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About Laurenzo's Restaurant

Created by the founders of El Tiempo Cantina, Houston’s First Family of Tex Mex, Laurenzo’s Restaurant features the other side of their family’s Italian, Mexican and American Culinary Heritage. The menu, one of the largest in the city, is packed with recipes dating back generations, and includes fresh Gulf Seafood, Prime Rib, and home-made pasta. If you’re in the mood for good ‘old home-style cooking’ made from scratch daily with the freshest of ingredients, then Laurenzo’s is your place. The family has been cooking with love in Houston for over three generations, just the way their matriarch Mama Ninfa Laurenzo taught them.

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4412 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Prime Rib, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday- Thursday 11:00am -9:00pm
Friday- Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm
BRUNCH:
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm
HAPPY HOUR:
Everyday 11:00am- 7:00pm
MONDAY SPECIAL:
1/2 Price Wine Bottles

Cross Street:
Paterson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 880-5111

Website:
http://www.laurenzos.net/

Catering:
The Laurenzo's Family Catering Service has been serving the greater Houston area since 1949. We are dedicated in providing the Best Quality in Food and Customer Service. We provide the freshest ingredients to assure you that your Catered event is a success and leaves you worry free while you enjoy your family & guests. Call 713-807-8100 for more catering information

Parking Details:
We have a very big parking lot attached to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Domenic Laurenzo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Fri 2:15PM - 3:45PM

Sat 2:15PM - 3:30PM

Laurenzo's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for a Date (10)
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Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (5)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Romantic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

While self-labeled a "Steakhouse" Lorenzo's is more of an everyday type eatery, nothing special but a good spot for "eating" not necessarily "dining". More along the lines of a Chili's or sports bar with a little better food. As expected, the Tex-Mex blends into the menu from the other members of this family owned local chain of restaurants, but with the addition of some "meat" and "fish" entrees.

Their flagship dish is their Prime Rib, which is good, but not to the caliber of typical steakhouses. When you consider a 16 oz. Prime Rib at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is only $1 more than Lorenzo's and the quality is miles apart, you might reconsider your next Prime Rib Destination. Stick to their other entrees and you'll be much more pleased.

We started off with the Grilled Artichokes, which took me back to The Hitching Post II in Buellton. The were grilled perfectly with just the right amount of smoky flavor; a homerun. We had two, I suggest you get three; we are actually two or three "halves" not 2 or 3 whole artichokes. Also shared the Roasted Beet Salad, and the accommodated us by serving it in two plates without our asking. Salad was fresh with tasty roasted red beets.

I had the Pork Carne Asada "La Tana", and it was excellent. Tender pork charrasco style smoother in cheese and Serrano peppers; I asked for additional peppers and was glad I did so. The rice and beans that accompanied the pork wasn't worth the trouble, next time I'll ask for a substitute. My wife had the 8 oz. cut of Prime Rib, about 4 oz. of meat and 4 oz. of fat, which she doesn't care for. Prime Rib is always fatty, but this one was way heavy on the fatty compared to average.

Wine list is limited and carries the "X 2-1/2 to 3" markup on the majority of the wines on the list. Nothing notable about the wine list. Remember it's more like a Chili's with lipstick.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Greeters were not friendly at all. I was looking down at my phone and one of them just repeatedly barked hello at me to get my attention. Then as we were walking to the table the other greeter was very short and uncaring. I’ve been coming here for a while. Pretty disappointed.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This restaurant has always been consistently a great dining experience.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Laurenzo's is just plain good.....good food, good service, good ambiance. We had our New Year's Eve dinner plans cancelled at the last minute and we're able to get an early evening reservation at Laurenzo's. They came through again with a top notch dining experience! I will be back....

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite place for Sunday brunch! The crepes are delicious!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

When it was time to gather friends together for a holiday dinner, naturally we chose Laurenzo's. We've dined with friends there before and we love the place -- wonderful ambiance, tastey food and terrific wait staff. A great way to end 2017 -- and to get ready for 2018.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Vegan, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Organic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Huge selection of items. All good. The prime rib is spectacular.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always enjoy the prime rib. And the creamed corn and buttered peas are wonderful! Michael is a great waiter.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was the worst dining experience I have ever had, Horrible service, wilted and slimy salads and steaks you need a chainsaw to cut through. Nothing was good here not even the desserts which were served already melted . The sever ignored us the entire night , no drink refills and never check on us once. Horrible experience we won't be back.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was too rushed. After placing our appetizer order, it was served in 2 minutes which did not allow us to breath let alone enjoy a cocktail. Moreover, you could tell all of these foods were pre-made and pre-plated and ready in a food “bank” of inventory (based on average number of each of these sold). We certainly did not feel like it was prepared fresh for us, just pulled from sheet pans on speed racks from a roll in refrigerator. The fish and chips were very odd and were served in finger shapes. I expected a couple nice wide and thick cod fillets but we were told it was red fish. If it was Red fish and I do not believe it was, the scraps were used as none were longer or wider than one’s index finger. Based on the rushed service, you could tell they were just trying to turn the tables to make more money. When it is that obvious, it does not lend itself to “an experience” and leans to an ordeal which I found stressful. I had even asked for a special table based on a very important circumstance, but we were not given anything special and no one informed the waiter of our situation. This is unacceptable and we just felt like a number being rushed through the process. Honestly, we could have spent a third of the money at Max’s, BB’s, Barnaby’s and had better food and service. Thanks sad. Regardless, we tipped 20% because the waiter tried but does not control the back of the house and we do not look for ways to cheat hard working staff that is being told what to do. Needless to say, we won’t be back and we spend a bloody fortune on dining out with cocktails and wine. Their loss.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very nice staff, food and ambiance. A great night out was enjoyed by all. Many thanks

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Normally service and food or very good unfortunately not this time., prime rib was cold and over done..

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I have not been to Brunch at Laurenzo's and it was really good with lot's of options.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went for my birthday, which was noted on our reservation, but not one person acknowledged it. The caesar salad was better than average, and the lasagna was a respectable effort. My quail fajitas were quite good. Nothing was exceptional, and we may or may not be back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Laurenzo's is unique in that there's menu selections for a number of different cuisines - Meat Lovers (famous for their prime rib, by the ounce, and baby back ribs), Seafood, Mexican, Italian, etc. There's usually something for everyone. And their sides are excellent, particularly the creamed sweet corn and buttered peas. Home baked bread and desserts are amazing. The Italian Cream Cake is spectacular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was great, but tonight service wasn't up to the usual level. Must have been an off night or new server.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Good at a wide range of cuisines

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was fantastic! Server was pleasant, funny and he
helpful.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always great for dinner, varied menu. My fish was perfect. Met a friend, it was his first time and he was amazed at the breadth of menu options. Service was great, as usual. A favorite spot.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We always eat at Laurenzo's when we are going to music venues nearby. Their menu is varied and pleases everyone in our group. The wait staff is very attentive. Wish they would move to Katy so we don't have to drive so far!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our go - to place for an evening out. Everything on the menu is amazing -- our favorites are the creamed corn, the filet mignon, the queso, the white chocolate bread pudding and just everything! We are never disappointed! and our favorite waiter is Ron, but he's hard to get apparently :/

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant for brunch on sundays! The crepe pancakes are delicious!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It's always fun to take friends to Lorenzo's when they've never been there. Lorenzo's NEVER disappoints. The food is glorious -- and tasteful. The staff is courteous, helpful and fun. And, as a vegetarian, I have lots of options.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service was great and the entire experience was enjoyable. The steak and sides were delicious and the soups were amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I wanted to love it, but it was just ok. If you want Mexican food, go to El Tiempo. I would give it 6 stars out of 10.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and drinks were good quality, though very pricey. A bit much we felt. But the service was great and I would recommend especially for business with an expense account, or if money is no object.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We really enjoy this restaurant! Such a variety of delicious food!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food really good. Just a bit to noisy. Drinks are good. Love the sports memorabilia. Prices fair. Good wait staff.

Tags: Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The ribs were amazing. Ask for Ron to be your server. He will not disappoint

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I have neen going to Laurenzo's sincr it opened and it seems that it has become overpriced and mediocre food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We always go to Laurenzo’s on nights before the theatre. Such a great place, always excellent service & food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great service as always and great food

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and ambiance ! A good place to watch a sports game and eat good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service was excellent! It is a great place to watch sport events!! The menu has plenty of choices so everyone can get what they want. The portions are generous too.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was my first trip to the restaurant. I was shocked by the prices in relationship to the taste and presentation of the food. The food was okay and the portion was okay. Nothing special.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing as usual! you can't beat the creamed corn! and the Filet Mignon is always perfect! Never disappointed!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Still love Dago! Still love Laurenzo's! My favorite place, by far! One of the few places in town where great service and great food go hand in hand.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fun
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Laurenzo's is consistently wonderful. The food is always spot-on and the service is very good. Be sure to try the pumpkin bread pudding in the fall time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Outstanding as usual! Best prime rib ever! Portions are generous, so we usually split one so we can order dessert as well!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent menu. Excellent Service. I eat at this restaurant from time to time and it never disappoints. Consistent good service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Casual, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays
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