Walker Street Kitchen-Houston Marriott Marquis

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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At our restaurant we celebrate the deep connection between Houston and the Gulf Coast. Our chefs are inspired by all that the Gulf Coast and the adjacent lands have to offer; fusing a multitude of cultural and geographical influences in to a culinary feast. By applying contemporary yet time-honored techniques, we ensure the food is always on trend. The menu is understated in its simplicity and provides even the most discerning diner with a plethora of choices. The restaurant is ideal for a light and vigorous business lunch with colleagues or for a more unhurried affair with family and friends. Our breakfast buffet offers unique options for a healthy start to your day. We want you to experience exploding flavors combined with amazing service.

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JE
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a business associate for breakfast. Wait staff was very attentive and the food was good. Easy place to get in and out when attending a conference at the GRB Convention Center.

C
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a pretty solid spot for lunch, spacious inside a hotel. comfortable and reasonable prices.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow, and it took forever to get our food even though there weren’t many people dining at the same time we were. The location is convenient to the meeting space; however, I probably wouldn’t dine there again.

c
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hostess: Didn’t seem very experienced. Couldn’t find my OoenTable reservation and assumed I was a party of 4 under a similar name, which seemed kind of odd. Server took a long time to show up and offer water and take beverage orders. We had to call someone else over and that person summoned our waiter. The individuals were very polite and accommodating; it just took a long time.

Lunch menu was fairly basic. Vegetables were fresh and delicious but portions were very small for a meal. I ordered a house salad with shrimp and the size was more appropriate as a side salad. Sandwiches were generously portioned though so perhaps my salad was the anomaly.

Convenient to meeting spot and ambience was good.

C
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Comfortable seating. Good a la carte choices. Simple but tasty. Will return.

JG
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated us awesome even though we were not staying in the hotel.

C
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid lunch spot near discovery green. Located inside the Marriott hotel. Very convenient and good ambiance.

e
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would not recommend this location as I eat there 3 times and saw major differences on the different days.

e
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had reservations for a fixed time to make a meeting and had to wait for a table 10 minutes. In addition my bill did not reflect the discount that was to be on it and the waiter disappeared and due to time limits I could not bring it to anyone’s attention. I was not happy with this day’s service.

MA
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, okay service...a bit pricey, but it is a hotel, so...
Recommend a reservation, easy enough to get...otherwise, prepare to wait...:-)

SS
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Waker Street Kitchen is located in the Marriott Marquis hotel where we were staying so it was very convenient. We had breakfast twice during our stay and everything was excellent! The staff is friendly and efficient and it was a pleasure to interact with them. We made reservations both times (highly recommended) and were taken immediately to our table. The food was excellent I highly recommend the omelets. The cook was cordial and the omelet was superb.

B
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and quilt show celebration

CT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We ate the breakfast buffet. It was okay, but very overpriced.

W
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Staff inattentive. Forgot drinks ordered. Steered to buffet instead of A la Carte preference.

Food delivered incorrectly to table that belonged to another table. Waiter interrupted conversation at table.

Apathetic staff - will choose other hotel breakfast meeting locations.

C
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for breakfast. Comfortable has a la carte as well as buffet.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

VJ
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The food was mediocre at best! Not worth the price charged! The restaurant was very nice. Our waitress was very inattentive.

e
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The food was generic. Everything was extremely overpriced.

LO
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We held a business lunch for 5. We sat in the back room, so it was quiet for our meeting, however, the waitstaff rarely came by, we had to flag people down to get more water and the check. I was surprised because i have always had good service at the other Marriott restaurants at this location. The food was ok, but not above average for what i had.

This was the first time my CEO had been at this Marriott, it did not make a good impression.

MA
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast buffet, included pancake and waffle to order - as well as omelets to order...lots of options, good selection of fresh fruits...all around good breakfast.

SW
Tulsa
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Food fine. Expensive for breakfast.

HW
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

This was our second time, as a work group, to have lunch at Walker Street Kitchen and I was less than impressed. I had reservations so we were seated timely and they were happy to accommodate our group. After that, the service just went downhill. All glasses were already on the table, but several trips were made by our server to get pitchers of water to fill everyone's glass. It took a while to take everyone's order then almost 40 minutes to get our food, and that's after asking her to check twice. Others around us, who arrived AFTER our party, were enjoying their food. Our server brought out a stand so it looked like all meals would be brought out together on a tray, but instead they were brought out 2 meals at a time...and not in any kind of hurry. I asked for the check when our meals were brought as we were already almost an hour in. When the check arrived, I quickly realized why the servers were in no hurry...the 18% hotel "service fee" was already added. The food was good, but I'm not sure that I'll go back. I guess I just expected better service with a name like the Marriott.

AL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We ate breakfast here twice during a weekend stay. The food was great both times. The service was good the first time and terrible the second. Took 20 minutes to bring waters, we had a fill in server and actual server didn't acknowledge us until we complained, 45 minutes after being seated, that our food was taking a long time. Pretty sure the server thought we were the problem. Mgmt addressed the issue.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unfortunately, there are no shades to block the intense morning sun.

AF
Houston
59 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch before an Astro's game. We got in and served quickly. The omelette station made us a fresh personal omelette. The buffet offered an abundance of fresh fruit as well as several other dishes, breads and muffins.

DN
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was fine, not outstanding but good quality. Soup was very nice. Service was ok.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was really frustrated they didn’t validate parking.

JP
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, atmosphere and LOVED the design. Waitresses were excellent and the food was fantastic. I can't say anything negative.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful service ever with ordering the buffet! Great experience!

JS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy this place. Pleasurable experience

g
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined for a late breakfast and Landys took wonderful care of me. I was terribly rude and walked in while I was on a phone call, and she was still so sweet and brought me coffee and water. I had a working breakfast so I was on my computer and even stayed almost an hour after I had finished eating, and the entire stay was extremely welcoming and friendly. The oatmeal was great and filling. I definitely recommend for a casual breakfast spot. Great for solo business traveler and beyond.

ST
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Church Meeting

M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall4food4service1ambience3

The service was the worst we have seen in a very long while. We ordered orange juice and ice water. After 15 minutes I finally flagged someone down to request the ice water. Our server Pamela didn't seem to be able to handle more than one or two tables, management should have easily spotted this and taken up the slack. Everything else was good though, can't hold the whole restaurant to blame for one poor server.

Didn't eat the breakfast buffet or omelettes but they looked really on point.

We had Migas tacos that were average, but the re fried beans were nice and spicy.

*The Texas Benny is something I would highly recommend. It is an interesting take on the eggs Benedict, biscuit with BBQ and onions with a pouched egg a top a gravy drizzle.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lian was a wonderful server! Will definitely make this a regular dining experience.

JM
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The restaurant had a live music quartet playing loud jazz/blues at 10:30 am. It was so loud people were having to shout to have a conversation. We gave up after 15 mins and just read our iPads while eating. Food was great but the noise was just ridiculous. I can’t imagine what it must be like to work there and endure those decibels for a long period of time. Its a work hazard. I will not go back again despite the food being great.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

h
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when we arrived!! Very disappointed!

TB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for a business meal. In the heart of Avenida Houston, the breakfast buffet had everything imaginable and included an omelet and waffles. Creative and tasty options with local flare, not to mention the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the city and nearby shopping, dining and entertainment options.

CF
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We made a reservation several days in advance for a birthday dinner before we went to the show. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation to find the restaurant closed. A hotel staff member was standing near by and explained that they were closed due to the Astros game and needed to move move staff to the other restaurants to cover the game crowd. Fine, but why did you accept my reservation and how can we ever come back if you don't keep the posted hours?

MJ
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, polite staff, great prices and fabulous food!