Houston >Food & Dining > Grand Lux Cafe
5000 Westheimer Road Suite 690, Houston, TX | Directions 7705629.742759 -95.461493
Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Sunday 10:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Neighborhoods: Great Uptown, Westside
Great weekend Brunch – Absolutely beautiful atmosphere and great food. All the times I have gone whether with friends or alone its always great. Great service great ambiance and great food.
Last Meal – It was almost as bad as SW Airlines. We were rushed to order then rushed to leave, leaving my friend and myself to feel like cattle. I'm wondering why I left a good tip. The food was removed from the table before we were through eating without questions of whether we were ready to leave. At least the waitress offered to package the generous leftovers for take-out but she was in such a rush we didn't get to ask her for our bread. Maybe the rush was because we were a party of two women and she wanted better tipper potential. It's no wonder that women are notably bad tippers if the service doesn't deserve a good tip.
Hail the Majestic Cakes – With Eatzi's being gone, the second best place to get to-go desserts that will wow guests is Grand Lux Cafe.
“The Best” a carrot cake w citrus cream cheese icing and the Deep Dark Fudge Cake are good enough to serve at weddings...rich and gorgeous. They also do inscriptions with a thin cookie on the top. These tall, layered cakes serve about 12.
They have these artistic, tall, peaked meringue pies that I have been tempted to try, but when I go to Grand Lux, I am there on a mission.
They will run you about $40 and you will need to call a day ahead to ensure that they have enough. I have called the day of and lucked out though. They thaw them out too. Make sure you inspect the cake when opening the box.
High Class atmospher. Can back it up with high Quality food – Great food..great service..
Best hambuger I've ever had,
The pizza was excellent...great crust.
Wil be back for a smoothie and appetizers.
Attentive service and good food – My first visit to Grand Lux was today and we started ordering right before five in the afternoon. It is a little early for dinner, but my friends and I were hungry so we decided to just eat then. Upon entering, we didn't have to eat and sat at a table immediately. The waiter was very informative and even recommended us on a few menu items before we started looking through it. The prices at Grand Lux are quite pricey for certain dishes, but I think it is a pretty good deal when you eat there during their lunchtime (ends at 5 P.M.). The crab cake was delicious, and my Yellow Tomato Pasta Pomodoro was pretty good. I ordered it with their homemade chicken meatballs, but the meat was too dense and garlicky. Nonetheless, the pasta itself was well-seasoned though. Overall, it was a good experience at Grand Lux for my first time.
Liked it Well Enough – I chose this place for my birthday celebration with a very close group of friends. Service was a little slow, but we got our table just fine (best to make reservations if over 4 people). Our waitress was extremely pleasant. My mojito was spot on, everyone loved their drink orders. The portions were definitely impressive. Most of the food was very good. Grand Lux really should work on the Weinersnitzel. My veal was a little tough, the red cabbage was too sweet with the mashed sweet potatoes (maybe I should have kept the regular mashed potatoes). But all in all, we would come back. A little pricey for the fare.
Food makes up for service – Went here for lunch on Valentine's Day. Upon leaving, our server provided us with coupons (4 actually) for a free dessert with our next $30 purchase. We returned this past weekend for those free beignets...On our first visit I had to flag down a MANAGER to request drinks. Our server showed up just as her manager was bringing our sodas to the table. The food is excellent - gigantic selection and portions just like Cheesecake Factory - I think it is the same company? Our recent return had the same result - took forever for a server to address us, we were never provided a bread basket, and then once our order was submitted, it took forever (30 minutes at least) to get our food, which had mistakes (hash browns instead of fries). Our server was nice enough, but left us with an overall feeling of "service definitely needs improvement". But this is a big chain, with good food, so I am sure their business is fine. Beignets are EXCELLENT.
Eh, Not My Style – We sampled a late night dinner here with good friends of ours. However, we waited a very, very, VERY long time for a table. After finally being seated, the service was slow and lethargic; almost dreadfully unattentive. While the salads, drinks and desserts were good, they were far from memorable. It's a shame really, because the restaurant is quite nice-looking inside. But it was overshadowed and horribly dulled by the almost non-existent service. Maybe we showed up on an "off" night, but it would be hard to justify trying it again.
Huge portions and great manager – Me and my fiance are extremely impressed with this place. We ate there yesterday and we are still talking about how great the food was and we even ate left overs today from yesterday. Huge portions. Next time we are splitting an meal. Staff is very pleasant and nice. We had ordered our meal and we were informed that the burger was going to have to be redone since it was overcooked and the manager offered complementary salad or soup while we waited. We didn't even end up waiting long for the order to be brought out. After we ate and about to ask for our check, manager comes back to say it was on him for having to wait on my fiance's order. We really didn't think it was necessary and not a big deal but he really insisted that we didn't to pay. What a lucky day for us! That was too generous of him. We had a waitress named Jackie, super friendly and despite their busy crowd, she was very attentive. We are definitely going back and checking out their desserts. Highly recommended. Yummy food.
Great for Dessert; Skip the Entree – My friend and I went here for dinner the other night. My friend had the margherita pizza and I had the chopped salad. I do not recommend either. I am sure the pizza comes frozen and is then heated. The crust was thick, when margherita pizza should be on thin crust. The chopped salad was downright horrible. It consisted of HUGE chunks of lettuce, chicken, and tomato, ALL of which were WARM (even the vegetables). I would never order either entree again. HOWEVER, the desserts were amazing. I had the Creme Brulee Duo and my friend had the Fudge Cake Collision. We both loved our HUGE desserts and took the leftovers home. The Creme Brulee Duo really was perfection. The service was terrible (we had about 5 different servers that all kept disappearing) and I was a little irritated that iced tea or soda is $3 a piece. This is a great place to go for dessert (and the cocktails at other tables looked fabulous), but the main courses are a dissapointment. Honestly, The Cheesecake Factory is cheaper AND better.
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