BRIO Tuscan Grille - Houston - City Center

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Italian
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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SG
Houston
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We wanted a bottle of wine
Our server was awesome bringing us each a sample of three wines that we wanted to try. Impressive and yes we bought a bottle thank you

ER
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fettuccine with shrimp and lobster was fabulous. Great atmosphere.

TP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

OK overall but 2 issues:
1. Ordered the salmon which arrived much later than all other orders at our table. The waiter did inform me that it was late and apologized. Also, a manager delivered the dish, letting me know that it would be comped. They handled it well ultimately but was still disappointing, especially with a large group including kids.
2. I noted on my Open Table reservation that this day was both my wife and daughter's birthday. Nothing was done to celebrate or recognize this. I actually forgot I had done that until after we had left, knowing we still had to get home to do presents. Again, disappointing, especially for my 10-year old daughter.

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GV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRIO is the perfect place for a night out. The food is delicious. The drinks are amazing! The ambiance is perfect for a night dressed up or casual. BRIO is perfect for “treat yo self” vibes. If you’re in jeans or a dress you feel welcomed and will have a great time.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely on the patio. Wait staff is exceptional.

LA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Family holiday dinner

JG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We went there for Christmas Eve dinner. Food was good, service was horrible. We watched the 2 waitresses argue about who was handling our table, then never saw either of them again until we were packing up the leftovers and one came to ask if we wanted refills. Would’ve been nice to have them during dinner? Thank goodness for the guy that stepped up to wait on us in between his regular tables, but even that was not what it should’ve been for the price of the restaurant. What was supposed to be a Christmas Eve treat from myself to my sons, turned in to me apologizing to them for the restaurant choice as we walked to the car.

JN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant in the City Center area at Town and Country. Great menu selection. I love the wedge salad and the Salmon Fresca entree. An awesome explosion of flavors.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and very good food!

WA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food! Superb wait staff! Superb ambiance! It was a fantastic evening! I would highly recommend BRIO to all my friends.

T
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, service and location. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was incredibly slow. Our reservation was at 11:45 and did not leave the restaurant until well after 2:00pm because of the length of time it took to get our food.

EL
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous. We enjoyed it very much. Great service and wonderful food/drinks.

MA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious. Friendly elegant atmosphere. Sure I will be back

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so amazing and accommodating to the group we had with is the food was outstanding. The service was amazing I will most definitely be going back.

SL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Waitress seated us, and then forgot about us - even tho she was serving two tables over (so we knew she was still there) and it wasnt crowded ay all, week night w several open tables around us. We had to ask 3 times for our drinks, and our water was never refilled at all. They werent busy; so we couldnt figure it out. We did have a nice girls night out catch up - the waiters didnt come back; so we had lots of time to talk. We had to flag them down to order food. Food is good but not memorable. Since parking is always a problem in this area, we wont be back. Just not worth it.

MM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our Holiday Luncheon, book a room for 30. Arrived and a long table was ready out in the main room.

The room would have been better, but the long table seated all of us and that is what mattered.

Made it a bit difficult to carry a group conversation, boss could not give prepared speech, but the food was excellent as will as the service.

Waiters was very attentive, no one went without refills on drinks. Which is a plus in my books.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice but a bit too noisy!

MK
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location, very good food. Service wasn't quite as attentive as I would have thought at this price point. But overall a good experience and recommended.

DG
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening with excellent service.

CH
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wait staff, hostesses did a good job...the reason I gave a 4 star instead of 5 on food is the Marsala sauce tasted more like brown gravy... everything else was very good...will certainly return.

KS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, prices, atmosphere! Went there for a girl's night out to catch up with some friends. The noise level was excellent as it is quiet and you can have a great conversation. Our waiter was almost invisible and perfect as everything was timed perfectly and wonderful. He was a true professional!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was amazing.

FO
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Family dinner after Thanksgiving. We like the restaurant very much. Our waiter professional but not our first choice. The food is excellent, my son had the beef tenderloin in Gorgonzola which is delicious.
Our choice of Pinot Noir was slightly acidic and dry.

CD
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was our first time at Brio. Upon walking in for our reservation, we noticed a fellow diner talking to one of the hostesses regarding another party being seated ahead of her. The hostess she spoke with was very curt and unprofessional in her dealings with the guest. Perhaps, we should have left then, but we chose to stay. The calamari and crab cake were delicious! The spaghetti bolognese was dry and a bit less cooked than al dente. The manager did attempt to make this right by allowing a substitution (lasagna), which was not much better. We let our waitress know that we were celebrating my birthday and there for the first time. She asked if I'd like a lemon or vanilla birthday dessert, which she never brought out.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Las cantidades han bajado sustancialmente y estuvo servido sin ningún interés en la presentación

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JB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome!!! He really enhanced our dining experience.

A
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sea Bass was wonderful. The service was excellent. Reservations went well.

G
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There's two salmon dishes and our waitress delivered the wrong one. The correct replacement was delivered very quickly -- they must have an expedite process in the kitchen for just such situations. A lovely dining room. Attentive staff. Try the lasagna -- it's a different type of pasta with a blanket of cheese. There's a door on the side if you are walking from the parking garage.

A
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers are well trained & efficient. At no time were our glasses empty or the server not available for our check. The food is hot & yummy. The value is okay too. Highly recommend this restaurant.

KG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too loud. We’re with elderly couple and we’re seated next to kitchen. Way to loud to even hear conversation.

A
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff were fabulous, a shout out to Monica! The food was hot & delicious & the atmosphere was pleasant.

s
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and wine suggestions by our server were terrific! ...he was also kind enough to let my friend and I catch up -- and did not rush us.

RB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Too many negative things to mention.. Waiters very poor and need to dress better and look cleaner. Seating was a problem as we were seated next to screaming children and we were the only people in a big area...so we moved to a quiet area which we found on our own. I've been to to this location many times and it has gone down hill and I may not return

S
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Every thing was very good. We choose from the brunch menu and the Shrimp & Polenta was excellant. The service was great and we will certainly be returning soon.

SK
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent, friendly and efficient. The only blight on our regular Brio experience was the hostess who was on the phone when we arrived at 1:30. She did not acknowledge our presence or ask someone else to help us. It was obviously a long discussion that could have been briefly paused. After several minutes, a server from the bar seated us.

JR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Bday party for our 18 year old daughter. Service was slow despite it not being very crowded. Meals were a bit pricey given the portion size. They accidentally charged me for the bday slice of cake which they took off when I asked about it. Waiter was in the weeds and while he kept our water glasses full, didn’t see him much and food and drink took too long . Felt compelled to leave a not so great tip since the service was not so great.

Probably won’t make it a point to return.

S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was great. Food and service. Well enjoyed.

EO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was ok but not great. The service was good.

BO
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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