Killen's STQ

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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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BS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG AMAZINGGGGG

Everything was so good from drinks to entrees. Highly recommend! Make sure you splurge on sides - the au gratin potatoes were to die for.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first class and delicious.

B
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come here for a great steak. They are by far one of Houston's top steak restaurants

D
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent diners at STQ. We had another wonderful meal and our guests really enjoyed themselves. We always include in our order the pork belly appetizer and the beef rib main course. We tried the carrot cake for the first time and it was amazing. Our server, Mia, was terrific. I cannot say enough nice things about her. We are looking forward to our next visit to STQ.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly is exceptional. And they old fashioneds were very well done as well. Always a great dining experience.

CN
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was very prompt and courteous.

CH
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Killen's is my go to restaurant for entertaining visiting business partners. They are always impressed and return wanting to visit again. They all loooove the beef short rib, octopus salad, bread pudding, cocktails, ambiance and customer service. It's an excellent meal choice.

JL
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast Erick was Great! Burnt ends ❤️❤️❤️.

T
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So we are big fans of the bbq out in Pearland so thought we would give this a shot. This is the bbq place but with steak. The location is small and relaxed in feel.
While the food was amazing - it is the service we received that made this place special. We had the nicest people waiting on us. We had a great waiter, but all the staff took care of us. Even the water guy (Alec) - he never let my water anywhere close to empty.
Now - to the good stuff - the food. We had the brisket ravioli appetizer, SO good. I wish that was a meal on its own rather than 4 pieces. And the coffee - we got our own little french press coffee pot which made me super happy. I hate ordering coffee and getting a tiny cup with cold coffee.
Overall - this may not be the "fanciest" restaurant at this price point. But the food is good and the service is probably one of the best i have had at any Houston restaurant.

S
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Overall we were very disappointed . Just a nice dinner with family that turned out to be a bust .
Place is very nice , service was great no complaints there at all . Appetizer was BBQ Shrimp they were great as well as the biscuits .
Entrees were a huge let down , chicken fried steak , had no flavor and batter came off as you tried to cut into it , sides were nothing special , Red Snapper dish , again no flavor and no seasoning , was suppose to be some what spicy , there was none . Other dish was a pasta vegetable dish and it to was nothing special . Again we were disappointed overall that a place that gets such great reviews was such a let down . For me and my family’s opinion and experience we would not recommend and have no plans of going back either .

G
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Don’t bother with this restaurant. We tried it based on the Killen’s reputation, but were sadly disappointed. First the waiter hands us poorly printed paper menus, with food stains on them! When I said I couldn’t read the menu he gave me another without a reason why the printing was so bad. And the second one was worse.
I had the dry-aged rib eye, the wife had the 8 oz filet and the daughter had the schnitzel. I can say the best of our meals was the cream corn side dish. I get a much better rib eye out at a steakhouse in Carmine Texas than at Killens and at half the cost. Waiter just was pushing dishes and seemed more concerned with other tables.
You’d think a place that charges so much would do a better job. Won’t be going back.

J
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Twofold: My husband and I came here in November for our anniversary for the first time and loved it! Our friends came to visit this past week and are big foodies... we told them we had to take them to Killen’s STQ! We were pretty disappointed. The service was great but our steaks and beef rib came out cold.

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional experience!

BR
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was awesome! Strongly recommend it.

SV
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again great food and service. Always a go-to for me when I’m in Houston!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, menu and over all experience.

BC
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, very professional and knowledgeable staff. Food was prepared to perfection and exceeded our expectations. Wine choice was excellent and had wide variety at reasonable prices. Had requested champagne on ice on arrival and it was there as soon as we were seated. I would recommend for any occasion especially a special occasion. Ours was wedding anniversary. Have no hesitation in going again or trying tone of their other establishments.

U
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous meal as usual...we had a fun time eating and chatting at the bar seating

j
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner out with exceptional service, great drinks, and incredible food.

K
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Had out of town friends with me. They wanted both steaks and bbq. What better place to go.

c
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I have tried was very good. Tasted like it was homemade with love. Must try the tamale! So delish. I have been twice in a week and can't wait to go back. The $29 lunch option is a great way to explore their menu.

C
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent will quality food and service. We love our server (Elizabeth) who is a GEM and awesome. Need to expand on the wine list.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

RO
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Can’t wait to go back and try additional items.

TT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner as always! The new key lime cheesecake was a great end to our wonderful dinner!!

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine's. Set menu was EXTREMELY generous. Amazing food, great atmosphere, too notch service. What else could you want?

c
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great Valentine's dinner! Favorites were the au gratin potatoes & "warm" carrot cake!! Our only wish is that it was more dimly lit for a more romantic vibe.

BN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience.

The ambiance was very cozy and romantic. Our service was fantastic and food was exceptional. Definitely worth a try if you need a nice evening with your significant other.

Watch out for the drinks! They're crafted well, but the price might be more than what you're expecting.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines lunch with spouse. We had the Business Lunch. It was all very good for a reasonable price. The service was very good. The parking is limited so you may have to valet park.

l
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal - we really enjoyed it! The food is amazing!

SH
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An impromptu weeknight date with my husband included a very fine dinner at STQ. My Manhattan was perfect (rye,chilled/no ice, with a Luxardo cherry), followed by an impeccable roast oysters starter (tender, parm-crusted), then the amazing octopus dish (like a salad, with both warm and chilled elements, flavors of lemon and dill, and a slight spicy undertone). He had the yummy beef short-rib tamale app, then went all-in on the delectable short rib entree (cue eye-rolling ecstasy). Yummy baby carrots with pistachios and a bit gloppy au gratin potatoes rounded out our meals. The key lime cheesecake somehow balanced a light texture with a commitment to the cream cheese--loved it! Our server Michael could not have been more friendly, informative, timely, and professional--he's a gem! The lighting was a bit "too much" and we had them re-direct one of the fixtures to avoid blinding.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Killen’s STQ is the best restaurant in the city of Houston. Chef Owner Ronnie Killen and his Executive Chef Teddy Lopez have perfectly blended the Steakhouse and BBQ location here. Ask for Eric to be your server, he’s a Pro!

i
Houston
91 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inventive menu with well trained staff that treat the place as if they are stakeholders. All dishes ordered seem to come with a surprising detail. Nice wine list and a serious cocktail program. Near perfect Old Fashioned served with single large clear ice. I’ll be back.

MP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, a fantastic restaurant..a little on the higher price side but a great meal and service

LC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server Mia was fantastic. Highly recommend

DJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food And whiskey selection, with excellent service. Small dining room with great music.

HA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was fine expect where I was sitting was uncomfortably cold.

r
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Decent food, not as good as I thought it would be. Service was ok, ambience could use some work- they had a bright light shining in my wife’s face. Value for what we got was just ok. Had much better everything at Eddy V’s and Steak 48.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about STQ! My new favorite restaurant!

RS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food were excellent. Restaurant ambiance at 5:45 when we were seated was perfect. By 7 pm, it was so loud that we really couldn't hold a conversation. I realize this isn't unique to STQ, that most popular restaurants are like this.

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