Houston >Noe Grill
“The wait staff was pleasant and the ambience was nice.”
“California Chardonnays and Cabs are not the best wines for this type of food, yet they dominate the list.”
“The eggplant soup was delicious, as well as the salad.”
“Their bar menu is also great and the atmosphere is fantastic.”
“This is a great place to go for a special occassion, and especially if you want to try something a little different.”
“Worst manager and service I have ever seen”
“Phenomenally tasting food at unbelievable prices with courteous and friendly service.”
Dining elegance at its best!. "Elegant" is the best description for me. The surroundings are beautiful. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. The staff was willing to accomodate practically all of our requests. The food was exceptional. The presentation was beautiful. The portions for the 6 course "taster" were small but satisfying. On a Saturday night at 7:00 pm we were nearly the only ones there. A lot of small touches that made the whole experience just perfect. I am not sure how the estimates of the menu prices are derived, but, if you are going to have wine with dinner, plan on about $100.00 per person. All in all, I felt that it was a treat that should be experienced at least once.
The food was off the charts!. I found the wine list to be outstanding, unlike other "wine snobs" that may have reviewed it. The food was fantastic and the service was beyond great! Great place to take a date.
On par with some of the best in NYC.
My ONLY complaint: I researched the wine list (available online) before going and picked out five wines, assuming that they would have at least one of those. Well, they had all five but all of them were from more recent vintages than what was on the wine list. When will high-end restaurants learn that vintage matters for someone looking for a very nice bottle of wine? The same wine from the same vineyard can taste very different from one year to the next. What's worse is when the waiter brings the wine to the table and doesn't point out that it is from a different year than what you ordered.
Now, on to the compliments. We had the tasting menu on a quiet night when the restaurant was mostly empty (it was July 3). Without exception, all of the dishes we had were creative, wonderfully prepared, and delicious. We found it particularly interesting that my wife and I got different dishes on most courses, so by sharing dishes, we actually wound up tasting about 12 dishes on a seven course tasting. Service was generally good and the ambiance was very nice. We will certainly go back.
Best Sushi, What Sushi?.
I am so confused, why is this restaurant on the list of Best Sushi in Houston? We tried it, excited to have a new upscale place to eat sushi and to our surprise, NO sushi on the menu.
Needless to say we were very disappointed.
Not all that. We went on a Friday night based on the critical reviews of the restaurant. We had reservations and still had to wait. When we were sat, we noticed a number of empty tables. No prices on the menu, which I don't have a problem with if the food is worth it. This food on the other hand, was not worth it. Two appetizers and four entrees later no one was satisfied and everyone was still hungry. The wait staff was pleasant and the ambience was nice. BUT, the food was terrible and pretentious with complicated flavors that dont work together. Will not return.
Best romantic dinner anywhere! Flawless service!. The whole experience came together with once we walked in and were warmly welcomed and seated by our hostess. The atmosphere was perfect for an engagement. All of the staff were so friendly and we were both very impressed with the food.
As usual !!!!!!.
We went back last week, again, just perfect.
Chef Gadsby and his crew are really pushing the details to the limit.
Everytime we're going to Noe, we tell our waiter that we want the 6 course or 9 course tasting and we want Chef Gadsby to surprise us.
Everytime it has been an experience. We're going there because of the food, but also because of the service. The waitstaff is attentive, but not obtrusive, just enough.
We just love Noe !!!
Absolutely Fabulous!!!!!. I visited Noe yesterday evening for the 1st time and it was so wonderful it prompted me to create a account just so that I could leave a review! Service was just impeccable from begining to end! I made a reservation online and when I came in, I was greeted by name. Our waiter,Ronnie, was very knowledgeble about the food and wine and recomended some perfect pairings. We had the 6-course tasting and with 2 oz per course we left very satisfied. Each course was so delectable it was almost orgasmic. The chef sent us a nice "gift" before our courses that just kicked off the meal well. Everything was perfectly balanced (the texture and the spices). The Chef would send out tiny drinks that matched the course perfectly. Well rounded. The price was a little steep but worth it. I will definately visit Noe again for a special occasion.
Just Say NO. Went with my wife at 10pm on a Saturday. Did not have a reservation and was told we would have a 15 minute wait - not a big deal - went to the adjacent bar for a cocktail. Five minutes later was told we could have a 8 seat table but could sit on the corner. We told them we would wait for a smaller table, which magically appeared in a couple minutes! Sitting down, we noticed many small tables available. Our waiter was pretensious, the place was stuffy, food very average for the price. Won't return.
Changed our minds!!!!.
After a less than impressive first trip to Noe, we left feedback to match. The restaurant actually cared enough about our expereince to call and invit us back, promising our first trip was not typical. We took them up on it, and are glad we did!
We again had the tasting menu, but this time, each course was unique and flavorful. The service was probably the best we've ever experienced anywhere. Our waiter took care to talk about our likes and dislikes, and created a tasting menu and wine parings that were simple fantistic!
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