The Glass Wall

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Photo by Shepard Ross

When The Glass Wall opened in the Heights, it was dubbed a surfer bistro. The Glass Wall is actually the title of a surfing cult classic by Jim Freeman and slang for a gigantic, perfectly formed wave. But interestingly enough, the menu has only a few seafood items. The rest weighs heavily on the meat side, with seasonal variations. The chicken fried steak inspires a letter home. The crust is light and crunchy, and the sour cream gravy makes our mouth water. The pork specials are always right on target. We love the tenderloin version cooked perfectly medium and served on a bed of creamy grits. Like many of The Glass Wall's dishes, it comes with a surprising note or two. The bar menu is fun, too. The slider with deviled egg and bacon hit the spot as did a juicy burger and fries.

When in doubt, go with the highlighted wine selections. Red or white, they're always terrific. 


933A Studewood St.
Houston, TX 77008


Sun: 5:30 pm- 9 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 5:30 pm- 9 pm
Wed: 5:30 pm- 9 pm
Thu: 5:30 pm- 9 pm
Fri: 5:30 pm- 10 pm
Sat: 5:30 pm- 10 pm

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Fine Dining
  • $$$$


  • Valet Parking
  • Full Bar
  • Private Rooms