Houston >Arts & Entertainment > Red Room
2736 Virginia St, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.741901 -95.421159
Tues-Sat 6pm-2am, Sun 3pm-12am
Neighborhoods: Central, Greenway/ Upper Kirby
AMAZING – This is my favorite place to go out in Houston. It is always a great crowd and always fun. Dan is very nice and always friendly, JT makes the best drinks and the rest of the staff is fantastic as well. Beautiful decor, great music! If you haven't been, you should stop by.
I went there a couple of weeks ago. The service was terrible. The door man wants to make this place exclusive but it has no idea of what exclusive is (he probably hasn't traveled outside Texas in his life). Anyway, after getting in, it took us 10 to 15 minutes to get a drink. The service was terrible and on top of things, there was a drunk guy looking for a fight with everybody at the bar. It took security about 20 minutes to ask him to leave. One word to describe this place: Terrible
Red Tape – In an attempt to manufacture exclusivity, the door man "Dan", formally with Reign, would not let my group of 6 in the lounge. Our group was 4 women and 2 guys. I guess "Dan" was looking for rent money. He said the Red Room is packed tonite, we could clearly see NOONE was there. WE LIVE in River Oaks, we are the people they are trying to attract.
The Red Room will certainly not last long!!
Never Again! – I organized drinks with 8 friends for Saturday Dec 5th after reading a fantastic review in a local entertainment paper. None of us could recall a night more miserable than the one we had at Red Room. To start it took a minimum of 15 minutes to place a drink order at the bar, then another 10 minutes to receive the drink and pay out. Second, the Red Room has advertised itself as a place with good music but not too loud so that you can still hear your friends....this was not the case. Third, we sat down at a reserved table, knowing and understanding we would need to leave once the guests who reserved the table arrived. After being there for two hours and ordering many drinks one of the staff ordered us to "finish our drinks, close our tab and vacate." (Even though no one had arrived yet to collect the reservation...it was almost midnight at this point.) We were treated as if our money was not good enough. The place was filled with $30,000 millionaires. We were told they were trying to attract a certain "clientele". Obviously, we were not the "clientele" they were after. Even though we were all dressed very nicely, in fact some of us in dresses and heels and we were happily spending money freely on overpriced drinks. To top it off when we "vacated" one of my friends cars had been hit in valet parking. And it took the rest of us a soild 20minutes to get our car out of valet even though we were the only ones leaving. We have never been treated so rudely. We will NEVER return. Such a shame to as we were all very excited about a potential new lounge that sounded like it was just the place for us.
Best Lunch in a Long Time – I am a frequent "luncher" who loves to test out places for a light lunch. I have frequented Tony's and Cafe Annie's, but today's lunch was The Brownstone. We were nervous b/c we were wearing shorts and flip flops..."NOT A PROBLEM" the hostess said and we were immediately seated. The food was light and tasty and completely satisfying! I had the ceviche (which had HUGE shrimp and sweet jumbo crabmeat) and the Trout for lunch. The tout had wonderful couscous that had mint, tomaotes and golden raisins!! SO light and refreshing and yet filling. My friend had a great salad The portions were not too big so I could finish up my shopping too. They have a quaint little gallery that is adjacent to it as well, so I was able to get a wonderful work of art and have lunch at the same time! All in All it was a wonderful, casual lunch that was impecable service and wonderful food. Thanks Brownstone, we will be back!
Best Service and Food in Houston – This was supposed to be a nice place to have drinks with the girls on a Saturday night...and turned out to be SO MUCH MORE!! We started out with wonderfully tart Cosmos and chatted over some appetizers. The beef Carpaccio and Smoked Salmon were fabulous! The waitors never rushed us or made us feel anything other than VIP. We all ordered entrees ( there were 6 of us)...the Lobster & Filet melted in my mouth. The rest of the group ordered the Chilean Seabass with Raspberry sauce (FAB!!), Lamb Chops that were cooked perfectly, the Trout and Chicken Brie. The food was so good all of us CLEANED the plates! Throughout the night our waitor was so attentive and accommodating, never overbearing and never arrogant. We split the homemade bread pudding and a white chocolate icecream heart for dessert. Both were out of this world!! If you are looking for a place that offers top notch service with aagreat American food, come here! It is WELL WORTH the few extra dollars for dinnner....
Best quiet Romantic atmosphere – We took our friends to Brownstone for their anniversary. We were a little nervous since there were mixed reviews, but booked the reservations. It was nothing but all around fabulous!
They are a typical fine dining restaurant where we were given pleanty of time to enjoy the bread, make up our minds on the wine, and meal. Everything was fab! If you want to enjoy who you are eating with, this is the place to be! Just remeber perfection takes time... be prepared to be there 2 to 3 hours. Worth every penny and minuite.
Be prepared to be disappointed – I actually got engaged at the Brownstone--and the day was perfect except for the whole Brownstone part. I had read a lot of good things about this restaurant, but none of them turned out to be true. I went during Christmas, and it felt like Santa Claus threw up everywhere. The decorations were way over the top--so much so it felt cheap. I had a beef dish with some sort of rosemary butter sauce, and all I could taste was rosemary--no butter and no meat. On top of everything, the meat was tough. I would not go back here, I do not recommend it. It isn't worth what they charge.
Great food, awesome music, first-class ambience – This is my favorite restaurant in Houston. The food is just great and you have to BE there to experience a Harp in your ears and Wine down your throat.
KLKIthas – The food was above my expectations, though the service was very disappointing. I expected better professionalism from their wait staff. They need to be educated on proper etiquette and courtesy towards their customers.
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