Georges Bistro
Georges Bistro

Georges Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.georgesbistrohouston.com/
  • Phone: 8328310921x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Georges Guy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Taft and Baggby
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Georges Bistro
Monique and Georges owned Chez Georges restaurant in Kirkwood and Westheimer for 13 years. They opened Bistro Provence in 1998, and in 2002 they turned it over to their son Jean-Philippe and his wife Genevieve. Afterwards, they opened 7 more restaurants including Bistro Don Camillo, Café la Brocante, and Bistro des Arts.

Chef Georges first opened Chez Georges at this location in 2005. After a short break from the business, he decided to return and reopen as Georges Bistro and feature very traditional cuisine from the French countryside. His menu options include escargot, pâtés, foie gras médallions, andouillette, quenelle, magret de canard, rabbit stew, baba au rhum, and crèpes suzette.
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Georges Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (36)fit for foodies (35)special occasion (35)neighborhood gem (34)notable wine list (25)good for groups (8)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Very good, comfort French food
    Luv2eatwell
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is a restaurant you want to go on a regular basis to satisfy your craving for a good and comfort French food. The food, service and ambience are all just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George's Bistro
    Frenchfoody
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I consider George's the best French Bistro in Houston, and I have been to all of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Jaye
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've been several times now. Monique is great and has always been helpful for the wine list, especially considering my poor knowledge of French wines. Victoria has been our waitress every time and was also very helpful and sweet. The food is old country style French food and is absolutely delicious. They feature well known French favorites as well as a few specialties such as the Quenelle (a snapper prepared with a mousse like texture) and the Andouillette (house made sausage!). We tried both on our first visit and my wife has kept on ordering the Quenelle since. Overall, we have been quite well taken care of and left happy every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French Fare
    Roms
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Located in an old house, which adds to a nice dining experience. Excellent service. Food was very good, but not excellent. Poor parking availability - make use of their valet parking.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went for HRW but ended up just ordering off the menu. The fois gras terrine was excellent and mussels were good. Our entrees of Duck Confit Cassoulet and Seafood Quenelle were both wonderful! Our dessert of Honey Lavender Creme Brulee was good as well. Will definitely go back for the fois gras, duck confit and the quenelle...our favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, deplorable service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I don't have enough space here to explain the entire debacle. Suffice to say that the food was very very good, and our waitress went out of her way to help with a terrible experience. But Mrs. Georges ruined our experience by twice insulting my dad's intelligence -- once over a corked bottle of wine, and later over a steak that was not cooked to his clearly stated preference. We were treated like idiots, like people who had never ordered a bottle of wine or a steak before. Insulting and inexcusable. We will never ever go back, and we will tell everyone we know about our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pistacho
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was outstanding. The service was attentive and helpfull The ambience was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week/ month
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is the second time we visited Georges Bistro. It is a family-run French restaurant. As a group of three, we were able to try all the options for the three courses. The first course was the best. The vegetable terrine was unexpectedly good. Unfortunately the service is typical for a family business: while cordial, sometimes hard to find. Despite the service, it is the food for which we will coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing restaurant!
    ML234VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    What a gem of a French restaurant! We went here to celebrate my mom's birthday. The atmosphere is so charming and the food could not be more delicious! Very authentic French fare and the family that owns the restaurant is lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High quality traditional French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Beautiful presentation of traditional gourmet French food, delicious and carefully prepared. It is located in a lovely old house with tables in each room. The whole ambiance is one of intimacy and fine dining where you can actually carry on a good conversation -- and hear each other easily. The service isn't rushed so diners can appreciate each dish instead of being pressed to finish at a certain time so someone else can have the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic French
    Sadi
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Was referred to this restauran by a French friend, and told it was were French Houstonites eat. I now vouch for that. Monique was very attentive, the wine list is surprising, but the food was amazing. I had the veal kidney in mustard sauce, which was delicious, and my wife had the filet in peppercorn sauce, which was succulent. However, word of advice, leave space for the huge, divine deserts. A unexpected, but most welcome surprise came when I received the bill and found it modest in comparison with the quality of the food and service. I recommend this restaurant and will most definitely add to my usual places list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely setting for Lyon cuisine
    TravelerTrish
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This old house seems more comfortable as Georges French bistro than it did as the meat centric Feast. Parking is very limited so plan to make use of the available valet. We ordered off the HRW menu. Vegetable terrine was refreshing during hot weather but could do with more color. Very generous portion of the house smoked salmon. Table behind us raved about their escargot. Rabbit was rich and tender. Nicely cooked steak came in a substantial pool of cream sauce. Wine list was excellent. Our server was very pleasant and eager but young and inexperienced. We'll give this another try when cooler temperatures arrive as many of the attractive menu items seemed to go better with fall weather.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but expensive
    pyct
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    fine food, we had a good time, but quite expensive experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Intimate Setting
    enjoyamealVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great French find! We started with the rillettes of pork and duck pate - . The French onion soup was wonderfully flavorful and the rack of lamb, tender with a slightly crunchy coating. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnifique
    MagnificentVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Outstanding serivce by Victoria and Monique. Fabulous food by Chef George. A terrific dining experience. Fresh ingredients from their garden. All dishes are well prepared. Congratulations to Chef George!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great French Food
    TomP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    George Guy has been cooking great French food in Houston for over 20 years. He has brought his culinary magic to Montrose. His Snapper Quenelle is unique to Houston and should not be missed. It is heavenly. Pair it with very good reasonably priced French wine and you will be in heaven. Save room for a great French dessert though. You may even want to eat you first snail here. George's are great. Say hello to George while you are here, he will really be the one cooking your food! His wife Monique manages the restaurant and his granddaughter often waits tables, so it truly is a family affair.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent food and service. We had everything on the special menu and love all of them. We will definitely go back and try the items on regular menu next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic French cuisine by a master
    Rhoneman
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Chef George Guy has spent his life at the stove preparing great French cuisine that is worth a flight back from Paris. We have dined at his restaurants for over 20 years and have always been delighted by the food and the welcoming and professional service of wife Monique and her dining room staff.The finest ingredients are used in preparing dishes that showcase their quality. Consistently a great evening out and perfect for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No fuss. No fanfare. Just great.
    SAPDA
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We am so tired of all the new restaurants that open up in Houston where the chefs try to convince you that traditional cuisine is out and that fusion of absolutely incompatible foods and styles is the latest and greatest and the food writers give rave reviews to these charlatans. We want to eat good food that is recognizable and properly prepared and which leaves you feeling very satisfied and neither hungry nor stuffed. Georges Bistro fits that description.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • France in lower Westheimer
    luvmyvittles
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Wonderful food and service. The owner's grand daughter had an excellent knowledge of the food and wines to accompany. The restaurant is in an old house that has been beautifully redone with charm and grace. The only problem, as with almost all lower Westheimer restaurants, is a lack adequate of on site parking so a valet is necessary if you drive there but he was very careful and no speed demon. Looking forward to going for supper again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charmingly unique
    EKHouston
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Pretty, romantic, intimate, and warm. Every seat is a window seat! The dining room is flooded with natural light until the sun goes down, then it's softly and warmly lit. All the wood just glows. Victoria, the granddaughter of the owners, provided the service, and she was wonderful, helping guide us to excellent choices. Duck and pork rillette and French onion soup were both delicious. Red snapper with fennel was light and complex and memorable. A poached organic peach with cream cake made a perfect finish. We'll be back, and I've already recommended Georges to friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Tobacia7
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I had my anniversary there and it was amazing . George is a sensational chef and Monique is a stupendous host!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic french Food
    Ram2VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Georges Bistro is located in the old Feast location and was a very pleasant find. It seems like a family run restaurant with outstanding food. Service was a little slow because they didn't expect the number of diners they had but overall a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at its best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was, as one would expect from a chef like George Guy, outstanding. The ambience was very European, especially in regard to the setting and the professional manner in which it was served. The menu selection was difficult only because it offer so many good choices. Finally, the service was excellent and pleasantly anticipatory. We found it a delightful place to spend the evening enjoying good food and wine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Traditional French
    BruceVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Everything was well up to par. A limited but reasonable wine selection, great specials and standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The ambience was great as was the dinner. I would go back time and time again! Loved the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent specials
    txchicVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had the rabbit stew and seafood special. Both were fantastic. Also the Salade "Mausanne" is one of our favorite salads. The goat cheese medallions are the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fathers Day
    Bobby1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My wife and I went to George's for Fathers Day. This was our first visit and was an excellent choice. The menu was set but was outstanding! I had the beef loin in peppercorn sauce and my wife had fish cooked in parchment. Every aspect of this visit was outstanding and then came dessert! To die for ! Sherbet ,cream and a raspberry sauce . Can't wait go back and check out the full menu!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent French Fare
    wills
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The Saumon Marine, Moules Farcies Setoise, Magret de Canard AUx Confit d'Orange were all delicious and hearty examples of classic French dishes. The portions were more than generous. The matron of the house chose the wine for us and did an outstanding job. Rene our server was charming. The creme brulee au miel et lavande was outstanding Overall, the cuisine is classic french fare that really hits the bullseye on the savory richness of French cuisine without going overboard in an orgy of flavors which is not uncommon at more modern french bistro's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh, delicious food
    txchicVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The foie gras was the best I ever had. A nice thick piece, it was cooked perfectly. My husband's salad tasted so fresh, like just-picked from the garden. My cup of bouillabaisse and my husband's cassoulet were a bit different than what we expected, but very delicious nonetheless. Specifically the bouillabaisse was more like a bisque than than full of seafood and shellfish, but the broth was flavorful. The cassoulet had a cured duck, which made it saltier than we would like, but again, tasted wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food but poor management
    Jbob
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Good food but they got part of our wrong and the manager responded rudely when we voiced our problem.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over Priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was good but it is expensive, and not worth what i paid
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality dining
    KandS
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We were with another couple, he from Norway and she from Russia, and wanted to impress them with Houston's restaurant scene. My wife is from France so she suggested we try Georges Bistro. It was a winning selection as our guests were truly impressed as were we. If you are interested in a great food experience as well as a restaurant where you do not have to scream at each other to be heard this is it.!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome back to the Guys
    Dick
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    As a long time devotee, we're glad they are back and in such nice quarters
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French fix
    Frenchie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    If you can't make it to France for a great meal, eat at Georges Bistro. It's just what you'd expect - owner/chef/family restaurant with wonderful fresh dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DCRick
    DCRickVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    This was a true gem of a find near downtown Houston. In a city known for big steaks, who would have guessed your could find classic and authentic French fare prepared with excellence? Using the Michelin rating system, I would give them the highest rating of 3 stars (i.e., worth a special trip). I indeed made an extra trip to Houston, in large measure just to eat at Georges again! When was the last time you saw quenelles on a menu (due to the degree of difficulty in preparing)? Georges were excellent, as was the pistachio encrusted rack of lamb. The wine list is also rather vast for the size of restaurant. Do yourself a favor and put this establishment at the top of your list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new spot
    Vicki
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I loved everything about George's Bistro. The escargot was super tasty and my filet was cooked to perfection. I will be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Georges Bistro reviews archive.
  • Absolutely fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    One of the best dining experiences I have ever had! The food was phenomenal, the wine was perfect and the service was impeccable. The owners were so delightful and gracious! There were five of us ladies that went there for lunch before the theater and every single one of us were astounded at how delicious every single dish was. Incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rude and Discourteous
    RootVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The restaurant decided to close without warning on the night of our reservations. When called the next day, they were extremely rude by insisting that several phone messages were left, which is entirely not true. They also hung up on me at two separate times.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mother's Day Delight
    Montrosediner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    On what is undoubtedly one of the busiest brunch days of the year, our party of five couldn't have been more pleased with the service, and the food, at George's newest dining treasure, deep in the heart of Montrose. Veal = delicious. Halibut = fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet