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909 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-3108
+1 713-224-5299
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Belleville, Illinois
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished mid afternoon lunch at this downtown establishment. A little quiet but kinda expected for downtown at 230pm. Nice decor nice staff and good food. Reasonably priced. Some different dishes. Lasagna Greek style. I had pan seared Tuna and roasted beats. Tasty and well presented. Well worth a visit

Thank stephenpash
Dunedin, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing shrimp and crab linguini. Lovely surroundings. Service was ultra fast. Great bad playing live music.

Thank Louise P
Nixa, Missouri
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food here was tasty. Inventive but a little pricy. Jazz band on a Monday was crazy fun. Crowd nonexistent. We were in Houston for work and wanted to catch some Jazz with a drink. This was a good spot for that. Didn't need to eat here.

Thank Adam E
Chicago, Illinois
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178 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a heart of Houston downtown restaurant. The restaurant has both the vibe of a restaurant and a live music venue. We were there early for dinner and no music at that time. The food was fresh and well prepared. My daughter and I split the shrimp and crab scampi (delicious) and my wife and other daughter split the... More 

Thank Mahalo123
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a Friday night at this lovely place and had an awesome time. Fantastic margarita, tasty appetizers and a really good band. Our waiter recommended Buca's Beignets - they were incredible!

Thank TexShelli
Winnie, Texas
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We went to eat here before a concert at the Revention Center. We were eating too early for the entertainment; however, everything about this place was great. The food was excellent and our waiter was the best! All four in our party loved their meal. Two of us got the Flat Iron steak which the waiter said was a favorite.... More 

Thank Marilyn C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Loved the atmosphere and professionalism of the staff... the food came out in a timely manner exactly as ordered.. waiter was knowledgeable and helpful.. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT!! wife had sea bass, i had the filet... we were both ecstatic and the sambuca cocktail was exquisite

Thank sean a
Naples, Florida
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255 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We came here to have nice relaxing evening after a long day at work. Our waiter was gracious, funny and entertaining. Sambuca has a cool décor and decent location. We were here on a weekday night so not too crowded. The band was great – played a wide variety of genres. We started with the calamari and finished with a... More 

Thank whollows
Friendswood, Texas
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Went by for a celebration meal before seeing an American in Paris. Food was generally good. Red Snapper was good, son enjoyed the Marlin, wife enjoyed the scallops. Bisque was a little bland. Mint Panna Cotta dessert was unremarkable. Chocolate dessert was really good.

Thank JayBiz1912
San Diego, California
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155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The snapper was $34, I settled for a flat iron steak at $27. They had good service, even if Chris couldn't stay still, lol.

Thank john g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-3108
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-224-5299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?