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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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17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 11:00
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Tomball, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Great service, great food, we took 30 of our clients there and everyone had an excellent time.

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Thank Vanita L
Houston, Texas
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73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

We had a pre-theater dinner at 17. I love pretty places, so this was a treat just to look at the floors, chandeliers, chairs, and general decor. Very glam. We were the only people in the restaurant....and it was the temperature was very hot. We asked three times for the a/c to be turned lower and it just didn't happen.... More 

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Thank liz77006
Bryan, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

My wife and I ate at *17 before going to a show at the symphony down the street. Service was very good here. The first thing the waiter asked us was if we had plans that evening. When we said we had a show, he promptly provided the wine list as well as their traditional menu. Our reservation was at... More 

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Thank John H
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

Beautiful, quiet and intimate restaurant with excellent food and wine selection. Small enough that there is little foot traffic and noise and you can focus on your date. Our food was very fresh and cooked perfectly.

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Thank BigBri_12
Houston
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

The food is fresh and served first class. I have eaten there for breakfast and dinner and it was perfect both times!

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Thank LonghornHouston
portland
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

We suffered through a very noisy dinner, the restaurant had a party of about 50 people, expecting fabulous food. The food was just average. I had the scallops they were fine but for the price you should expect great. My husband had the fish special which was small, bland and $33. I can recommend the octopus salad, the jalapeño dressing... More 

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Thank libbylulu
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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... More 

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Thank Brodie T
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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
Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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... More 

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Thank FBuser
Austin, Texas
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Thank mylesfire

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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
US$41 - US$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
17:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 11:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 11:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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