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Holiday Dining at The Woodlands Resort, The Woodlands, TX

Holiday Dining at The Woodlands Resort

4.2
4.2
26 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Nestled on 350 lush acres in the heart of The Woodlands, The Woodlands Resort has hosted unforgettable holiday celebrations and other special events for over four decades.

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Menu

Sunday, May 9 | 10a - 3p. Adults: $89, Kids (6-12): $25, 5 & Under: Free. Two complimentary drinks, Mimosa or bloody mary, for 21+ guests

First Course

  • Bakery Bread Rolls

    • Shrimp Cocktail

      lemon, cocktail sauce

      • Red & Golden Beets

        hazelnuts, gorgonzola, arugula, frisee, orange

        • Banana Coconut Stuffed French Toast

          candied coconut, dulce de leche

          • Cucumber & Tomato Salad

            couscous, feta, basil

            • Imported and Domestic Cheese Board

              Second Course

                Entrées

                • Stuffed Pork Loin

                  spinach, mushroom, boursin, brioche

                  • Roasted Salmon

                    tomato bacon jam

                    • Smoked Prime Rib

                      garlic peppercorn rub, creamy horseradish

                      • Lemon Risotto

                        asparagus, parmesan

                        Sides

                        • Roasted Baby Vegetables

                          herb garlic butter

                          • Creamy Mashed Potatoes

                            • Potato & Corn Chowder Casserole

                              bacon, scallion

                              • Baby Bok Choy

                                mushroom, lemon oil

                                Dessert

                                • Carrot Cake with Vanilla Icing

                                  vanilla cream

                                  • Assorted Mini Pies and Tarts

                                    Kids' Plate

                                    • Chicken Tenders with Tater Tots & Mac and Cheese

                                      • Cookies

                                        Last updated: February 5, 2022

                                        What 26 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                        4.2
                                        4.2 based on all time ratings
                                        • 4Food
                                        • 4.4Service
                                        • 4.3Ambience
                                        • 3.5Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                          Lovely setting but overpriced given food selection.

                                        2. JM

                                          JakeM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          Excellent as usual. Thanks for a great Mother’s Day dining experience for my wife.

                                        3. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                          Generally horrible. Really downhill from our previous experiences there.

                                        4. AM

                                          AmyM

                                          Hawaii

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Easter Brunch- while the food was quite tasty, we did miss some of the things from past Easter brunches at The Woodlands Resort. Peel and eat shrimp, more options for cold salads and bottomless mimosas were some of the things missing this year. This was probably our 8+ visit for Easter brunch and will definitely be back, just hoping to see some of these items return next year.

                                        5. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                          Food and service (especially the service—very pleased with that) were very good. However, we reserved for Easter brunch several weeks ahead of time but were seated basically out in the hallway next to the check in stand. We still had good service but the feeling just wasn’t the same as being inside the dining room. Disappointing for an almost $500 meal for our family of 6.

                                        6. G

                                          Golddelocks

                                          Houston

                                          83 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          83 reviews

                                          Dined on December 25, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful food and ambiance. A great way to celebrate Christmas with my husband.

                                        7. GL

                                          GinaL

                                          Houston

                                          14 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          14 reviews

                                          Dined on December 25, 2021

                                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                                          Christmas Dinner— Food was not that good this year. It was like cruise food. Service outstanding

                                        8. B

                                          Brunchwithrents

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 25, 2021

                                          overall3food4service3ambience3

                                          The buffet was good, but not anything extraordinary. I was charged for alcohol and we do not drink. Extremely expensive. Should offer other options for those who don’t eat large meals.

                                        9. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Dallas

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on May 9, 2021

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch buffet. Great service in the dining room. They did a great job with the food. Live music and cocktails were nice.

                                        10. CM

                                          ClarianM

                                          San Francisco

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 9, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food, service, and music. Overall it was a great time.

                                        11. CC

                                          CourtneyC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 13, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Perfect dining experience! Delicious food, excellent service and romantic atmosphere for Valentine’s Day, even the live music was great!

                                        12. CP

                                          CarolP

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 25, 2020

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          I had hoped for a bigger selection. Brussels sprouts were my favorite. My friend like the mashed potatoes. We both loved the strawberry/chocolate blintzes.

                                        13. EC

                                          EricaC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 20, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food was great. Very safe and the Santa photo opportunity was nicely done. Our kids loved it.

                                        14. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Houston

                                          5 reviews

                                          vip
                                          2.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on December 19, 2020

                                          overall2food2service3ambience2

                                          I was really disappointed by the holiday breakfast with Santa. The food was not great and felt like going to a buffet. Food was cold and you waited a long time to receive. Service was marginal and not great. The room it was served in felt like a dining conference space and just not overly festive or nice. Santa was outside of dining area and was very pleasant but felt like a complete disconnect and certainly not “breakfast with Santa” like experience that you have at other resorts. Overall just disappointed as I had hoped to make this an annual tradition, but honestly I would be lucky to even get my husband to go back.

                                        15. MA

                                          MattA

                                          Baltimore

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on December 12, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We went to Breakfast with Santa & it was a wonderful experience! Food was amazing, beautiful atmosphere & Santa was a huge hit for our kids!

                                        16. P

                                          Pene

                                          Houston

                                          15 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          15 reviews

                                          Dined on November 26, 2020

                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                          The service by Victoria was excellent ,starters phenomenal, turkey was flavorful & the desserts subpar. All in all a wonderful experience.

                                        17. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 26, 2020

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Thanksgiving

                                        18. DH

                                          DianneH

                                          Houston

                                          3 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on November 26, 2020

                                          overall3food2service3ambience3

                                          They served us family style bowls for the side dishes and appetizers but there were no serving spoons included with the bowls meaning we had to use our own forks to serve ourselves. Very disappointed in the way they were served because if you wanted seconds it meant you were taking the food with a used fork.

                                        19. S

                                          Sandy

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on November 26, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Sat outside on patio. This would have been my preference anyway. Nice day - not much sun. Service was good. Starters & sides brought to the table in small dishes. Went inside for main meat course. Rib roast was very good. Really could not finish what they served. I have a mobility problem, so I asked the server to get a specific dessert which he cheerfully did. I did not look at the desserts offered but I believe there was a good variety. It has been a few years since I have eaten Thanksgiving here & was not disappointed. Valet parking was outreageously expensive at $18. The car was barely moved & went I went for it, I was just haned the key & pointed to it where I had almost left it. That might influence me to find another resturant in the future.

                                        20. MT

                                          MarketTable

                                          Houston

                                          28 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          28 reviews

                                          Dined on November 26, 2020

                                          overall5food5service3ambience5

                                          Overall it was a good experience but the service was slow and erratic. Great selection and food!

                                        21. DS

                                          DanielS

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 26, 2020

                                          overall2food1service2ambience5

                                          We were disappointed in the temperature and quality of the food this year. The best part of the meal was the omelette as it was hot and well prepared. The starters were cold as were the sides. The deserts were previously frozen and thawed since all of the dough was mushy. The turkey and roast were ok but again Luke warm. I raved about this offering last year and looked forward to it this year but we won’t consider it again. I think including a $25 tip for two is ridiculous especially when you have to beg for drink refills.

                                        22. JV

                                          JeanValjean

                                          Houston

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 25, 2018

                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

                                          We were actually quite disappointed with our Christmas meal at the Woodlands Resort. The meat choices were sparse, and did not include turkey. It seemed strange to be missing turkey, gravy, and stuffing. The other meat choices were not good. Overall, this was a very disappointing experience.

                                        23. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Houston

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on May 13, 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food and drink selection and outstanding service for Mothers Day buffet!

                                        24. LI

                                          LisaI

                                          Houston

                                          8 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on December 25, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Christmas brunch

                                        25. j

                                          jsfluvtoeatout

                                          Houston

                                          39 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          39 reviews

                                          Dined on December 25, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The Christmas Day buffet was delicious and the wait staff was excellent! This was a wonderful experience that made our Christmas extra special.

                                        26. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Exclusive

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 23, 2017

                                          overall4food3service5ambience4

                                          The food was not as good this year as it was last year.

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                          • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                        • Physical distancing

                                          • Limited number of seated diners
                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                          • Extra space between tables
                                        • Protective equipment

                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                        • Screening

                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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                                        Holiday Dining at The Woodlands Resort is rated 4.2 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

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                                        Google Map for Holiday Dining at The Woodlands Resort

                                        2301 N Millbend Dr The Woodlands, TX 77380

                                        Dining areas

                                        Additional information

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          The Woodlands

                                        • Cuisines

                                          American

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress code

                                          Business Casual

                                        • Parking details

                                          Private Lot

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