I was a little worried given some of the reviews, but Julia's Bistro was a pleasant surprise and a great place for us to have a good Friday night dinner. They are set up a little different from other restaurants in that you get to pick the sides you get with your entree. Their chipotle mashed potatoes were so good! For entrees, I had the scallops which were cooked very well and flavorful. The sauce definitely had a lot of saffron, which at times was a little overwhelming, but it was still a very good dish. My husband had the filet, which was cooked to his liking and very flavorful. Their bread pudding was a great dessert, though the ice cream was all melted! The service was very friendly and willing to answer questions.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is the perfect little
This is the perfect little spot to enjoy a quiet dinner with that special someone. The pecan crusted snapper and lobster bisque was superb! I will definitely dine here again.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
My only comment is that the
My only comment is that the chairs are not very comfortable. However the food, service, atmosphere, drinks, and overall experience keeps me coming back again and again! But the chairs make it hard to stay too long.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were headed to the theatre and needed prompt service. The service and food was excellent. We made it to the show at the Ensemble Theatre (across the street) in record time.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a return visit after
This was a return visit after a very long time. Had the opotunity to ride the train from the medical center on a lark. Appetizers fried oysters and ceviche were outstanding. Plantain crusted snap-per wnderful and large enough portion to share.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Nice Find All Over Again!
This is an all-around great place! I'd be back more often if Houston didn't have so many wonderful places to eat! I guess I'll just have to work out a little bit more and make the effort to visit more frequently because the food is fantastic and the portions incredible! Remember, it's ok to share.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Symphony of Dinner
Great evening. Started with Bourbon sour that was custom crafted. Texas Goat Cheese crapes were excellent. Amberjack fish was full of flavor and cooked just right. End your dinner with the moose and Coffee Boom Boom.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very tasty spanish cuisine!
Took a group of colleagues to dinner here. This place was recommened by a family member as excellent food at a good price. It was just that. The spanish-style cuisine was excellent as each of us had something different. The roasted corn soup was very creamy and tasty. I had the almond encrusted red snapper and it was prepared perfectly. The salads all looked good as well. The wine selection included a favorite spanish wine at a reasonable price. It was very quiet and just a few other tables with guests. Not sure if this was a typical night (Wednesday @ 8pm)
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, the food was very
As always, the food was very good and reasonably priced. There was live music, which added to the enjoyment. This is a gem of a restaurant, and I will continue to go frequently.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasing ambience, good variety
Wonderful service, appetizers that in combination make a meal, nice musical background on Saturday evening.
7/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been here on two occasions and have been impressed both times. The food has alwasy been excellent. The wine pairing was great and the food tasted fantastic! I was very impressed with how the resturant is run and Sara was extremely helpful!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for couples
The Wine Tasting Dinner was fabulous. I'm not a big wine drinker but the meal pairing and the wine were very complementary. The atmosphere and the ambience was amazing. This is a great place for couples or Ladies night out or for special occasions such as bridal showers, anniversary parties, birthday celebrations and the like.
Manager and staff were very attentive to the guest. I would definitely recommend this spot to my friends
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We recently went to Julia's for a birthday celebration. The food was great and everyone had a wonderful time. The service was a smidge slow...but we had a very LARGE group. (In fact, the slow-ness probably had more to with half our group's inability to choose their order than the staff) My filet was cooked to perfection. Delicious cocktails and a very reasonably priced wine list. We will be back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good. The wine serve paired well with meals. My guest were greeting and their preparation request were handled quietly and without any problems.
The space is very pretty and the flowers were a nice touch.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. I love a quieter restaurant and this fits the bill. I don't know why this place isn't packed but I prefer it this way.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wife's Birthday Fantastic Dinner
Initial drinks were very tasty with the appetizers chosen
The main meals we had were both fantastic
The two deserts we had were both fantastic
I highly recommend this restaurant to any and all my friends
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the wine dinners here.
We love the wine dinners here. The chef's pairings are excellent and the service is great. The restaurant's new management is really listening and following up on all constructive suggestions.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The simplicity of the decor allowed the complexity of tastes to soar with each bite I took. There were so many things on the menu I wanted to delight in, I couldn't decide. We cannot wait to go back! The staff is prompt, friendly and courteous. This is a gem not to be missed!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
the food was outstanding and
the food was outstanding and the service was perfect. one of my favorite restaurants.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food nice atmosphere
quite neighborhood feel just the right amount of service complimentary parking around back reasonable wine list give them a try. been here twice food great both times
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM