Eloise Nichols Grill + Liquors

4.5
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors is an American Bistro from the Adair Family. We serve inventive cocktails paired with modern American comfort food.

Well done but never overdone, where drinks are a food group, late-night is a staple, and quality is a given. Come when you can and stay as long as you’d like.

Please call the restaurant for parties of 9 or more to make reservations.

Reservations are not necessary for Saturday and Sunday brunch. It is suggested that larger parties call the restaurant ahead of their arrival.
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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Ribeye was well done and not medium as we ordered it. Despite their happy hour menu being clearly posted on their website, we were told they changed their happy hour menu and were charged full price for our drinks with no advance notification. Brussel sprouts were the only standout dish of this meal, otherwise the entire experience was very disappointing.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had to wait way too long for our food to be prepared, and while our waiter was pleasant enough he was not nearly as attentive as he should have been. I had made reservations online indicating it was a special occasion for my sister’s birthday. The waiter did not present options for a birthday dessert until he was asked.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely afternoon with yummy food and great wine! One of the best places in the city!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even better service!

CW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was marginal and the waiter was totally put of it, even admitted he was not on that morning.

EH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael provided great service. The food was delicious. It was an easy relaxed place for a business lunch.

CJ
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place to brunch! Probably the best Bloody Marys in Houston. The chicken & waffles are to die for! So many great plates to choose from. I’ve never not enjoyed what I ordered. Happy Hour is also Fantastic!!!

JA
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The interior of this Grill is very inviting as is the service staff-- one feels instantly welcomed. The service was very good-- our server was well informed and checked on us just the right number of times.

We were there for brunch and the menu had many interesting items on it and I'm afraid we didn't chose that well-- we started with Gulf oysters and they were OK but not that well shucked, the chicken caesar salad was basic-- although the toasted chickpeas elevated it to a more interesting flavor. The Toad in a Hole sandwich had delicious cheese but the egg wasn't runny (as I think it should have been) and although the bread was probably the traditional choice (a soft white)-- it just didn't give the dish any flavor. The craft cocktails were quite tasty.

We will definitely come back because this place has potential and I'm pretty sure the dishes we didn't order were a bit tastier than those that we did order.

SD
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Outstanding service friendly and attentive waiter. Quick lunch service which came in handy.

c
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food service was excellent both at the bar and the table. Just a great experience all around. Definite return to place.

o
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server seemed very overwhelmed. Took forever to place our order and even longer to get our food. Oysters were over priced and poorly prepared. Disappointing birthday meal.

TC
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! Have had great food and great service everytime!

CG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and great wine selection.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was ice cold, asked server to microwave and still cold

BT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant. Will be back.

EH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a business lunch. Service was great and it was quiet enough to talk.

VM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food

KK
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was very nice. Would go again................................................................;

a
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

There was a big lag between our appetizer and entree. No explanation given. The food was great but we were starving when it arrived so that might factor in.

N
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was very good dining experience. Food was delicious and the service was great. It is loud which would be my only complaint.

JP
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time having brunch at the restaurant and I was not disappointed. The food was excellent and our waitress Arlene was very patient and attentive to us. I would definitely return for brunch again.

AD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came here for Bday celebration. The food was pleasantly great. The Betsy’s favorite pasta, shrimp & grits, and the Joe’s hot chicken were just delicious and fresh ...! The service was a five star treatment. They have a great collection of bourbon and whiskey. The service was a five star treatment. Our waiter.. Eric and his team were totally awesome , attentive, and very nice!

A
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great!!

BL
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I will go back, but don't think I realized the menu was so similar to Adair's. If I want Adair's food, I can go to Adair's. If you can update the menu, that would be great!!!

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place is great. I had the Brüssel sprout appetizer and a Health Bowl with Salmon. I also enjoyed a rye based Old Fashion from the bar. The service was good, and for its location in the city, I’d say this place is a gem given the pricing and the quality.

JR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Houston Restaurant Weeks, and were not disappointed. Meals were delicious, and drinks were tasty. Our waitstaff was excellent. Ambiance was great and wasn't crowded for a Saturday night at 8pm. Definitely recommend.

RB
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was my second visit to Eloise Nichols and the food was great both times. We participated in Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. This place is fast becoming a favorite.

NP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Cocktails were decent, but not crazy amazing. The food, service and wine, however,b were spectacular. Thoroughly enjoyable date night (though it does tend to get a bit loud)

AB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Sat for 30 minutes without any service. Left with other couples who were not being served.

NO
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was not good. Salad had no taste and shrimp and grits were so salty I could not eat them. They were kind enough to accommodate me with another option from their Restaurant Week menu, however the replacement porkchop was tasty but very overcooked. I will not be returning to this restaurant

JV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and our server was excellent and very attentive. I got the shrimp and grits and my husband ordered the pork chop. I ordered a delicious drink that came in a cute brass pineapple. My only question is I think the name is a misnomer- there isn’t a selection of liquors and not much grilled. But still a nice place. I feel like it’s a perfect place for girls night out or lunch or brunch.

T
London
64 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been meaning to check out ENG+L for some time and finally made it for Houston Restaurant Weeks. It was outstanding. Food was delicious. Service was great—Berenice was very friendly and attentive and made a great wine recommendation. The other staff were also attentive. We’ll definitely be back.

j
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. First time dining here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great with a cool vibe.

LK
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Dined on the HRW menu which was very tasty! Our server must have been new, as he kept asking us the same thing over & over. Then he broke the cork off in our wine bottle. You were kind enough to replace it, thank you. I will be back. Thank you for participating in HRW.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice lunch!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as always!!

LR
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was very good. The drinks were ok. Our service was subpar. The waiter was rude, not helpful with questions about the menu, and impatient with us. It also seemed as though the establishment nickel and dimed us charging us extra for making a martini dirty and requesting to see an ID to prove it was a birthday celebration for free desert. We also sent back a drink and were charged for it, which I've never experienced before. Won't go back.

DT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Their happy hour is not that great.. No menu , you have to ask about happy hour specials.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came on a Saturday for lunch not aware that the menu was brunch only. We were not really wanting brunch meal but looked for other offerings. We were disappointed that there was not much to choose from that would not be brunch. Several of us got a burger and another got shrimp and grits. What we had was good but wished we had a bit more of a choice that was not brunch. We could understand that brunch would be perfect for Sunday.