What was meant to be a celebration for a friend turned into THE WORST dining experience of my life by far. Our party called to make reservations and we were quoted a price of $35 per person by the owner/chef himself. We were informed that dinner would last about 3 hrs in reality it stretched on for over 6 hrs; 85 % of that time was spent waiting for our food to arrive. When the meal was finally served, we were starving and the food was mediocre and tasteless. Our party was informed that the price would be $45 per person instead of the quoted price only after we had been served. The over priced dessert was a stale store bought brownie with ice cream in a martini glass. The corking fee is a joke. At first, we weren't told about the fee and we uncorked our own wine with a cork screw we brought. We also had sparkling juice that we opened by hand. At the end of the night they tried to charge us for all the unopened bottles of wine, and the juice. The service was poor, the only time we really saw anyone was when they came in to count the wine bottles we had opened over the course of the night, and to occasionally bring us tap water in recycled wine bottles. Shabby, chic...I think not, just plain shabby. After tracking down someone on staff and much debate some of the charges were taken off which brought the total to about $1,020 plus a ridiculous tip they automatically added to the bill. To leave, we had to find the owner/chef to unlock the gate around the parking lot across the street where our cars were. We escaped the madhouse sometime after 1am and were made to pay a ransom just to leave. Our bad dining experience added up to be a little over $80 per person. When all was said and done, our bill was enough to pay the mortgage for a standard house in Houston. House in the Heights is considered to be a bad word in my circle of friends; we couldn't speak of this experience for months after it happened. At best House in the Heights is a highly effective money trap.
Pros: None to speak of
Cons: You name it ... poor service, long wait for food, corking fee, dishonest prices, parking