BRIO Tuscan Grille - Woodlands - The Woodlands

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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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Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Birthday celebration

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my son’s 17th birthday with his friends. Everything was fantastic. It really was a memorable day for all of us. Thanks Brios!!

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AW
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner for prom. The food is always good and the service was excellent.

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NO
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

There was a family of 15 there with 4-6 kids under 8 and allowed them to run around. I ordered shrimp & lobster fettuccine. When my food came out it was barely warm and had a piece of plastic film over the top of it. I thought it was lobster scales but wasn’t chewable. I showed the waitress. She brought me out another identical order. My wife and daughter plates both did not have enough sauces on them to cover there noodles which made the entrees dry. We were there celebrating my daughters 20th birthday.

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LW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful atmosphere; professional and courteous employees. Food was very good; good time for all.

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JE
Houston
59 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wine selections and pricing need editing! Need better offerings at lower pricing.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went there for my wife's Birthday it was a party of 12 and the experience was good. I dont have any complaints.

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

There were four of us dining and one of the persons asked the server if they had gluten free pasta and he replied yes so she ordered off the menu and requested that the item be prepared with gluten free pasta. Sometime later were told that they did not have it. And she ordered something else. Then we were told my wife’s menu selection was also not available. An alternative was selected. Not good!!

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Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service! Was a little slow to get the drinks and apps out but after that everything came out very quickly and was very tasty. Our server was very kind and attentive. Will definitely come back again.

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WC
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service!!! Great location.

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k
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is very good and service was great. We are frequent diners at Brio!

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and great menu and atmosphere,. Our only negative was that our food was not especially hot when served. It was seasoned well and very tasty but warm only. Considering the number of times we've frequented Brio, this was a first.

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Houston
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Royce was an outstanding waiter!
There have been changes to the menu and prices since the new ownership. We wish the old policies and prices had been saved. Used to enjoy the dipping oil provided with bread. Grotto which is just down the street offers this!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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JP
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated completion of the full and half marathons. Everything about this meal was excellent. The service on point, the food delicious.

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j
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable, food was excellent, wait time for food was perfect.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food portions were very small. Food overall was ok. Service was slow and everything is overpriced. My first and last time to eat at BRIO.

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LM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The food is always amazing as is the service

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KR
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon is deliciously fresh at Brio. Any salmon dish is a sure thing to order. Free birthday desserts are an added attraction too. We like the wine list too. Lot's of good choices with a variety of pricing. All 8 of our party were happy diners!

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KO
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Brio many times. The food is always excellent along with the service!

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PG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This was a very different experience than we have previously had. We were seated at a 'folding card table', the waiter was overloaded with tables and only able to do a drive by once in a while, the new menu has fewer choices than previously. The experience was just a routine meal rather than a special dining experience.

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RP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Brio's was awesome when it first opened. No idea why it has gone downhill, but my wife and I decided to give it a try again and it was even worse than our last visit. (over a year ago) The only shining star was the waiter. He was polite and attentive. We ordered drinks which were fine (It's alcohol after all) and then we ordered flatbread with cheese and tomatoes. The appetizer was ok, but not really memorable. The main course was the Shrimp & Lobster fettuccine and when it came to the table it was steaming hot. Well, the pasta was, but one bite into a shrimp and it was obvious the pasta was hot off the stove but the trimmings were not. The Lobster was very soft and chewy and the shrimp was lukewarm. All in all we spent $120.00 before the well deserved tip and it was not worth it. $120.00 is also what we spend for 2 at Pappadeaux's, however the drinks, appetizers, and main course is worlds above Brio. Lower your prices or raise the quality of your food.

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NT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly. We were able to get seated and the table that we wanted. I work for Valentine's Day we had the patio pretty much to ourselves which added to the Romanticism for the night. I would recommend this place to anyone for a date night

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

This was my first experience at Brio and was very let down. We have reasons to believe that our meal was rushed and not quality checked. We ordered the spaghetti carbonara and pan-seared salmon. The potatoes on the salmon plate were not done. The carbonara was not creamy, had only a small strip of bacon in the whole plate, and was not warm when it was delivered. Not to mention the carbonara portion looked like a kid’s portion. Way overpriced for the poor quality that was served. I would love to hear an explanation for why I was served such poor quality food. We sent the carbonara back. The least y’all could have done was have the manager or chef come talk to us and explain why the quality was so bad.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Shrimp and lobster fettuccine was good but needed more Lobster

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R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an outstanding meal with excellent service for our valentine's day. We were not rushed through our courses and the meals were reasonable in price. Our window table allowed a view of the canal and we were promptly seated at our reservation time. Highly recommend

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Valentines Day

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always great at Brios. I would recommend to anyone.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We had reservations for 6:30pm. When we checked in, the hostess told us there was a 10 minute wait and suggested we wait in the bar. We thought it was odd to have a 10 minute wait since we had reservations an the restaurant was half empty, but we waited and ordered drinks at the bar. Well, 35 minutes later, we still didn’t get seated, so we checked with the hostess. She rudely told him she was waiting for us to come back. Why would we check back??? Clearly, she should have come and got us to seat us, and clearly, there shouldn’t have been a wait since we had reservations, and the whole place was practically empty, including the bar. Not going back.

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SC
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointing. New ownership has stripped, down graded menu. Less on the menu and no veal entrees. Plus $45 for a steak? Get serious. Cant compare to any of the 6 steak houses within 8 miles of here.

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KT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my party had a wonderful time at your restaurant, Hospitality levels was excellence and the noise level was great. Our party really appreciate the way the server took care of the party he was excellent, excellent,and exceptionally excellent. he's the best and the food was outstanding. *

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d
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have eaten at two separate Brio restaurants in the last few months and have been disappointed in the food quality at both as compared to price point. The wait staff was great at both and food quality good but not great for the $15-$25 per entree you pay. I think there are better Italian food options out there

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EG
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Met two friends for lunch today and had a great waiter )Ronald) who took very good care of us. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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Y
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible place to eat. Olive Garden is better and cheaper

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P
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Our waitress Logan was one of the best we’ve ever had.

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M
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I've been here before. It was lunch time and fairly empty. Food was OK; service was a bit absent. I would return though.

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TT
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, the food is always amazing. The portions are large and the staff is very friendly.

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

They need to cook, serving Italian food, not just put in menu type of it. Pasta should be al denta, spoon for esperesso should served with the proper spoon but not with spoon for tea etc.
Note, when you ask the type of reservation (like Date or BD) assumed the proper conditions for this. We've not seen any difference between others...
Hope next time when I'll come all will be better.
P.s. ravioli was great!

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DP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Always a good meal but a bit on the expensive side for an everyday experience and the level of service is pedestrian for s special occasion.

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