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Blue Tuba, Houston, TX

Blue Tuba

4.6
4.6
16 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
  • Dog-friendly
  • Innovative
  • Good for groups
Blue Tuba, the premier destination for Euro-Tex cuisine in Houston Heights! Owned by the talented duo Vlado and Giga, who hail from Czechoslovakia. Blue Tuba is a culinary gem that brings the flavors of Europe to Texas with a fusion twist.

Chef Vlado is not only an exceptional executive chef but also a renowned European rock star. At Blue Tuba, you can indulge in a unique dining experience where European cuisine meets Texas flair, all while enjoying live music performed by Chef Vlado.
Our restaurant boasts a stunning interior, providing a warm and inviting atmosphere for you to savor every bite. Our rooftop and full bar offers a wide selection of cocktails and wines, ensuring your dining experience is complete.

Come and discover the first-ever Euro-Tex cuisine in the world located in Houston Heights. We invite you to indulge in a culinary adventure that combines the best of European flavors with the vibrant spirit of Texas.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    European, Modern European, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 955-4612
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Vlado
  • Neighborhood
    Heights / Washington
  • Cross street
    19th street and Ashland
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • European Brunch

    $18.00 per person

    Jul 14 - Jul 28, 2024
    Experience the Best of Europe in the Heart of Houston TX. Indulge in delightful Fusion of Europe flavors and Texas Hospitality at our one-of-a-kind European Brunch. Discover Authentic European Delights from Hungary, Czech Republic…all the way to Spain. Book your Brunch Experience Today

What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

16 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience at Blue Tuba. Ambiance was fun and unique , service was excellent and food was delicious. I ordered the German taco, which was a good size, presentation was great and it tasted wonderful. For my main I ordered the salmon. Loved the potatoes with the veggies. Salmon was tasty with wonderful herb butter. I tried the kolace for dessert. So fresh and not too sweet. Can’t wait to come back and sit on the patio when weather cools off.

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  2. CathyY

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We consider ourselves adventurous foodies so we were excited when this new twist on Euro food came to the Houston food scene. Unfortunately, the food was very mediocre and the portions were small for the price. For an appetizer, we got the Slovak mac and cheese which was flavorful and interesting and the only dish that was good. We also ordered the couscous which was supposed to be a play on risotto. Risottos are supposed to be tender, thick and creamy. This dish was just regular boiled couscous, not a bit creamy, and mixed with chunks of unseasoned steak and other tiny portions of protein (the entire dish had the equivalent of 1 maybe 2 cut up shrimp). We ordered the Hungarian goulash which was so overcooked that the meat was powdery. The entire dish lacked salt and flavor. Finally, we ordered the Don’t be Suspicious cocktail on the menu. It tasted like bitter, watered down cucumber water. The service was good, and it was nice to try something new but we won’t be coming back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks and entrees were fantastic, but dessert did not meet the bar set by the rest of the experience. Sitting outside during a rare July cold front in Texas made for a quiet and enjoyable experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Goodness! What a fabulous dining experience. interesting creative menu.‘Beautiful presentation. We will return , we want to try everything on the menu.

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  5. CarolynD

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We greatly enjoyed our first visit to the Blue Tuba! The service was great, our meals were delicious, and the wine and cocktails were superb. Excited to finally have a European restaurant (with a Texas spin) in Houston. We will definitely return.

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  6. RAS1

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit was a success and we would highly recommend that you try it. This is a family owned business and all of the staff were terrific. Of course the food was delicious. My wife and I wanted to try different dishes, so we ordered appropriately: CEVAPCICI as one appetizer —delicious rolls of seasoned ground beef with a mustardy dipping sauce and a light tomato sauce. We each had a salad—I had the Greek salad, beautifully prepared and plentiful, my wife had the Blue Tuba salad. For mains, my wife loved the chicken schnitzel—crisply cooked and not oily at all; I ordered two appetizers, the mussels—fresh, plump and cooked in a savory broth accompanied with fries (they needed to be crispier), as well as the Polish Taco—kielbasa sausage with the fixings—delicious. Give this a try for a little delicious variety of food. We will definitely return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been coming here since grand opening and the food is always excellent! Lots of European dishes to choose from . Very friendly owners. Excellent service.

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  8. Demi

    Austin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Blue Tuba is a fun new restaurant with unique dishes that you can’t get at other spots and probably won’t want to take on making at home. I enjoyed the food and the space. Excited to see how this new spot evolves.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mussels, tacos, and paprikash were amazing! The service was great also.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Atmosphere, Excellent Service, Amazing Food, Friendly Owners , we will be back. Thank you

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FAQs

Blue Tuba offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 955-4612.

Blue Tuba is rated 4.6 stars by 16 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 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Blue Tuba

350 W 19th St suite e, Houston, TX 77008-3906

Additional information

  • Cross street
    19th street and Ashland
  • Neighborhood
    Heights / Washington
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    European, Modern European, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Vlado
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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