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The Black Sheep Bistro
The Black Sheep Bistro

The Black Sheep Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://theblacksheepbistro.com
  • Phone: (832) 616-3035
  • 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: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome
  • 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 (832) 616-3035

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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Diner Reviews
  • "Not our first visit by any means. Great food, service and ambience continue to bring us back to this bistro."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have been here a couple of times. Everything I've had has been delicious. My friends all agree!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food, service, and friendliness are all amazing!! Found this gem one night with girlfriends and we took our husbands there the next night."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • " 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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "All the other reviews you've been reading are absolutely correct -- this is a fabulous place. We had the lunch special meatloaf (and I usually don't even like meatloaf), but the waiter convinced me that this was the buy of the day. And, he was right. It was incredible. And, the service just doesn't get any better."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Oysters, crab cake, caprese starters were all really excellent. Grilled Oysters were my favorite. Pork chop, rack of lamb, sea bass all great. The sea bass with miso glaze and sake marinate was absolutely the best fish I have had in many years"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I knew this restaurant was going to be good and I wasn't disappointed. We went for my fiances birthday and it will be our regular special occasion venue. Every food on the menu looked delicious and our food was outstanding starting with the fresh warm bread out out on the table. We will definitely be back"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Tucked away in Old Town Spring, The Black Sheep Bistro brings upscale dining to a low-key neighborhood. My husband and I dined there on a Saturday night and were impressed with the staff, the eclectic but delicious wine selections and were blown away by the food. At the suggestion of the wife of the chef we had the sea bass and the pork chop and both were incredible. We will be going back for more special occasions! The only thing we didn't love was the choice of music being piped a little too loudly through the restaurant. It didn't seem to match the rest of the ambiance. The was a large, happy party dining near us, so perhaps on this night the noise level was more "energetic" than the norm."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It was really good. The food was all so fresh. Will definitely return for more. Felt like we made a 'real find'. Hope they continue to do well."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We have been here many times for dinner, but had no idea they offered brunch! YEA!! We showed up at 11 and requested an outdoor seat on the patio. Kat is always so sweet and personable. Love her! My husband had the french toast and said it was the best he'd ever had. I had the crab cake eggs benedict. Amazing! The mimosa's were delightful! We will definitely return for brunch and dinner! Love this place!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "BSB in OTS is the perfect spot for delicious, creative dishes. Joe is a master of flavors & his tableside chats are always personable. Love the shrimp and polenta & the pork chop can't be beat. Your taste buds can't help but smile after eating at this charming spot. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We had a party of nine on a Saturday night, and The Black Sheep Bistro took great care of us. We had a nice table along a wall so we could all visit pretty well. The staff went out of their way to accommodate the party member in a wheelchair, and to make everyone very comfortable. The food and service were very good. The only bummer was that the AC wasn't working well on a warm, humid evening; however, they said the new unit was coming in the next few days. That's something that is really out of the control of management and so I don't count it against them. I'd highly recommend The Black Sheep Bistro for a nice dinner in an out-of-the-way spot."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great little find in Old Town Spring. Quaint location. Food was delicious, as were the wines. We had the Rack of Lamb and Crabcakes, as well as the Burrata Caprese, and Creme Brulee; all were fantastic. Service was impeccable. The decor/ambiance could stand a little more attention, but the restaurant is relatively new, so perhaps that is to come. The focus is definitely on the food and service, which was wonderful. Will definitely return:)"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Mother's Day brunch! First time at Black Sheep and what a surprise! The atmosphere, service, and food were all excellent! Don't miss the Grilled Cheese!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Black Sheep Bistro exceeded the reviews on open table.The crab cake is one of the best we have had lamb & beef sliders are absolutely divine! Will be back to try other unique items on the menu.The wine menu is extremely limited and names and brands we did not recognize. I hope they expand the wine that is as distinct and notable as their food. Inspired menu and delicious food. No high chairs not sure if that is a polite no children policy.It was casual & loud enough for children but it is a small old house and running children could be a problem.Word of mouth & open table reviews have gotten around and people are coming to taste the incredible and unique fresh menu items. The service was a little slow but very friendly. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We actually dined on May 20th. My wife and I had been here before and loved the food so we took great friends. They loved it too..as we expected. The food was great and this time, I had the Black Sheep Sliders...they were fantastic! Last time, I had the Joe's lobster sliders which I recommended and my friend said they were "awesome" and I agree! We did bring our own wine...and as mentioned in previous comments, the $20 per bottle corkage fee is worth thinking about. They will waive it if you purchase a bottle from their list. He had a great dinner, the food was excellent with fun service. If you can, try it...you will enjoy it!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Hidden Gem in the Spring/Woodlands area. Food was great, as well as the service. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This place was awesome! We went for Mother's Day with a party of 6 adults and 4 kids they were very accommodating. The food was better than great. I would recommend the waffles or Benedict for Brunch. It truly is gourmet cooking. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Have passed this spot a few times on my way in to town. Wish I had stopped sooner! We had a great lunch - nice casual atmosphere, delicious food, friendly staff. Look forward to trying the dinner menu soon."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Seated at the actual reservation time, great service, very friendly and knowledgable staff, terrific food, located in Old Town Spring. You won't go wrong with this place."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was our third trip to this delightful little restaurant in Old Town Spring. The dining rooms are structured to allow conversations with your neighbors if you are so inclined. It's a friendly place. The chef does a superb job with the food. I had the lobster sliders (3) and they were fresh and delicious and filling. His presentations of all the food make them all the more inviting. Glad they finally started to serve wine, too. Very reasonable. And, of course, Maria is the perfect hostess and comes around to talk to the customers. (I think she knows the chef...). This place will not diasapoint."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food was excellent - service was excellent. Only drawback is a VERY limited wine list - $20 cork fee if you bring your own. That would not keep me from eating there again, but it is a consideration."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This small quaint restaurant is so adorable. A little house in old town Spring. Not at all what I expected. Very elegant! The wait staff was very attentive. The food was amazing. The crab cake was one of the best I have ever had. We ordered several things to try them out. Everything we ordered had a contemporary flair. The sauces were amazing and the lemon aid was to die for. I like that the chef changes the menu seasonally. Be aware it is BYOB and I believe they do not charge a corkage fee. "
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "One of the best new upgrades for the Houston Food Scene. Having moved here awhile ago I have been all over Houston looking for exceptional places to dine in and at last it has arrived!! This place is located in Old Town Spring offering an awesome backdrop to this charming building. It's been a long time since I had a good meal made from the heart and soul! Everything is so fresh and flavorful my favorite's include the Airline Chicken, Broiled Oysters and a 48 hour miso & sake marinated Chilean Sea Bass!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "What a great brunch menu!! A nice split of breakfast items and lunch items, so no one has to compromise. The sausage gravy and biscuits is a bountiful serving. The crab cake Benedict is rich, yet light. The special crepe du jour was filled with lemon ricotta and strawberries and topped with fresh berries and a light drizzle of lemon sauce and honey. It was a huge portion! Make the meal a must."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Each time we dine here, the whole dining experience is always consistent. Whether you choose one of the daily specials, or a regular menu item, the food is always, fresh and out of this world fabulous. They have recently added a cheese board, OMG. With the addition of a nice wine list, a glass of wine completes this experience. Try it, you will LOVE it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food is great. The service impeccable. The owners a delight."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This place is quickly becoming a favorite of ours. This was our second time here. We went with my in-laws and we shared the Bistro Salad (WONDERFUL!), crabcakes (YUM) and the escargot mushrooms (AMAZING) appetizers. Everyone enjoyed their entrees as well. We have had the Airline Chicken, fish, pork tenderloin and the filet. They were all VERY good! The service is very pleasant and personable. Ask for Kat. She is a darling and so helpful! Oh, and they are now able to serve wine. We ordered a bottle and it was very reasonable and good. Wonderful little place! You won't regret it!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went for lunch and I had to lobster sliders -- they are awesome! I will go back for dinner as well as the menu looks fantastic. I especially enjoy having the ability to bring my own wine so I could enjoy some of my favorite wine with friends while having a great meal. The service is great in a relaxed atmosphere however the food really does stand out."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "After reading such amazing reviews we were expecting a fabulous dining experience but what we got was an okay dining experience. First of all the restaurant appears online as if it's a fancy upscale romantic restaurant but it's not; it's just an expensive one with good food (good, not great). The prices are pretty outrageous. $36 for fish? Much too high for the quality and service and atmosphere or there lack of. Not sure why everyone raves about this restaurant. I wouldn't return personally. The only great thing was the fresh bread which was really good. My meal was average at best and the service was scatty. The atmosphere was much too casual for those prices and I'm still not sure what the hype was about."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Consistently good food, nice change for Spring, TX!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We took our Canadian family to the Black Sheep Bistro and they said it was by far one of the best restaurants they've ever been too and the food was fabulous!!!!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "At first glance the Black Sheep Bistro may not look like much, but once your food arrives you will be pleasantly surprised. We had been told by some friends that this was a wonderful place to eat and we were not disappointed. The Sea Bass was amazing and the Lobster sliders were incredible. Try the duck confit and foie gras appetizer. It is amazing. they are doing a great job out in Old Town Spring."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We had a great time at the Black Sheep Bistro! We had an 8:00 reservation, and they were BUSY. But, they seated us immediately. It took quite a while for our waitress to get to us, but the hostess came by and opened our bottle of wine (it's BYOB here), gave us water and bread. We were fine with the wait. I had the Red Snapper and my husband had the filet. They were both excellent. Oh, we also had the Mushroom Polenta for an appetizer. Amazing! At the end of our meal, we had the tiramisu. We were told that the chef makes all the desserts in house, and you can tell! Very good! Overall, an excellent meal! We will definitely go here again! We want to support these family-owned restaurant in our area!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014