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Mockingbird Bistro
Mockingbird Bistro

Mockingbird Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mockingbirdbistro.com
  • Phone: (713) 533-0200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 2:00pm
    Dinner:Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: John Sheely
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Rolando Angel at 713-533-0200.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McDuffie
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is complimentary.
A word from Mockingbird Bistro
Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar combines Sheely’s Texas roots with a style of cooking that he knows well, that of the Riviera, specifically the French Riviera. At Mockingbird, the feel of the menu is "country-French-meets-American-market." Sheely updates the menu seasonally to take advantage of the ingredients available at-market, as well as to give him the freedom to exercise his creativity.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "The place was busy. We were greeted right away and they were nice. Went to the bar before getting seated, but nobody paid attention to us. It happened to other people there as well. I understand they were busy, but they were so busy they looked upset, even at each other. Good thing we got seated about 10 minutes after we went to the bar. Service was good but not outstanding. The waiter looked like he had more to learn. The food was very good. My wife and I were able to have good conversation while we ate. I have been wanting to come here for over a year now. I am glad we did, but we will keep trying new places. You have to WOW your customers with good service and good food."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My husband and I dined there for Houston restaurant week. Food was very good- not outstanding. Service was great ! I would go again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My daughter and I enjoyed a very nice lunch here. The service was great and we were glad they offered vegetarian options as she does not eat meat. The food was presented simply and beautifully. We will be back for sure."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Our group of five had a wonderful time at lunch during Houston Restaurant Weeks. Mockingbird Bistro went above and beyond what any diner would expect from a Houston Restautant Weeks lunch menu. My steak was incredible... the fries and aoli the best. The flourless chocolate cake was simply divine. We left with no doggie bags because we could not stop eating... no leftovers. It was our first time there, but not our last. Thank you, MBB, for participating in this August fundraiser."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great HRW menu. Took a group from work for lunch. My vegetarian raved about the selections available and the fantastic flavor of the food. Everyone was very impressed and this will be a new lunch rotation for us"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I ate here for the first time during Houston Restaurant Weeks. I was so pleased to discover that Mockingbird Bistro does put their best foot forward during this month. I use the Restaurant Weeks to try restaurants that have been 'on my list' to see if I would like to return. I've found (unfortunately) that some restaurants do not make their best effort during Restaurant Weeks and because of that some restaurants that I used to frequent no longer get my business. I'm very happy to report that I was delighted with the menu offerings that MB had and the food, service and decor were excellent. Mockingbird, you've earned a new regular customer!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I have been going to mockingbird bistro for about a year now, and I have never been disappointed. I took my girlfriend there last night for a romantic dinner. The food was wonderful, the service was perfect, and the atmosphere was great for a quiet, romantic evening for two. Would definitely recommend the restaurant for any occasion. The happy hour cocktails are great, and so is the bar food."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I randomly chose this restaurant from the Restaurant Week list and it was a great choice. The food was delicious and the service staff was very attentive. The wedge salad was the best I'd ever had. I would recommend this place to celebrate important occasions or a nice date night"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went with a group of 4 guys and everyone loved every single bit of the lunch. From the bread basket to the immaculate service, everything was spot on. I had the Gazpacha, pasta and cheese cake and everything was done just right. Got to try some of the sliced steak which was amazing and was a good sized portion too. Chicken was well cooked and the guys couldn't stop raving about the VEGGIES! Overall one of the best value meals i've ever had. Will definitely make a trip back for the regular menu."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Fine food, within the drive-able distance from work. Nice hidden gem"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Love this restaurant - and the salmon dish I had was probably the most wonderful fish dinner I've ever had . Fabulous! And with their participation in Houston's Restaurant Week a $7 donation was made to the Food Bank. Always consistent - a bit pricey - but a wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The gazpacho, although a little on the sweet side which was a novelty, was very good. The vegetable plate was awesome. The desserts were all wonderful, but the Flourless chocolate Cake was the best. Being vegetarian and diabetic, I would have preferred more gazpacho and veggies and a smaller piece of cake, but overall the portions were fine. My companion had the NY strip steak and said it was delicious, but her only vegetable was French fries, which we though a little odd. There were some mushrooms on the plate, but no other vegetables."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This was my first time at Mockingbird Bistro; I don't know how I've been missing this place! I went with a friend for a girl's night out dinner. We were seated immediately (we had a reservation), the foos was amazing, service was spot on, they have a great wine list, and I loved the decor. It was a little pricey, but it was worth every penny, in my opinion. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Wether it is a romantic, general, or business lunch, this location is great. The food came out perfect and service was second to none. I will definetly be back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Always a pleasant experience at this restaurant. From the food, to the cocktails and from the ambience to the friendly, knowledgable service, this place is a true gem."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Only critic : They announced they are doing HRW for lunch and don't do it on Sundays ..."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Shared a very nice evening out with good friends. Kobe beef burger was exceptional, seared scallops were great too!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Lunch for my friend's bday was great. Outstanding food, wine and service with Joe. Will definitely be back for special occasion or just because. Love mockingbird!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Loved the restaurant weeks lunch menu. Great deserts!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great menu for the Houston Food Bank Restaurant Weeks pick. First time there and will be back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "we had picked this place for a goodbye lunch-although service was lovely the food disappointed. Overcooked fish and a entree salad of less than average size. prices were not in line with this quality."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I got all dressed up and were looking for a nice restaurant. We found it at the Mockingbird Bistro. The staff was wonderful and we were seated immediately. They serve local bread with great pesto and olive oil and their wine menu was impressive. Although the menu seemed pricey the food was worth every penny. I doubt you can go wrong with anything on their menu. The chicken was so good I almost shed a tear after my first bite. Everything was cooked to perfection and the flavors were enchanting. I gave this restaurant 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6! We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Spot on service, good food, nice atmosphere.... Bring an overflowing pocketbook, but it's well worth it!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The music was load and irritating. Didn't fit the mood of the dining experience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I took my blind date to the Mockingbird Bistro 10 years ago. It made a great impression then, she became my wife and it made a great impression last Saturday night! Thank you MB!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Went to celebrate my husbands promotion. His steak was delicious, and my halibut was yummy. Service was wonderful and the restaurant gave us two free truffles to make the celebration complete. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our family had brunch at Mockingbird for the first time in a while, but were reassured to see that time has treated this Houston favorite well. The food was excellent -- my ruby trout was delicious and our daughter's mushroom risotto was superb. The service couldn't have been better, attentive without being overbearing. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience and we'll be back soon."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The service was EXCELLENT and the food outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there. We hadn't been in a while and it was just as we remembered."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Mockingbird Bistro was a great dining experience for my group. They seated us on time, the service was outstanding, and the food was great. Everyone in the group was quite pleased with their respective food selections. I highly recommend the onion soup along with the scallops."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I never cease to be amazed at mockingbird. My favorite restaurant continues to deliver impeccable service and incredible food. We visited the restaurant with co-workers from out of town and the experience was everything I have come to expect."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Whenever I get a chance to visit Houston, usually more than once a year I make this my first choice for dinning. I am often traveling alone and they do a wonderful job making me feel comfortable. Not to mention that the food is meticulously prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Pleasant staff, but food is while tasty and presented nicely awfully overpriced"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food was good and not too loud. The wine selection was extensive. The beet salad was great and the mussel appetizer had just the right amount of spice. Only a few food woes- although the scallops were cooked well, great crust and good texture, they were paired with a celeriac and apple puree (tasty). The textures were too similar and mushy in your mouth. The special NY strip was a little tough, however the mushroom risotto was delicious. These were just a few minor things. Overall, the food/wine, service, and ambiance of this restaurant was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Having only been here once and it during restaurant week with a prix fixe menu, we wanted to give it a try on a quiet night. In a sea of $25 plate places in Houston, it's hard to give MBB 5 stars when they have similar items but for $10 more. Everything was on par for the entrees at any number of places like Eleven XI, La Vista, or Provisions. Just for, well, an older audience. I love the location and decor. Well executed and plated. If it was $25 a plate like everywhere else, I'd add it to the rotation."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great service, smiley people, good timing with my order. And... Delicious bread :)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Sometimes, my wife and I have to make an excuse to go back. It is a special occasion place. However, it is hands down the best experience in town. The service, menu, and quality are exceptional."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We found this place online as we were looking for a place to have our anniversary dinner. What a find! Drinks were well made and actually interesting. The food was memorable and everything was delicious. Any restaurant where you can get hot and cold foie has to be good. You have to eat here!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Mockingbird Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants in town. Not only is the food excellent, but the wine list and the service are equally as good. We like a quiet spot where conversation is possible without screaming. The ambience is elegant and any experience at Mockingbird Bistro leaves you feeling fulfilled."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • " This is the perfect place to take a client. Impeccable service. Delicious food. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was a great place! Great service, great atmosphere, very romantic. Ate here with another couple, and we all were treated very well. Very beautiful interior. The staff took great care in setting the mood. Excellent service, and a foodie's paradise. Would definitely recommend for an intimate date night."
    Dined on 6/21/2014