Join us for Easter Sunday Brunch. Enjoy a 3 course prix fixe menu for $45 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Had pretty high expectations; needed help understanding program and hard time finding something that sounded good. Did not know one single wine on list, but ended up with decent Sauv Blanc albeit well over $100. Had several dishes, none of which we finished or which carried any reward ... would like to learn what I missed or why others like this place. Excellent, friendly service made for a decent evening - one time only, no repeat.
Great setting, great service. Great for a casual special occasion.
Angela was delightful and had wonderful wine recommendations. Our server was on point, made a good cocktail recommendation for my wife, and the food was very good. My gripe is with the ambience. The restaurant got very hot very quickly, and this was remedied thanks to attentive wait staff (bussers/waiters/management) but I got one good sweat early on. The biggest complaint I have is the noise. It was either a faulty vent hood in the kitchen, or more likely the HVAC unit. The restaurant was about half full and you couldn't hear the music due to the constant "WOOooom WOOoom WOOoom" of whatever was making the noise. My wife and I spent about $230 including tip. We expect a better environment than that from a place like Provisions. Given that those were the only complaints, we love the place and will definitely return.
Again - the staff was excellent and the food very good. We even got to try the pasta, by accident! And it was fantastic. We had the bread and cheese (some airy loaf with grains? on top with a firm cheese and berry spread underneath), the caesar we split (so good, sopping wet with dressing and the "breading" on the lettuce was so nice, like a crouton with each bite), and the ribeye with that "stew-like" sauce/mushrooms/potatoes was great.
We've been here once before for dinner. We arrived at 11:30 for lunch, had a great time, and the restaurant didn't started to fill up until about noon. Good food, with a creative touch.
Best restaurant in Houston
Excellent service. Superb food. A touch over priced but will definitely be back again.
Unique dishes, good drinks. The parmesan pasta with mushrooms & yeast was fantastic, and the bread/cheese pairing was great. Salad with cumin vinaigrette was really tasty. The mussels didn't really shine in comparison to the rest of the food but still good.
My favorite in Houston!!!
Imaginative dishes and excellent service. Thanks for a nice evening. PS come hungry
I think there was an issue with waitstaff that night- they were super nice but very flakey. Took over 30 minutes to get our drink order.
The food was very good but limited for anyone with diet restrictions.
This was my fourth of fifth time to eat here and it never disappoints. The bar area is comfortable and inviting and they have a great wine list with informed recommendations from the bartender. I was there for a business meeting and the place was about half full. It can get a little noisy when full but this wasn't an issue. Provisions is casual and comfortable. The Pass is where you want to be for truly fine dining. It's fantastic as well. We had a pea shoot salad on a pureed butternut squash that was quite tasty. The curried cauliflower soup is one I order everytime. We had the halibut and a Japanese pancake. Everything was perfectly prepared. The menu changes often so if you've been recently don't worry, you'll find something new. The service was just right--not hovering and not absent. Kaleb was our server and he was perfect for us. Sean is the manager and he checked in several times to make sure we were well taken care of. I'll be back!
Business lunch. Food was interesting and good, service was excellent!
The food was very "artsy" but, in the end, not very delicious. It was also very expensive for what we got. Two soups, one salad, and one entree (no drinks) cost more than $60. That's too much for lunch, especially when it doesn't taste very good.
Disappointed on our first and only visit. Bar selection and service was exceptional but everything went downhill from there. The noise level was near unbearable in the dining area such that two couples actually left shortly after being seated. On the food, I was amazed they allow no alterations to their pizza. My wife simply wanted arugula added to her pizza but was told the kitchen will not change their presentation. That coupled with the fact that there is no salt and pepper available to the diners reveals a level of arrogance in the kitchen that may not be sustainable long term.
Having been to Provisions many times over the past three years for work lunches, family dinners, work dinners, etc., I have always gravitated here because of their appreciation for quality food and pride in their ability to take care of their customers. Sadly, they’ve lost their mojo and have fallen off my list. Way to pretentious, unwilling to accommodate my guest who had some food allergies, and an attitude of “we made the menu, if you can’t find something to eat then SOL”. I have seen the vibe and priorities change over the last six months and am now moving on after 4-5 experiences that were reminiscent of dining in Dallas. By the way, we went to Artisians where they made my guest a great meal, ensured the food allergies were understood and addressed, and have a new loyal patron.
Dined at this restaurant prior to going to the theater in downtown Houston. The food was okay but something we would expect to eat at home. My fish was suppose to be lightly grilled but wasn't and a very small portion. My wife's fish was bland. The waitress and service was excellent.
We’ve been there for lunch and we’ve been very disappointed.
The salad was flavorless and served with no dressing or so little that I couldn’t taste it. Pasta was good although very rich. We had to ask for bread to complete our meals as the servings were really small for entrees. Bread was really good but charged $4.
Our waiter was friendly and answered all our questions about the meals.
This has been a very underwhelming experience, especially considering the price.
Had a fantastic lunch with my husband yesterday. Dale, our waiter, was great at giving suggestions and didn’t seem upset that we were sharing dishes to try multiple things. We haven’t experienced attention to time in many restaurants with dishes coming out at different times but Provisions was fabulous at this.
This was after concert date and ended up with great culinary and spirit memories
We had the butternut squash pizza, panko crusted halibut, and Caesar wedge. All we delicious. The drinks list is amazing and I would love to come to just hang at the bar next time. May be too noisy for some, but we really enjoyed ourselves and servers were sweet.
Not a fan of this experience, the first time that i was here was waaaaay better. I had gotten the hakusho (which is not cheap) last time and it was great. Yet somehow my bill came out less than this valentines "special". This time, the apps and the pasta were great. Especially the salad, 10/10 salad; but i got dirty plates that i had to change, and the bread that we ordered didnt come out til i asked. The duck confit was terrible... salty duck, the fennel was a mess. I ordered the steak medium (cause my date likes it that way) and it came out rare. Then the table next to us got their steak and it was noticeably larger than the steak my date got. I ordered another makers on the rock, and it was a very light pour... i get it, its valentines day.. but come on, youre already charging an arm and a leg. Then the ginger snap ice cream desert was crazy overpowering. On a whole nother level of gingersnaps. My date also had a headache and i inquired as to if yall had advil, every kitchen has a first aid kid and youre telling me you dont have some advil? And, even though it wasnt the best experience, i still gave 20%.
Took my girlfriend to Provisions for Valentine's Day. I enjoyed lunch here a few months ago but every course of the Valentine's meal was barely edible. It seemed like they were trying too hard to create completely new tastes and combinations and making them in bulk without taste testing. Underwhelming, especially considering the price. We were really happy with the wine our waiter recommended though.
A good dinning experience overall. Interesting flavors on most dishes. They sent us a pasta dish that we didn't order and it was left for us to try it at no charge. The one we ordered was promptly delivered to our table.
Noise level a bit on the high side but it's a fun place to go with a group.
I haven't been to Provisions for a couple of years and was disappointed. On walking in the dining room, we were greeted by a rank smell. Very unpleasant.
The menu is a jumble of cuisines, meant to be inventive, but lacking in an overall cohesive theme. This was amplified by the timing of our meal--everything was brought to the table too fast and many of the items we ordered didn't work together. A slower pace would have allowed us to taste everything individually and appreciate more.
The server took away my husband's drink before he was finished; grabbed my plate of food and my friend's before we were finished. Not good. Everything was way too rushed.
the pizza was great and our waiter did a fantastic job.
Creative and very tasty family style menu with large and varied beer selection. Atmosphere and service is very casual and friendly. Highly recommend.
I like how the waiters have always been foodies themselves.
Provisions came highly recommended by a friend and we will be recommending it as well. Provisions is a great compliment to The Pass with an equally amazing atmosphere and value while having a totally different experience.
My wife and I showed up early to our reservation so that we could have a drink at the bar before hand. The cocktail program is very good and its creativity ties in well with the rest of The Pass & Provisions. We split an order of bread and cheese, cauliflower soup, and butternut squash pizza for dinner. All of the portions were big enough to share and each dish was delicious. We also had another cocktail during dinner.
We will be back and will be suggesting Provisions to others.
Great dining experience from the atmosphere, the vibe, the service and the food and drinks. The menu seems limited but our waiter did a great job of explaining the different items and how best to order for sharing among our group of 4. We had two pasta dishes and one main course shared between 4 of us which was more than enough after having the bread and cheese pairings and a shared pizza. The pasta dishes were outstanding and very, very unique- this is not your typical Italian fare so if you are picky or want the "basics", you will probably not enjoy the available options. However, if you are willing to try new foods and flavors you will love the flavor combos they have put together.
Great for Groups
Wonderful flavors. The cauliflower soup was probably the best I have had with just the right balance of flavors and heat. Fabulous grape clafoutis for dessert. Will definitely make this a go to favorite.
Great food, always something interesting to try. Great for an adventurous or well traveled eater. Pizza’s are excellent really good crust.
My husband and I have been to this restaurant numerous times. We have noticed a decline in the food quality during the last two years but our last (and it will be the last!) meal at Provisions a few nights ago was terrible! I ordered a veal and squash ragú served over pasta and could not finish it because it was permeated with grease and had an unpleasant flavor. The Caesar salad looks pretty but does not have sufficient dressing so that after the top layer bites you are eating dry lettuce. The menu does not give you enough options to order a well balanced meal. Our server was excellent - she was efficient and friendly without being cloying.
We were there for New Years! We had a lovely time. We like most choices on the menu; dessert was a disappointment. Being 'older,' we could hear which is very important to us. The food was light and small portions which was perfect for us. We would like more festive, but will be back!
Unique. Great selection. Everything was delicious!
Innovative menu, great for sharing, excellent beer and wine list.
As always the food and attention was excellent
Always a treat to sample the dishes at Provisions. Knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff. All types of clientele welcome.
what a popular place! we arrived right on time for our 8:15pm reservation and apparently the restaurant was having trouble getting other tables to finish up. We finally got seated around 8:45pm and you could tell they were a little short staffed as our waiter had about 6 tables and one was 12 people or more. this was our first time here so we were not sure what to think about it. we ended up having about 4 waiters - even the chef was helping out. they recognized we had been waiting a while and even gave us a bottle of wine with our short rib - which was amazing. all the food was really great and it was a fun atmosphere. would definitely love to come back and try more pizza, pasta and meats. they handled the craziness of the night well and it was much apprecaited. it was not a cheap meal so the extra effort from the chef and staff really paid off when it came to service.
The food was delish as well as the drinks. One of my favorite places.