Textile Restaurant

★★★☆☆

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Despite the bad reviews from Citysearch and from a friend, I still really wanted to try it. Their foodie happy hour prompted a small group of us to go and check it out, it was definitely worth it!

Food Highlights:
Cauliflower Cream Soup-Amuse Bouche
Miyatake Mushrooms & Escargot
Forme D'Ambert, Hydro Bibb, Onion Strudel
Foie Gras Ice Cream
Pickled Zucchinis & Squash
Lamb Ribeye
Black Eyed Peas

I picked certain aspects of the dishes that were more memorable to me. Thank to Textile, I enjoyed several items that I typically would not even order like blue cheese and black eyed peas. I think it's definitely worth the money, take advantage of the Foodie Happy Hour! The service for us was great! Daniel, the server, was extremely courteous throughout the night. He imparted his knowledge of food and restaurants to us, gave us wine on the house, and after dinner, took us to tour the bakery and kitchen. It was an dining experience that was definitely worth the money.

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★★★★★

Despite the bad reviews from Citysearch and from a friend, I still really wanted to try it. Their foodie happy hour prompted a small group of us to go and check it out, it was definitely worth it!

Food Highlights:
Cauliflower Cream Soup-Amuse Bouche
Miyatake Mushrooms & Escargot
Forme D'Ambert, Hydro Bibb, Onion Strudel
Foie Gras Ice Cream
Pickled Zucchinis & Squash
Lamb Ribeye
Black Eyed Peas

I picked certain aspects of the dishes that were more memorable to me. Thank to Textile, I enjoyed several items that I typically would not even order like blue cheese and black eyed peas. I think it's definitely worth the money, take advantage of the Foodie Happy Hour! The service for us was great! Daniel, the server, was extremely courteous throughout the night. He imparted his knowledge of food and restaurants to us, gave us wine on the house, and after dinner, took us to tour the bakery and kitchen. It was an dining experience that was definitely worth the money.

Pros: Food, Wine, Service

Cons: Location

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I decided to take my fianc to dinner at Textile on the night of Sat. the 16th, to celebrate her 30th birthday. I didn't say where I was taking her and we both wanted to try this place for a long time, so it was a big surprise. We arrived to a completely packed parking lot and ended up having to ask permission to park across the street in a private lot which was being used for a local AA meeting. Luckily they were friendly folks.

Upon entering the restaurant, we were given a choice of three different tables - a nice surprise considering the reputation of having a packed house every night.

The wine list was very short. The sommelier, Frank, came over to take our order and I asked him to recommend one of the four Chardonnay's. He curtly answered my question with another, "Well, what do you like!?" and just stood there sort of glaring at us. It seemed as though we were wasting his time. And there was just an overall lack of respect, maybe because my lady and I both look very young...? I'm not really sure. (She's 30 and I'm 34)

Frank suggested the most expensive bottle of the four, to which I agreed simply on principle. 10 minutes later our waiter arrived, never introduced himself, and managed to entice us with knowledgeable descriptions of the menu items. He also decided to try his hand at comedy, rudely blurting out his prediction that my fiance would be having the vegetarian tasting menu. She quickly cast back the fact that she gladly eats meat in proper restaurants, much to the anonymous waiters bewilderment (just because she has the proportions of a model, doesn't mean she eats like a rabbit all the time, man) We made our choices, and made an attempt to toast away the BS with the wine that Frank brought around while we were ordering.

At this point the birthday girl brought to my attention that the ambient temperature in this former textile factory was well below the comfort zone. A look around the restaurant revealed we weren't alone; almost no one had taken off their coats.

20 minutes went by before the first items of our 5 and 7 course meals arrived, still a welcome sight. We progressed through the courses, each taking more time to arrive. Sometimes carried by the hostess/chef's wife, and other times by the bartender, the bus staff, even the sommelier, who at one point, also decided to take a crack at my fiance by making fun of the way she was bundled up in her wool wrap, trying not to freeze.

We started to notice a tension in the air. The staff seemed to be glistening with a stressful sweat, food was dropped off without any explanation, glasses were empty, and the complaints of other diners were clearly audible.

Suddenly I remembered reading on their website that "Textile just finished construction on it's adjacent, private dining room for 25 people", which happened to have an engagement party going on inside. Our dinner ended up lasting 3 hours, 45 min due to the restaurant's failure to prepare themselves for the workload of two dining areas. This - compounded by the anonymous waiter's and sommelier's rude and inappropriate attempts at comedy all at my fiance's expense, made for the downfall of my attempt at showing my girl of 14 years a good time on her birthday. And I just had to sit there and deal with it, less embarrass her by making a remark myself.

I have to say, most of the food was amazing. Not to mention the music playlist - 90% songs we listen to every day - so cool. As was the interior space - great decor and atmosphere. But these excellent points were overshadowed by the terrible flaws in planning and management that we suffered that evening.

It just had to be her "30th" birthday too...

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★☆☆☆☆

I decided to take my fianc to dinner at Textile on the night of Sat. the 16th, to celebrate her 30th birthday. I didn't say where I was taking her and we both wanted to try this place for a long time, so it was a big surprise. We arrived to a completely packed parking lot and ended up having to ask permission to park across the street in a private lot which was being used for a local AA meeting. Luckily they were friendly folks.

Upon entering the restaurant, we were given a choice of three different tables - a nice surprise considering the reputation of having a packed house every night.

The wine list was very short. The sommelier, Frank, came over to take our order and I asked him to recommend one of the four Chardonnay's. He curtly answered my question with another, "Well, what do you like!?" and just stood there sort of glaring at us. It seemed as though we were wasting his time. And there was just an overall lack of respect, maybe because my lady and I both look very young...? I'm not really sure. (She's 30 and I'm 34)

Frank suggested the most expensive bottle of the four, to which I agreed simply on principle. 10 minutes later our waiter arrived, never introduced himself, and managed to entice us with knowledgeable descriptions of the menu items. He also decided to try his hand at comedy, rudely blurting out his prediction that my fiance would be having the vegetarian tasting menu. She quickly cast back the fact that she gladly eats meat in proper restaurants, much to the anonymous waiters bewilderment (just because she has the proportions of a model, doesn't mean she eats like a rabbit all the time, man) We made our choices, and made an attempt to toast away the BS with the wine that Frank brought around while we were ordering.

At this point the birthday girl brought to my attention that the ambient temperature in this former textile factory was well below the comfort zone. A look around the restaurant revealed we weren't alone; almost no one had taken off their coats.

20 minutes went by before the first items of our 5 and 7 course meals arrived, still a welcome sight. We progressed through the courses, each taking more time to arrive. Sometimes carried by the hostess/chef's wife, and other times by the bartender, the bus staff, even the sommelier, who at one point, also decided to take a crack at my fiance by making fun of the way she was bundled up in her wool wrap, trying not to freeze.

We started to notice a tension in the air. The staff seemed to be glistening with a stressful sweat, food was dropped off without any explanation, glasses were empty, and the complaints of other diners were clearly audible.

Suddenly I remembered reading on their website that "Textile just finished construction on it's adjacent, private dining room for 25 people", which happened to have an engagement party going on inside. Our dinner ended up lasting 3 hours, 45 min due to the restaurant's failure to prepare themselves for the workload of two dining areas. This - compounded by the anonymous waiter's and sommelier's rude and inappropriate attempts at comedy all at my fiance's expense, made for the downfall of my attempt at showing my girl of 14 years a good time on her birthday. And I just had to sit there and deal with it, less embarrass her by making a remark myself.

I have to say, most of the food was amazing. Not to mention the music playlist - 90% songs we listen to every day - so cool. As was the interior space - great decor and atmosphere. But these excellent points were overshadowed by the terrible flaws in planning and management that we suffered that evening.

It just had to be her "30th" birthday too...

Pros: Food was interestingly good along with wine pairings

Cons: Terrible service, poor management of restaurant.

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We have had dinner at Textile on three occasions in the past year. The first two were satisfactory experiences but unfortunately, the third time was not a charm. In fact it was a disappointment.

Our table of four all ordered from the set menus with accompanying wine flights. Unfortunately the service was sloppy. Wine and food deliveries to the table were not coordinated. The plates often arrived well before or after the accompanying wines. The courses themselves were not presented to the entire table at the same time. On at least one occasion the waiter was missing in action and unavailable to explain the dishes until after we had finished.

At one point one of the bus boys poured water into my glass of white wine. Now, we all understand that mistakes happen and certainly this could have been easily remedied. What surprised me however was that the sommelier witnessed the incident, understood exactly what happened, turned and walked away without comment. Not his job I guess.

Then there was the food. The sixth ??course? was not a course at all but a cocktail. A Ramos gin fizz served in a demitasse (of all things). When we questioned the waiter on this he informed us that the drink contains egg whites and is therefore ??food?. (Shades of ketchup counting as a vegetable). It was literally a couple of tablespoons of foam. Naturally, there was no wine pairing with this ??course?. Keeping in mind that the seven-course menu runs $190 with wine flights we expected more. I have to believe that this was a decision made solely to increase the profits for the restaurant. I mention this in part because the restaurant, which seats only 32 or so was less than full on this weekend night.

I can attest that dining at Textile can be a good experience, but at these prices your evening out should not be a crap-shoot. Unfortunately it seems that at Textile it is. There are better ways to spend your dining dollars in Houston.

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★★☆☆☆

We have had dinner at Textile on three occasions in the past year. The first two were satisfactory experiences but unfortunately, the third time was not a charm. In fact it was a disappointment.

Our table of four all ordered from the set menus with accompanying wine flights. Unfortunately the service was sloppy. Wine and food deliveries to the table were not coordinated. The plates often arrived well before or after the accompanying wines. The courses themselves were not presented to the entire table at the same time. On at least one occasion the waiter was missing in action and unavailable to explain the dishes until after we had finished.

At one point one of the bus boys poured water into my glass of white wine. Now, we all understand that mistakes happen and certainly this could have been easily remedied. What surprised me however was that the sommelier witnessed the incident, understood exactly what happened, turned and walked away without comment. Not his job I guess.

Then there was the food. The sixth ??course? was not a course at all but a cocktail. A Ramos gin fizz served in a demitasse (of all things). When we questioned the waiter on this he informed us that the drink contains egg whites and is therefore ??food?. (Shades of ketchup counting as a vegetable). It was literally a couple of tablespoons of foam. Naturally, there was no wine pairing with this ??course?. Keeping in mind that the seven-course menu runs $190 with wine flights we expected more. I have to believe that this was a decision made solely to increase the profits for the restaurant. I mention this in part because the restaurant, which seats only 32 or so was less than full on this weekend night.

I can attest that dining at Textile can be a good experience, but at these prices your evening out should not be a crap-shoot. Unfortunately it seems that at Textile it is. There are better ways to spend your dining dollars in Houston.

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Just to preface my review, after my meal at Textile tonight I decided to create a citysearch account just to write this:

I was so looking forward to dining at this restaurant after hearing that it was The French Laundry of Houston. Unfortunately, Textile was a COMPLETE disappointment. Not in all ways though - the decor is nice (in a spare/modern sort of way) and the food is not bad.

However, the service was absolutely horrendous. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu and every course was served by busboys with almost no explanation. The head waiter (bald man with glasses) instead of doing his job by serving the dishes and then explaining them, was nowhere to be found. Instead, he would come at the end of the dish, apologize for not being around, then tell us what we ate. How absurd! He did this for all 5 dishes and for all the 4 tables around us. I'm not sure what he was doing (clearly not his job), but it was kind of silly to hear him apologizing to every table tonight saying "Sorry it took me so long to come by but ..." They need to fire him and hire 2 real waiters in his place.

In even more obnoxious behavior, this particular waiter embarrassed a nearby party of 4 who were celebrating some kind of occasion by making a huge deal about some gift certificates they were using to pay for their meal. He spoke really loudly and pretty much embarrassed them in front of the whole restaurant. In the end, he even apologized by saying "I'm sorry to have embarrassed you all but...."

The food was the right proportion and well cooked/seasoned overall. However, service is a huge component of a dining experience when you are paying $85+ per person. In all of the high-end restaurants I have dined in, I have never experienced such horrible and obnoxious service. I feel bad for Chef Scott Tycer that while the cooks are busy preparing a nice meal, someone out front is ruining the experience for everyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

Just to preface my review, after my meal at Textile tonight I decided to create a citysearch account just to write this:

I was so looking forward to dining at this restaurant after hearing that it was The French Laundry of Houston. Unfortunately, Textile was a COMPLETE disappointment. Not in all ways though - the decor is nice (in a spare/modern sort of way) and the food is not bad.

However, the service was absolutely horrendous. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu and every course was served by busboys with almost no explanation. The head waiter (bald man with glasses) instead of doing his job by serving the dishes and then explaining them, was nowhere to be found. Instead, he would come at the end of the dish, apologize for not being around, then tell us what we ate. How absurd! He did this for all 5 dishes and for all the 4 tables around us. I'm not sure what he was doing (clearly not his job), but it was kind of silly to hear him apologizing to every table tonight saying "Sorry it took me so long to come by but ..." They need to fire him and hire 2 real waiters in his place.

In even more obnoxious behavior, this particular waiter embarrassed a nearby party of 4 who were celebrating some kind of occasion by making a huge deal about some gift certificates they were using to pay for their meal. He spoke really loudly and pretty much embarrassed them in front of the whole restaurant. In the end, he even apologized by saying "I'm sorry to have embarrassed you all but...."

The food was the right proportion and well cooked/seasoned overall. However, service is a huge component of a dining experience when you are paying $85+ per person. In all of the high-end restaurants I have dined in, I have never experienced such horrible and obnoxious service. I feel bad for Chef Scott Tycer that while the cooks are busy preparing a nice meal, someone out front is ruining the experience for everyone.

Pros: good ambiance, not bad food.

Cons: the service!!

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no one explained the tasting menu dishes as they came, someone would come and say "the dish you had two courses ago was...." didn't matter very much as the dishes were UNREMARKABLE - completely average -
we don't mind paying premium prices for memorable and extraordinary meals -
this was a WASTE OF AN EVENING AND MONEY

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★☆☆☆☆

no one explained the tasting menu dishes as they came, someone would come and say "the dish you had two courses ago was...." didn't matter very much as the dishes were UNREMARKABLE - completely average -
we don't mind paying premium prices for memorable and extraordinary meals -
this was a WASTE OF AN EVENING AND MONEY

Pros: wine pairings

Cons: terrible service, average food

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Simply Excellent. Wow ?? we just returned from Textile and are blown away by the whole package. The music (I??d like the playlist please), the sommelier (Frank is the ultimate wine savant, his pairings were incredible ?? an interesting variety over the courses without going too far. We loved our conversations with Frank, he was a ball!), the host (he not only described our courses but, provided in depth knowledge of ingredients and sources when we asked ?? obviously knew his stuff and was so incredibly personable, it was like we were eating at his house), and of course the food. Each course was so thoughtful, balanced and unique. I would not consider myself an adventurous diner and I thoroughly enjoyed all that was presented to me. We simply had a fabulous dinner and LOVED every aspect of Textile. I appreciate any restaurant that provides an amuse bouche and bon bons?all fine dining establishments should do this to round out the meal. My only suggestion to Textile would be to serve the coffee with a saucer, which is probably the most ridiculous piece of criticism any restaurant has ever received - I just didn??t like not having a place to put my spoon after stirring sugar into my cappuccino. Seriously, that is the only thing that I can??t give rave reviews on?.Otherwise, I am in love with Textile and can??t wait to go back.

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★★★★★

Simply Excellent. Wow ?? we just returned from Textile and are blown away by the whole package. The music (I??d like the playlist please), the sommelier (Frank is the ultimate wine savant, his pairings were incredible ?? an interesting variety over the courses without going too far. We loved our conversations with Frank, he was a ball!), the host (he not only described our courses but, provided in depth knowledge of ingredients and sources when we asked ?? obviously knew his stuff and was so incredibly personable, it was like we were eating at his house), and of course the food. Each course was so thoughtful, balanced and unique. I would not consider myself an adventurous diner and I thoroughly enjoyed all that was presented to me. We simply had a fabulous dinner and LOVED every aspect of Textile. I appreciate any restaurant that provides an amuse bouche and bon bons?all fine dining establishments should do this to round out the meal. My only suggestion to Textile would be to serve the coffee with a saucer, which is probably the most ridiculous piece of criticism any restaurant has ever received - I just didn??t like not having a place to put my spoon after stirring sugar into my cappuccino. Seriously, that is the only thing that I can??t give rave reviews on?.Otherwise, I am in love with Textile and can??t wait to go back.

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

Cons: none!

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The food was good, the service was atrocious. Where to begin? 1) was only served 5 of 6 courses 2) the AC was turned off in the restaurant at around 9 pm. There were still over 15 patrons at 1030 and it was 80 degrees. 3) first 2 courses were timely and it was all down hill after that. It took 30 minutes between course 3 and 4 and were ignored for 30 minutes after course 5. We had to ask busboys to send someone for drinks and ultimately had to corner a busboy and request a check. Table of 4, check of over 550--this was a joke. It was such bad service I'd go out of my way to steer people clear of this place. I'm confident in knowing this is Houston and this place won't make it past the end of the year at this pace.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food was good, the service was atrocious. Where to begin? 1) was only served 5 of 6 courses 2) the AC was turned off in the restaurant at around 9 pm. There were still over 15 patrons at 1030 and it was 80 degrees. 3) first 2 courses were timely and it was all down hill after that. It took 30 minutes between course 3 and 4 and were ignored for 30 minutes after course 5. We had to ask busboys to send someone for drinks and ultimately had to corner a busboy and request a check. Table of 4, check of over 550--this was a joke. It was such bad service I'd go out of my way to steer people clear of this place. I'm confident in knowing this is Houston and this place won't make it past the end of the year at this pace.

Pros: One star is too much

Cons: The worst dining experience I've had in Houston in 5 years

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Textile advertise that they "are happy to be considerate of special dietary needs."

So I called to check if they could support a Gluten Free meal. The person on the phone
i) dismissed Gluten as "oh that's just flour isn't it"
ii) then proceeded to tell me how they couldn't help me
iii) then said well they supposed they would have to get the Chef to call me as if they would be doing me a big favour.

No one called back! Suffice to say my farewell meal with my friends is booked with another restaurant!

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★☆☆☆☆

Textile advertise that they "are happy to be considerate of special dietary needs."

So I called to check if they could support a Gluten Free meal. The person on the phone
i) dismissed Gluten as "oh that's just flour isn't it"
ii) then proceeded to tell me how they couldn't help me
iii) then said well they supposed they would have to get the Chef to call me as if they would be doing me a big favour.

No one called back! Suffice to say my farewell meal with my friends is booked with another restaurant!

Cons: Poor staff on the phone

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I generally like strongly and brightly-flavored foods. Much of the food at Textile was more subtly flavored than I might normally pick, but, well, they complemented each other and allowed me to taste them without anything overpowering anything else.

My husband and I had the two different tasting menus; each was delicious. Particular high points were the bread (perfect texture), some of the wines, the smoked brownie, the salmon, the beef (wagyu and braised brisket) -- heck, it was all good. Each piece of food was clearly cooked exactly the way the chef wanted it.

We actually found the wine pours to be a little too liberal, and asked them to tone it down for us -- we had to drive back home, after all.

Nope, not cheap, but we'll definitely be back.

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★★★★★

I generally like strongly and brightly-flavored foods. Much of the food at Textile was more subtly flavored than I might normally pick, but, well, they complemented each other and allowed me to taste them without anything overpowering anything else.

My husband and I had the two different tasting menus; each was delicious. Particular high points were the bread (perfect texture), some of the wines, the smoked brownie, the salmon, the beef (wagyu and braised brisket) -- heck, it was all good. Each piece of food was clearly cooked exactly the way the chef wanted it.

We actually found the wine pours to be a little too liberal, and asked them to tone it down for us -- we had to drive back home, after all.

Nope, not cheap, but we'll definitely be back.

Pros: Pretty much everything

Cons: The bibb & romaine salad was a little lackluster

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We went for dinner and had the 7 course tasting menu with wine for my birthday. The experience was extremely disappointing. There were plenty of staffs to give you bread, refill your water but only 1 staff that can provide an explanation of each dish. Half of the time, no one else came by to provide us information on the dish or ask how we're dong. We spent almost $500 and walked out really disapppointed. It was one of the worse fine dinning experience that I have ever encountered. The sommelier was such a joke. He wore an unfitted suit and looks sweaty and basically just memorized the information for each wine. I couldn't keep a straight face when he comes by with our wine. They were also extremely stingy with the wine. For $85 for the wine pairing. You would think that they're generous with the wine. However, most of the glasses were filled abour 1/4. I felt so ripped off ! The location is also very shady. My husband was concerned with his vehicle the entire time. It's located in the middle of nowhere and I felt unsafe. Overall, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE. IT'S NOT WORTH IT!

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★☆☆☆☆

We went for dinner and had the 7 course tasting menu with wine for my birthday. The experience was extremely disappointing. There were plenty of staffs to give you bread, refill your water but only 1 staff that can provide an explanation of each dish. Half of the time, no one else came by to provide us information on the dish or ask how we're dong. We spent almost $500 and walked out really disapppointed. It was one of the worse fine dinning experience that I have ever encountered. The sommelier was such a joke. He wore an unfitted suit and looks sweaty and basically just memorized the information for each wine. I couldn't keep a straight face when he comes by with our wine. They were also extremely stingy with the wine. For $85 for the wine pairing. You would think that they're generous with the wine. However, most of the glasses were filled abour 1/4. I felt so ripped off ! The location is also very shady. My husband was concerned with his vehicle the entire time. It's located in the middle of nowhere and I felt unsafe. Overall, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE. IT'S NOT WORTH IT!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Food, service, location

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It is sad that so much effort goes into preparing a delightful meal. Service is deplorable. After spending $400 on a dinner, you would expect that the staff stays until the last customer. This is nit the case. Even the chef clocks out at 1030 and the restaurant is left with only the cleaning crew. I would not recommend this restaurant until the chef-owners take a closer look at their mechanism into running a restaurant. You have a long and tough road ahead if this restaurant is trying to be at the same level of any top restaurant in the US and worldwide. Too bad.

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★★★☆☆

It is sad that so much effort goes into preparing a delightful meal. Service is deplorable. After spending $400 on a dinner, you would expect that the staff stays until the last customer. This is nit the case. Even the chef clocks out at 1030 and the restaurant is left with only the cleaning crew. I would not recommend this restaurant until the chef-owners take a closer look at their mechanism into running a restaurant. You have a long and tough road ahead if this restaurant is trying to be at the same level of any top restaurant in the US and worldwide. Too bad.

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If you are looking for a high-priced succulent nouvel cuisine dinner and willing to spend $400 for 3 people - this is the place to go. HOWEVER...

This restaurant still has many steps to climb if it wants to be ranked as a "top notch" establishment, beginning with its much to be desired service, inexperienced staff and overall ambiance. Yes, it's a "neat" little place, but far away from Joel Robuchon or Le Bernardin just to name a few.

A sommelier should know about wines, not what he read or memorized - it is not a recital.

The expediter's job is to make sure that the food gets to the wait staff in a timely fashion, so that everyone sitting at a particular table is served simultaneously. Sadly, it does not exist in this establishment.

Come 10.30 and every single staff member clocks out, even the chef and sous chef.

If you think that a restaurant with such caliber and reviews has a valet parking service - think twice.

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★★☆☆☆

If you are looking for a high-priced succulent nouvel cuisine dinner and willing to spend $400 for 3 people - this is the place to go. HOWEVER...

This restaurant still has many steps to climb if it wants to be ranked as a "top notch" establishment, beginning with its much to be desired service, inexperienced staff and overall ambiance. Yes, it's a "neat" little place, but far away from Joel Robuchon or Le Bernardin just to name a few.

A sommelier should know about wines, not what he read or memorized - it is not a recital.

The expediter's job is to make sure that the food gets to the wait staff in a timely fashion, so that everyone sitting at a particular table is served simultaneously. Sadly, it does not exist in this establishment.

Come 10.30 and every single staff member clocks out, even the chef and sous chef.

If you think that a restaurant with such caliber and reviews has a valet parking service - think twice.

Pros: Outstanding Food

Cons: Terrible Service

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It is sad that so much effort goes into preparing a delightful meal. Service is deplorable. After spending $400 on a dinner, you would expect that the staff stays until the last customer. This is nit the case. Even the chef clocks out at 1030 and the restaurant is left with only the cleaning crew. I would not recommend this restaurant until the chef-owners take a closer look at their mechanism into running a restaurant. You have a long and tough road ahead if this restaurant is trying to be at the same level of any top restaurant in the US and worldwide. Too bad.

1
★★★☆☆

It is sad that so much effort goes into preparing a delightful meal. Service is deplorable. After spending $400 on a dinner, you would expect that the staff stays until the last customer. This is nit the case. Even the chef clocks out at 1030 and the restaurant is left with only the cleaning crew. I would not recommend this restaurant until the chef-owners take a closer look at their mechanism into running a restaurant. You have a long and tough road ahead if this restaurant is trying to be at the same level of any top restaurant in the US and worldwide. Too bad.

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My friends and I love to go out to nice places for dinner so we decided to give Textile a try because of all the great reviews that is has received. We are all slender and not big eaters, however, we were all still extremely hungry after having dinner at Textile. This place was ridiculous. Every single course was miniature in size, including the amount of wine. The pork was like a rock, extremely dry, the fish was too fishy, and the Mushroom tart had a stale crust. The waiter was extemely full of himself, we had to wave him down several times. We spent ~$100.00/person and were very unhappy at the end of the night.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I love to go out to nice places for dinner so we decided to give Textile a try because of all the great reviews that is has received. We are all slender and not big eaters, however, we were all still extremely hungry after having dinner at Textile. This place was ridiculous. Every single course was miniature in size, including the amount of wine. The pork was like a rock, extremely dry, the fish was too fishy, and the Mushroom tart had a stale crust. The waiter was extemely full of himself, we had to wave him down several times. We spent ~$100.00/person and were very unhappy at the end of the night.

Pros: Drinks

Cons: Food & Service

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This place left me puzzled, not to mention hungry. Granted, each of the little bites was tasty, but by the end of the meal I was ready for a burger. Mind you, I am a fairly small, slender woman and not a big eater by any stretch. I have had tasting menus at other restaurants and had never left hungry before. (Part of the problem here might have been that my piece of port that I think was supposed to be the main course was too hard to chew so I couldn't eat it.) To make matters worse, the cost for this (5 so-called courses plus a drink and the least expensive bottle of wine on the menu) was $320, before tip, for the two of us. Seriously. My prediction is that either this restaurant will have to make major changes, or it won't be around for long.

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★★☆☆☆

This place left me puzzled, not to mention hungry. Granted, each of the little bites was tasty, but by the end of the meal I was ready for a burger. Mind you, I am a fairly small, slender woman and not a big eater by any stretch. I have had tasting menus at other restaurants and had never left hungry before. (Part of the problem here might have been that my piece of port that I think was supposed to be the main course was too hard to chew so I couldn't eat it.) To make matters worse, the cost for this (5 so-called courses plus a drink and the least expensive bottle of wine on the menu) was $320, before tip, for the two of us. Seriously. My prediction is that either this restaurant will have to make major changes, or it won't be around for long.

Pros: Tasty morsels

Cons: Tiny amount of food, noisy, limited parking in a bad part of town.

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Great looking dining room. Love the intimate space. All four of us had the chef's tasting menu that evening. It was all perfect and a pleasure to partake. I've really missed Aries so was thrilled to hear Chef Tycer was back at it with Textile. I hope this one sticks around for a long time as we plan to be back often.

2
★★★★★

Great looking dining room. Love the intimate space. All four of us had the chef's tasting menu that evening. It was all perfect and a pleasure to partake. I've really missed Aries so was thrilled to hear Chef Tycer was back at it with Textile. I hope this one sticks around for a long time as we plan to be back often.

Pros: It's all wonderful

Cons: hopefully I don't find any

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Based on previous experiences, I was not a big Scott Tycer fan. Our meal at TExtile changed that. Food was incredible. Service was precise without being overbearing. Spce is intimate, which is nice until someone who likes to hear themselves talk sits down. Wine list could use some help, but what do you expect from a new restaurant in a dry area. When your only real complaint is they brought the wrong fork during one course, you are really searching.

2
★★★★★

Based on previous experiences, I was not a big Scott Tycer fan. Our meal at TExtile changed that. Food was incredible. Service was precise without being overbearing. Spce is intimate, which is nice until someone who likes to hear themselves talk sits down. Wine list could use some help, but what do you expect from a new restaurant in a dry area. When your only real complaint is they brought the wrong fork during one course, you are really searching.

Pros: Great food, outstanding service, intimate, excellent value

Cons: Weak wine list,

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Knowing Scot Tyser's great successes and reading pieces in national media about Textile, we were greatly looking forward to dinner. The space is intimate and contemporary elegant while still fully reflective of the industrial nature of the building. It definately has the look of a small San Francisco or Chicago restaurant. (The lighting could be just a bit more dim.)

We were greeted by a beautiful, statuesque hostess, leaving us thinking that the vibe was definately high-quotient hip. Frankly, from that point on we were confused by the collective wait staff. The waiters wore their own frumpy business-man suits while the support staff wore crisp blue shirts and pants. The music was definately that of a high-vibe space. Were we in a serious foody restaurant with over-the-top trained staff or a wanna-be food scene restaurant that fell short? The service itself was good, but not white tablecloth excellent. The sommelier was not very engaging, we had to wait too long to get drinks after we sat down, and they brought the check to the table after being asked not to (it was a birthday). Ultimately the staff is probably good but has not received enough team training.

We arrived at 7:15 and told the 7-course tasting menu was already not available. The tasting menus are fantastic with wonderful concoctions of wintery, earthy, organic dishes light with small portions and sweet twists to them. The ala carte menu almost seemed an afterthought for cheapskates who didn't want to pay for the $75 tasting menu. The prices were surprisingly low and and the dishes beautifully presented. The Texas kobi entree was fabulous, and at $30, a far cry from the "real" kobi.

The crowd looked to be foodies looking for and willing to pay for the extraordinary. We left slightly disappointed knowing it was neither that great food experience or an evening out in hipdom. Either is fine, just let us know which one to expect.

2
★★★★☆

Knowing Scot Tyser's great successes and reading pieces in national media about Textile, we were greatly looking forward to dinner. The space is intimate and contemporary elegant while still fully reflective of the industrial nature of the building. It definately has the look of a small San Francisco or Chicago restaurant. (The lighting could be just a bit more dim.)

We were greeted by a beautiful, statuesque hostess, leaving us thinking that the vibe was definately high-quotient hip. Frankly, from that point on we were confused by the collective wait staff. The waiters wore their own frumpy business-man suits while the support staff wore crisp blue shirts and pants. The music was definately that of a high-vibe space. Were we in a serious foody restaurant with over-the-top trained staff or a wanna-be food scene restaurant that fell short? The service itself was good, but not white tablecloth excellent. The sommelier was not very engaging, we had to wait too long to get drinks after we sat down, and they brought the check to the table after being asked not to (it was a birthday). Ultimately the staff is probably good but has not received enough team training.

We arrived at 7:15 and told the 7-course tasting menu was already not available. The tasting menus are fantastic with wonderful concoctions of wintery, earthy, organic dishes light with small portions and sweet twists to them. The ala carte menu almost seemed an afterthought for cheapskates who didn't want to pay for the $75 tasting menu. The prices were surprisingly low and and the dishes beautifully presented. The Texas kobi entree was fabulous, and at $30, a far cry from the "real" kobi.

The crowd looked to be foodies looking for and willing to pay for the extraordinary. We left slightly disappointed knowing it was neither that great food experience or an evening out in hipdom. Either is fine, just let us know which one to expect.

Pros: Very intimate, great for a date

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I live in the Heights, and had heard so much about Ares (Chef Tycer's former restaurant), that I was scared of a let-down. Instead, I had one of my top five dining experiences of my life. Chef Tycer came out to chat while we were having pre-dinner cocktail at the bar. My husband and I did the seven-course tasting menu. Do not let the deceptively brief menu descriptions fool you - everything was nothing like you would expect. Fresh ingredients and impeccable combinations. The warm mushroom salad, Maine scallop, and foie gras were particularly good. Friendly, down-to-earth service. Amazingly knowledgeable sommelier - he did a great job explaining all seven wines in the wine pairing that accompanied the meal. I could do without the bon bons (too sweet) at the end of the meal, but otherwise, not a single complaint. Bonus points for alliowing self-parking, and doing without the unnecessary valet. Small, warm, inviting dining room (about fifty diners). A little bit of a splurge, but worth every penny.

2
★★★★★

I live in the Heights, and had heard so much about Ares (Chef Tycer's former restaurant), that I was scared of a let-down. Instead, I had one of my top five dining experiences of my life. Chef Tycer came out to chat while we were having pre-dinner cocktail at the bar. My husband and I did the seven-course tasting menu. Do not let the deceptively brief menu descriptions fool you - everything was nothing like you would expect. Fresh ingredients and impeccable combinations. The warm mushroom salad, Maine scallop, and foie gras were particularly good. Friendly, down-to-earth service. Amazingly knowledgeable sommelier - he did a great job explaining all seven wines in the wine pairing that accompanied the meal. I could do without the bon bons (too sweet) at the end of the meal, but otherwise, not a single complaint. Bonus points for alliowing self-parking, and doing without the unnecessary valet. Small, warm, inviting dining room (about fifty diners). A little bit of a splurge, but worth every penny.

Pros: Food, service

Cons: Only two restrooms

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To be fair, I miss the Kitchen Table at Brennan's. But since that one has dissapeared, this is by far the best "Tasting Menu" in Houston. I'm not one of those people who writes reviews online frequently. But I had to let others know how good this place is. There were two options as far as "WE" were concerned a Five course and Seven course menu. We both left full with a small box of bon bons to take with us. The wine flight was a little daring to say the least, not traditional white wine with fish. This guy (I think his name was Fred) may be an rain man of wine. At least thats what his fellow server implied. When he slows down enough to talk about what he's presenting you, and why, he's brilliant. Daniel is very charming and treated us like we had known each other for years... this was our first time and not our last!

2
★★★★★

To be fair, I miss the Kitchen Table at Brennan's. But since that one has dissapeared, this is by far the best "Tasting Menu" in Houston. I'm not one of those people who writes reviews online frequently. But I had to let others know how good this place is. There were two options as far as "WE" were concerned a Five course and Seven course menu. We both left full with a small box of bon bons to take with us. The wine flight was a little daring to say the least, not traditional white wine with fish. This guy (I think his name was Fred) may be an rain man of wine. At least thats what his fellow server implied. When he slows down enough to talk about what he's presenting you, and why, he's brilliant. Daniel is very charming and treated us like we had known each other for years... this was our first time and not our last!

Pros: Food and Service was top notch

Cons: Not a dinner and a show place... nothing else near it

 

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