Cureight

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Cureight is a Chef Tasting Concept in The Woodlands, offering Eight Course Dining Experience, curated by the Executive Chef Austin Simmons and his team.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A full package dinner. Would recommend to those who haven’t and have done a tasting/lead menu.

BL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was uniformly excellent. Service was attentive and fun. Courses were coming a little too quickly, and they immediately slowed down when we asked them to. Wines were unusual, and pairings were very good. Would do this again for a special occasion. Very pricey, but worth it for a once in a while experience.

G
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect evening with an outstanding progression of food, drink, and service. My wife and I were spoiled; the Chef Simmons experience sets the bar high! Definitely coming back soon and recommending to friends.

e
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Austin has gone over the top !! He is the best chef in Texas . He really listens to what you like and next time you go he makes sure to incorporate any changes . Amazing is all i can say . I was only dissappointed in that the room next the the kitchen was closed off for some large table event . I enjoy sitting in the area where I can watch the chef do the magic ! But the food is exquisite 3 michelin star quality for me

KK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Don’t be afraid to make requests ahead of time, like I need one vegetable feature, something green with no meat etc. This is not allergy related just diversity focused. Very expensive, watch for markup items that may be new in the kitchen on your night. The beef we had was worth every dime but it did cost more than planned. The wine pairings were exceptional.

g
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We returned for another girl’s weekend and had another fabulous meal. Our only disappointment was that many of the items were identical to last year’s meal; when we go out for this sort of experience we expect new and inventive. The sommelier was excellent and we enjoyed the wine pairings. The hushed atmosphere was just what we wanted so we could catch up!

TD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cureight features an 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings. Each course is elegantly presented and artistry on a plate. The initial courses are seafood based and extremely well done offering a great mix of flavors that complement each other well. As an 'intermission' an optional award winning truffle grilled cheese is offered that is excellent. Going into the meat dishes, the quail offering was my least favorite, but the beef dish that followed was the highlight of the meal. My only true criticism was the dessert offerings which I felt were a step below our previous visit. The wine selections greatly complemented the dishes.

Service was excellent as was the pacing of the meal. Overall, an excellent experience, and I believe it to be the best food offering / dining experience in a very crowded Houston restaurant market. Chef Austin Simmons really hits the mark !!

T
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome, Awsome, Awsome. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and had an amazing experience. The secluded dining room you are escorted to when you arrive, opens your imagination into the curiosity of the dining experience you are about to witness. Adam's knowledge of the chef's food creations and Claudia's wine pairing expertise was very informative. The 8 courses dinner brought out some incredible creativity from the chef. This is not a typical meal. With each dish that was brought out you are anxious to find out what the chef has prepared. After a brief description of what you are about to eat, you take your first bite and before you know it its all gone. Leaving you to want more, but at the same time accepting that's all you get. Until the experience is repeated again with the next plate. Definitely a recommended location if you like to leave your taste buds to chance. Trust me you wont be disappointed.

S
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal with impeccable service...we will be going back!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had. Hats off to Chef Simmons.

M
East Texas
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner. Ironically, our favorite course was the sashimi despite how rarely we eat raw fish. We have a dietary restriction of dairy- you can imagine if you are unfamiliar with dairy-free cooking how it presents a bit of a challenge to make food as flavorful and rich without cream and butter. Our menu therefore had differences from what others were having. We were very pleased when our sauce infused with coconut milk had little to no coconut taste. My only disappointment was the final dessert course, which was 5 chocolate truffles. I noticed the couple next to us received what was "supposed" to be served, multiple different flavors which I'm sure were all unique, whereas ours were all the same (plain dark chocolate). It was nice that they were made with coconut milk, but they were not the same value as the ones served to the couple next to us. When you are paying over $400, such little things matter.

PK
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a magical experience celebrating our anniversary at Cureight! The food was remarkable, and the wine pairings perfectly complemented every course. The service was outstanding and so personalized. I'd highly reccomend

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The waiter was not amicable / we felt not welcome ! Not a single smile/

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another great experience! The venison and scallop were my favorites this time, but everything was delicious and well-balanced. Our server was wonderful—attentive and prompt without being intrusive.

KJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by the food, service, staff knowledge of the food and wine. It was so nice to be in a restaurant and not have to shout to talk with each other. This is a gem in the Woodlands.

MJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Little noisy as we sat next to the sliding doors adjoining folks next door.. not a big deal.. Food, service, experience was terrific!
Need option for slightly heavier pours.. perhaps the 70.00 additional to serve one additional ounce each , especially the reds! Thanks for a great evening!

JL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal. Each course was better than the last, and the service was top notch. Probably the best meal I’ve ever eaten. Anywhere.

W
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best word to describe the Cureight experience is PERFECT. The food — the wine pairings — the service (thank you Adam!). Chef Austin Simmons’ vision has matured and evolved beautifully and simply cannot be missed.

AT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked the reservation to celebrate my husbands birthday. The food was out of this world! We loved every course. The attention to detail and flavors were top notch. This is a gem for The Woodlands area for sure. We will definitely be back!!

M
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was above my expectations, the service and food were outstanding. We will be back very soon.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience at Cureight! Chef endeavors to create the perfect bite, and accomplishes this feat repeatedly over the eight courses. Wow! And Adam is an incredibly knowledgeable guide for the journey!

C
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for 2. Oh my goodness!! Sooo very good. Talented chefs Just phenomenal. Especially loved the wagyu. Each course just got better and better which I didn’t think possible.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite way to dine, a multi-course chef tasting menu. From start to finish the experience was outstanding, Claudia delivered some of the most knowledgeable and professional service we have ever encountered. Eight courses of generous sized tasting portions, I had to scale back a few courses to have room to experience all eight. We opted for the wine pairings and even though it may seem pricey to add another $70 to the $125 food price, when you consider what a good bottle of wine will cost, it really is worth the money and the pours were generous. With that being said, due to the fact we are pretty much exclusively red wine drinkers, we almost opted not to pair, but so glad we did because the wines they chose (even the whites) went deliciously perfect with each course.

If you are an open minded diner that doesn’t mind paying for an extraordinary fine dining experience, I recommend trying this for a nice evening out.

JW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was fantastic. Chef Austin’s creations and wine pairings are top notch. The staff is knowledgeable and provide that just right amount of attention. My only suggestion is to upgrade the stemware. When spending $7-$800 dollars on dinner for two the wine glasses should be fine crystal. Certainly a small nit and it would not keep me from coming back to one of my favorite restaurants.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once inside Cureight the service is THE BEST. The food left me speechless. Flavors I have never experienced before.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Austin and the staff are amazing! Everything exceeded our expectations!

WM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the complete dining experience. Every bite was imaginative and perfectly blended. Chef Austin and this restaurant deserves every accolade he gets.

MC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Cureight was top-notch. The food was amazingly creative and perfectly cooked. We did not do the wine pairings, but they were happy to recommend a bottle of wine and to provide a cocktail menu for our table of 4. The service was on par with many restaurants with Michelin stars to their name (Michelin doesn't come to Houston). We will continue to come back to see how their menu changes over the months and years!

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have had other chefs table and cureited style menus and this is easily top three of all time. Totally impressed with the food, service, ambience, and we can’t wait to come again.

SJ
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience ! Each course was unique and the wine pairings worked very well. Favorites included the lobster, truffle grilled cheese sandwich, the blue crab ravioli and king crab, and the Akaushi beef with the uni custard ... but every dish tasted great. The service was just about perfect, and it was fun watching each dish being finished and plated, and then served just seconds later. Following the meal, we had a nice chat with Chef about the dishes, pairings, the restaurant, and food in general. Although not inexpensive, we felt it rivaled some of the finest dining we've experienced and presented a reasonable value.

J
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cureight is an incredible experience any foodie will value. Food, service, presentation and setting are all 5 stars! Highly recommend!

e
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely wonderful evening! The service was amazing, the food was amazing. We are still talking about it many days later and looking forward to our next visit.

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience. Not something you’d expect in the Woodlands.

g
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the full meal with wine pairings, and an additional truffle and grilled cheese course. Despite the scary sounding nine courses we therefore consumed, it was just the right amount, and the wine pairings truly enhanced the meal. The food was beautifully presented and well crafted. Particular standouts were the amuse Bouche of parsnip and turnip velouté, and the venison. I will definitely be back. The calm atmosphere was welcome so we could hold a genuine conversation.

DA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

In short: Absolutely EXCELLENT food, small portions, very EXPENSIVE.

This is an 8-course tasting experience and that is very important to remember because it explains the small portions. I did not, however, feel hungry when the meal experience was complete.

Beyond the $125 base price for the meal, we were also presented with an $80 wine pairing option and a $35 Kobe beef (reportedly specially ordered by the chef and flown in from Japan). The four of us in the party opted for both of the additions because why not, it's an experience and we weren't going to be doing that again soon, at those price points. This did bring the final price for the table to $1,042 (with no added gratuity) before tip.

Was the experience worth it (the price)? Well, yes and no.

First, the food: Each course was absolutely excellent, and I cannot stress that enough. Most of our party had never eaten many of the types of foods that ended up being served that evening, yet, with rare exception, they thoroughly enjoyed each of them. The exception being the somewhat fishy flavor of the orange roe that was served over one of the half-shell oysters. I have eaten oysters many times and found the flavors, here, to be phenominal. The duck was by far the best I'd ever had and the very small Kobe beef portion was nothing less than perfect. All of the courses were very nicely plated and everything on each plate had a specific purpose to enhance that course. I also found the development of each course to be quite creative, interesting, and set-apart from any other meal I had ever had.

Second, the wine: Each of the 8 courses were preceded by a different glass of wine that was purposed to match with the upcoming course. For the most part, we found each of the wines to be tasty but they seemed to be moderate to good in quality.

Last, the ambiance: nice quiet atmosphere but halfway through, the fire alarm went off for the building and it took them about 20 minutes to turn it off. It was annoying.

MT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. It's all I can say about our experience at Cureight. Food was delicious, every course was amazing and we struggled to decide which was our favorite. Though their oyster and pearl was one of my favorite ways to start this meal.
Can't wait to find another special occasion excuse to go back.

RK
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I especially love a fixed menu because you know that someone’s heart, passion and creativity went into it. Our experience at Cureight was exceptional!!! I can’t tell you how rewarding the whole experience was from beginning to end. This Team is top notch. Every single dish was a pallet pleaser! The wine pairing was perfect, and well thought out. I loved being able to watch the team at work. You could tell they find pleasure in the joy of others enjoying each dish. I can’t say enough about the quality, uniqueness, and delicious taste that each dish delivered. This meal is my favorite of any to date. When I think of amazing food Cureight will be first to come to mind. The chef who created these dishes is a genius and he’s lucky to have a great team who can deliver! ❤️

OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. The service was amazing - as was the food and wine pairing. GREAT date night.

BD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 35th anniversary and really enjoyed the entire evening. Most of the items on the menu were not things we had eaten before and we liked all of them very much. The wine pairings were perfect, the staff were all very friendly and informative. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to others for many reasons and look forward to going back soon.

TS
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Wanted to try something different for our anniversary and the decision didn't disappoint. The food was amazing, portions of each tasting were perfect, very relaxing, quiet enough for a conversation and service was top notch. It was a well performed production that we look forward to repeating.

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