Sorrel Urban Bistro
Sorrel Urban Bistro

Sorrel Urban Bistro

  • 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: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Thanksgiving Day: 10:00am-8:00pm

    Christmas Eve: 5:00pm-10:00pm

    NYE 6 Course Dinner: Seating at 6:30pm & 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • 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 7136770391x
  • Special Events: 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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Sorrel Urban Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (75)neighborhood gem (55)great for lunch (37)special occasion (37)good for groups (30)great for brunch (28)notable wine list (26)great for outdoor dining (25)romantic (23)hot spot (16)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • NIce Quiet Dinner
    BandN
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Early pre-theater Saturday night 6PM reservation gave us (and just a few other folks) the restaurant pretty much to ourselves. Very good Thai curry shrimp bisque. Scallops with fettuccini a bit salty. Friendly and attentive service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Promising Menu, But
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Promise unfulfilled. Memorable, in a bad way. An eminently forgettable experience. So-so fails to adequately describe the cuisine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Farm -to-table fresh, elegant and comfortable. Sorrel has neighborhood charm and the menu is always changing - always delicious. Easy parking, too. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out w/wife
    FoodieD
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have been a couple of times for lunch and ate on the patio and we were pleased with the experience....not so much this time. No valet service which was ok, quiet to mild ambiance ok as well. Poor service from the start. We had to send a drink back and ask for our order to be taken. Two of the six dinner choices were not available and it was only 7:15. Pork dish was under cooked and we were told it should be that way (not true, we are big time foodies and my wife has worked in the industry for 10+ years), after all this, a manager never came to the table to smooth things over. Needless to say we paid, left and enjoyed appetizers at a top notch restaurant around the corner. Don't think we'll be going back even for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodgirl
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is normally my 'go to' restaurant when traveling to Houston, because it is quiet, and the food is excellent. Our last night in Houston, this is where we wanted to dine, because of our previous experience. This last visit, there was a private party in the bar and they were very loud. There were empty tables in the middle of the restaurant, but they seated us near the bar, and it was awful. The food was great, the service excellent. BUT, they should have seated us elsewhere. And we should have asked to be moved. Next time I will ask to be seated closer to the wine wall, away from the bar. They did give us all $25 gift cards that expire in 2 months. Only 2 out of 8 live in Houston.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinner
    SunroppiVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It's my third visit to Sorrel and everything was perfect! Just sad to see they are closing on Dec 1 :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and personal service
    friendlydiner
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Best local restaurant. The food is fresh and outstanding. The personal service is wonderful. They remember who you are and make a huge effort each time you return to make your dining experience another memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still love this place
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Again, what a great place. Will keep going until they close. Learned tonigh Ziggy's is opening a location here. I have never been to Ziggy's and hear it is great, but it is just NOT what I see for this spectacular location. It calls for a place like what is there now. I would even vote for a Landry's type restaurant there before a NYA deli. Houston...we have a problem!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My 'go to' restaurant in Houston
    foodgirl
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This is my 'go to' restaurant when visiting Houston. Like coming home. A great environment, ambiance, excellent service, and the food is divine. It is great to dine with friends and be able to talk to one another from across the table. We feel at home here. The menu changes often and the food is delicious. I often recommend to friends who are at the same conference, to hop in a cab and eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant but closing
    MarilynVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We are distressed that Sorrel is closing. It is one of our favorit restuarants and Arial is a great waiter. Always enjoy going there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Date
    PerfectFirstDate
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My date and I really enjoyed this Restaurant. It was the first time dining there and the service was excellent. When booking the reservation I mentioned it would be a first date situation and the Host provided us with complimentary Champagne. The food, ambiance and the staff were perfect and my date was definitely impressed. We had such a good time at Sorrel Urban Bistro that we noticed we were the only couple remaining in the dining area and the staff was clearing the tables in preparation of closing but they didn't bother us even to bring the check until I requested it. I definitely will be returning frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    FancypantsVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I'm not suprised this place is closing in a few months. I'd been here once before and enjoyed my meal. This past time I brought a group and to say the least the experience was underwhelming. Three of us ordered the bass with a Pumpkin sauce. It was mediocre for $28 I wish I'd had just ordered the burger. I love the concept of local sourced foods. But I will not be coming back. Houston has a lot more to offer foodie wise! Service was good though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Goodbye to Sorrel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Used to be a Houston favorite. It's rapidly deteriorating and is off the list. It is no longer recommended and we won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, great atmosphere
    Abovelevel
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a great time at Sorrel! The ambience of the restaurant is very pleasant and calm and our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. I had lamb and my boyfriend had steak - both were good, the meat was clearly high quality. The potatoes au gratin were great! And we had a very nice, sweet red wine. Nothing mind blowing but a pleasant, good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This place is great and we keep going back even knowing that it will be closing soon. The food is great, the bar is fun, the service and management are good, the parking is so dang easy....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    MarlVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Brought friends from out of state to lunch here. We all enjoyed the great food and great service. Food was very fresh, well-prepared and presented. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish it weren't closing
    houstonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Too good for our ah critics, they fail to appreciate the best places in this city
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed our lunch at Sorrel
    OpenTableDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch at Sorrel. Service was friendly. Soup was excellent as was the Red Snapper. It's a nice place to sit outside, when the weather is nice. I know it's closing soon, so I am glad we had another chance to have a meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent concept and great service
    HTownFoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I really loved the farm-to-table concept that this restaurant applies and I also really loved that they are a scratch kitchen. The service was attentive and polite. The food was good. Ambience was great, location was great, and there was more than sufficient parking the time I went. The only thing I would ask to be changed is that they offer fresh-squeezed orange juice. I felt it was a bit odd for a farm-to-table concept restaurant not to have fresh-squeezed orange juice, particularly for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rotating menu, interesting food
    lecraig77
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The constantly changing menu makes for an interesting experience. Food was very fresh and carefully prepared. Wonderful experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    TexasGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have been to Sorrel many times and will continue to return. Enjoy the food, and service is usually very good. On this visit we had to send one of our entrees back, but the issue was quickly corrected. Service was a little less attentive than usual, but still good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Top of Their Game
    russl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Sorrel's is at the top of their game. The dynamic duo chefs are producing creative, fresh and succulent dishes from appetizers, entrees and deserts. The layered tastes in each dish are a foodies delight. My wife and I have frequented Sorrel's for the last two years and are soon to host 8 friends to a food and wine pairing dinner. The owner Ray and manager Ernesto, are consummate hosts. The menu keeps changing to reflect daily purchases from farms and the Gulf. If you see the fig cheese cake on the menu, order two. One to eat in the moment and the other to take home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Please stay open
    cackieVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    So So good! Love the shrimp and grits, bread, sorbet and everything!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal
    tkchef
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The kitchen SO knows what it's doing at this place. We had the roasted goat risotto for an appetizer. It was delicious because--of all things--the great acid balance achieved in the dish. The main courses were even more impressive--the blackening seasoning on the (perfectly cooked) snapper and the dehydrated/grilled beets with acorn squash purée that accompanied the petit filet were amazing. My boyfriend generally hates both bread pudding and anything with sour cream in it, so it's a tribute to the kitchen that every bite of the bread pudding with banana-sour cream ice cream was devoured (the spicy crumb garnish that accompanies it makes the dish). Terrific wine list--we drank a Malbec from the Maule region of Chile. What a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good enough, but closing soon
    BurgerManVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I dined at Sorrel earlier this summer and had a great time with friends. The ambiance is very nice, and the noise level is moderate (OK for conversations). I needed to try their pastrami-topped burger, so we went back for another visit. My wife's vegetarian noodle dish was very heavily salted, even after asking for low-salt/low-oil. The burger was good, but I know Houston chef Ziggy Gruber has purchased this space for his new Dubrow's restaurant next year, so I won't fall in love with it. Overall a nice experience, and looking forward to Dubrow's in 2015!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Yummy!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We started with the fried zucchini flowers-delicious! Then the burger-the best burger I've ever had! I'm dreaming of going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service, Inspired Menu
    JenHeartsHoustonVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The two chefs at Sorrel show their creative side with the farm to market inspired menu and the results are delicious. The service was excellent, among the best I've experienced in a while. I also liked the live videos from the kitchen. You know you have to keep a super clean kitchen if it is constantly shown to your guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but loud
    houstonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    When big parties are present, noise level can be deafening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SHJACKVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    BEEN MANY TIMES. LOVE THE RESTAURANT, SERVICE. FOOD IS EXCELLENT. WOULD RECOMMEND.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very bad experience - unfortunately
    TOG1
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was not my first time at Sorrel, but unfortunately this experience was a very bad one, so much so that the manager comped our meal. The waiter had no idea what was on the menu, to start. When I asked if he could hold the cumin on the filet mignon, he answered that the "chef would not make any changes to the menu because it was restaurant week". Mind you, I was ordering from the regular menu... I think the waiter did not know what cumin was. Then they "ran out" of filet mignon before the waiter could put the order in (he waited until after appetizers). He suggested a pork chop which came raw... bottom line, not a great experience... Previous experiences had been very good though. Don't think I will be going back unfortunately.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed for the second time
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I last went to Sorrell about 2 years ago. It was the only time I ever sent a meal back and I eat out frequently. My potatoes croquettes were frozen solid when I tried to eat them. But forgive and forget, and so I returned this weekend. My server was nice and friendly but went AWOL mid-meal and so getting attention was difficult. But what was so awful was my meal. I ordered the pork loin. Basically 3 pieces of off-white meat came covering some off-white mashed potato. My mother is an awful cook but even she would have apologized.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food; high noise level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very enjoyable dinner well presented but no place for conversation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stay away!
    KatyCoupleVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Since Sorren has parted ways with Ray the restaurant has become a huge disappointment! Wait staff was wonderful but food was a huge disappointment. We left without eating!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mom's Night Out
    PhantomFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Leaving the Med Center after an appointment, I was looking on Open Table for a place close by for an early dinner. i had previously only visited Sorrel for Lunch and Brunch. Ariel, our server was more than attentive and Ernesto, the GM and every staff member we encountered treated me and my 85 year old Mother as honored guests. The food was unusual for her tastes but because she felt at home she adventured and ordered the duck flatbread to compliment a more familiar "gumbo." I was able to add chicken to my hearty salad and we shared dessert. AWESOME EXPERIENCE!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a wonderful time again. This place just feels so comfortable and yet so elegant. And the food is always excellent. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • met here 2years ago
    MaNara
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Chrissy
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love love love this place!
    JJRJVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service!
    DforDragonfly
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.