Osso & Kristalla

4.5
407 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertW
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch with family. Very good service. Food was tasty. Would suggest they add a few more options for those teenagers who are picky eaters 😊. This was our second time and we will be back again. A must stop in downtown Houston.

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vipAstrosFan0526
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Ordered an app, didn’t come out, told the waitress, she “put in order” again and it never came out. Waitress never checked on us, and pretty sure since gratuity was included she didn’t care.

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vipKaybee
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food is good, but the service is always sketchy... they have a plenty of wait staff working there every time I go, but the level of customer service and attentiveness of the staff need attention and to be evaluated by the management. Some wait staff have terrible attitude and shouldn’t be working there.

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vipThptrek
Houston
76 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Went for a bite before the baseball game. Food is very good but not great value. Nicely done salad with shrimp had a total of 4 medium shrimp and the cost is about $20. I guess being downtown and near the ballpark makes this expensive.

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vipCheunger
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Okay for a quick bite.

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KathyM
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner all the way around. From the wait staff to the food and wine. $40 wine and dine is awesome. 2 salads, bottle of wine and pizza of choice. Perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were promptly seated, attempting to put us right in a main thoroughfare while tables sat empty in a more intimate area with less traffic. The host staff seemed to be unorganized and indifferent to our arrival and customers who were trying to check out their call in order. I asked if we could not sit in a less busy area and we were taken to a table more conducive to quiet and less traffic. The waiter, Jose, was very good, making suggestions that pleased everyone when ordered. He was quick to empty the tables of used dishes and wasn’t intruding too frequently, but kept a check on us if we need something. The dining room is a bit noisy and not some place I would take a get to know you date. But for dinner with old friends, this is a great spot. The food was very good. We binged on carbs, starting with the truffle fries and finishing with a couple of pizzas. The mixed drinks and wine were excellent- and recommended by Jose.

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vipFrenchy
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Absolutely horrific service, waited 15 or 20 minutes before someone figured out we were actually sitting at a table, no one took our order for another 20 minutes. Drinks were so so and took forever. Will not go back

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Nancy51
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

They had no AC and it was a bit hot. Our server wasn’t the best. The food was good. The front door girls were great! Our table was great and spacious. We found parking fast and close.

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Robandrol
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Even though the ambience is great the server was not very attentive or helpful. She wasn’t knowledgeable about the special drinks fir Easter brunch nor she offered any of the specials. The brunch menu was not very expansive neither was it special.

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vipMCinTheWoodlands
Houston
178 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a gorgeous bar/restaurant with a real "neighbored" feel. Decor is rustic chic with touches of modern industrial. Food was good. Would love to see more keto-friendly options! Service was outstanding. We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Although we had a reservation we were told to wait "to see if your table's ready". There were many tables vacant.
The pasta was very good, the calamari excellent but everything else was normal.

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QueenJ
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, food & service, would recommend!

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Maxsfan2013
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wasn't overly impressed; our first time there. Drinks took a long time; food was average.

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BerthaO
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The girl that sat us down look confused and just left us did ask if we needed anything, waiter had nothing to write down and for got drinks wrong and got charged for double bacon because she didn’t again right anything down! She didn’t check in on us until she asked if we needed the check! Food was amazing!!! Filling but the service could be better! I would recommend for the food but not for the service!

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vipMarvaF
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I met a couple of my girlfriends for brunch. The place was nice the patio was full but the inside was pretty empty. The food was good. Our waitress was slow to refill our drink orders and she rarely checked on us. Overall the place is nice so I do plan to return at some point.

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vipCrystalB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The service was rather slow and the food was not as awesome as it normally is. I hope that the service is better when I return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was simply excellent!!! Can’t wait to return.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-Star Review! We are happy to hear that you had a great visit with us! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza tasted like pizza we had in Italy. All the food was exceptional, service was friendly and attentive.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-Star review! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time with us and enjoyed our delicious Wood-Fire Pizzas! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with my friend. She loved the food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, very nice and friendly. Great ambiance and the food was good.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-Star review! We are happy to hear that you had an excellent visit while dining with us. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the place was 10 out of 10! I fully recommend this restaurant.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-Star review! We are so happy to hear that we provided a great visit for you!

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ROLATK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Will definitely be returning

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you for your 5-Star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our dishes and that our staff provided excellent service during your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here and everyone agrees really excellent service and good!

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you the 5-Star review! We look forward to seeing you all back soon!

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ClaireF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The service was extremely slow and not personable.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 4, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with us Claire. We are sorry to hear that we did not provide you a 5-Star visit as we strive this for all of our customers. We will make sure to address this feedback with the team, please feel free to contact us if we can do anything else for you.

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Cnavidad
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beautiful food, mid-century modern vibes. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was exceptional from regular Italian cuisine. Super tasty and juicy meat balls etc. Service was good but it just took slightly longer than usual to take orders.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 4, 2021

Thank you so much for your recent visit! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our delicious dishes, and thank you for the feedback about our service time, we will make sure to address this with our team.

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vipAmes
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 15 minutes to be seated. And another 25 minutes at our table and no one ever came over to serve us so we left.

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KathyM
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We highly recommend the brunch. Food was fabulous! Peach mimosas were spectacular!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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robertm
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best risotto I’ve ever eaten. All the dishes were proportioned and seasoned perfectly. My wife and I both commented that it was our most enjoyable meal in a long time. Server was professional, friendly and attentive but not overbearing. We will return the next time we’re in Houston

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-Star review, Robert! We are so happy to hear that you guys had a great time and enjoyed our delicious dishes! We look forward to seeing you and your wife back next time you're in Houston!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was nice and drinks were nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girls and I enjoyed our Friendsmas brunch and will definitely be visiting again!

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on December 15, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you guys had a great time with us! We look forward to seeing you all back soon!

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vipTonyaW
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good brunch! A little more selection for breakfast food would have been good, but I know that due to Covid, the menu is reduced. Over all - very nice!

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you so much for visiting us Tonya! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Brunch menu! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance was amazing! Will definitely be back!

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5-Star Review, we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food !!

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5-Star Review, we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our lunch there. The entree salads are delicious and filling.

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on December 15, 2020

We are happy to hear that you guys enjoyed our dishes! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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PattiW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place! Will definitely be coming back!

Osso & Kristalla
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5-Star Review Patti, we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant was a great surprise. Our meals were delicious. We were surprised that we liked the food more than Potente, the restaurant next door that’s a lot more expensive.

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vipSolana
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good, just not our style. Noise level was too high.

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 4.5 stars by 407 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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