Helen in The Heights
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Second time at Helen in the Heights, this time for NYE. Great options for my Vegetarian partner, things we can share and great meat options for me. Service is great with good guidance on ordering the right amount of small plates to share. Everything was delicious and very reasonably priced in a warm, relaxing and casual atmosphere.
Thank you Toby!
The food was excellent. I had the scallops and my husband ordered the lamb. Both were delicious. For dessert we ordered the custard pie which can best be described as custard wrapped in philo pastry with huckleberry on top. Very unique and I will go back again just for this dessert. We were confused as to the etiquette. We did not know if we were supposed to share our food or just eat what was served. The atmosphere was very intimate but a bit noisy. We will go back again.
Thank you Liz! We do recommend guests share the dishes, kind of tapas-style. My apologies if that wasn't clearly explained from the beginning. Thank you for coming and we look forward to serving you again!
Great food, great atmosphere. There were four of us and we shared the stuffed branzino fish. It was AMAZING! I strongly recommend it.
Thank you Keelie!
Food was absolutely delicious here. A group of 4 of us started with the hummus, which is probably the best I’ve ever had. Then had the baked feta, the greens and cheese pie, and lastly the gyro platter. It just seemed like things got increasingly more delicious. With the exception of the gyro platter, all of these dishes are small- the menu advises of that.
Thank you Big Dave!
We sat outside, so the noise level was less. In the past, it is very loud when busy. Waitress and manager were fun, food was good, nice place!
This place never disappoints the service is always fantastic, drinks are wonderful and the food is spectacular !!
The food was delicious! I loved the family style where everyone shared each dish. The only sour part of our evening was when we ordered a glass of wine at the end of our meal and the drinks never came, so we cancelled it. Otherwise, the atmosphere was really nice and the food was great. Nice waiter. We will be back.
Thank you Patricia! Disappointed to hear about the drinks at the end, I apologize for the oversight there. Thank you for sharing about your experience and the kind words.
As always, it was a fantastic dining experience with exceptional service and incredibly fresh cuisine.
Thank you Dawn!
Large portions. Tasty food. Quality Service. Enjoyed very much.
Excellent food (frixos catch fish) and good service. Nice seating area outside, above the street. Highly recommended.
Overall a good experience. Food and service were both good. Nothing blew me away, but overall happy with the experience and reasonably priced dishes/wine
The food was so flavorful and not a carbon copy of other Greek or Mediterranean restaurants. Portions were perfect for sharing and the staff was friendly and helpful. Will go again.
Glad you enjoyed it!
Delicious food and great service.
This was our third visit to Helen. We come into town from Lafayette, about 4 hours away, just for the lamb shank and cauliflower!
We are flattered Rae, thank you so much!!
We loved the food! Every plate we ordered was delicious. We went on a game day for brunch so it was empty. But we loved the place.
Thank you Gaby!
The Baked Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Dip was spectacular (tempted to order more as my meal). Picky eater child loved the Semolina Pancakes. I had Greek American Gyro and the meat was very tender but the herbs were a touch heavy for my particular taste. Overall very pleased and easy to get into on short notice. Will return to try other dishes and have more of the Red Pepper Dip.
Thank you Glen, we are thrilled to see you and your lil' picky eater enjoyed things. Hope to see you again soon!
Sort of disappointed this time. Food quality was not as good as prior visits which was mediocre at best. Mostly likely my last visit which is a shame as we have been there many times.
I am very disappointed to read this. We take great pride in putting our best foot forward each day, I'd love to hear more from your visit and what dishes were disappointing. If you are open to discussing we would welcome the chance to earn your business back and improve.
The flavors of the food were unique and fresh. The best hummus I have tasted in Houston. Also great service.
Thank you Paul!
I’d rate 5 star if the waitress understands not to interrupt people while they are having a conversation. We were interrupted at least 5 times during our dinner, it became very annoying. Any good wait staff would know not to cut in a conversion to ask “is everything okay?”
Thank you for visiting and your review Sunny. We agree the dining experience is of paramount importance, and knowing when to cut-in and when to stay away are a key part of that. We will share your note internally for improvements. Thank you for coming, we hope to see you again soon.
I love the food, atmosphere and the staff are awesome. Go there!
Thank you very much!
Hostess and wait staff were so accommodating given one out of town guest had travel delays. So rare for restaurants to not dismiss late arrivals. Food was outstanding as usual.
This place is fantastic! We had the most wonderful experience having brunch and we can’t wait to come back and have dinner. The food was amazing and the service was nothing short of stellar. (Zach was awesome!) This place must be one of those local secrets in the Heights for brunch, because it wasn’t packed at all. On one hand, we loved it, because the noise level was minimal and the ambiance was great, but on the other hand, I hope word gets out, because more people need to experience this place. It’s not your typical brunch, so if you appreciate excellent cuisine with outstanding flavor, then you will definitely enjoy coming here.
Thank you Dave!!!
Thanks for coming Fred!
We had a ladies lunch there and had a very nice time. Service was great. Parking was easy because there is allocated parking next-door.
Thank you Andrea!
Overall a great place. we attended for sunday lunch so it was not a lot of patrons. Which was fine for us. Service was also great.
Thank you Aaron!
Cannot say enough about this restaurant. The service was impeccable, the decor welcoming and warm, food delicious and the sound level allowed for meaningful discussion 👏🏼- what a nice change it was from most restaurants.
Look forward to our next dining experience with Helen in The Heights!
Thank you Cynthia!
I asked for a quieter table and we got the deluxe treatment! We were seated in the wine room which was perfect for my family. The food was delicious and the service exemplary. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
You are very welcome, thank you for coming!
We had a very pleasant brunch here. Upmarket Greek can be delicious. You can tell the difference between basic preparation and one where you can taste the dill or mint or the garlic chips that go with the meatballs. With a nice Greek coffee it's a nice way to start a Sunday
Love the decor the service the food. For our first time here we had the Houston Restaurant Week. Very good portion. We will come back!
Thank you Nathalie!
Loved the food and happy hour cocktails. Only thing I didn't like was the baklava but only because it had anise which I'm personally not fond of.
Service was extremely slow and courses for the group were brought out of order (one main course arrived 20 minutes after all other main courses had arrived).
Thank you for dining and your review. We operate an "as-ready" or tapas-style kitchen where dishes are sold from the kitchen as soon as ready. Thank you for your feedback, I will share with the Culinary team for improvements.
We dined at Helen in the Heights on 08/24. Great place and great food. However, the service is very very poor. We spent most of the night waiting on our hostess. She forgot about the special, and we had to remind her. I had to ask one of the other waiters to find our hostess multiple times in the evening. And the food took ages to show up, and showed up out of order and not all together.
The kicker - they charged us a 20% service charge. If the restaurant thinks they ought to charge people a 20% service charge, they ought to provide way better service than what we got. Very disappointed!
This is very disappointing to hear. We do operate an as-ready kitchen where dishes are brought to the table as ready from the kitchen, however this should have been clearly explained from the beginning to avoid confusion. Thank you for your feedback. I am happy the food was tasty but very letdown to hear of the service issues. I will share with mngmt. for revision & improvement. If there is anything further you'd like to share please contact the restaurant,thank you again for dining with us.
Great food, interactive, congenial server. Interesting menu and specials of the day. Good vibe for dressy/ casual. Felt current and trendy without overhype. Will definitely go back!
Thank you Tracie!
Great service and atmosphere. Fantastic family-style dining mixing the HRW menu and several of the small plates made for an exceptional meal with more than enough food for a party of four.
Cozy, trendy atmosphere. Great waitstaff. Delicious, fresh food. FUN time!!
Thanks for coming Diane!
Food was delicious! Great service.
We had great service & excellent food. I’m still thinking about it and can’t wait to go back. I think all 3 of us felt the same !!!!👍
Good food, very slow service. Overall good place, good enough to return
Thank you for visiting and your understanding. We are always seeking to improve the experience we provide to our guests and shorten wait times. We appreciate your feedback.
Great ambiance and service was good. We had their brunch menu in restaurant week and the meatballs were tasty
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Helen in The Heights is rated 4.6 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.