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Red & White Wine Bistro

4.2
4.2
572 Reviews
$50 and over
American

The Sterling Vineyards Red & White Wine Bistro at the Toyota Center is the perfect place to watch your Houston Rockets while enjoying some of the city’s finest cuisine.

Every game night, we create a spectacular “Chef’s Table” buffet featuring a variety of cuisines from Levy Restaurants with features from the Landry’s Group of restaurants, all for just $45.95 per adult. Kids ages 6 through 12 eat for only $19.95. Our full bar is flanked by two wine towers offering a robust selection of popular wines and an extensive assortment of liquor and beer.

Conveniently located on the arena’s lower suite level on the south side of the arena, just below the Toyota Tundra parking garages’ Sky Bridge, The Sterling Vineyards Red & White Wine Bistro offers a unique and affordable dining experience for Rocket’s fans!

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 758-7534

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Eddie Romero

  • Private party facilities

    Red & White Wine Bistro offers a private banquet room accommodating up to 250 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Marilyn Charrier: (713) 758-7448

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    LaBranch

  • Parking details

    Tundra garage is adjacent to the Toyota Center as are several public garages & "park & lock" lots near the arena.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Enjoy the flavors of the season!

Appetizers

Local and imported cheese. Served with assorted crackers, nuts, and breads

  • Manchego

    Firm Spanish cheese with quince preserve

    • Goat Cheese

      Fresh goat cheese with local honey

      • Brie

        Soft-ripened cheese with orange marmalade

        • Farmer Fresh Fruit

          Fresh seasonal fruit and berries

          • Assorted Marinated Olives

            Salads

            • Fruit Salad

              Arugula, Strawberries, Berries, Citrus, Yogurt Dressing

              • Greens and Hazelnuts

                Baby Greens, Hazelnuts, Blueberry, Red Onions, Poppy Seed Dressing

                • Traditional Caesar

                  Shaved Parmesan, garlic croutons, and our signature Caesar dressing

                  • Kale and Almonds

                    Baby Kale, Almonds, Parmesan, Dried Fruits, Lemon Garlic Dressing

                    Sides

                    • Eggs and Vegetables

                      Scrambled Eggs, Onions, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Cheese

                      • Crawfish Mac n Cheese

                        Pasta, Cheese Sauce, Crawfish

                        • Assorted Wood-Fired Flatbreads

                          Daily creations from the kitchen topped with the freshest ingredients

                          Sea and Land - Chef Carving

                          • Beef Tenderloin

                            Whole grain mustard, horseradish cream, and red wine beef jus

                            • Ham Steaks

                              Smoked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

                              • Bacon and Sausage

                                Applewood Bacon, Fresh Sausage

                                • Salmon with Bearnaise

                                  Salmon with Tarragon Egg Butter Sauce

                                  • Shrimp and Grits

                                    Seasoned Shrimp, Cheesy Grits

                                    Farm To Fork

                                    • Papas Bravas

                                      Yukon Gold Potatoes, Onions, Bacon, Bell Peppers

                                      • House made Lox

                                        Cured Salmon, Red Onions, Capers, Cream Cheese

                                        • Farm Fresh Grilled Vegetables

                                          Fire roasted bell peppers, grilled asparagus, garlic marinated zucchini, carrots and onions

                                          • Assorted Breakfast Pastries

                                            Danish, Biscuits, Croissants, Bagels

                                            Sweet Tooth

                                            • Fresh Baked Cookies

                                              Oatmeal, chocolate chunk, and peanut butter

                                              • Chocolate Cake

                                                Homemade chocolate cake

                                                • Coconut Panna Cotta

                                                  Coconut Infused Italian Custard

                                                  • Blueberry Cheesecake

                                                    Cheesecake bites with blueberries

                                                    • Berry Crepes

                                                      Crepes with berries and whipped cream

                                                      Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                      What 572 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                      4.2
                                                      4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 4.1Food
                                                      • 4.3Service
                                                      • 4.4Ambience
                                                      • 3.6Value

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                                                      1. J

                                                        Jeanluvsfood

                                                        Houston

                                                        19 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        1.0

                                                        19 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                        overall1food1service1ambience5

                                                        The bistro went horrible down in quality and staff .

                                                      2. KL

                                                        KenL

                                                        Houston

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                        overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                        Did not have a good selection of food for the price. Quality doesn’t justify the price, either.

                                                      3. C

                                                        Catrina

                                                        Houston

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                        overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                        The Red & White Bistro has suffered to recover from the covid pandemic. The offerings are much less in number and quality. The cheese table and dessert table are the most reduced from prior years offerings. The chefs have done an admirable job to make the less costly cuts of beef taste very good with spicy rubs and great sauces on the mini pork ribs. But for the increased price of $50 (up from $35 just a couple of years ago) this diner is choosing to eat at home before coming to the game.

                                                      4. AR

                                                        AlfredoR

                                                        Houston

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                        Food was good. Turkey could have been warmer, it seemed to be cold. Great place to dine if you are a Houston Rockets fan, food and basketball entertainment all in one roof.

                                                      5. v

                                                        valerier

                                                        Seattle

                                                        14 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        14 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                        overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                        Overpriced for what you get. Food was average at best but the price tag was in-line with a sit down formal restaurant. Service was just ok. It’s an experience, but not one I’d do again.

                                                      6. C

                                                        Catrina

                                                        Houston

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                        overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                        Food selections have become lower in quality after the shortages of the COVID pandemic. Staff has also decreased and diners are much fewer. So the price has increased dramatically, and quality of meats, cheese options, and desserts has dropped drastically. We eat there because it’s a pregame tradition for us. We hope things turn around and quality comes up to previous standards. We like the venue and good service.

                                                      7. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Houston

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                        overall2food1service3ambience2

                                                        The food was Ok , chicken fried chicken was horrible , only options was turkey , nachos or hot dogs . Wasn’t worth the 50 fee . The cookies was hard and popcorn was stell . My tab was 160 And the only thing I enjoyed was the drinks . It was definitely much better before covid . I’m a season ticket holder and this was unacceptable

                                                      8. OS

                                                        OctaviaSM

                                                        Houston

                                                        21 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        21 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        This is the best kept secret at the Toyota Center! The food, price , ambiance and staff are excellent!

                                                      9. P

                                                        Peachcake

                                                        Houston

                                                        25 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        2.0

                                                        25 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                        overall2food3service4ambience3

                                                        Way overpriced for the quality and selection of food.

                                                      10. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Los Angeles

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        1.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 1, 2022

                                                        overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                        Continuously gone down hill since COVID. Drink glasses with lipstick on them, clearly dirty. Issues with overcharging on the bill - buying a $70 bottle of wine and charging nearly $300 for it. Hopefully they improve because it was one of our game-day favorites.

                                                      11. S

                                                        Shocker

                                                        Houston

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        2.0

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                        overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                        Used to be excellent, very poor now.

                                                      12. ST

                                                        SteveT

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 2, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        My wife and I have eaten here 3 times and plan to several more. This is a great way to beat the rush to a Rockets game. The food is delicious served buffet style with lots of selection. The staff is very friendly. It is a bit pricey, but we find it worth it for the quality and convenience.

                                                      13. S

                                                        Santiago

                                                        Houston

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 31, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Always my go to restaurant before a Rockets game. Great for that situation.

                                                      14. OS

                                                        OctaviaSM

                                                        Houston

                                                        21 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        21 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Service was great! We were seated immediately and hostess came right away for our drinks. The food was excellent! Such a great variety.

                                                      15. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New Orleans

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 10, 2022

                                                        overall3food1service5ambience5

                                                        The view at red and white wine bistro has to be the best in the house, the service was also amazing thank you Keenan Broussard for going above and beyond. This place would be perfect however the food was terrible. The buffet had slim pickings all of which were tasteless.

                                                      16. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Janelle always does a great job taking care of us, she is exceptional!

                                                      17. MH

                                                        MatthewH

                                                        Houston

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                        overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                        Not what it used to be pre covid. Not having a beef dish is pretty shocking, pork, chicken or Turkey were the only proteins. I know Covid has altered a lot and the Rockets are in a rebuilding phase but honestly, the place could be closed instead of what the current offerings are.

                                                      18. C

                                                        Catrina

                                                        Houston

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        2.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                        overall2food2service5ambience4

                                                        Offerings have been cut drastically to where it’s hard to find any dish that impresses me. Service and staff are excellent but Fertitta and management have decided to almost shut down the bistro. It’s sad.

                                                      19. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Houston

                                                        41 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        41 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Excellent Date Night Game Night!

                                                      20. C

                                                        Catrina

                                                        Houston

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        Good food for pre game. Nice variety of selections. The charcuterie is missing crackers and sweet condiments like quince paste or fig preserves. The vegetables are often very undercooked such as being too firm to cut or bite. As a cook, I know it’s a balance to cook to the “tooth” but not over cook veggies. Salad bar is immaculate, as are the carving board and other chafing fishes. Great roasted meats.

                                                      21. JW

                                                        JimW

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                        overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                        Food has REALLY GONE DOWNHILL since Tillman took over the Rockets. Some of the food isn't even edible. Been a regular for years under Leslie Alexander and the food was always top notch. I would eat Luby's food before ever going back. Brought two guests that have never been and I was literally embarrassed by the food that was served tonight.

                                                      22. C

                                                        Catrina

                                                        Houston

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                        Good food and caring and quick service. The offerings are a bit less with the high cost of beef and staff shortages, but the taste and preparation are still very good.

                                                      23. AA

                                                        AARONG

                                                        Houston

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on December 6, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Top notch service to go along with excellent food!

                                                      24. SG

                                                        SteveG

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                        This was our first time at the restaurant. Know ahead of time that the best way to get to the restaurant is by way of the Toyota Tundra Garage at 1515 Jackson St. On Rocket game days, only season ticket holders can park there so we had to find a place to park before walking to the sky bridge. Once there, the service folks are OUTSTANDING!! From the minute we were greeted at the skywalk to the minute we left the restaurant, the entire staff was as good as you will find anywhere. Everyone was super pleasant, helpful, and made you feel like they were truly happy you were dining there. Our server, Amber, was super sweet and helpful with how the dinner process worked. Here are our "good and not so good" comments Good---The entire service staff. The restaurant is nice and spacious and very comfortable and has a great overall setting. It's a buffet meal and set up. The buffet looks very attractive. Desserts were good. After dinner there is a huge bowl of popcorn that guests can help themselves to and box up for eating during the game. After leaving dinner, you walk into a nice bar area where you can buy drinks and watch the game if you choose to. Not so good---the on line menu is 2 years out of date including the price. Seems like the buffet items may not change much, but curiously the printed menu we received after sitting was not exactly what was on display. Some items are labeled, others are good for guessing. It's' $50 per person not including drinks and tip. The carving station had pork tenderloin. Many of the food items were cool or cold; the vegetables, the chicken fingers. Don't know if its due to the nature of the Toyota Center chilly AC or if the sterno set up is just inadequate. Perhaps the food should be covered to maintain the desired temperature? Some of our food selections were disappointing because after the first bite they were too cool to be pleasant. Flavors were good. We are glad we tried it once.

                                                      25. VM

                                                        VMillz

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                        overall2food1service5ambience5

                                                        Food wasnt fresh; no frozen drinks, and no ice cream, and bill was still 50

                                                      26. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 11, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great food, atmosphere, drinks and service.

                                                      27. JJ

                                                        JeffJ

                                                        Houston

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        2.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 11, 2021

                                                        overall2food3service4ambience3

                                                        Went many times pre covid and expected sports complex prices for a bit of upgraded event. Since then, it’s fallen in quality. Dish-wear seemed somewhat dirty, coffee maker was broken (which is probably okay since cup of coffee is $12 and iced tea is $7) and non of the extras like an ice cream station. My opinion, certainly now not worth the $50+ per person. Hopefully they will be able to get it back on track. Servers are very nice and they deserve a quality spot to be proud of.

                                                      28. MM

                                                        MikeM

                                                        Houston

                                                        29 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        29 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 28, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Red and White was amazing as usual. It's the best place to eat before and during a Rockets game. We were able to see the court from our table, watch the National Anthem and tip off before making our way to our seats.

                                                      29. TT

                                                        TexasT

                                                        Houston

                                                        95 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        95 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                        overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                        Been a mininplan ticket holder this year and with onpyba few games left i finally realized this place. Wow. Great spot to enjoy food drink and watch live game. Really like the high top table. Great fun experience.

                                                      30. KL

                                                        KLDV

                                                        Houston

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                        overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                        I just don’t think The seating policy should be that “You are 5 minutes too early for your reservation, go wait in car and come back.’ Especially when no one there. Ridiculous. .

                                                      31. SR

                                                        SherriR

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                        We love eating here before the game, but this time, the food wasn't up to their normal standards. The pork and the turkey were dry. The parsnip mashed potatoes and the baked cauliflower were excellent! The variety of food available is always exceptional, but I'd appreciate a gluten-free bread choice. Harold, our server, always goes above and beyond.

                                                      32. M

                                                        Mrjoecc

                                                        Houston

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Harold is the best. Attentive, friendly and informative. He hooked us up. Would ask for him every time.

                                                      33. C

                                                        Catrina

                                                        Houston

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Good buffet dinner. Nice wait staff and good service from the reservations staff.

                                                      34. LJ

                                                        LJJR

                                                        Houston

                                                        14 reviews

                                                        2.0

                                                        14 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 27, 2020

                                                        overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                        Until the staff and management team are trained to deal with problems, issues and/or request; I refuse to return back or recommend Red & White Wine Bistro to anyone! The hostess was rude and didn't try to seat us where we requested (i.e. in a booth). The manager "Lina" was not professional at all. She sent our waitress to tell us we didn't request a particular seating on the reservation. The waitress said we could move to a booth once a booth was cleared. No one ever followed up with us nor did they move us when the booth was cleared minutes later. No one offer us to wait for a booth in the area we wanted to sit. The waitress was nowhere to be found with clean plates to continue eating at the buffet. We had to ask another waiter for more plates. After the whole seating issue, another waiter asked a couple near us if they'd like to sit in a booth so they can watch the game while eating. They simply moved to the booth. This really upset us because we asked and there was availability to sit in a booth but we were refused. Now! I can say I felt a little racism going on because we are African American. In addition to this, other waiters and waitresses kept staring at us and talking about us. As a matter of fact, I overheard Lina, the manager explaining to one of the waiters that we wanted to sit in a booth and we were upset that we couldn't. I asked for the manager "Lina" again. I informed Lina that I would write a complaint and negative review and she just said sorry she had to go by what the hostess says and offered us free wine. Now! As an Air Force Veteran with over 21 years of service and have supervised and managed people in missions, I know as a manager Lina could have over ruled the hostess and accommodated us. We will never go to this establishment again. The only reasons the rest of our night was fun is because of the fans and the Rockets won the basketball game. I'm open to anyone who wishes to contact me concerning this matter. Thanks!

                                                      35. l

                                                        lljewels

                                                        Houston

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                        overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                        This was our second time dining at The Red and White before attending the Rockets game. The first time I thought everything was great, this time the food was not so good. The meat at the carving stations, prime rib and turkey were terrible. Overcooked and very dry. The pork medallions wrapped in bacon were also very dry. Thank goodness the roasted vegetables and salad bar were in point or it would have been a waste. Also, we were sat at a terrible table when we were the first or second couple to arrive after opening and they would not move us. They said all seats were predetermined before sitting. I never heard of such a thing. We weren’t asking for an overlook table, just one not right next to the hostess stand. The hostess was not accommodating in any way. Unfortunate visit.

                                                      36. KP

                                                        KimP

                                                        Houston

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 12, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great food! Great drinks! Great ambience! Great customer service! Keep up the good work.

                                                      37. LB

                                                        LuciousB

                                                        Houston

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Good Time! Thx!

                                                      38. BM

                                                        BrendaM

                                                        Houston

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Our favorite re Rockets game

                                                      39. LJ

                                                        LJJR

                                                        Houston

                                                        14 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        14 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 5, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        This has to be the best kept secret in Houston! The food was great and the Rockets won!!!!

                                                      40. AA

                                                        AARONG

                                                        Houston

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Our waiter was perfect, always was checking on us and was engaging conversation about the game.....love to see the staff as passionate about to game as I am. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.

                                                      FAQs

                                                      Red & White Wine Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 572 OpenTable diners.

                                                      Not bookable

                                                      This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

                                                      Additional information

                                                      • Cross street

                                                        LaBranch

                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                        Downtown

                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                        Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        American, European, Asian

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Fine Dining

                                                      • Dress code

                                                        Business Casual

                                                      • Parking details

                                                        Tundra garage is adjacent to the Toyota Center as are several public garages & "park & lock" lots near the arena.

                                                      • Payment options

                                                        AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                      • Executive chef

                                                        Eddie Romero

                                                      • Additional

                                                        Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                      • Phone number

                                                        (713) 758-7534

                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                        Red & White Wine Bistro offers a private banquet room accommodating up to 250 guests.

                                                      • Private party contact

                                                        Marilyn Charrier: (713) 758-7448

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