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Osso Kristalla - Osso & Kristalla, Houston, TX

Osso & Kristalla

4.2
4.2
555 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Osso & Kristalla is open for lunch and dinner and focuses on using only fresh and local ingredients. The kitchen is overseen by Executive Chef Danny Trace. Lunch offers salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta and creole-Italian house specialties. At dinner, Osso & Kristalla transforms to a modern, yet relaxed lounge atmosphere with a full bar and extensive wine selection, all offered by the glass. Osso & Kristalla is owned by Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 221-6666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Danny Trace

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    La Branch Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking. Free after 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 555 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TC

    TerryC

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was fine but nothing special. Menu is limited and prices are high for serving size. Server was overeager but just seemed new to the role. Probably best for a quick bite rather than a place to sit and visit.
  2. MP

    MarciP

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is amazing. A friend of mine had the Spring Mushroom Ravioli and nearly swooned when she tasted it. I had to try a bite. I don’t like mushrooms and this stuff was to die for. The drinks were excellent and the service was excellent. We went before a concert at Minute Maid Park and the place was packed but with a reservation, we got right in on time and were served. A perfect dinner before a great concert.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around. Wonderful service and I received great recommendations from the staff when I was asking about certain meals. The pizza was amazing and so was the pasta. I’m only visiting the city for 2 nights and I’ll probably be coming back for my last night also.
  4. m

    maryr

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, very nice server, enjoyed our date night. Quick in and out Super clean
  5. M

    Michael

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We went to Osso and Kristalla for Sunday brunch. I've always liked the food and tolerated the service, but this visit will definitely be our last. Our waiter seemed sweet BUT it took 25 minutes to get water and the Bloody Mary and lemonade that I ordered, never arrived after 35 minutes. So, I walked to the bar area and ordered it - 15 minutes later, they finally handed me the Bloody Mary and lemonade. I paid for both drinks at the bar. My son’s food arrived after an hour wait and 15 minutes before my food. I ordered a pizza which was pretty good EXCEPT I had to wait another 15 minutes for crushed red pepper and a plate to eat the pizza on. By the time the plate and crushes red peppers arrived, the pizza was cold. I took a small bite and left it as after 1.75 hours of waiting for items. The cherry on top of the bad experience was the waiter brought my bill and charged me for the Bloody Mary and lemonade (that I paid for at the bar). He made me feel like a theif when I tried explaining that I already paid for it. Sadly, he didn’t even realize he never brought the drinks. I had to show proof that I already purchased the drinks. I will NEVER step foot in that restaurant ever again!
  6. TZ

    TracieZ

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly server & staff, excellent food, served timely. Parking during an Astros game is challenging but otherwise a great experience!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Service was ok. Food was decent. Hostess did great, waitress was not very talkative and did not check up on our table much at all.
  8. SH

    StevenH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good, great value! Drinks kinda expensive….. at least for the Margirtas.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We arrived at 11 AM so there weren’t many people in the restaurant however my friend and I were sat in the bar area by ourselves rather than the dining area. When we sat down there was a staff blowing up balloons during our entire lunch. Multiple balloons were being popped while we were eating with the staff just laughing. Our lunch was not relaxing so we asked to move after the third balloon popped in the booth behind us. Being on edge early in the afternoon with a staff disrespectfully giggling is not enjoyable
  10. j

    jennyv

    Baja California Sur

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our waiter was strange and our first round of drinks were so bad we had to send them back. Second was not great either but we didn't want to be difficult. Food was ok, nothing I would go back for. I had a great first experience, second not so much. Very disappointed.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to enjoy their happy hour since it goes until 7p. We ordered calamari, sliders and pizza. The food was delicious and the drinks were tasty.
  12. DB

    DonaldB

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Took a while for a waiter to come around for drink orders.
  13. PT

    PaulT

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Probably my 10 visit. Food is always great. Service and noise level ruined the visit. Thought it was my old ears couldn’t hear conversations. Turns out our waiter could hear either. And mistakes were made. But seriously. The food is excellent
  14. TF

    TexanFans

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was fresh and tasty. Hostess accommodated our early arrival. Warm temperature of restaurant was slightly uncomfortable. Waiter was forgetful, distracted, but decent.
  15. G

    Gourmetgirl

    Houston

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The risotto was crunchy. The potatoes were cold with the pork tenderloin. They would have been better warm. My Prosecco was flat and obviously had been open at least a day. Cheesecake was excellent, but half the size of the tiramisu. No lady fingers with the tiramisu. Not going back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Waited for 15+ minutes and no service but water. Only 2 tables, my party of 2 and another was a party of 4 on the kitchen side and the rest of the crowd was near the bar. Menu got a lot smaller and all the favorites were all gone. Ended up walking out with nothing but a few sips of water. A shame that this was my absolute favorite Italian restaurant I always recommended to foodies and friends but this is no longer a place I would even consider coming to. Definitely will not be come back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They accommodated my special request using my dates name. More importantly the servers were extremely thorough and genuine. They took there time actually listening to customer needs as well as providing feedback and opinions on meals/drinks. The owner even came by and made sure we were enjoying ourselves by also calling my date by her name. My date was taken back and wouldn't stop talking about how they treated her for the rest of the day. It's been a very long time since I've had such a MEMORABLE moment from a restaurant especially right before an astros game with all the crowds. The steak I had was juicy and tender and the banana bread is a delicacy. Thank you for the memory it's going on the books.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We chose the restaurant because of its location to a nearby sports facility. Our waiter was super friendly but slow-took time to get a drink, menu and the check. The food came out quickly once it was ordered-it was delivered to our table by a food runner (I assume). Food was great, we enjoyed everything we selected. I might give it another try in the future.
  20. TC

    TandC

    Indiana

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was awesome!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My gf and I went for dinner during restaurant week. I ordered the shrimp cocktail, chicken piccata, and cheesecake. The chicken piccata was amazing…I could have done without the noodles. And the cheesecake was delicious!!!
  22. B

    Baileysfriend

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Great ambiance.... Food was only okay. My calimari was overcooked, really doughie, very little meat. The salmon entree and the burger tasty.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as always. And y’all didn’t even bat an eye when we got there and had one extra for our reservation! Thank y’all for always having such delightful and attentive staff. Your food is always delicious but your staff is why we keep coming back AND sending our kids there with friends when they are going to Astros games.
  24. M

    Michwiley

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lunching with many pre-Astro game folks. Though a touch crowded, the staff was quite attentive all around - no one was ignored. Many happy faces!
  25. FD

    FoodDude13

    Houston

    50 reviews

    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It is Restaurant Month in Houston however the menus for this feature were not on any tables. I asked the waitress for the featured menu and she was clueless and did not know what I was talking about. The manager came by and asked me what I needed so I told her and she said, "okay, I'll get it for you but did not want to let everyone know about it". Really?? How do you support this cause if you do not want customers to order from this menu? Anyway...pork belly was all fat. I know pork belly has a lot of fat but also has meat and this was all fat. Shrimp cocktail was tasty but shrimp were a bit overcooked. Pizzas were both good.
  26. BL

    BaileyL

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was just meh. Not what we were expecting. Took about 20 minutes once we were seated for a waiter to come by
  27. KG

    KGGG

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We ordered a pizza and shrimp and grits. Excellent!
  28. PT

    PaulT

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    OSSO was slammed between Astros double header ballgames. But they got us our reserved table…drinks and dinner…and out the door maybe 15 min late….everyone was working hard to make. Customers happy. Food was excellent as usual. Grace under pressure
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    The drinks and the food are always good here! Love going to Osso before or after an Astros game!
  30. AS

    AlandSandra

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Service was terrible. It took 20-30 minutes to a get a drink and we were literally right in front of the bar. They actually brought them out one at a time with a 5 minute wait in between. We ordered a pizza which was pretty good. It was very crowded because of an Astros day game, but you would think they would be used to this. Would probably just go on to the stadium and eat there.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Given it was an astros game night, I’ll give the place a slight pass on the loud environment and slower service. But while the food was okay, it was not good enough for the price. An order of ravioli consisted of just 3 ravioli for $16. They were tasty, but that was mostly because they were drenched in sauce. The pizza was greasy, and the bruschetta is more like pita bread with a side of diced tomatoes. Overall disappointed :(
  33. PT

    PaulT

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Stopped in before Astros but OSSO is more than an ice-house-beer-before-the-game. The drinks and wine list are great. The 4 entrees we ordered were plate-scraped-clean delicious. Dessert was light and tasty. If this place were down the street we would dine there twice a week.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Did not meet expectations. Service was mediocre. The chicken piccata was so tough I could not even cut it with a knife. The pork chop was over cooked and dry. The bruschetta app was just chopped tomatoes with pita bread. No basil or other seasoning. I could go on but I’ll stop there. I won’t be back. Stick with Potente next door.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish meal and great service. Can’t wait to try out other menu items the next time we are in Houston for a game. The truffle fries and the Prosciutto and Artichoke pizza were amazing. Leftovers didn’t make it to the next day.
  36. w

    wildhare

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was slow.
  37. AK

    AliciaK

    Baton Rouge

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place and the food was delicious! Great value for the price and awesome service all around.
  38. DR

    DanR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Superior location only one block from Minute Maid Park. Food was far below standard and will not re-visit but will look for other close to ballpark venues
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, delicious
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was quite good. Our server was super pleasant. We did have to ask for refills multiple times but we were in just before an Astros game so it was incredibly packed. I would definitely come back if I was in the area again.

FAQs

Osso & Kristalla does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Osso & Kristalla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 221-6666.

Osso & Kristalla is rated 4.2 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Osso & Kristalla

1515 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    La Branch Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking. Free after 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Danny Trace

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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