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Osso Kristalla - Osso & Kristalla, Houston, TX

Osso & Kristalla

4.4
4.4
499 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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Booked 24 times today

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Served Mon – Fri | 7 Am – 11 Am

Freshly Baked Pastries

  • Croissants

    Chocolate Filled Croissant

    • Plain$2.75
    • Pain au Chocolate$3.75
  • Bomboloni$3.00

    Italian Filled Donut. Custard, Chocolate, Raspberry

    • Muffins$3.75

      Blueberry Crumble, Honey Bran, Carrot Pecan

      • Keefer Yogurt$6.00

        Granola Parfait with Fruit

        • Yogurt$4.00
      • Breakfast Sandwich$5.00

        Skillet Fried Egg with Your Choice of Meat & Cheese On Freshly Baked Roll. Meats: Ham, Salami, Bacon; Cheese: Swiss, Provolone, Mozzarella, Parmesan; Veggies: Tomato, Zucchini, Squash, Eggplant, Basil; Extras: Meat, Cheese, Avocado, Egg

        Espresso Selections

        • Espresso$3.65

          • Doppio$5.00

            • Macchiato$3.65

              • Americano$3.65

                • Café Latte$3.85

                  • Café au Lait$4.00

                    • Café Mocha$3.85

                      • Cappuccino$3.85

                        • Chai Latte$4.00

                          Iced Coffee

                          • Iced Coffee$3.00

                            • Masala Chai Latte$3.00

                              • Velvet Espresso Cold Brew$4.00

                                Italian Flavors

                                $0.50. Sugar-Free Available

                                • Vanilla

                                  • Hazelnut

                                    • Dark Chocolate

                                      • Caramel

                                        • Coconut and Almond Milk

                                          Hot Tea

                                          $3.75

                                          • Peppermint

                                            • Jasmine

                                              • Tangerine Ginger

                                                • English Breakfast

                                                  • Earl Grey

                                                    • Chamomile Medley

                                                      Featured Drinks

                                                      • Coffee$3.00

                                                        • Milk$2.50

                                                          • Orange / Cranberry / Grapefruit$3.00

                                                            • Iced Tea$3.00

                                                              • Bloody Mary$9.00

                                                                • Mimosa$7.00

                                                                  Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                  What 499 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                  4.4
                                                                  4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                  • 4.4Food
                                                                  • 4.2Service
                                                                  • 4.4Ambience
                                                                  • 4.3Value

                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                    Great for Brunch

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                                                                  1. BC

                                                                    BryanC

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                    Restaurant was short staffed, bartender was also waiting tables. But we were never without food or drink. Staff was friendly and polite and food was delicious as always.

                                                                  2. EM

                                                                    EstyM

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Server was amazing and food was great! Highly recommend it! Great atmosphere

                                                                  3. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Chicago

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great food for reasonable pricing

                                                                  4. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Louisville

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Amazing! Loved everything!

                                                                  5. PH

                                                                    PhillipH

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    66 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    66 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Our experience today was very good! The food was delicious, service was great and eating at the Astros owners restaurant watching the astros game was delightful😁

                                                                  6. V

                                                                    Valentina

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                    It is a bar food type of place. The description and the pictures portrayed this place as a fine Italian restaurant. It was definitely not what we expected.

                                                                  7. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service2ambience5

                                                                    Third time here and the service is fair at best.

                                                                  8. c

                                                                    cb222

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                    overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                                    The service was terrible. More than one table was wondering if they would ever get served. And once served if the server would ever return. I won’t go back.

                                                                  9. KB

                                                                    KellyB

                                                                    Denver

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Attentive service, great food, and small desserts, so you feel better about indulging.

                                                                  10. C

                                                                    Cindy8000

                                                                    London

                                                                    220 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    220 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                    Service was great. Good was mediocre Nothing was bad, but nothing was great either.

                                                                  11. C

                                                                    Camj

                                                                    Amarillo

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The food and drinks were DELICIOUS, our server was pleasant and attentive, and the prices were EXCELLENT. This was the PERFECT venue for dinner prior to attending a performance at Jones Hall. I will definitely be back and recommend this place to my friends.

                                                                  12. TJ

                                                                    TheJoiofYourLife

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Food was great! Attentive service. Tasty drinks.

                                                                  13. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                    overall2food1service1ambience3

                                                                    The service was terrible. Had to hunt down our waiter. Had the shrimp and grits—- HARD PASS. The shrimp seemed undercooked and the whole dish was bland. I will not be returning

                                                                  14. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Western NC

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Fast and amazing food!

                                                                  15. AA

                                                                    AmandaA

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                                    Food was good, staff seemed annoyed we were there. Claimed we didn’t have reservation even when shown on OT.

                                                                  16. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                    overall2food1service3ambience5

                                                                    Got the big meatball. I honestly couldn’t tell if the sauce was homemade or if it came from a jar.

                                                                  17. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We usually dine here when we visit Houston.

                                                                  18. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Minneapolis

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 1, 2022

                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                    Food was just ok- pizza was dry and not far off from a frozen pizza. Bartender was not polite.

                                                                  19. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent service. Food was amazing. Great environment and very clean.

                                                                  20. M

                                                                    Michelle

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Our server, Adriana, was so wonderful. We enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back.

                                                                  21. GS

                                                                    GSimmons

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Celebration of my sons bday. Our server Carlos helped to make it special. He was an awesome server. Thank you.

                                                                  22. F

                                                                    Francesca

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The ambiance is nice and cozy. The food was really good and fresh tasting.

                                                                  23. A

                                                                    Alissa

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                    Service was extremely slow. The waiter was nice, but it took almost an hour to get drinks, and our orders were incomplete.

                                                                  24. NM

                                                                    NatalieM

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                    overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                    We had a 7pm reservation. We were seated promptly, however waited over 15 minutes to be served water. There were a few empty tables and I am not sure the circumstances of the rest of the reservations for the evening but I felt I just paid way too much money for subpar food and slow service. The acoustics in the restaurant are terrible, the lighting shining down was enough to give someone a migraine (it was too bright), the bar and kitchen were backed up. I felt that the operations could have been run better. Also - they don’t take American Express. Real let down.

                                                                  25. CJ

                                                                    CynthiaJ

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Literally amazing! Everything was so delicious and made fresh!!

                                                                  26. SW

                                                                    SimoneW

                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                                    I asked for bacon in my omelette, they brought out a side of bacon… The drinks were okay. Server didn’t come around much and it wasn’t even busy. I would return a second time for hopefully a better experience. Place is very pretty though.

                                                                  27. A

                                                                    Austin

                                                                    Dallas

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Had a great time! Amazing service and beautiful food. Will be dining again soon.

                                                                  28. GS

                                                                    GSimmons

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                    Dined on January 21, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great service by Tabitha and great food. Also, a shout out to to DeeDee the manager for her kindness and assisting us with a reservation. You run a great restaurant. Thank you.

                                                                  29. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                    overall2food3service3ambience1

                                                                    I really liked a lot of things about this restaurant. I order a pizza and was really good. My favorite thing was the blackberry sangria, really good. The biggest turn off in this restaurant were the gnats that I had to brush away literally every 3 minutes from flying around my food and drinks. I think it was even more disturbing after I told my waitress about the experience and she offered to do nothing about it. If I wanted to share my food with gnats, I would have sat outside.

                                                                  30. MN

                                                                    MobiN

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on December 28, 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Nice comfortable spot to grab a bite. Kitchen closed around 8:30 though.

                                                                  31. CW

                                                                    ChereeW

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Loved the food, service and beautiful decor inside and outside. We will be back again!!!!

                                                                  32. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 15, 2021

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                    Foo quality exceeded expectations. Great value. I will definitely be returning.

                                                                  33. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on December 13, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Fantastic place for a quick meal with a friend. The ambience was good, food was quick but delicious, and the staff was friendly!

                                                                  34. DM

                                                                    DMac

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                    Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                    We arrived early for our reservation and were shown to a table that was up against a wall. After saying I didn't want to be next to a wall the hostess moved a table and we were seated without problems. Our waiter then came, took our drink order, and then left the restaurant for another building to bring back what looked like a small keg of beer. It seemed like we sat at our table for 10 minutes without receiving our drinks and we asked another waiter, Jose, if he could take our table since we didn't know what the first waiter was doing. Once Jose took over we had great service and very good food.

                                                                  35. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great food, great service. Went for Sunday brunch before the Nutcracker ballet. Strong tasty beverage. Delicious, juicy bone-in pork chop.

                                                                  36. D

                                                                    Dominique

                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    I was visiting Houston and craving pizza, we chose here because it was nearby, and the cheese pizza was so yummy. I could taste the freshness, and I ate it all. Also, it was really busy because of a convention and I’ve never seen a more well set up system in a kitchen. The food was coming out so fast, I actually spoke about it many times while there. Just blown sway at their teamwork and timing. I’d definitely try there again when I’m in the area.

                                                                  37. AW

                                                                    AshleyW

                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    2.0

                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                                    overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                    Was not busy at all. We waited a good 15 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order and we were looking around and made eye contact with several servers. Finally got waited on. Pizza was very greasy. Our waiter offered us red pepper flakes from an empty bottle. Literally 2 pepper flakes were left inside. We didn’t want red pepper flakes but it made us laugh. Then he went missing and didn’t check on us again. And they were not short staffed. At least 4 or 5 other servers taking good care of their tables. It seemed to just be us.

                                                                  38. T

                                                                    Tbird

                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 26, 2021

                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                    The waitress was doing the best she could, but very understaffed...our drink order was completely wrong and our food came out at different times...I might would give them another shot because the food was ok...

                                                                  39. JL

                                                                    JonathanL

                                                                    Denver

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 26, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                    Lunch with daughter. Very accommodating in getting extra person to table in sold out condition. Only glitch was confusion in beers. Got the wrong ones. Drank them anyway!! Small problem in World Series crowd.

                                                                  40. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                    As usual, a great place to go for brunch or dinner. This time was a late brunch. The food and ambiance is fantastic with tourists and locals alike. The SO enjoys the mixed cocktails and appreciates how the servers are interested in your total dining experience, the food part, and not just constantly asking if you want another drink. If you know what I’m referring too, the you’ve been to enough other downtown restaurants where that seems the focus. The staff is always amazing and does the little things. It also doesn’t go unnoticed how the waitstaff help one another even if it’s not their table. If a server was walking by, they saw the empty fish and offered to remove it. Something small, yes, but makes a huge difference. I’m partial to their pizzas, but with so many great options, only have them on about every third visit.

                                                                  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 4.4 stars by 499 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                  Booked 24 times today
                                                                  Google Map for Osso & Kristalla

                                                                  1515 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002

                                                                  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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