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TRIS Interior - TRIS, The Woodlands, TX

TRIS

4.8
4.8
1384 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Chef Austin Simmons combines worldly flavors with classic culinary techniques presented in familiar, yet sophisticated dishes at TRIS.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (281) 203-5641

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Austin Simmons

  • Catering

    We’re ready to support your next event; at your residence, office or even at an Airport Hangar! For more information, visit: www.triswoodlands.com/catering-events

  • Private party facilities

    TRIS features multiple Private Dining Rooms for lunch or dinner events up to 100 guests. Please contact our Private Dining Coordinator at www.triswoodlands.com/private-dining

  • Private party contact

    Dominique Vasquez: (844) 269-1887

  • Neighborhood

    The Woodlands

  • Cross street

    Lake Robbins

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,384 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    American

  • The Woodlands

    Best Overall

  • The Woodlands

    Best Food

  • The Woodlands

    Fit for Foodies

  • The Woodlands

    Notable Wine List

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  1. K

    Kristen

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant so much! It was my first time in The Woodlands and they did not disappoint. The ambiance was great, food was so delicious, drinks were amazing. Bread pudding was my favorite dish of the night, highly recommend! I can not wait to come back again. This is on my list of favorite restaurants now
  2. KN

    KristiN

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and they went above and beyond what any restaurant has done for our celebration. The food was probably the best we have had in the Houston area. Our waitress, Jessica, was stellar! Will go again for sure!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This establishment has mastered the art of “the experience”.From the moment you walk through the doors, you feel like you’ve entered a five star hotel with a fragrance that’s simply tantalizing. In addition to the beautiful jewelry art In the foyer your senses are taken on a journey. You are then greeted with warm smiles and welcoming interactions from the staff. The ambiance was simply superb, soft lighting and music with elegantly designed seating arrangements. Our waiter Francisco was exceptional. He took note of my birthday and made sure to make mention of it; as it reminded him of his “Queen’s birthday” all while complimenting our appearance. He mentioned that it was his second night working there, however his understanding of the menu and the chef’s creations gave the illusion that he was a staff member there for 20 years and was excellent. The bourbon drink I had was exceptional and all the courses were a delight. The only critique I would give is: 1) Due to large groups sitting close to us, it was difficult for us to hear each other speak. 2) The portion sizes were too big.
  4. A

    Astromarc

    Houston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to Tris to celebrate our friends' 50th wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect! The table was beautiful, the service was spot on, and the food was incredible. Our evening was exactly what we had hoped it would be. Tris made it special for us. From our past experiences at Tris we weren't surprised. Tris never fails.
  5. KB

    KevinB

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Appetizers, roasted oysters and meatball, were very cold. They were having trouble in the kitchen so took well over an hour to get food after ordering. Very expensive for the value you receive and probably would not go back again. Much better places in The Woodlands.

    TRISResponded on September 26, 2022Dear Kevin, Chef Austin wanted to apologize for you experience on Saturday at TRIS. He is using your feedback to coach the TEAM to so that all of the recipes are followed and the dishes are deliver in a timely manner. Chef will be reaching out to you today to give you an update and the plan he has taken to ensure these issues do not happen in the future. Thank You for your support of a locally owned and operated business and Chef Austin looks forward to seeing you again at TRIS.

  6. L

    Lovesfood

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I am pretty bummed to be writing this review and just exceptionally bummed about the experience overall. After reading all the amazing reviews and hearing from others how amazing Tris is, my husband and I decided to go for our wedding anniversary. First - our server forgot one of our appetizers (was on the bill though), my husbands martini was incorrect so they had to bring a new one & then proceeded to bring multiple incorrect kinds of martinis each time he asked for one. He had two but five were on our bill at the end of the night. My crab pasta was congealed and crunchy as if it sat under a heat lamp forgotten about for a while. I barely ate it and opted not to take the leftovers. My husband ordered the special waygu - for $75 you’re expecting it to knock your socks off. It was overly sweet (weird for a steak dish) and the butter had separated from the sauce (again probably forgotten about). His kimchi mashed potatoes were never brought. Against our better judgement we got dessert. 20 minutes for a piece of blueberry pie that was raw in the middle. Someone also came over with another drink we didn’t order - it was comical after the multiple martini fiasco at that point. We ended up being at the restaurant for 3 hours and not because we were enjoying a long leisurely meal. Overall for a bill of over $300 and a 45 minute drive from the inner loop we were quite disappointed. As we were leaving our server told us it was his first day (explains a lot) but not the experience you want in an expensive fine dining establishment. The positives - the food is pretty to look at and presented well. Our server was very very nice albeit new and lost. The vibe in there was buzzy and upbeat.

    TRISResponded on September 26, 2022Dear Lauren: Chef Austin wanted to apologize about your experience Saturday at TRIS. He will be using your feedback to coach his TEAM on the finer points of service in the front of the house and follow up with his back of the house chef’s to ensure they are following the recipes. Chef Austin will be reaching out to you today to give you an update on the changes he has made at TRIS and follow up on your experience form Saturday. Chef Austin and the TEAM looks forward to seeing you soon at TRIS.

  7. m

    mimi7

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From start to finish the food had that WOW factor!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We went to Tris for a birthday celebration. It started good with outstanding crafted cocktails and apps. The Lobster Toast is worth another trip. The main course however was very disappointing. We got the Steak/wagu sampler which consisted of 4 cuts from their steak menu. The steaks were prepared nicely, but the quality of the cuts was subpar for the price. These are cuts you would expect to find at the Golden Corral….although to be fair, I haven’t been to the Corral in 20 years, so I may be being unfair to them. Perry’s, Flemming’s and Killian’s are far better. We ordered 2 dessert choices, but the waiter decided to build a platter with every dessert on the menu…and then charging us for them at $17 a pop! Brought us sides we didn’t order and charged us as well. Very unethical….

    TRISResponded on September 26, 2022Mr. Miller, Chef Austin wanted to apologize about your experience on Friday night at TRIS. He will be using your feedback to coach his TEAM and his suppliers to ensure this issues do not happen in the future. Also, Chef will be reaching out to you personally today to provide you with an update on the changes he has made at TRIS. Thank You for your support of a locally owned restaurant and the TEAM is looking forward to seeing you again at TRIS.

  9. LE

    LauraE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service.
  10. QE

    QuietEater

    Houston

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good and interesting menu. As always, excellent service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lindo lugar, con comida deliciosa y excelente servicio
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant and service. Highly recommend to any special occasion or nice dinner. Service was phenomenal and food was top notch. Especially the hidden items not on the menu (ask for the kimchi mash!)
  13. d

    drlke

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Austin and staff are the BEST! Food is consistently exceptionally well done with flavor profile unmatched in The Woodlands restaurant scene! If not the BEST, one of the top 5 Best restaurants in The Woodlands/Houston area!
  14. RG

    RGriffin

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We recently made this our number 1 choice for date night, it was our first time having dinner at Tris and had a great experience not only with the great service but all the food we tried was delicious and nothing like we’ve ever had. The Chef is a true artist and the servers honor him well. They way they speak of each dish is like a piece of art! I Recommend asking for Eddie as your server.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall wonderful exceptional service exceptional people very kind and nice I love it
  16. JJ

    JamieJ

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mitchell was an awesome server! Food was amazing.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Simmons is truly one of the outstanding chefs in Houston and the Woodlands is lucky to have him!
  18. r

    ricardor

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Extremely disappointed. Been going for years. Crammed it full of tables to capitalize on the popularity. Wildly overpriced. $200 wine was horribly warm and poor. Steaks are ridiculously overpriced. They did give us a discount for our bad experience, but why go? really.

    TRISResponded on September 12, 2022Mr. Ramirez, Chef Austin wanted to apologize for your experience on Saturday night at TRIS. He is currently working with the TEAM to re design the room to give it a more vibrant feel. Also, Chef is coach his TEAM to working through the road bocks that caused your experience not to be a memorable one at TRIS. Chef Austin will be personally reaching out to you today so please be look for a e mail form him and the TRIS TEAM. Once, again Thank You for your feedback and support.

  19. DN

    DesireeN

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All very good. Noise level was louder than we would like. But, overall nice evening
  20. SR

    SRiddles

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tris was an excellent pick to celebrate my wedding anniversary. From the moment we entered everyone was friendly and welcoming. They decorated our table as well as provided us with champagne to celebrate the occasion. They food was incredible. I would definitely recommend Tris for anyone seeking an elevated dining experience
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly my favorite restaurant. The service is outstanding, and has to be to meet the impeccable food. The Korean Buttee Poached Crab appetizer might be the best thing I have ever eaten, and every time, it’s just as wonderful as the last. I had the fried chicken with the kimchi mash. All I can say is come with an appetite! It’s a whole chicken of crispy, juicy deliciousness. The kimchi mash is so unique and lovely. Two at our table had the redfish and while prepared differently than our last visit, it was delicious. Very subtle and elegant. For dessert for my special celebration, Chef brought a piece of his fabulous Chocolate Cake. Again, one of my favorites. Rich, moist, sinful sea salt caramel mousse and all of those chocolate chips! Every meal we enjoy at Tris is an event and one to be savored and celebrated. Without a doubt, we will be back! Thank you Chef Austin, Manny, and the whole team!
  22. NT

    NjTe

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again Tris does not disappoint. Fabulous service, food and wine. An exceptional dining experience in the Woodlands.
  23. LV

    LeeV

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    To celebrate a milestone birthday for a friend, I (1) made the specific requests in my OpenTable reservation then (2) called ahead and talked with Tris reservations. I was assured notes would be added to the reservation and that all would be handled. NOTHING I requested was done...nothing. I mentioned the birthday to the server (Mitchell), and he did not address any of the items. OK...that was the biggest issue I had but... We ordered two glasses of wine and finally received them long past when we expected them. We ordered two glasses of wine (Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc), the Wedge Salad (spectacular), Snapper (overcooked), Salmon (way too much coconut milk) and Cauliflower (amazing). Our drinks and courses were delivered sporadically...sometimes with perfect timing; other times late as if they had forgotten us. For the $196 we paid for the meal and service, we very definitely felt that Tris, while providing above average food with below average service, was quite overpriced. I would suggest going elsewhere should you be looking for a place for a special night out.

    TRISResponded on September 12, 2022Mr. Valentine, Chef Austin would like to apologize for the level of service you received by the TRIS TEAM on Saturday. He is currently coaching his staff to ensure this will not happen again. Also, he is working with his chef's to find out what went wrong with the execution of the dishes on Saturday nights service. Chef Austin will be reaching out to you personal today via email. Please be looking for a message form him and the TRIS TEAM today. Thank You for your support and feedback of TRIS.

  24. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! Definitely recommend the Crab & Truffle Pasta.
  25. S

    Smitty

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I spent our anniversary evening at Tris; awesome experience! Our server Kyle was super knowledgeable and extremely helpful, the food was excellent....best crab cake in the universe. Definitely a treat!!!
  26. MY

    MelindaY

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dishes with wonder flavors. We enjoyed the unique combination of ingredients - delicious! Exactly how our server, Carlos described. This was the perfect place for us to celebrate our anniversary. Looking forward to going back to try more!
  27. H

    Hykh

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came during the Houston Restaurants Week and the food was exceptional especially for the cost! We were seated right away despite being a but early for our reservation. Only thing I wished was better was the seating arrangements as we felt like there were too many tables in the room and it was a bit too loud. Overall, it was a great experience as always at Tris and definitely would recommend others trying out this restaurant.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary meal and service!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  30. FM

    FabianM

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great! Will come back. Definitely suggest trying the crab kimchi starter.
  31. B

    Bo18

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, great service.
  32. TS

    TroyS

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Tris, can't beat the food or the service. Quality thru and thru. They go above and beyond, highly recommend this be on your list of frequent places to eat.
  33. E

    Eataroundtheglobe

    Houston

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service. Loud and lively! Foodie haven
  34. K

    Koke

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timer and throughly enjoyed all aspects of the experience. Will definitely be dining here again.
  35. JE

    JohnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Tris to celebrate our 53d wedding anniversary. We are ere surprised with complimentary champagne
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Excited to try this place. Service was excellent, food was a bit underwhelmed. Ate the HRW menu since it was eating for a cause, however, my pork chop was too salty! My friends enjoyed red fish and the ravioli. Maybe I expected a more robust taste given all of the raving reviews, it was just ok. I had better pork chop elsewhere.
  37. d

    drlke

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding 5 star service, food, ambience etc etc - One of the best if not THE BEST restaurant in The Woodlands
  38. d

    davidh

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better service!
  39. L

    Lucy

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were outstanding!!!
  40. SE

    SheriE

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all order off the restaurant week menu. Out of this world!! The service was outstanding too!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

TRIS is rated 4.8 stars by 1384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for TRIS

24 Waterway Ave., Ste. 125, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Robbins

  • Neighborhood

    The Woodlands

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Austin Simmons

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (281) 203-5641

  • Catering

    We’re ready to support your next event; at your residence, office or even at an Airport Hangar! For more information, visit: www.triswoodlands.com/catering-events

  • Private party facilities

    TRIS features multiple Private Dining Rooms for lunch or dinner events up to 100 guests. Please contact our Private Dining Coordinator at www.triswoodlands.com/private-dining

  • Private party contact

    Dominique Vasquez: (844) 269-1887

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