Pearl Restaurant and Bar at The Sam Houston Hotel
It was a seafood night in the Peal Restaurant, so our two entrees were grouper and scallops. The grouper was significantly over cooked and the scallops were like rubber. We mentioned to the server. It was extremely surprising as we were the only ones in the restaurant. We had a drink in the bar before eating and later after the theater and the service was great. The bar tender mixed the slightly dirty martini perfectly. I would recommend the bar but not the restaurant. There are plenty of good restaurants in the CBC area.
Amazing vibe. Delicious food. Highly recommend.
1st visit and won’t be our last. Server Meghan was a delight and helpful regarding the menu and personally speaking. Our food: bouillabaisse and short ribs w/Brussels sprouts/spaetzl were some of the best tasting fresh food we have eaten in a long time. We purposefully saved half of each entree so we could eat as a leftover and get dessert: white chocolate bread pudding, which was wonderful, and gladly, not heavy.
Date night out with friends, food and wine were great, perfect way to kick off an evening
The Pearl Restaurant was found CLOSED when we arrived on time for our reservation, despite multiple confirmations through Open Table. Luckily, the hotel bar was open and the kitchen was staffed (to handle hotel room service) and the bartender Santos scrambled to accommodate us and two other parties in the bar. Santos did a great job under the circumstances, even though he was the only person handling the room... It seemed very strange that a Hilton property would close a restaurant when the hotel is open AND not communicate with Open Table.
Great service from Amy who was very accommodating when we wanted to sit in the bar area instead of restaurant so we could watch the Astros game. The food we ordered was excellent and my husband cleaned his plate with “the best shrimp and grits” he’d ever had (which is an extensive list!) We will definitely be going back!
Food was delicious. The tables and chairs were nice and the service was good. Like all hotels restaurants the prices were a little inflated but it was worth the time.
I'll keep it simple, don't bother. You will find better and more interesting literally a block away in any direction.
I was somewhat disappointed in the facility ( several burnt out lights, most tables empty, employee who asked my wife how old she was.)
A bit salty
Food and staff are outstanding! A hidden gem in the downtown area! Ask to view their venue for special events! New bar menu is very welcoming.
Shrimp and grits was great! On the spicy side so be prepared. Short ribs were a winner. Corn chowder soup also excellent. Service was attentive without being to bothersome. Overall a great experience.
We had a great dinner at the Pearl....the short rib was fantastic and so were the shrimp and grits!
Nice atmosphere, great service, good food....what more could you ask for!
Jeffry was our waiter and he was FABULOUS! Excellent service and well crafted martini. I was a little s disappointed that there were no other customers with us, the place was empty. Jeffry explained that it is hit and miss during the week but that on the weekends they are always busy.
Great food, attentive staff, great value. Will go back again.
Breakfast was good. Everything was as ordered, hot, and tasted good. It was not out of this world. Service was good, but I had to wait a couple of times for our server. The ambiance was very good.
Wish this place was better! The service was great but the food was just mediocre at best. Steak overdone, oysters flavorless, rest of food just okay. Cocktails were good though so I’d recommend the bar!
We had a wonderful time, and will hopefully dine here once (or so) a month.
The service is among the best I have ever experienced. The waitperson was very personable and accommodating. The food was excellent. Highly recommend the chowder.
This food is some of the best I’ve had in Houston. Also, service is impeccable every time.
This place is awesome! The server David was on top of everything the whole time. The cook Robert did an amazing job and the food was delicious! Will be back again and will be recommending!
An excellent and inventive take on bouillabaisse with seafood tasting straight out of the ocean, and the freshest salad I've eaten. Served with intelligence and cheerfulness in a quiet and pleasant place. What could be better?
You should designate on your reservations the the restaurant is not open on Sunday. When the reservation was made it gave no indication that the only seating available would be in the bar area.
We had the NY Eve fixed menu. The food was only mediocre
They were not open when we got there.
Short Ribs are to die for- excellent! Seafood - excellent!
Salads - average. Overall - enjoyable!
My wife and I loved this place. Great food, friendly staff, fancy atmosphere.
The hotels was so beautiful nice rooms enjoy my stay the Restaurant enjoy dinner and breakfast and the bar so much fun
Service was slow
Delicious soup and salad
Very disappointing. The good reviews were not an accurate account of our experience. Billed as a romantic setting, came off more like a country club feel. We were the only people in the place and for good reason. My friend ordered the sea bass, but 10 minutes later we were told there was none available. I know restaurants run out of items, but the server should have know. Unfortunately, the blackened grouper was awful. The blackening spice was mostly chili powder which completely killed the flavor of the fish. She ate only a few bites. We didn’t complain and the server didn’t question. Oh well, off the find something much better.
Food was subpar for a Houston. Low on flavor. Creative options but just no flavor. I was expecting better.
Service was excellent.
There were only 2 customers in the restaurant on a Saturday night. This really says a lot.
Amy was amazing! Knowledgeable and paid attention to every little detail. She recommended wine to pair with our entrees and offered a complimentary glass when the dessert we ordered wasn’t available. She made the experience WONDERFUL and we felt very taken care of! When we were leaving the hotel the next day she saw us and remembered us and waived and wished us a great day. She made our experience memorable for a great date night!
Alot of meal delays. We were here early, but seemed there were a lot of miss steps on service here today for just 2 people ordering apps, drinks (no-alcohol), and meals. When food did arrive it was great. We were there about an hour and a half about double the time expected. One member was almost done with their meal while I was still waiting for salad. Food was great though and I'm hoping it was just an off day. Give them a try, as I said, food was great.
We had a lovely experience at our first visit to The Pearl. Our waitress was attentive, the food was fresh and cooked perfectly, and most importantly, delicious!
We came to the pearl for my mother in laws birthday. We all loved our meals, service, and drinks! I will definitely return for a date night, or even just for cocktail hour at the lovely bar across the hall from the restaurant. Thank you for a great night!
Very attentative staff, good food, nice atmosphere.
The entire restaurant revolted.
Truly an abomination.
Horrible service. Did not even get our drink for >40 minutes