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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JK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The restaurant is small with an open kitchen, but the noise level is good - you can carry on a conversation. The food is great and the service is exceptional. The only complaint, if you can call it that, is the lighting. For whatever reason, the center of the dining space is very bright and the brightness tails off towards the edges of the restaurant. We sat in the center of the space and felt a bit like we were in a spotlight.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular!

Food was amazing specially the deserts.

C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The steak was cooked to PERFECTION!!! Appetizers were outstanding- the smokiness in lobster bisque was just right - not overwhelming. The flan dessert was DIVINE!!! Thank you1

EH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience dining at Killen's STQ. We ordered the Wagyu flight and to our surprise, the A5 Kobe filet was overcooked, while the other 2 Wagyu filets were cooked perfectly. When we brought this to our waiter's attention, he immediately had the kitchen prepare another filet to our specifications (we had requested medium rare), no questions asked. The service was excellent and they even provided an extra dessert on the house since we were celebrating a birthday. The carrot cake is also to die for!

S
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was not very busy. We had a seven o’clock reservation. 10 minutes for a glass a water and over 20 for a cocktail. Waitstaff very friendly but not enough waiters. Unacceptable to wait that long for service especially at these prices. Food was just oK and I have had better meals there in the past. Maybe an off night.

JR
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

New Years Eve with our best friends couple.
Very loud when we arrived.

L
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for New Year’s Eve. Our service was great from the bartender to our server. Our food was delicious.

KH
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE dinner. Was Great...start to finish!

EH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at STQ, but a long time patron of Ronnie’s other establishments. Chef Killen has done it again, with fantastic flavors and friendly waitstaff the order of the day. Our party had a ribeye, the pork jagerschnitzel, and the brisket ragu; all were full of flavor. The jagerschnitzel is as big as a platter and some of the most moist and tender pork I’ve had. The ragu was an original take on pasta and had some of the Chef’s signature brisket in addition to ground beef. And the ribeye — well, it’s Chef Killen and steak, so it’s as good as you’d expect. Nancy was an awesome server, extremely attentive and engaging. All in all, STQ reminded me of the original Killen’s Steakhouse — a small headcount restaurant with an efficient menu and helpful waitstaff. We can’t wait to go back.

P
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the choice of my son for his 17th birthday dinner and it did not disappoint! Thanks!

JR
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The food was incredible. Would go back just for the creamed corn.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a late girlfriends get together and totally enjoyed our lunch we had the 3 course lunch but also ordered the bbq shrimp appetizer. Delicious! We trie Chicken fried steak, pork belly and steak salads all were amazing. Elizabeth was our server and was great! Would definitely go back again!

AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly appetizers are worth driving many miles for !! Incredible short ribs and gourmet cuts barbecued to perfection.

GA
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Yes; high quality steaks...no complaint there. In general, side dishes good though our tomato salad had mushy pieces and the brussels sprouts seemed a bit charred. It's very good but pricey and our table (altho we had a 6pm seating) was right in front of the entry door which blasted us each time it was opened. Not sure we'll go back.

J
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of our two favorite steak houses in Houston. The meat is always outstanding and we love the creative specials. Side dishes are also perfect. We will return...

E
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I’ll definitely be back!!

CB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Filet mignon and asparagus with hollandaise sauce fantastic!
Other vegetables on the table great. Will definitely eat here again.

JV
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat. Great food, Great service!

J
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good but we are used to Killens Steakhouse and that place is very hard to beat!! Overall very good and the customer service is 2nd to none!

TC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Lighting is HORRIBLE. It’s like eating in a Luby’s.

MG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and had such an amazing time.

JB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch menu is fabulous. Nice change from dinner options.

J
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to celebrate a birthday with family

SM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great smells, great open spot, even better food and beverage!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

My husband & I booked a reservation for 11:15...got seated right away and everything started great. The food is par excellence. But at 11:45 when the lunch crowd came, our waiter (and there were only 2 waiters ro serve a busy lunch crowd) kinda forgot about us. Our drinks didn’t get refilled on time. And we were long done with our main entree before our dessert got served.

AA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The girl server was pretty cranky but the food was really good.

k
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall food was good. DisappointEd that they ran out of the short rib and ordered alternate dish - one was good, the other was not as good as expected. Side dishes were good size and service was attentive.

JD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. It was our first time there, and met all the expectations we had heard about. Great menu, service, and all around 5+ stars. Will go back soon!

p
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This represented our initial visit to Killen's STQ...although, we had attempted to obtain weekend seating previously. Both the food and service proved to be better than our high expectations. Others, had indicated it was a "can't miss it" dining destination. Their descriptions, while unusually positive for them, managed to be insufficient.

We were fortunate to have Anthony as our server. Unquestionably, Anthony provided a considerable plus to the evening. He was knowledgeable, personable, professional and allowed us to enjoy Killen's for the 1st time, at our pace. We have already recommended Killen's STQ to others...and will continue to do so.

IS
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 40th birthday dinner with my husband was great. Foods & services were perfect. We’ll comeback

JH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have recommended Killen's STQ to friends. Love it. The food, wine and cocktails have all been excellent. Just what you'd expect from a Killen's restaurant. And the service is both personable and professional. One outstanding member of their team, Elizabeth, has taken care of my party several times, and she is everything you'd want in that capacity. Knowledgeable, engaging and funny, too. Great place.

TU
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! Our waitress, Mia, was so sweet and personable. We had a good time with her and she certainly contributed to our outstanding experience. The pork belly appetizer is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. We like it so much that we ordered a second one! The chicken fried steak was so tender that I could cut it with a fork. We will be recommending this place to our friends.

U
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Everything was great. The server we had however was not the best. As soon as I mentioned that the table was dry (I.e no alcohol) his attitude visibly changed and he became more abrupt and almost condescending. Either way good food. Hope we don’t get that server again (he is a long time employee as I’ve seen him at STQ many time).

C
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a place that we have wanted to try for a while, but didn't want to make the drive. We should have made the drive sooner. We both decided to go with the three course lunch menu that let us each pick an appetizer, main, and dessert. We started with the pork belly and brisket tamale. The were both great, but the pork belly was unbelievable. Then the fillet and ribeye fried steak. The fillet was good, but the ribeye fried steak would be worth the drive. The best we have ever had. Finally, carrot cake and bread pudding with bacon. It was a toss up, both were really good. The best part is we had an over the top lunch for $80, including the tip. We will be making the drive and going back.

The food was so good, I forgot that we also had great service.

n
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Appetizers were tasty, but small portions, and the main entrees took almost 45 minutes. Chicken sandwich had a very thin piece of chicken on it.

AR
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint. Their lunch is the best value in town, amazing food at great price.

E
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Great bourbon selection and the bread pudding is phenomenal.

ML
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Super food, super service!

LB
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely dinner. Staff was very attentive, wished me a happy birthday and let us enjoy a leisurely dinner. The roasted butternut squash, lobster bisque & lobster mac & cheese were delicious.

j
Houston
77 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The young lady that served us was fantastic! Her recommendations and the rest of our meal was a perfect 10. She was prompt with our cocktail orders and we never had to ask for anything. I highly recommend Killen STQ on Voss!

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