Kris Bistro & Wine Lounge
Great food and atmosphere!!The presentation and taste of the food at Kris Bistro is by far one of the best in all of Houston. There are several great places to eat in Houston and we absolutely love this hidden gem!!! Cheers!!!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe location is not exactlyThe location is not exactly ideal.
But once you enter the culinary institute,the whole atmosphere changes.
The staff is very friendly and the food is delicious.
The wine list is reasonable.
All in all it was a wonderful experience.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great experineceThis was our second time dining at Kris Bistro. The food was great, The service great also. Some inexperience was noted in a few of the servers but then it is a school and there was always someone there to back them up, and done so very discretely. I had the hanger steak and tried to scoop up every bit of the sauce. My wife had lamb two ways and she loved it. The wine was delicious, a Calif. Pinot Noir. One of our guests prefers beer so their list of specialty beers is a very nice touch. Eating at a culinary school is a fun and delicious experience. Everyone seems to be happy to work there. The ambiance is relaxing. Definitely one to return to soon.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat French CuisineLoved the quality of the food - fine, delicate, fresh and local products.
The seeting is not the most romantic, but it is pleasant nonetheless.
You can see the cooks actually preparing the dishes - this is a culinary institute.
As a french expatriate, I just loved the place, it really reminded me of home, unlike most of the french restaurants in Houston. This one is the real deal.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat impressionsMy guest was so impressed with lunch that he took menus back to his firm to share. He plan to recommend for a great place to take clients. Also interested in cooking classes for he and his daughter.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant surpriseThe food was creative, fresh, and delicious! I did not know this was a culinary school when booking the reservations. When driving up, we almost decided to go somewhere else, but I'm so happy we went in. The wine list was great, but the prices were a very pleasant surprise. Most would have charged much more. If you are looking for something different to take guest to, with excellent food, you simply must try Kris!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Seafood NormandyExcellent Seafood Normandy and foi gras. Excellent selection of wines paired with wonderful food at very reasonable prices. Suggested wine pairings are helpful.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent...as usualThis was the fourth time we had been to Kris Bistro and the food, service, ambiance was all excellent as usual. We continue to go back and bring different friends each time because we want them to experience the incredible venue!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMthis was great value. Friendsthis was great value. Friends had recommended this highly but since the food is prepared by Culinary Institute students and the dining room is on the premises of the CI, we weren't sure what to expect. This exceeded our expectations. Foie gras for $12!!! (though it could have used a few more cherries to cut the richness). The rilettes and pate were very good as well. Seafood Normande was delicate and delicious. I used a spoon to get every bit of the sauce. Wine pairings were a plus. Desserts were good though we're not sweet eaters. service was excellent and decor was lovely. although this is off the beaten path for us, we plan to return.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM1 of best French restaurants in TXGreat food and great value. Each course (they were 5) was delicious and would not harm dramatically
our waist line.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA gemA very interesting place. Off of I-45 and cross-timbers, neighborhood, not exactly trendy, but parking was secure felt safe. Associated with Culinary Institute, you could tell a lot of care went into the food - just outstanding. Everything prepared to perfection, all fresh ingredients. Table service was excellent, and except for a slightly loud noise level on a crowded night, ambience was perfect. I was told by the waiter it was unusually crowded. Only thing less than perfection was a cup of decaf coffee I had with the desert - I found it a little weak. The prices were very reasonable for top quality food. Will definitely go again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat EveningMy wife and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at Kris Bistro. It was a great choice, as we truly enjoyed our evening. The attention to detail in the confirmation call was certainly an indication that I made a good choice in selecting the restaurant. That proved to be true as the food was great. Very flavorful and well prepared. Our server’s recommendations did not disappoint. We were very happy with our dishes. Unfortunately we were pressed for time that evening and had to cut our dinner short, taking our desserts to go. Prior to leaving, however, the staff prepared a dish in celebration of our anniversary. It was a nice touch to cap off an enjoyable evening. My wife is already asking when we can go back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took a foodie nine yearWe took a foodie nine year old grandkid here for his birthday. It was FANTASTIC. Not just the excellent dinner...he toured the kitchens twice, got a paper toque just like the students wear and piped some icing in the pastry kitchen. Everyone made him feel sooo special. He will remember this special occasion a long time and WE will never forget it! Thanks Kris, and all your staff.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMStuck in one of the worstStuck in one of the worst parts of Houston - Kris Bistro is an undiscovered gem. It is a French Restaurant located in the Culinary Institute LeNotre. It is a full restaurant located inside of the school. Easter brunch was great. Value was outstanding. Venture out to the 3rd ward and perpare yourself for a grand meal. Also check out the cooking classes open to the public.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experience.Wonderful dining experience. Lunch was a special treat watching the culinary students do food preparation. The food was delicious served by a friendly, attentive staff. I will return to try more dishes.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM