Fuad's Restaurant

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42 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

Fuad's Restaurant offers guests a fine dining experience. Its inviting setting is wonderful for date night with that special someone or catching up with an old friend over lunch. Fuad's Restaurant operates without a menu, allowing guests to tell the chef exactly what they want, which is then cooked to their specifications. This establishment does offer specials, such as veal chops with Italian style potatoes, Key Lime shrimp with lobster and crayfish bisque. It also has desserts like the popular flaming bananas foster.



Fuad's Restaurant features a wine cellar with an extensive selection for guests to choose from and it serves classic cocktails, as well as other beverages. This establishment also hosts events throughout the year.


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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.1
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vipMichaelS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had an 8:30pm reservation and when we arrived we were told they did not know when we would be seated. Terrible. I will NEVER go back.

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vipPatsy
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst service I have ever encountered in my 63 years. Would not recommend. We left after an hour and and a half of sitting at our table with no one stopping at our table. Worst valentine dinner ever. Went for pizza instead and had a much better experience.

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vipTaylors34th
San Antonio
50 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favorite restaurants in Houston. Tucked into a non descriptive shopping center behind the Palm, don't let appearances distract from the experience. No menu is way cool and I always receive a warm reception from the staff. No joke, Chef Joseph can make a glass of water taste great.

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vipDinerB
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!!

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vipfmgl
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Sorry, I can not recommend this restaurant. It is too dark, seriously too dark. Dirt all over ceiling near AC vents. Food ranges from good to subpar. Server was not friendly. Too many great restaurants within a few doors to choose to eat here. Two pluses- large serving sizes and well stocked bar. Fuad’s needs a complete renovation and a better attitude toward their customers.

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vipthemaninblack2020
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very quaint restaurant with attentive staff and owner! delicous! my party of 6 all had hrw menus and everything was absolutely wonderful! crab bisque, mushrooms with lump crab, escargot as first course, mixed green and bacon wedge salad for our second course. third course ranged from sautéed grouper with crab, stuffed chicken, roasted duck and lamb shank. owner even gave us a nice mixed veggie plate to go along with our meal. finally cherries jubilee, bananas foster for some sweets at the end! this place is so yummy and the owner is so interactive. they have regulars who come here nightly and even a piano man around 9pm. we will be back again soon, it will be on my mind til we do!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always JR and Joseph treated us like royalty. The food and service was top notch. Perfect place for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Lots on people at bar like pick up place.

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vipBlueskies
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I don't recommend because the owner needs to make improvements. Our table of 4 visited Fuad's 8/17/19 for Houston Restaurant Weeks. I wanted to experience for myself other reviewers expectations. We arrived at 6:30 we discovered when we got home. Going to the restroom was another feat as a result of the cramped space. We could not see our food. We used our mobile flashlight to see if our steaks were medium & medium rare. We received naked dishes, as our vegetable accompaniments were left out & they were brought after we were through dining (cold & bland). I even had to get up & retrieve forks for my table. The tables alongside the winerack received very bad service. Using a wine application I can say all of the wine is marked beyond reasonable market value. Because this is a highly rated & expensive restaurant, we expected more. We were disappointed but tried to enjoy ourselves. My advice is DO NOT go during HRW. We felt sorry for the hostess who also had to assume the role of bartender. We felt bad for the 2 waiters who were stretched beyond capacity. I know the chef must have been exhausted. We still left a nice tip only because the attendants were overworked and overwhelmed. They did have live music around 10 pm and the gentleman entertainer was EXCELLENT! Despite my review, we enjoyed our appetizers, salads & Steaks. Fuad's is small, dark, & looks like an 18th century dungeon. The manager kept a calm demeanor and was nice but he knows this was not a good night for the restaurant. If we return, it will be for a cocktail & entertainment. That's all!

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LoriG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect people watching!

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CatherineM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food and service. Best Crab Bisque in Houston!

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Cookster
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service. The Chef kept checking on us to make sure we were satisfied, we were. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. Everything was mouthwatering. I had escargot, wedge salad with house made yummy bleu cheese dressing, red fish topped with shrimp and lump crab and the best bananas foster I've ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and atmosphere!

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DanielW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience3

Charged us $160 for two appetizers. Tried to tell us 8 desserts were free. We know we absolutely paid for those. No menu equals them charging you anything you want.

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Macktheeknife
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ive been there twice now and have been delighted both times. The ambience is great and really sets the mood for an intimate dinner. The dishes were incredible and the cocktails were on par. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to get a bang for their buck.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This place used to be very good. Last night it was merely mediocre. The service was terrible, the food was comparable to any 3 star restaurant. The visit from the chef was completely rushed and not at all unique. Very disappointed.

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vipCarmen
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my third visit to Fuad's and this time I chose to celebrate a friends birthday there. This was his firt visit and he was very pleased with the food, the ambiance and the idea of no menu and no prices. Very enjoyable.

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vipjeffreyf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars in each category doesn't do this place justice. If you're a foodie, this is a foodie's heaven!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great pours on cocktails. You have to have the bananas foster. Incredible dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It’s a very over priced restaurant, food is below average, awful service, bathroom is dirty door is broken, will never visit that place again.

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ADR6614
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some of the best seafood gumbo I have had in a long time. Fish was excellent. Bananas Foster only OK.

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ChrisM
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, no menu just tell them what you want! Very large wine selection, GREAT service and a piano bar that starts about 8:00 p.m. Older, quiet crowd once the piano starts

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TinaA
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Went for Houston Restaurant Weeks. The appetizers, crab bisque and mushrooms with crab were the only dishes I woukd recommend. The wedge salad had minimal blue cheese crumbles and no blue cheese dressing. My "ceasar salad" was basically a house salad with ceasar dressing. It had bell peppers, tomatoes, hard boiled egg, and some type of cheese, not parmasean. I saw ceasar salads being prepared table side. I'm sure that was not on the special menu, but what was served was NOT ceasar salad. Duck entree'ok. Fillet was tough. The vegetables sreved on a plate to be divided by two, were not good at all. Bananas foster for desert was ok. The service was good until the restaurant got crowded, then was spotty. The restaurant was so dark we had to use our table candle to see the food.

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Kristine
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoying restaurant week with my husband. Fuad is a great local restaurant where the staff seem to know all their customers. Oddly the restaurant has no menu, so I'm thankful for the restaurant week menu. Our 4 course meal was very good. Cesar salad made fresh tableside as well as the bananas foster prepared and flambéd at our table for dessert. Great live piano music.

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cctynan
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t go if you are in a rush. Service is slow in a good way. Listen to the guy at the piano while you enjoy your meal.

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LeslieH
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super personable, great food, and great price.
They are super accommodating to special diets and make dining entertaining.

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vipKaty
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Houston Restaurant Weeks! We had a wonderful time. I wish they would have shared the history and background of the restaurant, but the food was wonderful.

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vipDinerB
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have been frequenting this restaurant for many years....Consistency is the Key for this place. We love it !!! The Lobster Bisque is to die for. The Best in the South.....maybe in the country !!!!! Salute to the Executive Chef, he makes the magic happen there!!! Drinks are fenomenal!!! Love the Ole School Piano Entertainment Ambiance!!! Pull up a seat and stay awhile !!!!!!!!!!!

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vipWill
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had heard many good things about Fund's and decided to try them during Houston Restaurant Week. I was disappointed. My entree was dry and the appetizer was bland. My wife however enjoyed her meal.

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MBT19
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved how the chef came out to talk to us about the food. Wonderful experience. The no menu concept is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best kept secret in Houston! It’s been around forever !! Super old school Houston and so romantic! Food is outstanding JR is amazing and the staff is incredible !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Fuad’s for 15+ years. The non menu experience with some of the best recipes and fresh food around make the place unique. Excellent wine selection. Piano is lots of fun. Highly recommended!

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vipSergioM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph is the best!! Outstanding food and service

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vipbengal
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Prime filet with cognac sauce, grilled lamb chops, snapper with shrimp and Chilean sea bass with crab meat, all cooked to perfection. All this, followed by delicious flaming Bananas Foster!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was overrated, as there is no menu or price information, I believe they take advantage of it, we had a steak which was "okay" but definitely was not worth 48$, also there was an insist for refilling the drinks which were very pricy too. The ambience & music was very good but overall it was not great.

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vipPandasmom1
Houston
99 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun place with excellent food. No menu but the chef comes out and tells you what he can make for you and you can pick and customize whatever you like. Piano bar goes all night and there is a large group of what I assume are regulars hanging out. But it’s not so noisy that our party of four couldn’t converse comfortably. Lamb chops are a specialty and were delcious simply grilled. A platter of vegetables and potato was served for the table. Others in our group had shrimp scampi, seared scallops and were very pleased with their food.

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LeeG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time you walk in till you leave fun good and entertaining

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Kristine
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate restaurant where the chef asked us what we wanted to eat. There is no menu. However we came for restaurant week, and everything was delicious. The table side made Cesar salad good. I especially liked the table side made bananas foster. At 8 pm they have a live pianist. A great place to eat and relax.

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jcaynon
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Be prepared for the dark. Fuad' a small dark place, but don't let that scare you away it turns out that is all part of the experience. Food and service were excellent.

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Miras
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Dark and noisy with very slow service food was okay, not worth the price. I wouldn't go back

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Fuad's Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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