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Artista Restaurant

) #354 of 7,266 Restaurants in Houston $$$$
800 Bagby St Ste 400, The Hobby Ctr For The Performing Arts, Houston, TX 77002-2544
+1 713-278-4782
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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800 Bagby St Ste 400, The Hobby Ctr For The Performing Arts, Houston, TX 77002-2544
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Here is a restaurant where you feel like "you've been somewhere". It is located on the second floor of the Hobby Center. You pass the bill boards of all the upcoming musicals and shows. It is light and open. Beautiful view of downtown. I recommend...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 31 March 2017

In my first review (February 2017), I hoped to give an excellent rating after a future visit. Our next visit was totally excellent, from beginning to end. Just the right amount of attention, amazing food and service...with plenty of time to go to our theatre...More

Thank A J
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Had a group of 6 for dinner, service was absolutely outstanding, atmosphere was quiet so we could visit and relax. The bartender makes some amazing drinks too! Everyone in our party ordered something different and everyone truly enjoyed their dinner whether it was striped bass...More

Thank strompler
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Before a play at a nearby theatre we enjoyed a really good meal with another couple who have frequented this restaurant located upstairs in The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Our waiter ensured we were able to enjoy our meal and be finished by...More

Thank A J
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I read the reviews for this restaurant and was therefore prepared for the pricey menu. What I was unprepared for was the outright snootiness of the staff. From the woman who poured our water (she didn't utter a word), to the waiter who took our...More

Thank Beekat
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Artista has good food, great cocktails and a nice wine list. The service is great and they are very mindful about ensuring you are out in time for the show! Very consistent and very convenient.

Thank Erin A
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Went here before the show for dinner at the hobby Center for the performing arts. My wife and I both had the Churrasco steak. The taste was outstanding. It was so tender it literally would melt in your mouth. Highly flavorful. I had a side...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We had an early dinner before going to the ballet. the service was quick and the server watched the time to make sure we were served and out in time for the event. the food was all interesting and tasty. We had appetizers (tower of...More

Reviewed 30 November 2016

Nice Central/South American cuisine by the Cordua family. Our party of 4 each ordered different dishes and everyone came away pleased. This is a good choice before or after a show at the Hobby Center.

Thank ramonjamon
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We honestly thought we might be denied entrance since this is a nice theatre restaurant and we had been out bike riding through downtown and were not dressed for this place and of course did not have a reservation. We would not have been offended...More

Thank tsf_tx
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Nearby Attractions
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.01 km away
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.38 km away
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Steven V
Is there a dress code? I have been looking for a restaurant to go to before prom, and I rather be in a restaurant that has a dress code.
9 May 2015|
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
Yes Artista has a dress code at night and it is a great place to celebrate Prom...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Bagby St Ste 400, The Hobby Ctr For The Performing Arts, Houston, TX 77002-2544
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-278-4782
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A much-anticipated addition to the Houston restaurant scene, Artista offers creative cuisine, impeccable service and a perfect location to downtown Houston entertainment.
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