Houston >Food & Dining > Glass Wall Restaurant
933 Studewood St Unit A, Houston, TX | Directions 7700829.788767 -95.387810
Sun Brunch 11AM-3PM
Neighborhoods: Central, Greater Heights
Always a pleasure!!! – My husband and I have dined here many times. Sometimes we sit in the bar to watch the Astros and order from the bar menu. Hubby loves the fresh fish tacos! When friends are visiting from out of town, we always sit in a booth(reserve one, they go fast). Every time we order something different. The menu is limited but they change it every two months or so. Most wines we order are way more expensive elsewhere. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We feel at home here only I can't cook this well at our home. A welcome addition to our neighborhood.
Average at best! – This place had only 7-8 dinner entrees to choose from. Although, this could be a strength. It wasn't. We were 4 people and ordered 2 appetizers, the crab cakes and salad with goat cheese. They were good (it is really hard to screw up either). When it came time for the main course, we ordered the market fish, the chicken and the skirt steak . The fish was pretty good. Now the "steaks" were basically fajitas. They were even chopped like fajitas and had fajita spices, for $20! now, why would a restaurant that trying to be "modern" would serve fajitas while calling it "steak". This is Houston, people know what fajitas are very well. So call the darn things just that! The "free range" chicken wasn't even cooked all the way. Service was below average. The waiter could not "or didn't really want to explain the menu well. I have no idea how this restaurant gets the good reviews on Citysearch. If you don't believe me, look up their menu on line (or worse, try it for yopurself). Our bill was $160 + tips for 4 people. Not going back there again. If you want similar food menu with a LOT better quality, go to Ibiza in mid-town (also try their lounge)
Great Atmosphere and Food!! – One of the best meals I have eaten
Great Food and Great Service – Myself and three others visited Glass Wall on a Wedensday night. The restaurant was empty when we arrived for drinks at 5:30 but was quickly filling up by 7 pm. The bartender was okay - not really helpful but once we moved to a table to eat, my entire experience improved. The waitress was very good - explained the menus, offered refills, etc. The wine list was great and not overly expensive. I had the pork and my husband had the cornish hen. Everyone agreed, the food was great.
Great wine & food pairings – This is my new favorite place to eat in Houston. It is a trendy and comfortable atmosphere. The wine list is amazing, and the "wine dude" certainly knows his wines. He has been very helpful in answering questions about the wines and has excellent taste when it comes to the pairing them with food. Hats off to the chef who is very creative with the menu. If you are able, definitely try each food item with its suggested pairing; and if you are with family and/or friends, ask to try their foods as well with the wine you ordered. You'd be surprised at how fast you learn why certain wines go with certain foods. I would recommend this place to my friends. A great place for a get together.
Nice ambiance – I made a reservation and when we got there, we still had to wait about 30 mins. However, the ladies in our group received a complimentary drink at the bar, while we were waiting. After that, everything ran smoothly, from service to food.
GREAT Place – This is my favorite place to eat in all of Houston. The atmosphere is very easy going and funky. The wine list is amazing, with funky quotes and life thoughts from the general manager at the top of the page. These change periodically, as does the menu. The seasonal changes in the menu mean something new to try everytime we go. The food iteself is amazing, the best food I've had yet in Houston. Lance, the chef, makes some amazing creations that are perfectly cooked and paired with the side dishes. I highly recommend the wine pairings that come with the meal, they are perfectly matched. I am throughly impressed with the food, service, and atmosphere everytime I eat here. Great place for a date, or to catch up with old friends.
Great food, eclectic wine list, friendly service. Great neighborhhod spot. – Went to Glass Wall on Saturday with no reservation. Waited in the bar and ate a crabcake till a table opened up. Place was buzzin'. A blonde surfer girl helped us in the bar and the dining room. I think my girlfriend was jealous. We had the pork entree and wahoo special. Very tasty. Wine pairings on the menu a nice touch. Coming back next week with my parents WITH a reservation. Highly recommend it!
So Close Yet So Far – Great atmosphere - check
Great food - check
Great service - not even close. When going to restaurants of this nature (i.e. not Outback), I would hope that the service is of a much higher standard. Unfortunately this was not the case on my first visit to this restaurant. This was by far the quickest dinner seating I had gone through not including meals at Chilis. By the time I was seated until we were asked for deserts it was 40 minutes. The main course was brought to our table before we had finished the glasses of wine that accompanied our appetizers. Then, we were offered the desert menu and then our check before we had finished the wine that came with our main course!! I understand the need to "turn over tables" but this was ridiculous in a restaurant that was not full and with no one waiting for a table. To top it off, we were asked by several different waiters if we were ready to pay. Here is a clue, when my credit card is sitting in the folder, then I am ready to pay. The wait staff need some training on some basic serving etiquette and it would be nice if the restaurant manager was around to speak with. All this being said, I would still probably go back but I would definitely make it clear with the waiter or waitress when I would like to be served so as not to be rushed.
3-star restaurant, 5-star price – My girlfriend and I went to Glass Wall last night. We started with an appetizer of quail, which was very flavorful, but the portion size was tiny! Is this some kind of "singles" appetizer I haven't heard of? The wine list is not extensive, and our waiter was not very helpful in picking a wine, although we ended up with a good red by the name of 9-Mile Road. For my entree, I had the Pork Tenderloin, and I was very happy with my choice. It was cooked perfectly, and the accompanying sauce complimented it very well. However, my overall feeling is that I could have gotten much better food elsewhere for the price I paid.
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