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The Classic Wedge: Nobody does it better than Vallone’s!

There’s a secret to why Vallone’s classic Wedge Salad stands out for its freshness and crispness. We can’t reveal what it is: You’ll just have to come find out for yourself!

Please call (713) 395-6100 to reserve.

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Vallone’s in Wine Spectator: “wine list is a nice mix of boutique producers and big names from California”

wine spectator december issue cover“Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, with 2.2 million residents, is a thriving dining destination on the rise,” wrote Wine Spectator senior editor Alison Napjus in Wine Spectator.

“Forging the way are passionate, homegrown chefs and sommeliers, reinforced by an influx of talent from outside Texas. Fueled by Houston’s strong economy and a diverse community of open-minded customers, the city’s restaurants are helping shape a rapidly expanding food and wine culture.”

The online version of the article, “Lone Star Rising,” is accessible to subscribers only.

But below you’ll find what Napjus had to say about Vallone’s, one of a handful of Houston restaurants she selected for the feature.

“Wine programs show impressive breadth” in the city, she writes, “even among smaller wine lists.”

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Vallone’s takes a different tack from owner Tony Vallone’s other eponymous restaurant, longtime Houston favorite Tony’s… Vallone’s offers a stylish, modern take on the classic steak house, instead of the traditional clubby vibe.

The spacious dining room, designed by architect Shafik Rifaat, features seating on two levels, with a show-stopping centerpiece: a 30-foot tower of glassed-in wine bottles. But the polished wood floors, distinctive artwork of gleaming copper pots and pans, and theatrical lighting hold their own against the dramatic wall of wine.

The menu is versatile, offering excellent shellfish and seafood, house-made pasta, salads, sides and more. For beef lovers, though, the highlight is the “wheel of meat.” Like dessert carts of old, servers roll it out tableside to illustrate their thorough and enthusiastic explanation of the restaurant’s various steaks, all butchered and cut on premise.

Backing up the menu is the restaurant’s nearly 500-bottle wine list, currently under the direction of Scott Sulma, the general manager of Tony’s and also a partner in Vallone’s. It’s a heavily California[n] list, with a nice mix of boutique producers and big names from California…

The best steaks in America and so much more…

Check out what’s new on Tony Vallone and Scott Sulma’s ever-evolving menu of Americana classics at Vallone’s, “Memorial’s Hidden Treasure.”

Please call (713) 395-6100 to reserve.

Vallone’s Super Bowl “Post-Game”: Thank you Matt Ryan and Atlanta Falcons!

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Above: Quarterback Matt Ryan is the Pro Football Writers of America “Offensive Player of the Year” (image via the Atlanta Falcons Facebook).

You may remember that the NFL owners met at Vallone’s last year for NFL owners for some “heavy-duty wining and dining” as society columnist Shelby Hodge wrote at the time.

Since that time, the restaurant has become a hub for NFL players and owners when they visit Houston. So it was only natural that the Atlanta Falcons would make Vallone’s their home base for their stay during the Super Bowl last week.

We would like to personally thank Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (above, the PFWA “Offensive Player of the Year”) for choosing Vallone’s as the setting for his FOX Sports interview with Charissa Thompson. And we’d like to thank the entire Falcons management team and players for their patronage. It was great to have you!

You never know whom you might bump into at Vallone’s…

FOX interviews Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan at Vallone’s

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The city of Houston is in full Super Bowl mode this week: This morning FOX Sports stopped by Vallone’s to interview Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

That’s Matt (left) on the set that the FOX production team created in front of the restaurant’s signature fireplace in the main dining room.

FOX broadcaster Charissa Thompson conducted the interview.

We can’t reveal what they talked about but they’ve agreed to let us share some of our video on our Instagram. So please look out for more coverage later today (we’ll post as soon as we get a chance to edit the footage).

And please stay tuned for Matt’s interview which will air later this week on FOX.

If you’re planning to dine with us this weekend, please be sure and book your table at your earliest convenience: Seats are filling up fast.

As celebrities, athletes, sports writers, and fans land in Houston to attend the many events held this week in the run-up to the big game, you never know whom you might bump into at one of Tony Vallone’s restaurants…

Please call (713) 395-6100 to reserve now.

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Vallone’s NEW look…

Check out our newly remodeled dining room, bistro, and private rooms!

And please don’t forget to make your Super Bowl weekend reservations: We are expecting a full house.

Please call 713-395-6100 to reserve now.

Check out Vallone’s NEW PHOTO GALLERY!

We are thrilled to share Vallone’s NEW PHOTO GALLERY, which features images from our newly remodeled bistro, bar, and main dining room.

In other news, we are gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday on February 5.

Reservations for that week and weekend are filling up very fast.

We highly encourage you to make your reservation at your earliest convenience to ensure availability.

And in case you are looking for private dining options, Vallone’s can accommodate parties of nearly any size, whether for a company event or an intimate gathering.

Please call 713-395-6100 to speak to a party planner or reservationist now.