Phil and Dereks

4.3
192 reviews
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Cajun
Inconspicuously located in the midst of bustling Midtown in Houston, sits Phil & Derek’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar. With a new location comes a new look and once you cross the threshold of this thriving establishment, something magical happens. A transformation of Country Cozy meets Urban Chic right before your eyes!

Phil & Derek’s is a laid back atmosphere where our supreme excellence is simplicity. The ambiance is reminiscent of the comfort of your own living room, coupled with a flare of pizzazz and glitz from our nightly New York Style Cabaret entertainment. One can sit back and enjoy the renaissance of this comedic, satirical, and theatrical form of music, as we deliver piping hot, delicious entrees to the table.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was delicious and great.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and music

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MH
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the band was awesome! We had friends visiting us from ATL and took them....they loved it!

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ST
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Would have preferred the buffet over ordering from the regular menu

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was horrible. The food had no taste. The chicken was bleeding.

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NN
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Brunch was everything! Our waitress seemed a tad bit overwhelmed & slow. Other than that, everything was great! I will definitely be back!

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A
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. Everything about our experience was perfect!!!!

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M
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was nasty, the service was horrible. I will never return.

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JT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday. The food was amazing and the live band was great. We had a blast.

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NA
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch was amazing fun atmosphere great food and and mimosas and music. Staff was super nice and friendly will be back

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First timer at Phil & Derek’s! The experience was awesome! The food was really good. I enjoyed the music and fun atmosphere! Definitely recommend for brunch!

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LW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great and food and music was excellent. I will be coming back again. Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed it. Food was great! Some items weren’t hot enough on buffet. It was annoying for people /waitresses to pass through our table every minute in front of the band. The table right by the band blocked our view . In spit if we had a good time.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Outstanding, Ambiance was sultry, intimate, n relaxed, Food was exceptionally delicious. Was unaware of the 2 hour dining experience, so will book future reservations for Seven nights After to be able to partake n enjoy the live band
experience.

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Exceeded expectations! The music was excellent.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Friends in town

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service had so much fun celebrating my birthday. They really made us feel welcome as out of town guests

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, but tight seating. Hardly any room to move. Lots of bumping elbows and chairs.

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TP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious(the shrimp&grits were to die for)!!! The service was great and the band had me moving long after we left. Thanks Phil & Dereks for helping me show my sister a good time!

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Buffet dont have options like it used to. Waitress wasnt friendly. Food was good, 2 hour maximum at the table so not for a I haven't seen you in a while brunch.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great & the server was fast & friendly !!!

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great atmosphere! Great servers! Would definitely recommend!

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S
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and food was delicious.

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MI
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Sure . Music and atmosphere was pleasant enough. However, sound (microphones specifically) were intermittent and often we couldn't hear. I could tell the singers were getting frustrated. Sound check anyone?

Our server Lauren was amazing. Very efficient and knowledge. Professional and we got our food very fast. I was disappointed with the yams (way too sweet).

Overall I would come back.

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have already recommended P&Ds to others. I have passed by the location 50 times and never knew it was there. I had not heard of it and was referred on 3/25. I selected it as my birthday spot on 3/28. I have one complaint. No one warmed me how AWESOME the food was and I OVER-ate by sampling nearly everything - once. P&D should place a sign on the door and in the parking lot: "WARNING - Great Food for the Soul! DO NOT OVER EAT !!! "

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visiting and Birthday

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked Phil and Derek’s for my BFs birthday dinner. We had an absolutely lovely time. The food was delicious, the music was amazing and the servers were outstanding! We will definitely be back again and again!

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and entertainment. The young stagg could use a little training on professionalism.

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EK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Every thing was awesome! And our waiter with long braids did awesome job! Me and my husband enjoyed food, music ,and the lounge. Everything was awesome, we loved it all!

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was not hot enough for my liking and the meat choices was a little less then I expected.

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KV
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing is all you can say! Food and atmosphere is the best for a Sunday brunch.

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G
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Amazing place but the food was average. The drinks were great

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent time. Lauren was an amazing waitress. The staff was great too. I will definitely visit again.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom came to visit from Dallas. I am so happy that we were able to experience Phil and Derek’s! The food was amazing!! We had the pleasure of meeting the chef, Keenan Williams. He suggested the Bayou Catfish and Blackened Redfish. He personally prepared our meals and was gracious enough to bring them to our table. The redfish with corn maque choux was very good!! The live band was definitely jamming! Loved my first experience and I can’t wait to experience brunch soon!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We came to celebrate a friend from out of town’s birthday. The service was slow at first but things picked up quickly. The food came out fast but it was cold when it did. The food was great and so was the music. The music level was very loud, we could only talk to each other in between sets. We had a cake to celebrate the birthday girl and the server never brought any extra plates or a knife out for us to cut the cake. I don’t think she even acknowledged the birthday or wished the guest a happy birthday. Other than that, it was a good experience.

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AN
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg! Words can not explain how proud I was when I went here on Thursday. I made dinner reservations for my moms birthday. I requested a area for 2 plus size seats so everyone would b comfortable and they had it ready and on time at that. The service was amazing, food off the chain and atmosphere was so romantic. Grown and sexy. Music playing in background until LIVE BAND played. We jammed. I felt like a show off Because my mom is from the country and don’t get out much along with aunties and they were so amazed at everything and was so THANKFUL THAT I TREATED THEM TO A WONDERFUL DINNER. This was a great place to celebrate my mother’s birthday and chill. Now they want to take me back Amen! So please stop but I looooove the buffet... #auntiatethechickentothebone
#fishmeltimyamouth #porkchopsarethetruth
#eateverythang

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an awesome time with my loved ones at this establishment, the courteous staff, the lighting the food and drinks all amazing. We sat on the patio for a birthday dinner and just vibes. I will definitely be coming back.

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SG
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had reservations for 10AM - music was a bit loud at that time. Last weekend we also had reservations but for a little later, 12PM, music was loud as well then... Consider adding macaroni and cheese to the menu??? :)

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DJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love!! Had such a great time for my birthday! Food and music incredible

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved everything! The dude with the dreads was our server and he was outstanding! He made the experience that much better!

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