Strata Restaurant & Bar

Northwest Harris

1012 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Executive chef John Ly and staff plate up contemporary American dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients at a modern, award-winning eatery

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Promotional value expires Apr 24, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required; please mention Groupon when making reservation. Dine-in only. Not valid 2/13-2/16, Easter, or other holidays and holiday weekends. Must use promotional value within 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. An 18% gratuity will be applied to pre-discounted bill. No cash value. Not valid for happy hour. Not valid toward alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$52 for Romantic Dinner for Two (Up to $118.80 Total Value)

  • One appetizer (up to a $9.95 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $49.95 value each)
  • One dessert (up to an $8.95 value) Dinner begins at 3 p.m. The dinner menu includes bow-tie pasta in a creamy tomato sauce with eggplant and capers; herb-crusted salmon with mushroom risotto, sautéed arugula, and balsamic-roasted cherry tomatoes; and a 10-ounce filet mignon with grilled asparagus and potato pavé.


Though John Ly grew up helping out in the kitchen of his family's restaurants, his parents never wanted him to become a chef. The restaurant industry is competitive, they warned him—a lot of hard work with little recognition. Heeding their advice, Ly began pursuing a degree in computer science at the University of Texas, but soon realized that he longed for the creativity and chaos of the kitchen. Propelled by his passion for food and cooking, Ly renounced his degree and enrolled in culinary school. After years spent working his way up through scrubbing floors, washing dishes, and absorbing his managing chef's techniques, Ly finally spearheaded Strata—naming the restaurant after the word for "different layers" to reflect the diverse international influences of his cooking.

As executive chef, Ly captains his kitchen crew as they artfully plate innovative, contemporary American dishes using seasonal ingredients, earning the restaurant Hungry in Houston's Best Restaurant award in 2010. His pan-seared sea bass, cinnamon-rubbed rib eye, and spicy habanero-infused sausage dishes have also enticed the taste buds of reporters from the Houston Press. Ly staffs his modern dining room with a friendly team of servers, while offering up an expansive outdoor patio, an ideal spot for a date night or celebrating recent acquisitions of rival rent-a-bobcat businesses.

Customer Reviews

1012 Ratings

We really love our visit. It was a great date night. We look forward to attending again. We hope that you do another Groupon....
Robert N. · January 3, 2014
Great menu and even more wonderful staff! Fabulous food.
Theresa L. · January 3, 2014
Keep up the good work.
Susan W. · November 21, 2013
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    Northwest Harris

    122 Vintage Park Boulevard

    Houston, TX 77070


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