The Devine Affair

4.6
318 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
The Devine Affair Restaurant & Wine Bar, often referred to as a "hidden gem," is a casual fine dining restaurant and wine bar with a "neighborhood feel" in the Memorial/Energy Corridor of Houston. We offer Classic Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh Gulf Seafood along with daily specials and personal Chef requests. We have live piano every Tuesday evening from 6:30 - 8:30pm and every Saturday evening from 7-10pm
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RS
Houston
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time out at The Devine Affair with friends. Great food, atmosphere, price was reasonable highly recommend.

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o
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned with pleasure, this time we brought five additional guests with us. Our group of friends includes a variety of likes and dislikes as well as drinkers and non-partakers. The drinkers enjoyed the wines both the couple we brought (BYOB) as well as the ones purchased. Everyone ordered to their own tastes (we may have had one repeat order) and all the appetizers, as well as the entrees received rave reviews. Chef Dean met us upon arrival (always a nice touch) and several people commented how much they like it when the chef steps out to say hello. Hint: if you have a group the small area to the left of the entry door allows you to be set apart which helps with the hearing etc. (people watching is minimized however). My last comment is that the revised menu is a plus sort of invigorating the tried and true items from the past.

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Amarillo
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner date. Lovely place to have dinner and celebrate our 29th Wedding Anniversary.

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M
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great on everything

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KA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place for “date night”!
Good food, service, cost.

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J
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, awesome food and even better service. Andrew was terrific. Loved it from top to bottom!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding and we will definitely be back!

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CH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at The Divine Affair is always superb, and Valentine's Day was no exception!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day menu selection was horrible. Need more variety or stick to the Italian menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Valentines Day

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L
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was really nice. Steak was cooked perfectly.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

2/14
Food & Service might have been Great, never got to try it. Had reservations for Valentine’s Day and was taking my wife and her parents. Made the reservations via Open Table
and there was no mention of a $74.00. Per plate ( not including drinks) Valentines menu. What was more embarrassing was we I’d not get this information until we were seated. Please don’t get me wrong, we are not cheap but if I was going to spend $400 on-a meal, my first choice would not have been a restaurant in a strip shopping center .
Waiter informed us that there would not be any deviation on that day. We left! I felt like they mis-represented themselves and because of that, I will not return.

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BC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a Valentines Day dinner. We were unaware until arrival that it was a set menu so I will say I did not do my research. The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. The shortcoming, in my opinion, was $74 each for a 3 course dinner. The wine and tip of course beyond the $148. I think a bit pricy for my taste for a 3 course meal.

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I got the chef special and it was amazing. My boyfriend had a pasta dish that was just ok. He didn't like it. The service was good. I would recommend and return.

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BA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening! Entertainment on Tuesday nights is great.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food. Definitely will be returning!

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SM
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food service and atmosphere is very good. Neighborhood gem.

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S
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Food is always top quality and service is wonderful. The restaurant tho busy is quiet enough to carry on a conversation. Chef is the best

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food has been consistently good, but the service was awful . The waiter basically ignored us the whole time, never refilled our water glasses. However, just before tip time, he got ever so friendly.

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JM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made the reservations on open tale. Everything was in order, and they received my special requests for a quiet table and a birthday lady being there. They decorated the dessert plate and gave her a lighted candle to wish upon.
The service was perfect. We had a table for 5 and our waiter took very good care to be alert yet knew how to let us enjoy each other's company.
The food was better than at any other visit I had there. It seems to be better with each visit, and it is always good.
I look forward to going there again. It is truly a neighborhood gem.

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MM
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I must say, whoever considered this a neighborhood gem really needs to get out more. For the price, we should've chosen Carmelo's down the road for better Italian food. We wanted to try something new before seeing Cirque Soleil for a great date nite. Well all we can say is and to paraphrase Elaine's famous line - 'there was the show...'

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great little local place for lunch or dinner. Outstanding wait staff and full bar. It’s a nice way to avoid a chain restaurant, but still have consistently upscale food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for our anniversary but I should’ve done more research. My wife was overdressed. However the food and service was incredible. We’ll be going back. Just more dressed down.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for New Year’s Eve dinner. Had a very limited over priced menu.. Selection was poor.. only beef and seafood as choice.. ran out of crab cakes even though menu was limited.. probably won’t go back.. over priced

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n
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service great food and reasonable price.

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J
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food was exceptional, it was a lovely evening all around, Thanks again

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AW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten at this neighborhood gem many times and are always pleased with our meal and happy to come back again. Chef Dane George is so accommodating with special dietary needs and the staff is always welcoming and helpful. My favorite dish is the redfish, my husband likes both the chicken parmesan and piccata, and my kids love the pasta bolognese. Portions are generous, but not overwhelming. We can't tell you anything about the desserts because we're always too happy and full at the end of our meal to give them a try.

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JS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great, as usual. Did not have any Stella left. Bad for a beer & wine place.

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F
Houston
94 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Most enjoyable evening of good food, good service and an ambience conducive to being able to carry on a conversation.

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CH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly a neighborhood gem with excellent fare and outstanding service.

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RD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was the day after thanksgiving so fairly quiet, but the food was excellent and so was the service.

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n
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, good service and reasonable price.

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OT
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way!

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o
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Devine Affair very seldom Ever disappoints. The traffic nightmare is over so ingress and egress to the parking lot is easy. Chef Dean kills it. Good job of keeping/improving old favorites and adding new current items. We enjoy the BYOB policy that allows corkage for wines that they can not carry. Red fish Catalina is a great example of an old now modified favorite. Service is always congenial and efficient.

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T
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The Devene Affair has gone down in good food quality and service. Our waiter ignored us most of the time catering to others. The chicken marsala was fair, the carrot cake was dry, the pappardelle bolognese was not good.

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EA
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had our regular Saturday evening dinner here at The Devine Affair on Memorial and as usual it never disappoints. I had the Seared Diver Scallops with a Sweet Corn Puree finished with a Corn-Chorizo-Potato Hash. The Executive Chef Dane George nailed it. If you have not dined here before you are missing out in a huge way. The best neighborhood gem ever.

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S
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good. Worth a try. Nice atmosphere. Service excellent!

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LK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had passed this corner for years but we just discovered Devine Affair. We will definitely add it to our list of places we want to return. We were 6 people and everyone enjoyed their choice. We were celebrating a birthday and they very nicely brought his choice with a lighted candle.

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JH
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for my wife's birthday and it was fantastic. The service and food were excellent, and the value was spot on as well. Everyone in our family tried a different meal, and all were enjoyed. We’ll be back for a date night soon.

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OT
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food wasn't bad. The location wasn't bad. The ambiance wasn't bad. The service was not bad. Overall it is not bad. However the price and value brings everything else down.

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