Diana American Grill
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Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Beauty & the beast with the family. Great show and the the food and service was great.
Matinee with granddaughter was excellent.
We had been to this restaurant before and it was a much better experience. On this occasion we were disappointed with the quality/presentation of the food. I highly recommend you discontinue the inclusion of the sardine/anchovy with the Caesar salad. That did not start the meal off well. The dressing on the salad was also quite bitter. While our steaks were good, my daughter’s potato soup was supposed to have some chicken included and there was very little. My Gulf Snapper entree was also very disappointing. It was quite tough.
While disappointed with the food, our service/server was pretty good. We did provide feedback to him on the salads.
Nic our waitress was outstanding
Great lunch, we really enjoy the view, food and service.
As a TUTS member for years I have always had lunch at the restaurant before my Saturday 2pm performance. I am disappointed that the new owners have not started a Theater price fixe menu. That was a great value when Artista's was there. I hope they decide to add that soon.
Not your typical restaurant, is more like theater oriented restaurant. Service was great and profesional. Food was delicious and we had no complain about it.
This our 4 time since they open. And this time everything was much better for us.
Marcello stop by a couple time to double check on us.
Pre theatre dinner. Amazing service.
The food was pricey and tasted average at best. I don't think it was worth the price and probably would not go back again. Our waiter was good, but must have been new. He made a few mistakes, but nothing we really cared about. It was more annoying that another nearby waiter kept correcting his mistakes right in front of us. It was awkward for us and for our waiter I'm sure. Its ok to correct mistakes, but don't do it in front of the costumers. It's just unprofessional. Also, we were seated right by the entryway to the kitchen, so we would often have a group of waiters standing there right next to our table...which was weird. For dessert we had a cheesecake. It was good except for the crust...neither my husband or myself liked the crust at all.
The pimento cheese appetizer is delicious! The shrimp cocktail was ok too. However the Diana salad with added grilled chicken was pretty below par.
Meal was unimaginative but the restaurant is very convenient for the Hobby Center. The menu is fairly limited, sauce on the expensive red snapper was very bland. We give the restaurant an A for convenience, but a C on food. Staff were attentive but lacked polish.
Great matinee dinner, our waitress was great, sebi.
food was delicious and the show was great the beauty and the best.
Perfect day for me and my daughter..
First play and lunch in a great restaurant for my five year old granddaughter.
2nd time at Diana, and this time service was perfect and food was delicious. Good job Marcello. thank you for answering my first email and making sure everything was up to hobby standard.
A beautiful, very pleasant setting. Obviously very convenient before or after a Hobby Center theater performance. Food very attractive, service very pleasant. That said, it's a bit pricey. And — for our personal taste — several dishes were too spicy. (Other Houstonians may well have other preferences, of course!) So for us, it's a nice place, but not likely one we'll visit frequently.
The whole experience was very pleasant. The cuisine is absolutely fabulously fresh and delicious. Be sure to try their homemade pimento cheese appetizer. You will not be disappointed.
Pre-theatre lunch with my granddaughter. Does not compare with Artista’s but it was ok. Overpriced and fewer selections. Snapper was well prepared.
Dinner before the theater. The service is outstanding. Food is good, and like so many other reviews, arrives so quickly. The convenience of having the restaurant right here is a plus. Make your reservations early, they fill up pretty quickly especially for the better shows. Don’t show up hoping they can seat you at the bar or a table. If you want to eat without a reservation you’ll need to hope you can find a table for the Bistro area of the grand lobby. We’ll be back.
Loved Artista for its great choices if food. This menu is limited and heavy and expensive.
Very disappointed. This was our first visit after Artista closed and we were really hopeful that Diana would become a favorite. Unfortunately, that is not the case. There are too few appetizers to choose from and they are small and definitely not "For The Table" which implies quantities to share. The shrimp were poorly cleaned and the dish was overpriced. We all had steak and not one was properly cooked and they were not seasoned at all. Wine list is acceptable, but over priced. The menu seems to be mostly salads. I could not have identified the potato soup as potato soup if I had not known what it was supposed to be. It was very bland and watery. Overall, this restaurant does not uphold the quality of what a theatre restaurant should be.
Our server was wonderful. She was attentive, prompt and took very good care of us.
The chef visited tables to check on his customers, but could have spent time better in the kitchen overseeing the preparation of the food.
After close to ten years of having Artista to enjoy before the show, Diana is not up to par. I doubt we will go back, unless the menu changes drastically and the quality improves.
I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant. Ordered our meal , appetizer arrived quickly which was fine , before we were finished our mains arrived , sent them back till we had finished appetizers then the same food came back cold , sent them back for hot food . Ordered espresso to finish but received terrible tasting coffee in an espresso cup , no crema on the top and a light brown color , sent back ! Paid the check and left . Will not go back . Poor food for expensive price .
We had tickets to Phantom and decided to try the new restaurant Diane that replaced Arista. The layout was similar and a bit more relaxed. The menu items were interesting and presented opportunities to delight. It did not. The flavor was not unique or inspiring. It tasted okay but not what was expected for the price. I had the snapper and my wife had the lobster pasta. The doneness of the protein was exact and the texture of all accessories were excellent. It was the expected taste wow that wasn't there. For desert we had the carrot cake which had more frosting and "sauce" than cake.
We had a wonderful dinner. Everything was delicious. Our waiter was so great (Oseas G). He recommended a really great wine and had a fantastic personality. I gave it 4 stars for value because I though the wine list for bottled wine was a little pricey, but overall it was worth it.
We went here before a theatre show. Service and food were excellent. We also had a great view of the skyline.
Jonathan the bartender took very good care of us and was very helpful and friendly. Marcelo the GM couldn’t have been more grateful to host us and made arrangements to come back during our next show - Beauty and The Beast with the kids!
This restaurant replaced the former America's Restaurant in Hobby Center. I had the ribeye which was not very high quality. Other than ambiance of the view of down town and location in Hobby Center, it just was not that appealing. We'll look for other options for next meal before a theater experience.
Terrible service, I had to pour my own $70 bottle of wine, couldn't get the dirty dishes removed without asking, and had to get fresh silverware from the next table. This is an Aramark run restaurant and it shows, they run it like any other convention or sports stadium restaurant not like the upscale restaurant it should be.
The food was at best average at high prices. The crab appetizer was all sauce and the presentation was terrible.
I'd really hoped the new management team here would succeed. They won't.
My chicken was excellent. My wife’ Salad was good but the dressing left a lot to be desired. The view from our booth was very nice.
Great restaurant right in Hobby Center and perfect before the show. Wonderful menu I had the veal chop with the Asparagus Salad w| Roasted Bacon & Chopped Egg Sauce. The view looking out at the downtown skyscrapers lit up against the dark sky set the scene. Excellent service. Highly recommend. Look forward to going soon again.
It’s just not the same... wine and cocktails are expensive and so is the food. The atmosphere is a bit “cooler”... all in all, I miss Artista and their food offerings. I will go to the lobby cafe as opposed to Diane for pre show dining.
Really enjoyable and delicious! Great food presentation
This was our first diding experience at Dianna’s and we were very impressed. The service, food and atmosphere were wonderful !
Bennie our server was great as were the overall service staff. Great ambience decor. Food was good ( I’m a foodie and really critical on food) but not great. Would go back.
Negatives: it was VERY expensive and entree was so-so, bread was awful.
Positives: Convenient when seeing a show.
We enjoyed Artista, the prior restaurant at this address, because of the convenience prior to attending shows at The Hobby Center. Diana's offers a much better variety on their menu and the quality exceeded expectations. Service was attentive and helpful with suggestions and we enjoyed the change in décor from its predecessor. We will look forward to being repeat customers.
The service and ambience were very good, but the food was mediocre. There are no vegetarian entrees. We had a rather greasy pimiento cheese spread, extremely bland potato soup and an unremarkable salad. The carrot cake tasted under baked. Disappointing food, but the interior is lovely and it's very convenient for a pre-theater meal. Might be a better experience if you're a meat eater.
We really liked the new look of the restaurant and the menu. We did have a couple of food issues...the chicken on the sandwich ordered was raw in the center. It was returned to the kitchen and the second try was a success. The steak salad was good, but some of the steak bites were very tough (so tough had to be discarded). We will give it another try. Service was very good.
As always, the food was delicious & service was great! We always go there before the TUTS performance!
We had a great time at the new Diana American Grill Maurice our server was fabulous.
The only thing was my steak was under cook, but the chef marcello come to the the table with a new one. And that makes everything g much better. Little dessert at the end.
Great costumer service by all the staff.
Diana American Grille is an interesting combination of upscale dining and fast food service. The recently opened upscale restaurant in the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in an interesting enigma. The location is obviously extremely convenient for theater patrons. My wife and I had an early dinner before the 8 PM showing of Phantom of the Opera. The decor is somewhat modern and contemporary. We sat in the smaller upstairs loft area. The service was great and very attentive. We were not rushed and were able to take our time with each course. The wine and cocktail offerings are a bit limited, but, good.
The most mysterious part of the experience was the incredibly short amount of turn around time from placing your order to receiving your food. We literally ordered our salads and got them is less than a couple of minutes. Same with the main entrees, only a few minutes from taking our order to having them arrive at the table. This makes it feel like the food is prepared ahead of time and not really made to order. While our entree's were very good, they were not exceptional. I guess being primarily a theater crowd, this might allow them to maximize the number of people that can be served prior to the start of the show. It does make the experience feel more like a fast food restaurant.
So again, Diana is a good, convenient location for dinner before attending and event at the Hobby Center. As you would expect, it is a pricey menu. Just be prepared for a dichotomy of upscale dining and fast food service.