Relish Restaurant and Bar
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!
Wonderful restaurant. Only problem was dessert was served scorching hot and burnt tongue very badly. Manager was very concerned and addressed problem very professionaly
Loved the spicy crab dip as a starter! It's enough for an entire meal. Service was perfectly attentive!
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.
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!
Excellent! The new crab dip and the lamb meatballs were fantastic!
Great neighborhood restaurant with new menu items that are a hit. Loved the new crab dip and lamb meatballs. Desserts are awesome and were loved by the whole table.
Love this restaurant! Food is always outstanding, great service and great ambiance. Went there for my birthday and had a wonderful time.
The food was delicious as always and the service was so wonderful. Everyone was so helpful and provided wonderful recommendations. I love the deviled eggs and I look forward to the next time I have dinner there.
Food was great , service was not the usual
We had a wonderful dinner at Relish. The restaurant is warm & friendly. Our server had a number of tables... so it took a bit to get going, but once things settled down, the service was fine. The food was very good. We started with the charcuterie board, which had a lovely variety of items. Each of us enjoyed our meals. The portions were just right for us, and the flavors were rich & developed.
Have been several times prior and enjoyed. However, our food was subpar at best, service was somewhat over attentive.
Excellent menu. The bbq shrimp with creamy polenta is a nice take on the “shrimp ‘n’ grits” genre. Desserts were outstanding.
Service was sporadic. Food and drinks were exceptionally slow coming out when it was very apparent that it was a slow evening for them. Upon going to the bar to inquire about our missing drinks, my husband was given a horribly snotty comment from the bartender. The manager came at the end to comp our desserts when after 25 minutes we were tired of waiting for them and that did nothing to change our minds that it was a horrible experience and not one we wish to do again.
The service was not good and the food needs a lot of improvement.
First time visiting. Saturday night reservations at 7:30.
Service was slow. When I asked waiter about specials he said they had a NY Strip but only had one left. Three out of the four of us ordered gazpacho for appetizer - they only had enough left for two portions. When they brought out desert menus, there were 7 options - however, they were out of four of them.
I’ve never experienced anything like this before. On a Saturday night - which should be your busiest service, you are not well provisioned???? Pretty pathetic.
Food we were able to order was good.
A fun dinner with friends. Lively atmosphere, tasty food and wonderful service. My friend said a good judge of a new restaurant is how they make a martini and she said hers was amazing! We started with the grilled artichoke which was fabulous. I had the snapper which was good, but my husband had the scallops which won the flavor contest. Unfortunately they were sold out of the carrot cake for dessert, so we had the light berry dessert which was very good. We would definitely go back and based on the hopping atmosphere, it is a popular spot in the upper Kirby area.
One of our favorites. It never disappoints.
They were out of Malbec wine and another white Wine.... the waiters didn’t know the answers to menu questions. The house red wine was NOT drinkable. The gin cocktail was excellent. The food was good and the service was terrible.
Always great cocktail and dinner menu, friendly spot-on service and good neighborhood-feel ambiance.
The food was amazing and the service was excellent!
We enjoy Relish but the service was horrible. The manager had to take our order so you think after that it would have gotten better. NOT! We wanted to order dessert but the waiter never came to the table. We even had to ask the busboy to take our check.
Very good food. Out of Shiner Bock was the only issue.
Everything was incredible, will return!
We had a nice meal at Relish, this was our second time. For appetizers we chose the green fried tomatoes and the smoked beef carpaccio, both were great.
For our meal I had the crab cakes which are awesome, better than any fancier restaurant I’ve been too.. My husband had the pork chop and that was great too. Service was great too!
Food was delicious and the service was great!
It was a very pleasant evening!
Absolutely amazing dinner! You definitely need to try the deviled eggs. So scrumptious! Excellent service and food!!
Apparently Relish is operating under a new management. It shows, and not for the better. There is something afoot making all of the servers unhappy. We ate at the bar and never had such awful service. It was SLOW, had to ask several times for things and attitudes were sour. Whatever you are doing Relish management, it isn't good! This is a "go to" place for us but perhaps not anymore.
We enjoyed our dinner. The waiter could have been a bit more friendly but the managers were very nice. Although I had mentioned it was my birthday celebration no notice was taken
Great food, attentive staff, and cool vibe in the middle of River Oaks.
Wasn’t impressed as a foodie...service was a little over barring when after almost every sip my water was refilled. Best part of the meal was the chicken deviled eggs. My drink tasted like toothpaste.
Really great service and overall wonderful food. Had the hangar steak dish and it was amazing. Definitely get it with the Brussels. My dad thought the fried chicken was good but nothing super special. The biscuits they start you off on are really delicious too.
Our entire experience was awesome, from food to service and ambiance. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Thought the wine was over priced. Everything else was excellent.
The food is always delicious and perfectly prepared and the cocktails are the best! I love their snapper dish and the Italian seafood soup is without equal in all of Houston. The prices are reasonable and it's a lovely restaurant. We enjoy eating here very much and come often with friends. One of our favorites!
If you are not a foodie, you will enjoy Relish. If you are a foodie - don’t expect to have an amazing food experience. The ambiance was nice. We had reservations at 8:30. We arrived at 8:15. We were placed within 5 minutes. There were several menu items that were unavailable. Annoying. I ordered a mocktail. I had a huge sip and realized that the bartender added alcohol. Thank goodness I was not a reformed alcoholic who was practicing sobriety. The waiter was attentive.
Amazing! Staff was so friendly and helpful
The food was mediocre at best and our server forgot about us halfway through the meal. Will not be returning.
Absolutely incredible! Our group of 7 had an amazing evening, our waitress suggested great options for appetizers and entrees. Not one plate was disappointing, we can't wait to return! The lavender cocktail is a must!
Astonishingly good and very big portions,too. Excellent service but a bit noisy.
Great craft cocktails and excellent food. My wife had the lavender cocktail which was delicious. Very friendly bartender gave us tips on how to make it. We will be back!