Killen's STQ

4.7
789 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Wood fired meats in a rustic yet elegant neighborhood atmosphere by Chef/Owner Ronnie Killen.
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Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding! Wish they had larger wine list with more mid-range priced options.

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L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal! The food was incredible and the service stellar.

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JR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot and will be eating here again real soon.

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SK
Houston
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I just wasn't impressed. We've been wanting to try STQ for a while and finally made a ressy. Service was pretty good but food was just ok, nothing was outstanding. Drinks were good, Crab dip was mediocre, fish was not good. Short rib and mac & cheese were tasty. Overall we were underwhelmed.

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EI
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Food good, service good!

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c
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfectly cooked steaks. Staff was very attentive.

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WS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had special brisket enchilada to start and it was fantastic. Sides of Mac'n Cheese and roasted carrots were superb. Best Mac I have had in a steak house. nice crust, creamy saucy with a nice deep cheese flavor. Dry aged NY Strip was a fine piece of meat cooked precisely to order, hint of smokiness from being wood grilled. Lobster with gouda cheese grits was also quite tasty. Perfectly cooked and the grits were fabulous. The carrot cake dessert is to die for moist with a not-too-sweet melted cream cheese topping. plenty to share, but it will be hard to share after your first bite!

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R
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very particular guest from out of town. She want her steaks med well done. (Hard to do) She was blown away by her steak and everything . Well, done, STQ!
The tres leches cheesecake is just wonderful.

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great steaks, great appetizers, but some of sides on this particular visit were average.

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e
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality overall. Well staffed and very knowledgeable. Food of excellent quality and well prepared.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was literally the best meal I have ever had. I will definitely go back.

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KY
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love STQ Elizabeth is the best!
Wish the scallops were still on the menu but the Ahi Tacos were amazing and I know my husband loved the pork belly.
Could not have asked for a better meal.

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SB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything we ordered was outstanding! We started with the jumbo lump crab dip which was full of crab and delicious.Steak was full of flavor and cooked to perfection. To end the meal, the homemade carrot cake was the best I ever had. Highly recommended it!

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MD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a bit too noisy for a quite inner for 2 but food and service are great

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SH
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both March 14 2018 and 2019 we've begun our "celebration" at Killen's STQ. The service was great (once I got my pre-decision taste of wine) and the food was on point. We had the dry aged ribeye medium rare--could have used a bit of seasoning, but was otherwise tender and perfectly cooked. We started with the roasted beet salad and it was outstanding! Don't miss the roasted brussels sprouts and finish with the bacon tres leches bread pudding. Every dish was ample to serve two (maybe more) people and my husband and I did just that.

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PP
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a client there. We both had the 3-course business lunch. Was incredible! I was still thinking about desert the next day -- tres leches bread pudding with bacon. Was killer!

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GG
Houston
232 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

After hearing all the hype about this restaurant, we were disappointed. Not much has been done to improve the old restaurant's physical layout. The noise level is quite high, and we were sitting in a small cove along the northern side of the restaurant that was so cold we were literally shivering for virtually the entire duration of the meal, even though we complained to our server.

My wife had a Wedge Salad, initially served with far too little dressing, but that problem was solved quickly upon request for more. My wife said it was very good. I had a bowl of green pozole, which was very disappointing, as it had no resemblance to any pozole I've ever eaten before--no spiciness, virtually no hominy, wasn't served very warm. It tasted more like a green pea soup than pozole.

The two of us split a 14-oz dry-aged strip sirloin, and were disappointed. We had ordered it medium rare plus, but it came out rare plus. The steak had a smoky flavor, and, while not tough, was very dense. Maybe that's the result of too much dry aging. The sauteed mushrooms were whole button mushrooms, rather than the sliced type, resulting in a slight loss of flavor. The onion rings were decent, but not great.

The highlight of the meal was the dessert--a tres leches bread pudding. It was absolutely delicious, but truly big enough for four people. The two of us couldn't even begin to finish it, so we took home more than half.

General comments: Not enough choices in vodka selections (no Stoli, Absolut, or Ketel One), same problem with Gin (no Sapphire). Good prices, however, on well-made cocktails and on wines by the glass. Complimentary valet parking is forced. We won't return.

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T
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Valet parking only with 1 guy working but easy in/out. Hostesses friendly and found our reservation quickly. Water and drink order taken promptly. The restaurant was smaller than I expected but I liked the casual but with white table cloth ambience. Bread not too flavorful but had good crust. Appetizers were amazing - grilled octopus salad & baked oysters. Entrees ok, large portions, short rib had nice sauce & rib eye was huge & simply seasoned. Side carrots were bland. Bone marrow seasoned well but undercooked. Too full for dessert. In & out in 1 hour. Business lunch special looks like a good deal or I’d just have appetizers next time.

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SR
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic, the drinks are great, and the service is first class. Great to see Ryan, Elizabeth, and Brent last night!

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OD
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party of 4 had a fabulous meal at Killen’s STQ. Our server was very helpful, even suggesting we split certain items. Since it was my wife’s birthday, she and our daughter had cocktails and enjoyed them very much. I ordered a bottle of an Italian red blend wine to go with our meal. We shared three appetizers, being the crab dip, wood fired oysters, and pork belly, and all were outstanding. I’m not usually an oyster fan but I would gladly order these oysters anytime. My wife was skeptical about ordering the pork belly but loved it. For the main course, my wife and I split a dry aged 16 oz. ribeye which was perfectly cooked to rare+ and outstanding. Our daughter and her boyfriend split the beef short rib, which was huge and with the meat tender and falling off the bone. Needless to say, it was done perfectly and extremely tasty. We ordered sides of roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, which did not disappoint. Finally, we finished off with one order of the bacon tres leches bread pudding which was to die for and quite sufficient for the 4 of us.

The wine list was reasonably extensive and my wife loves Italian reds so I was able to find a bottle under $50. However, I would say most of the wines were on the higher side of affordable.

If I were to have a complaint, it would be that, notwithstanding that I had advised the restaurant it was my wife’s birthday when I made the reservation and mentioned it to our server when we ordered dessert, there was no recognition by the restaurant or its staff of the event.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly an amazing dining experience! All the food was SO good!

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

We enjoyed the food but the waiter and male host were rude. Kin of put a damper on our 32nd wedding anniversary dinner.

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J
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed exceptional food and service. It is very expensive, but a great experience.

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Kent
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Had the pork belly and chilli garlic sausage (special) to start which were some of the very beat I’d ever tasted. Shared beef rib and steak for main and they were both absolutely amazing. The beef rib is the best I’ve had anywhere! Great service and although it’s not cheap, it’s definitely worth the money!

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C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wonderful experience! Everything was fabulous!! Took lots of food home due to the large portions. Everyone was super friendly, superior food and a great vibe! We’ll be back!

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YP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

Food is good however the place is a run down shack and does not justify the high prices at all. There are much better places in Houston with equally good food and steaks with better ambiance, décor and furnishings. Dress code is a joke! Go in your slippers and shorts :-D

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P
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. My only complaint bar didn’t have Bombay Safire so no martini for me!

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WG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Extremely expensive for the value and alittle pretentious

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U
Houston
78 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was a nice lunch with friends except the service was lacking. Very disappointed that we had to ask our server several times before the requests were done. Not sure if he was new or just stretched thin. Food was excellent as usual. Our packed leftovers were mixed up which we didn’t realize until we had gotten home!

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JK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Steaks were good, not great. Sides were Ok and not disappointing, just Ok. I eat at many of the best steakhouses in the city and was excited to experience Killen's STQ. Not bad. Just not special either.

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s
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Steak in town as I like the dry aged beef. Great staff on the floor and behind the bar as I know them all and very professional. I hope you start to carry the dry aged lamb chops as they were delicious.

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TB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Killen's is always outstanding, the food was excellent and the service was great!

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WN
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Nice atmosphere

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MT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is defenetly the best place for steak in houston.
Small cosy restaurant with excellent food. Good for friends or family events. Great service

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food but it is hard to have a conversation - too noisy and not much spaces between the tables..great food! Would recommend for special occasions!

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SB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not impressed. Very expensive food that was nothing special. My steak was grocery store quality at best. Our server was inattentive and distracted and the ambiance was nonexistent.

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JU
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We were treated so horrible by waiter , we couldn’t ask any questions or he would basically act like we were bothering him. The food was good the service was sad

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S
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to dine at Killen's STQ. Service and food were top notch!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed a date night here last week. You really can’t say enough good things about the food here. Having been to all of Ronnie Killens other restaurants you would think his style blends together, but STQ is definitively unique and delicious. Our server was cheerful and knowledgeable about the menu. Cocktails and wine list are great, but it’s all about the food. My wife had the chicken fried steak and I had the biggest “short” rib of my life. Everything was delicious with plenty left over. Well worth your time.

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l
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On of the best restaurants in Houston. Especially love the appetizers.

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