BRIO Tuscan Grille - Houston - City Center

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$30 and under
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BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features broiled steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city. To learn more, go to www.BrioItalian.com.
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BO
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at lunch. The Service was amazing and the food was great!!!

KW
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not based on the night we went anyway. Our waitress was awful. Drinks always empty, didn't take our dinner order until after we finished eating the appetizers (we were stacking the menus in the booths), no parmesan cheese offered for any of our past dishes when served, and we had to ask to see the dessert menu. Just Awful.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a good first experience

LZ
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been to Brio several times as we live in the neighborhood. This time we came on a Monday night when the crowd was light. I was disappointed in the food which had heretofore been pretty good. This time all dishes appeared to have been pre-prepared and stuck under a hot lamp. My lobster ravioli were dry and curled. My son’s fettuccini also looked dry.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A bit disappointing this time. The shrimp and lobster fettuccini were not fresh enough, looked more like warmed up

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service fantastic carpaccio

LR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, we had the crab stack, the steak and egg migas.

DA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was not as good as before. Also because of children, noise level at times was excessive. Service was good. Perhaps it was just an off day.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Everything was great, just as we expected.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Great Staff

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Baby shower

BT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed lunch with friends. Very upscale and enjoyable experience.

SP
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped by for dinner during Houston Restaurant Weeks. HRW menu was excellent. Food, service & ambiance was great.

H
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food the ambience and the service was very good the parking was dreadful we wanted to park near the restaurant but there was nothing even for handicap parking which we need as my wife is in a wheelchair

We found the parking garage and went in and really found no spaces as most were taken up by valet parking I then called the restaurant and was told that there were four handicap spots outside the restaurant on the street unfortunately what he did not mention was this basically was most of the shops in and around the restaurant and as such there really was nothing available he then suggested that we go back to the garage which we did but never found any handicap spots.
Part of what he told us was we could use valet but at this point I refuse to pay eight dollars for parking which I thought was very excessive for a suburban location within found a spot which turned out to be valet parking which we did not realize at the time my wife was put in her wheelchair and we must’ve walked well over 500 feet to get to the restaurant. The walk was not easy as it was over paint blocks not concrete so it’s not easy pushing the wheelchair that distance not to mention had to go around tables to get into the restaurant when we finish dinner we went to the elevator but found it was not working so I had to leave my wife downstairs go upstairs to get the car and come back and pick her up
I felt that while the food was good the overall experience was not due to the parking and I will not go back to this restaurant and will make sure that my friends know of our experiences

LA
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food & service

CM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and they gave us some champagne to toast. The service was great and the food was delicious.

JK
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very small pasta portions for $18.00. Hollandaise had no flavor whatsoever. Bellini was good. Service was very inattentive.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander our waiter was extraordinarily attentive. Great service. Food was good as always.

SZ
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious. We had a great meal with great service.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The service was very slow, which would have made the experience better

A
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service. The portions are large and well worth the price.

CN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was very pleasant from beginning to end. Our server was knowledgeable and charming. Her descriptions and suggestions were tailored to our tastes, which she discerned with a few questions. The bread was delicious as was my entree.
The manager came by and enquired about our happiness.
A very pretty restaurant and great food.

J
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saying goodbye to a dear friend

FM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They either need a new chef or new recipes. The shrimp and lobster fettuccine was bland and tasteless. The sauce was watery and tasteless.

RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food server Ron was amazing. We had a party of 7 and I know that can be challenging but he took wonderful care of everything. We will certainly be back.

M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious Sunday brunch menu. The polenta and grilled shrimp dish was wonderful.

DG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Would definitely plan on coming back!

L
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite things about Brio is its aesthetics. The lighting, decor, and noise level was amazing for a Friday night. What a great way to end a week.

JD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, the whole atmosphere was terrific and our waiter was very nice and informative when I asked questions about the menu.

HK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation, got sat at the table in the very front of the restaurant where everyone passes, moved us to a table directly next to a large 10+ people party.

A
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice ambient and food. Excellent service. Xxxxx

l
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating 2 birthdays. Ron was very attentive and friendly and fabulous food.

I appreciate that my requests were known and handled appropriately upon arrival.

SS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and ambiance were great! Very tasty & great house wine favorites!

WS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. The waiter recommended the special and it was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday. Food was excellent. Our server, Shelby was new but extremely well trained and served us perfectly.

CW
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really greats kids menu with actaul food for children, not just chicken nuggets!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Atmosphere, and service!!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beef medallions and lamb chops were divine. Service was top notch!

JS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

T
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was very nice. Little bit noisy inside.

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