Michael
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    February 6, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 1, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
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Michael's Reviews
 
A warm, inviting retreat in downtown Houston’s business and financial districts, Quattro’s focus is contemporary Italian cuisine served by attentive restaurant staff. Chef Maurizio Ferrarese brings modern, ingredient-driven cuisine from his native Italy, expanding the scope of Houston’s exciting food scene. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and Sunday brunch, Quattro’s menus are vibrant and alluring. Join us for great food, exciting wines and lively atmosphere in downtown Houston.<br /><br />Vinoteca is downtown's favorite locale for homestyle bites and wine tastings. Everyday from 4pm comfort your cravings with Chef Maurizio's fun and easy flavors.<br /><br />Quattro accommodates 235 diners in the bar, dining room and four of the unique private dining rooms. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Brunch Buffet, BUT..
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/30/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/30/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food options are amazing and they change their menus weekly. The only thing that was a slight let down was the raw bar. They had crab claws that were obviously previously frozen due to the fact that they were soaking wet when you bit into it. Other than that, food is great and the service is outstanding."
Dined on 03/30/2014
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch
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Tapas (small plates) restaurant featuring dishes from various regions of Spain and Latin America, such as Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and more.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Brunch Is a Miss
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/02/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/02/2014
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Perhaps Sunday brunch isn't really Batanga's thing or perhaps it was just my high expectation for something different that caused my disappointment. My friend and I didn't want the "usual" for Sunday Brunch and thought Batanga might be a good option, but unfortunately it was a miss. Our server was friendly enough, but was not quite familiar with the menu items. The server in training was walking around with a toothpick hanging from the corner of his mouth. My friend ordered the Pozole and it was basically just a bowl of hominy with some pork. I had the smoked fish platter and although it was nicely presented it just wasn't thrilling. One bright note, we did enjoy our carafe of mimosa. Batanga is a GREAT place for Tapas though."
Dined on 03/02/2014
 2013
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Del Frisco’s Grille is located in the upbeat River Oaks area of Houston. A bit more casual than Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, The Grille offers Hand-Cut Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Fire Roasted Flatbreads, Tempting Shareable items and so much more. We offer a wine list that includes over 500 bottle selections with a pairing for every palate. Join us for an unforgettable meal and our signature hospitality.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Must have been an off night
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I usually go to Del Frisco's and sit at the bar for food and drinks and have always had a good time with the bartender service and food. On this occasion, I went with a few friends on a Sunday night and decided to sit a table. The place was not crowded at 7:00 pm and somehow we waited approximately 10 minutes before being greeted by a server. That unfortunately sort of set the mood for the evening. I ordered the short rib with pasta, it was tender, but a bit salty. My girlfriend ordered a filet and shared it with our friend; which was well prepared. I chalk the evening to just an off night and look forward to going back and sitting at the bar again."
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2013
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Situated in an old church on lower Westheimer in Houston, Mark Cox, chef and owner of his namesake restaurant, Mark's, has given Houstonians, who have anxiously awaited his debut for years, a thoroughly unique dining experience.<br /><br />Offering Cox's own brand of American progressive cuisine, Mark's menu encompasses inspirations from many distant lands, indicative of America's true melting pot heritage. You'll find diverse styles of food are not intermingled in one dish, but rather American regional ingredients are fashioned in such a manner as to be reminiscent of a single culture's fare. Whether it's Asian or Italian food you crave, Mark's takes you there and back, with taste sensations which echo the authentic food of that land, coupled with Cox's own unrivaled American touch.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Gread Food, Pricey Wine List
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/04/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/04/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A last minute decision to go on a Tuesday night with two friends and had a lovely time. The food is always wonderful and the service is great. The wine list is a great wine list, but nothing really less then $70. Some people don't mind paying but it would be nice to have a few bottles that is reasonable and can lend itself to order more than one."
Dined on 02/04/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list
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