About La Colombe d'Or
Welcome to La Colombe d’Or Hotel, Restaurant, and Art Gallery. An award-winning restaurant, La Colombe d'Or specializes in modern European cuisine. A Texas twist on wild game and exotic dishes make this a truly unique dining experience. We look forward to serving you! Bon Appétit!
Houston, TX 77006
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Harold / Hawthorne
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet available.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us for details.
Private Party Contact:
Laura Gates: (713) 524-7999
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Online dinner reservations will be served in the foyer in Le Grand Salon (not the main dining room) due to a private event. Any questions please call La Colombe D'or.
La Colombe d'Or Ratings and Reviews
I made a reservation at La Colombe d'Or for my husband's 50th birthday. Our two children came in from college that evening and the four of us went together. They knew who we were when we arrived and we were seated quickly. The best part of the night was our server, Ascenci'on. After we were done with our meal, he took us on a tour of the hotel's empty rooms, art work, kitchen and ballroom. It was a very memorable evening and we'd do it again!
The food was average for nice Houston dining, but the service was EXCELLENT. We were warmly greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter was by far one of the best we have had anywhere. He was professional and welcoming. He even cut our daughter's steak for her so we could stay seated. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you want to be pampered.
My wife and I are relocating to Houston for work ( Energy Industry ) and were recently in town looking for real estate ahead of our move. This trip fell over my birthday and we were surprised by my mother with an evening at La Colombe D'or as a remote birthday gift - and what a great experience.
Now reviews to me are only useful when I can relate to the person reviewing. I've been to some of the best restaurants/hotels in the world, and am always surprised to see reviews that seem so polar opposite to the feedback I would have for others so lets start with the fact that I am 38, my wife is 30 and we've travelled to, and eaten at at 6, 3-star Michelin restaurants around the world in the past few years, just for the dining experience. That should say enough for those trying to understand our experiences/expectations. This restaurant was on the main floor of what had to be the most unique set-up I've seen. The building must be a historic landmark because it's nestled between two new modern apartment complexes and it felt like we were walking into old Texas - but in a good way. We walked in to what felt like a hotel front desk ( we only found out after that it actually a hotel as well ) with a beautiful old bar to the right, and a dining room to the left. The front desk person, doubled as our waiter and bartender for the evening, which felt great, but I would expect that would be hard to maintain if it was very busy. The dining room was small but stunning, and would rival a great Robuchon room, but with a touch of old money Houston. The wine list was great, the champagne selection was extensive and the food was outstanding - even the Fois Gras, which I never thought I'd see prepared well in Houston. Overall, the night was great and I expect to be back as it felt perfect for bringing a client to a nice lunch, or dinner. Now I haven't yet seen what else Houston has to offer, but if you have high expectations for your dining experience, this place won't disappoint.
A fabulous Thanksgiving dining!
With only 10 tables available, the exquisite service and delectable meal amongst wonderful art is memorable for us year after year. Sorry, we've never had the Turkey on Thanksgiving, but the huge portion of Lamb chops was unforgettable. There enjoyed the Snapper and ALL shared the delightfully "light" bread pudding.
Wonderful anniversary evening. We stayed at the hotel as well. Beautiful old mansion, great personal service, flavorful food. Foie Gras and escargot were great starters. My rack of lamb and my wife's chateaubriand were scrumptious.
We went on a Wednesday night and were the only customers so that was odd....kind of nice, but odd.
Went for our anniversary. We were promptly greeted and seated. The service was good but not great. we had champagne and wine by the glass: prices seemed reasonable. But - the food was disappointing, expensive and disappointing. My wife had scallops - very ordinary. I had the goat - presented as a strange conical mold of shredded meat.
The meal was a disappointment.
We love La Colombe d'Or. The Chilean Sea Bass, when on the menu, is incredible. Do not miss the lobster bisque. The red snapper was recently a little dry and overcooked, but not bad, and the vegetables that came with it were very good. We were too stuffed to have desert, but, because it was our anniversary, they brought us a small flourless chocolate cake and scoop of pistachio ice cream gratis. Both were delicious.
The restaurant and its accompanying boutique hotel are set in the historic Fondren mansion and are wonderfully appointed with original works of art; the third floor of the building is, in fact, an art gallery.
We felt at home! It is a beautiful old house very well renovated, very elegant and full of pieces of art. This is a place to go to really feel the Houston from the last century with the delishous food of today.
Dont forget to ask for the chocolate dessert it is a dream! The champagne from the house is espectacular!
Due to the hype about this restaurant, my expectations were high, but honestly, I was a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, the food is very good, but I was not impressed with their appetizers (escargot and lobster bisque). The entree clearly made up for it, but the wine list and temperature of the Reds is off. Overall, not a bad experience, service as attentive, but it's just a good place to eat, not something that is a stand out.
Attended Cinq with my husband for Houston Restaurant Weeks. I ordered the stuffed tomato, scallops, and creme brulee for the first, second, and third course, respectfully. My husband ordered the escargot, demi-glace filet mignon, and creme brulee. From what we ordered, I believe only the escargot and the creme brulee are part of the regular menu offerings.
Overall the food was solid and enjoyable. By far the escargots a la bourguignonne was the star. The texture was perfect, and the garlic and parsley butter tasted wonderful. The stuffed tomato was mediocre. There was nothing particularly wrong with the tomato, in fact, the tomato was firm, the spinach ample, and the cheese properly melted, however, for this caliber restaurant, I found the offering to be unexciting.
For the main course, the demi-glace filet mignon was good. The meat was well portioned, warm, and tender. The demi-glace was a little thick, but not too troublesome. The accompanying brussel sprouts and bacon was firm and seasoned well. The presentation of the mashed potatoes likely biased my opinion of the taste. The visually un-appealing mound appeared to be scooped from a very shallow ice cream scoop. The texture was smooth, but lacked any memorable qualities on the palate.
I was presented with three jumbo scallops in a white wine reduction with mushrooms. The scallops were well portioned, firm, with a fine texture. The white wine reduction offered a gentle pleasing tanginess. I believe the dish had oyster mushrooms, which were flavorful.
For our dessert course, the creme brulee was excellent. The custard was sweet, and the caramel top nicely crisped; exactly how a well-executed creme brulee should look and taste.
The service was very good, the server took quite a bit of time to attend to us when it was time to settle the bill. That was surprising, considering the restaurant was near empty. Regardless, he was helpful, funny, professional, and engaging.
Went for restaurant week. Seated in a glass enclosed patio with good views and only one other table. The food, service and ambience were excellent. The menu had entrées which I consider over priced but the restaurant week menu had excellent choices at a reasonable price. The desserts were exceptional
We went for our wedding anniversary. Cinq is so quiet and romantic. The service makes you feel very special. I had the duck, and it was cooked to perfection. Cinq is not cheap, but you definitely get your money's worth. We had a very sweet, memorable evening.
Took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu. All 3 in our party had the filet. Very tender and perfectly cooked. 2 of us had the bread pudding which was among the best I've had. Our waiter was outstanding and helped make the evening an enjoyable one. I love not only the restaurant but the whole place. Rooms, gallery, lounge, etc. are all special.
La Colombe d’Or is a boutique hotel which houses a rather exclusive fine dining restaurant. Being the romantic type, I had a half dozen red roses waiting at our table which greeted us as we were seated. Deborah and I were treated to not only a sumptuous meal set in a grand dining room but the service provided by Ascencion was beyond reproach. The manager was gracious as well as he met us at the door. Because Houstonites tend to avoid fancy meals during the hottest days, we had the place to ourselves. We began our meal with a shared lump crab appetizer which was followed by grilled sea bass for my Honey, and I enjoyed roast rack of lamb. The dessert sampler is not to be missed.
Food and service at this iconic restaurant were excellent. However, there was a fairly limited menu for Mother's Day. Ambience was very quiet. Probably a better venue for older adults, although our college and high school age kids enjoyed the food. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions, in particular. It is pricey, though, but that's fine when you get excellent food and service as we had.
Seated immediately upon arrival. Service was just the right amount-no hovering and no empty glasses. Each course was served in a timely fashion. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The restaurant is lovely too. You should make this a priority on your list of restaurants to try.
Very strange evening. This was for my wife's birthday and it was a little odd. When we arrived for our 7pm Friday night reservations we thought the place was closed. Pulling up front we could see the valet sitting on the deck and he came out. When we entered and wanted to have a pre dinner cocktail we went to the bar, only to find we were the only ones there, both the bar and the restaurant??? While we had a cocktail one other couple came in and sat in the dinning room. We moved to the dinning room and had our meal. The service was great and very attentive...what you would expect with only two tables to handle! The food was ok. The crab tower was very good, the house salad dressing was too sour and my wife had to send it back. I ordered the chicken fried filet...it was good, but I doubt it was a filet based on the texture and quality of the meat. The dessert sampler was very good, especially the bread pudding! Two other tables came in during our evening. All in all is was ok, not sure I would go back seeing how there are many other great spots in Houston. We have both eaten here many times in the past, but it has been some years.
We had not been to La Colombe d'Or for a very long time. It was my husband's idea and it worked out just beautifully.
It is very quiet, very romantic, has great service and on top of that our food was just delicious.
We shared the rack of lamb and each had a salad and my husband also had French onion soup.
What a wonderful Valentine's dinner!
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