Houston >Mark's American Cuisine
“This is a very romantic place for couples.”
“For our wedding anniversary, complimentary champagne and a special dessert e with "Happy Anniversary" inscribed on the plate with chocolate topped off our fabulous meal.”
“The popularity of this place means there's a touch of arrogance and non eed to bend over backwards to please more than the great food and wine already do.”
“Beautiful restaurant but the food is very overrated.”
“The Costa Rican stacked salad is my absolute favorite, and even though it wasn't on the menu when we were there last, they made it for me anyway.”
“it's a good place to go for a romantic date, but i would really rather go to a nicer part of town.”
“I've never had food here that I didn't think was excellent and I will go back as often as I can!”
“Our waiter was really fun and they made my boyfriend a great desert plate for his birthday.”
“It is expensive, but for a special occasion or a nice dinner out it is worth it.”
“We arrived on a Tuesday night, waited about 5 minutes for a valet which is not terrible.”
Voted Houston's Most Romantic Restaurant, Mark's American Cuisine is located in a 1920's renovated church. The golden ceilings, the hand
painted deco walls, & the candle lit tables provide customers with an intimate escape from the outside world.
Dining at Mark's is a true epicurean adventure. Chef Mark Cox prepares not just one but four unique menus for his patrons.
Houstonians & visitors will find food unlike that in any other restaurant.
Mark's wine list, recognized by Wine Spectator offers each customer the opportunity to pair the perfect meal with with enhancing wines. Vineyeards & vintages are selected by taste & value instead of "brand name." Please visit our Online Wine Cellar to wet your palette.
Mark's boasts 3 meeting rooms: 2 private, The Cloisters 32-40 people, The Alcove 5-8 & The Loft up to 24.
Dining at Mark's is truly a memorable dining experience. …
Excellent food and service! The friendliness of the staff compliments the delicious meals. I love their selection of wine. A great place for a romantic date.
Honestly, I was expecting much more from what I heard about. Not impressed at all. Just ok.Could be better nince the building is unique.
Always a pleasure to dine here. We have dined at some of the best restaurants in the world and Mark's is right up there in rank. The service, the food and the atmosphere never disappoint.
More Bad than Good.
I've been to Mark's several times, but not in the last 2 years. It's always been great, but maybe they are getting cocky and resting on their success because this visit was an extreme disappointment.
The Good - some side dishes and the dessert was delicious, food was at proper temperature
The Bad - My entree (Pork) was bland, service was slow (took almost 10 minutes before a waiter showed up after we were seated), the table was wobbly like a cheap diner, the waiter brought and opened the wrong $90 bottle of wine, the bus boy was untrained and on top of that, we were seated in a corner next to a large table of noisy people.
The Ugly - An altogether unpleasant and forgettable experience, but it is hard to forget after paying $200 for the privilege. We won't be going back.
During my week of gastro-gluttony, I decided to spend a serious chunk of change at Mark's.
I started with the Lobster Bisque and it was full of lobster pieces and extremely rich and flavorful.
For my entree I went with the Chef's special: Half of a roasted Spiny Lobster tail, 2 large rock shrimp, a scallop and then popcorn shrimp strewn throughout.
It was delightful!
For dessert I ordered the in-house made truffles, and they too were decadent.
Even though I enjoyed my food, I seriously doubt that I will be returning. Why? Because although the food was very tasty, I really don't know that it was worth the price considering there are seafood restaurants that only serve seafood at nowhere near the price that Mark's is charging!
Overpriced. I will not be returning to this restaurant. I visited Mark's with 4 girlfriends. We were all astounded by the prices so we were expecting quite a fabulous meal. My meal was sub standard. The meat was almost all fat and I should have sent it back. The waiter was somewhat arrogant at times. I give them an A+ on atmosphere, but the total package is not worth the effort.
I went here with my boyfriend for our anniversary dinner, and to tell you the truth, it wasn't as what I expected. It was nice, cozy and it is actually pretty cool the fact that the restaurant was an old church. but I was bit disappointed because the day that we went there for dinner, their choices on the menu were mostly seafood which my boyfriend does not eat. But other than that, our server was nice and funny and he did take care of us. It was just a little weird to me because I have been to many fine dinning in Houston and When they give out a steak or when they serve the food, they usually ask us if the meat is cooked the way how they want it before they leave, but they didn't at Mark's. It was not the greatest service I have ever had, but it was good enough.
Over all, our server was sweet, the food was good and we had a quiet and decent dinner.
not impressed. Took a date there last year for what was supposed to be a great meal at Houston's most romantic restaurant. we were seated near the kitchen door and had constant traffic by our table. Service was slow and not very attentive. Quite dissapointed.
Great place, great meal. This was my first trip to Marks and it is my new favorite restaurant. The menu choices are unique and outstanding while the service was fast and efficient. We had several entrees and appetizers and each was prepared and served flawlessly. The wine list was impressive and was not priced too outrageously. I can not think of anything that was less than excellent about our experiences.
houston's finest dining.
After moving 3 years ago from NYC to Houston, we finally decided to try Mark's and now im so upset we waited so long!
The food,service and ambience is excellent. I can't think of one negative thing to say, just perfect.
We started with the oysters, foie gras, and scallops with soft shell crab. The apps were done to perfection with flavor and presentation.
We had chilian sea bass and kobe beef for dinner and it was amazing!!! The meat melted in your mouth and the fish was the best i have ever had.
Finally a restaurant I can proudly recommend to my friends who come from out of town.
Cant wait to go back!!!
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