TRIS

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Experience the new TRIS; the perfect setting for a quick, casual lunch or a high end dinner for an intimate night out, where Chef Austin Simmons combines worldly flavors with classic culinary techniques presented in familiar, yet sophisticated dishes.
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4.7
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4.6
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YH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant, great food, professional staff!!! Can't wait to be back!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

NT
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so lucky to have such a high quality interesting restaurant in the Woodlands.
Have been a fan of Chef for many years.

G
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Overpriced. Poor food prep. Actively telling others not to visit this place.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lobster bisque was divine

HH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, as always!

LM
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall my husband and I had an awesome experience. Waited just a few minutes at the bar before being seated at our reserved time. Had the TRIS wedge salad which was divided for hubs and me. Pork belly was a delicious treat as well as the candied pecans. I had the seared scallops with the risotto and spinach - absolutely yummy. Hubby had the striped bass - he cleaned the plate, so that tells you it was good. We were treated to the crème brulee bread pudding as it was my birthday - all graciously served. If we had a minor compliant, it would be that we were seated at a very small table . It was noisy. Next time we'll request a booth!

N
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Tris for lunch. He had the poached crab as an appetitzer which was excellent. I had the Tris burger which was also very good with truffle fries. My friends got the steak ravioli and the chef burger. The lunch was enjoyable, the service was excellent. I can't wait to come back and try Tris out for dinner.

VV
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special selection meat board was superb! All elements of the meal and evening were flawless, and we enjoyed celebrating my daughter-in-law's birthday with family at TRIS.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

For the price the dinner was mediocre. I had the striped bass which was bland and dry and the key lime tart which had the consistency of jello and was disappointing. Our four other guests gave mixed reviews. This was our first and last time

ME
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was really good but I just don’t know that I can justify the price. Menu had options for New Years but the venison was over cooked in my opinion and the crab was just weird and a bunch of flavors that didn’t really seem to meld. Those were both main courses.

CS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great early dinner on New Year's Eve.

Excellent service from the first step entering..

Food excellent, especially given the holiday occasion.

Timely and well done, near perfect execution by front and back.

Beautifully creative menu options, well balanced and approachable. Nice without being arrogant or intimidating, which was a plus with us bringing our elderly parents along!

AP
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How was TRIS you ask ? Well, one word, amazing!! 4th time here. Korean crab app, lobster bisque out of this world delicious- ness. I had the simple delicious and will order again scallops. Other people who had the filet( wagyu) was stated by both as the most delicious and perfect steak they ever had. Desserts. We ordered 3. In order of faves - Bread pudding. Banana Pudding. S’Mores.
Highly recommended. You’ll thank me later. Enjoy .

JS
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Met a friend visiting from out of town. The cocktails were fantastic. Charcuterie...burrata was a bit

OT
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Don't know, maybe we just happened to visit on an off night at Tris in the Woodlands. The Yelp reviews were all very good, so we went with the crowd and tried a menu that is a bit different from the usual - many times that is a good thing, but not on this night. There were 4 of us dining, and after a couple of misses with red wine suggestions by the waiter, we decided to order a bottle of white - but they have a VERY limited white wine list - only two (2) Pinot Grigio wine offerings. After our 2 flight wine tasting, we settled on a decent wine and I ordered the recommended lobster bisque, Thai Patagonian Toothpick fish with shared sides for the table. I enjoyed the presentation on the lobster bisque - a bowl with 4 cubes of lobster meat was placed in front of me, and then lukewarm to cool bisque was poured over it. It LOOKED delicious but was way off temperature and so rich with cream it gave me a stomach ache. The fish was described to be "sea bass-like" but was like an old lump of white fish long forgotten in the bottom of the freezer. I only ate 2 bites ($24 a bite) and the waitress must have known how bad it was because she didn't even bother to ask how my meal was cooked. Our tab for 4 with tip was almost $400 -

I was truly disappointed in the food and cannot recommend and will not ever return.

L
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a Christmas Eve dinner for my wife, her pen pal from England (of 60 years!), and her penpal’s son and partner. It was such a treat to take them to one of our favorite restaurants. The service was perfect. And the food...wow! It’s always delicious for us, but our guests haven’t stopped talking about their meals. Thank you so much for making their Christmas visit such a special one.

HS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courtney made the night so special. It was my birthday. The food and service were amazing.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are amazing!

GC
Houston
114 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every review speaks about the food, and our dining was no different. Awesome! Well deserving of a 4/5 star Houston restaurant.

What is not often noted, is the wine list. Fairly good domestically, a bit thin on the French & International wines. I approached their wine Sommelier (Josh) and asked if they had some additional Red Burgundy's not on the list, as there was only 1 Red Burgundy on the wine list (for over $400). He was absolutely fabulous. I described my price point, and what I was looking for. He had some Burgundy's that he didn't have enough bottles to place on the list. After just a few minutes of discussion, we agreed on a wonderful Pommard wine (& price, which is negotiable when not on the list). THAT is the type of additional service you just don't find often.

We dine 2 to 3 times a week in Houston, (where we live, at all price points) and rarely go up to the Woodlands., We had a special occasion to celebrate, and asked our friends that lived in the area for recommendations, ALL suggested Tris.

Our tastes and quality standards are a bit picker than most (beyond the overused "foodies" designation). This is the first high end restaurant in the Woodlands that we would gladly recommend, and return. Many "nice" dining establishments up North, but none near this standard.

Kudos! Well worth the visit, but be aware, you will pay for this high quality, but IMO, well worth it!

MP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t give enough praise for this wonderful restaurant. Everything was beyond perfect, and was a great way to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will definitely be bacj

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Always treated with the most exceptional customer service and every time we go is such a great experience. Incredibly grateful for the wonderful hostesses, wait staff, managers, and to Chef Simmons who makes it so great.

GC
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Phenomenal! Busy Friday night two weeks before Christmas so the noise level was pretty high. Aside from that, this is not a place to “go eat”. This is a place to enjoy a true dining experience.

The wine list is extensive and full of wonderful surprises. Our Sea Smoke Ten Pinot paired beautifully with our starters. Any oyster lover will flip over the pei oysters that came on a smoldering charred plank. As soon as it arrives your senses come alive from the visual presentation to the aromatic delight that graces the table. We were warned that they take a minute to prepare, it was worth every second!

We enjoyed our wagyu filet and seared scallops. The potato truffle gnocchi may have stolen the show. It’s rich but it was not over served. Enough to enjoy for both of us. Scallops were seared to perfection and the filet came to the table cooked exactly the way I wanted.

Then there was dessert. Banana pudding. Full disclosure, I am a banana pudding aficionado. I make it. I eat it. I love it. This however was like nothing I’ve ever had. Deconstruction that was just sick! For me....the ice cream portion I just didn’t like. That was fine, my wife ate it. I ate the rest. A banana diplomat cream, meringue bars, brûlée’s bananas....Jesus, Joseph, Mary and all the Saints. If I was in death row, this would be my final meal. I would have a triple order of cream with a double order of bananas every night if the week. Whom ever created this belongs in the dessert Hall off Fame.

Will we return to Tris? Is tomorrow too soon?

JG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife and I go check our places we’ve never been to for our anniversary and this place came highly recommended. It did not disappoint! This was the best combination of great food and great customer service we’ve ever had. Chef Austin Simmons even stopped by our table which never happens to my wife and I because we look like we’re 18 and nobody pays attention to us ever. This place did and along with the outstanding food, they’ve got themselves customers for life.

S
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never been disappointed at TRIS, and this continues. The food really shines, the pancake crab starter is so good we had to ask for bread to wipe the plate! I love how even the guys doing valet are knowledgeable about what dishes they like, and they ask what you ate, I have never seen anything like that before!

OT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was phenomenal we enjoyed scallops with truffle risotto with shiitake mushrooms! Banana pudding was beyond believe!
Great all around.

F
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, as always and the food was phenomenal. They always manage to put something new and exciting on the menu and execute flawlessly every time. They made special accommodations for our party cheerfully and we genuinely enjoyed our waiter. It really made my husband’s birthday. We’ll be back!

FO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here it’s absolutely outstanding!! It gets everything perfect. Price and flavor are a perfect match!

RL
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Big rib, Sea Bass and my daughter (vegetarian) had a Thai bowl with tofu. A tasty lavender rosemary infused lemon drop martini and a buttered bourbon. The wait staff bar manager and chef were amazing as usual. My husband celebrated his 61st birthday and it was very memorable. Go there and see why they are the only 5 star restaurant in The Woodlands, and maybe Houston as well! Very class act! You will not be disappointed!

KM
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner for my son and his wife. We had a wonderful time. Max, our waiter was attentive friendly and informative. Had the poached butter crab and octopus, both were outstanding. The steaks were prepared perfectly and a friend of our son treated us to a dessert board filled with truffle candies, creme brule bread pudding, deconstructed s’more and a fabulous piece of carrot cake. Everything was crazy good !

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was knowable and very nice. Enjoyed it overall.

JB
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is very good but overpriced. The wait staff are very casual for such a pricy, upscale restaurant. They spilled water on the floor every time they refilled our glasses(two different waiters), very chatty. The waiters were nice though. For some reason my open table reservation made weeks before was cancelled the day before. Good drinks. Lobster Toast was delish!

SD
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual !

JT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Austin has created not only the best restaurant in The Woodlands but one of the top places in the Houston/ Texas area. The food and service could not have been better.

MG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Service is impeccable. Food is delicious.

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious from start to finish! They have the best selection of Akaushi steak (Texas Wagyu- the best brand of steak in my opinion) in Houston! The Brussels sprouts are amazing and the creme brûlée bread pudding is the best dessert around!

BB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Tris was amazing. The food and service was well worth the price. Nathaniel our waiter was very detail oriented and made the best recommendations. Will definitely go back on our next special occasion or just for their happy hour menu.

MM
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & amazing service!

m
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tris was amazing! We chose to dine at Tris for our anniversary over Truluck’s and Killen’s and we were not disappointed! We will be back!