Relish Restaurant and Bar

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331 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

Relish Restaurant & Bar is a neighborhood eatery serving up classic American food with Mediterranean influences. At Relish, we aim to create an environment where absolute guest satisfaction is our highest priority. Through a shared commitment to excellence, we are dedicated to the uncompromising quality of our food, service, and people, while taking exceptional care of our guests and staff. We simply believe food should be uncomplicated, delicious and something to be relished!

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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipLaurenH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Relish for a birthday dinner with a group of friends. We had amazing service and enjoyed our dinner!

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vipScottK
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful presentation. Our table of 6 were all happy campers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal with friends. Very accommodating staff.

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vipMelM
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious.

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Tjl1
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well-prepared dishes nicely presented. Very pleasant and attentive service. Lively bar scene but not too noisy. Attractive décor and ambience.

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HenleyTex
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Relish and found it to be very good. Service was prompt. The food was good. We had a very nice meal for the money spent

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vipfatendo
Houston
116 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Relish is good for lunch, but I expected more for dinner. We ordered a bottle of wine, but the waiter didn't know that they didn't have any more. We ordered a different bottle, but he should have known more. Also, when I cut into one of my pieces of fried chicken, it was bloody uncooked. He took it back and brought me another piece. The knowledge and service was like that of an upscale diner. The are trying, but have a way to go.
I did like the menu, however, and will return.

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vipZeezee
Houston
69 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service at dinner. Nice craft drinks.

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SUSU
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu choices are much to our liking.
Lovely gentleman/chef/owner is very engaging even when busy. Love this restaurant.
We will be back often!!

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, wine and food were excellent! All the staff were extremely friendly!

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JGM25
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding, the service seemed a little bogged down but it was Valentines Day evening. Very nice, lounge-esque ambiance. Very much recommended.

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LouisG
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food

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CarlosG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had Valentine's Dinner at Relish and it was amazing. We liked that they had a full menu, because other restaurants will have a limited menu on Valentine's Day. Also the pricing was very reasonable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went here for valentine day. Had an excellent bottle of wine - Austin Hope. The cheese board was good. The lamb meatballs were good. The chicken wings were ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service and atmosphere. Will definitely be back

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vipeatsoutoften
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many visits, many good meals. Both lunch and dinner.

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Conrad
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always friendly service and good food. Owner always on site making sure everyone taken care of.

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vipBrucie
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always wonderful food. Everyone loved their dishes.

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vipJojo
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall very solid, pasta dish could have been much more flavorful.

Hangar steak was decent, flounder was excellent.

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vipJasonA
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service

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vipJGY11
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always good. Friendly service

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vipWestUGuy
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood bistro. Interesting cocktail menu and shareable appetizers like Hot Crab Dip. Varied menu that always satisfies. Friendly service.

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Disappointing
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was not my first visit to Relish but it might be my last. The service was rushed. I felt they wanted our table as soon as possible. The food was average but served lukewarm. Maybe it was the holidays but I’m not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Crab cake was delicious. Moscow mule, well, that was the smallest mule cup I have ever seen. Others said their food was okay, nothing specific.

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JenniferG
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the food was good and the homemade biscuits were delicious! Waitress was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Server rarely came by the table we had to wait almost 20 minutes to get our ticket after we had finished our meal. Food itself was great, just disappointed in the service.

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vipAlways
Houston
395 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was mixed- good to very good. Some dishes were very good and creative; others good. Service was OK. Overall still a good place to go, but worried it is losing its shine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Friendly staff. Ok food.

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vipJohnB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is delicious, especially deviled eggs for an appetizer. My only complaint is their limited choices for wine by the glass. Then they charge you $16 for a glass of wine that can be bought for $18/bottle.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went for the deserts & coffee. The service was not the best especially considering it could have been something so easy for the waiter and enjoyable for us. On the menu it clearly states almond, soy & 2 % milk to order with the coffee & lates. When we asked for soy and almond milk the waiter said “no” that we couldn’t get that. I showed him the menu and he got frustrated with us and said “sure”. So I asked again can we have soy and or almond milk. He wasn’t happy but again said...”sure” with a very perturbed face. Still not sure what we actually got with the coffee. Then I asked for a to go cup for my hot coffee. He brings me a plastic cup. My coffee was too hot to use a plastic cup. So we asked for a styrofoam or paper cup. The waiter told us they were environmentally friendly and didn’t have that. Which this was confusing because the plastic was not environmentally friendly at all. When deciding to go out and spend $60 on coffee and deserts at a nice restaurant I would expect a better level of friendliness and service.

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Reggie
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food in a casual atmosphere! Have been to this restaurant many times now for dinner, brunch and happy hour. Salads are super fresh and flavorful, entrees are delicious but can be a bit heavy, and pastries are to die for, especially the rosemary biscuits served with dinner, carrot cake and cinnamon roll (also used in bread pudding!). Wines are reasonably priced and have loved the specialty drinks I've tried (favorite is the garden one).

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vipConrad
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always consistently good comfort food and friendly staff. Also impressed owner always on hand.

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vipelleceleste
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relish is our favorite restaurant in Houston. Food is fresh, not fussy, with portions that leave you satisfied. We have eaten there many times, with friends from out of town, for our birthdays, or just when we want to treat ourselves to a really good meal out. We also went one time just to have appetizers and dessert because we were always too full for dessert when we had a salad and entree. Service is always excellent as well. Your only problem will be choosing from among all the great menu items and cocktails.

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txakitalady
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food choices were varied and interesting. I got the liver mousse with pickled vegetables and my husband got the pasta suga rosa. He said it was at the top of all pastas he had eaten, and I enjoyed my pate, greatly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wanted a great lunch or quick dinner and will be eating there again. The ambiance was kind of spoiled by a very loud group of women sitting in the corner. They were talking loudly enough to be heard clearly over the music, which was rather annoying. I guess they thought they were the only people in the place. The house rose was excellent.

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ShelleyB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Liked it a lot! Just stopping in for something light after a cocktail event . Will go back again to try an entree. Location is ideal for us and service was very good. Saw several friends there which was fun.

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EPSTX
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed my dinner at Relish. Rosemary biscuits are to die for. Will go back

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Only problem was dessert was served scorching hot and burnt tongue very badly. Manager was very concerned and addressed problem very professionaly
Will return

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ChrisD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the spicy crab dip as a starter! It's enough for an entire meal. Service was perfectly attentive!

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rkforu
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This was not our 1st time @ Relish. The food was excellent as always. The service is usually excellent as well but not this time. The service started out very attentive. As the meal progressed the service declined. We had to ask for proper knife & additional silverware because someone in our party didn't have any. We ordered after dinner decaf coffees plus a mixed drink. The mixed drink came right away but we waited at least 10-20 mins. for the coffees only then to be told that the decaf was unavailable/out of order. The person drinking the mixed drink was already finished by the time our 2nd order of after dinner coffees arrived. Our waitress seemed disorganized & overworked.

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Wildbluesky17
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really pleasant atmosphere for a neighborhood restaurant to go have a nice meal in a cosy setting. I really enjoyed it for a relaxing night out. We were there early, so I think it was quieter. Good meal. A little pricey for a quick night out, but I enjoyed it!

FAQs

Relish Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 599-1960.

Relish Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

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