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About Starfish

Starfish, located right outside the historic Houston Heights neighborhood, boasts an upscale-casual aesthetic with a seafood-centric menu. Each menu item is created using local and seasonal ingredients paired with our selection of curated craft cocktails, beers, and wine. Whether you are out for an elegant evening or a quick bite and a tiki drink at the bar, we invite you to join us.

191 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 4 - 10PM
Friday - Saturday 4 - 11PM
Sunday 4 - 9PM

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(832) 831-9820

Website:
http://www.starfishhouston.com/

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Private Dining

Starfish proudly offers an intimate private dining experience for parties up to 15 guests. From seasonal tasting menus to executive meetings with small bites and beverages, let our team create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Starfish Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
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Special Occasion (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Happy Hour (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
People Watching (7)
Romantic (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Casual (5)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 16 hours ago

Food was superb!
Chairs are uncomfortable-need cushions on the back

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·Dined 2 days ago

Loved the mussel appetizer & the crab cakes were delish!

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·Dined 5 days ago

It was our anniversary and our first time, the food and staff were amazing

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Healthy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is mediocre and over priced

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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines day there was perfect. Great great food, service and setting

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our food was very good, but the area where we were seated was so dark, that we literally couldn't see our food! We had to use our cell phones to light up the menu, enough to order. When our food arrived, we couldn't see what we were eating. This is a problem. This is NOT ambiance, this is simply very poor planning by whoever designed their interior and specified the lighting. Some areas of the restaurant are just fine, but the section where we were seated, was ridiculously dark. It was truly laughable and took away from the nice dinner and also hindered our ability to have a conversation with our dinner guest across the table. Starfish really needs to address this issue.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Disappointing on a date night to be seated at a table that is an afterthought and half way in the kitchen...behind me was the entrance to the kitchen...in front of me was the station where the waitstaff stood and put in orders...no accommodation was made to change our table.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I was very excited about this restaurant. Seafood is my husband's favorite and my stepdaughter and I were celebrating our birthdays. The service was fantastic, the drinks were divine. We ordered the mussels and crab cakes as appetizers and were off to a very happy start. The crab cakes had very little filling and were absolutely delicious. The mussels were amazing. I could have taken a bath in that broth. The bouillabaisse was bland at best and the seafood in it was extremely overcooked, which is quite disappointing for a $43.00 dish. The deviled lobster was quite frankly lacking lobster and the mustard was slightly overpowering. The grouper was good but lacking salt and acid. The side dishes, however, were amazing. We had the cauliflower steak, asparagus, twice baked potato, and a spinach rice casserole came with my lobster dish, which was absolutely divine. Overall the environment was very pleasant and I would have rated higher, but I had asked for extra olives with my second martini and when we received the $273.00 bill, we had been charged $1.00 for the extra olives. I just think that with those prices, extra olives should be complimentary. I found that quite petty and because of that will never return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was great. The only issue was music was loud and restaurant noisy

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The drinks were tasty. The service was immpeccable. The mussles were tender. The pasta was cooked to perfection and the crab was sweet and delicous. However, there was the noise. Oh the noise! We could barely carry on a conversation it was so loud. The noise level is the reason I couldn't give this restaurant 5 stars.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very good Food. Service seems to be on a learning curve.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Felt lucky to get last minute reservation, the food was excellent and our server was personable and knowledgeable, if a little over-booked. Would go back in a heart-beat. The whole gulf snapper was excellent, as were the fabulous crab-cakes.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Everyone at Starfish made our dining experience wonderful . From Justin our waiter, to Adrian the manager, all the staff made us feel special. The menu made it difficult to choose our meals because of all the varied offerings. The ahi tuna was my choice while my wife picked the garlicy noodles with shrimp. I will order either entree in a heartbeat!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food and great selections. We had ceviche and the crab/avocado salad for starters. Dinner was a grilled whole red snapper with garlic spinach and roasted potatoes, along with a side order of cauliflower steak. Amazing flavors all the way around! The place is a bit loud, and was quite packed for a Wednesday night. However, the quality of the food made up for it. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Love the variety and uniqueness of the menu. Food is very good.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I have dined several times at Star Fish -- and have enjoyed the food tremendously. The Oyster Bar is a fun place to dine, if you are there alone or with a friend -- and the seafood is always delicious and fresh. The crab and avocado stack is my absolute favorite. Their specialty gin and tonic concoctions are also amazing. I'll be back again and again!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was delicious, but the lighting was very very dark.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The jumbo lump crabmeat and avocado salad was fantastic! Also the grilled whole branzino, Brussels sprouts, and beet salad! In fact, all four of us loved everything we tried. Will definitely be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Love this place.... Best in town for seafood! Martinis are the best. Happy hour is a great deal!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent seafood and menu. Would definitely come back!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Enjoyed the drinks and atmosphere. We were there for a girls outing to celebrate birthdays. Our waiter was very attentive & made some great suggestions. We opted to try the blueberry ginger mule with their very own homemade ginger beer with a hint of jalapeño. The whole leaf Caesar salad was fresh & the ahi tuna pepper steak was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Frustrating to see another houston seafood restaurant deluge copious amounts of butter and salt on perfectly good fish. Not horrible by any means but wouldn’t go back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always great food and drink!! Starfish has consistently provide top quality and value. Great neighborhood dinning. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone .

We have enjoyed Starfish since opening enjoying managements commitn not to quality each and every time! Value, quality, service and personal pleasure spot!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went for second time last Friday. Great food and service. Misha is a fantastic waiter!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great atmosphere and dining experience. Keep up the great work!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I brought out of town family and, as usual, it did not disappoint.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing crab claws and cocktail menu. The gumbo was delicious and a huge bowl. Highly recommend!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food but pricey. Recommend the cioppino. Can be a bit noisy and do not recommend sitting in a booth. We (6 of us) sat in a booth. If you don't want to feel like you are on a rolling ocean, suggest you sit at one of the tables. Every time the people behind us (shared the seat back) moved, we felt it. Starfish either needs to nail down the booths better or make them separate.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Chef Armando Ramirez has trained in Spain with the Roca Brothers who own one of the top 50 restaurants of the world. His flavor assembly are unique and the products are very fresh! Light fare with great flavors!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fun, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is my third or fourth time at Starfish. The food is delicious. The shrimp and pasta dish might be the very best pasta dish in town. It’s simple but hard to get just right, but this one is perfection. The service is very good too. It’s attentive without being intrusive, which is hard to get right. I’ll be back again and again.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The waiter was weird and made me uncomfortable but the food was incredible!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great service! The food was outstanding! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was delicious. One of the best restaurant meals we have had in the past year. The halibut ceviche was especially tasty. And the service was outstanding. Will definitely return.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I've been here twice and both times were wonderful. The second time I had the bouillabaisse and that was fantastic! Will definitely be back to try other items on the menu.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food and service were both exceptional. The only thing that bothered me was paying $20 a glass for 6oz of house white wine. C’mon! In my opinion, a glass of house wine should not exceed $12. And give me 8oz!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 13, 2017

It’s a interesting take on seafood, with good execution on the menu. I’m not a big fan of whole fish plating, but it does let you see the fish. Bouilllabaise is good, Lobster was good but really small for price. Really love the crab cakes, but again a little pricey. Great drink menu with good view of bar. Parking sucks, but they do have valet.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing; the flavors, the temperature, the presentation was just great! We shared the halibut ceviche and mussels appetizers among 4 of us with a nice bottle of red wine. Our dinners were the grouper, the shrimp pasta and the filet - all wonderful! Our only downside was our server was not the best but the manager responded and was invested in making our experience the best, I really appreciated his commitment.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The place was upbeat, but the food was mediocre and too salty.
The service was poor and my server failed to box my leftovers and instead discarded them.
I will likely not return.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Although we were served within a reasonable timeframe, our waiter never once came to check on us after serving the appetizer, main course, dessert or cocktails. He never forget llowed up with “how are your drinks?”, “how is your meal?”, “can I get you anything else?” I told the manager, who gave me his card and said he would take care of us next time. I don’t know what that means. The drinks and food were very good, but my husband was not pleased with the key lime tart.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This was my 5th visit to Starfish. The service is consistently above and beyond. The food is delicious, the seafood very fresh and a solid wine selection. All this combined makes for a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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