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!
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: 7135247999x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine, Wine Bar
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
La Colombe d’Or is a boutique hotel whic ...
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.
Mother's Day Lunch
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.
Impeccable Service, Remarkable Fod
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.
Dead on a Friday night
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.
The nicest Valentine's dinner ever
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!
a bit tired . . .
An early reservation for Dinner for four. In an empty dining room - there were only three 4-top tables. Two of them were directly in front of A/C grills, blowing out cold air. The third was literally in front of the entrance door to the dining room. (We took it anyway, in order to not be blown upon by the A/C.)
While our service was very attentive, our drink order was not correct. One of our group specifically questioned the waiter about items on the menu that might be gluten free. The diner chose one upon the assurances from the waiter that it was gluten-free. Of course - it came to the table and was indeed not gluten-free. (Gluten was in the sauce.). Except for that issue (which was quickly remedied, the food was quite good.
The ambiance, though, was akin to eating in someone's grandmother's dining room. It may have been fashionable 40 years ago but the same cannot be said now. The chairs and tables were unexceptional, the lighting was bland and indistinctive. Also - there was a large party meeting in the next room (visible through glass doors immediately adjacent to our table.) They had the chandelier in the room turned up "full-blast" so it was "in our face," so to speak. Plus I had to look at a group of 20+ people carrying on some meeting. The coup de graçe was that, at the age of SIXTY, I was the second youngest person in the room when we left. Obviously, this is not a "trendy" or "vibrant" place to dine.
Elegant Dining with Attentive Service
My husband and I enjoy coming here often for a glass of wine and to sit on the front porch. Dinner was enjoyable with attentive service in beautiful surroundings. The only negative aspect was the meal I had planned to order was not on their menu even though it was listed online as being served for both lunch and dinner. The waitress did her best to accomodate my request, but I ended up having to order something not desired. Otherwise, the food, service, and ambience were all very good.
Houston Restaurant Week at Cinq
I've always wanted to try this place, but always afraid of the price. When a friend and I decided to take advantage of Houston Restaurant Weeks (and benefit the Houston Food Bank), we also decided that this would be the perfect time to visit Cinq at La Colombe d'Or.
Obviously, we had a limited menu from which to choose, but everything was good. A simple watermelon salad with feta and basil was a perfect refreshing way to start off a late August supper. I had the salmon filet with jalapeno polenta, and it, too, was perfect. The flavors were fresh and new. My friend tried the chicken-fried filet mignon with a bacon cheddar yukon mashed potatoes. Believe it or not, it was filet mignon, cooked as a chicken-fried steak! She said it was great.
Service was very attentive, but not intrusive. It was also a very busy night for them.
My only complaint was the music. I think they are trying to reach out to a younger crowd, because the music just didn't fit the architecture, the food, or the experience. At one point it was too loud, but they realized it and remedied the situation. (What kind of music would I choose? Maybe smooth jazz - though if it were just me it would be chamber music - definitely not a younger vibe! LOL)
It was alright, great food
The food itself was above average, served at a good temperature and very carefully. Our waiters were good, as well as professional, but not very timely. Not their fault, they were serving two other weddings, perhaps the restaurant should close to outside diners when they are this busy to provide a more timely experience to the diners.
The food courses were all prepared wonderfully, fresh, delicious, and artistically. The meal was not thrown together which is what you may sometimes experience when chefs are in a rush.
The venue itself was romantic, but old. It was a bit musty, but that may be expected when it has been in business for so long. For a French restaurant, I expected to see more french fare on the menu, but it was mostly Italian items. Apart from the escargot, I couldn't recall one French item. They didn't even serve Souffle.
If you would like a nice Italian meal in a romantic setting, this is your place. However, if you are looking for traditional French fare that matches the pricing on the meals, I would look for another venue.
We had 3 of the dishes off the restaurant weeks menu. Of the appetizers, the onion soup was sweet, for some reason. The escargot were only ok, not the best I've ever had. Of the entrees, the chicken fried filet was good, not great. It was pounded really thin. The salmon was good, but the jalapeno polenta under it was not very flavorful ( I couldn't really taste the heat from the jalapenos), and the texture was not good. I had the bread pudding for dessert, which was dry and heavy, practically no sauce at all. The creme brulees the others had were pretty undercooked, more like pudding. I'm hoping this was just a bad day for them.
The service, however, was the high point. They were there when they should have been, the water glasses were kept full, and they noticed when our drinks were running low.
Beautiful venue,fabulous food,can't wait to return
Each of the dining rooms are lovely, the staff is outgoing and knowledgeable and the food was incredible . We toured the hotel rooms and the art gallery on the third floor. We met Steve Zimmerman and he is a delight. This historic home is a must see. It is just beautiful!
reason for reservations
came here after researching on line top restaurants in Houston, was looking for a special place to bring my wife for a special birthday dining experience, not just a dinner. have been to other very nice restaurants in town so wanted some place new. This place was perfect!! food was very good with a nice presentation, the service was excellent, ambiance subdued and it was quiet enough that we could carry on a conversation with low voices. Made for a very special evening for her.
While the ambiance and service were grea ...
While the ambiance and service were great, the food was not very good. The wine list did not offer many options for a particular wine either (only one for my choice, a Pino Noir). However, because it was very romantic and quiet, it worked for a Valentine's Day.
Glory days are way in the past.
Having dinner at La Colombe D'Or makes you take a trip through your own memory lane trying to remember where you were and what you did during this establishment's golden days because these golden days are long gone and I do not see them coming back in a long time.
I thought La Colombe D'Or was a French restaurant but it has a handful of customer-friendly French dishes in order to appeal to a large audience with the remaining of the dishes in the menu being more of a Gulf/Southern restaurant than a French one.
If you think that the dull menu can be offset by the quality of the food you are completely wrong. The crab tower was dry, the jam garnishing the foie gras tasted like Smuckers, the lamb rack was passable, and so was the shrimp. The desserts were also passable but not something to remember.
Service was polite but average at best and lacks customer awareness. For example, it took a while to get noticed and be served the bread and the water despite the restaurant being half empty.
After my visit to La Colombe D'Or I can't stop remembering Bruce Springsteen's song "Glory Days" because this is what has happened to La Colombe D'Or. One of Houston's finest back in the days which is looking back at its past glory wondering why it can't be like it was before where people probably queued to eat there.
Too pricey for the quality
The food was simply not that great for the extraordinarily high prices. The heirloom tomatoes in the caprese salad were not ripe - hard and tasteless. The ribeye was rather tough ... etc... etc... the food was extremely unremarkable and very disappointing. At the same time the ambiance was lovely. Won't be going back unless its for a late night drink in the cozy bar.
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