect date.

HT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have been here before and had a good experience, however, the food this time around was lacking from start to finish. The tempura lobster was extremely chewy and hard to even bite through. The drinks were undressed, and after all three of us ordering multiple drinks we stopped as none of them tasted right. The snapper I ordered had more skin and scales than actual filet meat. My friends sea bass was chewy, and the short ribs and ravioli my husband ordered was dry and very chewy. It was a very unpleasant dining experience and was absolutely not worth the money we spent on this meal.

RA
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was kept waiting for some time before a waitstaff attended to me. The food was okay. Wonderful ambience and convenient for shopping.

KM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I selected this venue to celebrate my birthday with friends, and I had an incredible experience. The live music was an absolutely perfect accompaniment to a delightful brunch. The food was amazing and the service was memorable. I highly recommend 51 Fifteen and I will definitely return soon.

LT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a nice first time experience. Great ambiance, friendly staff. Quiet Monday night, food was good but the rice was a little salty. Will be back.

RI
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and Service Outstanding. Ambiance beautiful. Every thing was 1st class.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, nice atmosphere

LZ
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food here was wonderful. The service, not so much. We came for Houston Restaurant Week. The hostess only gave us the regular menu. It took about 10 minutes for our waiter to even come over to the table. Once he did, we asked for the HSW menu. It took another 5 minutes before he brought those to the table. The restaurant was not crowded. The entire meal took almost 2 hours. We had the brunch. Steak and eggs were exceptional. The chef cooked the steak as requested. I also enjoyed their portobello soup. It had a slight kick to it which was delicious. We had to catch someone walking by both times we needed iced tea refills. We never saw our waiter the entire time we were eating, not even to see if we liked the food. I would return but only if I had a few hours for eating.

KS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Pleasant atmosphere

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance. Excellent service. Good music.

II
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

My friends and I were very excited to try out this restaurant. We were welcomed in with such a great energy and from the bar - the music, the lighting, and the ambience were a great combination that makes you want to stay and dine and drink and have a great girl time.

We were seated a few minutes after we checked in. We asked for HRW and drinks menus. The waiter came back with glasses of water and the menus and we asked for a moment for we to decide. It takes the waiter 40 minutes to take our order and pour us a second glass of water. He was quick to come and quick to leave. We didn't even get to order our drinks. Needless to say, he didn't come with any recommendations.

The bread only comes after the first course was served. The food was absolutely delicious. My lobster bisque is Rich with seafood taste, the lamb is perfect to my liking, and the chocolate cake is moist and semi sweet.

After we were done with dessert, they cleaned up our table and immediately handed us our check. We then realized that we didn't get to order our drinks and was not asked if we would want some coffee or tea after dinner with our desserts.

In summary, I had a good time with my friends, good vibes, and good food but the service is absolutely far from what I was expecting from this restaurant.

DL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I loved the food but our waiter was rude and impatient. Which made it an uncomfortable first time there.

K
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place. Bar effectiveness was not great but enjoyed the spot.

JM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great environment, great pianist playing during lunch

G
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our lunch there. Food was good and the service
was great.

g
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My colleagues and I went for the HRW lunch. We ordered the poblano bisque soup, sliced wedge salad, mahi mahi tacos, sliced Manhattan NY strip (my colleague said that steak should not have sauce on it), fresh blackened salmon risotto, and chocolate mousse. All of the food was okay. The staff was very attentive. The decor is beautiful, especially the flower lights.

The unique thing about the restaurant is the model that walks through the restaurant, modeling clothes most likely from Saks. Also, there was a pianist playing songs and taking song requests.

KT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Restaurant Weeks Menu

T
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring a date. Went with my wife to eat for HRW and everything was great as always. Food and service is impeccable. Music and ambience is great.

H
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great three course lunch choice for Houston Restaurant Weeks.

The restaurant itself was so beautiful. Loved the "blue and white" interior and the curved booths. So nice to have Michaelangelo play the baby grand while we enjoyed lunch. Thanks for the special request Rachmaninoff piece for my SIL's birthday. Easy to make a reservation on Open Table. Our service was excellent. Food came out warm and well timed.

For starters, the poblano soup and wedge salads were fairly standard. The Blackened Salmon and Risotto was delicious and so fresh for the main course. The Mahi Mahi Tacos were also a great choice. The warm cheese bread and spreads were also a nice touch.

The white chocolate bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream and hot tea was a great ending to a special birthday lunch.

Parking is always a challenge at the Galleria, but valet is available. The restaurant is located in Saks on the second floor. Perfect choice for a weekday afternoon meal.

OB
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a catch up dinner with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. We decided to take advantage of Houston Restaurant Weeks, and it did not disappoint. The ambiance was elegant, yet inviting. We had such a great time that we forgot about time and ended up staying until closing time. The food and service were fantastic.

BK
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Although the atmosphere was nice, the food was not impressive enough to make me want to go back or recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

GD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The hostess were very unprofessional. I was very upset that I had to wait 1 hour to be seated after being told 30 minutes.

HB
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Family brunch using the Houston Restaurants Weeks menu. Very good service from front desk and wait staff! Thank you for participating in the HRW fundraiser for our area food banks.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, attentive staff.
Very much enjoyed the evening! Staff made sure we we had everything we needed/wanted. Definitely plan on visiting again. Highly recommend!

TB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! First time here and won’t be our last. The food was incredible! Our waiter was very knowledgeable on everything from cocktails to wine pairings to entrees. The ambiance is beautiful especially as the sun sets and the main glow comes from the city lights shining in through the big window overlooking buildings in the Galleria area. Even the valet guys made our evening super special!

NG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I participated in the Houston Restaurant Weeks program. I had not even heard of this restaurant before because I leave in West Houston. The food, service, atmosphere and piano player were wonderful! It maybe a little too expensive for me, if I had not participated in the Houston Restaurant Week. I highly recommend the white chocolate bread pudding!

OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Noise level was loud in the bar area which made it hard to have convo since we were seated close by. Definitely not a deal breaker for my table, but may be for others or if I come on a date night

E
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Swanky and fun. Drinks were great, food was mediocre. If you’re coming for a fun experience that works but if you’re looking for great food, go somewhere else.

l
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a team lunch and the service was fantastic. We also did a "surprise" happy birthday to a team member and our waiter arranged a candle AND for the piano player to play happy birthday!

JM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and will return even after HRW. The server was on point with menu and we never had to ask for refill on bread or tea. Dishes were nicely prepared in both the temperature and appearance.

DS
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We ate at 51 Fifteen last year during restaurant week and it was 4.5 stars. This year, it was o.k., but not as good. The food was average and the service wasn't very good. The two of us were seated in a booth for 6 and it was very uncomfortable. We would have much preferred a table. I really like the restaurant, and I love the piano music and the pianist. I will go back again, and hope that we just hit it on a bad day.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

My older sister was in town, so my younger sister and I wanted to take her to brunch. We made reservations for 12:15pm on August 11th for 3 people. We arrived early only to be told it was going to be another 15-20 minutes before our table would be ready. My sisters got drinks at the bar and were quite pleased with their orders. After 20 minutes of waiting at the bar, we were finally seated, but for another 10 minutes, no one came to wait on us. I flagged down a gentleman wearing a suit (manager maybe?) and asked if we could get glasses of water. He came back and set 3 glasses on the table, 1 of which was dirty. My sister asked for a new glass and he told her that the glass was stained like that and it wasn’t going to come off. We waited probably another 30 minutes for a waiter to finally come take our order. We did the HRW menu and every single course came out with a mistake. They brought out something we didn’t order for the appetizers. For the second course, they brought out tacos when I ordered a salmon omelette with avocado toast and my sister’s eggs Benedict were way over cooked, as was her steak. She asked for her steak to be cooked medium and it came out well done. At that point we didn’t send it back because we had already been there an hour and were pretty hungry. I’m assuming we were being served by the bartender, as I saw the gentleman who brought out the tacos run over to the bar to ask him what happened. For the dessert, they ran out of sorbet and so my sister had to order either chocolate mousse or bread pudding. She chose the mousse and she chose wrong... oops. So 2 of us had mousse while one of us had bread pudding. The mousse just looked very unappetizing. One had a single white grape on it and the other had an grape and pieces of other fruit on it (cantaloupe or pineapple maybe). My younger sister had to run to the ladies room for the 2nd time because she drank so much water while waiting for our waiter. They had run out of TP

PF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Although service was great, the food was not. The lamb chop was really good but the macaroni came out warm and therefore were cold and powdery within minutes.

My better half got shrimp and shishito peppers. He wasn’t very happy with his dish. The chocolate Godiva cake was NOT fresh.

SB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We sat in the bar area for about 15 min before being acknowledged.
Conversations are very noisy....definitely a chatty bunch the day we visited.