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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    May 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 20, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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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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With a lively, festive atmosphere, La Griglia offers guests a delicious display of authentic Italian dining. Colorful Italian murals & busy mosaics provide a playful ambiance, while fresh fish, creative pastas, chicken, beef & fresh vegetables tempt guests with an array of fabulous choices. With inventive cuisine, attentive service & a casual, energetic atmosphere, it’s easy to see why La Griglia is one of Houston’s most popular restaurants.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Reliable A-
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"La Griglia is not the best Italian restaurant in town, but it does a fine job with its signature dishes and salads. though can miss sometimes on others, including specials. The atmosphere is upbeat and fairly loud. Servers are great, especially if your table has a regular."
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Known by generations for her hospitality, proprietress Elouise Adams Jones, a.k.a. Ouisie, serves an eclectic collection of Southern foods with an excellent wine list to match. High ceilings and fans in the main dining room it evoke the ambiance of a Texas manor house. The adjacent dining porch overlooking the patio and garden, as well as Cooper’s Wine Bin, provide additional dining and entertaining areas. The daily fare encompasses traditional offerings like her well-loved pimento cheese, the shrimp and grits, and the popular Gulf Coast oysters to the favorite Tuesday special Ouisie’s award winning chicken fried steak with corn pudding. A fine plate of grilled Prime beef tenderloin or a brace of quail stuffed with super lump crab meat with Cognac glaze are good examples of the daily specials one might find on the blackboard. <br />Lunch and dinner daily, brunch on weekends.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Lousy service ruins great dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Been twice in last two weeks and had identical experiences: food was wonderful, room is beautiful, but service was awful. Each time--and with different waiters--we waited and waited (over half an hour) after ordering for the salad/appetizer to appear and again for the main course, with the waiter nowhere to be found. Each time the waiter pushed a wine "special" in a tone trying to shame you into buying a pricey bottle. We chalked one time up to bad luck but noted it privately through this website; after receiving an apology assuring us "we have made impacting changes" the same thing happened. Also reported us to OpenTable as no-shows. Ouisie's has wonderful food and delightful ambience--but you can get that elsewhere with good service too."
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2005
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A word from Sambuca Restaurant - Houston<br />Located in the historic Rice Hotel downtown, Sambuca is Houston’s only rockin’ dinner club. We serve American food with a side of nightly live music as diverse as our menu. And our talents don’t stop there! Sambuca can cater your next special event in style. Whether it is off-site at Sambuca or in the Crystal Ballroom at the Rice, you can be sure every detail will be handled with the upmost attention. Contact our catering department to book your next party.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good quick lunch downtown
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Easy and quick spot for lunch downtown. Fish tacos are very good!"
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch
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Known by generations for her hospitality, proprietress Elouise Adams Jones, a.k.a. Ouisie, serves an eclectic collection of Southern foods with an excellent wine list to match. High ceilings and fans in the main dining room it evoke the ambiance of a Texas manor house. The adjacent dining porch overlooking the patio and garden, as well as Cooper’s Wine Bin, provide additional dining and entertaining areas. The daily fare encompasses traditional offerings like her well-loved pimento cheese, the shrimp and grits, and the popular Gulf Coast oysters to the favorite Tuesday special Ouisie’s award winning chicken fried steak with corn pudding. A fine plate of grilled Prime beef tenderloin or a brace of quail stuffed with super lump crab meat with Cognac glaze are good examples of the daily specials one might find on the blackboard. <br />Lunch and dinner daily, brunch on weekends.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/27/2014
 2005
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