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About Crisp - Heights
Crisp Heights is committed to providing exceptional customer service and quality dining through our chef inspired menu and choice of over 100 hand selected fine wines and seasonal craft brews. Our indoor and outdoor eatery has an Old World flair with a New World influence, designed to evoke a sense of effortless sophistication in a stylish yet comfortable atmosphere where everyone feels welcome.
Houston, TX 77008
Contemporary Italian, American, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: Monday- Saturday: 3:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
CRISP offers solo acoustic acts Friday & Saturday between 8pm & 11pm. Call us for more details.
CRISP is located on a corner lot equipped with 48 parking spots. Plenty of additional street parking, please be mindful of our neighbors properties. We offer complimentary valet Wednesday - Saturday. Please contact us for more details.
The Wave is always an option for reliable & safe transportation.
Private Party Facilities:
The private dining room features a 10 ft. long table perfect for intimate gatherings to accommodate up to 14 guests. The private dining room is located on the South side of the building overlooking the garden/patio and houses the Wine Room where over 1,000 bottles of wine are temperature controlled for quality and consistency. With a 50” plasma TV equipped to play DVD’s and compatible with most any laptop, this space is perfect for any special occasion or gathering.
Private Party Contact:
Manager at Crisp: (713) 360-0222
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Crisp - Heights Ratings and Reviews
poor service, food was lukewarm, had to ask for refills repeatedly for drinks, and all condiments.., salt and pepper were not on the table nothing was addressed as a courtesy, .. we felt we had to ask for way to much to even try to enjoy the meal.
would not go again. server had a chip on her shoulder . didn't want to be there for Sunday brunch. poor dining experience.
Great food, great time, great music. Had the fried appetizer, it was awesome, melting short ribs very yummy. Daughter had pizza which was really good. The Mushroom fondue was a little rich for my tastes, but I don't like rich things. Red wine was server cold which was odd. Too cold, had to warm it up to open up.
Good service and great music. Just what we were looking for.
Our waitress was pretty awful BUT the food was awesome and I have to say the back patio was really cool! I am from out of town but I would definitely come back for pizza or the Wed/Thurs 50% off night. Besides our server the others were super nice and helpful.
Food was part good, part not good...
* Arancini - Excellent, surprisingly good combination with a very odd orange vinaigrette
* Short Ribs - Meat, good; polenta, ok; too much sauce though, and too liquid
* Pizza with potatoes and arugula - Terrible. Despite high quality ingredients (very fresh arugula, good cheese) the crust was awful, the potatoes were undercooked and the pizza was too salty (crust had enough salt but they put coarse salt on top)
My family really enjoyed the food and the service. We started with the *AMAZING* goat cheese appetizer, and my husband and I split the green salad and buffalo chicken pizza. Both were solid choices and I'd order again. My 4 year old shared her spaghetti & meatball with her 9 month old sister, who had a great time! We also had a cheesecake dessert that was solid, but not as amazing as that appetizer. Service was attentive and very accommodating of the small children. Their food came out very quickly (as did the rest of the meal). Worth mentioning the restaurant was rather loud so it's great for kids, unless they are sensitive to the noise.
This was our first visit, picked it up by looking on OpenTable and it was the best. We enjoyed everything we eat. We didn't come for the beer options and wine, and the food did not disappoint. I had the steamed Mussels and they were amazing. We had a pizza which was great as well as my husband burger. Our waitress, Kayla was so friendly and courteous and helped us with dishes and our dessert. We'd ask for her again if we returned. The service from her and the team who helped her was very nice. Can't wait to go back and recommend it. My sister is Gluten Free and I can't wait to bring her to Crisp, so many options. Thank you for an unexpected and wonderful evening.
Very underwhelming in terms of food. Pork belly appetizer overcooked, mussel appetizer also overcooked. Main dish I got the burger, also overcooked, dry, and underseasoned. We also got the short rib dish which was very low on flavor with a runny broth (not reduced down like with typical short rib dishes).
The scene was pretty good though, especially with outdoor seating. Would be great for HH or drinks, but food definitely needed improvement.
Crisp is a very quiet place on Saturdays - definitely would recommend going for brunch then rather than in Saturday, where it apparently is more crowded with a church crowd. Inside was rather dim, however. Prices are quite affordable, and the food is tasty.
We enjoyed Crisp, but there are not enough options for the entrées. The wine and beer selection is excellent, but we find ourselves opting not to go there because there are not enough entrées to our liking. We end up with a hamburger, which is good, but not great. Pizzas are good, but not great.
Sadly the Enoteca wine dispensing machine was not working on this occasion. The standard wine by the glass choices are average, but moves into the interesting range when the dispenser is operational. The bottle wine list is above average, but we didn't venture in that direction. The cheese board with added cured meats is an appetizing plus.
We were seated quickly, and had plenty of room at the table. The goat cheese and Marinara is always worth it as an appetizer. Local drafts rotation was very good - great selection of dark beers. My wife and I split a pizza, with plenty leftover to bring home. We will return.
I've gone to Crisp before, but it was for takeout for a pizza (which was really good). This time I was able to sit down with friends and enjoy great conversations, on top of the food and wine! From the time I walked into the restaurant and from the time I left, the staff was wonderful! The bartender (cannot recall her name) was absolutely amazing and very accommodating! Of course, the food was delicious, but I truly loved the red sangria and that I could take home wine! Definitely a restaurant I will frequent more often!!
First timer to Crisp in The Heights. New to the neighborhood not long ago and spotted this place while walking about. Went for a date night and sat on their patio out back. The patio is huge and decorated very nicely. It has a water feature, a large covered table that seats up to 10 guest. Multiple TV's to watch the latest sports on. Great wine selection and great food. Our waiter was very professional and attentive to our needs. He made great recommendations from the wine and appetizers to the main course of our meal. All which paired perfectly together. They have complementary valet for patrons and there's plenty of parking in the parking lot as well as street parking. I will definitely be coming back very soon!
Cons: Our table was by the door, so it was quite chilly. This was disappointing given I made a reservation...hoped for a better table. We never took our coats off. No cocktails, and limited selection (2) of white wines by the glass.
Pros: Pork belly appetizer was yummy, and the scallops in the surf and turf entree were cooked perfectly.
We had a superior waiter by the name of Jason who helped guide our choices on the menu and kept a watchful eye on us during the meal without being intrusive. We shared the truffle fries and the crispo app to start and then we had the duck leg salad, Lito's gyro and the Surf & Turf Risotto. All excellent! And then we proceeded to each have a dessert. Death by Brownie and the fruit crisp were really good and the bread pudding was the only disappointment. We dined here years ago but we won't wait as long to come back. Definitely worth several repeat visits.
Arrived promptly for early evening reservation and were seated for 15 minutes before demanding that a member of waitstaff stop milling around and take our order. The restaurant was 3/4 empty and fully staffed but no one was interested in serving. Once served our salads, the entrees arrived literally 60 seconds later.
The food is mediocre in taste and grossly oversized. It would be much more marketable by removing half the volume and pricing 25% lower. A side salad "D-B-G & Greens" was well conceived but sized as an entree with a duck leg rivaling a turkey drumstick except overcooked and impossible to tear down without a steak knife. The entrees were soupy with limpid pasta.
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