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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.
Houston, TX 77002
American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Bell, Clay, Milam
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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