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Osso Kristalla - Osso & Kristalla, Houston, TX

Osso & Kristalla

4.3
4.3
573 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Osso & Kristalla is open for lunch and dinner and focuses on using only fresh and local ingredients. The kitchen is overseen by Executive Chef Danny Trace. Lunch offers salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta and creole-Italian house specialties. At dinner, Osso & Kristalla transforms to a modern, yet relaxed lounge atmosphere with a full bar and extensive wine selection, all offered by the glass. Osso & Kristalla is owned by Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 221-6666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Danny Trace

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    La Branch Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking. Free after 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 573 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, flavor and options. Service was phenomenal - we had 6pm reservations and showed up a little early and we were seated right away. Food came out quickly, cooked to perfection and warm! Would come back if in Houston again visiting!
  2. T

    Timmy

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful!
  3. PH

    PamelaH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Osso & Kristalla is perfectly located for a lovely meal before an Astros game or other downtown event.
  4. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food ! Great service! Dominic, our server, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful about menu.
  5. f

    fredb

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    More sports bar than regular restaurant. Food was good and moderately priced. Good value.
  6. SS

    ShaneS

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server (Khaled) provided EXCEPTIONAL service and the food was great along with a nice environment and moderate pricing. Will absolutely go back and highly recommend this to others.
  7. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was good, price was as expected, and our server was good. The issue I had was when I called the restaurant to make a reservation. The girl on the phone told me that they were not accepting reservations because they were fully booked, but I saw on open table they had multiple reservations for the day and time I had requested. I placed a reservation on open table and then called back to confirm it went through and it did. Very upsetting that the hostess would lie about being fully booked when trying to call and make a reservation. Making the reservation through open door was quick and painless, and I’m glad I had the option to do so otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to have our group lunch at this restaurant. Again, terrible hostess who is costing this restaurant business by not taking reservations over the phone.
  8. D

    Dean

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizzas
  9. BB

    BellaBlue0425

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hit this restaurant at the end of lunch on a Friday, so it was uncrowded. The hostess lacked personality, but our server, Michael, was very attentive. Our food came out quickly and was very good. Pleasant atmosphere. The patio looked nice- I sorta wish we had been offered it as a seating choice.
  10. TH

    TomH

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Affordable Italian fare in a great location near Minute Maid Park. Recommend reservations. Great for a quick dinner after work to let the rush hour traffic clear.
  11. LS

    LStav

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  12. MA

    MarlaA

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Sat outdoors on a lovely day
  13. PA

    PatA

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place and meal !!
  14. B

    Bianca

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    We didn’t eat here. The service was so bad that we left before ordering. We were there for 15 minutes before anyone came to our table. A waitress finally came by, slammed some waters on our table and left without speaking. We saw food sitting under a heat lamp the entire time that we were waiting so we decided to go elsewhere.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pear and arugula pizza was terrific as well as the pork belly. Just a lite bite with a friend before the Astros game but I would defiantly return The hostess was great. Out server was wonderful. Altogether a perfect outing
  16. M

    Michael

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Met some friends for a few drinks and appetizers before the baseball game. Service was really slow. Food was okay, not great. Order was incorrect. Believe the server was new so that could have been part of the problem. Will try it again as the location is perfect for a pre-game bite.
  17. R

    Rick

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back!
  18. TC

    TerryC

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was fine but nothing special. Menu is limited and prices are high for serving size. Server was overeager but just seemed new to the role. Probably best for a quick bite rather than a place to sit and visit.
  19. MP

    MarciP

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is amazing. A friend of mine had the Spring Mushroom Ravioli and nearly swooned when she tasted it. I had to try a bite. I don’t like mushrooms and this stuff was to die for. The drinks were excellent and the service was excellent. We went before a concert at Minute Maid Park and the place was packed but with a reservation, we got right in on time and were served. A perfect dinner before a great concert.
  20. M

    Meredith

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the pleasure of eating dinner here before the Billy Joel concert. It was delicious and the service was excellent! Will be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around. Wonderful service and I received great recommendations from the staff when I was asking about certain meals. The pizza was amazing and so was the pasta. I’m only visiting the city for 2 nights and I’ll probably be coming back for my last night also.
  22. m

    maryr

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, very nice server, enjoyed our date night. Quick in and out Super clean
  23. M

    Michael

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We went to Osso and Kristalla for Sunday brunch. I've always liked the food and tolerated the service, but this visit will definitely be our last. Our waiter seemed sweet BUT it took 25 minutes to get water and the Bloody Mary and lemonade that I ordered, never arrived after 35 minutes. So, I walked to the bar area and ordered it - 15 minutes later, they finally handed me the Bloody Mary and lemonade. I paid for both drinks at the bar. My son’s food arrived after an hour wait and 15 minutes before my food. I ordered a pizza which was pretty good EXCEPT I had to wait another 15 minutes for crushed red pepper and a plate to eat the pizza on. By the time the plate and crushes red peppers arrived, the pizza was cold. I took a small bite and left it as after 1.75 hours of waiting for items. The cherry on top of the bad experience was the waiter brought my bill and charged me for the Bloody Mary and lemonade (that I paid for at the bar). He made me feel like a theif when I tried explaining that I already paid for it. Sadly, he didn’t even realize he never brought the drinks. I had to show proof that I already purchased the drinks. I will NEVER step foot in that restaurant ever again!
  24. TZ

    TracieZ

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly server & staff, excellent food, served timely. Parking during an Astros game is challenging but otherwise a great experience!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Service was ok. Food was decent. Hostess did great, waitress was not very talkative and did not check up on our table much at all.
  26. SH

    StevenH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good, great value! Drinks kinda expensive….. at least for the Margirtas.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We arrived at 11 AM so there weren’t many people in the restaurant however my friend and I were sat in the bar area by ourselves rather than the dining area. When we sat down there was a staff blowing up balloons during our entire lunch. Multiple balloons were being popped while we were eating with the staff just laughing. Our lunch was not relaxing so we asked to move after the third balloon popped in the booth behind us. Being on edge early in the afternoon with a staff disrespectfully giggling is not enjoyable
  28. j

    jennyv

    Baja California Sur

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our waiter was strange and our first round of drinks were so bad we had to send them back. Second was not great either but we didn't want to be difficult. Food was ok, nothing I would go back for. I had a great first experience, second not so much. Very disappointed.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to enjoy their happy hour since it goes until 7p. We ordered calamari, sliders and pizza. The food was delicious and the drinks were tasty.
  30. DB

    DonaldB

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Took a while for a waiter to come around for drink orders.
  31. PT

    PaulT

    Houston

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Probably my 10 visit. Food is always great. Service and noise level ruined the visit. Thought it was my old ears couldn’t hear conversations. Turns out our waiter could hear either. And mistakes were made. But seriously. The food is excellent
  32. TF

    TexanFans

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was fresh and tasty. Hostess accommodated our early arrival. Warm temperature of restaurant was slightly uncomfortable. Waiter was forgetful, distracted, but decent.
  33. G

    Gourmetgirl

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The risotto was crunchy. The potatoes were cold with the pork tenderloin. They would have been better warm. My Prosecco was flat and obviously had been open at least a day. Cheesecake was excellent, but half the size of the tiramisu. No lady fingers with the tiramisu. Not going back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Waited for 15+ minutes and no service but water. Only 2 tables, my party of 2 and another was a party of 4 on the kitchen side and the rest of the crowd was near the bar. Menu got a lot smaller and all the favorites were all gone. Ended up walking out with nothing but a few sips of water. A shame that this was my absolute favorite Italian restaurant I always recommended to foodies and friends but this is no longer a place I would even consider coming to. Definitely will not be come back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They accommodated my special request using my dates name. More importantly the servers were extremely thorough and genuine. They took there time actually listening to customer needs as well as providing feedback and opinions on meals/drinks. The owner even came by and made sure we were enjoying ourselves by also calling my date by her name. My date was taken back and wouldn't stop talking about how they treated her for the rest of the day. It's been a very long time since I've had such a MEMORABLE moment from a restaurant especially right before an astros game with all the crowds. The steak I had was juicy and tender and the banana bread is a delicacy. Thank you for the memory it's going on the books.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We chose the restaurant because of its location to a nearby sports facility. Our waiter was super friendly but slow-took time to get a drink, menu and the check. The food came out quickly once it was ordered-it was delivered to our table by a food runner (I assume). Food was great, we enjoyed everything we selected. I might give it another try in the future.
  38. TC

    TandC

    Indiana

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was awesome!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My gf and I went for dinner during restaurant week. I ordered the shrimp cocktail, chicken piccata, and cheesecake. The chicken piccata was amazing…I could have done without the noodles. And the cheesecake was delicious!!!
  40. B

    Baileysfriend

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Great ambiance.... Food was only okay. My calimari was overcooked, really doughie, very little meat. The salmon entree and the burger tasty.

FAQs

Osso & Kristalla does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Osso & Kristalla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 221-6666.

Osso & Kristalla is rated 4.3 stars by 573 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Osso & Kristalla

1515 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    La Branch Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking. Free after 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Danny Trace

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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