The Pass

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Bringing the essence of the kitchen to each table, chefs will serve, describe and answer diner's questions, creating an authentic experience for each customer while placing emphasis on the process behind transitioning food to plate. Similar to dining at a chef's table, diners will be able to connect with the local and global inspiration and experience of each chef and behind every dish, in an upscale, casually elegant atmosphere, complimented by a thoughtful international wine list.
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Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Head waitress was pleasant but wasn’t overseeing the support staff. Pumpkins seeds were dropped on me and as one waitress served us, the “grape” rolled out of the dish and onto the table. Things were brought in the wrong order (admittedly by the support staff). Quality of the food was average.

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M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Having been to The Pass many times, I have to say that the food on this visit was the usual AWESOME! The two reasons I am giving a lower rating is because of the service. We felt rushed between our courses and to get started with our evening pre-dinner cocktails at the table. Another 5-10 minutes between each course would have made the meal more enjoyable and leisurely, we were catching up with friends. It was a Thursday night and the restaurant was not busy. There was no need to rush, especially for this type of meal. We brought our friends from Portland, Maine and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience, but we were all somewhat offended and surprised at the servers comments about Houston being 7-8 years behind the food scene in New York and how unflattering his comments were about Houston. A little too much personal sharing also. Our experience was not as professional and positive as expected and experienced on previous visits. We felt that being so openly negative about Houston and the implied lack of culinary hipness of the entire city food scene was not necessary. We did ask if the server knew of the restaurant Eculent in Kema, but he was uninformed about this interesting and unique Houston area dining experience! We left very satisfied and gastronomically fulfilled - despite being in Houston and apparently our presumed naivety of the current food scene in other major cities.

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HU
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time in the place. Same experience, outstanding. Food great, good price for the food quality, no rush, great service. Will go again soon.

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P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El mejor restaurante que he probado en Houston

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Every dish was well decorated and service was awesome. But every dish was very bold, tart and acidic, including the pairings. A variety of flavor profiles would make the experience of tasting much better

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DK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sometimes as a single diner you don't get quite the same service. Not so at The Pass. I had a lovely evening with excellent, inventive food and outstanding service. Highly recommend The Pass.

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m
Houston
115 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A smaller menu, bigger portions and a lower price - a combination that filled the restaurant! I enjoyed all of the courses, especially the pasta which was probably the best part of the meal, and the beverage pairings which featured cocktails, cider and sake. Great service and quality as ever.

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M
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the most outstanding food in Houston. Love how the kitchen is open and enjoyed watching Chef Seth and Chef Terrance add their finishing touches. I will say it was a bit on the slow side. Enjoyed not being rushed but toward the end was a little too long

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a
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Ever since The Pass has opened, we go regularly to celebrate special occasions. However, the last few times we've had disappointing experiences. This time again, our food was served very fast (chucked down 5 courses in 2 hours!), the hot dish was served too cold and the pairing wines are served like "tasting sips". If The Pass prides itself to serve top gastronomy, it should step up their game and go back to the quality they offered when they first opened. For the price you pay, it's only fair to expect top quality service and decent amounts of wine. We miss the nice evenings when we could enjoy the 8 course dinners at a relax pace and the place wasn't empty at 9pm!

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our first visit to The Pass and won't be the last. The food was fantastic. We opted to not go with the wine pairings and instead ordered by the glass. The server was very knowledgeble and helpful, offering fine choices. Dessert was off the hook great.

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BL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was great. The food was very good. The butternut squash bread course was an absolute must even though it is an additional cost.

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EM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've always had a fabulous time and a great dinner here. This was just as amazing as always and the service is exceptional!

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RK
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pass provides a fantastic dining experience. The food was fantastic and the pace was perfect.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu and excellent Wine Pairing. Highly recommended

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MK
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very special but the food wasn’t exquisite. A lot of it was overlooked or just tasted off. Very interesting ingredients.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service. A little pricey if you add the extra 2 dishes and the pairings, but you know what to expect in regards to price. The service was extremely fast once a dish was finished there was a comfortable amount of time before the next was served. All wines paired perfectly with the dishes, the staff was very educated in the sourcing of the wines. A definite must try if your looking for a truly unique experience.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad meal here. They truly make food and dining interesting and every experience here is truly unique. The staff are very courteous and very knowledgeable as well which makes the experience very worthwhile.

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H
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a nice place for your special event. The food is great. The place is quite. The service is excellent.

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B
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend to The Pass for her birthday. It was our first time there (we had eaten at Provisions before). The Pass was an amazing experience. Excellent and warm service from the staff. Quiet atmosphere. The food was better than I could have hoped for. Delicious and filling. The drink pairings made it an even more unique experience. I have zero regrets. My gf and I wish we could dine there every night. We felt kind of bad that we were the last ones in the restaurant, but the staff was still respectful and kind.

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SS
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best experience!!! The food and wine were excellent!!! Looking forward to returning.

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Houston
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary with the Tasting menu consisting of 7 different tastings to include the wine pairings for me and cocktail pairings for my wife. The Grille Oysters were delicious and the Summer Salad was delightful. Next we had the Butternut Squash Bread which had Reading Raclette cheese melted in the center and it was undoubtedly the best squash we have ever had. We calmed down with Chips and Guac containing Avocado, smoked Trout roe and Picked Red Onion, then had the Tagliatelle with Uni and Abalone along with Miso and Seaweed. The latter tasted much better than it reads. We finished the main meal with the Duck Breast tasting containing Chanterelles. Finally we ended our meal with the desert called Coconut which was made of Vanilla, Kaffir, and Grilled Pineapple. Now each course had wonderfully matched wines or cocktails so we were very satiated and satisfied by the end of our meal. Great food and service with the kitchen very transparent so we could watch the pros making these delicious tastings. We highly recommend THE PASS and note that the tastings change all the time so you won't get tired of the same food each visit..

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly exceptional. A meal beyond all expectations. Expensive - but worth every single penny.
A dining experience not to be missed.

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DB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the ambiance to the staff to the food was excellent. The attention to details was clearly visible. This was our first time at The Pass, and I hope it won’t be our last.

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SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pass is a pleasant experience all around. Noise does not carry over from The Provisions. The tasting menu and wine pairing are excellent. My only negative is the tables were a bit large so it was hard to hear my date.

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HC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience this was! Highly recommend this hidden gem. Great service and fantastic food!

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C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good for fine dining and date night

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KW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable in every way. Not for those who just live to eat - it's for those who really love food,

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J
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delightful! Perfect service and the food was amazing. This is a great place to celebrate and enjoy culinary perfection!! Highly recommend.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I know this place has been around for awhile (5/6 years) but with a 2 and 5 year old at home, we are a bit out of the loop these days (literally and figuratively.) A work friend suggested this place to celebrate my recent birthday and I am so glad they did. Dining here was AN EXPERIENCE. The service was, hands down, top of the pile. I was also delighted with the menu which was unique. My favorite things were probably the goat cheese, watermelon, tomato salad & the coconut ice cream vanilla dessert. Without reservation, I would also recommend adding the wine pairings to your meal. Loved kicking off our dinner with the Champagne and Oysters as well. Can't wait to come back and discover what other treats the chefs/owners have in store.

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OT
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been back to the Pass, for some time, but I’m scratching my head as to why that is. Food, service, ambiance were all top notch. Nice view into the kitchen is always fun. Quality and creativity of the food were excellent. Tasting menu was not too much food and we left “just right.” We tried the cocktail pairing (actually not just cocktails on it) and it was spot on. Room was great for conversation.

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Friend’s birthday but they had nothing special for her— not even a candle for her dessert.
The manager seemed to be a bit arrogant when I told him the pasta was a bit salty although the dessert was great. If you don’t mean it, don’t ask about how the meal was.

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B
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences ever.

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C
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The wait was unnecessary long in that we got the district impression that drinks were obligatory. As we’re not drinkers, it was a rather long 35 minutes. Following, we did get a good table and the menu printed with Happy Anniversary was a nice touch but, the service was again slow. Oddly, we lost our server mid meal which was awkward. Had to ask for bread which was, the highlight of the meal.

Tasting menus are generally small in portions and The Pass did not disappoint our expectations here either. Small yet very challenging dishes that were well prepared and presented.

All in all, it’s a nice facility, the food is creative and the atmosphere is young and lively. It’s easy to see why this place has been lauded and praised but, after all the waiting and confusion during service, it’s not likely we’ll make it back soon.

Lastly, by the time my wife and I got home, we were both in early stage gastric distress. Not good. Not sure what it was/is.

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v
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second experience was just as good as the first time we visited. Consistently good dishes on the tasting menu paired with excellent wines.

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CR
Oklahoma City
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Meticulous service, insightful guidance, wonderful pairings, and exquisitely crafted ambiance. The entry doors, calm kitchen, and cocktail pairings were memory creators. The oysters and halibut were stand outs in a dinner of stars. The tagliatelle preparation was the best I’ve had anywhere, including top restaurants of Tuscany.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pass is always a fantastic experience. Every time I go, I am blown away by everything. The staff is incredibly professional, polite, and personable. The food is always stunning, innovative, and, most importantly, delicious. The whole experience is amazing!

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j
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Well crafted tasting menu and wine pairings Service was exceptional However the entrees were the not as good as the other offerings

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HM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a remarkable way to spend our anniversary. The only thing better than the food was the service, being taken care of by 4-5 well versed and hospitable people really made the experience for my husband and I. The take home item at the end of the meal also put a smile on my face and find memory in my mind.

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a
Mississippi
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was mediocre with very little flavor. It felt like they tried too hard to make the food and wine pairings work.

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h
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a special occasion. Expecting it to be an expensive meal - which it was - but worth it. Very creative, inventive but delicious menu options, great attentive service, open kitchen adds great ambiance.

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