about us


Osso & Kristalla is a modern Italian trattoria from Houston Astros-Owner Jim Crane. Osso is located in downtown Houston across the street from Minute Maid Park and next door to the more upscale, Potente.

It’s fitting to have the restaurants so close to where the Astros play, since baseball is the great family pastime as much as gathering around the table is to enjoy a meal. In keeping with the importance of family, Mr. Crane named the restaurants after his three children.

Osso & Kristalla is open for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and happy hour and focuses on using only fresh and local ingredients. The kitchen is overseen by Executive Chef Danny Trace. Lunch offers salads, wood-fired pizzas and pasta, and brunch boasts homemade pastries, Katz Coffee and healthy omelettes.

At dinner, Osso & Kristalla transforms to a modern, yet relaxed lounge atmosphere with a full bar and extensive wine selection. Cocktails are served alongside shared plates and fresh seafood selections.

The restaurant features an open kitchen which brings diners closer to the action to engage them with the food and the environment. The soft, rustic space, designed by Gensler, features a neutral, Italian aesthetic with a rough, sawn beam ceiling and custom wall covering. Osso & Kristalla’s playful and casual feel transfers to an outdoor patio, the perfect place for diners to soak in lively downtown Houston.


Jim Crane is an American businessman based in Houston. He is the chairman of the Houston Astros & Crane Worldwide Logistics. Jim Crane has a long history of giving back to the Houston community, most recently investing $34 million to save the Houston Open and refurbish Memorial Park golf course for a year long golf and education facility.

He has also most recently been honored as the 2019 Houston Sports Award Executive of the Year. In December 2018, Jim Crane was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, and in May 2018 Jim received the Public Service Award from the American Leadership Forum.

Jim’s interest in the food & beverage industry extends beyond Potente & the more casual Osso & Kristalla; in addition to these restaurants, Crane partnered with winemaker Jesse Katz at Aperture Cellars in Sonoma County in 2019. Crane’s love for wine is reflected in the extensive wine menus featured at both restaurants, and he’s always looking for the next great vintage.