About The Tasting Room - CITYCENTRE
Indulge in the gourmet delicacies that TTR CITYCENTRE has to offer, focusing on locally-sourced food and house-made ingredients. Pair along with fantastic wines from around the world. There are over 150 wines on our list from which to choose, priced from $15 per bottle to over $1,000 per bottle, all of which are available by the glass (with a two-glass commitment) in addition to a variety of craft beer selections and new craft cocktails.
There’s no better place to enjoy fine wines, craft cocktails and food in a relaxing atmosphere featuring nightly live music performances.
American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday: 11AM – 12AM
Thursday – Saturday: 11AM – 1AM
Sunday: 10AM – 10PM
I-10 and Beltway 8
$30 and under
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All of our locations feature live music on selected nights of the week! From Latin guitarist to 80's cover music, we have it all!
We have more than a dozen event spaces to choose from (not including our MAX’s Wine Dive restaurant). Our event sales staff can help you plan the perfect happy hour, corporate meeting, birthday, anniversary, wedding, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette party, wine and food pairing dinner, or any other event you could imagine. With our wide variety of rooms and open spaces, we can accommodate groups from six to 600. With our full kitchen at the Uptown Park and CITYCENTRE locations, we can cater your event of any size, and we can also cater your off-site event at your office.
Free parking lots are available right next to The Tasting Room at the cross streets of Town & Country Way and Town & Country Street or at Plaza Way & Beltway 8.
131 MEMORIAL LTD (INBOUND)
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Tasting Room at CITYCENTRE is in the heart of Houston’s CITYCENTRE shopping & dining mecca. This location boasts over 7,000 sq. ft. of interior space & over 6,000 sq. ft. of patio space, offering a variety of spaces & configurations for any sized event. We also offer off-premise catering.
The Tasting Room - CITYCENTRE Ratings and Reviews
We ate brunch here during Houston Restau ...
We ate brunch here during Houston Restaurants Week. They were out of one of the first course options which was a disappointment. The meal as a whole was quite good. There was music, a guitar player who also sang. He was delightful. I believe their strength is being a wine bar and food is an acceptable offering.
The place was cool. The food was good. T ...
The place was cool. The food was good. The prices were decent. Not a kid friendly place. And def not good service. We had this waiter who didn't even introduce himself to us, I honestly thought he was the busboy in the beginning. Its nice to know who your waiter is but I was so confused because there were too many people who came to our table. I didn't have any problems with the food, it was good. I would def not come because of the service. They treated us like we didn't have money to spend. Which is ridiculous because we spent over 400.
I've always loved the TTR and never had ...
I've always loved the TTR and never had a problem until this visit. We got off to a very bad start and upon reporting to the Manager, our issues were immediately mitigated in a positive way and as Michael the manager said, his desire was that we would leave with smiles on our faces, which we did...and will certainly return. All is good! Thank you, Michael.
Went during Houston Restaurant Week for ...
Went during Houston Restaurant Week for lunch. The restaurant was not busy and we had no problems with the noise level. The food was good and the service was fine. The only problem was when we first entered the place was set up with tall tables and tall chairs. My mom who is almost 90 could not use those chairs. We told the hostess and they were nice of enough to seat us in another section with regular tables and chairs. I would recommend this restaurant.
We went during Houston's restaurant week ...
We went during Houston's restaurant week and the atmosphere was great, seated quickly, but they ran out of fried chicken so my sister in law had to change her order, all the potions were not equal and the food was delayed quite a bit, but Overall a good time.
If you have time for a 2+ hour lunch tha ...
If you have time for a 2+ hour lunch than this is the place for you. We came for HRW Lunch and the wait for service and food was crazy long. The restaurant had 2 servers/bartenders, 1 bus boy, 1 hostess (who's main job was just sitting at the front door), maybe a manager (someone in a beige suit), and cooks in the kitchen. Obviously they were understaffed even though there wasn't much of a crowd. The manager really could of stepped it up and asked the hostess to help out. She sat there the entire time and her main job was handing out menus (she actually gave us a dinner menu so obviously she wasn't good at her job). She could have helped refill waters or deliver food- something. I've seen other restaurants where EVERYONE pitches in when they are short-staffed. The food was decent (except the dessert-very dry). I probably won't return unless I have lots of time and patience.
I went to The Tasting Room on a date nig ...
I went to The Tasting Room on a date night to take advantage of the Houston Restaurant week, but was never offered the menu. I felt as if I was in a sports bar (because of the loud parties in the restaurant) and the food was only ok. We ordered the Baked Goat cheese app. It was decent, I would refer to a friend. We also ordered the Margherita Pizza to share. The crust was very tough and dry, the veggies did not seem fresh and were scarce. The wine selection seems very limited. We enjoyed a bottle at dinner, but we have had better bottles. I have been to this restaurant a few times before for brunch and late night bottles of wine, and have had better experiences. Overall it was satisfactory and there are a few things that I would have changed for this experience.
This was my 1st time at The Tasting Room ...
This was my 1st time at The Tasting Room. I went on a Thursday just after 3pm. It was quiet, not many patrons there of course. The staff was nice and friendly, we were greeted with a smile and seated immediately. Our waitress was very nice and checked on us often; other staff members either spoke or smiled each time they passed by and made any eye contact (this includes what I am assuming were also people of management staff). I imagined there would be small booths there but I'm guessing bcuz it's more about wine they don't tend to have booths; it's all hard wooden chairs and high tables. I would suggest more comfortable chairs though. I went during HRW and did order from that menu, the food was great and the portions are fulfilling. Overall, I did enjoy my experience there and will return (next time during a busier day and time); I'm hoping for as good an experience as the 1st or maybe greater :((
Food was delish as always, but the serve ...
Food was delish as always, but the server was not very attentive. They were a bit busy, but he just was not very good. While at the table next to us, he wouldn't even give a glance to make sure all was ok at our table. We need add'l drinks and to order but had a hard time getting his attention. The manager on duty did occasionally check on us, but it was not the service level we usually get there. We are definitely regulars, so know what to expect.
We went to have brunch for Houston Resta ...
We went to have brunch for Houston Restaurant Weeks. The menu was nice and pretty typical of what HRW menus are like - three course (app, main and dessert). The food was good. The goat cheese, walnuts, dates and honey was amazing! The mimosas had a really nice kick to them! The staff was nice and attentive. We had 10:15 reservation and got there a little early but was still seated right away! We had our 10 month old son with us and staff were very accommodating and provided us a high chair for his carrier (he was asleep). I wouldn't say the restaurant is baby-friendly because there's no changing table in the bathrooms. I don't fault the restaurant at all for this, just a note to those that may be wondering. Overall, we will continue to go, just not with the baby.
Nice lunch location and menu, but the pl ...
Nice lunch location and menu, but the place was almost empty on a Friday during lunch. The food was very good, perfect 4 courses for Houston Restaurant Week. In addition to the extensive menu, they had an amazing wine selection. We particularly enjoyed the fig appetizer and the bread pudding -- we will be back!
I booked a 8 person table 4 days in adva ...
I booked a 8 person table 4 days in advanced. When I arrived they said my table wasn't ready because a 20 top came in. Who cares if a 20 top comes in, our table averages minimum $100 a head. We ended up getting placed by the door 15 minutes later. Why offer a booking in advanced when you can't honor it?
Our server was a mystery man all night. He never came by and was always bartending.
The only issue I had was they did not ho ...
The only issue I had was they did not honor my reservation. I specifically requested a table location and enough time was provided. They did not read what I requested in my reservation. This is the second time this has occurred. I might as well just have walked in without a reservation.
Went there for Sunday brunch. Restaurant ...
Went there for Sunday brunch. Restaurant was quiet with not many tables occupied. Took almost an hour before we received our order. Order was nothing out of the ordinary, pancakes, scrambled eggs. We had asked to replace banana with strawberry for the pancakes, simple enough. Apparently too complicate d of a request because it came out with banana anyway. Food quality very average. Not planning to come back, unfortunate because the place looks nice and has a nice ambiance.
Short on veggies?
I was looking forward to a pizza at TTR and inquired what veggies were on r veggie waiter. Our waitress (who was fabulous) asked the kitchen and was told that it was just onions and peppers. That seemed odd, as most veggie pizzas have several different veggies. I opted for a mushroom pizza, as did one of my friends. It arrived with a very sparse scattering of thinly sliced button mushrooms and the truffle oil was missing. I'm thinking that the kitchen was low on veggies that Monday!
The service was terrible on a Sunday mor ...
The service was terrible on a Sunday morning for brunch. We ordered a chocolate chip pancake and got a plain one. Later when we asked for another chocolate chip pancake they explained they ran out of chocolate chips so we ordered two blueberry pancakes. When the food runner brought out two other pancakes with a side of strawberries we were really confused. When we finally flagged down our waitress to ask about the blueberries she seemed confused and said "what did they bring you?" Oh a side of strawberries, that's what you must have ordered? When we specifically asked for blueberries inside the pancake and not as a side? It was a special reunion brunch and I was so embarrassed that I chose a place that had such terrible service for my out of town guests.
We went to the Tasting Room for Sunday ...
We went to the Tasting Room for Sunday brunch. We've wanted to try it for awhile and we're glad we did. Highly recommend the French Toast and the Croque Monsieur! My only regret is that our reservation wasn't a little later because we missed the live music. Definitely will visit again.
Going down hill in everything
Not sure what's happening here but the last couple of times we've been the service has been terrible and not enough staff as well. This visit the menu had also been cut down and favorites had been removed. Our untrained waitress was clueless. She was very sweet but honestly totally untrained and didn't have a clue at all ie. Pepper flakes for one persons pizza, she brought salt and pepper to the table to accommodate for the pepper flakes requested. Bottle of Moët, she has the bar bring a glass.
Just very disappointing.
I think she may have been the only wait staff there.
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