The Bistro @ Hotel Sorella CityCentre
The Bistro @ Hotel Sorella CityCentre

The Bistro @ Hotel Sorella CityCentre

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotelsorella-citycentre.com/the-bistro.htm
  • Phone: 7138273545x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:00am
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Closed for Dinner Sunday

    Father's Day Sunday Menu served 11a-2p on June 15th
    Buffet for $45/adults; $15/child under age of 12
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Executive Chef Andres Rumis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment every Sunday Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Belt Way 8 and I-10
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Bistro @ Hotel Sorella CityCentre
Celebrate Father's Day at the Bistro at Hotel Sorella

Pasta & Eggs Station
-omelets cooked to order
-selection of housemade pastas tagliatelle and spaghetti accompanied by tomato, alfredo, and butter sauces
Carving Station
-oven-roasted whole suckling pig
-prosciutto and selection of charcuterie and cheeses
Salad & Pizza Station
-house salad, Caesar salad, mixed greens w/ hazelnut vinaigrette
-ceviche and tuna tartare
-housemade pizza and breads
-creamy tomato soup
Hot Station
-seafood paella
-roasted ribeye w/ red wine reduction
-chicken parmesan
-roasted cauliflower
-eggplant puree
-steamed asparagus
Desserts
-chocolate cake
-apple tart
-lemon tart
-chocolate mousse
-selection of cookies and biscotti
-seasonal fruits
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The Bistro @ Hotel Sorella CityCentre reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (6)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (4)fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (3)special occasion (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Has potential
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was good but it wasn't anything to get excited about. I won't be returning for that. Maybe this place is better at lunch. It was pretty empty when we went. I felt like I was eating in a library. Our server was awkward. She wasn't very attentive. We had to ask her for our check. The drinks we ordered were watered down. The restaurant is nicely decorated and could be a nice date spot if they put more effort into their menu. Basically, I wouldn't recommend. At their price point one expects better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hip and chic
    texex
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The atmosphere in this restaurant is hip and chic with an elegant vibe. Food and presentation are above average. Good for groups or date night. Also has a cool bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Bistro is the bomb!!!
    Umeka
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was a wonderful, first time experience. When I made the reservations I gave special instructions of what I wanted and they were carried out very well. Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast Meeting
    Guywhoeatsstuff
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent setting for a meeting. Restaurant was very quiet and the staff was attentive without being overbearing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Ford
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything from the staff to the food was amazing. The staff alone was well withy the trip to citycentre!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    mia4
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The dinner started great but then the ambience was ruined bc of the live music started to clash against the reg dinning room music playing at the same time.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This event was exactly what I was looking for. A good solid menu, great service and a quiet place for business. I had the special and it was exactly what the waiter described. The fact that they have valet park is a major plus in a place that parking is at a premium.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good not great
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I understand the restaurant is going to change to Italian food. This should be good because there is not a real personality to its current menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday America!
    RadioprinceVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    It was very busy since this was July 4th but despite how packed they were and how packed City Centre was they still provided a great experience. The service was a little slow but still good service. We will go back. Had a great meal and watched the fireworks from inside. Was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    FabPlanner
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Took a few clients here for lunch and it was Fabulous! Great ambiance. Staff was super attentive. Great spot. Oh and the open face salmon BLT is to DIE for! !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Pizzas
    emhaynes
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    In a group of 4, we had 2 orders of the duck and 2 pizzas. The pizza dough was nothing to write home about, and it really looked like it may have been frozen. The crab pizza was really fishy tasting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 427 reviews are from the The Bistro @ Hotel Sorella CityCentre reviews archive.
  • Darah
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a reservation at 7:00 and immediatley sat right down. Food came out in a timely manner. Everrything was 5 star. Would only recommend this place for a special occasion because of how pricey it is.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I previously dined at the restaurant when it was Bistro Alex and the food was outstanding. So, i selected the restaurant for a business dinner and was surprised by the food. The food was tasteless and lacked in presentation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok...Over-priced!
    pickyeats
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was just ok. Very nice atmosphere but not worth the high prices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    Frank
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I stayed at the nice Sorella hotel due to a fabulous Saturday wedding held in the main ball room. I made reservations for Sunday brunch at the bistro, to celebrate my nephew's graduation. I had many choices but it was the convenience of being in the hotel that made me choose the bistro. Unfortunately, it was not what I expected. It was a la carte limited menu. Despite of the advanced reservations, the table was not ready. The overall experience was sub-optimal . Sorry.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good location, but food was
    DRWillisVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Good location, but food was less than stellar. Concepts were good but execution sloppy. Duck was less than med rare
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    WestSideFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    This hotel restaurant is not very well known and it is usually easy to get a table here even without a reservation. The best part is the food. The menu is not large but the quality is very good. I have eaten most menu items and have never been disappointed (except when they took the Duck Confit off the menu). I keep going back because of the food and the atmosphere. It can be a romantic spot and I like the decor of the place as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but awful service
    CynH
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Took 20 minutes before receiving any real service. Sat w/o menus more than 10 minutes & then we had to ask for drink & wine menus. Daughter ordered steak with mushrooms on side - came out on top in sauce. Ordered 2009 bottle of wine; brings 2011 bottle w/o mentioning vintage. (This is happening in many restaurants; they should at least tell you.) And forget him EVER coming around to refill wine glasses.... Lighting in the restaurant is too bright & noise level once the band started was way loud. (Bar & restaurant share a bathroom & every time someone walked out to the restroom from the restaurant it was super loud.) While the food was good, that is the only positive about the restaurant so I would not recommend this place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome waitress and chef(s)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Food was the best I've ever had, from the appetizers, to the main course and the dessert, outstanding... can't recall such a great experience in a long time. Wonderful chef, food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for a quiet Sun brunch
    Chica
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The appetizers were outstanding. The spicy crab pizza rocked. The arugula salad with pears sprinked with goat cheese was oustanding. Will definitely return to this place again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Restaurant
    Matana
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Hit this restaurant early so didn't need a reservation but still recommend you get one. Great food and service. Recommend you stop in at Mona Lisa for a drink afterwards.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good first experience
    HoustonRestaurantFanVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The decor is modern and warm. The food and service were very good. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. The wine collection is extensive. The prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and Quick
    luv2dine
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Reservations not needed for this upscale restaurant! It was pretty empty, but delicious, and the servers were very attentive. I think they may need to market a bit, because we would have never found this restaurant if we had not stayed at the hotel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Brunch!
    Twins2013
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Food was very good. Loved the music during brunch. It was a guy playing acoustic guitar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible, horrible service
    texanchefVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Despite te food quality, the wait service was terrible. He did not know the specials, soup du jour or the sauces on the dishes. He was totally inattentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Bistro is a favorite lunch
    Bekah73
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    The Bistro is a favorite lunch spot for our business luncheons which I have expanded for evening outings with friends, as well. The staff are always very nice and professional, the food is AMAZING and the view, regardless of where you sit, is scenic. One of my favorite spots in the City Centre area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Smilzabuv9
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    The service there was outstanding, the food was prepared with care and to perfection. The atmosphere was simply splendid. This was my second visit to The Bistro and I would definitely be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To Dine For
    HoustonFoodie
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Brunch gone wrong
    SportsGirl
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We secured our reservations arrived on time sat down at 11:15 a.m. and it was 12:00 p.m. before any waiter came by our table to assist us. The hostess was wonderful and provided us water and coffee but waiters walked right past our table, never acknowledging us or offering assistance. we had to flag someone down to assist us and he tried his best to make things better but by then - we were actually ready to leave
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have drinks on the rooftop
    shea
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Food & Drink
    rob8557
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Got filet of beef and it was served just barely warm. Not hot. The bread they served was stale. Crab cake for the size it was....was def not worth $18. Had the Cucumber Pepperita drink. It had WAY too much cracked pepper in it. I mean I know "Pepper" is in the name, but this was just way overpowering. Waitress barely spoke English and was hard to understand. Bad overall experience and I doubt I will ever go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing but not at all bad!
    olderguyjohnVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All-around lovely lunch!
    Pipermom
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ........My boyfriend and I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    ........My boyfriend and I dined at sorrella bistro to celebrate his birthday on a tuesday and so were many other groups which lead to long delays for meals........I was also hoping to surprise my boyfriend with atleast a cheesecake to celebrate his birthday which never occured as the kitchen was backed up as per our server who was pretty courteous except for the fact he had to make nuerous apologies for the restaurants inadequacies.............the whole experience was pretty much average as compared to most of the restaurants we have been to ...........I expected a lot being my first time. Pretty much ok.......hopefully better in the future
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimpressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Went with a friend during HRW, but decided to order off the regular lunch menu, since the HRW menu seemed boring and uninspired to us. Ordered the crab salad with fried green tomatoes. Salad greens were fresh and the crab seemed fresh also. The fried green tomatoes were food-service mass-produced, tasteless and not edible. My friend had a hot sandwich of some kind that I can't recall. It was served with fried avocado slices. Didn't taste the sandwich. but did try the avocado - it was okay, although under seasoned. Both of our glasses of wine were not chilled to proper temperature, but our waiter replaced them both, without charge. The wait staff was very good, and most pleasant. Not the quality of food we expected, so probably won't return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food but terribly slow service
    PollyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Lacked atmosphere. Slow prefunctionary service. Food was excellent but unfortunately we wont be rushing back and the impression is the staff wouldnt care either way.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • skip the restaurant..
    bhetypaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    .. Enjoy live music at the bar and the pool balcony with a view to city square instead. The restaurant serves good food, the service is great. However gray walls and echoing empty hall makes it feel cold and unwelcome. But the bar and pool side are worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loving it
    stephandco
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    pleuvra
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.