House. Wine. & Bistro
House. Wine. & Bistro

House. Wine. & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.housewineandbistro.com/
  • Phone: 9569948331x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 11:00am -10:00pm (Kitchen Closes at 10pm), Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am (Kitchen Closes at 12am), Saturday: 12:00pm-12:00am (Kitchen Closes at 12am) Sunday: CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Larry Delgado
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Private Parties, Weddings, Corporate etc.
  • Private Party Facilities: Seats 15-50
  • Private Party Contact: Lyzette Alanis 9569948331x
  • Entertainment: Live Music...Adult Contemporary Lounge Music/Coffee House

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th & 12th Street
  • Public Transit: N/A
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Back of Restaurant. Parking shared with 3 other restaurants and 2 Night Clubs.

    Valet Service: $10 (Coming Soon)
A word from House. Wine. & Bistro
house. wine. & bistro. offers a boutique wine bar & New American Bistro dining experience featuring over 100 wines, craft beers and a diverse menu of locally sourced ingredients.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
House. Wine. & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (15)special occasion (14)neighborhood gem (13)notable wine list (13)hot spot (11)good for groups (9)fit for foodies (8)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (4)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Always a delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had a great dinner and delicious seasonal drink. Dragon fruit mimosa was refreshing and tasty. Love that house.wine.bistro always had something new to introduce to the palate!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alma777
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went to the bistro to celebrate my sister's birthday this past Saturday. I'm a little picky and hard to please, but what a pleasant surprise! The food was tasty, and well presented. The ambience equally as pleasant. But most of all, kudos to Michelle our server. Talk about great service! Will definitely recommend House. Wine. & Bistro, and will definitely return. Thanks for a memorable afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Addition to McAllen
    EnjoyEatingOut
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Have not been to the valley in a few years but, eating at this restaurant made it well worth the trip. This eatery is a gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My New Favorite in McAllen
    TheRealLando
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Tried this place for the first time and I absolutely loved it! The service was over the top and the food was incredible! The butternut squash risotto is a must-try and the baked Brie can be ordered as an appetizer or dessert. A little noisy after 8 but otherwise perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Delicious food and great service! Server recommended feature of the night.. Chicken Piccata!! Yummy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outsatnding
    JCOTMO
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The experience was outstanding. The service and great food keeps us coming back for more. This is truly a gem in McAllen. Our experience at Salt was also excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!!
    Foodlover44
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had seen this restaurant a couple of times but never really stopped to try it. I am very glad I gave it a chance. The food is amazing! I loved everything! I will definitely be a recurrent customer. The service is excellent as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant evening
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Was greeted with a smile by hostess, quickly attended by server, and the food….had the ribeye...mouth watering delicious! Very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Definitely returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our group had a wonderful time! Great food! Great service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Hit & Miss on the Wines
    mc7812
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food never disappoints at House. Wine. & Bistro. It is definitely a place for foodies, you really cannot go wrong with anything on the menu from entrees to dessert. The service is also excellent without being pushy. The only two drawbacks in my experience was that when the wine arrived, one of our glasses was filled with chunks of the cork. After trying four different kinds of wine, only one tasted amazing and the others seemed to have a cheap taste and appearance. The noise level was another issue. The restaurant was already pretty loud and we were seated directly under a speaker in the corner which made conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable
    TandM
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Daniel made absolutely certain that we would remember or 15th anniversary at HWB. Thank you for all the extra effort, all the way down to the creamed corn. You'll have to ask Daniel about that.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 34 reviews are from the House. Wine. & Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great time, but reeeeally loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good service and great food, but because we were a party of nine, we were seated at a gigantic round table that would have seemed at home in King Arthur's castle. The live music was actually pretty decent, but turned up so loud that conversation with anyone that wasn't to your left or right required constant repeating or yelling. Did I mention the gigantic round table? If you were to sit at that behemoth of a table, the person sitting opposite you would be in a different zip code. Our server was courteous and helpful, and the ladies appreciated the wine list. The grass-fed ribeye had great flavor and was cooked perfectly, and the flatbread appetizers were tasty, as well. Avoid the round table!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot
    food4me
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    If you are looking for that place to take your special someone or hang out with a group of friends or colleagues, this is it. Fantastic personable staff, great atmosphere and the food is some of the best. It is easy to find, but hard to forget. Can get a little noisy, but that is part of what makes this such a great spot. If you do not go here, you have deprived yourself of a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    chefmark
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The service is remarkable! Our servers knowledge of the menu was quite extensive and down right impressive, that is something no other restaurant has done in my experience. The food, there are no words to describe how amazing the ahi tuna was. It was so beautiful, I wanted to cry. Im going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    canuckian
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Loved this hidden jem. Food was great and service supper. Keep it up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great selection, everything
    Jbetancourt
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great selection, everything we ordered was exquisite. The food is terrific, for dessert we had the Arnold Palmer which has been one of the best desserts I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So far we've never been disappointe
    AngieRDH
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    So far we've never been disappointed with our overall experience :)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I wouldn't have known this place was in town if it weren't for Open Table. What a great restaurant! The pork belly was awesome. Cooked the way it is supposed to be. So good I went back 2 nights in a row!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was a bit slow and
    norma
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Service was a bit slow and waitress unfortunately didn't offer type of service attention you expect in a place like this. Our bill came when we had asked to see dessert menu. That took some time and then when bill came both tickets were charged on same account. Minot flubs but shouldn't happen in upscale dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun Night of Fasting!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I am the quiet type person, I don't like having to yell in order to talk to a person less than 12 " away from. Upon entering the establishment it was as to be expected for a wine theme. The decor was dead on right though the paintings on the walls were not so much along the theme as in wine is usually vineyards and such. I do not recall where Mexican artist theme with lizards and odd colors come into place. Prices are for at least myself were very expensive considering the meal received. I personally ordered the lamb chops and hand down bowing to the chef as they had explosive amounts of flavor but the portion is not what you would expect for the most expensive menu item at $28 for 6 silver dollar pieces of meat...so much more to write.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, but.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    No acoustics. Server has to tell at customer and vice versa to even order.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a very good place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Overall a very good place to go. It is a nice place to take your love one for a special ocassion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    ACCharleston
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We loved this place! We got a gift card from friends. We did not know what kind of place this would be... We had the best service and the atmosphere was really cool. The food was awesome... We loved it all... You should try this place out for sure.:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Date
    ValentinesDate
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was my second time dining at House, Wine and Bistro. From the moment you walk in you are greeted by friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff. On both occasions my girlfriend and I have gone with the waiters recommendation and had an impeccable meal, wine and dessert. I couldn't possibly say enough good things about the experience. I highly recommend making the reservation using Open Table. On our first date we waited approximately three minutes to be seated and on Valentine's Day we waited no more than a minute, great experience. If there were anything negative, I would have to say, It's a bit noisy but not to the point where you can't hear or hold a conversation. Outstanding overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    CastleVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We keep going back for more! The beef from the McAllen ranch is excellent (grass fed). We've been there with our 3 year old and have always been treated exceptionally well and were very comfortable. The noise level is energetic but you can still have a conversation with a table of 6. Their wine is reasonably priced and their happy hour prices are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    mc76
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We have never been disappointed with House Wine. Great food, great ambiance. The best place for an evening with your spouse . Look forward to going back again to trying a new dish. The Pesca Risotto was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait
    waiting
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    the wait was horrible and i had reservations. I added 2 guests an hour before and they said there will be a short wait, which was perfectly okay. We then waited a whole 1 and 15 mins to get seated then about 10 mins to get our waiter. He was okay he was always gone. We finally ordered at around 9:40pm received our food about 10:30. It was horrible. The food was amazing! I would go again because this was the first time i had a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud
    Poiuy
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    maybe lower down the volume so no one needs to yell
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So so service
    LuvFood
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    A little disappointed with service that evening. Our server looked busy and we noticed. Food and drinks were very good. BF is very finicky & he loved his meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There was a vert long wait
    Ferita23
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    There was a vert long wait , but we had a reservation and we got seated ver fast, great service, everything was great , it was my friends first visit , they were amazed by the food..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • J-wow
    Jwow
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We had a great time and the food was fantastic. More menu items for kids would be good for a lunch date. Wish we could've relaxed longer but we had somewhere else to be. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My date enjoyed the food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    My date enjoyed the food and like the energy of the crowd and customer service was excellent, I will surely eat here again, when in town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with my besties!
    Ladybug
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    This was the second time we have been there as a group and it was really great! Food and drinks were teriffic and staff was really attentive to our needs!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was all good but the
    njd1VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Food was all good but the star was the lb chop with blue cheese sauce- to die for!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Gr8tfood
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    What a great experience!! We alway enjoy the great food and EXCELLENT staff. Everyone works so well together, they make us feel like the only guests even when the restaurant is full. Thank you for giving us a memorable experience very time we have dinner with you. It feels like one large family.... It is our privilege to visit House Wine, Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Place
    RulIto
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    This was a great place to change the "traditional" vibe from a city such as Mcallen. We tried Lamb Chops (the homemade and Confited Duck, both were great!!!. The service was also great, and the reservation on time. We would definitely come back, eventhpugh is a little noisy we enjoyed every moment. Two thumns up.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Night - Dec 5,2013
    LikeItHaute
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    To dine at House, Wine & Bistro is a gastronomic education for all your papillae; taste buds, across deep South Texas,demand the experience! The words "sensational" and "ambiance" are no longer catacombed in the depths of Merriam Webster's dictionary, nor do they remain strangers--they are alive, very well acquainted and coalesce to create an atmosphere unlike any other at this bistro. Hostess, server--nay, the entire staff--operate on a level of perfection and synchronicity that would reduce an atomic clock to a sun dial. Alive, vibrant, precisely executed and a departure from the "usual fare" only begin to describe the food. Wine? A sommelier would approve! Please, invest in this education and graduate onto new culinary heights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best Places in McAllen
    sulmxVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Great consistent Service, food and wine list. Definitely a great place in McAllen to go out just for wine and appetizers or for a great dinner, though my favorite is to order several appetizers with a great wine and share with my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The bacon donut is amazing!
    signoret76VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    The place, the food and the ambiance is great. The bacon donut dessert is just amazing. Just the right combination of salt and sweet. Try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    blondie
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    I wanted a place that was quiet and romantic for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend and this place was perfect. I had by far the best ribeye ever! I am definitely coming here again (: service was amazing, people constantly were coming around filling our drinks. BEST PLACE IN THE VALLEY!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.