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Artista Restaurant

800 Bagby St Ste 400, The Hobby Ctr For The Performing Arts, Houston, TX 77002-2544
+1 713-278-4782
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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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 1 week ago

My friends and I have been going to Artista for years. We have theater tickets and enjoy meeting in the bar for a pre show/after show glass of wine. German Guerra has been our waiter/friend for most of this time. I am sad to see...More

1  Thank devona65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant before a Show. The location is extremely Convenient. The food is good. We sat at the bar and the service was not great. It was hard to get bartender’s attention and they seemed to have duties beyond serving customers.

Thank Niloufar M
Reviewed April 2, 2018

My wife and I went to a theatrical performance for our anniversary at the Hobby Center and decided to also have dinner at the Artista which is located in the same building. Since we visited during Lent and we are Catholics we ate seafood. I...More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner there with another couple before the show. Yes, it was very convenient but the food was just OK and, I thought, very overpriced for what you got. I had scallops with a barley risotto which was fairly bland. My significant other had fish...More

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We ate at Artista prior to seeing Memphis, arriving around 5.45 for a 7.30 show. The décor and overall layout is nice, and its location makes going to the show afterwards on time very easy to do. So much for the good stuff. I ordered...More

1  Thank RWHHouston
Reviewed January 21, 2018

The location is outstanding if you are seeing a performance in the Hobby Center. It is fun to relax, eat and enjoy a play. The food is okay, the service is great and the location is perfect.

Thank Karla C
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

The Artista Restaurant is inside the Hobby Center in Houston’s Theater District. No reservations, a very nice meal just before an evening performance of the Nutcracker. A lovely experience before the theatre. Seated promptly, attentive staff, perfectly chilled champagne, and beautiful entrees; Opereta is seafood...More

Thank skd86mld
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Attached to the Hobby Performance Center, this restaurant's location is perfect. The view from the windows of the city lights is delightful. I'll stop there. Food is overpriced , service is adequate but does not match menu prices. Service was slow to start but once...More

Thank happywanderer1
Reviewed October 28, 2017

The table was ready and the decor was very upscale. But the service and the food was poor. The lobster bisque and calmari were just down right bad. And the prices are very high. The bright side was the dessert, in that the Tres Leches...More

Thank irbflyfish
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed Artists prior to the ballet at Hobby Center. No reservation. Enjoyed the complimentary plantains and dip. Ceviche $18.95 and martinis $14 each. Server was busy and cordial, had some assistance, but even still - it was lacking. Recommended increasing staff on event nights.

Thank Sharon M
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Karla C
July 5, 2017|
Response from A J | Reviewed this property |
I imagine they can accommodate children.
Steven V
May 8, 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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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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