About The Pass
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.
Houston, TX 77019
American, International, Modern European
Hours of Operation:
Seatings on Tuesday-Friday (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Seatings on Saturday (5:00pm-9:00pm)
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer both self-parking and valet service
DALLAS ST @ TAFT ST on line 018 KIRBY LIMITED NORTHBOUND
Terrence Gallivan & Seth Siegel-Gardner
Private Party Contact:
Angela Moore/ firstname.lastname@example.org: (713) 628-9020
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Pass Ratings and Reviews
Our third anniversary celebrated at The Pass. They always surprise and delight with their creative use of ingredients and presentation. Wine pairings are great and usually something we have never tried. Very comfortable setting and the service is excellent and friendly. Our 5 course meal paired with wines was $105 per person which was a bargain given the quality, service and atmosphere. We are big fans. Definitely will return for our next anniversary.
For a New Year's Eve dining, they were ON.
(Most NY Eve's are extreme disappointments!)
6 of the 7 courses were fabulous (skip the squab, tough, and tasteless)
Even with one course miss the other 6 were unique and extremely flavorable.
Still one of the best in Houston for fine dining.
Excellent, knowledgable service.
Second visit to this restaurant. Both times to celebrate Anniversary. Very nice atmosphere and ambience and service very attentive but food not quite as delicious as 1st time around. On the tasting menu, two of the five dishes were great but the other three not quite knock your socks off tasting (at least not these socks).
Beautiful setting, love the styling, good atmosphere. The staff tries very hard, plenty of staff, would not say greatest service ever though.
Really like not having too much choice. There's a meat/fish tasing menu and a vegetarian menu. Can expect the kitchen to focus their efforts on a few things only and have the best quality and results. I thought 4 of the 5 courses were very good, loved the ravioli filled with pork, but thought the first course, the shrimp, was unworthy and below par (simply said, one gulf shrimp, cut in 4 and a few sauce dots placed around it) and a underwhelming start of the dinner.
I would give them another try depending on the courses offered and I would also be tempted to try the vegetarian option. Nevertheless a very refreshing 'European' experience as an alternative to the abundance of steak, BBQ and mexican restaurants we end up at too often.
Hadn't been in maybe a year. Was pleasantly surprised that pricing was more reasonable - in fact, a bargain. $65/head + optional $40/head for wine or beverage pairing.
You can select the protein or slightly smaller veg tasting menu. All 4 of us chose the former. All the food was creative and tasty. Service very good.
Only down was slow on cocktails and 2 of the 4 were not up to par (the waiter said "no one has ever ordered that before" - that was a clue).
Place was almost packed but you could still converse.
A very enjoyable meal and certainly in the top 10 dining spots in Houston.
The Pass remains one of our favorite restaurants to celebrate special occasions! We love an extended menu of exquisite dishes with paired wines (quite hard to find in Houston!). Our server was very accommodating when we asked to leave some time in between the different courses, that was great! After all these years, still the same point of criticism: it would be so nice if you would serve some amuse-bouches with the champagne! It would make a great meal closer to perfection! One other disappointment: we added the cheese option to our menu ($15/person), but that turned out to be a lot of bread with only one small piece of cheese...
My husband and I took a work colleague and his wife to dinner as a thank you for a very large favor. The food was incredible, and proven so as one in our party is a less adventurous eater, and was won over to new experiences with each dish. The service was exceptional from the moment we arrived until we left--truly one of the best meals we have had in our lives. At the high cost, it won't be a regular stop for us, but if you're looking for a special experience and incredible quality, you won't be disappointed.
Reservation was booked over 2 weeks in advance, yet we were forced to wait over 45 mins for our table and even with that it took 3 separate requests to finally get to our table. Additionally, when we checked in right on time, we were told that they were just setting up our table and that it would take a few minutes, which ended up being over 45 mins. No explanation given for wait other than they were busy and no concessions made. I've been here several times over the years and it has become more and more pretentious as the food has worsened. We will will never go back.
All three of us agreed that the meal we shared was one of the best we'd ever eaten. I last ate at the Pass during its first year, and that also is in my top five best meals ever. Everything about it was fantastic, from the food to the wine pairings to the service to the ambiance. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
My husband had been wanting to go to The Pass for a while. We decided to celebrate his retirement and went last weekend. He had 7 courses with wine pours and I had 6 with just a couple of glasses of my favorite wine. Each course was beautiful and the flavors were excellent, including the ones that were new to us. There was an expected delay between courses as the chefs were working very meticulously on each plate. It gave us an opportunity to chat a little with the couples seated around us, and that was nice. I said it was good for a date because you do get that extra time to chat and get to know someone better. The wait staff was knowledgeable and very attentive. All in all it was an excellent EXPERIENCE all around. I capitalized that because it's not just about the food -- it is definitely an experience, and as far as we were concerned, it was worth the price tag, which might be daunting to some. If you choose The Pass for date night, make sure it's a date you really want to invest in.
The Pass was great before. The move to pare down their tasting menu to five courses was a great decision. It allows them to focus on five courses versus nine. We opted for one of the additional courses, the hay-smoked pork loin, which was carved at the table. An excellent choice. The Pass is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
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