Osso & Kristalla

4.3
448 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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vipAristaZ
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We thought the service was ok. I got my salad before the appetizer. Drink order was wrong. Calamari was more batter than calamari. Pasta dishes were ok.

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BigTex
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food here, and we are also charmed by the decor. A fun downtown place!

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TeonnaA
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great! Brunch was good and service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly. Service and food was great. I will be returning with more friends next time.

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TNegri
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had reservations for 6:45. We arrived at 6:48, and we had to wait for our table to be set up even though there were multiple empty tables already set up. After we were seated we waited 15 minutes before a wait person cam to our table. Food service slow and chaotic. Twice we were brought first course dishes after we had eaten ours and once while we were finishing our second course.

Food was good and we enjoyed the gluten-free Italian cheesecake.

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DanielR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were seated close to the kitchen and the chef's yelling was not pleasant at all. The food was good, but the server forgot to put our order in so we had to wait for over an hour to get it.

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EllieH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Went for restaurant week but ended up ordering off the menu. Margarita pizza had way too much cheese on it and was a small for dinner size. Ribeye was the most expensive thing but was greasy and the fries were under cooked. Overall, not impressed for a date night dinner spot. Fine if you’re going to a stros game but not for dinner.

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WendyD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was amazing and meatballs were out of this world. Delish sauce!!

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DGuillory
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time dinning here. We take advantage of HRW - Brunch Menu. A great deal for only $20 and to support a very worth cause, Houston Food Bank. Our server, Cooper was very pleasant and all of the other staff who assisted him. I absolutely loved my first course, the polenta!

My only complaint was that the wait staff/servers were not wearing masks. And while I know there is not mask mandate in Texas, I think it would just help all patrons feel safer if service providers would mask up. What would be the harm? Nothing!

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VeronicaG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun and lighthearted time. Food was great and staff was on point.

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viplisa
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the HRW menu. Service was great. The pulled pork sandwich was a mouthful of flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Calamari was small in size and portion, very underwhelming.

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vipKD89
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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JennyLee
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I met a friend for brunch and I would
definitely go back. The hostess was sweet and seated me immediately. My
waitress was also very sweet and attentive as I waited for my friend. The pastry board was a little disappointing, the pastries tasted refrigerated and not homemade. Banana Nut Bread French Toast was a real treat. Would love to try the lunch and dinner menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I did not care for this place at all. The person that brought our waters were rude. I ordered the corn ravioli and it was hard on the edges, only came with three raviolis and the server told me it came with a mushroom sauce and there were no mushrooms on the plate at all. Drinks were ok, small martinis. Will not go back.

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vipChristineT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We waited 30 minutes for two appetizers, I think our waitress forgot to ring them up. She then charged the check from the table next to us to our cc. No manager came to apologize or explain. Overall very disappointing.

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ThomasS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent.And the service was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and we love the place. Excellent service

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Dani2174
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a reservation there is very minimal wait time before a game. Awesome location, delicious food and excellent service. Extremely busy, but they kept things running very smoothly. We will definitely be back and highly recommend Osso & Kristalla.

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a great time! We had a great time but be sure to plan ahead of you’re going to an Astros game because they will be packed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food.

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vipAFry12
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food1service2ambience2

Terrible greasy food. Do not eat here

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vipJason
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant by the stadium, good service, good food and very nice Deco.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a fun time with my girlfriends for brunch. Our server, Aaron G., was wonderful and service was excellent. The drinks were great. The food didn’t bowl me over - it was good but I expected outstanding from the reviews I’d seen. We’ll return for cocktails and the ambiance!

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vipAlexandreH
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really good, people very kind. Good atmosphere

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vipRichard
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great lunch, will return soon and would recommend to others

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vipDebs
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation. When we got to the hostess stand the couple before us was chastised by the hostess for not having a reservation. We were early and the restaurant was at about 25% capacity. We were seated at what had to be the worst table in the dining room. I asked the hostess if there was another table available and she said “no” although only a handful of tables were occupied. I then asked if we waited til our reservation time would we be seated somewhere else. Again “no.” We walked out. Why bother with making a reservation? We should have asked to speak to a manger. Used to love this place...ended up having a fantastic lunch across the street at the Westin without a reservation.

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rickyp
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have only eaten there twice but there's a reason we've been back the second time very good food

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KAlex
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reasonably priced brunch menu. Enjoyed but felt like we were bothering the waiter for coffee and water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would like to thank Fabiana for her excellent service skills and accommodating our every need.

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Gillian
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very great food, wonderful service. Would definitely come back again!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business lunch so low noise is important. Very capable of conducting business as well as great food and service.

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vipsaral
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The place is beautiful and the food is great but the service is horrible 😂🥴 I gave this place a second chance but the service is bad no matter who the server is. Even the manager seemed off. I never saw them walking around making sure everything was okay.

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BRENTB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The restaurant was not busy, waitress was very kind, attentive and efficient, that was the highlight of the experience.

The food was mediocre at best, small portions, bland, boring presentations and akin to frozen food that was reheated. Frankly, it was awful.
A huge disappointment because it had an overall 4 star rating from over 300 reviews on Yelp. Perhaps Yelp should also post the aging of the reviews so we know how many were submitted within the last 24 hours, week, month and six months or more for the total of all ratings. Maybe this place was better years ago but it was a disaster last night, 5/19/2021.

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jeffw
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow. Management kept saying I dont know how you made a reservation on opentable on a game day. You need to turn off that function on opentable if you dont want to take reservations thru that site.

Marinara was a bit watery, pizza was good.

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very good food and large portions. Will visit again. Great when we have tickets to Astros games.

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RobertW
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch with family. Very good service. Food was tasty. Would suggest they add a few more options for those teenagers who are picky eaters 😊. This was our second time and we will be back again. A must stop in downtown Houston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our server was super sweet but couldn’t remember anything we asked for. I ended up eating a pizza that I didn’t order because she entered the wrong order in the system. I ate it because I didn’t want to wait.

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vipAggieGirl
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Ordered an app, didn’t come out, told the waitress, she “put in order” again and it never came out. Waitress never checked on us, and pretty sure since gratuity was included she didn’t care.

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 4.3 stars by 448 OpenTable diners.

Osso & Kristalla does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/kristalla/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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