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Tony Mandola's

4.4
4.4
2180 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We take great pride in serving what we think is some of the best food on the Gulf Coast. Everything is homemade fresh in our kitchen daily. Many of our dishes are our Mama’s recipes. With my basic training from Mama, I've gone on to create a sizeable repertoire of recipes of my own. God Bless Mama and God Bless you for your patronage.

Tony Mandola

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Cajun

  • Hours of operation

    BRUNCH Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm LUNCH Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm HAPPY HOUR Sun–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm DINNER Mon- Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed- Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm SPECIAL HOURS New Year's Day open at 12:00pm.

  • Phone number

    (713) 528-3474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tony Mandola

  • Catering

    Tony Mandola’s has been catering special events for the last 3 decades and our restaurant has done everything from luncheons for 20 to rehearsal dinners for 1000 people. We can prepare items from our menu or almost any style of food you would like and you can be assured it will be the same quality you will find at Tony Mandola's restaurant. Formal or casual, indoors or out, Tony Mandola's Catering.

  • Private party facilities

    For over three decades Tony Mandola has brought some of the best Gulf Coast seafood cuisine the city of Houston has to offer. Let our friendly staff and event coordinators take care of your next event. We have 3 banquet rooms to chose from holding up to 80 people, as well as restaurant buy outs.

  • Private party contact

    Saul Corona: (713) 528-3474

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Cross street

    West Clay

  • Parking details

    Public shopping center parking. We offer valet parking on most evenings.<br /><br />Street parking is also available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,180 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place! Highly recommend!
  2. LS

    LeeS

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Hosted a client for a lunch at Tony Mandola’s and the experience was first rate. The food was wonderful, the service prompt and efficient without being overbearing. Will definitely will return
  3. LH

    LightHoney

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great as usual. Tony & Phyllis always greet people and make them feel at home!
  4. BB

    BeckyBee

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted to visit this restaurant before they closed, as we heard such good reports. Tony himself greeted us after we were seated and bright us our bread. He was quite attentive to us all evening. The food was fabulous. Loved the blend of Italian and Southern Gulf Coast cuisine! Wish we had been going there for years!
  5. PP

    PamelaP

    Houston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We no longer live in Houston but heard about this location closing and we wanted to have one last meal there. Oysters Damian, gumbo, stuffed poblano! As delicious as we remembered! Can’t wait to try them at their new location - wherever that may be.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Personable staff, good solid food.
  7. TM

    TomM

    Houston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  8. LE

    Luv2Eat

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Mandola family have a long history of serving great food, and having dinner there was no exception. Great food, great service, and I can't wait for their re-opening.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Xylophone is annoying and sat outside to avoid it. Loved Mandolas in the past but it seems nothing made it to us hot. All medium rare steaks came out medium. Seafood unremarkable and calamari was overpowered by banana peppers. Wine selection limited. $900 for six people but nothing remarkable.
  10. QC

    QueenCole

    Houston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tony Mandola’s’s restaurant is always great. The service the food, all of it. So sorry to know it’s closing in a week.
  11. BR

    BobR

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My Wife and I have always considered atony Mandolas our second home when it comes to eating. When we heard he was closing the Waugh location we were broken hearted. However it was as outstanding as usual. We are looking forward to Tony's next endeavor.
  12. t

    txchic

    Houston

    122 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good Happy Hour $1.00 oyster. The rest of the food is good if you like fried seafood. Otherwise the non-fried entrees are really expensive.
  13. C

    sandyC

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a fabulous family dinner at this very hospitable restaurant. I’m so sorry to see this place relocating. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was spot on and you can’t beat the friendly atmosphere with Mr.Tommy visiting every table to make sure our dining experience was stellar.
  14. T

    Texastravelers

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, and we hope that the restaurant resurfaces soon!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food
  16. CG

    CharlesG

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    They forgot the salad. Service was slow. But they gave us a free desert.
  17. l

    luv2fish

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfect And delicious Got to see Phyllis and Tony what a blessing
  18. SG

    SheilaG

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 3rd visit to Tony Mandola’s and it’s gets better and better on every visit. The Mandola’s are a lovely family who connects with their customers. They are one of our favorite fine dining restaurants with superb food and service.
  19. KS

    KenS

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A super great neighborhood restaurant with quality food preparation and service.
  20. C

    Cook

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this Restaurant!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We’ve been coming since your last location and have always looked forward to it. They are pricing themselves out though. We can go to a Landry’s or a Longhorn for better service service and drinks than what we had on this visit. First issue. Your bar doesn’t know how to make basic drinks. I ordered a Manhattan no bitters abs got a mediocre at best old fashioned that had no sweetener. My wife’s cosmo was ok. If the waiter or bartender had a question with my order they should have asked. If there was a language issue then that is something management needs to think of when trying to label themselves upscale. Next the pricing of your calamari a la mama is exorbitant. The quality is good but a) we really only wanted the classic fish wish calamari and peperonci and b) $26.00. Next the halibut dish was $45+??? It was great and best green beans I’ve had but at least $10 over priced. If I want to pay that much for fish I’ll go to Vic and Anthony’s or somewhere actually fancy. We came because we thought they were closing for good and wanted to say good bye. If they are able reopen and want to succeed; they need to get servers who can communicate and deliver food and drinks to their guests at reasonable price. Have a drink list that your bar can make. Bar tabs will go up and stop gouging on entrees.
  22. DT

    DeborahT

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mandola's is always good! Sorry to hear that this location is closing.
  23. RN

    RyanN

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible!
  24. SB

    SusanB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Great food as always. Waitress was not trained…..probably new but on her own!
  25. LH

    LeslieH

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food!
  26. RF

    RomuloF

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good taste, excellent service with modest prices.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have eaten at Mandola’s for years. (Even when it was called gulf coast kitchen and was located at a different location). This family has restaurants all over Houston and they are all fantastic. I have never been disappointed in anything I have ordered.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gumbo omgggg so gooood! Get a bowl instead of a cup trust me! And the snapper was amazing as well
  29. l

    luv2fish

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just as good as it has been for 30 Plus years Impeccable food and service
  30. JA

    JeffA

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    A good Father's Day meal. This was our first time and it didn't disappoint. We had a dozen oysters that were just OK. The gumbo and crab cakes were spot on and so was my daughters trout almandine. Bread pudding was fantastic! Service was attentive but not overly done...a nice evening out!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Food was great as always, but they did not have any wine selection. They were out of the ones we were interested in on the abbreviated wine list. I believe this was tied to Covid and then being busier than expected. I’m sure this will be remedied soon.
  32. A

    Archback

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything was absolutely delicious! And, it was fairly healthy too. Tony Mandola’s never disappoints. I’ve dined here many times and the quality is consistently excellent. There’s no pretense or fussiness here — just classic Gulf Coast, Cajun influenced seafood with mouth watering and intense flavors. The grilled oysters, chopped salad, and the Texas Red Fish Pontchartrain were all delicious! I’m already planning my next visit. Highly recommend.
  33. JR

    JessicaR

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Sopa tomas. Great soup appetizer. The shrimp and artichoke was delicious. Very good pricing for kids meal. Perfect for my 6 year old. Must try the banana key lime pie. i didnt want to share with hubby because it was very tasty. i was hesistant at first but the banana adds a good balance to the key lime.
  34. SK

    SarahK

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The drink old fashion ordered
  35. BE

    BillE

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Father’s Day! It was a zoo. It took two hours to eat barely cooked eggs Benedict.
  36. B

    Brittney

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The experience was completely different from previous visits. The valet & host were very pleasant,but when we were seated at our table the server was very short and rude about his greeting, our drink orders and appetizers. We were told the fan would be moved & turned on but that didn't happen. Eventually the server did become more friendly. As we began eating it started raining, something out of their control, all over our table. After a few minutes of us and our food being drenched 2 host came to help us relocate. We were moved inside, and eventually given our plates with the puddles of water in them. We waited at the table for a manager or anyone to help. Once someone finally came they didn't offer any assistance to any of my guest other than removing the almost full plates. I had to request my plate be remade and it came out incorrectly twice. No manager ever returned even thought the restaurant wasn't busy. I cut my birthday cake with no plates, forks, or napkins. Since it was obvious no one cared about our experience we paid the ticket including gratuity and left.
  37. SS

    SSWright

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    SO GLAD TO BE BACK! Excellent as always! Love returning to my favorite after not dining out for one year!
  38. B

    Beagleme

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Large piece of tuna was cooked perfectly. Not too spicy !
  39. a

    alwaysonsunday

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Complimentary Valet is great. Food is very good and wait staff is great
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We were in town for a wedding and decided to try Tony Mandola‘a. It was light filled and energetic (extremely noisy) and quite crowded with not much space between the patrons. We could hardly hear each other talk but we enjoyed our meal. Our server was quite busy and didn’t have time to check on us. He made it up to us at the end with a complimentary slice of banana key lime pie but one of us doesn’t care for citrus and would probably have liked something else if asked. We still tipped him generously. Might not dine in again, but would definitely take to go or have ordered.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

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You can order delivery directly from Tony Mandola's using the Order Online button. Tony Mandola's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 528-3474.

Tony Mandola's is rated 4.4 stars by 2180 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    West Clay

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Hours of operation

    BRUNCH Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm LUNCH Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm HAPPY HOUR Sun–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm DINNER Mon- Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed- Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm SPECIAL HOURS New Year's Day open at 12:00pm.

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Cajun

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public shopping center parking. We offer valet parking on most evenings.<br /><br />Street parking is also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Mandola

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 528-3474

  • Catering

    Tony Mandola’s has been catering special events for the last 3 decades and our restaurant has done everything from luncheons for 20 to rehearsal dinners for 1000 people. We can prepare items from our menu or almost any style of food you would like and you can be assured it will be the same quality you will find at Tony Mandola's restaurant. Formal or casual, indoors or out, Tony Mandola's Catering.

  • Private party facilities

    For over three decades Tony Mandola has brought some of the best Gulf Coast seafood cuisine the city of Houston has to offer. Let our friendly staff and event coordinators take care of your next event. We have 3 banquet rooms to chose from holding up to 80 people, as well as restaurant buy outs.

  • Private party contact

    Saul Corona: (713) 528-3474

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