Killen's STQ

4.7
874 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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and coming again

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food. The smoked short rib was my favorite. Service is excellent.

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

Yes, our table was not ready on my booking time. But, patience is a virtue. Our waitress, Mia was an amazing and professional personnel during our time of dinner. She was attentive and well rounded informative with all our food decisions. Thank you, again.

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T
Houston
71 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great steaks of course. The sides were also excellent as was dessert. We had the Wagyu Ribeye and split it between the two of us. That was enough for the two of us plus a couple of sides. The wine list is excellent with a lot of Napa cabs from small producers. This is a steak house we would return to.

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t
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always amazing!

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WG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only were the steaks incredible, but the sides were just as good. At our table we had filet mignon, oysters, salad, Brussel sprouts, mushrooms and asparagus. Everything was outstanding.

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J
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my 2nd time to visit and everything was EXCELLENT!!!

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ER
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being a native of Houston, I know there too many food options for a Saturday night dinner. Lucky I choice STQ! This restaurant is everything you want for steak night. The restaurant is small with less than 20 tables (inside), a perfect change from the oversized restaurants all over town. Our service was amazing, Brent was our waiter (yes, I remember his name) he, was very attentive and excellent with suggestions. Now on to our food, we started with the Pecan smocked pork belly it was the perfect started for the night. It was perfectly flavored to the point that we contemplated licking the sauce off the plate. Then we moved on to our entrée, one center cut filet, one post oak beef short rib, one chicken fried ribeye, and gouda mac & cheese. Once our food arrived at the table our conversation ended, we no longer spoke until there was no trace of food on our plates. The beef short rib fell off the bone, with a perfectly cooked gouda mac& cheese (mac & cheese is must when judging a steak house). The chicken fried ribeye was exactly what you want when you think of chicken fired, it tasted like, home. I have not been so satisfied with a restaurant in the last couple of years, I will definitely be returning!

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WH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anthony was our waiter....he was fantastic. Spent time to explain the menu selections and made good recommendations. The restaurant is nice and not loud. Easy to carry on a conversation in a relaxing environment. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!! Great job!!

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GO
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

While a little more expensive than other steakhouses, the beef is excellent and the side dishes are well prepared. I had hoped for a few more tempranillo and malbec wine options but we found a good one. The restaurant's aesthetic is pretty basic, not like an old line steakhouse. Service could not have been better.

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N
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Really excellent steak and unique menu options.

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S
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for lunch and enjoyed the $29 three course lunch. There were ample selections in each catagory. I had the chicken fried ribeye and it was delicious. For dessert, I chose bread pudding...a favorite of mine...and it was really good.
We will surly go again, and recommend it to all our friends.
We would have gone sooner, but I thought they were only open for dinner. Now, they also serve lunch, which is my preferred eating out time....

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Austin
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pork belly and corn are must haves. I rarely call any dish transcendental. They're that damn good. I forgot to take pics. It was that incredibly excellent. A grand slam.

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ER
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Michael was our server, and he was so kind in helping us choose our menu items. We appreciated being greeted with a smile by members of your staff. Short ribs were humongous.

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H
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just FABULOUS, can always count on Ronnie to have always the very best!!!

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Last time the fish was terrible but this time the steak was great.

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FM
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, phenomenal food. Dry-aged beef was perfect, best Mac & cheese ever

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J
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My wife and I were celebrating our 21st Anniversary.
I ordered an aged ribeye which was very good.
My wife ordered the pork chop, it was very undercooked.
We ordered coffee and desert, the coffee came out first. We were almost finished with our coffee before the desert hit the table.
Overall the worst experience in our three years coming here. We don’t care to return.

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y
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here before and have returned because it is a very tasty delicious dining experience. Everything was cooked to our satisfaction. Side orders are reasonable size that can be shared by 2 people. Good selection of crafted cocktails and fine spirits.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular! Brent was amazing!!! He made us feel like we were childhood friends!

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AL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was amazing. I caught our server roll his eyes at us and I felt like we weren’t really his priority.

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AM
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Bigger, quieter building would be nice. Otherwise, an outstanding experience.

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SQ
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to STQ on Wednesday night with a group of seven. From the front desk to the bartender to the table service, I give them a 10. I was not disappointed, and fell in love with the short ribs, which I've not had before. I always get the bone in ribeye, but the short ribs blew us away. Also the bread pudding and SMOKED chocolate cake were a huge hit. Thank you for a great evening, and I'll be back soon! BTW I came from San Antonio and had this reservation before I even made my travel plans.

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NH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Client Lunch...
Food served cold. Did replace.
Few people in restaurant ..
Food sat at pickup station too long.
Client commented as she was facing the kitchen.
First server disappeared but another young man noticed and tried to help.
Flag down to get check. PS No bread served at lunch... Strange..

Second time for lunch in a month. Won't go back at lunch but
do frequent at dinner.

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OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pork belly appetizer was so yummy that I can’t wait to back!

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DN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as expected from a Killen’s establishment. We’ve had dinner and lunch here. It is a small place so the noise level may be an issue for some. The 3 course lunch is a great value.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Meal was good, but waiter forgot to charge us for wine. Then called to add wine to bill after we left, and added 20% gratuity.

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MS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were amazing. The only reason i give it 4 stars is because i thought some of the spotlighting that they had was kind of harsh, they should invest in some better lighting that doesnt shine in your face.

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DL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was great as always!

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AG
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere food was very bland best Thing on the menu was carrot cake.

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TS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good for a business or working lunch. Food was quality great we ordered steaks of the dinner menu.

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Houston
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 10 year Wedding Anniversary! Everything was absolutely perfect. Mia our sever was delightful and did an excellent job! Thanks for an amazing experience.

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SG
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food but wish it was not so dark. I’m older so...

Worth every penny!

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London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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JG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality and service. Bill still hurt. Would do it again!

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place to celebrate special occasions. Staff were friendly and 'right on' for service.
Food is excellent and choices are interesting. Presentation of dishes makes everything look appetizing.
Thanks, we will come again.

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KM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding! Things we loved were the porkbelly appetizer and the bacon bread pudding. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, tender and flavorful. The restaurant is very small with about 20 tables, an open room that gets fairly noisy. Pricey, but worth it for special occasions.

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JM
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have eaten here several times. This was probably my least favorite and not exactly sure why. Maybe I just need a change. The habanero pork belly is still outstanding as is the NOLA shrimp. Highly recommend both. Our service was also outstanding. This time for our main courses we had the dry aged ribeye, New York strip and country fried ribeye steak. The dry aged steaks had a strange smell and taste due to the dry aging. Would not recommend unless you are use to this. The country fried ribeye was extremely tender and tasty as were the mashed potatoes and green beans that came with it. I do suggest it if you like comfort food such as this.

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KK
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My 4th visit to STQ and questionable whether I will visit again. I ordered the Pork Chop and there was a definite decline in quality and the size of the cut from last visit. Usually any Killen's meal is a delight but this dinner was mediocre and the prices are OK for something special but not appropriate for what I was served. However, my guest had the Short Rib and he was very happy that I had suggested that selection.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome experience! Just wish there was ice cream for the dessert.

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