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“New Sous Chef - big improvement”

17 at Alden-Houston
Ranked #3,082 of 8,400 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: San Jacinto
Transit: Located conveniently downtown at the corner of San Jacinto and Prairie Street in Houston's most happening zip code, 77002, and only steps away from the Main Street Light Rail Transit Train.
Description: *17 is dedicated to offering guests bold, unpretentious food while focusing on the freshness, seasonality and origin of the ingredients. Since opening, the restaurant has received outstanding local, regional and national recognition including: Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Town & Country, Travel+Leisure, USA Today and “Best New Restaurant” by Esquire. Texas Monthly rated #1 Where to eat now, “I like just being in *17, with its glittering crystal lights and sleek chocolate-and-white color scheme set off by froufrou red wallpaper on one side of the room.” Restaurant may be contacted at 832/200 8800
Reviewed 5 October 2011

Went there recently and had a really good meal. This place used to be top notch but has been going thru a rough patch over the past 2-3 years. There was a new sous chef and he was working wonders. I did not have it but several of our party had the Steak Tartatre and pronounced the best they had every eaten. These are well travelled experienced diners. I had a de-constructed New York Strip Steak on a bed of crushed baby potatoes and shitake mushrooms-very stasted and well prepared.

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Thank Brodie T
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

The feast prepared by Chef David Coffman was exquisite. Scallops over black rice was a real treat. Will definitely be back!

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Thank cpmurphy
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Reviewed 1 February 2011

Ate here 3 days ago. The food was OK, although the butternut squash ravioli was over wrought. The evening started out horribly though. I walked up to the desk, stated my name and reservation time, and was told that they didn't have my reservation. After a great deal of back and forth, with me asking whether or not they could feed us, the hostess returned to tell me that she had a table for us. She just had to figure out who she was going to make wait later. Really?! There were always empty tables. Won't be back.

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Thank FBuser
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Reviewed 8 May 2010

The worst. We were passing through Houston from Austin to Florida by car and staying at the Alden Hotel which houses 17 on April 27, 2010. It was a total waste and disappointment for our one dinner in a city known for having many, great eateries. I am waiting for this restaurant to close. It should.

It was empty except for a table with three gents at 8:00 PM on a weekday, which could have been a sign. One of our two entrees was inedible and perhaps poisonous! A meatball/pasta dish in which the sauce had a taste and smell like disinfectant, and a meatball that could have been prepared out of sawdust that was also over-salted! We returned it to a waiter who was not the least bit apologetic. We declined to make a substitute. The novice waiter later delivered a check with the returned entree on it. We didn't pay it of course.

Next morning, because of the convenience and thought they could not ruin breakfast, we returned. We ordered their highlighted and pricey blueberry pancakes. The waitress, after writing down the order, advised there were no blueberries in that dish today but the $13 price tag would be the same. We finished our coffee and walked out.

Eat here at your own risk.

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Thank mylesfire
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Reviewed 15 August 2009

A "must visit" restaurant. Great for a business lunch or a romantic weekend lunch or dinner. The food is delicious and the service is spot on. A hidden treasure for those who appreciate exquisite decor while dinning.

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Thank roleypoley
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