About The Pass
Bringing the essence of the kitchen to each table, chefs will serve, describe and answer diner's questions, creating an authentic experience for each customer while placing emphasis on the process behind transitioning food to plate. Similar to dining at a chef's table, diners will be able to connect with the local and global inspiration and experience of each chef and behind every dish, in an upscale, casually elegant atmosphere, complimented by a thoughtful international wine list.
American, International, Modern European
Hours of Operation:
Seatings on Tuesday-Friday (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Seatings on Saturday (5:00pm-9:00pm)
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer both self-parking and valet service
DALLAS ST @ TAFT ST on line 018 KIRBY LIMITED NORTHBOUND
Terrence Gallivan & Seth Siegel-Gardner
Private Party Contact:
Angela Moore/ firstname.lastname@example.org: 7136289020
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Pass Ratings and Reviews
This was my 3rd time to dine at The Pass ...
This was my 3rd time to dine at The Pass, but the 1st time in about 3 years. I'm not sure if the chef or management has changed, but the quality of the food has fallen drastically.
We had the 9 course meal. Two courses were excellent, four average and three inedible.
The service was too aggressive ... instead of one waitperson, we had three ... conversation was continually interrupted and they kept trying to take our plates away while we were still eating.
$415 tab for 2 people with no bottles of wine ... much better values out there.
The Pass was the best meal of my young l ...
The Pass was the best meal of my young life. If you have multiple people, I definitely recommend one person get the wine pairing and the other get the mixed beverage pairing. The only let down was the dessert. Everything else was incredible!
This was a expensive meal - $420 for two ...
This was a expensive meal - $420 for two. The food was interesting and the mixed drinks pairings fun. I felt that the tasting menu was brought out rather quickly as I didn't have time to enjoy the drinks and they stacked up in front of me.
We had a great evening here. My husband ...
We had a great evening here. My husband and I went here to celebrate his birthday as our first time out since our baby was born. Amazing food, wonderful service and such a neat atmosphere with the open kitchen. Overall would definitely go back (budget permitting!) and recommend highly!
My wife and I were celebrating our secon ...
My wife and I were celebrating our second wedding anniversary. We had to been to Pass once before two years prior to celebrate my new job here in Houston. It's been a ride since then, so we decided we wanted to try and repeat the magic from our first experience. We were not disappointed.
We were met with very friendly complementary serving staff before Jeannie (spelling might be off) greeted us to say "Congratulations" on our anniversary. The "Happy Anniversary" menus were a nice touch. Jeannie was awesome all evening. Our wine and champagne service were outstanding, as were the recommendations. Instead of the drink/wine pairing, we opted for a Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It was a beautiful wine.
Then, the food began to arrive. The last time we visited, we were dabbling in vegan ice and ate from the herbivore menu. We were pleased to sample the omnivore sampling this time. Standouts were the lobster and challa, the Koji brisket, the duck, and the lamb. Each course was a whole new flavor experience, and we loved every moment.
As our meal neared its close, we were offered a complimentary glass of merlot, which was robust and flavorful but not overpowering.
It was a memorable, beautiful evening. We will definitely be back.
I was surprised to find the tables prett ...
I was surprised to find the tables pretty much stayed empty considering we needed to wait over a week for the reservation. Had me wondering if everyone cancels last minute or something. They definitely could have filled at least 5-10 tables while we were there.
Only my second time dining at the Pass. ...
Only my second time dining at the Pass. The experience was better than the last and overall excellent! The food is incredibly creative. The service is excellent. The wine pairings were perfect. One of Houston's finest.
I had been very excited to try the Pass ...
I had been very excited to try the Pass as I had enjoyed Oxheart so much with their tasting menu. The Pass was very disappointing. Our waiter introduced himself and then different other people very quickly brought out each course, nicely explaining what it was. We finally had to tell them to slow down with the food. We never really saw our original waiter except at a distance. Waiters were running around all over the place pouring the wine for the different courses. It was just not relaxing with all that moving around. The seating was not comfortable as you felt your table was way too high or the chairs too low. The food was for the most part good, but it seemed they were trying too hard with some of the combinations. The biggest problem is having rich food coming too quickly, course after course. The result was that we did not enjoy our experience. I appreciate the hard work of the chefs and the nice people who brought the different courses.
The most innovative food in Houston. Ex ...
The most innovative food in Houston. Excellent attention to service and presentation. Fixed menu for either omnivores or vegetarians should please all. One should go at least four times a year to enjoy the seasonal menu changes. Sophisticated, subdued ambiance keeps the focus on the dining.
This was a culinary journey. I like to ...
This was a culinary journey.
I like to be challenged and The Pass did not disappoint. The food was intricate and delicious. The dishes covered the full spectrum of tastes, flavors and textures.
My favorites: the squid, the brisket (still don't know how they did it, but it was perfection).
The pairings (a must-do) were spot on.
The service was meticulous, distinguished and made it truly memorable.
A great foodie experience in Houston. Ve ...
A great foodie experience in Houston. Very interesting varied diverse wines with pairing. Also has a beer and cocktail pairing. Spare minimal decor which I liked with an open wall to the kitchen, signifying this is all about the food. Great service.
Our third time at the Pass and it always ...
Our third time at the Pass and it always delivers. Incredible food and I consider the it best restaurant in Houston. The menu is always somewhat playful and that comes through in the beverage pairings too. The staff is very good at what they do and very professional.
Great meal. The only issue we had was wi ...
Great meal. The only issue we had was with the wine. The wine was very good and we were paying $200 a bottle, but the third bottle recommended the price was not disclosed until the bill came it was $500. Not good.
The 9 item tasting menu at The Pass was ...
The 9 item tasting menu at The Pass was everything that one would want in a very well thought out dining adventure. The food and service were exceptional. It is good to know that there are places in America where craftsmanship, service and creativity can be found in the form of a simple dinner.
This was our second time there. The fir ...
This was our second time there. The first time the dinner had a theme "breakfast" and their food combinations were quite clever plays on the the theme. The food was excellent. No theme this time and the food was not quite as spectacular as the first time, but still 4+ stars. Not an everyday restaurant.
The nine-course dinner was uneven. The ...
The nine-course dinner was uneven. The opening course I initially thought was too small, but by the end of the nine-courses, we were full, and I have to say it was just right, leaving us wanting more and eager in our expectations. The dinner really peaked, however, around the middle courses, 3 through 5. The sixth course was a halibut that was cooked too long (dry), the seventh course an outstanding duck dish, and the eighth course a lamb shoulder again cooked too long (medium to medium well, whereas it should have been done no more than pink, and preferably medium rare; if they are uncertain as to patrons preferences, they should have asked). The dessert, a frozen buttermilk and berry concoction, that might have pleased some foodies, but I thought was overdone (exotic but lacking in flavor). The rhubarb meringue that followed was much better. The sommelier's and wait staff's suggestions for pairing of wines was spot on and excellent, and excellent value. The menu descriptions of each course were too terse, and did not do justice to the complexity of the dishes' preparation. Meal price was very fair. We'd try it again, but would only recommend it to others with our disappointment toward the meal's conclusion being duly-noted.
We went to The Pass for date night. The ...
We went to The Pass for date night. The doorway entering the dining room was so unique and special that it immediately gave you the impression you were in for a treat! The waiter we had was outstanding, he knew a lot about each of the dishes and the beer/cocktail pairing that he added an extra element to the experience. The courses all came out continuously but at a pace we could enjoy each one. There was not one dish I didn't eat, but there were a couple of favorites and the cocktail pairings were unique and delicious! We are already scheming an excuse to go back!
Wonderful experience. Excellent service. ...
Wonderful experience. Excellent service. Private, intimate dining room. Dishes are presented well, but not all courses were memorable, as expected as this price level. I would still recommend it for the gastronomic adventure.
While some of the dishes in this 9-cours ...
While some of the dishes in this 9-course, wine-paired meal were good, others, such as burnt tempura and burnt lentils didn't work. The service was clinical, robotic and uninterested in any discussion other than the rote info they shared, impatiently, as they rushed us through our meal. Even asking a question about the courses seemed to be an imposition, and no time was allowed to relish the courses we did enjoy, to discuss the wine-pairing, to even savor what was left of the wine. Nine paired courses crammed into a 2-hour period is unacceptable and left a poor impression of a restaurant we had looked forward to visiting for several months.
Elegant, flawless service. The choreogra ...
Elegant, flawless service. The choreographed synchronised delivery of dishes, two at a time, is a pleasure to observe. Attractive, intriguing and delicious food with clear explanations of ingredients and their origins. A very enjoyable evening.
First of all, it is expensive....however ...
First of all, it is expensive....however, you have to think of it as a production. The food was amazing. The entire staff was wonderful. Someone is always waiting on you and making you feel as if you are the only one in the restaurant. Intimate setting. Refreshingly quiet, with the exception of the hurried noise of the kitchen. We even had a lesson on single malt scotch vs blends! In short...go!
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