2736 Virginia St, Houston, TX 77098Add Hours
Red Room Houston
Price Range : Average
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We were having a party for Susanna. We called a month before, 1 week before, and 1 day before to confirm everything. When we showed up at 10:30, they told us that we had no reservation, that the Manager, Brad Stearns was fired yesterday, and they would not honor our reservation we made with him, leaving us wondering what to do. We had 40 people standing outside. A few of the people in our group got there before us and was let in, but when we showed up, they noticed Asian, Indian, and Hispanic people in our group, and they basically told us to leave. The big fat English guy who was at the door told my sister, her and her friends could come in, but everyone else would have to leave. I have never experienced a situation like this in my life. I was pretty embarrassed, but come to find out, this isn't the first time they have done this before. Needless to say, we went off to another place and had a great time. Here is a few links to write reviews. Places like this should not exist. Please let Houston know what a bunch of A-Holes these people are. Please take the time out and write a review. If I am missing a review link, please feel free to ad it.
02/28/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I had a friend take his girlfriend and 40 friends to a scheduled and planned Bday party here. My friends are very careful accurate people so they checked the reservation 1 month 1 week and day of party. When they arrived the door greeter claimed no reservation after seeing the party was ethnically mixed. Asians, Hispanics and other typical Houston folks all turned away because of the Color of their skin or ethnicity
Unacceptable, this is 2011 and this has to stop please do not spend your MONEY HERE!
First let me just say that the guy with the British accent at the door is a jerk, he's rude and acts like an a$$. The place is way over rated and it basically sucked i don't know what the big deal was and why the door man makes it hard for people to get in, its a waste of time and Houston has many more places to go too. People need to stop going here and let this place go under, manly because they would allow such an Unprofessional A-hole to work at there door.
09/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Went out on a Saturday to the Red Room and found out this place is not at all what people make it out to be. There is a bar downstairs with a lounge area which is fine but the upstairs area sucked. It was way to crowded and they only had two restrooms. As much money as people spend in this place I know they can afford to put in a decent amount of restroom stalls. The DJ wouldn't even play a full song. The worst thing about this place is the nazi-door man. He is unprofessional when addressing his fellow co-workers and he is especially rude to the consumers. You couldn't pay me to go back to this place.
03/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Everytime I have been to the Red Room, its been a Blast. I have been solo, with a date and with a group.
Always a Marvelous Time. No Drama, No Plex. Just good vibes. The expanded downstairs is totally knarly. Looking Forward to Spring time on the Patio.
Thank you for creating an exclusive gathering place, with class and style.
02/28/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I ithis place have a great concept but very crappy attitud they believe they are an exclusive place because they have an ignorant monkey at the door which is willing to say or do anything if you throw him a few bucks I personally never had an issue getting in to places including this one but once inside I decide to leave the place because is douchbag land full of $100 dollar millionares which need to thow a hundreds to bully girls realy?? And people feel exclusive because they can do that, but with 100 and an ignorant you can do whatever
02/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
A friend of mine recently heard about Red Room, and thought it would be a nice alternative to Washington so we decided to check it out last night. When we arrived in 3 separate cars, we were all charged $10 for valet, which we didn't have a problem with. As we walked toward the entrance, we were told that last night was reservation only. I understand that it is a small place, but the website does not say reservation only on Saturdays. We were there all of 1 minute and still charged $10 each for valet. To top it all off, I realized this morning that the valet moved my headlight setting to on instead of auto. I now have a dead battery:) I will never darken the doors of Red Room again.
02/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Along with maybe one or two other places, Red Room is easily my favorite night spots in Houston. It's clean, elegant, and the staff is amazing. And I dont care what anyone says, the Door Guy is AWESOME. Perfect place is you are tired of the washington crowd.
I LOVE the Red Room.
Went there a few weeks ago for a birthday party. It took us a long time to find the place as it is hidden above the street, we must have driven past it four or five times! Got to the front gate and there was a group being told by doorman it was reservation only, they looked like good people so I was hesitant, thankfully we had pre-booked and after a a quick list and I.D. check we were inside. The heavily accented doorman told us that it was beacuse they were so small he could only fit so many in, I found that hard to believe until I got upstairs.
It is a red room indeed, and yes it is very small, It was full but there was still room to navigate between the exotic furniture. The waitress guided us to our table and promptly dealt with our order, pretty reasonable rates for bottle service too. The music was awesome, as the DJ was playing some mash up classic grooves. Crowd looked nice, it was an older crowd, mid 30's but they were partying like 21 yr olds!
This is my favorite place to go out in Houston. It is always a great crowd and always fun. Dan is very nice and always friendly, JT makes the best drinks and the rest of the staff is fantastic as well. Beautiful decor, great music! If you haven't been, you should stop by.
12/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
In an attempt to manufacture exclusivity, the door man ""Dan"", formally with Reign, would not let my group of 6 in the lounge. Our group was 4 women and 2 guys. I guess ""Dan"" was looking for rent money. He said the Red Room is packed tonite, we could clearly see NOONE was there. WE LIVE in River Oaks, we are the people they are trying to attract.
The Red Room will certainly not last long!!
12/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I organized drinks with 8 friends for Saturday Dec 5th after reading a fantastic review in a local entertainment paper. None of us could recall a night more miserable than the one we had at Red Room. To start it took a minimum of 15 minutes to place a drink order at the bar, then another 10 minutes to receive the drink and pay out. Second, the Red Room has advertised itself as a place with good music but not too loud so that you can still hear your friends....this was not the case. Third, we sat down at a reserved table, knowing and understanding we would need to leave once the guests who reserved the table arrived. After being there for two hours and ordering many drinks one of the staff ordered us to ""finish our drinks, close our tab and vacate."" (Even though no one had arrived yet to collect the reservation...it was almost midnight at this point.) We were treated as if our money was not good enough. The place was filled with $30,000 millionaires. We were told they were trying to attract a certain ""clientele"". Obviously, we were not the ""clientele"" they were after. Even though we were all dressed very nicely, in fact some of us in dresses and heels and we were happily spending money freely on overpriced drinks. To top it off when we ""vacated"" one of my friends cars had been hit in valet parking. And it took the rest of us a soild 20minutes to get our car out of valet even though we were the only ones leaving. We have never been treated so rudely. We will NEVER return. Such a shame to as we were all very excited about a potential new lounge that sounded like it was just the place for us.
06/20/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I am a frequent ""luncher"" who loves to test out places for a light lunch. I have frequented Tony's and Cafe Annie's, but today's lunch was The Brownstone. We were nervous b/c we were wearing shorts and flip flops...""NOT A PROBLEM"" the hostess said and we were immediately seated. The food was light and tasty and completely satisfying! I had the ceviche (which had HUGE shrimp and sweet jumbo crabmeat) and the Trout for lunch. The tout had wonderful couscous that had mint, tomaotes and golden raisins!! SO light and refreshing and yet filling. My friend had a great salad The portions were not too big so I could finish up my shopping too. They have a quaint little gallery that is adjacent to it as well, so I was able to get a wonderful work of art and have lunch at the same time! All in All it was a wonderful, casual lunch that was impecable service and wonderful food. Thanks Brownstone, we will be back!
06/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This was supposed to be a nice place to have drinks with the girls on a Saturday night...and turned out to be SO MUCH MORE!! We started out with wonderfully tart Cosmos and chatted over some appetizers. The beef Carpaccio and Smoked Salmon were fabulous! The waitors never rushed us or made us feel anything other than VIP. We all ordered entrees ( there were 6 of us)...the Lobster & Filet melted in my mouth. The rest of the group ordered the Chilean Seabass with Raspberry sauce (FAB!!), Lamb Chops that were cooked perfectly, the Trout and Chicken Brie. The food was so good all of us CLEANED the plates! Throughout the night our waitor was so attentive and accommodating, never overbearing and never arrogant. We split the homemade bread pudding and a white chocolate icecream heart for dessert. Both were out of this world!! If you are looking for a place that offers top notch service with aagreat American food, come here! It is WELL WORTH the few extra dollars for dinnner....
02/27/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We took our friends to Brownstone for their anniversary. We were a little nervous since there were mixed reviews, but booked the reservations. It was nothing but all around fabulous!
They are a typical fine dining restaurant where we were given pleanty of time to enjoy the bread, make up our minds on the wine, and meal. Everything was fab! If you want to enjoy who you are eating with, this is the place to be! Just remeber perfection takes time... be prepared to be there 2 to 3 hours. Worth every penny and minuite.
01/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I actually got engaged at the Brownstone--and the day was perfect except for the whole Brownstone part. I had read a lot of good things about this restaurant, but none of them turned out to be true. I went during Christmas, and it felt like Santa Claus threw up everywhere. The decorations were way over the top--so much so it felt cheap. I had a beef dish with some sort of rosemary butter sauce, and all I could taste was rosemary--no butter and no meat. On top of everything, the meat was tough. I would not go back here, I do not recommend it. It isn't worth what they charge.
09/01/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Went on a Thursday. My first visit. It was quiet, which I liked. Service was faultless. The decor is beautiful. We were offered a drink and brought garlic bread and allowed to chat for a good while before the menus were brought. I thought that was a nice touch. There were a number of items on the menu that are fairly unusual in Houston, so it's an interesting place to eat. To start, I had vol au vents escargots and my date had lobster raviloi. Then I had venison and she had trout. Sorbet was served between the starter and the entree. The wine we drank was just the house wine served by the glass but really excellent. Finally, we shared a delicious chocolate dessert. While the food was excellent, the occasion was made by the decor and the service. While not cheap, the prices represent very good value.
04/22/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Rubix, the watier, made the evening. The crabcakes were too fishy, the beef wellington was stringy (not at all what I expected of a filet), and the seabass was about ordinary and reminded me alot of sushi...undercooked and bland, which is fine if I'd had ordered sushi. The escargot was some of the best I've ever had, but not good enough to salvage the meal. For desert, my man and I shared creme broulet. The sugar on top was thick like beveled glass and inside was not at all creamy...more like flan. Cold from top to bottom...I think they pre-made it and held it in the fridge for late diners. Entirely too overpriced for the quality. The waiter was impeccable and very personable and was the only redemable quality, other than the decor.