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Map & Directions 800 Bagby, Ste. 400
Houston, TX 77002
  • South American
  • During Performances: Mon 11am-2pm, Tue-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-9pm Non-Performance Days: Mon-Tue 11am-2pm, Wed-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 5pm-9pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Highly Recommended, Accepted
  • Garage, Valet


Houston Press' Description

This has to be one of the most beautiful restaurants in Houston, with one of the best views of downtown. And the food is spectacular. Since it is on the second floor of the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, the menu has a performance art theme, divided into "acts." Standout dishes include Peruvian lobster bisque, crispy soft-shell crawfish taquitos and the signature churrasco steak. The tres leches is one of the best in town.

Member Reviews

  • Texanbrits wrote a review for Artista
    on 09/23/10

    Excellent place to eat before the play at the Hobby Center. Their seafood specials are usually wonderful. Can't keep away from the free plantains they start you with!

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Tips from foursquare

  • CultureMap Houston on 08/07/11

    Table 8 is the best spot to see city lights. It can accommodate up to eight people.

  • Lisa C. on 04/01/10

    Salad card for lunch is a must. Custom salad rocks.

  • Dayna S. on 04/11/10

    Try the Crawfish Taquitos...amazing!

  • Patty R. on 05/13/13

    Request Benny for attentive, unobtrusive service. Order the Surf & Turf if they have it on special.

  • Jeff on 01/23/14

    Hands down the absolute best Tres Leches in all of Houston

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