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, 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
A fabulous Thanksgiving dining! With onl ...
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 staye ...
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.
small bar, well stocked but too bright; ...
small bar, well stocked but too bright; did not have the intimate feel a bar of its size should have. Dining room was simple, sophisticated and quiet. Service was excellent.
food was good but a bit pricey.
very quiet for a Saturday night
Went for our anniversary. We were prompt ...
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 Se ...
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 h ...
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, m ...
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.
A beautiful setting,excellent food and ...
A beautiful setting,excellent food and service -what more could anyone ask ?
Prices are a bit high for us on the regular basis,but great for special occasions or restaurant week.we appreciate their participation in that annual event.
Attended Cinq with my husband for Housto ...
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 gl ...
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. Cin ...
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 me ...
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 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.
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