rise nº2 - Houston

4.7
137 reviews
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French
HOUSTON, TEXAS LOCATION
rise n°2 is a French soufflé bistro and wine bar, offering a five sensory experience in an eclectic environment nestled amongst the tree tops. Dine by the twinkling birch lights, transporting you to the French countryside without ever leaving Houston.
We offer savory souffles, sweet souffles, an international Chariot de Fromage (tableside cheese cart), as well as wine flights, soups, salads and more! Be sure to ask us about our most popular dish, the Marshmallow Soup! rise n°2 is a dining experience for all ages. We love to see the children and they love rise so please bring the whole family. Smile, you are at rise! A la prochaine!

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Delicious food and very friendly service!

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VS
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with a friend who was new to Rise. We did the $35.00 3 course lunch and everything was perfect: salad, marshmallow soup, mushroom souffle, jambon souffle, chocolate and banana foster souffle. And the best coffee!
One of the best parts of the meal was the impeccable service from Ramon, who was attentive, charming, knowledgeable and corrected one tiny error (no sauce with chocolate souffle) quickly. Will return many times, especially if Ramon is there.

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PH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great souffles!

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H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Not sure what the hype is about . Thoroughly underwhelming soufflés!

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M
Houston
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many great things to say about this place: the decor, presentation, staff, and the food. All wonderful and make for a great choice in choosing a dining venue.

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CM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect experience! Thank you for making my birthday amazing!

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fun dinner.

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u
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Armando or Ramon(can t recall his name) was wonderful.

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BW
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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C
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Another birthday celebrated there, and another very good time at this restaurant! The five of us loved it, the personnel was really nice, and the food very good. If you are craving souffles and very good bread, this is the place to go !

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w
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service in a lovely atmosphere.

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e
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner experience. The waiter was very helpful as we made are selections and the food was excellent.

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HD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

European wannabe place that serves (delicious) béarnaise sauce. The amount of sauce given however is completely inadequate. Trying to get more was impossible because the bartender ( I was seated at the bar ) never asked me if all was good. Also, 1/2 glass of water without ice and never refilled. PASS!

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JB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place to meet with friends. Try the cheese cart.

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s
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Everyone was pleased with every dish. We're coming back!

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AP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved spending our special night with you
Full of delicious and delectable

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P
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love visiting France and Rise gives me fond memories.

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JP
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sometimes unique dining doesn’t always mean good; However Rise rises (pardon the pun!) to the occasion. A restaurant based on the concept of soufflés is unique and Rise does it very well.

Although not a soufflé the onion soup is so delicious I’d go just to get that. The Jamón and gruyère was wonderful. Highly recommended.

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been the best dinner for my boyfriend's dinner. We were completely blown away with the food, the wine, and service. I made sure I got the server's name before leaving so we could go there again and have the same person. I'm unsure of how to spell his name as he is from Turkey, but I would recommend asking for him when you dine! We ate the marshmallow soup, crab souffle, mushroom souffle, and the grand mariner. Each were out of this world amazing. I will definitely be coming back to try more souffles or come for a dessert and wine date night.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Perfect place for a celebration!

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MO
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite lunch spot in all of Houston! We go so often, the staff knows what we love and gets our order going before we sit down. I couldn’t ask for a better place to lunch!

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BS
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I brought a friend who had never been to Rise and from the momywe walked in she fell in love. Having had the ‘marshmallow’ soup before I highly recommended it to her but found out she was allergic to one of the ingredients. Our waiter suggested she order the French onion soup instead and included the ‘marshmallows’ and mentioned when he served her that they had never done that before! They were creative and went the extra mile which is a real plus in my opinion!!

We have always had wonderful food and service and love the little ‘note’ that is handed to you when you leave. It’s those small, personal touches that set Rise apart!!

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AM
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic (souffle's), atmosphere was very cozy, and service was very good.

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

I have been to Rise before and always love the food... but making a reservation there seems to be the way to have the worst experience possible. We made a reservation days before for a friends celebration and our table was shoved in the corner of the restaurant with my chair backing up and hitting the checkout machine. Other groups came in with us with no reservation and were seated at the front of the restaurant or next to the windows or lights. The restaurant is nicely decorated with lights yet my entire party didn’t get to have that experience as we were either staring at the computer or hitting up against it. Shouldn’t reserving a table at a restaurant ensure you actually get a good position? I haven’t been seated in such a bad position before and it really impacted our experience - probably will not be back or at least not plan ahead.

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location food great

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S
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Onion soup is delicious and soufflé is amazing. Wine list a bit limited on the lower priced scale.
Nice ambiance for a restaurant located within a shopping area.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Ordered the 3 course meal with wine pairing. Would have liked a little explanation of the type of wine served.

The food is incredible. Will come back.

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B
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is Amazing. A must visit whenever we are in Houston!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Rise is great and they are very accommodating if needing a gluten free option!

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L
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The best place in town to get a wide variety of excellent soufflés.

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SS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Love the marshmallow soup but found the crabmeat soufflé tasteless.

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LB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the bread to the soufflés (all 3 of them) was wonderful!! A new favorite for me!!

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d
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

being from the NY area, we found the resteraunt unique. we had the pre fixe 3 courses. Soup or salad and a savory and sweet soufflé. We have only seen souffles on a few dessert menus in our area.
Food was very fresh and tasty.

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JZ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming and friendly service.

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! Impeccable service and food was so delicious. Wine flights are a great value! We came with kids and they really take care of them too. A little toy frog at the end made the night memorable for our two daughters.

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OT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Rise N 2. The ambience is wonderful and sharing soufflés is fun. Desserts are wonderful here!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the souffles, both savory and sweet. Price fixe lunch menu is a bargain. Very nice Provence-style atmosphere and friendly waitstaff.

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KD
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We introduced Houston friends to Rise ... they loved the experience. It was a great place to catch up on the last few years ... we are long time fans of No. 1 (we live in Fort Worth) and have family and friends in Houston. It’s a fabulous gathering place for us!

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F
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Guess we should’ve thought ahead. As neither of us are huge soufflé fans, ordering the set menu with marshmallow soup, soufflé for main, then soufflé for dessert was a bit much! Food was cooked well, staff were nice, and restaurant was quirky and nice, but I’d probably order something else if I went again!

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KP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I will recommend it too.

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