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Osso Kristalla - Osso & Kristalla, Houston, TX

Osso & Kristalla

4.2
4.2
532 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Osso & Kristalla is open for lunch and dinner and focuses on using only fresh and local ingredients. The kitchen is overseen by Executive Chef Danny Trace. Lunch offers salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta and creole-Italian house specialties. At dinner, Osso & Kristalla transforms to a modern, yet relaxed lounge atmosphere with a full bar and extensive wine selection, all offered by the glass. Osso & Kristalla is owned by Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 221-6666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Danny Trace

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    La Branch Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking. Free after 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 532 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. M

    Michwiley

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lunching with many pre-Astro game folks. Though a touch crowded, the staff was quite attentive all around - no one was ignored. Many happy faces!
  2. FD

    FoodDude13

    Houston

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It is Restaurant Month in Houston however the menus for this feature were not on any tables. I asked the waitress for the featured menu and she was clueless and did not know what I was talking about. The manager came by and asked me what I needed so I told her and she said, "okay, I'll get it for you but did not want to let everyone know about it". Really?? How do you support this cause if you do not want customers to order from this menu? Anyway...pork belly was all fat. I know pork belly has a lot of fat but also has meat and this was all fat. Shrimp cocktail was tasty but shrimp were a bit overcooked. Pizzas were both good.
  3. BL

    BaileyL

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was just meh. Not what we were expecting. Took about 20 minutes once we were seated for a waiter to come by
  4. KG

    KGGG

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We ordered a pizza and shrimp and grits. Excellent!
  5. PT

    PaulT

    Houston

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    OSSO was slammed between Astros double header ballgames. But they got us our reserved table…drinks and dinner…and out the door maybe 15 min late….everyone was working hard to make. Customers happy. Food was excellent as usual. Grace under pressure
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    The drinks and the food are always good here! Love going to Osso before or after an Astros game!
  7. AS

    AlandSandra

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Service was terrible. It took 20-30 minutes to a get a drink and we were literally right in front of the bar. They actually brought them out one at a time with a 5 minute wait in between. We ordered a pizza which was pretty good. It was very crowded because of an Astros day game, but you would think they would be used to this. Would probably just go on to the stadium and eat there.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Given it was an astros game night, I’ll give the place a slight pass on the loud environment and slower service. But while the food was okay, it was not good enough for the price. An order of ravioli consisted of just 3 ravioli for $16. They were tasty, but that was mostly because they were drenched in sauce. The pizza was greasy, and the bruschetta is more like pita bread with a side of diced tomatoes. Overall disappointed :(
  10. PT

    PaulT

    Houston

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Stopped in before Astros but OSSO is more than an ice-house-beer-before-the-game. The drinks and wine list are great. The 4 entrees we ordered were plate-scraped-clean delicious. Dessert was light and tasty. If this place were down the street we would dine there twice a week.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Did not meet expectations. Service was mediocre. The chicken piccata was so tough I could not even cut it with a knife. The pork chop was over cooked and dry. The bruschetta app was just chopped tomatoes with pita bread. No basil or other seasoning. I could go on but I’ll stop there. I won’t be back. Stick with Potente next door.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish meal and great service. Can’t wait to try out other menu items the next time we are in Houston for a game. The truffle fries and the Prosciutto and Artichoke pizza were amazing. Leftovers didn’t make it to the next day.
  13. w

    wildhare

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was slow.
  14. AK

    AliciaK

    Baton Rouge

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place and the food was delicious! Great value for the price and awesome service all around.
  15. DR

    DanR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Superior location only one block from Minute Maid Park. Food was far below standard and will not re-visit but will look for other close to ballpark venues
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, delicious
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was quite good. Our server was super pleasant. We did have to ask for refills multiple times but we were in just before an Astros game so it was incredibly packed. I would definitely come back if I was in the area again.
  18. S

    Shannon

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I have been to this restaurant before
  19. SD

    StaciD

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and Dominic was amazing. We will for sure go back again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After waiting for 45 minutes, waiter admitted to forgetting to put in our order. Brought us the bill including second round of drinks we never received. Waste of an hour on Fathers Day. Waiter then complained he hated Fathers Day. Other than that…
  21. KM

    KathyM

    Houston

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Combine father's day and Astros game day - I would have hoped that the restaurant would have had sufficient staff to accomodate this busy day. We never received 2 of our salads that were ordered and the bar was quite backed up and therefore the servers were not able to get drinks to the tables and we literally had 1 drink each the entire time at our dinner. The server was adequate and knowledgeable - but overwhelmed and lacked the attention that we are accustomed to at this restaurant.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I’ve ordered here has been tasty. The pizzas have a thin crust and nice crunch which I enjoy. The pastas are tasty. Meatball sliders were nice and tender.
  23. JT

    JT713

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Nat and flies were around are table. I’ve have been here several times to eat and have never had that issue. I was celebrating my sisters birthday and that was very embarrassing to be swating away flies from getting on our food. This was her first time eating at this restaurant very distasteful.
  24. KS

    KasS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We came here before an Astros game on a Tuesday night and will definitely be back. We arrived a little after 5 and it was pretty empty but by the time we left at 6:30 it was packed. The food was fantastic and tasted very fresh! Our table had bruschetta for an app that was amazing, a pizza, chicken piccatta, ribeye salad, and shrimp salad. All of the food was delicious. Note: The ribeye salad was for sure a full meal, not small as expected. The picatta had the perfect balance of tart lemon and brine of capers. We will be back to try more of the menu.
  25. b

    briarwild

    Houston

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is very good. Had a variety of food (calamari, fries, chicken Caesar, pastas and pizza) and all is good. We have dined in the bar and the restaurant itself. Somewhat smallish but comfortable. Casual dress is fine. We go here for the convenience near Minute Maid and dependably good food and good variety of food.
  26. TG

    TimG

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good choices and great atmosphere, I will go back in the future
  27. ES

    EricS

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was great, food was good and reasonably priced. The aesthetics are nice as well.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Eclectic and friendly place! It has a relaxed feel to it and the staff is friendly. The food was delicious!
  29. T

    Tkstu

    Shreveport

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Sunday breakfast before an Astros game. Loved the inside surroundings, food, and service.
  30. n

    nilay

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Was in town for a short visit and found this place. Casual Italian. Getting in was easy. It's a little louder than fine dining, but that is expected. Got the tomato soup - large portion, more of a bisque but tasty, but oddly the breadstick/crouton that came with it had virtually no taste to it, was very oily, and was brick-hard. Got the margherita pizza - reasonable size, average-good taste, a little light on sauce and a little oily, but better tasting. Service was pretty good - I didn't really want a lot of attention (just relaxing and enjoying my food and a book) though, so you may need to work harder to get attention if you are not in a larger party.
  31. H

    Helon

    San Antonio

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed this local restaurant very much due to the unique menu items and our waiter Jaryvis.
  32. CP

    CPOOL

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!!!
  33. LS

    LaShawnM

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific service and great food! My drink was ordered to perfection since I have a citrus allergy.
  34. BC

    BryanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Restaurant was short staffed, bartender was also waiting tables. But we were never without food or drink. Staff was friendly and polite and food was delicious as always.
  35. EM

    EstyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was amazing and food was great! Highly recommend it! Great atmosphere
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food for reasonable pricing
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Loved everything!
  38. PH

    PhillipH

    Houston

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience today was very good! The food was delicious, service was great and eating at the Astros owners restaurant watching the astros game was delightful😁
  39. V

    Valentina

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It is a bar food type of place. The description and the pictures portrayed this place as a fine Italian restaurant. It was definitely not what we expected.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Third time here and the service is fair at best.

FAQs

Osso & Kristalla does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Osso & Kristalla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 221-6666.

Osso & Kristalla is rated 4.2 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Osso & Kristalla

1515 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    La Branch Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking. Free after 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Danny Trace

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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