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Voted Houston's Most Romantic Restaurant,

Business Description
Voted Houston's Most Romantic Restaurant, Mark's American Cuisine is located in a 1920's renovated church. The golden ceilings and candle lit tables provide guests with an intimate escape from the outside world. Mark's boasts three meeting rooms: two private - The Cloisters, Mark's largest private room which was recently re-designed, seats 32 to 40 people, The Alcove, a tasting room for 5 to 8 people, and a semi-private room, The Loft, seats 20 to 24 people.
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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7135233800: (713) 523-3800

Dining at Mark's American Cuisine is a true epicurean adventure. Chef Mark Cox prepares not just one but four unique menus for his patrons. Houstonians and visitors will find food unlike that in any other restaurant. Mark's wine list, recognized by The Wine Spectator, offers each customer the opportunity to pair the perfect meal with enhancing wines. Marcus Gausepohl, Mark's Wine Director, selects vineyards and vintages by taste and value instead of by "brand name." Under the direction of Mark's General Manager, Nick Barton, let your server treat you to the ultimate in restaurant service. "Eating" at Mark's is truly a memorable dining experience.
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Mark's is conveniently located in the heart of Houston in the Montrose District.
Central Houston, Neartown - Montrose
Mark's boasts three meeting rooms: two private - The Cloisters, Mark's largest private room which was recently re-designed, seats 32 to 40 people, The Alcove, a tasting room for 5 to 8 people, and a semi-private room, The Loft, seats 20 to 24 people.
Bars, Fine Dining Restaurants, American Restaurants, Restaurants, Taverns
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Cuisines: Fine Dining, American


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Honestly, I was expecting much more

Honestly, I was expecting much more from what I heard about. Not impressed at all. Just ok.Could be better nince the building is unique.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Always a pleasure to dine here

We have dined at some of the best restaurants in the world and Mark's is right up there in rank. The service, the food and the atmosphere never disappoint.



Went to Mark's for the first t...

Went to Mark's for the first time, two couples for a birthday celebration. The service was outstanding, waiter knew what he was doing. The food was good. The atmosphere is lousy. So many tables in a small venue that the noise was so loud we could not have a decent conversation around our small table. While the food was good, the value was a disgrace. The meal prices were somewhat high but the beverage prices were off the charts. A $55.00 bottle of wine at Spec's cost us $156.00 served at Mark's. Unfortunately our first time will be our last.



Provided by Citysearch - 
More Bad than Good

I've been to Mark's several times, but not in the last 2 years. It's always been great, but maybe they are getting cocky and resting on their success because this visit was an extreme disappointment.

The Good - some side dishes and the dessert was delicious, food was at proper temperature

The Bad - My entree (Pork) was bland, service was slow (took almost 10 minutes before a waiter showed up after we were seated), the table was wobbly like a cheap diner, the waiter brought and opened the wrong $90 bottle of wine, the bus boy was untrained and on top of that, we were seated in a corner next to a large table of noisy people.

The Ugly - An altogether unpleasant and forgettable experience, but it is hard to forget after paying $200 for the privilege. We won't be going back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Love it

During my week of gastro-gluttony, I decided to spend a serious chunk of change at Mark's.

I started with the Lobster Bisque and it was full of lobster pieces and extremely rich and flavorful.

For my entree I went with the Chef's special: Half of a roasted Spiny Lobster tail, 2 large rock shrimp, a scallop and then popcorn shrimp strewn throughout.

It was delightful!

For dessert I ordered the in-house made truffles, and they too were decadent.

Even though I enjoyed my food, I seriously doubt that I will be returning. Why? Because although the food was very tasty, I really don't know that it was worth the price considering there are seafood restaurants that only serve seafood at nowhere near the price that Mark's is charging!



Provided by Citysearch - 

I will not be returning to this restaurant. I visited Mark's with 4 girlfriends. We were all astounded by the prices so we were expecting quite a fabulous meal. My meal was sub standard. The meat was almost all fat and I should have sent it back. The waiter was somewhat arrogant at times. I give them an A+ on atmosphere, but the total package is not worth the effort.



The food was excellent but the...

The food was excellent but the service was not good. One should not have to struggle with ones server nor should the server lecture the guest about wine. Our server was not forthcoming with information and his response were monosylabic at best. He ruined an important evening. We usually have our anniverary there each year. After last Saturday we will likely find a different restaurant such as DeMarcos



Provided by Citysearch - 
Decent Dinner

I went here with my boyfriend for our anniversary dinner, and to tell you the truth, it wasn't as what I expected. It was nice, cozy and it is actually pretty cool the fact that the restaurant was an old church. but I was bit disappointed because the day that we went there for dinner, their choices on the menu were mostly seafood which my boyfriend does not eat. But other than that, our server was nice and funny and he did take care of us. It was just a little weird to me because I have been to many fine dinning in Houston and When they give out a steak or when they serve the food, they usually ask us if the meat is cooked the way how they want it before they leave, but they didn't at Mark's. It was not the greatest service I have ever had, but it was good enough.

Over all, our server was sweet, the food was good and we had a quiet and decent dinner.



Provided by Citysearch - 
not impressed

Took a date there last year for what was supposed to be a great meal at Houston's most romantic restaurant. we were seated near the kitchen door and had constant traffic by our table. Service was slow and not very attentive. Quite dissapointed.

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