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Bistro N - Nordstrom Houston Galleria
Bistro N - Nordstrom Houston Galleria
  • Address:
    5192 Hidalgo Street
    Houston, TX 77056
    Neighborhood:
    Galleria / Uptown
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Bistro N - Nordstrom Houston Galleria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nordstrom.com
  • Phone: (832) 201-2710
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jared Estes
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McCue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Nordstrom parking garage.
A word from Bistro N - Nordstrom Houston Galleria
Bistro N - Nordstrom Houston Galleria is a stylish, yet comfortable restaurant featuring a contemporary American interpretation of classic bistro cuisine. The exhibition kitchen provides a stage for chefs to prepare dishes in view of the guests, creating an energetic and entertaining environment. Perfect for a business lunch, dinner between shopping or a quick family meal, Café Bistro can meet all of your dining needs. The wait staff is knowledgeable with a passion for attentive service while the kitchen keeps the food fresh and beautifully presented. Café Bistro is committed to bringing you sustainable and organic foods when available, as well as products free of hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Top off your meal with the signature white chocolate bread pudding. The menu is complimented by a well-chosen selection of wine and beers that pair nicely with the menu. For a unique dining experience in the Houston area, experience Nordstrom Café Bistro. They look forward to servContinued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Bistro N was great as usual! They had live music this time which made it a bit noisy, but still fun! Our waiter, Chris, was phenomenal! Always ask for him!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • " The waiter took our order and we waited less than 10 minutes for our appetizer. Another 10 minutes and our food arrived. My only complaint, the waiter acted as if he was trying to rush us out. I was having lunch with an old friend that I had not seen in 15 years and we were catching up on some old times. The waiter asked if we were ready for the check three times in 10 minutes even before we had finished eating. Then he just walked up and laid the check on the table. He came for the check and we asked if it was alright if we stayed and had desert. He explained he would have to "redo" our check. There were empty tables, so I'm not sure why the "get em in and get em out attitude". Horrible waiter..."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had two waiters, although the one who was in training seemed to be nicer than the other. They catered to our every need whether it was warming our bread up, splitting entree's, or wrapping up our food to go. Very polite and professional."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I had the Bouillabaisse, and it was not good. The rouille was over boiled and the texture was more sauce than stew. The selection of salmon for an ingredient was questionable since the overcooked fish gave off a slightly ammonia flavor. But the bread was pretty good. The calamari was above average – very crispy, not over-breaded, clean, clear flavor."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Rude host, bad service, hair in food and dirty wine bottle on the display wall at our table. Very disaapointing!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food was great. Great service. GF had the crab Mac and cheese I had the pomme frites. Raspberry lemonade very thick. Ginger peach tea delicious. The best thing of the night was the Hummus. Would go back just to eat that."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Everything was great, our server was a bit timid and quiet but nice. Everyone enjoyed their meals and had a great Mother's Day lunch! Especially when it is so convieniently located inside an awesome department store, Nordstrom, and you can shop afterwards!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very enjoyable and efficient. The menu is consistent, we always know what we like and it delivers as expected. The noise level was a little high and the floors needed a good vacuum. My mom dropped her pill and I went down on my knees looking for it, found it plus various other foods! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food was only OK except for the French dip sandwich. it was just a roll filled with beef fat. We pointed it out to the waiter, who asked the manager. The manager told him that it was "prime" beef which was typically 40% fat, that it came pre-sliced, and that there was nothing to be done. This sandwich was at LEAST 80% fat and virtually no lean beef. They were nice enough to comp the sandwich, which was fitting because no one could have eaten it. The noise level (1:00 pm on a Saturday) was just below deafening. We could hardly converse."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was my first visit. Service was good. Very attentive waiter. Noise level high. I don't like to scream at my lunch guest. Price a little high for the amount served."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I often frequent the Bistro at Nordstrom in the Galleria and whenever I am traveling out of state. The food is always good. We had the spinach/pear/walnut salad (which was divine) and the crab cakes. We were there at lunchtime when it was busy, but we did not have to wait an abnormal amount of time to receive our order. Very good service."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great lunch menu with a nice variety of salads and more substantial fare."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I usually only dine here during lunch hours and I order the same thing Honey Chipotle Chicken Sandwich. It was DELICIOUS as I remember. The service was good. Our server and the hostess staff was really nice. With 2 people we got in and out within our one hour lunch period."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The flowers I ordered through Open Table were on our reserved table when we arrived as requested. The flowers were high quality and beautiful. The appetizer (Lettuce Wrap) was excellent and all four in the party were pleased with their food. The Cocktails were excellent and the bread/olive oil/olive complementary appetizer was delicious. The restaurant was quiet enough to visit but had live music also. Definitely recommend Nordstrom Bistro for evening meals and special occasions! Overall Score 5 stars!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I love to go to bistro N for lunch with my friends. It has good food and service. I always want to go back again."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Heather was my waitperson and she is the bartender. Have never had anyone as good as her!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We go here frequently, and have been disappointed with the professionalism of the staff over the past couple of months. Seems like staff...especially wait staff needs to be trained a little better. A little more experience, etiquette and sophistication is needed. They are nice enough, but I feel like you hire folks by taking employees from a fast food restaurant. This is Nordstroms! And, you want a little better image...."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My favorite lunch-spot when in the Galleria area! The wait for a table can be long- but I always get right in with my open table res. The caesar salad is available in a smaller size on request, and is a must-have"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "I like to eat here for lunch and to do some last minute shopping."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Food was great. Shared a salad and sandwich with a friend and they split it in the kitchen. Fabulous blackberry and lavender martini and chocolate paradise for desert. Desert was huge and took large portion home. Food and service was great."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I had not eaten here in quite a while because the last times had not been good, but I was pleasantly surprised this time. I had the shrimp salad with toasted corn, red peppers and tomatoes with a very good vinaigrette. It's pricey ($14.75) but well prepared and delicious."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Who would have thought you could get an upscale meal at Nordstom? I dined for lunch at the location in Santa Monica, CA a few months ago and loved it. So while visiting Houston for business this past weekend, I decided to give it a go. Not disappointed one little bit. My crab stack and brown butter brussel sprouts were beautifully presented and delicious. Wine selection was pretty good as well. There was even a bit of live music going on. WOW! Thank you, Nordstrom!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "This was my sister birthday lunch. We had an amazing waiter and the food.recommendation he gave was outstanding. She had a great time for her first time. I was pleased to see that they were agreeable to my request to have a slice of cake brought out with a candle. I love Nordstroms Cafe and Nordstroms."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "It was such a pleasure to enjoy a nice lunch & a glass of wine at a shopping mall,."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Nordstrom Bistro always delivers a great product. I love to dine here for lunch because the service is always fast."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Bistro N is one of my favorite lunch spots- a refreshing glass of white wine, and a tasty meal that appeals to foodies, but doesn't bog you down for the rest of the afternoon. Thanks for accommodating my request for a booth. A+."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "We got our food an hour after we ordered and we only ordered soups and salads. Our waiter rarely stopped by our table to let us know what the problem was, and when he finally brought our soup he told us that his manager would be coming to the table to talk to us. We didn't have time to eat becuase we had to go back to work so I told our waiter to put our food to go. Apparently the manager was too busy to explain what happened or even apologize for our food. The only good thing is that our food was taken care of, but an explanation from the manager would have been appreciated."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "I took a few friends to dinner and it was a nice evening. Always save room for dessert and order the bread pudding."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "Had another nice lunch today. The Nicoise salmon salad was so delicious! It was slightly smaller than I expected though. Very good flavors. Hubby's club sandwich was great too. They are so sweet with kids. Bring out organic raisins with bread; great for kids; excellent service."
    Dined on 6/5/2013
  • "Looking for a nice meal (real food) at the mall? This could be your place. The only issue we had was the noise level...can be a bit noisy; and on a recent Saturday night visit, the musician/guitarist was so loud we couldn't have a decent conversation at a table."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "I have eaten here since they opened years ago. Lately, though, they have made small and big changes that will make my returns less frequent. They have removed a few of our favorite menu items, including my young son's favorite vine ripe vegetable salad. The signature chocolate mints are now their own brand and much smaller. And the bread now comes in small pieces, a fraction of what it used to be. I don't know, it's just gone from sort of charming to another "meh" chain standby. Oh, and lunch service was very slow."
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "The food was great! The service made it even better. Will definitely return. Dinner for four, drinks, appetizers, most fairly priced dinner I've ever had in a while. Seats are limited so get there before 7pm."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "Wonderful berry and fig salad with goat cheese, very light and refreshing."
    Dined on 3/10/2013
  • "I love The Bistro for lunch. I do find it consistently hard to get the waiter's attention to order, get my food and get the bill. Food and selection are great! Staff is pleasant."
    Dined on 2/13/2013
  • "Food was good, but the wait was attrocious. We waited for 45 minutes for our food to come out. It was definitely a mood and ambiance killer."
    Dined on 1/12/2013
  • "if you are shopping, a great place to go in the Galleria. Very nice, good menu."
    Dined on 12/29/2012
  • "Excellent food and service. Also very modern atmosphere."
    Dined on 10/14/2012
  • "We had lunch there on a ladies spa/shopping day and it was a great choice. The French fries are outstanding."
    Dined on 9/22/2012
  • "We love to eat at Nordstrom Bistro but be careful that you are not over 5 minutes late for your reservation or they cancel it - shocker! No rtestaurant has ever done this, especially when you are a consistent customer and account holder. Food is consistently good, booths are a little low for dining and I am 5'6"."
    Dined on 8/3/2012
  • "The service is typically very slow (not bad, just slow, they always seem short-staffed) but the food is always excellent and it's a great place for lunch or a bite if you are in the Galleria."
    Dined on 7/25/2012