Third Coast

4.6
132 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The dining room is awash in hues of warm browns and cool grays with modern lighting, comfortable seating and that include two private dining areas and an impressive wine display. The magnificent panoramic views of the Texas Medical Center skyline, accentuated by the current floor-to-ceiling windows in space, will now be visible not only from the dining tables but from our new, open bar design.

The ‘Modern Houstonian’ menu, under the direction of award-winning executive chef Jon Buchanan, draws on the diverse flavors of Houston’s culinary melting pot. The menu offers a wide variety of premium seafood and meat entrees, as well as flavorful vegetarian options, all sourced from a variety of esteemed, local vendors.
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Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in the heart of the medical center. Great fish, spectacular service. Great view of the medical center.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience for those wanting to splurge every now-and-then. Yes, it’s a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. The food was amazing, service was impeccable, and the venue was immaculate. There does seem to be a business casual dress code, but I don’t think they will turn you away as long as you’re not distracting. I saw a guy in a Cardinals T-shirt at the table next to us.
Noise level was a bit high but any place that welcomes families/children can be like that. And truthfully, the staff did a great job at positioning potentially loud parties away from couples looking for a more intimate experience.

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HE
Houston
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for Valentine's Day, so our expectations were a little lower than perhaps they might be on a normal night. Third Coast exceeded our expectations! Parking was easy and free, dining room is attractive, and the food and service were excellent. The prix fixe menu was large and everything we tried was delicious, well portioned, and attractive. Crab cakes were actually made of crab and not a lot of stuffing, steak was huge and delicious, salmon was well portioned and prepared perfectly. Desserts were creative, fresh, and delicious. The service was professional without being overly friendly. Will definitely be back.

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R
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great surprise in the medical center area.

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AT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This place is convenient for business meal within the medical center.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent!

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CT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is wonderful and the service is excellent. It is a great place to have a business meal in the Texas Medical Center.

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T
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service was great. The chef was kinda cute too!

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L
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very tasty lunch. Service staff were excellent and attentive.

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AV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

I took my friend out for dinner on a Sunday evening to thank her for hosting me for the previous ten days. Third Coast sounded good and the location worked well for us. Upon arrival we were surprised to find a very large private event in the main dining area. We were offered seats in an adjacent area of the main dining room where there were a handful of other diners. We were oddly offered two seats at the end of a table for eight or ten people, and when I asked for a different table, we were shown to a four top table that was jammed up against a column. It was very awkward. Our salads and entrees were well-presented and quite tasty, and I thought the food and wine were both a good value for the quality. Within a short amount of time, however, toasting and speeches started at the private event and were accompanied by cheering that was absolutely deafening, making conversation impossible. The manager came over to apologize, which we appreciated, but that didn't save our evening. To top things off, their credit card machine was not working, making it necessary to leave written credit card information to be run through at a later time. I am not rating Third Coast as low as I might because the food was so good, but I doubt I would try it again when there are so many other wonderful restaurants in Houston that have their acts together much better.

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EC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great but too pricy for lunch for people working in the medical center. There should be some inexpensive options like a good pasta menu.

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CP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, clean, buisness casual, professional staff, amazing food, great service .👍🏼👍🏼

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Superb, fresh food; talented staff including waiters.
Add photos or paintings to the walls to add warmth please.

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OT
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my husband on Saturday and we were very impressed because the place was empty. The food and attention are excellent, and the place is beautiful. After a while some very elegant people arrived, and the waiter told us that people arrived later but that they were usually full all week with business meetings.

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J
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed a very nice meal at Third Coast. The prices were quite reasonable for most items and we enjoyed their ribeye, lamb chops and mahi-mahi. It was a quiet weekday night, but the restaurant was lovely.

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JP
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding wait staff, very attentive. The tomato basil soup was some of the best I’ve ever had.

Also, the freshness of the bathroom was most impressive.

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TA
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special room was gorgeous as is the whole newly remodeled Restuarant! As soon as I got there the nite manager Jeronimo??? He was so nice and informative and he gave me a tour of the other special rooms of his restaurant. Next he introduced me to our waiter; Arturo, who asked me many questions about the check and the cake and our decorations that we brought! The room ambiance was so nice with our candle centerpiece as well as with the gorgeous cake we purchased! So pretty and delish. Arturo was a wonderful and thoughtful waiter and made our special gust of honor feel so good. We will def go back especially for drinks out on the balcony!

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F
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Candlerio was out wait person and was attentive and helpful.
If you go here order the calamari -it’s fresh always.

The entire experience is delightful

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JR
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit since the restaurant changed hands. The ambiance is a bit more austere with plastic placemats replacing the white tablecloths. Food was excellent. Service was very good. Wine prices seemed reasonable. Parking is not nearly as good as it was before (basement vs top floor close to restaurant) and the exit system is confusing with a validation that didn't work. Still, this is a good choice for a restaurant in the medical center vicinity.

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E
San Antonio
30 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining in pristine quietness.

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m
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is plated beautifully and the food taste amazing. What

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OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I have used ThIIIrd coast consistently for business meetings in the TMC. I would say that 90% of the time they get it right but during my last visit both me and my guest had to send our salmon back for being under cooked. Not sure if the chef was having a bad day but hope this is not an indication of things to come as I live everything about this place.

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BL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu had a healthy variety of dishes. The presentation of all aspects of the meal was impeccable and the service was outstanding. It has been a long time since a waiter placed a chair under us as we were seated and also put a napkin on our laps. This is a great venue to impress clients, family or friends.

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Beautiful views & restaurant. May I suggest street sign @ Bertner & Holcombe , along with a different sign as you approach the garage?

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

We went for a business lunch with colleagues in Third Coast and loved everything about it. Great location in the heart of the medical center, easy parking which is a big deal in this area, free parking for the restaurant guests, excellent menu, great selection of food and flexibility in adjusting dish parameters. The food presentation was great. It was quiet, so we could talk and easily hear each other. To improve, the only recommendation I have would be to have the fire place on. It was working the last time I enjoyed coming to this restaurant, but not this time. Overall, everyone in our group thought that the restaurant choice for our business lunch was perfect.

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l
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, good service, nice ambiance, centrally located in the Houston Medical Center

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JD
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and beautifully presented. Great selection of wines, cocktails were creative and delicious. Hidden gem, we will certainly return soon!

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PB
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was really impressed with the entire experience. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. They took the time to take several pictures of our group. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I plan to return. Thanks for a great evening!

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the watercress salad with pears with the add on grilled shrimp. Best salad I have EVER eaten. I’ll be back.

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j
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Great food!

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M
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there twice, after the first time I had to take my friends! Great place and atmosphere.

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e
Houston
77 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've now had Saturday night dinner here several times and we love it for the low noise level and small crowds on Saturday. Makes for a very pleasant evening where you can enjoy a cocktail, great food and conversation.

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NR
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

i love the ambiance at third coast especially after the redo. food was very good, service was exceptional. good menu selection. i didn’t get a chance to have a drink but will do that next time!

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KM
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I picked this restaurant as one to try for Houston Restaurant Weeks. This was my first-ever experience at Third Coast, and I can say it will not be my last. The food was wonderful, and the service is incredible. From the moment I stepped inside, the hostess got me a table overlooking the waterfall by the side of the restaurant, giving me a gorgeous view of the Medical Center. The wait staff was wonderful, and as I said earlier, the food was delicious. The interior of the restaurant is gorgeous, and they had a piano player providing some nice calming music to enjoy with your meal. I can see why this is a popular place for doctors and hospital executives, but I can see it being a great place for dates, anniversaries, birthdays, and even happy hour. So if you're ever in the Medical Center looking for a nice fine dining restaurant with affordable prices, drop on by to Third Coast. You won't be disappointed.

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BF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We both ordered steak...a filet and ribeye. They were okay, but didn’t have much flavor. For the price we paid, we expected flavor. The mashed kennebecs and the farmer salad were very good.
It did seem odd that there wasn’t any background music.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From when we arrive everyone was so kind and amazing. The Atmosphere was great and ambience was perfect!
It was our 1st time to the restaurant and when we are back in town we will make sure to visit again.

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JF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Parking was convenient and free if less than 4 hours. Menu was very interesting and very well prepared. I had the scallops over mushroom grits and they were excellent.

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BA
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third Coast consistently excels in service, atmosphere, convenience, and value. The staff goes the extra mile, and the food is superb.

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OT
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arturo, our waitperson, was professional and listened to our concerns

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HB
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third Coast is a little difficult to find, hidden in a building in the Medical Center, but well worth the effort to get there. The food is fantastic, the service was outstanding and it's quiet. Not too quiet, but lovely for conversation with your dinner companions. Ask to be seated at a table with the wing back chairs and you'll never want to leave. Ask for Candelario, best waiter ever!

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