About Foundation Room House of Blues Houston
Houston, TX 77002
Escape, indulge and elevate your nightlife in Foundation Room at House of Blues, Houston’s luxe downtown hideaway. Nestled in the heart of the city, Foundation Room features an elegant private dining room and plush lounge perfect for after-dinner sips and socializing. From starters like the Seared Jumbo Shrimp in a Cajun lemon-beurre blanc to the 16oz. Cowboy Ribeye, the inspired menu draws from seasonal and international flavors with a distinctively Texas twist. Foundation Room boasts an extensive wine list, premium spirits and handcrafted cocktails.
Whether you are looking for an intimate night with that special someone or an unforgettable evening as a rock star VIP with your favorite band, Foundation Room offers world-class cuisine in the ultimate Rock 'n' Roll Country Club setting. Become a VIP Member to gain exclusive access to House of Blue and Live Nation tickets and Members-only events. For additional information, please call (832) 667-7795.
International, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Diners are encouraged to stay after dinner and enjoy our distinctive nightlife. On select nights, Foundation Room offers live entertainment provided by some of Houston's finest musicians and performers from around the world. You never know who you may find behind the microphone. For more information on the nightly entertainment, please contact the Foundation Room concierge at (832) 667-7794. To explore the benefits of becoming a Foundation Room Member, please call (832) 667-7794.
Valet parking is available
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Foundation Room offers secluded spaces for intimate dinners or larger celebrations. The Love, St. Michael's and Rama Rooms offer privacy and elegance, ideal for romantic dinners or birthday and anniversary celebrations.
Foundation Room House of Blues Houston Ratings and Reviews
Not a pleasant expererience. My reservation time was not honored. Although, the hostess acknowledged our reservation and advised we would be seated as soon as table became available but that did not happen. Restaurant was recommended by a business colleague however upon my return to work I shared with him that my experience was not pleasant. I will not recommend nor visit again rather travel for business or personal.
The Foundation Room is a great place for a romantic dinner or small party. We came late evening and were first timers. The place was cozy with very friendly staff. The food was really tasty and original. We wished we could have sampled everything, but we will definitely be back to try other dishes. The con is that the food I like only came in spicey, which I tend to shy away from spicey foods. I must say I was pleasantly surprised that I really liked a little spicey and my date loved it.
Make reservation same day, when we arrived we were told they had been booked for weeks already so reservation was not valid....so that was frustrating. They had a section of open seating by the bar. We found a table, went and got our menus...and waited, waited and waited for someone just to get our drink order. Then the service was just bad and the wait for the food was basically an hour. Had a table sit down right after us and order drinks from the bar (we just had water) and it was almost 30 minutes later when waitress came back to check on them without drinks...It was not that crowded even though they were 'booked'. A group of 16 showed up after us that did NOT have a reservation and they seated them within 30 minutes...not sure what was up with that. Overall not worth the money or the convenience of being next to the HOB. We were not familiar with the area so went with what made sense, will never go back.
Singular dining experience with the most cordial and considerate staff, for New Years Eve 2016.
One would think such an extravagant and enjoyable niche restaurant like the Foundation Room would have been sold out months in advance, but bad weather and cancellations offered us what amounted to a dinner of a lifetime. The private elevator up to the 3rd floor brought us to Miguel's attention, who seated my lady and I next to the cozy little fireplace in their quaint, peaceful dining room. Rocky, one of the on-duty managers, offered us an unsolicited glass of champagne each which really set the tone for the evening.
(Side note: You would think that with a NYE bash going on not 30 ft away that we would have been bombarded with loud music and revelers, but the dining room was quite and serene thanks to some smart architectural finishes and black-out curtains).
As to the food, the BBQ scallop appetizer was heavenly, and the filet orders were cooked perfectly (mine a little less red than hers despite having ordered both medium, which was thanks to Sabrina, our server, having paid attention to our likes and dislikes). Sabrina was also courteous enough to have the kitchen whip up a special non-dairy batch of grilled potatoes due to an allergy concern, and all of the sides and vegetables were top notch. Desert was to die for, and the comp'd bottle of champagne courtesy of Freddy, another pro manager on duty that night, was as unexpected as it was a perfect end to our dining experience. We offered our sincerest thanks to Carlos, the Executive Chef, and were off to ring in the NYE in the adjacent bar and music venue. The prices for their NYE menu were very very reasonable, and Carlos invited us (and everyone else) in to try their traditional menu which I'll be sure to do in the near future.
I made reservations in Foundation Room for a before concert meal (the AMAZING Andra Day), but was sadly disappointed. It was not made clear that the pre-purchased meal credit couln't be applied to FR's bill. The ambience & decor was lovely. The host was welcoming & geacious, but my server was not very attentive and could never be found when needed. I was given the option of sitting in the more lively bar area or the opposite side with secluded tables and fireplace. I hated where I was seated because another server repeatedly bumped into my chair without any regard so I felt like I was in the way. I had to wait a long time to place my order and a long time for my food. I ordered $30 Shrimp & Grits and it was disgusting 😝. The shrimp were not properly cooked & I battled between sending it back or not because everything took such a long time. Eventually, I got a new plate but was just fed up & ready to go. There was easy acess to the concert venue area. I wished I'd saved my money and just bought food from the concession stands in HOB venue.
My wife and I had dinner here before a concert at the House of Blues. It's really great! The food is more upscale foodie oriented, if you're looking for Denny's, go elsewhere. The atmosphere is really chic and service was great. The ability to just walk a few steps and get into the House of Blues through a private entrance is absolutely fantastic. It makes it possible to have a nice dinner in a cool location and still get to a concert in time to see the warm-up band. We will definitely eat here again.
The food was great. No issues at all with the food or the menu. The service was exceedingly slow. Waitress blamed the bar for us waiting on a drink taking 30 mins to receive. The overrall dinner start to finish took 2 hours and all we ordered was 2 drinks a entree and dessert. Would not recommend coming here if you are in a hurry.
Ambience / Decor is amazing. Food is mediocre and service is horrible. Crystal is hands down the WORST server/waitress in the world. Go to the lounge. Have a drink. Enjoy the music. The food isn't that good and the service is the worst. Beautiful atmosphere though. Creme brûlée took 45 minutes to come out and was COLD. The waitress was no where to be found. At this point I didn't want it and she dumped it in a styrofoam container and brought it back to me and laid it on the table and walked away. I won't return.
We recieved a warm welcome from Rocky at the door and were invited to enjoy a drink at the bar before being seated for our reservation. We enjoyed a special crafted Lemon drop martini that was very good. The bartender was very nice introduceing himself and others staff members. We were there on a night they were doing a art display which we enjoyed viewing. Our table was excellently set and the food service was exceptional. I had ordered lamb and didn't care for it so it was quickly replaced with a wonder fish dish. The chef came to my table to see what he could do to ensure our dinner was perfect for us. It was indeed made right and the other food was excellent. Lamb is very hard to prepare and I appriecated the jesture to make it right. We had a lovely time and enjoyed our evening in a curtained booth with a delightful wine selection.
First time being at the Foundation Room and it was awesome! Everyone was very courteous and friendly. Our waitress was very helpful in introducing us to all the meals, which were so delicious by the way. I loved the decor and how intimate the setting is. Perfect for a special dinner and music was nice too. I loved my whole experience at the Foundation Room!
The food was good, but the service was terrible. We were there prior to a concert and were there well ahead of time. The host was very helpful but it was at least 15 minutes before the server appeared. She asked if we were attending the concert and we said yes and placed our order. 40 minutes later it showed up. That gave us a whopping 20 minutes to wolf down our expensive meal before the show. The manager said it was slow to arrive because the chicken took 30 minutes to prepare. That would have been nice know before we ordered. We found the decor over-the-top and the music too loud in the dining area. We won't be back.
The food was absolutely amazing! The clam chowder was so fresh and probably the best we have ever had, and the filet was melt in your mouth delicious! The whole experience was great, but the decor is a little gaudy. Other than that we loved everything, the staff was so nice!
The foundation Room is absolutely amazing and has a very cool vibe! Dinner was delicious and warm bread was served right away . I had the filet that was cooked to perfection! My husband enjoyed the shrimp curry nice and spicy. Our waitress Crystal was awesome and very attentive. We are so glad we became members of The House of Blues, everyone is so nice!
The food and the service was good. My party was stuck in a back room away from any entertainment. Overall, this restaurant had a snooty feel to it. It was a way overpriced, and dimly-lighted restaurant. I guess it would be okay if you were on a date for a special occasion. For us, one dining experience was enough. I mistakenly made a reservation for this restaurant, instead of The House of Bluses' other restaurant (Crossroads). Lesson learned. Oh, and did I mention, way overpriced!
We had 1 night in Houston and weren't really sure where to go. The Foundation Room had really good food and the service was really good as well. We were surprised to find one of our favorite California wines on the menu. That pretty much made our night. We were surprised that the Foundation Room really didn't have anything to do with "The House of Blues". I guess we were expecting Blues during dinner. Live or otherwise. If you are looking for a party, it is downstairs at the House of Blues, not in the Foundation Room.
As you approach the entrance from the street, you can only see a whole in the wall. But once you jump on the elevator the transformation starts to happen. When the elevator doors open to your destination you are welcomed by sophisticated and friendly staff. Surrounded by eye catching art on the walls. To your right a vibrant bar scene. To your left, the tables await. As you go in to this main room you see classical European decor from floor to ceiling. Boutique like feel allows you to sit and enjoy every inch of this intimate room. Several booths with draped curtains surround the middle tables. It's a real unique experience. Reserved for that very intimate special occasion.
Staff was friendly but service was slow .. food was excellent. . Very quiet except for when HoB next door kicked up the wall vibrating bass. We closed the curtains on the cabana style booth so that was cool. It was our Val Day dinner so we weren't in a hurry. Otherwise I could write a really bad review. I'd go back again.
I may try it again however it definitely will NOT be on New Years Eve. When I made the reservation it was for dinner (once we were seated) we were told there would only be (finger food) on New Years Eve and for what we received I was not impressed. At 6:30 PM we were the only couple in the dinning room event though we were asked to arrive 45 minutes early to ensure timely seating.
Waited 10 minutes for a host while waiters walked past us multiple times without addressing us despite there being only two tables occupied, then I went to the bar to inquire and the manager sat us and apologized repeatedly. Took about 20 minutes to order, then 40 minutes to get a house salad, during which time nobody came to check on us or take drink orders. The entrees were not special yet pricey (mid-$20s to high $30s). All in all we were there two hours, didn't get dessert, and missed the opening act while having to expedite them just to be out in time to see the main act. The only positive was the manager came by a couple times in that timeframe and apologized profusely while offering free champagne.
Could not have asked for better service, food or ambiance. Love the booth! Was great to be able to be escorted directly to the HOB 'private' entrance. We will definitely be back...the only disappointment was we also purchased a $50 food voucher with our ticket...but...it did not state the voucher was not good for The Foundation Room. Even though The Foundation Room is clearly part of the HOB venue. We will be able to use is later as we love the HOB...but they should state the voucher is NOT accepted at The Foundation Room. Other than that...if you like live music, small venues and are looking for a special evening...you can get it all right here!
The bread with various flavors and dipping sauces was a great start. The salad was tasty along with a yummy vinaigrette dressing. The scallop appetizer was so/so, fresh but not very flavorful. The monkfish main dish was flavorful but a little over cooked. Decor and romantic setting was interesting. I would probably give them another try.
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