616 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Deli, Kosher
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
03/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I used to live at the location in Austin during my college years, so I was very happy when Houston opened, and it was good for the first few months, but now, its just another lower Westheimer trendy ""we don't really need your business"" restaurant.
My wife and I went in last night at 11:30PM, the place half empty, and the kid hosting waves his finger and says ""be with you when I can"", then disapeers, 10 min later returns just to let us know ""I should be with you in a few""
I told him ""don't worry about it"" and turned to leave, and his reply was ""I never do""
My wife had to make not turn around and go back in and rip him a new one.
It is just sad to see what was a very special place turn into what it has become today....
02/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
SERVICE - NON EXISTANT, FOOD - AVERAGE, WAITSTAFF - THEIR S_______ DOES NOT STINK, OR SO THEY THINK, HOSTESS BOTCH AND THAT IS BEING KIND. THERE WERE HALF THE TABLEs FILLED EMPTY DOWNSTAIRS AND 2 TABLE UP STAIRS. Took 35 min to get seated, there were 5 wait staff standing and talking to each other along with hostess. Took 20 min to get a wait person, took 15 min to get drink, and you do not want to know how long to get the meal, food was so so , THEN HAD TO ASK 4 PEOPLE FOR CHECK, never got it so I went to register. Katz in NY should pull this if it is a franchise
THIS PLACE IS A JOKE, I do not think i could get drunk enough and smoke that much to get the munchies to go there again.
01/25/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Katz never closes! This is a great stop on occasion after going to the bars. Truthfully, the food is pretty hit-and-miss. Chesecake milk shakes are a must have if you do eat here. I really like the location and if the food was tastier would eat here often. It does tend to attract lots of suburbanites and tourists, so the crowd can be pretty lame yet fun to observe. Try it once, go ahead.
11/08/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The food here is not that impressive, a sandwich alone costs 8 or 9 dollars add a drink and fries and you are well over 14 dollars for something that should be half the price of that. The service is ok but dont park across the street, its kind of dangerous crossing the street on that part of Westheimer.
11/02/2006Provided by Citysearch -
if i am needin a late night snack this is where i head. fried pickles are the best. gotta love the mile high ruben as well. service is usually pretty good too. servers are good at recomending the perfect thing. and if you feel like going all out the cheesecake shake is worth checkin out
My partner and I are new to the area and all we can say is WOW. We were greeted by the most hosty of hosts; Wendell
He spoke with us as we waited for our table. Our waiter Kevin was smiling from ear to ear when he came to the table. You just can't imagine so many smiling people so early in the morning. We came for breakfast and were surprised to know we could actually order off the entire menu and the bar was open! We ordered the Belgian waffles with eggs and turkey ham. The food was great. We're going back to try the noshes and some fried pickles. This is definitely our new place
Fried Cheesecake? I have to say this was a crazy dessert, but well worth the money and 1000 calories... Our server was wearing a button and we thought why not try it... it was different and good. Other stuff was great too and the manager was quick to fix problems with our order... outside a mix up w/ the type of bread on my sandwich it was very tasty, quick and helpful service. Didnt care too much for the fries though.
09/03/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I was a frequent client of your Houston business and had referred several people up to Today!
I sat with my friend at the bar area around 8:00 PM today and order cup of Matzo soup and 1/2 a sandwich. I requested an extra matzo. Rudy, the bartender advised me to order the whole bowl, which I did. Well, when I tried to cut the matzo with the spoon, they were rubbery:Not only it was cold, but it tasted like a two day old sandy dumpling. It seems to be that now they 'assemble' the soup.
I send it back as I had lost my appetite after experiencing the texture and awful taste of the matzo ;the only comment from the bartender was to order another soup or a side of onion rings with my 1/2 of chicken sandwich. He could not credit the account. At that point I mentioned to the bartender that I did not care about the bill and that a comment should be made to the chef.
After I left, I realized that I paid $5.00 for a soup I did not eat and $8 for a half a sandwich and I was still hungry. I am so disappointed as I dine out 90% of the time and your place used to be a favorite one.
07/26/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I am from New York miss eating New York food. So,I was out late one night with my cousin and she suggested we try Katz's. Service was great. Our server Robin, suggested the spinach dip, it was awesome. I ordered the large pastrami reuben. Hands down the best reuben sandwich I've ever had! I lived in Houston for 7years and never ate at Katz's. Man, I really missed out! We will return.
07/23/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Took my girlfriend to this place. Heard about it but never made it out there. We went in early on a Saturday morning/late Friday night after a very busy night. Had to wait about 10 minutes but well worth the wait. The host sat us in a big booth. It was busier than I expected for 4 but eveyone was having a good time. We informed our waitress that we had never been here and she made some suggestions. We tried fried pickles which were long spears not the chips I was used to. They were really tasty once they cooled off. A woman came by (manager?) and asked us how we were enjoying our pickles. Surprised to see so many smiling people but everyone who worked there seemed to be having fun. We split a french dip sandwich which was way too big to get my mouth around but very good. We ended our meal with a slice of cheesecake. That was too good! We took a piece with us. I would go back there. They really live up to the hype
07/08/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I loved the ambiance, as I've been to NYC 3 times in the last 7 years. I am in love with NYC and this restaurant does it justice. I have only had the key lime pie, but saw some of the sandwiches that were ordered at the next table and oh my goodness the meat is piled 5 inches high!!!
07/06/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Katz's last week and had the best experience. I drink a milk shake with a slice of cheesecake in it. The wait staff was very professional and our server attentive and helpful. My wife could not decide what to order, but our server, Greg, made some good suggestions. The music was great and added to the mello atmosphere. We will definitely return in the near future.
01/02/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I was born in New York and have eaten jewish deli all my life, so when my friend took me to this place I was shocked.First you will neaver find in a deli in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, or Miami that sells Fried Pickles this is not jewish and extremely disgusting. I ordered matzo ball soup a true test to any deli the broth was a yellow like from food collor and the matzoh balls were hard like rocks not light at all. Next we ordered Chopped Liver it was sour. Then I ordered a pastrami sandwich skimpy and so dry nothing could save it and Last the cheesecake tasted like sarah lee. for the service there was none, try finding a waiter and the time you get your meal it's cold. So my conclusion is, it's not NY but it's a great bennagins.