The Tuck Room- Houston

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The Tuck Room is an intimate jovial neighborhood drinking & dining den. We feature craveable American fare with a twist, and offer a lively & whimsical atmosphere. Our dining room is wrapped around our energetic bar, serving up local & favorite brews from our taps. Personable bartenders serve up classically inspired bespoke cocktails tailored to our guests' individual desires, seasonal drink pitchers, bottled craft cocktails, a local-centric craft beer selection and a thoughtful wine list. Gracious staff will guide you through our extensive TexSomm award-winning Texas wines and comforting cuisine. Highlights include: Mediterranean Turkey Burger, Reuben Croquettes, Brioche Crusted Maryland Crab Cakes and Grilled Ribeye.
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Specials

Happy Hour: SIP. SNACK. SOCIALIZE.

Enjoy $5 Beer & Wine by the Glass, $7 Craft Cocktails and an Expanded Food Menu.
Monday-Friday | 4PM-7PM | At the Bar only

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 5, 2019

Ends: November 6, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

What 207 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
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3.7
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3.9
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The crab cakes, ribs, banana pudding were amazing! The Norma Jeans were lovely (but, could be a bit more potent). Havana provided stellar service and made us feel comfortable and welcomed. The ambience is lovely and the noise level quiet enough to allow intimate chats without having to shout. The Tuck Room is one of our favorite spots to visit when in Houston.

LW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The meal was a bit overpriced but it was tasty. The service was great but a little loud.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Next time on a day which falls on a holiday I would suggest more waiters.

TB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The first time we came here the service was super and on point. but this time around it really suc. we went for the Valentine dinner that was posted on line but the staff wouldn't honor what was online. OK fine , so we decided to order another meal with the steak . so we finally order our drinks and it took for ever to bring them. finally we ask for the Manager and he really didn't care about our exp here. and we never got our steaks knives either. this place went down hill.

NS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I went there for the first time and it was amazing we plan on going there from here on out every time we go to the movies

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not a good variety of food to choose from on the menu. Kinda overpriced but it’s a great date night to go to if you’re going to the movies later.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wife and I went for an after dinner drink. The menu has changed since my last visit no more live music but still great ambience.

f
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a large party and the staff handlers us with great attention to detail!

TR
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We have had better experiences at The Tuck Room in the past so this seemed to be an off night for them.

Although the restaurant and bar was fairly quiet it still took a long time to get our drinks and our food. Once food arrived, the Caesar Salad was salted. My lobster roll was dry and a fairly small portion of lobster compared to the bread. My truffle fries had no truffle oil that I could taste. My husband's burger was ok.

Server had to be flagged down and our waters were never refilled.

Since I've had better food and better service in the past, I would recommend the Tuck Room for now with a caveat as per my review.

MH
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dining at The Tuck Room before going to IPic movie. Seating was comfortable, the server was attentive, and the food was delicious.

HK
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

It took 3 moves to get service after the "hostess" told us it was open seating. Once we waved at the bartender for menus, we asked questions to which he had no clue. It's in a movie theater, so we shouldn't have expected much. It was just open and it was late.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a good time here with my friends. Good food. Drinks are pricey but it’s the RO District after all!

n
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service, mediocre food. This is the second time I’ve been both times we experienced bad service. It was my moms mother and they never even acknowledged it.

CU
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service good! Food alright!

AR
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the vibe and the food was great. My husband and I had a great time on our date. We plan to come back very soon!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to grab food or drinks before a movie !

F
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Everything was very salty. Bar service was exceedingly slow especially in light of the few number of patrons present. Rib appetizer very good, Reuben croquettes just Ok. Brussels sprouts were undercooked. Wagyu burger large and tasty.

S
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The food was great, the service was quick, and the drinks were tasty.

MC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was more than underwhelmed when we arrived to our reservation. I booked a table for 11 and was given a high top for 8. They were understaffed, so that of course impacted the service we received. Food was fine, drink selection is fine. However, my biggest gripe would be how unprepared they were to receive us, that is the point of a reservation.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

This was my 3rd time visiting the Tuck Room on Westheimer and I can honestly say each time it gets worst. This is a beautiful restaurant but unfortunately the service is the worst. There were a number of vacant tables (I counted 5) that could not be used because they had not been cleaned. We sat at the table for 9 minutes before a server even came to acknowledge us. Not sure why this place cannot seem to get it right, there appears to be a sufficient staff to customer ratio. On top of the lack of customer service, the food and drinks were not of the quality for the prices they were charging for. Not sure how the exact same meal can be $5 on the happy hour menu and $19 on the regular menu. Needless to say, I will not be dining here again.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This place is more of a quick drinks before a movie in IPics. It’s literally in the cinema.

It’s not a fancy speak easy cocktail bar as their website claims. The drinks were okay! Some of the cocktails were very sweet and the food was average.

Went on a Thursday night and was very dead! I reserved a table for 10 and the staff weren’t really bothered checking for our reservation since it was so empty. In fact they asked us to coordinate pulling seats together which I refused and requested them to do that!

JR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The taste of the food was terrible, poor quality for the price, very expensive for a very small portion.

DB
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not bad but not good. The food tasted fine but there were a lot of service issues that made it less than a good experience. For example, we were greeted promptly by a waiter who asked for drink orders but we asked for a minute to look at the menu so he left and didn't come back for a long time. He then just took food orders without asking about drinks again. The appetizers/salads and the entrees were then delivered to the table all at the same time. Desserts were brought to the table without silverware and the server quickly turned and left after dropping them off, so we had to find someone else to get silverware for us. Hopefully they can straighten out the service issues to bring up to the level of the food and environment.

c
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We stopped in for a quick bite before our movie. We were able to take advantage of happy hour pricing on a limited menu, but it was fine for us. The nice part is that you can take your (unfinished) drink into the movie with you.

f
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Definitely not a weekday lunch destination. This would be a super fun place to go before a movie to have a cocktail. But it was a poor experience for lunch. Bummer - the atmosphere is awesome. We were abandoned by the waitress, spent most of the meal without drinks and the food was poor to average. So disappointed.

DM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!! The food, staff and drinks were amazing!! This will be one of our regular spots from now on.

GB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Horrible service

MC
Houston
169 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love the decor and ambiance. THRILLED that they have a Keto menu; however, their Keto carb counts are off. For example, the menu says that their "Fresh Keto"cocktail is less than 5 net carbs, yet on Malibu Rum's website, they show 11 carbs per 2 oz. Add to that the grapefruit and you're definitely over 5 net carbs. Quite a few items show 0 net carbs, which is VERY wrong: all veggies have carbs, yogurt, lobster, Tzatziki, etc. They need to correct these numbers before the issue become litigious.

On the evening of our girls night visit, there was just one server. She did a great job!

T
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The website was deceptive saying they had a Mothers Day buffett in large print. In small print below that they said LA only. When we got there we were the only ones there and the hostess said they didn’t have our reservation because the previous manager took their open table passwords and they couldn’t connect. The pace was empty so we sat down and looked at the menus. Not what we were looking for. Very simple menu, not for Mother’s Day. It was the same food they serve in the theater down stairs. The staff were very nice. We just didn’t need the extra info about their past manager. We left and went to Tolouse.

MP
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The restaurant is inside the iPic, which isn’t disclosed. They also accepted my reservation while the entire bar and restaurant was reserved for a private party. Stuck us in a room outside of the restaurant and utilized a bar tended to wait on us. Awful experience.

CK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food was really good; the drinks OK but martinis were missing the olives requested; unfortunately the dessert was really disappointing after an otherwise nice meal

SN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Way over priced for the value of food. Service is shotty at best.

A
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambience of the Tuck Room. I treated myself to a Salmon dinner and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was a table for one and I enjoyed “my” company!

DJ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Less than a good experience, especially after big marketing campaign to get you in! Fine for pre-movie food but I would skip it as for a food destination.

LJ
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

This was my first time at The Tuck Room and I didn't realize it wasn't a restaurant. It's basically "something to do" while you wait for your movie to start or end up here after the movie. It was more of a lounge/bar area rather than a restaurant. It was very open so you see patrons for the theater pass by. It's a neat concept but not when you're just wanting a dining experience. We just had drinks and left for a more defined dining experience.

KP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I’ve been to the Tuck Room before, on a much busier night, and received better service.

Once seated, our waiter NEVER came to check on us unless we flagged him down.

Our drinks and food took so long to come that our waiter kept apologizing for the wait and kept having to go back to the bar and kitchen to check on our order; although we noticed other people around us received their orders before us even though they were seated after us.

Once we received the food, we had to quickly eat it because our movie had started.

Needless to say, we were not happy and our “dinner and a movie” experience could’ve been much better.

W
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Made reservations for 8 and upon arrival, we were seated immediately but abruptly moved to a noisy spot right near the kitchen! They offered comps for the mix up in seating but clearly saw the displeasure on my wife's face. They immediately moved us to the bar/patio area which was the absolute best! Our waitress, Victoria, was OUTSTANDING!
Thank you to the manager and Victoria for making my bday very nice!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was our server, he did an awesome job attending to us. The food was also pretty good. A perfect date night.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service was very slow and disorganized. There were employees everywhere, and no one seemed to know what to do. The only exception - and I wish I had gotten his name - was the bus boy, who kept our water glasses full and chased down our waiter multiple times. We arrived an 1:15 hours before the movie, and we were still 20 minutes late to be movie.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The waitress was very good, appeared to be the only one on duty at 6:00pm. Ordered the wagyu burger and the margharita pizza from the happy hour menu. The burger was amazing. The margharita pizza was just a cheese pizza, no basil and no tomato. It was still good just not what you would expect when ordering a margharita pizza. Cocktails were very good, martini and margarita.

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