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The Tasting Room - Kings Harbor

87 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Scenic View
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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The Tasting Room at Kings Harbor in Kingwood, Texas is a sophisticated but casual establishment where you can sample wines from everywhere in the world along with local beers and classic cocktails. The staff are very knowledgeable, and will be happy to recommend just the right beverage to pair with your meal.

At the Tasting Room, you might begin by sharing a cheese board, or enjoying the steak tartare, wild mushroom pate or deviled eggs, which are just a few of the starters on offer. Then try a gourmet pizza like the smoked salmon or roasted seasonal vegetables, or build your own from a variety of toppings. The Tasting Room signature burger is also very enjoyable, or if you're not a meat-eater, try the portabella burger.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday: closed
Tuesday – Wednesday: 4PM – 10PM
Thursday: 11AM – 10PM *Open for lunch!
Friday – Saturday: 11AM – 12AM *Open for lunch!
Sunday: 10AM – 9PM *Open for brunch!
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Phone number
(281) 361-0044
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether you're planning an intimate family gathering, a corporate meeting, a wine tasting or happy hour, a rehearsal dinner or a wedding we have two restaurant concepts & multiple venues that can help you create memories that last a lifetime.
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Private party contact
Events Team: (281) 361-0044
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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
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Special events & promotions
Check our website's Calendar of Events page for details on our upcoming events.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 87 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

I've been here many times, but the last couple times, I've left disappointed mainly due to the high price and food that doesn't meet expectations. A friend and I visited here for a girls get-together. We ordered several appetizers - meatballs, hummus and meat/cheese charcuterie. I had a couple glasses of wine, and she had a couple martinis. The wine selection was good as always, but I'd definitely recommend going during happy hour instead because of the price. The appetizers are also overpriced unless you go at happy hour. I love cheese, but the charcuterie board left so much to be desired. I should have taken a photo of it. First, the cheese selection wasn't good. I have no idea what the cheeses were because the waitress didn't explain them as they are supposed to, other than the blue cheese. I really think blue cheese isn't really a charcuterie quality cheese. I feel that the only reason it made it to the board was because the restaurant had it laying around as one of the common cooking cheeses. The other cheeses tasted good, but they were so stingy with the tiny portions. The meats were flattened underneath the pile of fruits and nuts, so I had to dig through all of that to get to them. They were good, though. The bread was thin and flimsy, so it was hard to spread any cheese on it. The hummus was good, but they didn't give us enough bread. We could have asked for more, I suppose. The meatballs were tasty, but I think they were a little well-done. The bill was expensive, even with my $20 Open Table reward check. I don't think the quality matched the price tag. I probably will only be back for happy hour in the future.
One good thing - the view and ambiance is great.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

Food was excellent, wine was decently priced, but a little over priced. Had a great time and enjoyed the location, & ambiance...

TXBURRO (Houston)
4.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

Showed for a reservation at 12:15, long after brunch opening. No hostess in sight, and finally the guitarist told us (mid song!) to seat ourselves. Took a while to be greeted and given menus, and forever to receive our first course, despite only four parties in the place. Food is fine, but they need to up their staff to have timely, professional service.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on August 14, 2016

The HRW menu had excellent choices, but no I ne in my part enjoyed any of their meals. It was gross. We will not return.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

There were 4 people in our party. Three of us ordered from the special menu for restaurant month. We thought the selections offered on that menu would work for each person in our group. Three of us order drinks. I would highly recommend the sangria. Three of us order the calamari as an appetizer. It had a good flavor albeit a bit over cooked. Also the three of us order the chicken fried steak. It was way over cooked. One person in our group sent it back and order something else. The manager did not charge for the substituted meal and gave a substantial discount for what was charged . That was very professional and appreciated. I believe we would go back again.

Linday (Houston)
3.0  Dined on August 10, 2016

The restaurant seemed very short-handed in personnel. I thought the first course was great, the second course ok and needed classing up, the third course (fish) was tasteless, and the final course was good.

txher250 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

Awesome food and dining experience for first date. Thank you.

vipMarianR (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

We sat at the Barnard had very good service and the food was great! Loved the goat cheese appetizer!

JULISAP (Houston)
1.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

We all ordered from the Houston Restaurant Week menu. I had calamari for my appetizer. It was overcooked; very rubbery. We all ordered the white fish over a bed of rice as our main course. The entire dish was very bland. The rice tasted like minute rice. The only thing that was decent was the dessert. To top it all of the service was not great. The experience was a total bummer! I'll never go back!

vipGigi (Houston)
2.0  Dined on August 4, 2016

Maybe they were understaffed but the service was poor. We were there an hour before our starter was served and mine was cold. I took one bite and pushed it aside. The waiter never came to check and when our salad was served he saw it sitting on the table and never asked if something was wrong. The entrees were ok but the ice cream cookie was disappointing, very little ice cream and I would say the cookies were not homemade. We order wine which was great but we will not go back. Disappointing!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on July 31, 2016

Food came out cold when we came in for brunch last weekend. Our server was on point though and took care of everything. The food was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Great place to eat. Not bad reviews here!

KKinKW (Houston)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

Nice meal, food and drinks were good, staff was very friendly, attentive and helpful, but noise level was a lot louder than my previous visits.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Love going there

vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

I went with my parents (in their 70s) and the attendant at the door stood there and talked to a man who was flirting with her for two minutes while we just stood there. My parents finally sat themselves--they almost walked out. So that was the start of my belated Fathers Day dinner to my folks. Everything else was tolerable-the burger was great--the view was nice. Nothing was overwhelmingly good so I can't see myself going back.