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Grotto - Downtown Houston
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Had a reservation just no one came to wait on us for 20 min so we moved on. Tried to get help from waiter, bu
We sat outside at the fire pits. Ambiance was nice, Rick was our server and did great, and of course, the food was outstanding. This is one of our regular places to enjoy.
We had a wonderful dinner Saturday evening with friends! Always on our list of places to eat downtown!!😊💞
While I appreciate that we are in Covid-19 transitional period and happily accept all that entails, there were some disappointing aspects about the overall experience at Grotto. First the wine I selected, a Pinot Grigio was brought out at room temperature and stuck in an ice bucket to chill, something that did not happen and after twice sampling room temperature wine they found a chilled bottle of something else as the PG would never have chilled even by the time we left the restaurant.
The other disappointment was that there was a kids' party held there - our booking was for eight, their's would have been about 8.30PM with two or three adults getting as much alcohol into themselves as possible - presumably it was their choice of venue for whichever child it was? Regardless of that, the noise level went up exponentially from a good atmosphere to unnecessarily loud for a quiet dinner out - our first in months. That some of the kids would go to the rest rooms in packs, past our table and often without masks did not help.
Unfortunately all that comes before the food, which was very good as always at Grotto, and unfortunate that we had to eat inside as a line of storms came through as we arrived. I will i believe, continue as we did before the pandemic and use the Galleria Grotto as our go to Grotto.
Food was delicious. Service was great and they are practicing social distancing with tables, which was great!
Grotto was great! From start to finish we had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was very helpful, made recommendations, and was on point with service. We started with Misto Fritto which was absolutely delicious, and I loved that it came with carrots and red peppers. I had the salmon, which was absolutely delicious. My fiancé had the short rib gnocchi, and wow, it was divine. We will definitely add Grotto to the repeat list!
Excellence service, food, and ambiance.
We went to have a nice couples night out. We were really disappointed. The food was overly rich, the drinks very sweet and wine tasted like vinegar. We started to question ourselves if it was just us. It felt like a bad dream. Unfortunately not.. we will not return.
Great food and excellent date night vibes. The francese and pescatoria dishes were amazing.
The service was great! They practiced social distancing extremely well and we felt comfortable dining at this restaurant. I would recommend Grotto to anyone and everyone. The entire staff was kind and we enjoyed our visit.
Lovely place to eat some good pasta. And it’s not far to walk to discovery green park❤️
The restaurant has excellent social distancing and mask wearing. The wait staff goes above and beyond during this difficult time.
We had a lovely dinner, and our waitress was fantastic!
The food is so scrumptious here. The service is great too and they validate your parking
Delicious food, quick service, friendly staff, and COVID safe protocols.
We always enjoy this place!
Very limited menu, not many options for someone that doesn't eat meat
We were looking forward to dining at Grotto after finally getting out of quarantine!
The service was great...very friendly staff!
The food was horrible...
We will not go there again!
I live this place. My husband and I go every time we are in Houston. Every dish we’ve had has been amazing, although the margarita pizza is my favorite. Great wine selection and the cocktails are really good too!! The wait staff is awesome and are very helpful in selections. I highly recommend going here. It’s one of the best restaurants downtown
Was enjoyable but not a spectacular experience. Food was a mix of very good and okay. I did want more for the $200 we spent.
Fantastic food. Short rib gnocchi OMG🤤! Limited menu due to Covid. Would like to go back and try more. Ate in the bar area. Service was top notch. Bartender (can’t remember her name) waited on us. Made great craft cocktails and was very knowledgeable about the menu. Good whiskey selection. Also ordered the meatball appetizer (loved how it was plated and had great flavor) Entrées were salmon (wonderful), straw and hay (very very good) and a meats pizza (thin crisp crust with good flavor). I’d absolutely go back and recommend it to friends. Thanks for being back open so we had someplace nice and different to try for dinner.
Peach Bellinis are to die for! The interior decorations are so beautiful too. Had meatballs and some spaghetti. 10/10
Music was a bit loud but I know that's how Tillman wants his high energy establishments.
Fantastic service, wine and cocktails, and the skewers were amazing!
Food terrific best chef ever as well as bartender and hostess!
Manager must be new not friendly last one was really friendly
Thank you for being open
Always excellent food and staff!! I will always return
So happy that Grotto’s is open for inside dining again! We had a fabulous dinner and felt really safe with their social distances. The manager, Sean, came by our table to thank us for coming in and made us feel very welcome and appreciated 😀. We will definitely be back again!
This is a great restaurant that I frequent. Great food and service are consistent. Can’t wait to go back!
Excellent food with great ambiance
Fantastic restaurant near so much in downtown Houston! We had reservations (so glad as it was crowded) and were promptly seated. Server was amazing - he guided us thru the menu and had great suggestions. The only reason we did not rate the food 5 stars was the bread that accompanied our anti-pasta board. It was a little too smoky for our taste - a little overbearing. Wine selection is very good. We had a couple of small plate selections that were amazing. It was a wonderful dinner experience. We'll be back!
The Red Snapper was delicious!
Very fast service! Waiter was very attentive.
We were sat outside, waited 15 minutes and no one came to our table. We left. Terrible service!
Good food. Seated quickly. Not an overwhelming amount of options but good. Cheesecake was delicious.
Food and service were excellent.
First time at Grotto in Houston...what a find. Came upon it while walking by and decided to make reservations. Nothing but a positive experience and the food was awesome to boot.
Service was impersonal and transactional. The food quality was ok but pasta dishes had an appropriate amount of meat but barely any pasta. I heard multiple other tables mention this also.
Love this restaurant. One of my downtown favorites. Any pizza is great. The grilled cheese and soup is the best!!!
We ordered 4 small plates. All were presented nicely and tasted great. Wine was perfect with everything. Favorite was the short ribs.
Server was very attentive. Gave us free dessert for our anniversary celebration.
Would definitely return. This place would also be great for a group.
Grotto - Downtown Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 658-0752.
Grotto - Downtown Houston is rated 4.6 stars by 831 OpenTable diners.
Grotto - Downtown Houston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.