The Black Sheep Bistro
The Black Sheep Bistro

The Black Sheep Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://theblacksheepbistro.com/
  • Phone: 8326163035x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Wednesday--Saturday: 5:00pm - 9ish

    Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2;00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Joe Macri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our Chef Joe Macri can customize a menu for your event whether it is for an intimate evening at our location or a location of your choice. We also provide pick-up for holiday parties, office meetings or special occasions.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Black Sheep Bistro can provide a private room to accommodate up to 20 people, or you can rent out the whole bistro which will accommodate up to 40 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria 8326163035x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prairie
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We have three dedicated parking spots right in front of the bistro and there is a municipal parking lot located right across the street from us. Street parking is also available.
A word from The Black Sheep Bistro
April 2014

We have our Beer and Wine license! Corkage fee is $20 if you choose to bring your own. However, if you buy the next bottle from us, Black Sheep will be happy to wave our corkage fee on your first bottle.

We cant wait to see you!

Joe & Maria

Thank you,
The Black Sheep Bistro
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Black Sheep Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (66)fit for foodies (64)special occasion (43)great for brunch (38)great for lunch (27)romantic (24)notable wine list (15)good for groups (14)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • awesome experience
    catbell
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Joe and Maria and staff rock..glad they came to old town spring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breath of Fresh Air
    BigDaddy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    In the land of hamburger joints and big chain eateries, the Black Sheep Bistro hits a sweet spot. A thoughtful menu of excellent offerings skillfully prepared with the freshest ingredients, combined with a very good wine list and knock-out daily specials are the main attractions of the BSB. But, I really like the laid back, funky neighborhood vibe of the place. It has a Garden District, NOLA feel to it. The service is outstanding and very friendly; the service staff even seems happy about waiting tables. The proprietors, Joe and Maria are clearly very passionate about what they are doing here on Old Town Spring and hope they keep it up! We’ve needed a place like this for a long time. Check it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Gem
    JamieK1975
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant! I wish we could have given 6 stars! Terrific food and great staff! Joe and his wife make themselves available for short conversations and introductions which I find to be awesome!! We WILL be back! We found a new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food explosion.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Every bite from the first to the last and all the in between was full of flavor. Best steak I have had in a loooong time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laid back and great food!
    lexi
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We love coming to this cozy, quaint restaurant! This is our go to place when we want high quality, good food, but don't want to dress up and be in the hustle and bustle of a fine dining, or highly visible restaurant. The service is a little slow sometimes, but we know this and come prepared to just relax and have a nice bottle of boutique wine. The owner is always welcoming and talks to you like old friends. Just love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot in Old Town Spring
    WoodlandsPair
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was awesome and quite honestly unexpected. The broiled oysters were superb, their risotto w/braised spare ribs was delicious. Their double cut pork chop, encrusted w/blue cheese was delicious! To finish it off, their chocolate mousse was as decadent as was needed after such a good dinner. All in all, the experience was great and the owners, Joe and Maria were on top of everything throughout the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice to have the option
    Ourexpatlife
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very pleasant little gem. Food was really good, would have like a little less salt in the sauces but it could just be my personal taster. We went on a Friday night and it was pretty busy by 7pm. More wait staff would probably helped with tad slow service. Definitely will be trying again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must go back
    GratefulVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    And try each menu item. And the new Fall menu is coming :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You get what you pay for
    Paulie1VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Exactly what you would expect in Old Town Spring, except the price. You got what you paid for (steak and potatoes for $35.00) so I am not complaining. You just think of OTS as a burger and fries kind of town.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    beutlich
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This restaurant is my favorite in Old Town Spring. I love the atmosphere and the food is fantastic. The owners are friendly and always happy. I highly recommend it! I go at least once a month!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Gem
    GratefulVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    After going for dinner, we decided to try their brunch. Great execution.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent food. Friendly staff and owners. We’ve always had dinner there at 5:30 pm and the restaurant is completely full and people waiting when we leave. Town Spring is LUCKY to get them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One word "Outstanding"
    RickSnickers
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Been all over, Napa, NYC, Vegas, Atlanta, West side of Houston, etc. This easily competes and you will not be disappointed in food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food need more for the money
    Jennifer
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Had the Sea Bass which was SUPER AMAZING at $36, but came with no sides to fill you up. Also ordered $12 Mediterranean salad, also very good, but for that price I expected it to be huge. It was only slightly bigger than a side salad. Staff was very friendly, but didn't do any regular checking to see if we were okay. I had to ask for more bread instead of being offered more bread. The servings were so small I wanted even MORE bread but was too embarrassed to ask, and they didn't ask me. After paying a hefty bill, we left the restaurant still hungry and stopped at a cheap sandwich place to fill up, since we skipped lunch in anticipation of a huge dinner. All in all, very good food, but leaving the restaurant hungry was a first for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    TxRN
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was wonderful, never a disappointment. Great flavors. Nice surprise to find high quality dining in Old Town Spring
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    wedineoutalot
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    finally "not" a large chain . . we have eaten here many times and we have enjoyed the food each time. Chef uses what's in season to prepare his menus. We love coming here
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blackest Sheep in Spring
    OneT
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It is wonderful to find an original restaurant in suburbia. The Black Seep is aptly named; with a diverse menu and a chef with an appetite to create, the restaurant stretches well beyond Spring's usual fare. Burrata Caprese was fresh full of flavor, the crab cake was one of the best I have ever tasted, and the salmon was cooked to perfection. The Heights-esque pink shanty doesn't keeps it simple by focusing on the food and not worrying about interior design; can't wait to go back and try the lobster sliders.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Love Love
    dragonflymld
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was great, atmosphere was funky chic eclectic, service was super friendly. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill Dahl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Stumbled across this restaurant on the internet, but couldn't place it....then saw it in person while I was in Old Towne Spring and decided to check it out. My wife and I went to dinner that same evening, and thought the food was fantastic. We had the baked oysters, sea bass, and ragout. Everything was great. The service was excellent, as well. The food took a little while to come out, but we were enjoying ourselves enough not to notice. The server (Aspen) was the most precious and charming young lady.....she really helped make our dining experience special. The owners have an intriguing story, and we enjoyed our dinner even more for having known it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food
    Pacc
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Third time here. Food consistently excellent. Would definitely recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here and fantastic meal
    Houstonheather
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our waitress was very informative and made us want to try everything on the menu. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Filet Mignon was exceptional!
    CityGirl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had the chicken won tons, oysters with sausage, filet mignon and horseradish crusted ribeye steak. The demi glaze on the carrots was divine. All the food was excellent, perfect for a nice date night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eat
    luv2eat
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was a pleasant atmosphere for a old house that had been converted into a restaurant. The staff was friendly, however they were out of beer because they do not have the space for refrigeration and had sold it all the night before. Not everyone drinks wine and other options should be made available, even if you have to cool the beer in a ice chest. The food was very good. The Salmon was truly the best dish. My steak was overcooked. I ordered medium and it was serviced medium well. We may try it for Sunday brunch.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • blown away by this Spring chef
    MACCVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had heard good things about Black Sheep Bistro from Open Table reviews. Now that we've been there, we fully support all the good news everyone is reporting! The organic king salmon was SO GOOD! WOW. The accompanying cous-cous and vegetables were wonderful as well. The other entree we ordered was the ribeye steak with baked potatoes - very nice. We started with the Mediteranean salad, very fresh and delicious. We found a wine we enjoyed and will probably order again-not overpriced for Spring residents. Finishing with the fabulous, silky chocolate mousse, we delighted in the wonderful flavors we enjoyed at Black Sheep Bistro.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem!
    L2EatOut
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We have been dinning at The Black Sheep Bistro for a while now. Love this place. The food is amazing! Lobster Sliders, Sea Bass, the cheese plate, just a few of our favorites! The owners are really great! Great servers. Everyone is so friendly! Some of the best food around!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who could ask for anything more???
    aaadolldocVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We are regular diners here and Joe, Maria and staff continue to provide a wonderful dining experience. From the front door to the kitchen, all works rather smoothly, and considering the close quarters, that in itself is amazing. The yellow fin tuna dinner special was one of the best seafood dishes I have ever tasted. Hubbie continues with his favorites of the black sheep sliders or fettuccine bolognese, excellent, bar none. The venison pate appetizer special was dynamic. I say try it, you'll like it! The atmosphere is very much like dining at home, without the cooking hassle, diners interact as though they are family, even if they are not. If you are looking for a stuffy, nose in the air place, go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Find!
    CajunFoodies1
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Living in Houston, there are so many restaurants to choose from. The Black Sheep Bistro is where you should go! Amazing food- had to try the sea bass from all of the reviews. It was fabulous! The tuna special was equally as yummy. We are foodies- prefer a great meal and wine list over just about anything- this bistro will not disappoint!!! Was concerned we might should have brought our own vino and paid the corkage fee,but decided to try theirs. It is pretty extensive- just not the wines you find at Kroger (which makes me happy!!) We will go back very soon for the brunch on Sunday. The owners are very personable and involved in checking on their patrons- made the whole experience even better!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Houston Business Journal was right!
    HoustonFoodies
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Saw these guys were ranked nationally as one of the top neighborhood bistros in the country in HBJ. Made a reservation online for Friday night and everything about it was first rate. Wonderfully prepared creative menu choices, quiet atmosphere, knowledgable friendly wait staff and owners that truly treat like friends. This the kind of place my wife and I look for and rarely find (and we look often).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Food
    FoodGuy20
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is a restaurant converted from an old house. I had the pork chop and my wife had the ravioli. Both were prepared to perfection. The waitstaff was good but not at fine dining level. Overall the experience was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    jrmack
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Not our first visit by any means. Great food, service and ambience continue to bring us back to this bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday Lunch with friends
    NelsonVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    was perfect. They had sliders: lamb and also the lobster, which I've had before and can attest to their deliciousness. I had the oyster platter. The restaurant has added a few tables since we were here last and it really opened the place up. They are working on their outdoor seating; hopefully it will be shaded and breezy... This place is a go-to restaurant with excellent food prepared by Chef Joseph and excellent service, spurred on by Maria, a Jersey girl right at home in Texas. What a wonderful place to entertain, with fairly priced wine, good views, and an over-all friendly atmosphere. And then came the cannoli's with ricatta cheese, thank you very much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food
    Zoobie
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I have been here a couple of times. Everything I've had has been delicious. My friends all agree!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This place is just awesome. Chef Joe is just awesome. The food is immaculate. Even the table bread is hard for me to stop eating with entrees on the table. Always a pleasure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique to its location but .......
    DinesoutalotVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Tried it for lunch. Food was good but not great. It is unique to the area as the menu does offer dishes apart from the usual boring offerings in this area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Absolute Gem!
    GerryVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was my second time eating at the Black Sheep Bistro. This time my husband and I brought another couple with us. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We had the beet salad ... very delicious. For dinner around the table, we at the shrimp dinner, tuna, and Chilean sea bass, all the meals were wonderful The service was friendly and attentive too. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food, service, and friendliness are all amazing!! Found this gem one night with girlfriends and we took our husbands there the next night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a gem!
    GerryVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband I were looking for a restaurant to go to for dinner on Saturday evening close to home in Spring. I found The Black Sheep on Open Table and after reading the previously written positive reviews we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. I had shrimp and my husband had pork chops, both dishes were delicious. We shared a Beef Satay appetizer and the Mediterranean salad, delicious as well. We finished with the cannoli's yummy! We will definitely return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The sea bass was amazing, wine list was so so. Service was average. Very interesting dining atmosphere, it's an old refurbished house in old town Spring. The owner/chef and his wife were very visible and attentive to their guests. Another server would have been helpful considering the amount of tables that were there when we ate. Overall recommend enjoying the lamb, sea bass and Mediterranean Salad
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to Old Spring.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    No pretense, reasonably priced. Had some minor kinks with the food but supple red wine, honest service, and nice ambience compensated handsomely. Worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love, Love, Love...
    Sjackson400
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was our second time at Black Sheep and again, Loved this place! Had the Sea Bass, one of the best I have ever had. Service was outstanding. The atmosphere is perfect - not your typical "restaurant" style - it is an old house and has a very warm and cozy feel! Would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate