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The Tasting Room - Uptown Park

4.0
4
195 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to the Tasting Room at Uptown Park. Originating more than 10 years ago as a small wine café and retail shop, the Tasting Room Uptown Park has truly blossomed since its inception and now stands at more than 9,000 square feet, making it one of the largest wine bars in the nation. Tucked into the retail mainstay of Uptown Park, the Tasting Room is a wine café of a different cut. As our motto states, “A comfortable place to get serious about wine,” we offer a multitude of dining experiences to offer our guests not only an exceptional culinary experience, but a comfortable yet vibrant atmosphere. With more than 150+ wines to our name, and more than 5 million glasses poured since our inception, we average 1 million glasses poured a year ranging from unique and exotic wines, to creature comfort brands and specialty labels crafted through partnerships with wine makers from around the world.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Monday: 11am - 10pm Tuesday & Wednesday: 11am - 12am Thursday & Friday: 11am - 1am Saturday: 3pm - 1am Sunday: 3pm - 10pm HAPPY HOUR Monday – Friday: Open – 6pm LUNCH Monday – Friday: 11pm - 4pm DINNER Monday - Friday: 4pm - close Saturday & Sunday: 3pm - close

  • Phone number

    (713) 993-9800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alberto Gutierrez

  • Catering

    The Tasting Room takes all your social and life events to a higher level. Planning a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, birthday or just a fun family gathering? Our events team can create menus and wine selections to match for everything from casual get-togethers to the most sophisticated of parties. For more information contact us at infoUptown@tastingroomwines.com

  • Private party facilities

    The Tasting Room at Uptown Park is located near the Galleria in the Uptown Park Shopping Village. This is our original location with over 7,600 square feet which offers a variety of spaces and configurations for up to 600 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Events Team: (713) 622-4477

  • Neighborhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Cross street

    Post Oak Blvd.

  • Parking details

    In addition to valet, guests can park in the public parking lot.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Performances Wednesday night through Saturday night.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 195 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. B

    Blarney

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on July 27, 2017

    overall1foodserviceambience
    The Tasting room (Uptown Park) is a wonderful place, EXCEPT . . . The ENTIRE parking lot is coned off for valet . . . if you want to park your car yourself, it's NOT an option (except for a few street spots in front)! When I asked a manager about that, he said that the valet company is a separate entity from The Tasting Room. Either a very lame answer, or they need to get some control over valet because it's part of the overall "customer experience". I chose to sit on the patio with a friend. After about 15 minutes, I ended up going inside to get served. They supposedly have staff that covers the patio, but the only ones I saw were clearing tables. Very dissappointed with the experience at this location.
  2. B

    Brian

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    They were out of two cocktails and four of our wine choices. Not much "tasting" possible with such poor inventory management. The pulled pork sliders were great, but the accompanying vegetables not very pickled. The pizza was SUPER bland and lacking any salt. Despite the reservation, there was no hostess, so just wandered around. The bartender said they didn't take reservations and we just needed to wait for a table. Waters were never refilled and waitress had limited wine knowledge.
  3. AO

    AmyO

    Houston

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I met a group of friends for a Sunday night dinner and wine. I tried this place on a recommendation from a friend. I believe the menu that was offered online was different from the menu options we were offered. The wine list was good and we enjoyed several bottles of wine. Most of the food was very good although the selection was limited to appetizers, pizza and salad. A gluten free pizza option was offered to a member of party that required that however it was over-baked and it was returned to the kitchen. It also seemed that the wait staff did not really understand gluten free since they said the crust was darker due to it being whole wheat, obvisiously not gluten free. We were not offered any wine tasting or any specials either so I'm actually not sure why it's called the Tasting Room.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Overall an incredible wine list and an elegant menu. I especially liked that our server was able to provide us with a taste of one of the wines sold only by the bottle - it was perfect and we sincerely appreciated him going that extra step! We did indeed purchase the bottle and truly enjoyed our evening. The only drawback is that the service dropped off somewhat as the restaurant became busier but the second server brought in to assist the first one was able to meet our needs. Overall an excellent experience with great wine, a well thought out menu, and excellent atmosphere!
  5. f

    foodie1

    Houston

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2017

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was great! Service was lacking though and there was no one there. This could be why there lunches are slow.
  6. JD

    JimD

    Houston

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We visited this restaurant with a friend to celebrate a belated birthday and to talk. It is a mix of bar and eatery, skewed a little toward the bar scene. On the plus side, the food was tasty and appealing and consisted of sampler-style plates to share and mostly light entrees. The wine list is extensive and varied. On Saturday when we visited, there was live music that was pleasant and not too loud, so that we were able to talk comfortably at first (7 pm). Later as the bar scene picked up (9 pm), the music was louder and conversation was difficult. On the down side, the attractive outdoor seating, where we first sat, allows smoking in accordance with Houston ordinances, and after moving indoors we still occasionally could smell cigar smoke from the outdoor area. The wines were on the expensive side, even those on the short list of barrel wines. So this is a good place to visit to sample a variety of wines while listening to music and nibbling on food, but not if smoke bothers you or you are looking for more of a dining scene and less of a bar scene.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Very disappointing meal. The meatballs, sauce and French onion soup was burnt. The Bruscetta had no flavor it was really a terrible meal considering all the dining options in houston. Go elsewhere
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I made reservations but there was no hostess so we went straight to the bar.
  9. MN

    MarkN

    Houston

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a nice meal. Value priced lunch options available. .
  10. EA

    EatsAlot

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    It was the first time we had been there and with a large group I figured the service was slow but this place exceeded my expectations. The drinks and food were excellent. We will be going back in the future.
  11. MA

    MARTHAK

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2016

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I truly appreciate the staff and management accomodating my party despite the busy season. I LOVED The Vintage Room and so did my friends. Thank you!
  12. MS

    MarkS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good wine. Must have been off night for service. Food great.
  13. HB

    HoustonBuyers

    Houston

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Good eine selection, great outdoor seating. Service not so good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My date and I had trouble ordering a drink because of the three choices she selected (between white and chardonnay) and the one (malbec) I chose seemed to not be available. We will return for a second dinner, hopefully our drink choices will be in stock next time. Overall great ambience, food and service.
  15. S

    Serge

    Houston

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    everything was good, pizza is superb, wines are good with lots to choose from
  16. JS

    JudyS

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Enjoyed our outing and glad we chose The Tasting Room for my daughters birthday. The service was good but I think they need more help. We were on the patio and someone was smoking! Not good !!! Otherwise we enjoyed our visit but it was very noisy.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great for live music on Friday night with a late dinner. Loud enough to be lively but not to the point of preventing continuous conversation. Crowded but in a good way. Good, prompt service.
  18. P

    Parker

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Truffle fries!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The experience was great, went for the Myoa live show and was treated outstanding. Small venue but caring hospitality and super energy. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for good food (the burger was terrific ) and great spirits. The staff really tried to make sure everyone was satisfied and having a truly unique experience . Thanks for the great time!
  20. A

    Arts

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really Loved the setting of this place. Customer Service was great, Food and wine was awesome. We will definitely be back.
  21. M

    Moni

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I'm not sure what's going on @ TTR lately, but service and food quality have gone down hill. I used to enjoy going there on Sunday for brunch.
  22. JK

    JenniferK

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful gem in uptown park. All staff extremely knowledgable regarding wine and food and exceptionally friendly. Diverse and inventive wine options. Option to sit inside or outside. Reasonably priced. Manager, Roderick, checked in on us and offered samples of wines we wanted to explore. Staff made our entire family, including our kids, feel comfortable and welcome.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very confusing when you walk in as to where to go to be seated. No hostess and no one to greet you. Odd bar scene when you walk in with loud music. Had to flag someone down outside to see how this worked. Food was bad. My husbands seafood dish tasted awful and my dish was overcooked. Just down the street from our apartment, would not go back. We did have high hopes
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine. So glad you participated in HRW. We will continue to support you. Thanks
  25. JB

    JakeB

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Ate from their restaurant weeks menu and everything I had was done perfectly. Oysters with three different preparations, Caesar salad, short rib, and dessert. I would go back and have the same meal tomorrow. Kudos.
  26. Y

    Yummy21

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2016

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Service was slow and there was only about 5 tables taken. I asked for salt and never got it. Food was great.
  27. LW

    LonnieW

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were exceptional. The location is great, and the ambience was great. I heard they play music at a certain time didn't experience that, but overall very nice
  28. w

    workinsugarland

    Houston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    HoustonRestaurantsWeeks2016...did brunch, it was really good, quick friendly service The food was EXCELLENT!! will definitely go back even if not for restaurants weeks.
  29. M

    Moose

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food was simply outstanding! We went during Houston Restaurant Week to check it out. Vegetarian options are excellent also. Will definitely be going back!
  30. TE

    TeeEatsHTX

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2016

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Atmosphere was very nice but service was not so good. Waited 15mins for a glass of water. Had reservations and waited 30mins for a table (bcuz they gave ours away and we were on time). Then took another 30mins to get food and it came to the table half hot and half cold. Overall, not a good experience. I would go back to try the wine!
  31. MC

    MeganC

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Brunch! Quick service and very easy to get to, good parking.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Myself and two friends went for brunch to try the Houston Restaurant Week Menu and we had a o.k experience but it took about 45 minutes to get each course and we only had two. They didn't have the bread pudding which was a bummer because the beignets one of us ordered were not that great. They were very hard and not doughy like we expected them to be. I had the Thai fried chicken plate and it was very good, could do without the curry fries. My friend had the egg sanwich which was excellent and her parmasean fries I wished I had on my plate. Overall I wouldn't come back until I was invited for the HRW and no we did not get any wine. But they should be prepared for brunch because it was so busy and have what is advertised on their menu.
  33. IM

    InnerlooperMike

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new oyster bar at the Uptown Park Tasting Room was wonderful. Their selection of northern, cold water oysters were delicious. Small, slightly briny, and mild flavor made them more enjoyable than the large gulf oysters we usually get here in Houston. They also had a selection of 3 different styles of grilled oysters, of which we tried the Asian and the traditional. The Asian style had pozou sauce, some crisp strips (maybe won-ton?), and just pinch of wasabi. The traditional style were reminiscent of Rockefeller style oysters one would find in NOLA. Both we quite tasty. Service was attentive and pleasant; the chef even came over to our table when we requested an explanation of the Asian-style grilled oysters. My wife particularly enjoyed the guitar player/singer who played a nice selection of classic to more modern songs, all at a very nice level, allowing for conversions to be heard easily. Overall a very pleasant evening.
  34. CG

    ChristinaG

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Celebrated my birthday with a few friends and we enjoyed ourselves to the fullest. Good food, great wine and great company...what more could a birthday girl ask for?
  35. KM

    KathyM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was friendly and professional. Wonderful experience.
  36. P

    Pamela

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great chefs experience. Very strong menu and expertly prepared. Highly recommend for a dining experience over a wine bar.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2016

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Wine selection is terrific, but there are better values for a similar experience!
  38. C

    Chanel

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was OK. Food was no big deal. Cute spot but nowhere I am eager to return to.
  39. GA

    GAlejandroV

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    good outside dining / drinking area, good meal options, very good wine list, regular prices, service needs to improve.
  40. CG

    ChristinaG

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I truly enjoyed the wonderful food and wine. Great girls night out!

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The Tasting Room - Uptown Park is rated 4 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Post Oak Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Monday: 11am - 10pm Tuesday & Wednesday: 11am - 12am Thursday & Friday: 11am - 1am Saturday: 3pm - 1am Sunday: 3pm - 10pm HAPPY HOUR Monday – Friday: Open – 6pm LUNCH Monday – Friday: 11pm - 4pm DINNER Monday - Friday: 4pm - close Saturday & Sunday: 3pm - close

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    In addition to valet, guests can park in the public parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alberto Gutierrez

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Performances Wednesday night through Saturday night.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 993-9800

  • Catering

    The Tasting Room takes all your social and life events to a higher level. Planning a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, birthday or just a fun family gathering? Our events team can create menus and wine selections to match for everything from casual get-togethers to the most sophisticated of parties. For more information contact us at infoUptown@tastingroomwines.com

  • Private party facilities

    The Tasting Room at Uptown Park is located near the Galleria in the Uptown Park Shopping Village. This is our original location with over 7,600 square feet which offers a variety of spaces and configurations for up to 600 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Events Team: (713) 622-4477

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