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The Vintage House at Messina Hof

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4545 Old Reliance Rd, Bryan, TX 77808-8995 (Earl Rudder Fwy)
979-778-9463
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Located on the Messina Hof estate, The Vintage House offers the finest...
Located on the Messina Hof estate, The Vintage House offers the finest dining with particular attention to fresh vineyard cuisine. Each and every dish incorporates one of our award-winning wines. The Vintage House Restaurant offers a wide variety of amazing items that change quarterly. Linger over quiet conversation amid the candlelight in our Barrel Room or looking out upon our vineyards.Savor a wide variety of scrumptious appetizers, salads and entrees, all designed with wine in mind. Indulge in our decadent desserts like Cherries Jubilee and Bananas Foster flambéed tableside.
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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Delightful Evening

We spent a delightful evening at the Vintage House for a private event hosted by Sam Houston State University. The food served was wonderful and the selection of wines was very good. The service was friendly and efficient. In addition to a fine dining experience, this is an excellent venue for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
CJTravelerTexas
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808 reviews 808 reviews
532 restaurant reviews
1,465 helpful votes 1,465 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We spent a delightful evening at the Vintage House for a private event hosted by Sam Houston State University. The food served was wonderful and the selection of wines was very good. The service was friendly and efficient. In addition to a fine dining experience, this is an excellent venue for private parties.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The family came here for holiday photos and drink. The tasting room is cozy, with helpful staff to explain the wide range of house made wines. They also offer up cheese and other snacks to accompany your drink. There is also a restaurant and gift shop on site. Make sure and take a walk out back to see the vineyards

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Our high expectations were more than justified! This beautiful property boasts a vineyard, tasting rooms, a lovely B & B, and a restaurant of culinary delight!! We started with the panco breaded Brie wedge w/raspberry chipotle sauce - yum!! My husband ordered the Blackened NY Strip (MR) w/chive mashed potatoes - amazing! The chef clearly has an expert hand at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Loved the Messina Hof experience. Took the cellar tour and then had dinner. Fantastic food. I had the mixed grill and my girlfriend had the filet. Both the filets and lamb were excellent as well as the vegetables and mashed potatoes. The bread was delicious also. I liked the atmosphere but to be honest I was nervous bc I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I wrote a previous review about how our anniversary was ruined. The manager, Scott Sloan, responded to that review, inviting us back to "make things right". We took him up on that offer and I took my husband there as a surprise for Father's Day. We sat in the back room by the windows, overlooking the vineyard. It was beautiful.... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Wonderful service and pleasantly surprised by the wine. I had not been there in 20+ years and I hope that I can make it back soon.

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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Overall, we would describe the food as average but the service and hospitality above average. Our food was bland. Our server had a great disposition. We noticed the restaurant could use a deep cleaning when we looked around.

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Scott S, General Manager at The Vintage House at Messina Hof, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. I am glad you found our service exceptional but please accept my apologies for your less than stellar culinary experience. We strive hard to exceed expectations and I hope you will share more with me on what specifically you experienced and how we can improve for your next visit. We appreciate your... More 

Katy, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We took some friends here for a birthday lunch. We have eaten here several times. The food is very good. We had a vegetarian entree and the duck. The duck was cooked to perfection. For dessert we wanted the flambe. Two orders, different fruit, split into 4 servings. No problem for them. However, our server said they were out of... More 

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Scott S, General Manager at The Vintage House at Messina Hof, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed our great food and service, especially our renowned flambé desserts. They are truly something to see and experience. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back very soon. Perhaps one of our Chef's Cooking Party's - he does one each month with different foods... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were the only diners there on Friday of Memorial weekend. Service was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere wonderful with old world decor and beautiful, stained glass windows where you could still view the vineyard right outside the windows. Food choices were good...as was lunch....we had mostly salads and sandwiches with one Shrimp and Grits dish and a Calamari appetizer...both good.... More 

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Scott S, General Manager at The Vintage House at Messina Hof, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We are so glad you were able to experience many aspects of our "charming" resort. We hope you can come back soon and perhaps stay in our Villa B&B one weekend, or enjoy some more of our wines on our Lakeside Deck. Keep a watch on our website for future events like... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Visiting from out of state and ordered $90 dinner for 2. Included wine was very good. Salad appetizer was okay, but unimpressed with bland dressing. My wife ordered shrimp scampi. She said shrimp was good, but dish had lumps of fish with skin mixed in, which wasn't included on the menu. I ordered fish of the day, which the waitress... More 

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Scott S, General Manager at The Vintage House at Messina Hof, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback. I apologize that your experience was less than stellar. Our Chef's fish of the day specials are typically our most popular items and are brought in almost daily to ensure we are as fresh as possible. I will pass your message to our Chef and culinary team to ensure we are attentive to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4545 Old Reliance Rd, Bryan, TX 77808-8995
    (Earl Rudder Fwy)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bryan
  • Phone Number: 979-778-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Located on the Messina Hof estate, The Vintage House offers the finest dining with particular attention to fresh vineyard cuisine. Each and every dish incorporates one of our award-winning wines. The Vintage House Restaurant offers a wide variety of amazing items that change quarterly. Linger over quiet conversation amid the candlelight in our Barrel Room or looking out upon our vineyards.Savor a wide variety of scrumptious appetizers, salads and entrees, all designed with wine in mind. Indulge in our decadent desserts like Cherries Jubilee and Bananas Foster flambéed tableside.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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