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1600 Bar + Grille, Houston, TX

1600 Bar + Grille

4.0
4
155 Reviews
$30 and under
American
1600 Bar + Grille, downtown Houston’s upscale casual dining restaurant, brings farm-fresh ingredients to the menu for a just-picked flavor. Featuring locally-sourced seasonal fresh produce, prepared from scratch to guarantee farm-to-fork freshness. Located lobby-level, Hilton Americas-Houston, serving breakfast with a Texas flair.

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2 people

8:30 p.m.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Sat 11:00 am–1:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 577-6115

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Ruffy Sulaiman

  • Private party facilities

    1600 Bar+Grille, located lobby level at Hilton Americas-Houston, offers private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 250 seated guests. Whether a celebratory occasion with family and friends, or a business meeting with clients, 1600 Bar + Grille will take care of all your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Miguel Gallegos: (855) 385-4714

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Avenida las Americas

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking available, Street Parking available

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EF

    ElloisF

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Convenient to be able to sit down to a gracious meal without leaving the hotel

    1600 Bar + GrilleResponded on June 6, 2022Hello! Thank you for taking time out of your day to provide us with feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed your meal at 1600 Bar + Grille. We hope to see you again in the future! Thank you, Emma

  2. CS

    ChrisS

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Very convenient while you are at the hotel. They were short staffed when we were there. There is a odd smell (dirty smell) that is unappetizing. But the sandwich was good.

    1600 Bar + GrilleResponded on May 30, 2022Hello Chris, We are so sorry that you had a less than perfect experience at 1600 Bar + Grille. We are currently working on hiring more staff so that your dining experience is more seamless. We are very glad that you enjoyed your sandwich and the convenient location. We hope that you will come dine with us again! Thank you, Emma Marketing Team

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    There is no mention of the brunch buffet times

    1600 Bar + GrilleResponded on May 30, 2022Hello! Our restaurant is open until noon on Saturday and Sunday for brunch! Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. Thanks, Emma Marketing Team

  4. R

    Raymond

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great server! Nice clean fast restaurant in and out with no issues!

    1600 Bar + GrilleResponded on May 30, 2022Hello Raymond, Thank you so much for your positive feedback, we truly appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon at 1600 Bar + Grille. Thank you, Emma Marketing Team

  5. B

    Bear85

    Houston

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We ate there as it was next to Toyota center and we were going to concert. It is located in Hilton and disappointed that open table did not show dinner menu. Service was slow due to large concert crowd and short staff. Staff issue I am sure is related to shortage of workers all around and Covid. Mangers tried to help and they were professional.

    1600 Bar + GrilleResponded on May 30, 2022Hello, Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback, it is very helpful. We are currently working on updating our OpenTable to showcase our dinner menu. We are so sorry that your service was slow. We are currently working on hiring new servers to make sure your dining experience is speedy. We hope that you will come visit us in the future. Thank you, Emma Marketing Team

  6. SB

    ShawnB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The buffet was very limited. The food was fresh and the bread pudding for dessert was the highlight. We would try again ordering from the menu. Overall great service and atmosphere.

    1600 Bar + GrilleResponded on May 30, 2022Hello Shawn, Thank you for taking time out of your day to provide us with feedback, we truly appreciate it! We are so happy that you enjoyed the bread pudding, it is one of our favourites too! Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Emma Marketing Team

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Chicken on blackened chicken club was cold and really salty. Burger was overdone and tough. Thought it was overpriced for the quality.

    1600 Bar + GrilleResponded on May 30, 2022Hello, Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback. Our team is currently reviewing your comments and making changes accordingly. We are so sorry that you did not enjoy our food. We do hope that you will give us another chance and dine with us again. Thank you, Emma Marketing Team

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very courteous and polite, prompt and good service.
  9. b

    bdayboo

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a delightful dining experience before the concert at the Toyota Center. We appreciated the buffet option. It gave us a chance to taste many of the items on the menu and made for efficient use of everyone's time to get to the concert.
  10. CW

    CWilson

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The only issue we had was when the breakfast buffet was ended at 1:15. We were told it closed at 2:00. No second visits.
  11. K

    Karina

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast with Santa Santa is the most adorable Santa, he checks in kids, often in your table, ask them what do they want for Christmas, we took a bunch of pictures & had a good breakfast. The chocolate house is impressive and beautiful love the whole decoration and lights. Service amazing. The only issue is that we wanted to get a drink in the bar after breakfast and was closed I believe they open at 4 pm. Lol but everything was good.
  12. CT

    CheynaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A little expensive for basic breakfast. Breakfast with Santa was worth it.
  13. MB

    McBride

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Had a 9AM Reservation for Breakfast with Santa. Checked in at desk at 8:55 AM. No table available. Had qutie a wait. Was told they were very busy. When finally called to be seated she said we were there early and that's why we had to wait.....so of course it was OUR fault they didn't have a table reserved.
  14. p

    peggyw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    BREAKFAST with Santa was so fun! Great service and food. Our little 3 year old loved Santa! He was awesome! Lots of special attention and photos.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Thanksgiving brunch
  16. GT

    GirardT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Brunch buffet had all of the bases covered including breakfast items and dinner items. The quality and selection of entree and sides were plentiful and delicious. Our Server "Josett" was very friendly, attentive and professional. Overall, the ambiance, food presentation, waitstaff, soft music made for a very relaxing, enjoyable dinner.
  17. CD

    CDTh

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent service was superb. The location was beautiful
  18. BE

    BrightEyes

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Waitress kept on top of everything. Hostess came by to check on us as well as the chef and Santa Claus! Excellent variety for everyone because we had a vegetarian with us and she had multiple choices.
  19. JD

    JDBLUC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed Thanksgiving Buffet at the restaurant. The hotel is beautiful as is the restaurant. For a vegetarian there were still enough selections that I did not go away hungry. The continuous Mimosa refills were satisfactory except they were made with prosecco instead of champagne which was expected. I was also annoyed that there was turkey in the Waldorf Salad, but maybe that's the way it is originally meant to be. I just never had it that way growing up. The only negative part if the experience was the valet parking fee which seems pricey. $50 plus a $10 tip for the driver almost matched the cost of the meal! I would prefer the hotel grind the parking fee into the cost of the buffet like their competitor down the street. You still pay for it, but don't face sticker shock on your way out the door. A disappointing end to an otherwise pleasant experience.
  20. MA

    MarkA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    With a reservation, we wasted an hour at the table and never got served. They were not that busy and never place our order or that was the story. We had to leave to go to the concert. GO ANYWHERE ELSE!
  21. DS

    DonaldS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were good. The buffet had a large variety to choose from and was plentiful.
  22. CF

    CharlesF

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and service. The atmosphere was loud, but able to have a table conversations. There was a concert being held next door so alot of guest staying on property having drinks and dinner before concert.
  23. RH

    RobinH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was cold and not good. I had made reservations, and we were suppose to get a cake for a birthday we were celebrating. Food was cold and not good at all, even if it would have been hot! Didn’t see our waiter but twice, and never got the birthday cake. Definitely won’t be back! And was pricey!
  24. CH

    ChrisyiH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food took over 45 minutes to arrive and it was cold.
  25. TK

    ThomasK

    Pittsburgh

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good Service and quality food
  26. CB

    CliffordB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine Dinner was delicious! They brought us champagne and chocolate strawberries when we arrived. My wife thought I set it up. The Braised Short Rib was great and my wife really enjoyed her steak. The dessert was so beautiful we didn’t want to eat it. Everyone was so friendly and happy to be there. We stayed at the hotel overnight and went back for breakfast in the morning it was another great experience. We had a great Valentine Day weekend we will be coming back again.
  27. M

    Michaelb

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Bringing an important client to lunch at this restaurant I was very disappointed in the lack of attentiveness, the time it took to get our food and the fact our meal was barely warm. Our server did say the kitchen was shorthanded but it was obvious there were more problems than that. Lesson learned about eating at this restaurant.
  28. NB

    NaptownBrown

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I would recommend this place, but NOT for a group... The communication between staff members is very slow/nonexistent, and our food took a very long time to arrive... so it was room temp or cold. Trying to split the bill was extremely difficult, and AWKWARD. The entire bill was given to one of my guests without any conversation prior to determine how we would like to pay. Brunch took 2 hrs and we didn't even order alcohol, appetizers, or anything complicated... some guests had to just up and leave because we didn't know when someone would come back to help us! You're better off going here with just another person or a 4 top. 6 people get a pretty conference looking room, but you definitely won't feel like they want you there.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve- the services were amazing but the service was slow. I gathered they were short handed. Cocktails took over 30 minutes and appetizers were 45. The restaurant was not busy at the time we dined. I’ve dined there before and this was a unique situation. The staff, however, always makes up for it.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    It was great for a special occasion. There was a special section of gluten free bread, which was appreciated. Service was good and the decor was beautiful. However, when we parked the valet told us we’d get reimbursed for parking. The restaurant wouldn’t honor it, and it was $20 for an hour. That feels ridiculous.
  31. H

    Hank

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice management who were very understanding when we made reservation for an event that happened years ago. It was an oversight on our part but the manager made our Christmas Day Lunch a very good meal and added to our experience. Kudos to a well managed restaurant and bar.
  32. ND

    NekeD

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was a Merry Christmas event! Staff was tired but they treated the guests as royalty. We truly enjoyed the Christmas Buffet and the ambience of the restaurant. The made to order omelette station was perfect and quick. The Caramel Bread pudding was like no other. Mini waffles were hard but edible. Service staff was great. The price was just right. Wouldn’t mind doing it again!
  33. RT

    ReneeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and impeccable service! And I was told by staff that they will validate your self parking (valet doesn’t qualify) if you dine in the restaurant and ask to have it validated. This of course could change so call and ask before you go but that was the case when I was there. We went for breakfast with Santa and it was a fantastic experience. We usually go to the downtown aquarium for their breakfast with Santa but it was fully booked when I tried to make a reservation so we went here instead. I’m glad we did! The food was good, every staff person I came into contact with was professional, polite and extremely service oriented and the decorations on the entire first floor was beautiful and elaborate. I liked how Santa was walking around visiting tables and I also liked how the atmosphere was much less chaotic than the Santa event at the aquarium. I also liked how they offered cookie decorating and apple cider at no extra charge. We’ll do doing breakfast with Santa again at this Hilton for sure!
  34. s

    spudboy999

    Houston

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    This was our second time dining at this restaurant. Initially I thought I was booking a new place to try, but when we got there I remembered we had dined there before going to a concert at the Toyota Center. They have both buffet and menu dining choices. We wanted to try the menu options this time, but after waiting quite a long time for our server to take our order, my wife and daughter finally gave up and went for the buffet. I mentioned to the waiter I still wanted to order from the menu, after he noticed that two of us were eating the buffet options. But it was quite a while before he returned to take my order. I tried the Braised Short Rib Mac & Cheese. The beef was tender and well seasoned and the mac and cheese was well prepared and tasted good. I never got the second drink I ordered. I suppose since the big cheerleading event was next door at the Toyota Center (State Finals perhaps?) the server thought we were just there for the event and therefore didn't need to receive quality service since we would never return. Our first experience at this restaurant almost a year prior, both the service and food were recommendable. This time only the food is recommendable, the service was terrible.
  35. WE

    WENDYG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Firstly, they don't valet park for restaurant patrons, which we didn't know. We had to scramble to find a parking lot close by and then run for it so we didn't lose our reservation. It took probably 20 minutes or so before we received our drink orders. Then, they took 45 minutes to bring one person their food, who then had to wolf it down in order to make our concert time. They did comp that person their food, but it still left a bad taste in the mouth. It was a charcuterie board. How long could it take to make that?? The food was okay, nothing to write home about, but satisfactory. I think the ideal solution is to do the buffet. They didn't seem to be that busy, but it definitely wasn't running smoothly. We'll try another restaurant next time.
  36. C

    Cheunger

    New York Area

    232 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    pretty good spot for a quick dinner, especially solo. good people watching scene, nice ambiance, decent food, and reasonable prices.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great thanksgiving meal and experience!
  38. B

    Britkitt13

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving brunch was great! Food was wonderful & the staff were so friendly & made the experience great. This was our 3rd year going & we will definitely be back.
  39. CO

    CherylO

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, reasonable price, excellent service! We woukd definitely recommend 1600 B&G.
  40. v

    virginiab

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving buffet

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

1600 Bar + Grille is rated 4 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Google Map for 1600 Bar + Grille

1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Avenida las Americas

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Sat 11:00 am–1:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking available, Street Parking available

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Ruffy Sulaiman

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 577-6115

  • Private party facilities

    1600 Bar+Grille, located lobby level at Hilton Americas-Houston, offers private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 250 seated guests. Whether a celebratory occasion with family and friends, or a business meeting with clients, 1600 Bar + Grille will take care of all your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Miguel Gallegos: (855) 385-4714

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