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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    July 20, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 29, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
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When Tastings started in 1990 it was the only fully integrated Wine Shop/ Wine Bar/ Restaurant on the East Coast. About twenty years later, there is still only a handful of establishments in the U.S. such as Tastings. Besides being an outstanding wine shop in its own right as well as a fine restaurant, Tastings offers a large selection of wines by the glass. Wines are offered in flights for experimentation with a meal for a modest fee over the retail price of wines in the shop. Tastings' restaurant serves simple, direct cuisine that allows each customer a gustatory and educational experience in a friendly but professional fine restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Viva Vino
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great bistro food in a wine store. Just stroll over and pick up your wine at store cost them have a fine, casual French meal. Don't let the location under a parking garage fool you: wonderful food, great wine and really friendly and helpful service."
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2005
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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A much-anticipated addition to the Houston restaurant scene, Artista offers creative cuisine, impeccable service and a perfect location to downtown Houston entertainment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Cordua restaurants always have great food, and lunch at Artista is always great. The design-your-own salad is terrific. My only qualm is in attentive service--after we were served we had a perfunctory question about quality and then couldn't find anyone to get us the check. Given the business lunch clientele, they need to be around and visible."
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, scenic view
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