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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Good for a Date (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Romantic (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Business Meals (13)
Cozy (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

We've been here several times. This is one of the very rare occasions where they brought us inappropriately cooked food. I had ordered the simply grilled snapper. Under cooked - probably more appropriately, barely even on the grill. They immediately took it back, once we were able to get someones attention and profusely apologized and brought me another snapper cooked wonderfully. They even brought me an appetizer sized ravioli in the meantime. We really enjoy Vallon's, will be back again. Just an an usual day for them.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a great meal ~ as always! Great service, food, wine!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Vallone's was absolutely fabulous , this was my first visit and will not be my last. This was one of the Best locations i have been to in Houston....ALL THE BEST TO STAFF AND ALL...TKS, RADFORD P LANEY

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love going to this place even though it is pricey. Food is spot on each time and lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

First time to visit this restaurant and am very impressed with the overall experience. Top notch service allows this establishment to be "special date" type celebration. The presentation of the food, the service, atmosphere, were all fantastic for my first visit. We will certainly be paying this location another visit very soon.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Healthy, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Way overpriced for what the food was worth. First course was decent but every course from there on went downhill. We will not be returning.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the best restaurants I have ever experienced. Food is superb and atmosphere is spot on. This is definitely a new favorite place for me and my husband.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Vallone’s was overall outstanding. We went for New Years dinner with our 2 year old (early reservation) and got seated in a large booth which was great. NYE had a pre fixe menu which made the dinner pricier but we were able to try more food and everything was very very good. We dine out a lot and I’ve been out a lot for work travel and this is one of the better restaurants in Houston if not anywhere I’ve been.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was impeccable as always. Steaks were slightly over cooked this bisit but still highly recommend overall!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner. Restaurant required credit card to hold reservation. Got seated at a table in the bar right next to the door. Really disappointed I had to give a credit card to sit with my family in the bar. I wouldn't even say I was in the restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Although a little pricey, it’s usually a great experience,. However, this time I was really annoyed when they came to deliver my dinner when I was not done with my salad. Major pet peeve of mine. If I wanted to be rushed out of a restaurant, I would go to Olive Garden.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Been to V on quite a few occasions(10-12 over last 3-4 years). Went on Christmas Eve and it was not up to par. Took the family to have a nice meal. My $60 steak was sent back twice. Waiter forgot multiple items and had to be asked to bring. Very disappointed with meal and service and won’t go back. Unfortunate as when it opened it seemed to be at the height of its presence. Gone down hill every time since. They called 3 times to get a credit card for the reservation and they weren’t even booked this evening. Bush league and not consistent with a top restaurant I expect better and Houston offers those options. We will just have to venture out a bit farther for our next special meal.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything about Vallone's was exceptional! There were no complaints!

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Steak was seasoned well and cooked to right temperature. Cheddar potatoes were not very good. A lot more cheese than potatoes. Definitely pass on those.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome staff..!! As always...!!
Roberto and his staff are impeccable..
Love to visit this spot when time permits..

Sam

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Came here with my wife for our 9 year wedding anniversary. I put on the reservation the reason for the occasion. When we arrived the hostess asked for my name for the reservation and said alright, this way please. We went to the dining area where we were seated at a table in the middle of the room. She asked if we would like wine and cocktail menus, we said yes. We sat down, and a very nice man came by immediately and took our drink order. He asked “did you want regular water?” And we looked puzzled at each other, and my wife said “what other kind is there?” He said, oh, I can bring you bottled or sparkling if you’d like. We said regular was fine. He asked what the occasion was, he said oh, happy anniversary! In a very sincere tone. He took our cocktail order. We got our water, we got our drinks and then we waited 12 minutes for someone to show up again. We asked if we could get menus, and the waiter said “of course” as it to say “all you had to do was ask” and that’s what we did. We then waited another 8 minutes for him to bring them to us. He came by 2 minutes later and asked if we were ready to order. We were not because we had had our menus for 1/10th the amount of time we had been there. We did ask for bread, to which he replied it was already on its way (we have been sitting for 20 minutes at this point).

Side bar- The place was a ghost town, each server had 1-2 tables, and there were more empty tables than there were occupied tables. People were wearing cargo shorts and t-shirts. My wife and I were dressed up and felt out of place.

After we needed a little time to look at the menus, the waiter waited 12 minutes to come back for our order. I ordered the filet medallions with Oscar sauce, and my wife ordered Fettucine Alfredo, because she didn’t trust the steak at a place that has service this bad. My medallions were not even close to worth the $40 I paid for them. Her dinner was good, and that’s the single silver lining to the absolutely horrific service.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Every time I go here I have something different and it’s always good! This visit was the Tex and wow!! The filet was amazing, but the cheese enchilladas...A M A Z I N G! I am born and raised Houstonian and thought I have had some pretty good chili gravy in my lifetime, but this was the best I have ever had. I wanted to get some to go! :)
I would also recommend the fried green tomatoes with crab, the French Market salad and chicken fried steak!
There happy hour is very good too. Nice selection of nibbles and beverages

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great place for a business lunch. Not too loud. Wonderful food served quickly.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went there to celebrate my son's college graduation. We had been there before and they had the warm spinach salad that they fix at the table-side on the menu and really liked it. It was not on the menu this night but they didn't hesitate to make it for us. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. They even brought us their cotton candy with a sparkler as a dessert to celebrate without us requesting it. I love this place for celebrations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our favorite local spot! Never disappoints. Everyone enjoyed their steaks and my salmon was cooked to perfection. Love the creamless creamed spinach and mashed potatoes, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Superb service and quality worth the trip. Scott Sulma and Tony Vallone make this place a great experience. It’s a great steakhouse, but Really it’s much more than that. All of the connective things bring it together to make it a gourmet experience. The Decour is inspiring, love the Crescent booths, the art and the attentive servers. Old world charm with new world accoutrements

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Vallone’s made a special effort to seat us in front of the fireplace as they knew we were celebrating our anniversary. Service was good but would have appreciated receiving a menu before the wine list. Food was cooked just right and Vallone’s Old Fashioned looked good and tasted better. Price is justified for special occasion or business celebration but not an everyday meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Wait staff was great and the food was wonderful. Very creative take on traditional cuisines.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been to Vallone's many times. Each time is outstanding. This time, not so much. The steak was not as tender as before; it was a bit dry. I requested it to be medium, which it was. However, perhaps there is a different distributor used for the steaks. I don't know. ? I was disappointed by the steak. The enchiladas were not impressive at all, either. The brussell sprouts, however, were amazing! They are addictive! The twice baked potato was good. The service was perfect! The hostess was a bit rude. We arrived to find that a couple was waiting to be seated. I held back, to be polite. There was no hostess for a few minutes, so we were all awkwardly standing at the entrance. The couple walked off. (I am guessing they found their party.) A young girl (mid 20s) entered after we did. The hostess re-appeared and totally ignored us. The girl stepped ahead of me (rude), and she acknowledged the girl. I am guessing she knew her because she very quickly commented on her appearance, saying that she looked good. It then looked like she was going to take her ahead of us, so I stepped forward to tell her that we had reservations. She ended up taking us to our seat, but her demeanor was not at all warm or welcoming. (I suppose she thought taking care of her friend, who had come into the restaurant after everyone else was more important than taking care of restaurant guests that had been waiting.) I ended up smiling at her, and she responded with a half-smile. But, that was not a good start to our evening. She was very rude, and her friend lacked manners as well when it comes to waiting your turn. I will say that she was nicer when we left. She smiled, genuinely, and she was nice at that point. We will try Vallone's again, but I hope it is back to being as great as it was upon our past earlier visits.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Best steack in Houston .

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great meal and service

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday in style.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had been to Vallone’s before and had a great dinner but this past weekend the service was terrible! Will not be going back!

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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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