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Georges Bistro
Georges Bistro

Georges Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.georgesbistrohouston.com
  • Phone: (832) 831-0921
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had my anniversary there and it was amazing . George is a sensational chef and Monique is a stupendous host!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Everything was well up to par. A limited but reasonable wine selection, great specials and standards."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The ambience was great as was the dinner. I would go back time and time again! Loved the experience!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Good food but they got part of our wrong and the manager responded rudely when we voiced our problem."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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.!!! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "As a long time devotee, we're glad they are back and in such nice quarters"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was wonderful! Waiter was top notch and very entertaining!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great ambiance, nice wine, and very good food. Warm oysters were outstanding, and cassoulet was good if a bit salty. Our server was excellent with suggestions. Will definitely go again. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "If you enjoy old style, rich French cuisine, this is the place for you. GREAT orange souffle for dessert! Rolls were heavy and chewy - please consider using a good baguette! Also, portions are very, very large - there was no way I could finish my duck breast. There weren't enough servers the night we were there, so it was a bit slow and off. However, owner was quick to keep our wine glasses filled. LOVE the ambience!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Old school french food that reminded me of meals in France. Quiet, traditional, and homey. So glad the owners have returned to their old stomping grounds. We WILL be back!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious and dessert was marvelous. The setting is quaint with antiques. The space is not for the handicapped, however. There are a lot of stairs and no ramps."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. Plan to go there for Mother's Day Brunch."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Georges Bistro has great French country food - primarily Provence/Lyonnais, a nice French country atmosphere and good service. The wine list has a good selection of French wines. The biggest problem here is parking. There is very little and valet parking is required. Unfortunately, an otherwise nice dinner was ruined by an incompetent valet parker. He parked our recently cleaned car across the street by a puddle that was hit by every car going by on Westheimer and when he brought our car after dinner, it looked like it had not been cleaned in months. He just shrugged his shoulders like - "that's life" and offered no real apology or car wash offer. The valet needs to avoid situations where customer's cars are trashed. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Georges's Bistro is fantastic or as they say in France, C'est Fantastique. The ambiance, the genuine country French cuisine, and Georges, Monique, and Victoria provide a very memorable dining experience, as does dining on Limoges china. This is a jewel in the Houston dining scene."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took my significant other here for dinner recently. The food and service were great. We especially enjoyed the filet mignon and the puff pastry dessert. The restaurant is decorated in a warm, French country look that is very comfortable and inviting. The staff were attentive. We had a great evening there."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch at Georges Bistro within a few days after they opened. Georges and his wife Monique were incredibly hospitable and friendly. We loved every dish we tried. We had the Duck Rillette, Onion Soup, Escargot, Duck Breast in Orange Sauce and Duck Leg Cassoulet. The Cassoulet really stood out. Desserts were wonderful as well. They have a small but very good wine list. The restaurant is in a nice little house with a rustic French feel. Seating is comfortable and the service terrific. We look forward to returning many more times."
    Dined on 4/6/2014