Glass Wall Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 933 Studewood St Unit A

    Houston, TX 77008

    Cross street: 10th St.

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  • 713-868-7930

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Not impressed. The food that I ordered was not very good and it was overpriced. I had the spinach salad (not much flavor), the seared yellow fin tuna with vegetables (had onions and peppers - nothing exciting), the chocolate chambord

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★★★★★

Not impressed. The food that I ordered was not very good and it was overpriced. I had the spinach salad (not much flavor), the seared yellow fin tuna with vegetables (had onions and peppers - nothing exciting), the chocolate chambord

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My boyfriend and i went to the dine in at glass wall the restaurant i have no words to explain how our experience was that night. My boyfriend had a texas venison with duck sausage mofongo grilled asparagus and red wine sauce, and i had

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and i went to the dine in at glass wall the restaurant i have no words to explain how our experience was that night. My boyfriend had a texas venison with duck sausage mofongo grilled asparagus and red wine sauce, and i had

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We would expect food that is exceptional and service that is top-notch for spending $100.00 for two diners (with wine). THAT WE CERTAINLY RECEIVED! The complimentary valet was courteous and efficient. The waitress was well-versed in her

3
★★★★★

We would expect food that is exceptional and service that is top-notch for spending $100.00 for two diners (with wine). THAT WE CERTAINLY RECEIVED! The complimentary valet was courteous and efficient. The waitress was well-versed in her

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My wife and I went here to celebrate our anniversary, and it was well worth it.

We set a reservation for 7:30, but arrived a little early, which ended up being a good move. We parked in the valet area. The gentleman that took our keys actually walked over and opened the door for us. GREAT START. We were greeted as soon as we walked in, and seated within minutes.

As I said before we arrived a bit early, so our waiter walked up as soon as we set down. He took our drink order and had them back to us in no time.

Great overall service (waited got confused on the daily special).

Would visit again!

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★★★★☆

My wife and I went here to celebrate our anniversary, and it was well worth it.

We set a reservation for 7:30, but arrived a little early, which ended up being a good move. We parked in the valet area. The gentleman that took our keys actually walked over and opened the door for us. GREAT START. We were greeted as soon as we walked in, and seated within minutes.

As I said before we arrived a bit early, so our waiter walked up as soon as we set down. He took our drink order and had them back to us in no time.

Great overall service (waited got confused on the daily special).

Would visit again!

Pros: Great food, Good atmosphere

Cons: Waiter hard to understand

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my wife and i had dinner there this past week and thought is was great. she had the tuna app and i the crab cakes which were almost solid crab meat and the tuna was perfect. i had the pork tender with a mole' type sauce. very tasty. my wifes grilledtuna mignon with pomegranate/soy glaze was incredible. we followed up with the creme brulee and i think it has to be one of the best in the city!

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★★★★★

my wife and i had dinner there this past week and thought is was great. she had the tuna app and i the crab cakes which were almost solid crab meat and the tuna was perfect. i had the pork tender with a mole' type sauce. very tasty. my wifes grilledtuna mignon with pomegranate/soy glaze was incredible. we followed up with the creme brulee and i think it has to be one of the best in the city!

Pros: everything

Cons: loud

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Went to try the Glass Wall and form my own opinions since I had heard mixed reviews. The place looked really nice and the menu was very interesting. I didn't care much for the lobster pot pie but the entrees were killer. I had the salmon with chorizo potatoes and my girlfriend had the short ribs. Both were really good and I'm glad we went. I give them the thumbs up!

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★★★★☆

Went to try the Glass Wall and form my own opinions since I had heard mixed reviews. The place looked really nice and the menu was very interesting. I didn't care much for the lobster pot pie but the entrees were killer. I had the salmon with chorizo potatoes and my girlfriend had the short ribs. Both were really good and I'm glad we went. I give them the thumbs up!

Pros: Nice ambience, good food

Cons: Parking really sucks but it's Houston, what can you expect?

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For over a $100K for 2 people, the atmosphere was mediocre. You arrive and the host was not available to sit you and then when you leave, the host is sitting at the bar versus saying goodbye, and asking how was the meal...

It's not intimate at all....not only do you have to hear the noise of everyone around you, but added to the noise is MUSIC piping into the restaurant.

The grits were delicious - but the jalapeno bread was not. Weird flavor.

The valet people were very nice.

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★★★☆☆

For over a $100K for 2 people, the atmosphere was mediocre. You arrive and the host was not available to sit you and then when you leave, the host is sitting at the bar versus saying goodbye, and asking how was the meal...

It's not intimate at all....not only do you have to hear the noise of everyone around you, but added to the noise is MUSIC piping into the restaurant.

The grits were delicious - but the jalapeno bread was not. Weird flavor.

The valet people were very nice.

Pros: crabcake is delicious

Cons: too salty and too loud.

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Glass Wall is a terrific choice for dining in the Heights. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Nice atmosphere and fun place to be. Be sure to call ahead for reservations as the place is always booked should you decide to just drop in. An absolute must.

5
★★★★★

Glass Wall is a terrific choice for dining in the Heights. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Nice atmosphere and fun place to be. Be sure to call ahead for reservations as the place is always booked should you decide to just drop in. An absolute must.

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This was new in the area when I visited. Typical american fare with concentration on nothing in particular. I visited once again and the menu was a bit different so it seems they are always changing it up. Best for a private party atmosphere or quiet date.

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★★★☆☆

This was new in the area when I visited. Typical american fare with concentration on nothing in particular. I visited once again and the menu was a bit different so it seems they are always changing it up. Best for a private party atmosphere or quiet date.

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I had a very nice duck here eventually. They had undercooked it the first time and then offered to warm it up, indicating they would likely overcook it in the process. This stressed me out. Maybe I'm confused about food temperature, but I don't think medium rare meat is luke-warm in spots and cold in others. And food is never good when it's "warmed up." I felt like I was being punished for being unlucky. In any event, I reluctantly sent it back for warming, but they opted to recook it. When it came back, it was very, very good. But my wife's short ribs weren't good, and my quail appetizer wasn't either (way over-fried). Dessert was fine. The wife's beignets (sp?) were very good, but they only give you two. My bread pudding was fine.

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★★★☆☆

I had a very nice duck here eventually. They had undercooked it the first time and then offered to warm it up, indicating they would likely overcook it in the process. This stressed me out. Maybe I'm confused about food temperature, but I don't think medium rare meat is luke-warm in spots and cold in others. And food is never good when it's "warmed up." I felt like I was being punished for being unlucky. In any event, I reluctantly sent it back for warming, but they opted to recook it. When it came back, it was very, very good. But my wife's short ribs weren't good, and my quail appetizer wasn't either (way over-fried). Dessert was fine. The wife's beignets (sp?) were very good, but they only give you two. My bread pudding was fine.

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Several weeks ago, we decided to take an out of town guest to Glass Wall because we have always enjoyed the food and the service. Although it is a loud place, we correctly assumed that it wouldn??t be too loud because Tuesdays are generally slow.

The food was excellent; however, our waiter constantly disappeared on us. The bus boys kept our water glasses and bread plates filled, but who wants to go out to eat bread and water? Our guest was already seated with a drink when we arrived. When the waiter asked what we wanted to drink, we asked for a minute to view the wine list. After about 10 minutes of waiting, we ended up going to the bar to order the bottle of wine because our waiter had disappeared . Three times we had to ask the other wait staff to please send our waiter over.

After our order was placed, my husband asked if we should take our food ??to go? because the waiter was constantly disappearing. The restaurant was fairly empty, so it wasn??t that the waiter was disappearing to tend to other patrons. I really felt like we were inconveniencing the waiter. Although, the food has always been wonderful, there are too many great restaurants in the Houston area to have to deal with bad service.

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★★☆☆☆

Several weeks ago, we decided to take an out of town guest to Glass Wall because we have always enjoyed the food and the service. Although it is a loud place, we correctly assumed that it wouldn??t be too loud because Tuesdays are generally slow.

The food was excellent; however, our waiter constantly disappeared on us. The bus boys kept our water glasses and bread plates filled, but who wants to go out to eat bread and water? Our guest was already seated with a drink when we arrived. When the waiter asked what we wanted to drink, we asked for a minute to view the wine list. After about 10 minutes of waiting, we ended up going to the bar to order the bottle of wine because our waiter had disappeared . Three times we had to ask the other wait staff to please send our waiter over.

After our order was placed, my husband asked if we should take our food ??to go? because the waiter was constantly disappearing. The restaurant was fairly empty, so it wasn??t that the waiter was disappearing to tend to other patrons. I really felt like we were inconveniencing the waiter. Although, the food has always been wonderful, there are too many great restaurants in the Houston area to have to deal with bad service.

Pros: Food

Cons: wait staff pulls a disappearing act

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I have been going to Glass Wall from it's very beginning and remain a loyal, devoted fan...i go weekly for the purest most original menu in the city...the staff has literally become an extended family...they work together as a team and have the best interest of their customers at heart...hands down there isn't a finer space in town.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Glass Wall from it's very beginning and remain a loyal, devoted fan...i go weekly for the purest most original menu in the city...the staff has literally become an extended family...they work together as a team and have the best interest of their customers at heart...hands down there isn't a finer space in town.

Pros: fresh ideas in menus options

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Nice hip decor a must place to go when in the heights. Everything I've had has always been good the food presentation is beautiful. One problem is there is not a lot of parking places. Recommend calling for reservations as usually a long wait.

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★★★★☆

Nice hip decor a must place to go when in the heights. Everything I've had has always been good the food presentation is beautiful. One problem is there is not a lot of parking places. Recommend calling for reservations as usually a long wait.

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My husband and I have dined here many times. Sometimes we sit in the bar to watch the Astros and order from the bar menu. Hubby loves the fresh fish tacos! When friends are visiting from out of town, we always sit in a booth(reserve one, they go fast). Every time we order something different. The menu is limited but they change it every two months or so. Most wines we order are way more expensive elsewhere. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We feel at home here only I can't cook this well at our home. A welcome addition to our neighborhood.

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★★★★★

My husband and I have dined here many times. Sometimes we sit in the bar to watch the Astros and order from the bar menu. Hubby loves the fresh fish tacos! When friends are visiting from out of town, we always sit in a booth(reserve one, they go fast). Every time we order something different. The menu is limited but they change it every two months or so. Most wines we order are way more expensive elsewhere. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We feel at home here only I can't cook this well at our home. A welcome addition to our neighborhood.

Pros: Relaxed, knowledgeable staff. Great wine prices!

Cons: Can be loud on weekends

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This place had only 7-8 dinner entrees to choose from. Although, this could be a strength. It wasn't. We were 4 people and ordered 2 appetizers, the crab cakes and salad with goat cheese. They were good (it is really hard to screw up either). When it came time for the main course, we ordered the market fish, the chicken and the skirt steak . The fish was pretty good. Now the "steaks" were basically fajitas. They were even chopped like fajitas and had fajita spices, for $20! now, why would a restaurant that trying to be "modern" would serve fajitas while calling it "steak". This is Houston, people know what fajitas are very well. So call the darn things just that! The "free range" chicken wasn't even cooked all the way. Service was below average. The waiter could not "or didn't really want to explain the menu well. I have no idea how this restaurant gets the good reviews on Citysearch. If you don't believe me, look up their menu on line (or worse, try it for yopurself). Our bill was $160 + tips for 4 people. Not going back there again. If you want similar food menu with a LOT better quality, go to Ibiza in mid-town (also try their lounge)

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★★☆☆☆

This place had only 7-8 dinner entrees to choose from. Although, this could be a strength. It wasn't. We were 4 people and ordered 2 appetizers, the crab cakes and salad with goat cheese. They were good (it is really hard to screw up either). When it came time for the main course, we ordered the market fish, the chicken and the skirt steak . The fish was pretty good. Now the "steaks" were basically fajitas. They were even chopped like fajitas and had fajita spices, for $20! now, why would a restaurant that trying to be "modern" would serve fajitas while calling it "steak". This is Houston, people know what fajitas are very well. So call the darn things just that! The "free range" chicken wasn't even cooked all the way. Service was below average. The waiter could not "or didn't really want to explain the menu well. I have no idea how this restaurant gets the good reviews on Citysearch. If you don't believe me, look up their menu on line (or worse, try it for yopurself). Our bill was $160 + tips for 4 people. Not going back there again. If you want similar food menu with a LOT better quality, go to Ibiza in mid-town (also try their lounge)

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Food!

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One of the best meals I have eaten

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★★★★☆

One of the best meals I have eaten

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Myself and three others visited Glass Wall on a Wedensday night. The restaurant was empty when we arrived for drinks at 5:30 but was quickly filling up by 7 pm. The bartender was okay - not really helpful but once we moved to a table to eat, my entire experience improved. The waitress was very good - explained the menus, offered refills, etc. The wine list was great and not overly expensive. I had the pork and my husband had the cornish hen. Everyone agreed, the food was great.

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★★★★★

Myself and three others visited Glass Wall on a Wedensday night. The restaurant was empty when we arrived for drinks at 5:30 but was quickly filling up by 7 pm. The bartender was okay - not really helpful but once we moved to a table to eat, my entire experience improved. The waitress was very good - explained the menus, offered refills, etc. The wine list was great and not overly expensive. I had the pork and my husband had the cornish hen. Everyone agreed, the food was great.

Pros: Valet Parking, Open Kitchen

Cons: Noisy

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This is my new favorite place to eat in Houston. It is a trendy and comfortable atmosphere. The wine list is amazing, and the "wine dude" certainly knows his wines. He has been very helpful in answering questions about the wines and has excellent taste when it comes to the pairing them with food. Hats off to the chef who is very creative with the menu. If you are able, definitely try each food item with its suggested pairing; and if you are with family and/or friends, ask to try their foods as well with the wine you ordered. You'd be surprised at how fast you learn why certain wines go with certain foods. I would recommend this place to my friends. A great place for a get together.

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★★★★★

This is my new favorite place to eat in Houston. It is a trendy and comfortable atmosphere. The wine list is amazing, and the "wine dude" certainly knows his wines. He has been very helpful in answering questions about the wines and has excellent taste when it comes to the pairing them with food. Hats off to the chef who is very creative with the menu. If you are able, definitely try each food item with its suggested pairing; and if you are with family and/or friends, ask to try their foods as well with the wine you ordered. You'd be surprised at how fast you learn why certain wines go with certain foods. I would recommend this place to my friends. A great place for a get together.

Pros: Wine and food!

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I made a reservation and when we got there, we still had to wait about 30 mins. However, the ladies in our group received a complimentary drink at the bar, while we were waiting. After that, everything ran smoothly, from service to food.

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★★★★☆

I made a reservation and when we got there, we still had to wait about 30 mins. However, the ladies in our group received a complimentary drink at the bar, while we were waiting. After that, everything ran smoothly, from service to food.

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This is my favorite place to eat in all of Houston. The atmosphere is very easy going and funky. The wine list is amazing, with funky quotes and life thoughts from the general manager at the top of the page. These change periodically, as does the menu. The seasonal changes in the menu mean something new to try everytime we go. The food iteself is amazing, the best food I've had yet in Houston. Lance, the chef, makes some amazing creations that are perfectly cooked and paired with the side dishes. I highly recommend the wine pairings that come with the meal, they are perfectly matched. I am throughly impressed with the food, service, and atmosphere everytime I eat here. Great place for a date, or to catch up with old friends.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite place to eat in all of Houston. The atmosphere is very easy going and funky. The wine list is amazing, with funky quotes and life thoughts from the general manager at the top of the page. These change periodically, as does the menu. The seasonal changes in the menu mean something new to try everytime we go. The food iteself is amazing, the best food I've had yet in Houston. Lance, the chef, makes some amazing creations that are perfectly cooked and paired with the side dishes. I highly recommend the wine pairings that come with the meal, they are perfectly matched. I am throughly impressed with the food, service, and atmosphere everytime I eat here. Great place for a date, or to catch up with old friends.

Pros: Great food and wine pairings

Cons: Can get loud when crowded

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Great atmosphere - check
Great food - check
Great service - not even close. When going to restaurants of this nature (i.e. not Outback), I would hope that the service is of a much higher standard. Unfortunately this was not the case on my first visit to this restaurant. This was by far the quickest dinner seating I had gone through not including meals at Chilis. By the time I was seated until we were asked for deserts it was 40 minutes. The main course was brought to our table before we had finished the glasses of wine that accompanied our appetizers. Then, we were offered the desert menu and then our check before we had finished the wine that came with our main course!! I understand the need to "turn over tables" but this was ridiculous in a restaurant that was not full and with no one waiting for a table. To top it off, we were asked by several different waiters if we were ready to pay. Here is a clue, when my credit card is sitting in the folder, then I am ready to pay. The wait staff need some training on some basic serving etiquette and it would be nice if the restaurant manager was around to speak with. All this being said, I would still probably go back but I would definitely make it clear with the waiter or waitress when I would like to be served so as not to be rushed.

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★★★★☆

Great atmosphere - check
Great food - check
Great service - not even close. When going to restaurants of this nature (i.e. not Outback), I would hope that the service is of a much higher standard. Unfortunately this was not the case on my first visit to this restaurant. This was by far the quickest dinner seating I had gone through not including meals at Chilis. By the time I was seated until we were asked for deserts it was 40 minutes. The main course was brought to our table before we had finished the glasses of wine that accompanied our appetizers. Then, we were offered the desert menu and then our check before we had finished the wine that came with our main course!! I understand the need to "turn over tables" but this was ridiculous in a restaurant that was not full and with no one waiting for a table. To top it off, we were asked by several different waiters if we were ready to pay. Here is a clue, when my credit card is sitting in the folder, then I am ready to pay. The wait staff need some training on some basic serving etiquette and it would be nice if the restaurant manager was around to speak with. All this being said, I would still probably go back but I would definitely make it clear with the waiter or waitress when I would like to be served so as not to be rushed.

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Went to Glass Wall on Saturday with no reservation. Waited in the bar and ate a crabcake till a table opened up. Place was buzzin'. A blonde surfer girl helped us in the bar and the dining room. I think my girlfriend was jealous. We had the pork entree and wahoo special. Very tasty. Wine pairings on the menu a nice touch. Coming back next week with my parents WITH a reservation. Highly recommend it!

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★★★★★

Went to Glass Wall on Saturday with no reservation. Waited in the bar and ate a crabcake till a table opened up. Place was buzzin'. A blonde surfer girl helped us in the bar and the dining room. I think my girlfriend was jealous. We had the pork entree and wahoo special. Very tasty. Wine pairings on the menu a nice touch. Coming back next week with my parents WITH a reservation. Highly recommend it!

Pros: Great food, wine pairings, easy going atmosphere

Cons: Not open for lunch

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My girlfriend and I went to Glass Wall last night. We started with an appetizer of quail, which was very flavorful, but the portion size was tiny! Is this some kind of "singles" appetizer I haven't heard of? The wine list is not extensive, and our waiter was not very helpful in picking a wine, although we ended up with a good red by the name of 9-Mile Road. For my entree, I had the Pork Tenderloin, and I was very happy with my choice. It was cooked perfectly, and the accompanying sauce complimented it very well. However, my overall feeling is that I could have gotten much better food elsewhere for the price I paid.

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★★★☆☆

My girlfriend and I went to Glass Wall last night. We started with an appetizer of quail, which was very flavorful, but the portion size was tiny! Is this some kind of "singles" appetizer I haven't heard of? The wine list is not extensive, and our waiter was not very helpful in picking a wine, although we ended up with a good red by the name of 9-Mile Road. For my entree, I had the Pork Tenderloin, and I was very happy with my choice. It was cooked perfectly, and the accompanying sauce complimented it very well. However, my overall feeling is that I could have gotten much better food elsewhere for the price I paid.

Pros: Warm ambience, good food, attentive servers

Cons: Too expensive, small portions

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Great food, great drinks, great restaurant. Only complaint is that it can be extremely difficult to hold a conversation as the acoustics are not good.

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★★★★☆

Great food, great drinks, great restaurant. Only complaint is that it can be extremely difficult to hold a conversation as the acoustics are not good.

Cons: Acoustics

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My husand and I met his sister and mother there for a early dinner. We loved it and found our food to be excellent. It is small so during peak hours don't expect to get a table or to make changes or add to your reservation. The pork and crab cakes were great and so was a salad.

The wine list is reasonably priced. We ordered a California red Merlot that we loved so much I ordered it from a major liquor warehouse the very next day. To my surprise I found the Glass Wall price was just a little over the warehouse store's price. (Not the normal 50-100% over). Wish it had a patio but perhaps due to the location it is best that it doesn't unless it was in the back. (Too much traffic on Studemont). We've added it to our list of favorites.

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★★★★★

My husand and I met his sister and mother there for a early dinner. We loved it and found our food to be excellent. It is small so during peak hours don't expect to get a table or to make changes or add to your reservation. The pork and crab cakes were great and so was a salad.

The wine list is reasonably priced. We ordered a California red Merlot that we loved so much I ordered it from a major liquor warehouse the very next day. To my surprise I found the Glass Wall price was just a little over the warehouse store's price. (Not the normal 50-100% over). Wish it had a patio but perhaps due to the location it is best that it doesn't unless it was in the back. (Too much traffic on Studemont). We've added it to our list of favorites.

Pros: Great food and wine

Cons: Other than being small none. Small would be good it it wasn't so popular

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Lance's food continues to be very good. If you liked the food at his previous places you will really enjoy it here although the atmosphere is definitely more relaxed.

We had the tuna bruschetta and steamed mussels which were both excellent. For our main courses we had the Halibut which was good but the pea risotto was lacking a little in taste,both beef dishes which were excellent and the tuna mignon which was also very good although slightly over cooked. We also did the suggested wine pairings and thought they definitely added to the experience.

The restaurant is very nondescript from the outside but nice and bright on the inside. The only negative is that it does get loud due to all the hard surfaces. Overall we really enjoyed the feel of the restaurant despite the noise level.

Service was uneven with empty plates sitting on the table too long and water glasses not getting refilled. This surprised us since there appeared to be plenty of help.

This is definitely a restaurant we will be visiting regularly.

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★★★★☆

Lance's food continues to be very good. If you liked the food at his previous places you will really enjoy it here although the atmosphere is definitely more relaxed.

We had the tuna bruschetta and steamed mussels which were both excellent. For our main courses we had the Halibut which was good but the pea risotto was lacking a little in taste,both beef dishes which were excellent and the tuna mignon which was also very good although slightly over cooked. We also did the suggested wine pairings and thought they definitely added to the experience.

The restaurant is very nondescript from the outside but nice and bright on the inside. The only negative is that it does get loud due to all the hard surfaces. Overall we really enjoyed the feel of the restaurant despite the noise level.

Service was uneven with empty plates sitting on the table too long and water glasses not getting refilled. This surprised us since there appeared to be plenty of help.

This is definitely a restaurant we will be visiting regularly.

Pros: Good Food, Nice Bright Atmosphere, Good Wine Selection

Cons: Loud

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i spotted this place while driving around my new neighborhood and did not realize it was a restaurant and took a peek inside. last night i had dinner there with a couple of friends and we were amazed. great service, extensive wine list, comfortable atmosphere and the food was a symphony. we tried the ribeye, market fish and pork tenderloin and all were superior as were the desserts. i highly recommend the black forest cake and apricot tart, can't wait to go again.

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★★★☆☆

i spotted this place while driving around my new neighborhood and did not realize it was a restaurant and took a peek inside. last night i had dinner there with a couple of friends and we were amazed. great service, extensive wine list, comfortable atmosphere and the food was a symphony. we tried the ribeye, market fish and pork tenderloin and all were superior as were the desserts. i highly recommend the black forest cake and apricot tart, can't wait to go again.

Cons: none

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The evening started well with prompt (almost overly so) and polite service to get our first drinks and order taken. The starters arrived in due course - crab cakes were great; the goats cheese terrine not so much. What we did like was the wine recommendations by the glass to compliment each dish - which actually worked very well.

After that, our waitress went AWOL. Starter plates were not cleared by the time entrees arrived. My lamb was overcooked and returned to the kitchen. A steak knife only arrived after 3 requests (none of which was to our waitress who still could not be seen), and when the new lamb arrived, only have the meat seemed to be on the plate compared to the first serving!?! The wines to compliment the dishes we ordered did not come until prompting (again).

On the whole, given the price, the food was a little to ambitious and service disappointing. I will give it one more try, mainly becuase I like the decor (light and open), and the excellent wine, but maybe I'll go for a lunch instead.

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★★★☆☆

The evening started well with prompt (almost overly so) and polite service to get our first drinks and order taken. The starters arrived in due course - crab cakes were great; the goats cheese terrine not so much. What we did like was the wine recommendations by the glass to compliment each dish - which actually worked very well.

After that, our waitress went AWOL. Starter plates were not cleared by the time entrees arrived. My lamb was overcooked and returned to the kitchen. A steak knife only arrived after 3 requests (none of which was to our waitress who still could not be seen), and when the new lamb arrived, only have the meat seemed to be on the plate compared to the first serving!?! The wines to compliment the dishes we ordered did not come until prompting (again).

On the whole, given the price, the food was a little to ambitious and service disappointing. I will give it one more try, mainly becuase I like the decor (light and open), and the excellent wine, but maybe I'll go for a lunch instead.

Pros: Good wine recommendation, decor and atmos

Cons: Food and service erratic

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If you like Shade, another place to get good food in the Heights, you will like Glass Wall. They do run out of things since business is hopping so if that worries you make your reservations earlier and dine before 7:30 PM. Recently when they were out of the duck I didn't mind because I had a great steak, and they gave us a free appetizer for the inconvenience. We like to go with a group of friends starting with drinks at the bar. Try the mac and cheese, yummy.

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★★★★★

If you like Shade, another place to get good food in the Heights, you will like Glass Wall. They do run out of things since business is hopping so if that worries you make your reservations earlier and dine before 7:30 PM. Recently when they were out of the duck I didn't mind because I had a great steak, and they gave us a free appetizer for the inconvenience. We like to go with a group of friends starting with drinks at the bar. Try the mac and cheese, yummy.

Pros: Great menus for both food and wine, Heights location, Valet parking

Cons: Sometimes run out of things later in the evening.

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Reserved table was ready, but two dishes was unavailable, already at 8 o?clock...
Food good but lacked the little extra you would expect, considering the price.
Tables to close, you almost share your table with the next group? and extremely noisy,

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★★★☆☆

Reserved table was ready, but two dishes was unavailable, already at 8 o?clock...
Food good but lacked the little extra you would expect, considering the price.
Tables to close, you almost share your table with the next group? and extremely noisy,

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Once again, my wonderful boyfriend of now five months chose Glass Wall for our Valentine's dinner (we decided to have Valentine's Dinner the Friday before since I was scheduled to travel). After such a great dinner, I realized that I'm going to leave him permanently in charge of picking our dinner locations. We made reservations, were seated right away, and had a great and attentive waiter. It was busy and a little noisy, but we had no problem having a conversation without raised voices. The bread choices - hard to say which was best as all that I tried were yummy. The ribeye my boyfriend had was wonderful, and the macaroni and cheese - WOW. Everything, including wine and dessert - was perfect. Our first Valentine's Day dinner together was just about perfect.

2
★★★★☆

Once again, my wonderful boyfriend of now five months chose Glass Wall for our Valentine's dinner (we decided to have Valentine's Dinner the Friday before since I was scheduled to travel). After such a great dinner, I realized that I'm going to leave him permanently in charge of picking our dinner locations. We made reservations, were seated right away, and had a great and attentive waiter. It was busy and a little noisy, but we had no problem having a conversation without raised voices. The bread choices - hard to say which was best as all that I tried were yummy. The ribeye my boyfriend had was wonderful, and the macaroni and cheese - WOW. Everything, including wine and dessert - was perfect. Our first Valentine's Day dinner together was just about perfect.

Pros: Great atmosphere, service, food. Use the valet - it's easier.

Cons: Can't think of any.

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We made reservations about a week in advance. We arrived and were seated at our table immediately. We treated ourselves to some champagne that was recommended to us by the manager and it was a great suggestion. The restaurant decor is simple and modern and yes, its loud but so what! It made you feel like you were in the middle of a great party! Just know right now that this is not for the romantic. Its for those who love great food, period. The appetizers of crab cake and dry scallops were both really tasty. The main entrees--which change every month--we tried were the pork tenderloin with kahula baked beans and the river trout. I have never tasted better fish or sauce ever. The dessert was a little bland and the service at the end was slow. I would have liked ice in my water and herbs in my olive oil for the bread. But those are minor issues. Yes its pricy--but worth it.
I plan to go back once a month to try the new menus and i am recommending it to all of my friends.

2
★★★★★

We made reservations about a week in advance. We arrived and were seated at our table immediately. We treated ourselves to some champagne that was recommended to us by the manager and it was a great suggestion. The restaurant decor is simple and modern and yes, its loud but so what! It made you feel like you were in the middle of a great party! Just know right now that this is not for the romantic. Its for those who love great food, period. The appetizers of crab cake and dry scallops were both really tasty. The main entrees--which change every month--we tried were the pork tenderloin with kahula baked beans and the river trout. I have never tasted better fish or sauce ever. The dessert was a little bland and the service at the end was slow. I would have liked ice in my water and herbs in my olive oil for the bread. But those are minor issues. Yes its pricy--but worth it.
I plan to go back once a month to try the new menus and i am recommending it to all of my friends.

Pros: awesome food, lively atmosphere

Cons: minor issues with service

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My husband and I eat out at least 2-3 times a week and tend to stick to our favorite places. We sample new ones but haven't found any places to add to our regular list for a while. Glass Wall may just make it on the list, though likely for a week night until they handle the noise level (remember Monica Pope's T'afia before she tried to quiet that place down). The food is simply fantastic - fresh, beautiful, well balanced, and essentially yummy. So far we have focused primarily on the fish. The wine list has some great boutique wines and harder to come by wines from some of our favorite regions. The noise level on Saturday night is almost unbearable - you could not sit at a table of four without screaming, I imagine. With two, it was OK. But, Wednesday night was a great experience. We also watched the end of an Astros game at the nice bar and had a grapefruit martini after one meal. So, you can tell we didn't want to leave.

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★★★★★

My husband and I eat out at least 2-3 times a week and tend to stick to our favorite places. We sample new ones but haven't found any places to add to our regular list for a while. Glass Wall may just make it on the list, though likely for a week night until they handle the noise level (remember Monica Pope's T'afia before she tried to quiet that place down). The food is simply fantastic - fresh, beautiful, well balanced, and essentially yummy. So far we have focused primarily on the fish. The wine list has some great boutique wines and harder to come by wines from some of our favorite regions. The noise level on Saturday night is almost unbearable - you could not sit at a table of four without screaming, I imagine. With two, it was OK. But, Wednesday night was a great experience. We also watched the end of an Astros game at the nice bar and had a grapefruit martini after one meal. So, you can tell we didn't want to leave.

Pros: Fish, wine list, ambience

Cons: Loud on weekends

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Somehow, shouting, in order to converse with your table-mates, has become a new art form. Is this due to the acoustical nerve damage inflicted during ones' recent past??? As a youngish, senior citizen, I find the noise level in the Glass Wall unacceptable. The good food, impressive wine list, and above average service cannot overcome the painful noise level. ...... What has happened to managable, polite, low level conversation???? One might expect a little more consideration, when paying top dollar for an evening out. Until I'm certain a change (in an unaccaptable auditory assult ) has taken place, I will consider my 1st encounter, my last.
Additionally, ...........what has happened to the menue........Could I just not see the prices, or is the latest "thing".....
Lynda A.

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★★★☆☆

Somehow, shouting, in order to converse with your table-mates, has become a new art form. Is this due to the acoustical nerve damage inflicted during ones' recent past??? As a youngish, senior citizen, I find the noise level in the Glass Wall unacceptable. The good food, impressive wine list, and above average service cannot overcome the painful noise level. ...... What has happened to managable, polite, low level conversation???? One might expect a little more consideration, when paying top dollar for an evening out. Until I'm certain a change (in an unaccaptable auditory assult ) has taken place, I will consider my 1st encounter, my last.
Additionally, ...........what has happened to the menue........Could I just not see the prices, or is the latest "thing".....
Lynda A.

Pros: Food, imaginative menue, wine list

Cons: Noise level.........lack of menue prices...

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Great food, great atmosphere. Very nicely done place. It has very quickly become my favorite nice restaurant in Houston. Modern yet classy. They have a nice bar area separated from the eating area by the glass wall. I believe you can sit and eat in the bar if you'd like. The place is small which is nice but it also means you have to have reservations or you probably won't get a table. That being said, we arrived around 9:45 on a saturday night, and although they told us they had stopped serving, they gave us a table anyway. They were extremely accommodating.

I think generally they do one seating per night, or maybe two. This is why the person who complained about changing tables had a problem. They were told there were no tables to change to, and this was probably true; they were probably fully booked. I don't see how you can complain about that. That person said they weren't going to return and that's great; people like that don't belong in a place like this. This is not a Denny's, this is a nice restaurant. You book for 2, don't expect a table for 3. It is popular, and for good reason.

There is also a kitchen bar as was pointed out in another review. The kitchen is actually open to the restaurant. There is a bar there where you can sit and eat and chat with the chefs. I think it would be nice if you are alone or for a casual evening.

The menu changes monthly and everything we've tried is excellent. One problem is that they do run out of items, but I think this is the price you pay for fresh and unique food. Everything is amazing, and entree prices are in the 20-30 range.

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★★★★★

Great food, great atmosphere. Very nicely done place. It has very quickly become my favorite nice restaurant in Houston. Modern yet classy. They have a nice bar area separated from the eating area by the glass wall. I believe you can sit and eat in the bar if you'd like. The place is small which is nice but it also means you have to have reservations or you probably won't get a table. That being said, we arrived around 9:45 on a saturday night, and although they told us they had stopped serving, they gave us a table anyway. They were extremely accommodating.

I think generally they do one seating per night, or maybe two. This is why the person who complained about changing tables had a problem. They were told there were no tables to change to, and this was probably true; they were probably fully booked. I don't see how you can complain about that. That person said they weren't going to return and that's great; people like that don't belong in a place like this. This is not a Denny's, this is a nice restaurant. You book for 2, don't expect a table for 3. It is popular, and for good reason.

There is also a kitchen bar as was pointed out in another review. The kitchen is actually open to the restaurant. There is a bar there where you can sit and eat and chat with the chefs. I think it would be nice if you are alone or for a casual evening.

The menu changes monthly and everything we've tried is excellent. One problem is that they do run out of items, but I think this is the price you pay for fresh and unique food. Everything is amazing, and entree prices are in the 20-30 range.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

Cons: Need reservations, run out of items

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The menu may be small but the choices are heavenly. Definitely something for everyone here. The wine list was just right, with many unusual/small vineyard options, but not too many options to prohibit reading it in its entirety. Our waiter was a delight and happily complied with my request for a cheese platter instead of dessert (no cheese on dessert menu--yet). Looking forward to going back soon and often.

2
★★★★★

The menu may be small but the choices are heavenly. Definitely something for everyone here. The wine list was just right, with many unusual/small vineyard options, but not too many options to prohibit reading it in its entirety. Our waiter was a delight and happily complied with my request for a cheese platter instead of dessert (no cheese on dessert menu--yet). Looking forward to going back soon and often.

Pros: Service, creative sides, wine list

Cons: Slightly noisy

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Our neighbors suggested we try Glass Wall as it is the newest addition to fine dining in The Heights. We made reservations for Thursday night for 4 people and were in for the surprise of our lives. We were greeted with complimentary valet(Thank God, I'm cheap and HATE to pay for parking). The hostess said our table was being prepped and would be ready in a few moments. The place was hopping. Some sort of Hawaiian version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" was playing. I asked the GM who sang it and he told me it was Israel followed by some Hawaiian last name I cannot possibly pronounce. Anyway, it was laid back and cool. The place is simply decorated, warm sunflower walls, draped fabrics, and a neat glass wall framed in smooth river rocks. The tables were nicely appointed with cream colored linens, crystal wine glasses and nice silverware.(I'm getting tired of bare tables, rolled up silverware, and crappy service at fine dining prices.) My wife and I both ordered crabcakes to start and our guests had a spinach salad and barbecued quail. I knew we were in the right place as soon as we tried the food. Two chefs were working furiously in the open kitchen, pans flying, I thought they were going to start juggling! For our main course we had Lamb chops with a braised lamb shank, black sea bass(very lite), thick cut Tuna filet with spicy noodles, grilled pork chops with cabbage mashed potatoes. Everything was amazing. I usually like my tuna cooked through, but my waiter convinced me medium rare was the way to go. Service was fantastic even though the place was packed. I can't remember another Houston restaurant where a waiter crumbed my table or held open the restroom door for my wife. I even liked the little chocolates that accompanied our capuccinos. Details matter. Last but not least, dessert. Carribean creme brulee(YUM). One of the owners came by and told us about his dessert special, shepherd's pie. Chocolate and caramel tart thingy with whipped cream. Deadly rich!!! Needless to say, we are ecstatic to have a new fun place to eat in the Heights 'Hood. I work in Midtown and hang at Ibiza alot. I like that the glass wall guys have a similar approach to wine pricing. I don't want to feel gouged when I go out. I payed $40 more for the same bottle of Altamura cabernet at a local steakhouse. You glass wall guys rock, see you soon.

2
★★★★★

Our neighbors suggested we try Glass Wall as it is the newest addition to fine dining in The Heights. We made reservations for Thursday night for 4 people and were in for the surprise of our lives. We were greeted with complimentary valet(Thank God, I'm cheap and HATE to pay for parking). The hostess said our table was being prepped and would be ready in a few moments. The place was hopping. Some sort of Hawaiian version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" was playing. I asked the GM who sang it and he told me it was Israel followed by some Hawaiian last name I cannot possibly pronounce. Anyway, it was laid back and cool. The place is simply decorated, warm sunflower walls, draped fabrics, and a neat glass wall framed in smooth river rocks. The tables were nicely appointed with cream colored linens, crystal wine glasses and nice silverware.(I'm getting tired of bare tables, rolled up silverware, and crappy service at fine dining prices.) My wife and I both ordered crabcakes to start and our guests had a spinach salad and barbecued quail. I knew we were in the right place as soon as we tried the food. Two chefs were working furiously in the open kitchen, pans flying, I thought they were going to start juggling! For our main course we had Lamb chops with a braised lamb shank, black sea bass(very lite), thick cut Tuna filet with spicy noodles, grilled pork chops with cabbage mashed potatoes. Everything was amazing. I usually like my tuna cooked through, but my waiter convinced me medium rare was the way to go. Service was fantastic even though the place was packed. I can't remember another Houston restaurant where a waiter crumbed my table or held open the restroom door for my wife. I even liked the little chocolates that accompanied our capuccinos. Details matter. Last but not least, dessert. Carribean creme brulee(YUM). One of the owners came by and told us about his dessert special, shepherd's pie. Chocolate and caramel tart thingy with whipped cream. Deadly rich!!! Needless to say, we are ecstatic to have a new fun place to eat in the Heights 'Hood. I work in Midtown and hang at Ibiza alot. I like that the glass wall guys have a similar approach to wine pricing. I don't want to feel gouged when I go out. I payed $40 more for the same bottle of Altamura cabernet at a local steakhouse. You glass wall guys rock, see you soon.

Pros: Free Valet, Reasonable boutique wine list, killer food and service

Cons: Need reservations most nights

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My wife and I checked out the Glass Wall on a Saturday night with two other couples. The architecture was stricking with lots of windows to create a nice openess. Service was very good and attentive. However the meal was a major dissapointment. The menu is quite limited, and we were informed that many of the items were no longer available. The items that we did order were average at best. The place is pricy as well, definately not worth our meal.

1
★★★☆☆

My wife and I checked out the Glass Wall on a Saturday night with two other couples. The architecture was stricking with lots of windows to create a nice openess. Service was very good and attentive. However the meal was a major dissapointment. The menu is quite limited, and we were informed that many of the items were no longer available. The items that we did order were average at best. The place is pricy as well, definately not worth our meal.

Pros: Atmosphere, Service

Cons: Food, Selection, Cost

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We had reservations for two on a Saturday night at this restaurant. The uncaring hostess sat us at a table for two. Fairly early, a friend called to join us. We requested a table for three. Management stated that they could not comply with our request. We left and had dinner elsewhere.

In response to my email, the Manager reiterated his positionall the tables were booked that evening, thus moving us to a larger table was not possible. Within his response, the Manager stated that he had years of experience in the restaurant business. However, it eluded him that the probability that all parties making a reservation actually show up is extremely low. Giving preference to people that made a reservation, rather than patrons actually at tables is unacceptable, especially for a new restaurant. Although he requested that we return as his guests, we chose not to.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had reservations for two on a Saturday night at this restaurant. The uncaring hostess sat us at a table for two. Fairly early, a friend called to join us. We requested a table for three. Management stated that they could not comply with our request. We left and had dinner elsewhere.

In response to my email, the Manager reiterated his positionall the tables were booked that evening, thus moving us to a larger table was not possible. Within his response, the Manager stated that he had years of experience in the restaurant business. However, it eluded him that the probability that all parties making a reservation actually show up is extremely low. Giving preference to people that made a reservation, rather than patrons actually at tables is unacceptable, especially for a new restaurant. Although he requested that we return as his guests, we chose not to.

Pros: Good Wine, Excellend Crab Cakes, Good Ambience

Cons: Poor Customer Relatio, Uncaring/Rude Hostess, Slow Service

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What I like to do when I visit the Glass Wall is sit at the "kitchen bar". There I can watch Lance and Jeff at work. It is amazing how they just wip those dishes out. Each dish is prepared almost from scratch, thats why the food is excellent. My friends and I are making our way through the menu, but its hard...it changes every week. It is a fun place to go..I especially like to go early enjoy a Pipline coctail and watch it just happen. We are very lucky to have two fine chefs cooking just for us......

2
★★★★★

What I like to do when I visit the Glass Wall is sit at the "kitchen bar". There I can watch Lance and Jeff at work. It is amazing how they just wip those dishes out. Each dish is prepared almost from scratch, thats why the food is excellent. My friends and I are making our way through the menu, but its hard...it changes every week. It is a fun place to go..I especially like to go early enjoy a Pipline coctail and watch it just happen. We are very lucky to have two fine chefs cooking just for us......

Pros: changing menu, reasonable wine price, open kitchen

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Food - fresh ingredients, executed well, appropriately proportioned, lightly sauced and nice presentation
Wines - Outstanding selection - well priced, smaller boutique CA wines (they had several of our personal favorites). Shepard has not selected the standard boring fare, nor is he gouging the prices. Example, our starter of Domaine Carneros sparkling wine was priced only $5 above the price offered through their wine club.
Atmosphere - hip but yet somehow still a "neighboorhood" resturant
Service - good, but not five star (small things like entrees being placed at different times etc). This may very well improve with time since they just opened. The owner/manager Shepard Ross made the rounds several times to assure satisfaction.
Booking - we got in the after making a reservation the same afternoon however we noticed that multiple people were being turned away
Overall - Well done!

2
★★★★★

Food - fresh ingredients, executed well, appropriately proportioned, lightly sauced and nice presentation
Wines - Outstanding selection - well priced, smaller boutique CA wines (they had several of our personal favorites). Shepard has not selected the standard boring fare, nor is he gouging the prices. Example, our starter of Domaine Carneros sparkling wine was priced only $5 above the price offered through their wine club.
Atmosphere - hip but yet somehow still a "neighboorhood" resturant
Service - good, but not five star (small things like entrees being placed at different times etc). This may very well improve with time since they just opened. The owner/manager Shepard Ross made the rounds several times to assure satisfaction.
Booking - we got in the after making a reservation the same afternoon however we noticed that multiple people were being turned away
Overall - Well done!

Pros: Excellent value, Strong wine selection, Not a place for kids

 

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