Tony's

4.7
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59 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
If you haven't eaten at Tony's, you haven't experienced one of America's greatest and most beautiful restaurants. Recently awarded the #5 spot on Alison Cook's Top 100 Restaurants in Houston, Tony's is more fun & approachable than ever. After more than 50 years, Tony's continues to evolve and create while still setting the standard for fine dining, luxury and premium entertaining in Texas & beyond. Whether it’s the new $5 Happy Hour, $22 Lunch Express, one of the award-winning tasting menus starting at $49 or the 1,100+ label wine list (including top Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italian wines stretching back to the 1960s & a plethora of cult Napa Cab), Tony's provides world-class service with a peerless fine-dining experience. Private, seated dining options are: 12 persons (Wine Library), 60 persons (Wine Cellar), 100 persons (San Remo Room) & entire restaurant buyouts. We look forward to making memories with you at Tony's.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place

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vipDrMike
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most enjoyable evening. One cannot go wrong at Tony’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food at Tony’s is ALWAYS amazing. Our favorite restaurant in the city. The butternut squash pansoti and truffle risotto are must haves. And, the burrata appetizer is incredible!

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vipstevenW
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party for my wife. As usual Tonys made it special

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eric17
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a huge surprise. This is the best dining experience that I’ve had in Houston and rivals fine dining in other high end markets.

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DavidT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 33 anniversary and my wife’s 60th birthday

Beautiful place. Amazing service and the food and wine and martinis were the best. Even mr tony welcomes us at our table.

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vipDerrickL
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent. If it’s not on the menu and they have the ingredients they’ll make it for you

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Ricardio
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cuisine and service as always!

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vipAndrewP
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best food, service and ambience. Always!

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vippeterm
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best fine dining restaurants in Houston. The duck done table side is one of the best experiences ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony’s is a Houston Icon Restaurant, bring the wallet for the big occasions, the food will not disappoint you at all!

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vipjohnt
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was excellent and the wine list both extensive and well priced However the price fixed offerings were not to the culinary level I expected Those in our party who ordered a la carte had a much better experience

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Mimi
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tony's is always a treat! The food and service are probably the best in Houston.

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ErikN
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Restaurant was not on its "A" game. Service was not as attentive as usual. Dessert souffles had fallen before they were served to us.

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vipAmym
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A first class restaurant with consistently good food and great service.
Eric the manager terrific as is the staff
A winner

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Cpateddington
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place with mixed ambiance. A couple of dates built mostly suit and tie crowd. Service was provided by bar staff and it was ok at best. Food was good but not great. Table side service was nice but little to no interaction.

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vipJJ2017
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Small portions, made my guest feel bad by not ordering a salad, then immediately brought mine, which I let sit there till the rest of meal arrived. Salad, soaked in old arugula, flat as a pancake.

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vipMarkB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing that Tony's has maintained such a high culinary performance for all these years. Quite a credit to Tony Vallone.

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vipBBBB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Tony’s is a Houston institution. Food is ok. Ambiance needs work.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony’s never disappoints. Service and food are absolutely amazing. Highly recommend the swordfish

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. They were really attentive and went the extra mile to make out anniversary a special occasion. The restaurant is really pretty. The food was good but to command such high prices, it’s not enough to have outstanding service and a beautiful restaurant, the food must be the main event. We ordered something off the menu and were surprised by its pricing afterwards. Again if it had been delicious, I would not have made this comment.

We are really grateful for their service, they even gave us a happy anniversary candy come with a message and made it a special night.

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AnnW
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We were very disappointed. One of our waiters was fine, although not very attentive (there was a large party next to us that seemed to keep him busy), but the other one was downright surly. In all the years we have been going to Tony's, this was the worst evening we have ever spent there.

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SusanH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Mr. Vallone and your entire team for a very special evening. Our meal was delicious and the service was outstanding. The waiters and servers were attentive yet not hovering We felt welcomed by you and your wife even though it was our first time to enjoy your hospitality. The cotton candy was a special treat. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as expected! Looking forward to the next time!

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SteveA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful evening that exceeded all expectations. We opted for the five course meal, to be determined by the chef. It was an adventuresome and great choice--one we will make again! The food was exceptional and the presentation superb.

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Closetfoodie
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined there on NYE for lunch. It was an excellent experience. Wonderful service and food. We were celebrating a birthday and they made the event extra special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Appetizer, desert, and drinks were fantastic. Main entrees (fish) were below par (salty, texture)

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vipDallasFoodie
Dallas
105 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster bisque, squash pasta and veal chop were all excellent .

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TerriH
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in the city!

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vipSanDiegoVisitor
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A parody of dining from being greeted to the tasteless soufflé.

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carolS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each dish and wine was presented and described in a friendly and informative manner. Service was pleasant and unobtrusive. The flavor and presentation was amazing. We will definitively be returning.

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AnthonyO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traditional upscale restaurant. Fantastic food selection expertly prepared. Many items are prepared table side, which adds to the ambiance. Sides to share and pastas are welcome additions to the large entrees. Great gumbo, lobster bisque and salads. Wonderful soufflés as well.

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vipdavidd
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

We ordered the tasting menu. We were enjoying the evening when a course came. It was finished at the table and just as we were about to take a bite, they came and took our plates away saying only that they had made a mistake. Since it was finished at the table, they could have only discarded the food. This is unacceptable service for a restaurant of this caliber. The allowance they made was a very small portion of the same dish.
This was strictly a service issue. Our waiter, Jeff was great and very apologetic. The food was also excellent! I am just amazed that something like this would happen at Tony’s.

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Christina
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful atmosphere! Best restaurant in Houston

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lovedit31
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took our lunch group there on Dec. 18. The service was impeccable, the food was outstanding. We had a table of 15 and the staff went out of their way to assist us with every single detail. A fantabulous experience.

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vipSooSoo
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous venue fir girl’s holiday luncheon

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LarkH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Tony's and we were blown away with the professionalism of the entire service team. This restaurant was absolutely bustling, and yet our table of 4 still were made to feel we were the most important people there. The manager, Eric, without hesitation found a way to move us to a table away from the kitchen doors and the team didn't drop the cocktail transition to a new table. The sommelier gave us brilliant recommendations on Italian wine at a price point we could accept. Tony himself, along with his management team, came by the table several times to make sure everything was great. It was truly a five-star experience.

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TTGG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was our 4th time to visit Tonys and I anxiously anticipated the Tasting Menu. I was surprised they 'put us' in a corner type bench/booth. I was still optimistic about the experience as it still provided a good view of the dining room. I don't know if it was because of the 'business' of the season but the service was not as personal as it had been the 3 prior times and at times I felt like I was 'in a corner' and sometimes ignored. The tasting menu is expected to take a while, but it dragged on and on this time with our wine pairing sometimes being poured 10 minutes before the course it was paired with would arrive. We will be back to Tonys, I am sure, at some point in time but we may wait until the Holiday season is over and things may be 'slower'.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Wonderful wait staff. Every time we come to Tony’s we enjoy it immensely! A great place to come for a special date or just to eat and to take pleasure in the moment. We heartily recommend Tony’s!

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vipJohnP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A trip to Tony's is always a special occasion - and the occasion is enhanced by the service and food. It is our go to place.