The Tasting Room at CITYCENTRE is in the heart of Houston’s CITYCENTRE shopping & dining mecca. This location boasts over 7,000 sq. ft. of interior space & over 6,000 sq. ft. of patio space, offering a variety of spaces & configurations for any sized event. We also offer off-premise catering.View Private Dining Details
It was for our first anniversary and we were given a lovely corner table and taken such good care of! They even brought us complimentary champagne to toast!
Waiter was bad everything else was good
Server made our first experience horrible. He didn’t explain the menu, didn’t suggest nor offer us wines to sample and Didn’t check on us to refill our glasses or ensure we were Satisfied
The food was good. The wine menu was also good. But the wine knowledge displayed by the staff was not nearly as good as it should have been. The staff gave us fairly stock wine recommendations that had little to do with our preferences or our food choices. For a normal restaurant, I think that poor level of wine appreciation is somewhat understandable. But this restaurant should be better.
I went there for Sunday brunch. My arrival was 11:30, but didn’t get my food until 45 minutes later. Mind you, the restaurant was dead and there were only a few people in the restaurant. A very inefficient and unexperienced waiter was assigned to my table and he kept telling us the food was coming. When I finally complained how long it had been taking he told me that the pizza oven wasn’t warm enough. BS! The restaurant opened at 10 am on Sunday and the kitchen wasn’t up and running yet? The place is pathetic! No wonder people stopped going to the location.
I really enjoy the Tasting Room. It is one of my favorite spots. I would suggest it to anyone.
A fun location for some good wine and a quick bite! They have a good wine list, their food selections pair nicely with wine, and the service was fantastic. Our waitress was very attentive and engaging. She also explained that even bottles of wine that don't offer "by the glass" on their menu can still be opened if you have at least two glasses from that bottle (perfect for couples who want to try a variety of wines). We will definitely be back!
Not the usual standard
Great service! Lovelynight
Always good service , good food, good drinks & wine. Our new favorite place w/ great live music
Good drinks, vast wine selection & a rocking band, The Stan G Band. Bring those guys back, pleaseee! Rico did a great job serving us @ our pace , which was slow. Perfect! Definitely coming back!!
Some serious and well made food dishes. Wine is a strength. Nice distribution of choices with some value wines included. Too loud but enjoyable. I’ll be back.
Ambience was great, food excellent and service was very attentive.
The atmosphere was bright, full of life, but at the same time EXTREMELY loud and hard to hear, think or carry on a conversation with my fiance.
We ordered two appetizers, the Bruschetta and Truffle Fries:
Brushetta: the bread was soggy from the oils/spreads as it was not grilled enough before toppings were added. Maybe the dice tomatoes weren't drained enough. I've had much better.
Truffle fries: Tasted like normal fries with some seasoning, and light sprinkle of cheese. No trace of truffle whatsoever which was the main reason we ordered them.
We ordered two Entres, two different salads:
Champagne: Dry and lacking much flavor. Nothing stood out other than the tasting of greens.
TTR: Dry and lacking much flavor. Nothing stood out other than the tasting of greens.
The service was the best part of the experience *
Great venue and would recommend to anyone that wants a great establishment to attend for dinner.
Bad service, always out of drinks. Table was not worked at a Tasting Room Standard
Low key atmosphere with great appetizers and entrees. Extensive wine selection and full bar a plus. Staff was very friendly and attentive.
The service (Chris) and the food were fantastic.
The great live music was a little loud and parking is tough.
Service was slow and sporadic
At first no one paid attention to us. For at least 10 minutes. A waitress noticed we were upset and she came to tend to us. She made up for the first 10 minutes- she was exceptional 👌🏼
Had a wonderful experience would definitely go back. The food was awesome and the service!
Our waitress was wonderful. Scallops and cheeseboard were perfection.
My visit was pretty useless. The menu is pretty terrible now. My cousin is allergic to eggs and literally everything on the brunch menu contains eggs and no alternatives. Don't suggest a salad because if she wanted a salad that's what she would've ordered from the beginning. I just don't really like the place any longer.
The ambiance was the main reason for me having a birthday brunch here with my friends. We had a great experience and will be sure to come back when in the area.
The food was incredible, our group of 6 ordered a variety from the menu and everything came out great. Our server had a great attitude, however he was not familiar with the wines and said be would send someone over who could help, also said we could order a custom wine flight, but then came back and said they couldn't do that. And the promised person knowledgeable about wines never came to the table. I blame the management for their poor training of staff. When the food was brought out, the runner delivered the steak dishes without being able to tell us which was cooked medium and which was medium rare. Again, very poor training by management.
Always a great place to meet with friends or colleagues
When the weather is nice, we like to sit on the outside patio because it's usually quieter and we can talk. The patio was LOUDER than inside the restaurant due to several speakers in the area. Music was turned up so loud we had to raise our voices in order to hear each other. Requests to turn the volume down were ignored.
Although usually booked for business meals, this place is great for date nights, too.
Early close due to Harvey curfew may have had a low number of filled tables, however the environment was pleasing and most enjoyable.
We went for Restraunt Week, the menu was generous and delicious. Our service from walking in to leaving was Fabulous! We took our time, as the weather got bad and staff was friendly and patient. Can't wait to go next week!
Great food and good service. You can spend all the time you want visiting with fiends. Will go back!
Booked via Open Table for 6. Then called the restaurant to increase to 10, told it wasn't a problem but when we arrived table was reserved only for 6 people. Not an issue as it wasn't busy.
Seated, offered menus and we asked for a few minutes before ordering drinks. Then we waited, and waited and although not busy we had to have someone go look for a server after waiting more than 20 mins.
We were told we couldn't order from regular lunch menu only the brunch menu although a couple at a table nearby seemed to manage to order from the lunch menu?
Service was incredibly slow, not particularly helpful and we left disappointed overall.
Food was ok but I wouldn't say that any of us would hurry back.
Great place for a dinner date. The music was a bit too loud, but it could have just been that night.
Great spot to meet up with girlfriends for a glass of wine and light bites!
Should be renamed the bad service room. The only people who worked and seemed happy were in the back and the extremely hard working bus boy.
Wait staff lacked severely, this once was a place I would frequent. I will definitely not be coming back. I've had parties here for work, taken many clients here for lunch and dinner. After today, I don't believe I will give my business to them again. So disappointing, this used to be a great place.
The Tasting Room at CityCentre went above and beyond my expectation for my business meeting. And this hands down was the best experience that I have ever had with OpenTable. It began with a hostess calling to welcome and confirm my reservation and asking the nature of the visit. Since I was hosting a business meeting, I requested for a table towards a corner and a time reservation for 7:45pm for a Wednesday evening. When I arrived, the reservation was held as to be expected which turned out to be perfect since it was the only "Open Table" in the restaurant. The server was knowledgeable and made great recommendations with regards to their newly redesigned menu that included stellar craft cocktails. Way to knock it out of the park! Will definitely be hosting future business meetings there.
The service was great. Giovanni was our server and he was great. The charcuterie cheese board was really good. The sweet potato chipotle puree was creamy with a hint of spice. The steak was tender seasoned and juicy. Unfortunately the pork chop was dry, but the manager did come to the table to discuss the order and worked with us. I did order a to go order of the pork chop for a family member and the pork chop was dry again. Overall the food was good and I would return.
The food wasn't really good. Really dissatisfied this time around.
It’s a great location for this restaurant. If you seat outside might have the potential to be forgotten. Also, pretty pricy for brunch.