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Sorrel Urban Bistro
Sorrel Urban Bistro
  • Address:
    2202 West Alabama
    Houston, TX 77098
    Neighborhood:
    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Sorrel Urban Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sorrelhouston.com
  • Phone: (713) 677-0391
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Saturday Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Tuesday - Saturday Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Happy Hour & Bar Menu: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Small Bite Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For information on catering, please e-mail Ernesto Cano at ernesto@sorrelhouston.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining along wine wall, AV capabilities
  • Private Party Contact: Ernesto Cano (713) 677-0391
  • Special Events & Promotions: For information about hosting a special or private event, please e-mail info@sorrelhouston.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Alabama, Greenbriar
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot & Street Parking
A word from Sorrel Urban Bistro
Born out of a vision to bring affordable farm-to-table dining to Houston, restaurateur Ray Salti created Sorrel Urban Bistro, a casually elegant and fresh design, featuring an ever-changing blackboard menu of organic, locally-grown cuisine. Sorrel represents Ray Salti's second fine-dining culinary endeavor in addition to Ray’s Grill, the highly-lauded farm-to-table concept in Fulshear, TX, 20 miles West of Houston.

In addition to a diverse menu selection featuring local organic produce, meat, sustainable fish, and wild game, Sorrel now offers a charcuterie bar with a wide variety of imported and housemade delicatessen along with artisan Texas cheeses, handcrafted breads and more.

Beverage service includes seasonally inspired cocktails, artisanal beers and diverse selection of 200 plus wines (25 percent organic.)

At Sorrel, it's about enjoying a unique culinary experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful time again. This place just feels so comfortable and yet so elegant. And the food is always excellent. Never disappointed."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "My partner and I met at this spot 2years ago the night we dined; and wanted to return for dinner, so we sat at the bar this time. It was perfect. Good food. Attentive bartender. Romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Went for dinner with my husband, it is very pricy but the food was very good and service was also good. It's very loud, and the ambience - well, it's more like a better cafeteria look with white table cloth. But again, the food was yummy and we would go back - with clients so the company can pay :)"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "It seems like every time we go to Sorrel, the experience is even better than the last. They have gotten quite pricey, but every once in a while, it's well worth the splurge."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The server recommended THE BEST red wine and even told us about its origin and flavor. The food was great, and it was a great HRW deal. I secretly wanted to try all of the desserts."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Excellent menu with quite a variety of choices. I was especially impressed with various gluten-free offerings. One drawback was that some food arrived cold to our table."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "As my department's event planner, I'm always on the lookout for new experiences. We have a vegetarian and a Gluten-Free in our mix, so I thought Sorrel would be a great place for us. The service left quite a bit to be desired as it took a long time to get drink refills and orders taken. Most of us ordered from the HRW menu and received nicely sized portions. One of us, however, ordered from the regular menu and was disappointed in the serving size. Overall, it was nice and different, but I doubt I would return. It is very trendy."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great food, just a little loud when private parties get going."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My friends and I had a great great brunch here during Houston Restaurant Weeks. The food was delicious and the $0.99 mimosas was a pleasant surprise. The only critique I have is that the decor of the restaurant doesn't fit the quality of food, service, and food prices. I would expect at least table cloths."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This place has some of the best farm to table dishes I've tried, and the service was excellent. The drinks we ordered were made very well. My only complaint is the noise level. We had to ask our server to repeat himself several times. But I guess that comes with an open kitchen concept."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Went here for Restaurant Week on Friday with my husband and daughter. We all had the fixed menu, all trying different things. It was all great. We plan to get back before the end of August to have what the others had as it was all so good. Service was excellent; attentive but not cloying and with a sense of fun and humor. Highly recommended!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The service was good but had more expectations of the food. Maybe since we had the HRW menu the food wasn't exceptional! The tomato soup was great.Cocktails were quite strong and so some of us couldn't finish them. Would like to go back to try either their lunch or brunch menus."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Nice place. Excellent service. The whole bronzino was superb. The vegetable rissotto was poor - mushy, rather tasteless, and then finished off with a pouring of spicey red sauce - 2 of us had this, and it was VERY disappointing."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "no matter what we get, it is fabulous! My children love their French fries!!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I have eaten here before and had no issues but this last time the waiter had no idea what the food was and couldn't explain (the very few) menu items. His service was very slow. I had lamb chops and they came out grossly undercooked. Had to send them back while my husbands food got cold. His duck was tough and had multiple bites of grizzle. Had it been one thing, I wouldn't have even done a review. But both meals and the service were not worth the prices. Won't go back. Better places to spend that kind of money."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great food - awesome food A great place to celebrate"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I had high hopes, but found that of the menus online, most of the things on the current menu were nothing I had viewed previously. The service was outstanding and very attentive for a busy lunch hour, but the food was overall disappointing."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I ate there with my significant other on Saturday July 19th. I found the food so-so for the price and the wine list was pricey. Service was not very attentive. There are many bistro's like this in town that are better. Also didn't like that I had to valet park when they have a large parking lot."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great Restaurant and not far from where we live! I'm a Vegan and they always do something special for my particular needs and the food is delicious!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "They spilt a whole glass of wine all over my friend and no one ever apologized or offered to take something off the ticket."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "All was delish as always. Great with a group. Love the "Power Lunch" option for three courses for all!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood restaurant that has had to send and give coupons for dinner. We have been going to this restaurant for a few years but have to say the dishes are not very inspired and sometimes just plain bland as was my pork loin and my wife's fish."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I have eaten brunch, lunch, and dinner here, and each meal has been excellent. This time I had lunch--a delicious daily salad with an added piece of grilled salmon. You can't go wrong having a meal at Sorrel!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Dined with friends and offered a bar-height table overlooking the kitchen. Glad we said yes, as we were able to get a good look at several dishes before they went out. We were impressed with the chef's attention to detail. Noise level was a bit high, though. The Lebanese Trio app (hummus, baba ganoush, tabouleh) was so good that one of us ordered it again for her main course! They ran out of the vegetarian dish, but My Hoisin Glazed Pork and Spicy Canton Noodle dish was excellent with nice heat (mild-to-moderate). Service was excellent, with waters frequently refilled and dishes served with proper timing and etiquette. Chocolate cake for dessert was poor/fair - find something else if you're a big dessert fan. Wife's coffee was good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A tad loud but in other respects wonderful, food, service spectacular"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "If you're looking for a semi-casual, hip yet fine dining experience, Sorrel Urban Bistro on West Alabama is a great choice. We've been there a handful of times and found their food to be inventive and consistent in quality and flavor. It offers an eclectic mix of American, French, Italian and even Lebanese-inspired dishes. From the lamb-lollipops to the stuffed tomatoes, you know you're getting something original at Sorrels. They also have a nice happy hour of specialty cocktails and well drinks. Last night I have the glazed double pork chop with sears scallops and roasted potatoes and veggies. Deeeelish!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great owner, fine food, a few details need to be refined: a bisque was grainy, and a steak was overcooked on one visit, but things have improved since then."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We've been to Sorrell several times for brunch and each time have been impressed. We like that it's low-key but great food. The staff is always nice and helpful. The menu changes so you get to try different, seasonal items. You won't be bored...oh, and did I mention 99 cent Mimosas?"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We shared three things and all were quite good: flatbread, quail, and hallibut. Had a good waiter. The price of the wine is more than it should be however. It was 1 1/2 times the cost for a glass of a bottle of many the wines on the list. I just could not see ordering it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Appetizer good, all 3 entrees we tried were terrible"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a baby sip and see party for 40 ppl, great good, great services. My guests love it"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "They are so good at making sure I can find something to eat and it's always very good. I love the Power Lunch and they even let me switch things around to make my own version. One thing to note is that since things changes so often you need to ask about ingredients each time you go."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Had the brisket steak and eggs. The brisket had a great flavor, unfortunately, it was basically ALL fat. There were multiple chunks of brisket, and I'd say 6/7 of the chunks mostly consisted of fat. Again, a great flavor, but I would've appreciated more meat. My boyfriend got the lobster benedict which was also mediocre - not the best flavor, and a rather small portion. However, we loved the food our friends ordered - the chicken quesadillas and biscuits and gravy were fabulous. We were definitely outordered! The 99 cent mimosas were delicious as well."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Found Sorrell on GroupOn and decided to try it. Had driven by this restaurant a multitude of time but there was nothing particularly descript about it so hadn't considered going there. Thank goodness for GroupOn! So glad we went. The food was exceptional and in just the right portion sizes. It's right around the corner from us, so couldn't have been more convenient. Has an uncluttered interior with clean lines (in terms of design) and great ambience. And as if all that wasn't enough, the service was outstanding. Definitely planning on going back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed the lamb pop appetizer. But the rest of the meal was reliant on too much fat (butter, oil, and fat not rendered or seared off) good but not great..."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • " Service was absolutely excellent.👍The menu was expansive. Food was simply delicious. Portion size ideal.☺️ Amazing restaurant. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We love this place. Staff is great. Owner Ray Salti is great with the diners."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Took my husband here for Father's Day Brunch. Service was great and accommodating- they willingly made off the menu items for my young son who is a picky eater. Food was also great, I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "At our last visit, the food was still outstanding with fresh and innovative ingredients. However, the service was frankly disappointing, especially considering the amount of money we spent, and it really diminished the enjoyment of the experience. Examples: (1) even though restaurant was at most 1/3 full, we were given a terrible 2-top table right by the front door and host stand; (2) when we asked to change, we were given only a marginally better 4-top right next to it; (3) bread was not offered until asked for; (4) water was not refilled until asked for; (5) our dishes were not brought out together; etc. The quality of service has been declining here, so I think this place gets only one more chance with me (at most)."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very good food and good service. My only complaint (and I have raised this before) was the lack of prices on the cocktail menu. When we got our check we were surprised that one of the cocktails was priced considerably higher than the rest, without having been disclosed on the menu. I asked our server about this and he said that they did not list prices on the cocktail menu because if people asked for the price they probably could not afford it. Quite candidly, this explanation was offensive. There is no reason why cocktail prices should not be listed just as wine prices are listed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014