Red & White Wine Bistro

3.9
585 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!
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MatthewH
1 review
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.

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Catrina
Houston
7 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Date Night Game Night!

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Catrina
Houston
8 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.

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JimW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 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.

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Catrina
Houston
8 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.

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AARONG
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service to go along with excellent food!

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SteveG
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.

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VMillz
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, drinks and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 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.

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vipMikeM
Houston
27 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.

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vipTexasT
Houston
92 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.

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KLDV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 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. .

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SherriR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 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.

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Mrjoecc
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Catrina
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipLJJR
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 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!

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lljewels
Houston
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.

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KimP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLuciousB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Time! Thx!

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BrendaM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite re Rockets game

LJ
vipLJJR
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AARONG
Houston
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice to be inside Arena

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Husband birthday

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vipDeniseC
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy our pregame meals at the R&W Bistro. One complaint is that you guys charge $7.50 for an iced tea! Also I got a message from Open Table admonishing me for not keeping my reservation for this date. I did keep it (1/11/20) and checked in. In fact the hostess reminded me that I had requested a high top. Other than those two minor issues...my server was great and the food was delicious as usual.

EG
EnriqueG
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table location was great. Brianne was very helpful and attentive.

GG
vipGuyG
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Hot food is cold and the cold food is not. Not sure why they can't figure this out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Game Dining. Excellent food and exceptional service from Lopez!

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DL16
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have spent New Years Eve with the Rockets for the past 10 years and have dined at the Red and White. The last couple of years the food has been outstanding. The service was also improved this year compared to some years past. We highly recommend dining at the Red and White

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SammyF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

you need to make sure that food is kept hot. Also service was not per usual. She seemed to disappear for long periods of time

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JoshG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing time. For $50 you get all you can eat of pretty much anything you could want. I had prime rib and many other things. Then watched the game from my table. It was a great time and the staff members were always ready for any drink requests I had. Pretty cool.

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vipdragonlady
Houston
117 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Food is good but the tables were so jammed together that we couldn't get in or out of our seats and I'm only 5' tall. The man behind me was average height too and neither of us could get in or out. We'd all have to get out of our seats to let each person in and out of the table to go through the buffet line each time. Clyde Drexler was behind my son-in-law who's 6'5" on the other side of the table and that was a real disaster. Clyde ended up leaving to do his pre-game prep but his guests were still there struggling with us. Also, they seated us at the 2nd table from the hostess stand which is a LONG way from the actual food lines so it was a hike every time we wanted to get food. I asked if we could move and was told "no, the first seating (5:30) has to sit in this area." For a woman in heels, hiking to the food each time wasn't very enjoyable especially having to traverse the bar area with chairs out into the tight walk way already.

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Scoobysnacks
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing experience. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Was very disappointed with both the quality and selection of the food especially for the ridiculous price of it all. I still can't believe they charge $7.50 for ice tea. The service while not awful was disappointing as well. This was the worst dining experience we have had this year when you consider how much we paid for it.

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NickD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I usually have dinner here once to twice a year. I admit I did not attend last year. But I took a friend that had never been this year.

Very disappointing. The food quality and selections were not compatible to previous years. Service was lacking as well. I really felt I did get the value as previous years.

I just assumed the Toyota Centet is cutting back and it was very reflective at the Bistro.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pierce was our bartender and he was amazing! Kind and very fast with our drinks. He made the experience very memorable.

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Red & White Wine Bistro is rated 3.9 stars by 585 OpenTable diners.

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