Houston >Glass Wall Restaurant
“For over a $100K for 2 people, the atmosphere was mediocre.”
“she had the tuna app and i the crab cakes which were almost solid crab meat and the tuna was perfect.”
“The wines to compliment the dishes we ordered did not come until prompting (again).”
“The pork and crab cakes were great and so was a salad.”
“great service, extensive wine list, comfortable atmosphere and the food was a symphony.”
“It has very quickly become my favorite nice restaurant in Houston.”
“For over a $100K for 2 people, the atmosphere was mediocre.”
“Everything is amazing, and entree prices are in the 20-30 range.”
“Although it is a loud place, we correctly assumed that it wouldn't be too loud because Tuesdays are generally slow.”
Not impressed. The food that I ordered was not very good and it was overpriced. I had the spinach salad (not much flavor), the seared yellow fin tuna with vegetables (had onions and peppers - nothing exciting), the chocolate chambord cake (stale and dry), and a cup of decaf that was cold and stale. Won't go back.
great new american food. My boyfriend and i went to the dine in at glass wall the restaurant i have no words to explain how our experience was that night. My boyfriend had a texas venison with duck sausage mofongo grilled asparagus and red wine sauce, and i had seafood paella. everything was delicious the venison was perfectly cooked, and the paella was amazing. We have been to glass wall before and the food was better than ever. The waiters were doing a excellent job. this is one of the places that everyone would want to come back to have a great experience.
Fine dining experience!. We would expect food that is exceptional and service that is top-notch for spending $100.00 for two diners (with wine). THAT WE CERTAINLY RECEIVED! The complimentary valet was courteous and efficient. The waitress was well-versed in her knowledge of the menu selections. My pork chop was from Berkshire (where the best come from) and easily two inches thick. The "cracklin" mac & cheese was unlike any I have had, and the creamed spinach - wow. The wife had corn-crusted snapper, delicious! Our desert, the grilled rum cake may have been over-grilled, as it was somewhat dry. Maybe we expected a moist Tortuga Rum Cake from the Carribean, that it wasn't. Whoever the owner was, we noted that he seemed to know everybody and "minded the store" well. We were there on a special occasion and paying this much is generally out of our league, but for this celebration, we were very pleased.
My wife and I went here to celebrate our anniversary, and it was well worth it.
We set a reservation for 7:30, but arrived a little early, which ended up being a good move. We parked in the valet area. The gentleman that took our keys actually walked over and opened the door for us. GREAT START. We were greeted as soon as we walked in, and seated within minutes.
As I said before we arrived a bit early, so our waiter walked up as soon as we set down. He took our drink order and had them back to us in no time.
Great overall service (waited got confused on the daily special).
Would visit again!
Great food!. Went to try the Glass Wall and form my own opinions since I had heard mixed reviews. The place looked really nice and the menu was very interesting. I didn't care much for the lobster pot pie but the entrees were killer. I had the salmon with chorizo potatoes and my girlfriend had the short ribs. Both were really good and I'm glad we went. I give them the thumbs up!
really great neighborhood food. my wife and i had dinner there this past week and thought is was great. she had the tuna app and i the crab cakes which were almost solid crab meat and the tuna was perfect. i had the pork tender with a mole' type sauce. very tasty. my wifes grilledtuna mignon with pomegranate/soy glaze was incredible. we followed up with the creme brulee and i think it has to be one of the best in the city!
Hmmmm...it has changed from its beginnings.
For over a $100K for 2 people, the atmosphere was mediocre. You arrive and the host was not available to sit you and then when you leave, the host is sitting at the bar versus saying goodbye, and asking how was the meal...
It's not intimate at all....not only do you have to hear the noise of everyone around you, but added to the noise is MUSIC piping into the restaurant.
The grits were delicious - but the jalapeno bread was not. Weird flavor.
The valet people were very nice.
highly variable experience. I had a very nice duck here eventually. They had undercooked it the first time and then offered to warm it up, indicating they would likely overcook it in the process. This stressed me out. Maybe I'm confused about food temperature, but I don't think medium rare meat is luke-warm in spots and cold in others. And food is never good when it's "warmed up." I felt like I was being punished for being unlucky. In any event, I reluctantly sent it back for warming, but they opted to recook it. When it came back, it was very, very good. But my wife's short ribs weren't good, and my quail appetizer wasn't either (way over-fried). Dessert was fine. The wife's beignets (sp?) were very good, but they only give you two. My bread pudding was fine.
A disappearing act.
Several weeks ago, we decided to take an out of town guest to Glass Wall because we have always enjoyed the food and the service. Although it is a loud place, we correctly assumed that it wouldn’t be too loud because Tuesdays are generally slow.
The food was excellent; however, our waiter constantly disappeared on us. The bus boys kept our water glasses and bread plates filled, but who wants to go out to eat bread and water? Our guest was already seated with a drink when we arrived. When the waiter asked what we wanted to drink, we asked for a minute to view the wine list. After about 10 minutes of waiting, we ended up going to the bar to order the bottle of wine because our waiter had disappeared . Three times we had to ask the other wait staff to please send our waiter over.
After our order was placed, my husband asked if we should take our food “to go” because the waiter was constantly disappearing. The restaurant was fairly empty, so it wasn’t that the waiter was disappearing to tend to other patrons. I really felt like we were inconveniencing the waiter. Although, the food has always been wonderful, there are too many great restaurants in the Houston area to have to deal with bad service.
best in the city!!!. there is no way to express the emotional;yes i said it; peace i get walking in to Glass Wall...of course there is Shepherd; Chris;ExcIdro;on and on...i took my granddaughterS tonight and we made claymations and water colored our way through a virtual paradise and back...yes; i care about the state of the economy; Haiti in particular...somehow i found solace...delicious warm thoughtful food and service...
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