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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston

4.3
4.3
1327 Reviews
$30 and under
American

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar will temporarily close for service operations until further notice. The safety of our guests, staff, and extended community has always been our highest priority; and these decisions are never made lightly. In the not so distant future, we look forward to and will be ready to welcome you back for our made from scratch, southern inspired cuisine! Till then…Hang in there, be kind, stay safe and this too shall pass. Be sure to check back for updates.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Barbecue

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 15:00–22:00 Sat 16:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (832) 667-7781

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Carlos Villatoro

  • Private party facilities

    House of Blues Houston encompasses approximately 43,000 square feet and houses a multi-level Music Hall featuring national and local live entertainment, a luxe VIP club and a dedicated space for private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Amber Day: (832) 667-7756

  • Area

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Dallas Street

  • Parking Details

    House of Blues, located in GreenStreet, offers several guest parking options. Valet parking is available at our front door. There are conveniently located parking garages at the corner of Polk and Fannin, and on Dallas Street between San Jacinto and Caroline. Street parking in the area is free after 6:00pm.

  • Public Transit

    The public transit spot nearest to House of Blues is located at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Dallas Street, just one block from the venue.

  • Entertainment

    House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers live entertainment most evenings. Please check website for featured artist.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • BBQ Nachos

    house-cut tortilla chips, aged cheddar, avocado, roasted corn salsa, red onion, cotija cheese

    • Voodoo Shrimp

      sautéed shrimp in an Abita Amber beer reduction sauce, served over jalapeño-cheese cornbread

      • HOB Wings

        over a pound of wings choose a style: Texas BBQ – crispy onion, cilantro, ranch dressing Buffalo – slaw, shaved habanero, blue cheese dressing

        • Carolina Mess

          extra-crispy fries topped with pulled pork, pickled jalapeños, aged cheddar cheese and brown gravy

          • Gumbo

            andouille sausage, chicken, “holy trinity” (onion, bell peppers & celery) and cajun rice

            Salads

            • BBQ Chicken Salad

              pulled smoked chicken, romaine lettuce, shredded cabbage, black beans, corn, tomato, crispy onions, with BBQ ranch dressing

              • Southern Salad

                mixed field greens, shaved apple, fennel, white cheddar and toasted pecans, with champagne vinaigrette

                • Cobb Salad

                  chopped romaine lettuce, pulled smoked chicken, egg, crumbled bacon, chives, tomatoes, sweet corn and toasted breadcrumbs, with blue cheese dressing

                  Mains

                  • Jambalaya

                    sautéed chicken, andouille sausage and “holy trinity” (onion, bell peppers & celery) in stewed rice. Add cajun shrimp

                    • Blackened Salmon

                      Blackened or simply grilled, andouille reduction, creamed corn*

                      • Baby Back Ribs

                        BBQ beans, slaw, jalapeño-cheese cornbread. Available in half rack or full rack.

                        • Cajun Chicken Pasta

                          Bowtie pasta, cajun cream sauce, blackened chicken and andouille sausage, bell peppers, red onion, basil, Parmesan

                          • Shrimp and Grits

                            our riff on the classic. sautéed shrimp in chipotle cream sauce with chives, on a crispy cotija cheese grit cake

                            • Fried Chicken

                              a crisp, golden quarter bird served with our bourbon butter, slaw and roasted garlic mashed potatoes

                              • New York Strip

                                Signature blues rub crust, roasted garlic mashe potatoes, crispy brussels sprouts, balsmaic reduction

                                Sandwiches and Burgers

                                • HOB Smash Burger

                                  Double patty, American cheese, brioche bun, shredded lettuce, tomato, aioli, red onion, dill pickle chips

                                  • Juicy Lucy

                                    beef-and-bacon grind stuffed with provolone cheese and topped with crispy jalapeños, roasted tomatoes, and chipotle aioli

                                    • BBQ Bacon Burger

                                      topped with aged cheddar cheese, candied applewood bacon, cripsy onion, charred onion aioli, and Texas BBQ sauce

                                      • Shrimp Po' Boy

                                        fried cajun shrimp dressed with seasoned mayo, lettuce, dill pickle chips and tomatoes on French bread

                                        • Pulled Pork Sandwich

                                          on a brioche bun with Carolina BBQ sauce and slaw

                                          • The Yardbird

                                            bourbon-butter-brushed fried chicken breast with slaw, buffalo aioli, and dill pickle chips (available simply grilled)

                                            • Smoked Brisket Sandwich

                                              on a brioche bun with Texas BBQ sauce and slaw

                                              Sides

                                              • Jalapeño Cornbread

                                                • Mac & Cheese Skillet

                                                  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts

                                                    • Southern Street Corn

                                                      Desserts

                                                      • Bread Pudding

                                                        • Skillet Cookie

                                                          Last updated: 16 November 2021

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                                                          What 1,327 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                          4.3
                                                          4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.2Food
                                                          • 4.4Service
                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                          • 4.1Value

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                                                          1. KD

                                                            KDG64

                                                            Houston

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                            We had bought tickets to a show, paid for a VIP package, and had dinner reservations. The hostess didn't know anything about the VIP package that said to meet in the main lobby. The electronic tickets did not work, and while we had started at the box office, we were sent back to the box office to have tickets printed. The show was not in the main dining room. The food was expensive and subpar; ribs were tough and very little sauce.

                                                          2. DM

                                                            DebiM

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The service was absolutely amazing. The food was excellent. It came out quickly and was exactly the right temperature. Everything we ordered was superb.

                                                          3. PS

                                                            PatriciaS

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This was my first time at the House of Blues, I had a wonderful time. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the ambience was phenomenal! I will definitely be returning to the House of Blues!

                                                          4. M

                                                            Momof2teens

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We have eaten here twice on our trip to Houston, and have no regrets. The service was great. Reservation was on time. The music was amazing (completely different each time.) We will probably be back tonight. So go have fun (and it's family friendly) you won't regret it.

                                                          5. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Antonio

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            First time dining here. Always wanted to go and wasn’t disappointed. Good food, music and great vibe. Band was great too. Pops was killing it on the keyboard. LOL. Will definitely return my next visit to Houston.

                                                          6. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Juicy Lucy is the way to go!

                                                          7. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Calgary

                                                            21 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            21 reviews

                                                            Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Came for a casual meal before a concert and enjoyed the selections offered. Service was attentive and everyone enjoyed their meals.

                                                          8. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We loved our dinner before the show and our server was excellent!

                                                          9. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Pre concert dinner with family, group of 10, Nina was an awesome waitress, food was good too.

                                                          10. SS

                                                            SharonS

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 5 April 2022

                                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                            We went to hear a jazz band play. The volume was loud if you set near the "stage" so you probably want to set towards the back to get the full appreciation. The servers were great. The food was good but different.

                                                          11. CS

                                                            CarlieS

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 5 April 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            The Houston Jazz Orchestra was incredible! I love this venue.

                                                          12. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Houston

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 4 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            HJO featuring Sal Lozano! Amazing +food and +drinks. Amazing evening! Thank you

                                                          13. t

                                                            txgbfan

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                            overall3food5service5ambience1

                                                            The food was excellent! I had the salmon and garlic mashed potatoes. My boyfriend had a burger. I do wish they would list the proteins on one side then the choice of sides. I had to look at other dishes to find mashed potatoes because I didn't like the cream corn that was listed with the salmon. The cocktails were not watered down. Nadia, our waitress, was extremely helpful and provided great service. Our problem was the terrible music choice and how loud it was. We could barely talk and couldn't wait to get out of there. A DJ stood in the restaurant and chose the music. We told Nadia it was too loud and she said she mentioned it to management but nothing was done. If it's like this all the time, we won't go back. Even if it was music we liked, it was just too loud for a restaurant.

                                                          14. JK

                                                            JohnK

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                            overall1food1service3ambience2

                                                            The food was terrible and felt like a rip off compared to the price. Staffing issues. Dallas HOB is way better.

                                                          15. HR

                                                            HacheR

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food & drinks were delicious! Big portions and so yummy! We had the BBQ Nachos and the Memphis BBQ Crispy Chicken Wings and they both were amazing!

                                                          16. RW

                                                            RavonW

                                                            San Antonio

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great place to eat a romantic dinner, or sit an chat with friends. Live music was not too loud and fit the atmosphere.

                                                          17. JG

                                                            JonG

                                                            Houston

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                            overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                            Menu selection was not great, they changed the Shrimp and grits, it used to be really good, but not now, BBQ beans too much BBQ. Steak cook right but lacking flavor.

                                                          18. MD

                                                            MatthewD

                                                            Houston

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We ate there right before going to see Buddy Guy upstairs

                                                          19. KR

                                                            KimberlyR

                                                            Dallas

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Making reservations through OpenTable was easy and convenient. Great communication with reminders and communication with the restaurant. Will always make reservations through OpenTable. Thank you!

                                                          20. JS

                                                            JuliaS

                                                            San Antonio

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 18 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Service was attentive and friendly and accurate. Food was very good. Everything was clean.

                                                          21. RH

                                                            RonaldH

                                                            Houston

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            Everything was great. Had a nice time at the House of Blues(Houston).

                                                          22. T

                                                            Tourist201

                                                            London

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            1.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                            overall1food3service4ambience1

                                                            It’s called “The House of Blues” but the live band were playing pure hardcore lounge muzak. Covers of pop hits from the 70-80-90s. Not one single song anywhere on the Blues scale. And even then, I’ve heard many Karaoke singers do a better “Dancing Queen” (Abba) than the band here … it was excruciating. Food was so-so and music was totally wrong - so DON’T GO TO THIS PLACE !!

                                                          23. a

                                                            andreaw

                                                            Houston

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 4 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was very good and the live music was an additional bonus.

                                                          24. DT

                                                            DedrickT

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 27 February 2022

                                                            overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                            Waiter took long waiting our table and long periods not checking on us, looked to be understaffed. Food and drinks took a long time to receive and one of our food orders was sent back as it did not taste well.

                                                          25. KW

                                                            KennaW

                                                            Hawaii

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            The food was great.

                                                          26. D

                                                            Doc8

                                                            New York Area

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on 23 February 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Especially like the Houston Jazz Orchestra evenings. Wish they were more often!

                                                          27. T

                                                            Todd

                                                            Houston

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 22 February 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Great Food. Great Music. Had 3 long days at a conference and was looking for a place to eat and relax at the end of the day. Found it!

                                                          28. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 20 February 2022

                                                            overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                            I like the look of the restaurant overall. I loved the atmosphere of the live music when we walked in. Unfortunately the live music stopped about 30 minutes into our visit and the band left. This was around 9 pm. That was kind of a let down. It was a bit dead in there for a Saturday evening. I expected a more lively scene. The food was mediocre. I had the salmon and Mac & cheese skillet. The Mac & cheese skillet wasn’t very spectacular. A little dry and needed a bit more seasoning.

                                                          29. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 20 February 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food, greater music!

                                                          30. PH

                                                            PeterH

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 20 February 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Great experience overall. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys good food and live music (especially jazz and blues). Service was only issue, however they stay very busy so not much you can do.

                                                          31. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 15 February 2022

                                                            overall5food1service5ambience3

                                                            The restaurant was nice but the food wasn’t the best to My boyfriend and I!

                                                          32. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 15 February 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Valentines dinner! It was a cool spot with a great atmosphere, spunky art, and great wine options including their own House of Blues Chardonnay. Our server was polite and helpful!

                                                          33. S

                                                            Sean

                                                            San Antonio

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Absolutely awesome food, awesome venue, awesome experience!!!

                                                          34. D

                                                            Darrell

                                                            Houston

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                            Perfect place to grab a bite to eat before the concert. Me and the girls always eat here. Great service good food!

                                                          35. K

                                                            Kkpops

                                                            Houston

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            Food and server was great but wish salad and gumbo had come out first. Everything came out at the same time so entree wasn’t hot.

                                                          36. SH

                                                            ShannonH

                                                            Houston

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                            overall3food2service2ambience1

                                                            The food was just ok. The band was WAY to loud. The service was so slow, they defiantly need to hire more people!!!

                                                          37. BD

                                                            BlendaD

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                            Service was kind of slow but the chef served us which I thought was amazing great place I definitely go back

                                                          38. b

                                                            birthday

                                                            Houston

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We were seated near the stage and the saxophone player Mr. Greer was excellent.

                                                          39. EB

                                                            EmilyB

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 5 February 2022

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                            Went last night and had a reservation. The hostess informed us it would be a few minutes because they didn’t have a buser. Got seated and no one came after 10 minutes of waiting so we left. It was not crowded at all. It was so freaking loud in there! And the DJ did not seem to want to be there. It was just bad.

                                                          40. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 22 January 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Dinner was excellent, entertainment was excellent, service was okay. Great pre-concert location near Toyota Center.

                                                          Safety precautions

                                                          • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                            • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                            • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                            • Contactless payment available
                                                          • Physical distancing

                                                            • Limited number of seated diners
                                                          • Protective equipment

                                                            • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                            • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                          • Screening

                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                            • Staff temperature check required
                                                            • Contact tracing information collected

                                                          FAQs

                                                          House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 667-7781.

                                                          House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston is rated 4.3 stars by 1327 OpenTable diners.

                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                          Booked 10 times today
                                                          Google Map for House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston

                                                          1204 Caroline St. Houston, TX 77002

                                                          Dining areas

                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Cross Street

                                                            Dallas Street

                                                          • Area

                                                            Downtown

                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                            Wed–Fri 15:00–22:00 Sat 16:00–22:00

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Barbecue

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Dining

                                                          • Dress Code

                                                            Casual Dress

                                                          • Parking Details

                                                            House of Blues, located in GreenStreet, offers several guest parking options. Valet parking is available at our front door. There are conveniently located parking garages at the corner of Polk and Fannin, and on Dallas Street between San Jacinto and Caroline. Street parking in the area is free after 6:00pm.

                                                          • Public Transit

                                                            The public transit spot nearest to House of Blues is located at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Dallas Street, just one block from the venue.

                                                          • Payment Options

                                                            AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive Chef

                                                            Carlos Villatoro

                                                          • Entertainment

                                                            House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers live entertainment most evenings. Please check website for featured artist.

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                          • Phone number

                                                            (832) 667-7781

                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                            House of Blues Houston encompasses approximately 43,000 square feet and houses a multi-level Music Hall featuring national and local live entertainment, a luxe VIP club and a dedicated space for private parties.

                                                          • Private party contact

                                                            Amber Day: (832) 667-7756

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