Osso & Kristalla

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$30 and under
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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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vipRikkiCG
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

We’ve been here before and had an amazing experience, but this go around was strange. There were only two other tables seated before we arrived and it took 50 minutes to get a frittata, 2 pizzas and spaghetti and meatballs. Food was great when it arrived, but we were past hungry and not impressed with how/why it took so long.

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HillaryS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ordered from the Houston Restaurant Week menu. It was delicious, portions perfectly sized. We had to wait for a table despite having a reservation, but we did go on a Friday night.

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Brane
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we took our friend for Birthday and lunch and we re treat like royals and food was super good. Thank you Osso & Kristalla. Ava was off but she did took extra care of us with her coworkers even if she was not at the restaurant. Thank you Ava

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantástico

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KatherineT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos was fun, attentive, and professional. He made our night wonderful as well as the staff who helped serve us that night.

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rsm1
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We had the restaurant week brunch menu, which was great value. The polenta taters, calamari to start were delicious, and the vegetarian lasagna main was amazing. The regular kids meal at $7 is also priced very reasonably. The service was wonderful too, and they were very accommodating of our toddler.

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vipAndrewJ
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem! Fresh house made pasta, lasagna is superb. Meatballs are tasty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Cameron and Selena were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and great value!! Will be coming back with friends.

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meghanv
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from food to the service!!

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Bperry
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Dessert was great. I had the chocolate cake with raspberry drizzle. Cocktails were also good. I had the Not So French and the Espresso Cocktail was tasty. Ribeye was good but a little overcooked. Truffle fries were amazing! Will be back.

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vipStaceyM
Houston
115 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent experience for Houston Restaurant Weeks. Great service, delicious food and amazing ambiance. Great place for Lunch or Dinner!

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Brane
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is always great. Ms. Ava Garza is there to make you feel welcomed

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RayE
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Restaurant week portions were not bad at all. Will def go back

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Kimmy123
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good portions. Food was overall good. Great service!!!

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WalkerC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect and there were so many options for any diet. The service was exceptional, our waiter was funny and friendly and gave great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasty board is excellent!

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on July 15, 2020

It's one of our favorites! Thank you much for visiting us! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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Chicho
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for my retirement lunch. The food was fresh and on point. And the bill was reasonable for a downtown restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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Brane
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great experience. Osso became my favorite lunch and happy hour place in downtown

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh ingredients and courteous staff, will definitely be back! Not so French 76 was amazing

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RachelP
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service and menu with lots of options for any type of diner.

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ErnstK
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Osso all at proper distance from each other.

The waiters/waitresses were extremely friendly, the food was of really good quality and I was quite pleased with the pricing as well. Hence, I would definitely recommend Osso & Kristalla to others.

Note: I can imagine this place being packed when the situation will go back to normal but the inside and terrace ambiance seems well set-up for this.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on July 8, 2020

We are happy to hear that you had a great time during your visit with us! Thank you so much for stopping by, we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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KatrinaF
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was full of flavor and I can’t wait to go back and try other dishes.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on July 8, 2020

We are so happy you got the chance to visit us recently Katrina! Thank you so much for stopping by, we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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vipJohnr
Mississippi
59 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful, Christopher was attentive and very entertaining. His suggestions of the menu were excellent. The food was delicious. All of the staff and managers were friendly and helpful.

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Candice
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The brunch menu was great in the cocktail department but lacking in the food department since they made their recent changes to the brunch menu. Would definitely come back for lunch or dinner as the pizzas we ordered were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, quiet night. Food was excellent.

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vipranchmemaw
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a wonderful time with great friends (for 50 years)! The service was outstanding as was the food.

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george
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice professional and service was great and food was very good

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feedmeTX
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in for happy hour before a concert at Toyota Center. Ordered from the happy hour menu and all dishes were great. Calamari, shrimp, hummus and bruschetta were all very tasty. However skip the house wine and cocktails and order something a better.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ossi & Kristalla was great! We were attending a play at HSPVA & was able to walk to dinner & back for the play. The food was delicious & our server was the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Highly recommend to others

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vipBeeMack
Fayetteville
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

With reservations, we were seated right away. Wait staff seemed very busy and did not spend a lot of time with us. Food arrived quickly, wine on the other hand, took until well into our first course of salads. Food was tasty and well presented. Great for a quick bite to eat, but not a relaxing dinner/evening out.

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MohammadG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only thing is that the portions are small
Food was good

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wondering and the food is always great and I had enjoyed my meal

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Kelykel
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, great menu options and loved the ambiance. The service was a little slow, but we were talking and enjoying the company. Our neighboring table actually raised a hand to get attention. But that was the ONLY flaw in the night.

I was let down that out birthday note in the reservation wasn’t noticed though. But it didn’t take away from our experience.

We will all definitely return!

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BrettH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved this place..great location, ambiance and price point...we will be back!

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vipelbrujo
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First thing you need to know before coming here that nobody tells you: there is no parking or valet. You need to park outside on the street. And in downtown Houston, that could be a problem. You can use the valet at Potente on the next corner, but please note that it is kind of expensive. Once you pass that obstacle and you are inside the restaurant, the service is fast and attentive, the food is very good, nice portions and well presented. Pizzas are great same as salads. Short menu but options for everyone. Very reasonably priced, both food and wines. Beautiful setting. It was a great surprise. I will be back

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Abc123
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really good food, nice bar, friendly service at a good price point.

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luncher22
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went there with a group of 5 people total for a business lunch on a Friday. It was surprisingly empty, but the benefit was that the noise level was great. The ambiance is nice, and the food was good (we all had different versions of the salads).

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you for your recent visit with us, we are happy to hear that you all had a great time and enjoyed our lunch menu. We hope to see you come back soon!

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RonnieA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is great, service is great, location is great, food is great and will be back soon!

Open Table is lame for not allowing booking points upon making a reservation through Open Table. Why am I seeing that more often from OT? That being the case, I can just call the restaurants directly in the future and take care of the reservations myself.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5-Star Review Ronnie, we are so happy to hear that you all had a great time and that you will be coming soon, we can't wait!

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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 4.5 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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