Phil and Dereks

4.1
352 Reviews
$30 and under
Cajun
Inconspicuously located in the midst of bustling Midtown in Houston, sits Phil & Derek’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar. With a new location comes a new look and once you cross the threshold of this thriving establishment, something magical happens. A transformation of Country Cozy meets Urban Chic right before your eyes!

Phil & Derek’s is a laid back atmosphere where our supreme excellence is simplicity. The ambiance is reminiscent of the comfort of your own living room, coupled with a flare of pizzazz and glitz from our nightly New York Style Cabaret entertainment. One can sit back and enjoy the renaissance of this comedic, satirical, and theatrical form of music, as we deliver piping hot, delicious entrees to the table.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TarynJ
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We love Phil and Dereks everything was wonderful except the bar manager was very rude. Tried to come to him about a problem that had occurred my friend fell down due to hole on deck. The bar manager was very dismissive and refuse to assist. We did not request a comp on our meal we are not trying to sue. But despite us being upfront honest customers who do want to bring our local businesses down, we were still treated as if we were pre judged before he ever got an understanding of situation.

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KJohn
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday! The DJ is amazing, drinks and service were great and food was good. I'd definitely go back!

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KianaB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Usually love this place and food is always amazing but this last dinning experience was not satisfactory. My food came out ice cold, the mimosas were HOT. Very disappointed

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Blahblah
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

DO NOT PAY FOR RESERVATION!!!
There’s no need. You’ll still wait 20 min for a table and it won’t go towards you tab.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. Wait time was really bad, even with a reservation we waited 40mins to be seated after putting a credit card on file to reserve.

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LAKEISHAJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waitress was rude. The food was cold and served with no condiments. We have several different tickets brought to us that weren’t ours. 3 people did not eat their food due to it either being too salty or cold. No one was on the same accord with what menu was being served as far as brunch or full menu when the manager so called tried to rectify the issue. My deposit couldn’t be located, we spent over a hour and a half waiting for the corrected check to be brought. This was a horrible experience and very disappointing seeing how it was my boyfriend’s birthday. I will not return.

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LoydB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT EXPERIENCE! PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE. WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK!

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TexasTrish
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow and servers were confused who was covering our table. But they were nice and courteous. Food was good and I'm full.

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CliffordB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

This is a wonderful place to go and have a great time. Food is amazing and entertainment was extraordinarily

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Scherrelle
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The musician and love band was spectacular (Benji is an amazing singer and is very hilarious) Our waitress was very attentive and pleasant. The chef greeted us and was kind and funny. I recommend a romantic dinner, birthday dinner or just a night out with great food and entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

They didn’t have any seafood or food period. We had to order off the 9 for $9. Food was very salty. Chef is too heavy on the salt... we tried to give them a chance after noticing a few couples were leaving, after asking the manager if it was true that people were leaving because they had no food to serve the owner said no that wasn’t true and to stay... After being seated we found out there was no seafood except catfish..this place was disappointing and this was my birthday dinner...🥺😡👎🏾🤦🏽‍♀️

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Vrl87
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time! I’ll go back of course! Our waiter was so bomb!

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AnthonyA
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I would definitely recommend friends to try Phil and Derek's however, I would tell them to make sure they find out their seating before arriving.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was great. Service could be stepped up. Overall had a good time.

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OliviaD
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was delicious however it ran out quickly and took a while to get replenished. There was a variety of food options but when I wanted to get certain items they were gone and not replaced.

Other than that I love the place.

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Blaak
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food! Reservations help because the crowd comes in waves!

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TinaB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Our waitress was awesome. The food was decent with not many options on the menu. They waited until food started coming out for our table before they told a few members of our party they had sold out of certain dishes. Which meant they then had to wait an additional 30-40 minutes for their meals while the rest of the table ate. The restaurant stressed the 2 hour dining rule upon arrival. Yet they had us sitting for 40 minutes because they were out of to go containers an hour after opening up for the evening. Service was very slow. The band was great the restaurant was just run in chaos, totally disorganized.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it. Great service and polite people.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Our waiter was excellent!! The kitchen staff was horrible we waited a hour and a half for food and ended up canceling our food order and just having drinks. The bar staff was on point with having the drinks out in a timely manner. The live band was entirely to loud for the small space. Our overall experience was okay thanks to our waiter and the bar staff. It was a first and last time visit to this establishment for me..

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was horrible because the Kitchen was an hour behind! I love this place but my guest swho were visiting for the first time for my birthday were not happy! Two hours to eat!

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WayneM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Loved the atmosphere and the creativity of the dishes.

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Johnson
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's a great spot, but small, so it can be very packed if there is a performer. The artist performing was awesome, fun environment. Service was prompt and friendly. Smaller portions for the cost but overall I loved my experience.

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AnnW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fun spot for adults. The music is nice, food is good. Overall just a great place to visit.

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vipFrequentdinner1261
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delish. Great music and soul food

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vipjessicaj
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Tables a little small for 2 people. Went on a Friday early evening. Had to eat fast was put on a "timer" only had 2.5 hours from the time we sat down..vs when the food arrived. Mac and Cheese looked good on pics but was bland to taste Peach Cobbler was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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JuanitaH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I've wanted to go to Phil and Dereks for quite some time. Went there Friday for happy hour with a former co-worker to celebrate her new job. Parking was great since no one was there at 5:30 yet. I'd looked at the happy hour menu during the day and knew exactly what I wanted however, although the online menu shows 7 items, there were only 3 things to order from. Chicken or shrimp with fries, and chicken sandwich things. So we each ordered a chicken and shrimp basket. It was very small for the price and the fries were soft. Weird right? As long as it took them to make it, one would have thought the fries, literally the easiest thing to cook, were edible. My friend and I felt like the restuarant was trying to save money all the way around, if not, it certainly felt like it. 1 review is all this visit deserves. Do better Phil and Dereks.

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MistB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was amazing! They sat us a little earlier than our reservation time, the staff was very accommodating and the food was amazing!

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MelissaJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My experience at this restaurant was beyond disappointing. Service was slow, waitress was rude, food was unseasoned, and the setting of the restaurant was not at all what was advertised. Absolutely horrible experience.

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MahoganyN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was great! The food was good and the ambiance was pleasant as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

They no longer offer the buffet during evening hours and they have not updated their menu or website to inform customers. The food service is slow, despite more employees in the place than customers at the time of my visit on a Saturday evening at 6pm. I tried calling 1.5 hours before my RSVP to ensure they had the buffet before I made the special trip there, but of course no one answered. The new general manager and staff were not knowledgable of the exact details of some menu items which made it worse. Manager offered to discount my meal because the buffet was not available, but didn't inform the waiter. I just paid the bill and left without the discount because I won't be back anyway. The receipt paper did not even print correctly, which is not a big deal. However, it just shows how this place is poorly managed. This is what happens when you try to support the community and a minority owned business. They should be ashamed.

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Dissatisfied
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience2

We were served food that appeared to have been sitting under a heat lamp for hours.

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vipTamariaP
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

More casual than we expected, Good was okay. More of a lounge vibe.

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MarcA
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Very popular spot. Band on October 18, 2019 was good.

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BenS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was ok. Steaks were not delivered as asked but was rectified.

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Kathy
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Despite our reservations for a total of 12, the restaurant was understaffed and as a result led to a VERY unfortunate dining experience for my Husband and my Mother on their birthdays. DESPITE friends telling us that the service declined, we still decided to patronize this Houston notable. $600.00+ later.....and 12 disappointed customers later....all we walked away with was, the Shrimp and Grits were tasty.

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SakyriaH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The waitress had an attitude for some reason. It was our first time there & my boyfriend had a question and she made faces and had an attitude. but the food was great and so was the music.

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Brcraddock16
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I heard great things about this place but my first impression was horrible. Went for my niece 15 birthday and they had a event at the facility that was over. It was only one other table it took over 30 minutes before we received drinks. Horrible service. The waiter was playing the role of server bartender and everything else. I will not be going back

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LaMont
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere loved it ,service was great. He took all are orders with know pin and got all right.
Hot In at last min table of 5 had 6 had to sit out side dod not get to see band, but sounded great.
Het tables ahead of time so you can get good seats
That was on me but they made room I would do it again

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LaVitaC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The service was good it took a minute to get our drinks. The chicken was tough the veggies were delicious! The band was amazing!

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