TRIS

4.8
703 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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vipTracieD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoy Tris a lot! The food is worthy of Michelin stars. The head chef is very creative and inventive to dazzle your tastebuds. The staff are very friendly, attentive and create a memorable dining experience. Everything is top notch from the hosts, bar staff, servers, chefs, staff, drinks and food. We always have a great time!

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Diana
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous birthday dinner. Such a treat to go out for dinner and experience flavors you don’t find every day. The Chilean sea bass and scallop dishes were sensational.

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Lisa
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Steak board and Lobster Thermador is amazing

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vipMikeV
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tris is nice and certainly different. Our server was really nice and helpful, but seemed a little overwhelmed. The menu is limited and in my opinion the food is overpriced and overrated. We have been to Tris about 5-6 times. When they have the Beef Wellington on the menu that is really a treat and very good. Aside from that it’s lots of butter and unusual flavors. The environment and ambiance is nice. If you’re an adventurous foodie who doesn’t mind limited options it’s worth checking out. I despise leaving a review on the “negative” side because I can tell a lot of work and pride has gone into developing the menu and concept, however, after 5+ visits and feeling this way rather consistently I felt I should share my thoughts.

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RachaelH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a fine dining experience, look no further. The service was outstanding! The food was exceptional! The Chef was fantastic and added new takes on timeless dishes. If you go, ask for Marvin to be your server. He made the whole experience even that much better!

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AnaV
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Make sure to leave room for dessert. The bread pudding is to die for!! Made the mistake of only asking for one to share. Will not make that mistake again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

There is an over use of sauce poured in food that killed the flavor of my fish, crab and steak. Limited foods with other sauce options. Wedge salad was good but not worth $15 price tag when it was a starter rather than a full meal. Great ambiance and service was attentive

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KayteeJ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While it may be pricey, you are paying for good quality food and a lovely experience with servers who actually make it their goal to make sure you’re having a great time and make sure you know exactly what you are ordering. And the bread pudding is absolutely to die for.

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KirkW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend you ask for Megan. She was one of the best servers we have ever had. Courtney in the kitchen puts out some great food. We will return

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NicoleP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. We sat at the bar and loved our bartender . This is a pricey place but it is 100% worth it.

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Sovann
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great drinks as usually! Bummed out that they didn’t have the Black wagyu ribeye... tried the red wagyu ribeye again very disappointed. The past two times I had the red wagyu it was like rubber... not sure why it is like that. I honestly think it’s USDA select cut . Will still comeback , just hope chef brings back the Black wagyu ribeye back.

Cheers !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing all around

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ChrisandEmily
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tris team worked tirelessly to make our anniversary special. Along with exquisite ambiance, the service staff went out of their way to make sure we had the best pairings for our selected dishes. Each course was crafted with a level of elegance and sophistication that could only be matched the taste.

We had the honor of a visit from Chef Austin to make sure our meal was of the highest quality (it was) and the team all personally signed a card to celebrate our anniversary.

This is by far the single greatest dining experience we have ever had. Kudos to the entire team. You made our night unforgettable!

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Foodiemom
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and will continue to be patrons. The service is exceptional and the menu is always thoughtful and well executed. The only disappointment is that due to COVID, a lot of the premium ingredients we are used to are not available, and some of the menu offerings have been pared down but are still offered at the same price.

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vipRatch
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant from top to bottom! Very interesting menu!

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vipBabs
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak i had was one of best i've ever had. This place specializes in steaks and can stand up against any of the best steak houses, but the difference is the sides and appetizers. They are one of a kind and shows that the chef has differentiated himself from his competitors. If you want to do something different, go to Tris.

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AmberU
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was probably the best I’ve ever had. Our server Kyle was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The cocktails were amazing. We had the old fashioned, it was made with browned butter and was so unique and delicious. The Korean poached butter crab was simply outrageous. The Nashville Hot Quail was perfect. We had the Chilean Sea Bass and Crab and Truffle pasta and the flavors were sensational. We finished with the bread pudding, and it was some of the best bread pudding I’ve had. Almost like a flan texture. Literally melted in your mouth. I cannot rave about this place enough.

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CesarR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time going to TRIS, our waiter was very helpful and attentive, explained the menu and gave us good recommendations. Food and drinks were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, innovative and delicious. We had a great dining experience from the first sip of our cocktails to our last bite of dessert. Kyle, our server was amazing! We are looking forward to dining again soon at Tris!

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vipCarolineS
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an enjoyable dining experience. The kimchi lump crab appetizer was mouth watering and the chef’s chocolates were amazing. Bon Appetite!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal with Chef Austin and Chef Courtney last night. You guys are always raising the bar. Lee provided 5 star service and wine pairings. In particular the Napa cab Cade reserve was a stunner. Chris’s brown butter old fashioned is the best I’ve had. TRIS is our go to date night experience.

Course 1 - Beef tartare on prawn cracker with fried garlic and chive. Amazing balance and the acid was bright and perfect. A clear home run!

Course 2 - Grilled octopus with hummus and fried chickpeas. I don’t know how y’all get the texture like this but as someone who doesn’t normally like octopus, I’d eat this regularly.

Course 3 - Truffle grilled cheese sandwich with brown butter washed old fashioned. Wow. My favorite truffle dish on this planet. So good I ate it before I remembered to take a picture.

Course 4 - foie gras seared in a beautiful broth. Another dish I wouldn’t normally order based on the texture, but y’all get the sear on it perfectly and it is so yummy.

Course 5 - ribeye and filet 2 ways. Mushroom tart with hollandaise. Brown butter kimchi poached crab topping. A clear mic drop to the meal. Meat was perfect - hard sear and perfect smooth internal. I am a steak guy and this rang all the bells.

The dessert tray was so good it vanished before I remembered to get a shot. — feeling happy with Tracie Dunn. — with Tracie Dunn.

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DavidValenzuela
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our best dining experience in the last two years of looking for elevated dining. The staff are to be commended for their professional, warmth and knowledge of the food and wine. This will be our “go-to” restaurant as long as we live close enough... we live in Louisiana and willingly travel three hours one way just for this place.

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BruceM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Wagu strip was very nice and the tenderloin was very good! The wait staff was quick to respond and very cordial.

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TreH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food was incredible.

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vipTracieT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve—I had made a reservation around Thanksgiving, but did not realize it was a set menu. I did not see that on the reservation at all. The food was delicious, but the menu was very limited and gave us few choices. The area we were seated was drafty and cold, but the waiter graciously accommodated us and turned the air down so it was much better. The waiter did a fabulous job. Next time, we will come on a day other than with a set menu.

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vipManLovesFood
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding restaurant in every sense of the word. Absolutely one of the best in Houston if not Texas. The $99 tasting menu would be a bargain at twice the price and every course is astounding.
There's a reason you have to book this place so far in advance. The service, the food, the ambiance - it's all pretty incredible and at a very fair price. My nomination for the best restaurant in the entire Greater Houston Area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was mediocre at best particularly for the prices. $425 tip included for 2 people without wine! I have no issues paying good money for high end food, but this dinner was very disappointing unfortunately. Maybe it was just that night. The service was top notch!

TRIS
Responded on December 29, 2020

Lori, Chef Austin wanted to Thank You for your feedback about your experience at TRIS. He has taken your feedback about the Antelope and Beef Wellington and has audited the recipes to ensure they are composed correctly. Chef will also pass on your kind words about your server. Chef would like to invite you back to dine on him to show you the progress he and his TEAM have made based on your feedback. Please reach out to cperry@triswoodlands.co. and Chef Austin will take care of the rest.

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ShaTray
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best dining experience we have had. Like so many others, the Korean butter poached crab with kimchi pancake was the overall favorite. But every choice was ooo'd and ahhh'd over.Austin Simmons has been my favorite chef since he first came to Hubble & Hudson Bistro. He catered my daughter's wedding. Cannot say enough about his talent.

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denisel
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal by Chef Simmons and staff!

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NitaH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Chef’s Tasting and are still raving about it! The staff described each dish and there was little to no wait between plates! The bar drinks were phenomenal! I can’t wait to return. The ambiance was very romantic.

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AlexisL
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! I’m still dreaming about that Korean poached crab and hamachi. Service was also outstanding. Kyle was so knowledgeable and set us up with the best meal we could ask for!

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SW1114
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute BEST meal I’ve ever eaten! Delicious!! Perfect!!

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RayfordLife
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, this was hands down the beat meal we have ever had. Every bite was an experience. Rob, our waiter, was excellent at describing our choices and even made a few suggestions allowing us to experience more of the menu than we expected. We definitely can’t wait to come back.

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vipFrankN
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We've always loved your restaurant and this latest visit did not disappoint completely, but my wife and I feel like y'all have increased prices on some things disproportionately. $18 for a specialty cocktail seems a bit excessive. Moreover, $26 for your truffle grilled cheese appetizer that amounted to essentially a mouthful of flavor for me and my two guests was way over the top. I love you guys, but this kind of price gouging is likely to prevent me from making you my "go to" destination restaurant. I appreciate a good meal, but I don't like to be gouged. I know that COVID has been hard on the restaurant industry as a whole. Don't take this out on me via price increases. I would rather you give me the ability to donate an additional tip to you and your servers at my discretion. Fix this, guys. Otherwise, you are going to lose your loyal customer base. Also, for the sake of all that is holy, please do something with your lighting. Way too bright in your place. Y'all need to dim the lights like 50% more during the evening. My bride does not want to be lit up like a Christmas tree when she's looking to spend a romantic evening with me. Your clientele is affluent but older. Help them help you. Bright lights don't work. Dim it!

TRIS
Responded on December 22, 2020

Dear Mr. Natale, Chef Austin wanted to Thank You for your feedback about your experience at TRIS. With you assistance the TEAM will be able to make the needed adjustments to the menu, pricing and ambiance. As you know, being a Chef driven concept during these times is difficult but your feedback will help TRIS become a better place to dine. Chef would like to invite you back in to see the changes that he has made. Please e mail cperry@triswoodlands.co and Chef will take care of the rest.

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JohannG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience again! This is definitely our anniversary spot and talk about money well spent. Everybody was amazing and the best food to compliment it. Hands down the best restaurant in town.

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vipSarnold
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is my favorite restaurant in the woodlands. everything I have had here is amazing. I would highly recommend the bone marrow, the big rib and any of their steaks.

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MellysaE
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was amazing and our waiter was even better! Would highly recommend for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service. Top notch.

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RyanG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The bone marrow appetizer was good, the lobster bisque was amazing, the ribeye was good, but was ordered as medium rare (warm red center) and delivered medium well (warm brown center). The old fashion is highly recommended. If I would have only ordered the bisque and old fashion it would have gotten 5 stars, but the main course fell short of expectations.

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TRIS is rated 4.8 stars by 703 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.