Great for a Romantic dinner
Shrimp and grits were yummy. Steaks were cooked perfect and very favorful.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our Entrees were very good
Our Entrees were very good and cooked to requested temperatures. The service was great, restaurant had a few technical issues with soda machine and tea but the waiter was fast and professional correcting any issue right away and making compensation for them without even being asked, which is unusual for most places. Will definitely go again, nice for a romantic dinner. Rolls are excellent also.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall my group of eight
Overall my group of eight really enjoyed our evening at Bistro Alex. The cocktails were great, we loved the cheese and meat plates for appetizers, and all of our entrees were good although seemed a bit expensive for what you get ($28 for three scallops on a handful of risotto, really?). The seafood bisque was amazing! The wine was very overpriced ($15 per glass). So, I am sure we will be back again, but not very often. I must say, the setting is absolutely beautiful!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at Bistro Alex and we LOVED IT! Everything we had tasted great, and the waiter was helpfull when we had questions. We will be back for our next special occasion.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Used a Groupon, but they still
Used a Groupon, but they still treated us as if we were paying full price. We had the 5 tomato salad, filet mignon, and white chocolate bread pudding. Everything was simply delicious! Service was excellent. I would highly recommend this place. Great bar/club next door too!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sunday jazz brunch
Spent our Easter meal here,,,,love the turtle soup, seafood bisque and fluffy eggwhite omelet. The pomegranate cheesecake was Devine! Love the live music...jazz. Singer was super
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent all around experience.
Excellent all around experience. Jesus our waiter was excellent; perfect balance between attentiveness and privacy. We were celebrating Easter Sunday as a family of 6 and our experience was outstanding.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a business meeting and
I had a business meeting and the meeting went well. Great food, great service and not too loud.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A perfectly romantic spot
When you book, ask to be served by "Elena." Rarely do you find a person who can be both attentive AND unintrusive. We started with salads, opened a bottle of wine, then enjoyed the Sashimi grade Tuna and NY Strip entrees- all of the courses were delicious. But it was the service that set the experience apart from most others. The romantic evening had the perfect feel because Elena would pass by to be sure we were never wanting for anything, but she didn't feel compelled to interrupt to ask "is there anything you need?" -- she just knew...and so we were left to experience what felt like a very private dinner.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waiter was great. He was
Waiter was great. He was very personable and let us know history of restaurant and recommended best entrees for different times of day. Also, the music was fantastic. Not sure of her name but she was incredible. Should keep her not only at brunch but evening time as well.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and good ambiance.
Good food and good ambiance. Service a little uneven but tolerable. Prices typical for type of restaurant.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We hadn't been here in a while,
We hadn't been here in a while, as we had been trying other restaurants, but it was nice to rediscover Bistro Alex. Great service and excellent food.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprised to find out that Alex Brennan was no longer affiliated with this restaurant named after him......a little weary that the hotel now owns & operates it. However, very delighted with our dinner & service. Considering how busy this place was on Saturday night, the service was quick. The drinks were delivered fast even though we were told it may take more time since the mixed drinks are served from down stairs but our waiter was great! The food was yummy, loved the beet salad & the fried oysters! All in all, a great evening.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great find
I was looking for a location for a business dinner and this place is wonderful for personal or business.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. We
Great food and service. We loved it for our anniversary!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our brunch was excellent. Loved the Croque Madame! Service was attentive, but one item did not come until we were finished with our entree. Live music was nice. I will return and recommend this restaurant to friends.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hip spot with great food
It was quiet when we arrived and never got overly busy. The food was DELICIOUS and so was the presentation. I'm not sure if the service was just a tad slow or if the server was just being overly polite. There were 5 in our party and we were all busy talking to each other, catching up, so I'd like to think she just sensed that we needed more time to decide and visit. That's the ONLY reason the service got a 4 star. It's a very modern but comfortable interior. Much like a South Beach location. I would definitely go again and recommend to friends and family. There is also free, multi story parking right next door. I did not review the wine list. The bar downstairs was closed but I would assume it would be very vibrant when open.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience overall was
Our experience overall was great. Decor is sharp and modern. Service was good and the food was outstanding. Everything had great flavor and the portions were just right. Not the tiny meals you get some places. Only drawback was the band playing in the bar next door. Couldn't miss the noise coming through the glass walls.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although it was very busy,
Although it was very busy, the waiters were super kind, efficient and nice!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a tasty lunch, high-priced for our budget, but we were entertaining a friend on her birthday; we splurged. Appetizer and entrees were great; desserts ordinary (is Tres Leches on every menu in Houston?) Our personable server was not overly competent. When he brought our food, he had no idea who ordered what. When 3 people order $120 worth of food, I expect impeccable service, especially since we were the only diners in the restaurant. Having a computer problem, the server went for the manager to help print our check. It took him 25 minutes to find the manager. I was fit to be tied. The manager, however, only charged us half. That's service that makes you want to return. This was our second trip there, and it won't be our last.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an early dinner before going to Country Playhouse for their second to last production before closing for a complete rebuild. It was a delightful experience! Since it was early, there were only a few other diners, which made it very quiet, and there was no one competing for the attention of our waiter. He suggested -- and we decided to try -- the new-to-the-restaurant sous vide strip steak. It was amazingly tender and delicious!
Since we live in Midtown and don't often dine that far outside the Loop, we are not likely to try BistroAlex again soon; after all Brennan's is in walking distance of our home; but we are looking forward to the reopening of Country Playhouse in 2014 so we can try BistroAlex again.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was impeccable. The food was very, very well prepared. I am incredibly picky about everything and I really enjoyed our visit to The Bistro. The waiter recommended a great wine, which I enjoyed very much. I highly recommend this restaurant as a great place to unwind and relax with a great meal. The Bisto is quiet and the seating is private enough to be romantic, but not so much that you will be uncomfortable having dinner with friends.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some old friends and I gathered for a celebratory lunch. We were extremely pleased by the serenity of the restaurant. No noise and no children. We were able to catch up, reminisce, and celebrate without having to elevate our voices above the music and crowd. The food and service were outstanding. The Bistro is a well-kept secret. I don't want to spoil its charm and appeal by saying it wasn't too crowded, which is what we found most appealing.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
All-around lovely lunch!
My husband and I enjoyed coming to The Bistro for a Restaurant Week Lunch. Nice menu choice and the service was quite good. Tall ceilings and attractive decor. Free valet parking was a bonus! We would recommend as a place for just a really pleasant dining experience.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice brunch.
Had a great sunday brunch. I had worried that the The Sorella omelette with Egg whites, spinach and Chicken might be dry, but is was actually very succulent and tasty. Live light jazz band playing in background. Really classy.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Disappointing but not at all bad!
Just not sure if it was the boisterous intrusion manifest by party goers in the adjacent bar--just did not feel that special. Service was excellent and food was quite good just not up there with the best in Houston. No standouts on the menu and all four entres and all four appetizers we had were all solid. I suppose I was hoping that the Brennan family's reputation would be bolstered here not just sustained.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have drinks on the rooftop
The only thing I regret is that it was about 100 degrees outside and a bit too sticky to have a drink outside on the roof. Would have loved to finish off the evening with a cocktail, will do so in the fall. Good food (I wish I'd ordered the steak, my friend lucked out with the NY Strip on a bed of yummy mashed potatoes with balsamic onions).
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
To Dine For
Hotel Sorella never fails - I've had brunch and dinner there and it's always delicious and we always have great service. This year we had our family Thanksgiving meal and we enjoyed a four-course meal that included butternut squash bisque, crab cakes, carved turkey feast with all the fixings, then had a delicious homemade pumpkin pie. Our server was very charming and the ambiance was family friendly, but nice and quiet.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM