Osso & Kristalla

4.3
424 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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3.9
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4.2
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really good, people very kind. Good atmosphere

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vipRichard
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
49 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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vipBRENTB
Los Angeles
14 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
2 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
10 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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vipAstrosFan0526
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.

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vipKaybee
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food is good, but the service is always sketchy... they have a plenty of wait staff working there every time I go, but the level of customer service and attentiveness of the staff need attention and to be evaluated by the management. Some wait staff have terrible attitude and shouldn’t be working there.

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Martika
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

service was great, however the food wasn't all that. it was good but not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere definitely will be back.

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vipThptrek
Houston
76 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Went for a bite before the baseball game. Food is very good but not great value. Nicely done salad with shrimp had a total of 4 medium shrimp and the cost is about $20. I guess being downtown and near the ballpark makes this expensive.

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vipCheunger
New York Area
202 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Okay for a quick bite.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My wife and I walked in and had reservations but it was about 10-15min before the hostess even acknowledged us standing in front of the desk and about another 10min before we got to our seat. Typically I wouldnt mind waiting but my wife is pregnant so standing around for 25 minutes wasnt the best welcome.

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KathyM
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner all the way around. From the wait staff to the food and wine. $40 wine and dine is awesome. 2 salads, bottle of wine and pizza of choice. Perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were promptly seated, attempting to put us right in a main thoroughfare while tables sat empty in a more intimate area with less traffic. The host staff seemed to be unorganized and indifferent to our arrival and customers who were trying to check out their call in order. I asked if we could not sit in a less busy area and we were taken to a table more conducive to quiet and less traffic. The waiter, Jose, was very good, making suggestions that pleased everyone when ordered. He was quick to empty the tables of used dishes and wasn’t intruding too frequently, but kept a check on us if we need something. The dining room is a bit noisy and not some place I would take a get to know you date. But for dinner with old friends, this is a great spot. The food was very good. We binged on carbs, starting with the truffle fries and finishing with a couple of pizzas. The mixed drinks and wine were excellent- and recommended by Jose.

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vipFrenchy
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Absolutely horrific service, waited 15 or 20 minutes before someone figured out we were actually sitting at a table, no one took our order for another 20 minutes. Drinks were so so and took forever. Will not go back

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Nancy51
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

They had no AC and it was a bit hot. Our server wasn’t the best. The food was good. The front door girls were great! Our table was great and spacious. We found parking fast and close.

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Robandrol
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Even though the ambience is great the server was not very attentive or helpful. She wasn’t knowledgeable about the special drinks fir Easter brunch nor she offered any of the specials. The brunch menu was not very expansive neither was it special.

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vipMCinTheWoodlands
Houston
178 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a gorgeous bar/restaurant with a real "neighbored" feel. Decor is rustic chic with touches of modern industrial. Food was good. Would love to see more keto-friendly options! Service was outstanding. We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Although we had a reservation we were told to wait "to see if your table's ready". There were many tables vacant.
The pasta was very good, the calamari excellent but everything else was normal.

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QueenJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, food & service, would recommend!

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-Star Review Queen! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Maxsfan2013
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wasn't overly impressed; our first time there. Drinks took a long time; food was average.

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vipRicky
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I met a couple of my girlfriends for brunch. The place was nice the patio was full but the inside was pretty empty. The food was good. Our waitress was slow to refill our drink orders and she rarely checked on us. Overall the place is nice so I do plan to return at some point.

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BerthaO
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The girl that sat us down look confused and just left us did ask if we needed anything, waiter had nothing to write down and for got drinks wrong and got charged for double bacon because she didn’t again right anything down! She didn’t check in on us until she asked if we needed the check! Food was amazing!!! Filling but the service could be better! I would recommend for the food but not for the service!

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vipCrystalB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The service was rather slow and the food was not as awesome as it normally is. I hope that the service is better when I return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was simply excellent!!! Can’t wait to return.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-Star Review! We are happy to hear that you had a great visit with us! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza tasted like pizza we had in Italy. All the food was exceptional, service was friendly and attentive.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-Star review! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time with us and enjoyed our delicious Wood-Fire Pizzas! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with my friend. She loved the food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, very nice and friendly. Great ambiance and the food was good.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-Star review! We are happy to hear that you had an excellent visit while dining with us. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the place was 10 out of 10! I fully recommend this restaurant.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-Star review! We are so happy to hear that we provided a great visit for you!

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ROLATK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Will definitely be returning

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you for your 5-Star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our dishes and that our staff provided excellent service during your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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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 424 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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