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About Vallone's

Since it opened in late 2013, Vallone's has quickly become one of Houston's top lunch, dinner, and happy hour destinations.

Tony Vallone's Americana-inspired menu features some of his favorite dishes from the American culinary tradition, from French Onion Soup and the "Tex" — two cheese enchiladas served with a center-cut filet — to Baked Alaska and housemade Cotton Candy (even the vanilla wafers for his banana pudding are baked in-house).

Of course, Tony's signature pastas and the 55-day-aged steaks are also stars of the show in his cozy, fireplace-lit dining room.

947 Gessner Suite 100
Gateway Memorial City
Houston, TX 77024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 3:00pm -11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
I-10 just South

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 395-6100

Website:
http://valloneshouston.com/

Catering:
Catering is available through our sister company, Tony's Catering.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet.

Executive Chef:
Tony Vallone

Private Party Facilities:
Vallone’s can accommodate private parties and event up to 300 persons. Vallone's has a private dining room that is a dividable space, can seat up to 160. Divided the Broiler Room seats approximately 36 and the Meritage Room seats approximately 120.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 837-0663

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4:30 - 6:30 and all day Sunday.
Winemaker Diners Quarterly

Vallone's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (45)
Special Occasion (45)
Good for a Date (37)
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Cozy (19)
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Great for Lunch (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (8)
People Watching (8)
Comfort Food (7)
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Fun (6)
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Once again, an excellent dining experience! My new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was amazing and service exceptional. We really enjoyed it and can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have eaten around the world. The service may have been the best I've ever had. It was as if it was orchestrated with the only concern being our satisfaction. No territories.... Amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Vallones hits a very high note. This was our first visit and very , very enjoyable. We ate at the bar and had great service. Overall, the food, the service and the ambiance were outstanding. Be sure to get the mashed potatoes.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The overall experience was great but the dining room was way too bright to be as romantic as it could have been. The waiter brought the wrong side dish, which was twice as expensive as the one I ordered. I brought it to his attention but he did not adjust the the price on my bill. By bill was $300 so the $12 was not a deal breaker but right is right.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Never disappoints, great food, service and quiet enough to visit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 13, 2017

East coast oysters as a starter $15 for 6 is a very fair price. Served with a nice mignonette and cocktail sauce. Made at the table Caesar Salad was outstanding. Request for extra Parmesan was hand grated over the salad. Nice! Steaks are dry aged and very flavor-able.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We celebrated our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. The service was exceptional with great food and wine. The wine selection was good with a range of prices to select the perfect bottle of wine.

The picture below is of Baked Alaska and it was superb!

Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife's view is that this restaurant was easily one of the finest she has experienced. She expresses her opinion and I repeat it here. Her entre, Steak Diane, was prepared table side. In her view, the beef and the sides were perfect.

My entre was halibut topped with seafood. The side dish was very good but the entre was disappointing.

Bananas Foster, again prepared table side was quite good.

Overall, my recommendation for others is without doubt the service. From the Mater D to the valet, the staff was attentive and personable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food at Vallone's is good but it is a bit pricey.
I had the fillet with the enchiladas. Fillet was outstanding but the enchiladas tasted like they came from a frozen dinner. Not worth $35.
The drinks are too expensive as well.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our waiters Chris & Roberto were excellent. Very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent dining experience. It's our new "go-to" place.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Awesome dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks

Tags: Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The server recommended the quail appetizer which was very good. Filet Minon Steaks were flavorful with a light crust and very tender. Stuffed shrimp was perfect and tasty. John Guly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A little pricing if sticking to the regular menu but a truly enjoyable experience.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I take friends here quite often and/or recommend it to people for lunch. I and they are never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Always one of our favorite places to go. Great wine options, great menu (including lots of delicious sides!). Very generous portions (just remember to pick up any 'leftovers' at the entrance - they've forgotten to give me mine a couple of times), so always leftovers. We usually dine at the bar just to enjoy the atmosphere. They will usually recommend great cocktails and staff is always friendly. We always enjoy coming here.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Service extremely slow. Hamburger was not done enough. Some even raw meat. I couldn't send back because it had taken too long to get there.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 13, 2017

If you're in that part of town it's a great option. The chicken fried quail appetizer is fabulous. This is part of Tiny Vallone's empire so I know it will always have great good and service. The manager is a constant presence which is a good thing. Just a nice meal with a friendly staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere is great! Good wine selection and comfortable for conversations. I would highly recommended this resturant. We were celebrating the birth of our grand daughter with our son in law and his close friends. Memorial Herman Hospital is next door and very convenient to the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food, great service and comfortable conversation. Always a favorite for. both personal and business meals.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great place, excellent food and service.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We came here for our 30th Anniversary. The food, service and waitstaff were perfect! The Cotton Candy, with a sparkler, was the cherry on top!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Amazing! Great service and even better food! I can't wait to come again. YUM!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

We came in and we're seated immediately. The server was amazing as well as the food! 👌 I am coming back to visit this restaurant again! I love the royal blue placemats and the texture. Everything was nicely put together especially the art on the walls! I came for Houston restaurant week and now you've got me wanting to come back to try other meals on the menu. The sourdough bread was delicious, so I am excited for a date night at THIS restaurant. I truly enjoyed every or of my meal.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Restaurant has very nice decor, food was excellent , service a little slow, but were not in hurry-had a two year old with us & they had very good choices for her

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very disappointing given its relationship to Tony's. The gumbo was good but I ordered the filet. It came with enchiladas smothered in cheese. It didn't suit the filet. The desserts were very mediocre. The cake was stale. To top it off, there were fruit flies around and in the food. The manager was nice. He gave us an additional dessert and coffee on the house. Certainly not worth the expense. I really don't think I'll be back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had great service, delicious food, and wonderful wine. Only complaint is that we
were too full to consider dessert!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Diverse menu, wonderful food, polished service, upscale atmosphere and surroundings. We will most certainly be back!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We dined at Vallone's for Houston Restaurant Week (though we've been several times before), and the HRW menu was outstanding. The filet was PERFECTLY--I cannot overstate that enough--cooked. Both of us ordered the filet for our second course and BOTH were outstanding (at other places usually someone gets a great one and the other slightly less so, but not this time). Overall a really great meal. I can't wait to go back, and we'll certainly visit for HRW 2018!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Went for HRW. Good menu with good selection but nothing felt exceptional. They forgot that we ordered a bottle of wine. Half an hour later after the appetizers came out I asked about the wine. No apology no comp, they acted like nothing happened. Wife complained that women's bathroom was dirty with overflowing trashcan. Overall, there are better places around. Not coming back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent service added to the delicious food makes for a winning combination. Excellent wine list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Disinterested service---asked for bread several times and didn't receive, had to ask several times for refill on tea, etc--food variable trout from restaurant week menu underseasoned though soup of the day--a corn chowder--was exquisite. Overall disappointed.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The sliced rib eye and hangar steak lunch entres were perfectly prepared anf delicious. The creamed spinach was very salty and the cauliflower a bit sweet. Service was professional.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Service and food were outstanding. Only downside was the room temperature which was a little on the cold side.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Took my son here for lunch during Restaurant Weeks because we'd never been. The menu was expansive. He had the flounder and I had the hanger steak. They were both excellent as was the Salted Caramel Cake for dessert. Service was amazing too. HIGHLY recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Restaurants participating in HRW really shouldn't phone in the quality of their food. 1st course we both had salads, nothing really to boast or complain about except for the prosciutto that was on my wife's salad that we asked there not to be. Main course is where they shined. My filet mignon was very good and really the only redeeming value of the trip. Wife's fish was good but nothing to brag about. Third course desserts tasted like they were right out of a box. Nothing exciting. Honestly, the service was adequate but I've been to steak houses that were far beyond that level of service and to spend $45 per person plus cocktails, shared side and gratuity left a bad taste for the quality of the meal. Judging by the quality of the steak, maybe their alacarte offerings are of a great quality but why bother attracting new customers to your restaurant during HRW if you're just going to offer disappointing service and bland starters and desserts? I won't bother coming back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 16, 2017

First time at Vallone's. Service was nonattentive, but courteous and friendly when around. Water glass needed filling several times. Steak was really good. Cooked exactly the way I ordered. After dining with Tony Vallone since the '70's, I was disappointed. Guess I expected more.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was creative and very good. My biggest disappointment was the service. It was 1 and 1/2 hours from the time we arrived until the first course was delivered. Then the second course followed quickly. It would have been much better to have the courses better spaced.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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