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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Vegetarian Friendly
800 Bagby St Ste 400, The Hobby Ctr For The Performing Arts, Houston, TX 77002-2544
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience at Artista two weeks ago prior to seeing a show at The Hobby Center. 6:00 p.m. Friday evening reservation allowed a relaxing, non-rushed dining experience. Our waiter was amazingly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, dinner...More

Thank TXGirl72
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have eaten at Artista many times - always before a show at Hobby Center. The best part of the restaurant is that it is located in the same building so all you have to do is walk to your seat after dining. The food...More

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were taking our daughter and granddaughter to see the Lion King and after reading the reviews on this restaurant I felt it was a good choice. For myself and family that were In Our party we all felt it was highly over rated. Upon...More

1  Thank PFerrugia65
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 19 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

1  Thank Beekat
Reviewed 19 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
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Nearby Attractions
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.02 km away
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Karla C
5 July 2017|
Response from A J | Reviewed this property |
I imagine they can accommodate children.
Steven V
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
USD 31 - USD 40
Dinner, Lunch
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
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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