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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Artista

4.2
3302 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Pre/post Theatre (60)
  • Special Occasion (25)
  • Good for a Date (21)
Artista offers creative cuisine, impeccable service and a perfect location to the downtown area.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Latin American
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Hours of operation
During performances:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 11:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00pm-9:00pm

Non-performance days:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(713) 315-2562
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Restaurant available for buy-outs, please contact us for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Walker/Rusk
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Parking details
Valet parking provided by Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Secured parking garage also available.
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Entertainment
piano, rat-pack, jazz
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3302 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.6
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisR 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great service and awesome food , enjoyed the view,

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Full off laughter

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The new menu items are terrific!
Have had the chicken and scallop entrees and both were delicious!
Looking forward to the next visit!

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Emmy (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Very slow service

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a wonderful experience! We love making Artista a part of our theater experience.

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vipmjg20606 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Good for Pre or Post Theatre (attached to Hobby Center.

Food is good, reasonable and staff is aware of time shows start

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vipfoodmeo (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service were great! I went before going to a musical and the menu was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a very nice pre-theater lunch. We were impressed that we were not rushed - we expected they might want to turn the table but that didn’t happen. Very lovely lunch before a great play at Hobby Center.

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vipSeasontixchick (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Our waitress was attentive and helpful with menu options. The salmon on salads was delicious. We were served well and gently even though everybody in the restaurant needed to be out at the same time for a show.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Artista is always just average for the price. Our service this time was pretty awful. The only reason we go there is it's convenience to the theatre before a show. I don't think I'd go there otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Overall we had a great dining experience; even though 2 out the 3 bottles of wine we selected were not available.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. We were there before a show and it was so convenient.

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WayneX (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Good menu, food was well presented, staff friendly and professional, ambience was very good for a business meeting.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Not sure if they are under new management... i love good wine, and most days do not mind paying for great wine, however, a house wine should not be $16.95 a glass!!!!!

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OpenTableUser (Houston)
1.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

After making a reservation 2 months in advance, we were seated in the upstairs area that looked like an afterthought. Better suited for a Chinese Buffett, not a 200 dollar dinner for two. I requested we be seated downstairs, and the manager told us everything downstairs is "reserved for big donors of the hobby center" and there was nothing he could do. This definitely made us feel second class and unappreciated. Never going back.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food, outstanding service, very convenient lunch before a matinee at the Hobby Center.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Color Purple

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Our reservation was for lunch. We were unaware that Artista was under new ownership which did not include a prix fixe or lunch menu, only a pricey dinner menu. Our meal was well prepared and presented but not worth the excessive price. Our server was pleasant but poorly trained, we waited at various times for simple things like placing our orders, bringing a requested beverage straw and additional napkin and after 90 minutes we had to ask for the check in order to rush to our theater seats. It's unlikely that we will return.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Highly recommended! The unique location of the restaurant offers a view of downtown. The service was very dependable and prompt, and the food was delicious!

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Mike (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. Go to Artistas before all Broadway and Tuts shows

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