Houston >Food & Dining > Strip House
1200 McKinney St, Houston, TX | Directions 7701029.755908 -95.363180
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM Friday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 PM Friday From 05:00 PM To 12:00 AM Saturday From 05:00 PM To 12:00 AM Sunday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
A Good Place to bring out of town guests – I dined here on February 23 and would recommend this establishment to my closest friends and relatives. My out of state guest and I were served by David, who was friendly without being familiar, and attentive without being intrusive. He epitomized the caliber of staff one hopes for and expects in a fine dinning establishment. My guest and I each enjoyed a 10 oz petite fillet cooked to our specific tastes and served at optimum temperature. I had the Caesar salad and my guest the mixed greens salad. Both salads were expertly prepared with very fresh ingredients and arrived with a compliment of breads. For sides I really enjoyed the Romanov Potatoes (It was like a big puff of fluffy scalloped potato with cheese) and my guest the garlic green beans which were crisp and delicious. The ice cream desert was billed as hand made, implying "in-house". Even though it was premium quality I have my doubts as they tasted like my favorite Blue Bell flavors.
Dinner was served with a bottle of Faust Cabernet Sauvignon. I don't remember the year. It was what one would expect at $105.00 a bottle and I returned home with the re-corked bottle.
Dinner awesome,,lunch time service sub-par – I've had the pleasure of dining at the strip house several times. Each of the dinners there were absolutely fabulous. Furthermore, dinner service was impeccable; the wait staff is like a bunch of ninjas...you never know who just helped you, but you knew he was there :) Not to mention, the sommellier was extremely knowledgable and recommended an excellent bottle of wine that was far UNDER my budget (and Im a wine snob). HOWEVER, I will say that I ate there for lunch yesterday and the food was on par with the norm, which was very good, but the service was terrible for the price you pay. Lunch for 3 of us without alcohol was nearly $150. For that price I would expect to have much more attentive waiters and the food should not take as long as it did to be delivered. Personally, due to the great experiences Ive had for dinners there, I will give lunch another try. If it is not better, I will come back and suggest skipping lunch at the strip house and just go there for dinner.
Very Small Portions – My wife and I went Saturday night for restaurant week and ordered the filet with a ceasar salad. The food quality and wine was good, but the portions were ridiculously small. We knew the filet was 6 oz. (although mine was much smaller than my wife's), but the size of the salad was a joke. A few bites and it was gone. Also, the steak came with creamed spinach and it was only a couple of tablespoons spread around the steak. No potatoes or anything else to add substance. In addition, the service was terrible, the food was just "dropped off" without any conversation and we were not even asked if we wanted coffee before the dessert was also simply "dropped off." When I called the next day to tell the Manager, Fred, about our experience, he offered us nothing; which just completed the whole experience.
not worth revisiting – The Strip House was fine, but, in my estimation, isn't worth revisiting. There are much better places to get steak. Also, the Caesar salad was terrible, the beet salad was middling, the "truffled" spinach hadn't even a hint of truffle. The meat was fine, but my wife's steak had pleasant charring while mine did not. The dessert was pretty horrible. But I liked the decorations.
Overrated – I had dinner here on Thursday & was disappointed w/ most of the dishes. My friend & I shared the lobster bisque for our appetizer. My friend thought it was one of the best she's had. I thought the flavor was there, but needed more texture. My friend & I both had bone-in ribeyes for our entre. It was bad. I was very disappointed as I've only heard great things about the steaks here. Both of our steaks were very dry although they were cooked medium. My friend sent hers steak back & I was on the fence about mine back. I've only once every sent a steak back. I had about half of my steak & left the rest since it wasn't worth eating. My friend & I both were disappointed in our salad & garlic fries also.
Great Experience....Again – I have dined at Strip House several times and it has always been on my Houston favorite list. On my most recent visit I ordered the new bacon appetizer which was delicious. A special summer wine list was also new that had really great deals on some great wines. My NY Strip was cooked perfectly as usual but I was a little disappointed that the clams appetizer was no longer on the menu. Service was attentive and pleasant and the manager gave us a $7 credit on the bill for the valet charge. It was nice to see the added extras that were provided in a time when everything else is getting more expensive.
Poor location, snooty waiter, marginal food. Highly over rated! – Very marginal at best. We went there on a Sunday evening and it was fairly deserted. Snooty waiter. Ordered a Heineken Light and they did not carry it. Lobster linguini bland. Stek charred on the outside but fairly good. Desert horrible-creme brulee and profiteroles. With all the other steakhouses in town. this place will be gone in a year. The ambiance and decor are pathetic. What's the theme?
Good atmosphere, bad food – If you like an overpriced steak that tastes like it was drenched in movie theater butter- go to the Strip House. I had heard such great things about it, my boyfriend took me there for my birthday. I was very disappointed. The butter taste was so strong, I couldn't even tast the expensive fillet. This chain myst get by on the burlesque theme and name-definitely over-hyped. There are much better places in Houston to get a good steak!
Good Idea but there's better in Houston – Opening a steakhouse in Houston, TX is sort of like skinny dipping with swimsuit models - you better be sure of what you got! These steaks are good but not great. There are well spiced and cooked but are charred on the outside. This could be impressive if it wasn't for the other dozen steakhouses in town that are absolutely stellar! The pictures of vintage girls are spectacular and innovative. The filet is a great choice and the spinach is great - not $12 great but great none-the-less. Wine selection is a little lacking but it probably didn't phase the prom crowd that found it's way into the place during the late spring. In short, this is a great restaurant but has to much competition in this town to truly stand out.
our favorite – It's so hard to find a steak without seasoning-overkill. The Strip House has great service, atmosphere, drinks and food. I haven't been disappointed yet...except when I look down to find the side dish of cream corn is gone.
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