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17 at Alden-Houston

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1117 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002-3118 (San Jacinto)
+1 832-200-8888
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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Singapore, Singapore
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292 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Dinner at The Sam Houston’s award winning *17 restaurant was a simple affair, by 8pm there was only one cover left and I took a table at the opposite side ~the limited menu tells me the selection was intended to impressed so I started with a staple -Smokey Tomato Soup wasn’t exactly how I expected, it was super hot as... More 

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Austin, Texas
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276 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Not super-impressed by this restaurant or the Sam Houston Hotel, in general. Appears as though the decorators tried to create a contemporary atmosphere inside a historical hotel. Although the bold red architectural accents and ecstatic patterns of its interior are meant to "Wow!" guests, its traditional pictures of Sam Houston, the American politician and soldier, who brought Texas into the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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483 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2015

The food was fair at best but the service was horrible. Definitely skip this place at all costs, not worth eating here. No idea how anyone could like the food.

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Thank Boggio
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165 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast tacos were fantastic. We also had the Huevos Rancheros and breakfast potatoes. All were excellent. Extremely reasonable as well. Definitely a great spot.

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Thank Mbulhoes
WI
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135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2015

This restaurant had great food and great service. I will definitely eat there again during my next stay.

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Buhl, Idaho
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

We were there for an early dinner, so it was nice and quiet, and the service was fast and friendly. My husband thought his chicken sandwich was excellent. I had salmon; it was a nice generous piece but was too salty. I would go back again.

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122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had friends refer us here that had eaten the day before and said it was the best burger he'd had in along while. Guess we had a different cook because the burger wasn't anything to write home about. Not sure if we would go back.

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louisiana
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had the breakfast buffet and was served by the nicest gentlemen yesterday morning, June 1st. Don't remember his name but shout out to him for treating us like royalty.

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Martinez, California
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were trying to find a restaurant which would allow you to bring in your own wine and this one did. I guess it's a Texas liquor licensing issue - not a problem in Calif. "17" allows this, which was great. Our red wine paired very well with the luscious steaks served there. The service was attentive. We had eaten... More 

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Well prepared, good coffee, nice European feel to dining room. All meals served. Right in Sam Houston Hotel.

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Thank Harry G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1117 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002-3118
    (San Jacinto)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 832-200-8888
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

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