Permanently Closed - Vallone's

4.5
763 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
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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
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Phone number
(713) 395-6100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Vallone
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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.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 837-0663
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Catering
Catering is available through our sister company, Tony's Catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I-10 just South
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Parking details
Complimentary valet.
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
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OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ate a good dinner on their last night before closing down .

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent but we expected the food to be much better; for what we paid there are better options like Capital Grill.

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DC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Brunch Menu not too different than dinner/lunch menu.

Valet Parking Guys were not available at 11am

Stuffed Banana French Toast Excellent

Eggs Benedict Plate had no presentation: There were no hash browns, no side of avocado, no sliced tomato, no sliced orange or parsley for garnish

Servers did not rush us, it was a nice casual brunch with friends

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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MG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

We were seated on time drinks and appetizer were served promptly but it took 90 minutes to get our main course while tables around us were served faster even though they arrived later. The Waiter was apologetic and brought us a free appetizer which we didn’t really want Nor could my son eat due to his gluten allergies. The manager came to the table and offered us free dessert which we excepted but by then we had been there for almost four hours and were ready to go home For the prices that they charge at balloons we expected a much better experience.

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A
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Everything was great as usual, except it took WAY too long for our entres to arrive. They were kind to bring a complimentary appetizer, after our salads, when it was obvious that either they had lost our order or were way behind in the kitchen. That is the first time in many visits that this has happened, and it won't keep us from returning.

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B
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Took great care of us on our anniversary dinner.

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f
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steaks (we had bone in filets and ribeyes), cooked to perfection! Sides whipped potatoes (creamiest ever), Brussels sprouts (yum), and delicious mushrooms! Dessert was bananas foster, our favorite!

We go early for dinner (5:30) because Vallones is quiet enough for conversation, which was ideal as we had family from out of state! Vallones is very comfortable and the ambience is quiet elegance! We enjoy the artwork!

Service is excellent! Attentive, hospitable and knowledgeable! The manager always stops by!

Vallones is a great place to celebrate a special occasion!

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M
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening ! Will definitely return the next time we’re in Houston.

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JD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Vallone’s and try to get there as often as possible! Food is delicious and service wonderful!! Highly recommend

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat in the bar and had drinks and dinner and bottle of red wine ..My son , daughter and I had the filet .It was the best we’ve had in ages Better than the Palm..
My husband had the red snapper and just loved it ..
We had tableside Caesar salad which was great and we loved our appetizers. We’re going back this weekend.

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I've been many times and enjoyed it. However the concept of Father's day brunch was a rip off. The menu was narrow and they nickeled and dimed us on sides and appetizers. It was very low value and unsatisfactory. I had the fried flounder band it tasted like a frozen fish stick. Vallones went from being 5 star to one star on my book

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AE
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful evening. Our waiter Bryan was excellent and our dinner was divine. We had some special requests which they were incredibly accommodating about. We would definitely recommend dining at Vallone’s and are planning to come back with friends.

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B
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Today was the first time I have not enjoyed the food. How can a salad have no taste?

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary and couldn’t have selected a better place! The relaxed ambience, excellent food, and service was perfect. We will definitely be back.

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GM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I surprised my husband with dinner at Vallone’s for his birthday. We were both so pleased with our experience. Our server was awesome. The food was AMAZING. And the bananas foster for dessert was a wonderfully tasty experience. Even my vodka martini was the best I had ever had. This restaurant is pricey. But it was so worth it. And my husband felt so special.

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C
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were amazing! I would recommend for dinner anytime!

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TT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, staff was excellent. Always accommodating and kind.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great celebrating our anniversary.

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SF
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Bar area dining and the piano player were great. Started with a martini and they were out of Bombay Saphire Gin. Ordered a $22.00 Lump Crab appetizer which came our in a bowl on a plain white plate. The onion soup was greasy and almost black in color, sent it back. The $59.00 dry age NY Strip ordered medium rare came out way to the rare side, did not want them to over cook it, so ate as is. My wife ordered the Simple Red Snapper and it was swimming in olive oil. The wine list is nice and we had good wine. Dining experience will keep me from going back for quite a while.

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J
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always

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SD
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We've been coming here for several years. At least once every two months...so not known there, but we normally sit at the bar and enjoy an amazing dinner and a glass of wine or cocktail. Never ever had an issues till this past month....everybody has an 'off day' or two...I am so hoping its just these last couple of times and it won't be an issue. We were at their Mother's Day Brunch...they had an amazing selection on their menu. But oh, the service was so off (and yes, they get an out for this, the place was packed), and I ordered a fish dish (a dish which I have ordered on previous occasions)...and it was probably one of worst pieces of fish I have ever had. Not just there, but ever. Okay...chalk it up to being busy, everyone has an off day, etc..etc..

Then came this past weekend. Ended up with just four of us for dinner in the dining room and a quieter weekend due to it being a holiday. Had the tuna tacos (small but wonderful!!) and salad (which were fantastic as usual!!) Two of us had one of the special offerings - soft shell crab. Others had Sea Bass and 'The Tex'. The Sea Bass was perfect. The steak on the tex was cold, I mean cold. It had been cooked, but then most likely sat on a 'non working warming area' or some place else while the other items were being cooked, a bit disappointed on what is a staple there. The soft shell crab wasn't just pan fried or 'fried'...it was DEEP fried. Something I didn't expect at all, and I acknowledge it was my fault for not clarifying. But so over cooked and deeply battered that the only taste was the deep fried batter. Bummed about that...but I take ownership of that little fiasco and my fellow guest and I did not eat more than a few bites.

Great ambiance...will go again in a couple of months because I so want to always enjoy it...but right now, not recommending to anyone for a little while.

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AE
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate. Food was wonderful, wait staff attentive and atmosphere was refined.

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GL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for anniversary dinner. Perfect setting for the occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wait staff was fabulous

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JM
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for business lunch. Get the Chili made from steak trimmings from the night before. It is served table side and is a true all meat chili. Fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes was bland, no taste at all from the sunday menu went on mothers day night and mom wasnt pleased with food. Especially after paying $36 for the plate. The brussel sprouts were too salty. the fish was tasty but when asked for salt and pepper the waiter looked at me like it was unheard of to ask for such. ambiance was excellent on the otherhand and valet parked my car right in front door which was great.

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SY
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff and kitchen were very accommodating. We wanted to switch from table to booth, and that was no problem for them. They made us a couple special things for our daughter, chicken fingers and green beans. Waitress was very nice and pleasant, and very accommodating. Food was very good, but not outstanding. Portions were small, but still satiating. 8-oz filet struck me as being a bit on the small side. I'd be surprised if it was actually 8-oz cooked. Looked more like 6 oz. But it was satisfying. Creamed spinach was interesting, not what I was expecting, and maybe not quite on par presentation-wise with another steakhouse in the area I'm fond of. Tableside salad was cooked and combined by a staff member at the table, so that was neat. Young children get a complimentary cotton candy for dessert. They also made us a new batch of chicken fingers to take home because of a problem while boxing the one we had partially eaten. Additionally, they gave us a whole new piece of lemon pie to take home to replace the partially eaten one.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant!! The food and staff are always fantastic!!

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SW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent from service to food. Steaks cooked to perfection

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CB
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and our server was very attentive.

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M
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. I always enjoy my meal. It does get a bit noisy if the restaurant is busy.

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WR
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful. Very attentive to our needs. Good recommendations on the wine. The food was outstanding.

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FF
Houston
100 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love our dinners at Vallone's! It's always a pleasure and great experience ~ food, service, atmosphere ~ all consistently top notch! And especially nice to have on the west side of town!

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A
Houston
319 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Everything was wonderful. Steak and sides were outstanding.

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HD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, as always, was perfect. Very attentive but not overbearing and knowlegeable about menu items.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good and they had some unique items on the menu. Service was good. Only complaint was it was a little noisey for our group of 6 to hear each other and the restaurant was not full. I would go again just a smaller group.

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DA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Tony knows how to run a restaurant. I have never been to a Tony Vallone establishment that was not excellent.

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