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01/24/12Provided by Citysearch
I have yet to find a steak house that I can say beats Vic and Anthony's ribeye. There are a very few that ""tie"", but if I want a steak that won't let me down, it's here. The waitstaff is always knowledgeable about the wines they offer, and are always ready to help me make the right choices depending on which appetizer I want (which is usually the crabcake anyway....talk about LUMP crabmeat! The oysters rockerfeller are always a homerun too!)
I can't speak to other cuts of meat b/c I'm a sure thing with the ribeye, but the seasoning is just enough to make your mouth water. Like the rating says---RUN, don't walk!
03/23/11Provided by Citysearch
Mouth-watering food, beautiful ambiance, and terrific location! We went here for a birthday celebration and ordered the Filet Mignon. My goodness, that 9oz was spectacular and absolutely delectable! I honestly thought, being a petite female that I wouldn't be able to finish, but it was so scrumptious I just couldn't stop myself! The asparagus was perfectly cooked and the mashed potatoes were not bad either. Huge wine selection and desserts were incredible! Will definitely be returning!
03/07/11Provided by Citysearch
I must say... Vic and Anthony's has the best lobster tail I have ever tasted! I think it was an Australian lobster.. I might be a little over exagerating but I can say I had a great dinner. Staff were nice, and our server was also pretty nice so no complain at all. It is a little pricey, and it all depends with what you order, but it is worth it! I will definitely go back, and absolutely looking forward on going back soon.
02/02/10Provided by Citysearch
I hadn't been to a high-end steak house in a while so i had a craving. Grabbed my top 2 customers and headed to the consensus ""Best Steak House in Houston"". Unfortunately, that's not the way it turned out. Waited 20 minutes longer than the Hostess estimated for the table. Waiter was sweating significantly as he took our order. Appetizers and salads were fine but not overwhelming. My main course was the Ribeye - ordered Medium Rare. It arrived Medium WELL. I was planning to send it back after 2 bites but apparently the waiter went on break because he didn't return to our table for at least 20 minutes. By then, I had decided to go ahead and eat the steak because I was starving to death. When he did return, he never bothered to ask how our meals were. I told him at the end of the meal that the steak was way overcooked. He gave a quick apology, left the table, and brought the check about 10 minutes later. Full price, no comps, no coffee, nothing. As we exited the dining room, he said good night and ""I hope you'll come back and allow us to get it right next time"". I'm not kidding. Outback might have been a better choice!
06/22/09Provided by Citysearch
Went for the first time on Father's day with reservations easily had through their web page. We were promptly seated and served.
The steaks were appropriately cooked and marbled while the oysters Rockefeller were spot on. While I thought the quality of steak was comparable to Sullivans or Pappa Brothers, my dad thought V&A was better. Similar to Ruth Chris, they use quite a bit of butter and a tad of seasoning; I typically can go without the butter, but the steak was quite good none the less. The daily specials sounded delicious, but were overpriced. Side dishes sounded generic and bland -- we skipped them and added salads instead.
The atmosphere is upscale and a half-notch above the standard upscale steakhouses mentioned above. They have an excellent desert menu, with a wide variety of Cognac, brandy, and dessert wines.
06/21/09Provided by Citysearch
I had dinner here last night with several friends. We had a very good experience with the food & service. I would highly recommend the au gratin potatoes & chocolate cake. I'm not big on sweets & typically don't order deserts, but the chocolate cake is great & will melt in your mouth. I would recommend Vic & Anthony's, but not the filet.
Iceberg wedge salad: 4/5
filet mignon: 3/5 - cooked right (medium), but dry & not flavorful
mashed potatoes: 4/5
au gratin potatoes: 5/5
chocolate cake: 5/5 - melts in your mouth
service: 5/5 - service w/ a smile
ambience: 5/5 - nice decor
01/13/09Provided by Citysearch
My husband and I went to Vic and Anthony's to celebrate my birthday. We had reservations at 7pm but due to a family emergency we were running late. So I called to let them know we would be a little late and the hostess politely informed us that they could only hold our table for 30 min. We didn't make it there until 8:30 but the hostess still had us seated even though it was a Saturday night and they were clearly very busy. The food was excellent and worth every penny. I could cut my filet with a butter knife, au gratin potatoes are to die for, and for dessert we had the chocolate moose cake which is amazing.
01/12/09Provided by Citysearch
My boyfriend and i wanted to go somewhere special for his birthday, and we had heard so many great things about Vic and Anthony's that we had to try it for ourselves. Needless to say we had an amazing time. When we first arrived, being a typical Friday night, the valet was backed up but we got through. After getting through the crowd at the front door we decided to have a drink in the bar before going to the table. When we were ready to be seated we were immediately taken to our table, which was a nice booth tucked away in the corner. The server was waiting at the table for us to sit down. We ordered a great bottle of wine suggested by the rather young wine steward (William-Seylem Pinot Noir) and had a crab cake that completely lives up to the hype. My boyfriend's steak was prepared to perfection and my tuna was amazing! I was a little worried about whether or not the sever knew about the fact that it was my boyfriend's birthday, but the hostess in charge must have let the server know, because when the server brought our creme brulee it said ""Happy Birthday"" in chocolate with a candle! It was a nice touch that the server made no mention of the birthday although I was a little nervous. This place really has it together. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a special place to celebrate.
01/09/09Provided by Citysearch
Well first off my first impression there was the greeting of a very unpleasant hostess. I think her name was Anna... Anyhow, she never smiled and was very short with me and my husband on our 25th anniversary. I understand you are trained to say certain things to the guest but when you sound robotic and we can't understand you because you are speaking to fast don't get offended and snarl at me to go to the bar because we couldn't understand you. Aside from that Shannon the, in contrast, pleasant manager was very polite and increased the experience from the rude hostess. We order a Filet Mignon which was by far the most exquisite tasting steak I have tasted in years! The Australian Lobster Tail which was surprisingly good seeing as how it was a steakhouse. That's another thing, you know your restaurant is superior when even your seafood tops, conquers and kills other fine dining seafood restaurants. Our server, we told the rude hostess, that we wanted on our next visit because he was so friendly and inviting. I think his name was Robert.
11/30/08Provided by Citysearch
My husband and I took a friend to this restaurant because another steak restaurant we liked was closed on sunday's. We went before a Rockets game. My husband and i were dissappointed. The food was as good as one of their Landry restaurants, which is good but it's not fine dining quality food which is what they charge at Vic and Anthonys. We don't mind paying for a good meal in fact that's a major part of our entertainment is dining but Vic and Anthony's doesn't measure up in the food category. The service and the interior decor is of a finer restaurant but the food simply is at the quality of their other chain restaurants. There are too many great restaurants in Houston to waste an evening out at Vic and Anthonys. Maybe going to have a drink at the bar to enjoy the place is good enough but I won't be going there or recommending this place to anyone.
10/09/08Provided by Citysearch
I was a bit disappointed with the lack of customer service from the hostesses. I never understand it when you go through the process of making reservations and still have to wait 40 minutes to be seated, while patrons walk in and are immediately seated. That night was a special occasion for me and this experience left me feeling very disappointed. The ambiance was nice granted, but I was there for more than just the atmosphere. I have no desire to return.
07/06/08Provided by Citysearch
We went to V&Anthony's on our 34th anniversary, the ambience and decor is a great tribute to the atmosphere one would expect in a high class resturant environment. When we checked on the dress requirement before making reservations we were told that dress was suit/coat and tie and nice womens apparell. We saw people in shorts and blue jeans and non related attire; this was somewhat of a shock after being dressed up and seeing the class of decor and furnishings of the resturant. However; the dining experience was excellent and the food was awesome; we went a little extravagant on the menu but expected to pay high for our 34th anniversary experience. Our waitress was very nice and courteous and was attentive to our table needs or questions etc. This is not your ordinary steak house; we wnt to the striphouse last year, although it was a nice experience; V&Athony''s was by far the better of the two. You must understand when you go for class and excellent dining that there is a price to go with it; The austrailian rock lobster was the BEST we have ever had; the wife had lobster and I had the Best steak I have ever had. We had the choclate souflae; boy was this an awesome surprise to end the meal with. The hotel furnished us pick up and delivery so we cannot comment on their valet service. Our all around experience is rated 5 star by my wife and I. Hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did.
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The atmosphere is busy but not too much so, with a moderate level of noise in the dining room but nothing you have to shout over (like III Forks in Dallas). If you are a couple, we recommend specifying a booth when you make your reservation.
The wine list, by the bottle, is extensive; however, I was shocked at the underwhelming and limited by-the-glass selection. If you are like us, where I drink reds and my wife drinks whites, buying a bottle is pretty much out of the question, so we were disappointed. Total selection consisted of approximately 15-20 wines, with 3 chardonnays, 3 merlots, and 3 cabs. I can list 20-30 mid-level restaurants with far better selections by-the-glass.
If you can avoid lobster and expensive bottles of wine, you can have a fine evening at a reasonable price.
A note on attire: As recommended by V&A?s, I wore a suit and tie. In the bar, there were people sitting at bar tables in shorts and tennis shoes. There were others in jeans. I was certainly surprised and a bit disappointed. In the main dining room, I saw men dressed in short-sleeve polo shirts, button-downs, and a couple with jackets sans ties; I was the only person I noticed wearing a tie. Granted, it was a Saturday night and, presumably, the suit-and-tie business crowd was not out in force. Typically, women were nicely dressed in dresses or blouse with skirt or nice pants.
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My wife and I went to V&A?s for her birthday. We frequent high-end steak houses, so we like to think we have some experience with which to compare our experience.
We drove up in a Mazda 3, and the valet service ignored us. So, we parked across the street for $5. My wife was offended, but I wasn?t going to let that ruin the evening.
At dinner, I had the Caesar salad and found it very average. My wife had the pear and blue cheese salad and enjoyed it immensely. The blue cheese was soft and mild, unlike the typical dry and more pungent variety. Our fillets were tender and perfectly cooked to order (medium rare), but a little lacking in flavor. We disagree with a posting here that denigrates the side-dishes; we had the potatoes au gratin and creamed spinach and found them to be excellent. I had told the hostesses twice that it was my wife's birthday, but they forgot. So, no celebratory desert, despite seeing two others served the requisite cake with candle.
Service was attentive and pleasant. I couldn't get to the bottom of my water glass no matter how hard I tried; the bus-boys filled it back up with each sip.
V&A?s is on par or better than Fleming?s, and far superior to The Strip. If the newly opened Del Frisco?s is as good as the one in Dallas, then V&A?s might be in trouble. We think the Landry's chains are blights on the face of culinary experience, but this one time they mainly get it right.
06/19/08Provided by Citysearch
we went to vic and anthony's for my birthday and were seated as soon as we arrived (reservations recommended). the place is a bit loud but no big deal. we ordered the filet with creamed spinach and au gratin potatoes. the steak is amazing!! possibly the best i've ever had. however the sides leave more to be desired. they were not bad...just so so. honestly...i could've gotten better sides at boston market. overall...it's a great place for steak..just not much else.
05/23/08Provided by Citysearch
Mothers Day 2008 was to be a special day for my mother . Called to make reservation for our special day with mom to find out after driving from The Woodland as high as gas is for enjoy a early dinner with mom that father who had on nice pair of dress shorts could not eat there shorts not allowed. Sister never told when making reservations the dress attire. After speaking to manager he left us waiting in lobby for 20min. he stats to call general manager. He never came back sent hostice to seat us. Very unprofessional of manager.when approched by waitress to seat us we decided not to stay.Maybe because we are of color our money is just as green as all person there we felt very uncomforable there. If we knew what the dress attire was mothers day would have been Great .
04/07/08Provided by Citysearch
This was a great place to eat. I am from out of town and staying at the Inn at the Ballpark which is right next door, so I decided to give it a try. The food and service was fantastic. It is expensive to say the least, however, it was well worth it. I had a prime ribeye and it was cooked to perfection. The side dishes are all ala carte, however, there was more than enough for two people to split one. I highly recommend Vic and Anthony's and I look forward to dining there in the future.
- General Info
- Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse features an elegant, yet intimate atmosphere, created with an undeniable attention to detail. Our award-winning menu features only the finest prime beef, fresh seafood, delectable desserts, as well as an extensive wine collection.
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- Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
- Central Houston, Downtown Houston
- Other Information
Parking: Paid, Valet
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Specialties: Steak, Seafood