About The 43rd Restaurant & Lounge

The 43rd Restaurant & Lounge is located on top of the WEDGE International Tower in the heart of downtown Houston. The 43rd features several private event spaces each with its own view of Houston"s memorable skyline. The 43rd also features an executive boardroom that is perfect for meetings, sales conferences and business luncheon meetings.

1415 Louisiana
Houston, TX 77002
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:30pm

Cross Street:
Bell, Clay, Milam

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 739-6550

Website:
http://www.the43rd.com/

Parking Details:
Clay Garage – Free parking is available during the lunch hour and evenings for cocktail hour. Restaurant personnel must validate parking ticket.

Parking Lot - Free parking in 777 Clay Garage for The 43rd during lunch hour (11:00 am to 2:00 pm). Free
parking in all spaces during the evenings and weekends.

WEDGE Parking Garage - Parking is available in garage with the additional charge of a Security Officer during weekend events.

Executive Chef:
Martin Rangel

Private Party Facilities:
The 43rd Restaurant & Lounge can easily accommodate groups of five to one hundred twenty-five. No matter what the occasion, our staff promises impeccable service that has become a trademark of The 43rd.

Private Party Contact:
Suzanne Byerley: (713) 739-6550

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The 43rd Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (33)
Scenic View (20)
Special Occasion (17)
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Good for Groups (14)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Chef salad is so primitive! Just mix of turkey, bacon, cheese etc. you can buy from wallmart.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The luncheon was for an employee's 20th Service Anniversary. It was great company and food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

This is a great restaurant, with an awesome view of the city. The food and service are great.
I recommend the tortilla soup.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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food4
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Very unique experience. Quiet and intimate for lunch. The 43rd's service and food is good. I was blown away by the risotto alfredo. The view is spectacular.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Work Anniversary

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The 43rd has an elegant atmosphere with beautiful views. Their attentive staff and delicious food ensure a good result every time. Overall experience was superb and made our special occasion even more special. I have held several evening events and luncheon here and they never fail to exceed my expectations.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 26, 2017

TERRIBLE! And we left. Open Table should not advertise this resturant to the general public. Trying to do something different for our 20th anniversary thought it be cool to try pretty views top 43rd floor. We get there 1pm and no one was there. I walked around the corner and found this guy. He asked "Can I help you" like we're lost. I said we have a reservation and he said "go pick a table" There were like 5 tables in total with 2 taken. The best view was the air vents and a wall. I shared that we booked for special occasion. He said "it don't matter".The rudeness continues, he ask "what do we want to drink. The one page menu did not have drinks listed & it was dirty. This guy seemed to be the host, waiter, & chef. On his way back with water. I told him we're leaving as we are celebrating today. He apologized and we enjoyed our lunch elsewhere! Maybe this place is only for people working in that building? Come on, you guys must know there are to many other options in Houston. Get it right!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Leo took such great care of us! Very kind and professional. We'll definitely be back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 8, 2016

The 43rd Restaurant & Lounge is exactly that, perched on the 43rd floor of the Wedge tower. The building itself is highly accessible from all parts of downtown which is why it was chosen for a business lunch.

Pros: Spectacular view, competent food and drink

Cons: the decor looks a bit dated in the light of day and is a bit plain for the white linen dining experience.

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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 6, 2016

My friends and I went for my birthday. The view, the waiter, the food, and the atmosphere were perfect. I didn't want to leave!! We will will certainly dine here again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2016

There are few restaurants in Houston with a view at this height of the city. The food is not bad, the service is very good, and the ambiance is good. Unfortunately they only serve on weekdays during lunch hours.

They have a patio that allows you to roam outside to get fresh air from the 43rd floor of the wedge tower.

Parking can be done at the parking lot right next to the wedge tower. They offer validated parking so you do not have to worry about it.

Overall I enjoyed this place and if I ever get a weekday off, I would not mind going here again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2015

Excellent ambience and location for an impressive client lunch or new business meeting.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2015

Overall, the atmosphere was plesant and enjoyable -- good food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 15, 2015

Great location and view. Took an employee for an anniversary lunch and she was thoroughly impressed with my choice and surprised she had never known about this gem

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 4, 2015

lunch food was good we ordered the club sandwich and filet mignon both good I like how the restaurant makes a lot of its own food like sauces and chips. It's a classy place great view.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 6, 2015

This was my first time dining at the 43rd and the view and the food was great. The gumbo is delicious as was the shrimp salad. We also got a semi-private table between the board room and main dinning area which was perfect for our group.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2015

Been going to The 43rd for years; food's always been consistently great, and love the view!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2014

Tihs restaurant is a perfect spot for a business lunch. Great views of downtown Houston and quiret enough for converstion without having to yell to be heard. Pricing is surprisingly reasonalbe witha good selection of meals that work for a business lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2014

Great place, went for a work new hire lunch, and we really enjoyed ourselves! Nice views too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 8, 2014

The view was a little less than I expected. The restaurant is sectioned off with the bar area being the best view. The dining section we had looked out at the bus stop and the 42nd floor where all the window washing equipment for the building is moored.
The food was very good! And the service was the highlight.
I would certainly recommend it but ask for a table in a different section than I had.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 13, 2014

Went to lunch in a party of seven. Great food and was able to hear everyone at the table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 24, 2014

Ambiance was like being in a hotel room - boring and long-in-the tooth. Food was just OK. Very disappointing given higher prices.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 18, 2014

My wife n I came here for an anniversary lunch, the view is great of the city. We had two glasses of Merlot which my wife really liked. The waiter gave us the chef 's special, which I believe was grilled salmon, mashed potatoes n asparagus. All very good n came out in timely manner. I read the reviews before going so I was nervous but this place is underrated, n needs more recognition. The only recommendation I would have is to adjust the hours to be open later and/or on the weekend, because I like to come and see tgr sunset from here while having a nice dinner sometimes. But besides that we loved it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 10, 2013

It's a shame that a restaurant at such a great location would be so inadequate. The decor hasn't been touched in 20 years and the waiter was just rude. The food was passable - nothing special.

Looks like I'll be asking my guests to drive to another location, rather than walking to this place, next time I schedule a business lunch with someone from this part of downtown.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 14, 2012

Dined here twice with a a group of 7 and had the private table facing south. Very nice view and very quiet.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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