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About The Tasting Room - Uptown Park
Welcome to the Tasting Room at Uptown Park. Originating more than 10 years ago as a small wine café and retail shop, the Tasting Room Uptown Park has truly blossomed since its inception and now stands at more than 9,000 square feet, making it one of the largest wine bars in the nation. Tucked into the retail mainstay of Uptown Park, the Tasting Room is a wine café of a different cut. As our motto states, “A comfortable place to get serious about wine,” we offer a multitude of dining experiences to offer our guests not only an exceptional culinary experience, but a comfortable yet vibrant atmosphere. With more than 150+ wines to our name, and more than 5 million glasses poured since our inception, we average 1 million glasses poured a year ranging from unique and exotic wines, to creature comfort brands and specialty labels crafted through partnerships with wine makers from around the world.
Houston, TX 77056
American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday: 11AM – 12AM
Thursday – Saturday: 11AM – 1AM
Sunday: 11AM – 11PM
Monday – Friday: open – 6PM
Monday – Friday: 11AM – 3PM
Daily: 11AM – close
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 3pm
Post Oak Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Nightly live music performances.
The Tasting Room takes all your social and life events to a higher level. Planning a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, birthday or just a fun family gathering? Our events team can create menus and wine selections to match for everything from casual get-togethers to the most sophisticated of parties. For more information contact us at infoUptown@tastingroomwines.com
In addition to valet, guests can park in the public parking lot.
Private Party Facilities:
The Tasting Room at Uptown Park is located near the Galleria in the Uptown Park Shopping Village. This is our original location with over 7,600 square feet which offers a variety of spaces and configurations for up to 600 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Events Team: (713) 622-4477
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Check our website's Calendar of Events page for details on our upcoming events.
The Tasting Room - Uptown Park Ratings and Reviews
The Tasting room (Uptown Park) is a wonderful place, EXCEPT . . .
The ENTIRE parking lot is coned off for valet . . . if you want to park your car yourself, it's NOT an option (except for a few street spots in front)! When I asked a manager about that, he said that the valet company is a separate entity from The Tasting Room. Either a very lame answer, or they need to get some control over valet because it's part of the overall "customer experience".
I chose to sit on the patio with a friend. After about 15 minutes, I ended up going inside to get served. They supposedly have staff that covers the patio, but the only ones I saw were clearing tables.
Very dissappointed with the experience at this location.
They were out of two cocktails and four of our wine choices. Not much "tasting" possible with such poor inventory management. The pulled pork sliders were great, but the accompanying vegetables not very pickled. The pizza was SUPER bland and lacking any salt.
Despite the reservation, there was no hostess, so just wandered around. The bartender said they didn't take reservations and we just needed to wait for a table. Waters were never refilled and waitress had limited wine knowledge.
I met a group of friends for a Sunday night dinner and wine. I tried this place on a recommendation from a friend. I believe the menu that was offered online was different from the menu options we were offered. The wine list was good and we enjoyed several bottles of wine. Most of the food was very good although the selection was limited to appetizers, pizza and salad. A gluten free pizza option was offered to a member of party that required that however it was over-baked and it was returned to the kitchen. It also seemed that the wait staff did not really understand gluten free since they said the crust was darker due to it being whole wheat, obvisiously not gluten free. We were not offered any wine tasting or any specials either so I'm actually not sure why it's called the Tasting Room.
Overall an incredible wine list and an elegant menu. I especially liked that our server was able to provide us with a taste of one of the wines sold only by the bottle - it was perfect and we sincerely appreciated him going that extra step! We did indeed purchase the bottle and truly enjoyed our evening. The only drawback is that the service dropped off somewhat as the restaurant became busier but the second server brought in to assist the first one was able to meet our needs. Overall an excellent experience with great wine, a well thought out menu, and excellent atmosphere!
We visited this restaurant with a friend to celebrate a belated birthday and to talk. It is a mix of bar and eatery, skewed a little toward the bar scene. On the plus side, the food was tasty and appealing and consisted of sampler-style plates to share and mostly light entrees. The wine list is extensive and varied. On Saturday when we visited, there was live music that was pleasant and not too loud, so that we were able to talk comfortably at first (7 pm). Later as the bar scene picked up (9 pm), the music was louder and conversation was difficult. On the down side, the attractive outdoor seating, where we first sat, allows smoking in accordance with Houston ordinances, and after moving indoors we still occasionally could smell cigar smoke from the outdoor area. The wines were on the expensive side, even those on the short list of barrel wines. So this is a good place to visit to sample a variety of wines while listening to music and nibbling on food, but not if smoke bothers you or you are looking for more of a dining scene and less of a bar scene.
My date and I had trouble ordering a drink because of the three choices she selected (between white and chardonnay) and the one (malbec) I chose seemed to not be available. We will return for a second dinner, hopefully our drink choices will be in stock next time. Overall great ambience, food and service.
The experience was great, went for the Myoa live show and was treated outstanding. Small venue but caring hospitality and super energy. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for good food (the burger was terrific ) and great spirits. The staff really tried to make sure everyone was satisfied and having a truly unique experience . Thanks for the great time!
A wonderful gem in uptown park. All staff extremely knowledgable regarding wine and food and exceptionally friendly. Diverse and inventive wine options. Option to sit inside or outside. Reasonably priced. Manager, Roderick, checked in on us and offered samples of wines we wanted to explore. Staff made our entire family, including our kids, feel comfortable and welcome.
Very confusing when you walk in as to where to go to be seated. No hostess and no one to greet you. Odd bar scene when you walk in with loud music. Had to flag someone down outside to see how this worked. Food was bad. My husbands seafood dish tasted awful and my dish was overcooked. Just down the street from our apartment, would not go back. We did have high hopes
Atmosphere was very nice but service was not so good. Waited 15mins for a glass of water. Had reservations and waited 30mins for a table (bcuz they gave ours away and we were on time). Then took another 30mins to get food and it came to the table half hot and half cold. Overall, not a good experience. I would go back to try the wine!
Myself and two friends went for brunch to try the Houston Restaurant Week Menu and we had a o.k experience but it took about 45 minutes to get each course and we only had two. They didn't have the bread pudding which was a bummer because the beignets one of us ordered were not that great. They were very hard and not doughy like we expected them to be. I had the Thai fried chicken plate and it was very good, could do without the curry fries. My friend had the egg sanwich which was excellent and her parmasean fries I wished I had on my plate. Overall I wouldn't come back until I was invited for the HRW and no we did not get any wine. But they should be prepared for brunch because it was so busy and have what is advertised on their menu.
The new oyster bar at the Uptown Park Tasting Room was wonderful. Their selection of northern, cold water oysters were delicious. Small, slightly briny, and mild flavor made them more enjoyable than the large gulf oysters we usually get here in Houston. They also had a selection of 3 different styles of grilled oysters, of which we tried the Asian and the traditional. The Asian style had pozou sauce, some crisp strips (maybe won-ton?), and just pinch of wasabi. The traditional style were reminiscent of Rockefeller style oysters one would find in NOLA. Both we quite tasty. Service was attentive and pleasant; the chef even came over to our table when we requested an explanation of the Asian-style grilled oysters. My wife particularly enjoyed the guitar player/singer who played a nice selection of classic to more modern songs, all at a very nice level, allowing for conversions to be heard easily. Overall a very pleasant evening.
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