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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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!

T
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delightful cocktail and wine list with a number of by-the-glass choices. The menu offers something for everyone, and the food is excellent. Service was impeccable, and our waiter, Anthony, was spot-on with his recommendations. Can't wait to go back!

CF
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 8th wedding anniversary with our two children (7 and 4)

This was our first time at this particular Killeen’s location we used to live in Pearland so we used to go to Killen‘s Steakhouse location out there for our anniversary yearly so it was nice to have a new spot to go to closer to our home with the same great menu items as the original steakhouse location. Our server was great and attentive and a nice card was on our table thanking us for celebrating with them. We got the pork belly as an appetizer and it was delicious. Everything we had was a amazing but you can’t go to a Killens location without trying their amazing carrot cake! Thanks for another great experience

GA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly this was one of the best steak meals we have had in Houston! Our waiter, Michael, was amazing and recommended the perfect meal. This was so much better than the tried and true steakhouses that Houston is known for. Don't get me wrong, those places [nameless for the review] are good, but STQ is spectacular and way less stuffy and formal. I recommend everyone try STQ - you won't be disappointed!

SC
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for lunch last week. Overall a casual laid back vibe. Got the 3 course business lunch. Chose the short rib tamale for appetitizer. Good smoky flavor but temperature was cooler than i prefer, kind of lukewarm. 4/5
The smoked beef filet entree was ok. Beef precut into chunks cooked to order. Temp was also a little cooler than i prefer. The flavor was not very smoky, contrary to the name of the dish. 3.5/5
Carrot cake for dessert was served piping hot, which i loved. Very moist, consistency similar to bread pudding, certainly different from any other carrot cake I’ve had before. Pretty good flavor overall, 4.5/5.

ED
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous time at Killens STQ. Seated right away and excellent service throughout! Shout out to Anthony who helped us choose THE best cocktails and food and for taking such good care of us! The steaks and short ribs were fantastic! The Killins old fashion was our fave cocktail! Save room for the warm carrot cake! Making plans to come back soon!

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent. The restaurant has a very upscale but homey vibe. Well worth the visit.

M
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wife and I went to STQ to celebrate her b-day. Being a Wed night, it was not really that busy, so we had a nice, relaxing meal. Waitstaff was really good and so were the filets, although they could have been hotter temp-wise. My oyster appetizer was good but not great. Dessert was really good and they did put a candle in the pie, but unlike some restaurants, it was not a comp. Still, this is the first time we went to this place even though we live pretty close. We'll go back.

JR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is simply outstanding. The Grilled Oysters, Habanero/Cherry Burnt Ends fantastic. Highly recommend the Tomahawk Pork Chop

AB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Used to, wont any more.
Waiter was arrogant.
Food was not good.

W
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We recently went to Killen's for my wife's birthday and we both enjoyed it. We literally needed to be rolled out of there because we were stuffed.

Portions were huge, and very tasty. She had the chicken thighs and I had the c.f. ribeye. Both were exceptional. The appetizers were great as well (pork belly & oysters). For dessert she had the creme brulee cheesecake and I had the bacon tres leche bread pudding. Both were out of this world good.

We will definitely be going back and bringing friends. Loved it. Also the service (Elizabeth) was great, and she was very helpful in is choosing our dishes. Very appreciative of her as well.

William

AK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is top notch, professional staff, good job overall , I would not hesitate to visit again.

DE
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food... correct that.... GREAT food and excellent service.

KJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was awesome. Highly recommend. This is my third time for dinner and they have been consistently good.

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A close 2nd place to steak 48. Both 48 and stq in a league of their own

TE
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good a steak as I’ve had anywhere, but appetizers and sides really make this place special.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great. We shared the (giant) short rib and a ribeye - both were outstanding.

SH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The beef rib is amazing!!!! Don’t order the oysters- fishy (not fresh). Everything else is delicious. The prime rib special and potato au gratin are some of the best in Houston. The carrot cake is wonderful and I don’t even like carrot cake.

SS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was as we hoped s small not too noisy therefore will go back

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We treated my dad to a special lunch. Impeccable service. Food was incredible. Pork belly. Tamale. Fish. Salad. Carrot cake. Tres leches. Coffee. Beautiful presentation.
Loved the “casual Texas style” plus fine dining and impeccable service this offers.
Every single bite was wonderful!

d
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

LOVE this little gem of a restaurant! All the food is delicious and the staff is terrific! Adding shrimp, lobster, and chicken fried chicken to the menu would be wonderful - and more specials since we've had practically everything on the menu. And although his ginormous onion rings are divine, a stack of shoestring onions would be even better as well as an avocado, arugula & ruby red grapefruit salad !

C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great octopus, plus a light, unusual compressed watermelon salad. Short ribs looked impressive and huge but had an inordinate amount of fat -- too much. Loud but friendly, upscale atmosphere. Service was attentive but with a bit too much attitude. We were trying to do keto. The waiter was visibly disappointed and suggested that we should give it a break every now and then. I ended up feeling uncomfortable.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I typically frequent Papa’s steakhouse whenever we feel like having a great steak meal at a fantastic steakhouse. I enjoy trying new things and we are so glad we did! The food was extremely tasty, inventive, and exceeded our expectations. The crust on the steak was absolutely out of this world and contained a taste that blew my palate away! The restaurant has a small but intimate setting. For me, I would rather venture to Killeen STQ any day over any steakhouse in Houston.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a great time for my husband’s birthday. We split everything we ordered and loved it all. Pork belly, Gouda Mac and cheese, dry aged steak. Nothing disappointed! Great date night.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the place is beautiful, the service was great and when the servers tell you about the carrot cake, believe the hype. I don’t even like carrot cake, it was spectacular.

HA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life. A must if in Houston.

O
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding business lunch menu! Pork belly and brisket tamales were a slam dunk! Steak was cooked well and the bacon tres leches bread pudding - fuhgettaboutit! Ezequiel, our server, provided the best service I've experienced in a long time - thank you to him for capping off a great meal!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Steak was mediocre for the price, no wedge or Caesar salad on menu, unimaginative sides

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Steak was average

L
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great evening!! Service was great from Elizabeth and the food outstanding. We were not rushed and we were made to feel like it was in our home.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and outstanding food. Highly recommend for date night or a special occasion!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steakhouses in US hands down

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service by Brent.

T
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! I had never had lamb ribs until last week. So tender...the meat fell off the bones. Great staff.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is very nearby our home. It was our first visit. The staff was friendly and accommodating. However the server admitted that she ordered two of the same steaks instead of the original order of two separate types of steaks. When she recognize that she asked if we would want the steak anyway and it would be out shortly. We said sure. By the time the state came out we were done with the other food. All the portions were great everything tasted amazing even the carrot cake.

JW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal!

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k
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and wonderful food. Everything cooked to perfection.

A
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most knowledgeable and friendly service possible, every recommendation was outstanding.

MG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another Killens triumph

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