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The Black Sheep Bistro
The Black Sheep Bistro
  • Address:
    326 Main St.
    Old Town Spring, TX 77373
    Champions / Spring
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: $30 and under

The Black Sheep Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://theblacksheepbistro.com
  • Email: maria@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
The Black Sheep Bistro is an American Bistro with Global Influences located in Old Town Spring. Our Chef sources ingredients daily to provide our clients with fresh ingredients while creating dishes for our evolving menu. That means our Menu is CONSTANTLY changing!!

Parking is available directly in front and across the street from The Bistro.

We highly recommend reservations for parties greater than 4.

We do not have Booster seats, high chairs or a children's menu.
Due to limited space and seating, we kindly request no children on Friday and Saturday evenings. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you understand.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "We went there with friends, and had a scrumptious brunch! The menu was unique and the food was delicious! Two of us had their delicious omelets, and the third person had Crab Cake Benedict. The atmosphere was very relaxing, and we just sat and chatted for hours. We also had the opportunity to meet the owners, which made the experience even more enjoyable. We will definitely recommend this place to our friends."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great food! I had the mushroom polenta - it was awesome - and the lobster sliders - also very good. Small place, charming, service wasn't the best ever, but for the price point it was pretty darn good. Parking can be challenging. Overall, we liked it and will go again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "First time here and it did not disappoint! What a great find on the north side!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Amazing food! Service is super friendly, just needs the speed food and service to get a bit quicker and they will be perfect. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the Black Sheep Bistro, but it won't be our last! This is a small, chef owned restaurant, which is building a great reputation for good quality food. The menu is small and changes regularly, depending on what fresh produce is available. All the food we ordered was beautifully cooked and presented, clean plates all round. The Black Sheep Bistro is BYOB when we visited, but they have requested a license to serve alcohol. We had a great night eating here and will definitivily be returning. I can thoroughly recommend the Black Sheep Bistro"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "What a great find! Both the chef and his wife made us feel so welcomed. They both took the time to sit and talk with us, share their journey, from falling in love, chef school, to eventually opening Black Sheep. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband & were celebrating the completion of our very first half-marathon. We made 6pm reservations & were seated promptly. W ordered the Kale Salad (very good), Oysters Appetizer - this is where I fell in love with this restaurant!! They were cooked perfectly & the flavor profile was out of this world. Then I got the lobster ravioli & my husband got the braised lamb. Both were very good but the lobster ravioli rocked my world!! This chef is super talented. The homemade ravioli were fabulous & the big chuncks of lobster inside were cooked perfectly. The braised lamb was fall off the bone tender. The ambiance was nice & the service was good - they didn't serve too fast & really allowed us to enjoy each course. Fabulous place!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The sea bass and rack of lamb were delightful! The simplicity of the menu is the greatest attribute of this bistro. The BYOB is great as well. Two thumbs up!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Nice to have a neat little place like this close to home and love the Old Town spring old house tradition. The staff were friendly and cheerful. The food was mostly wonderful. The Sea Bass was fabulous although a bit pricey. The linguini with claim was good, but you better LOVE garlic! The Crab Cake was outstanding! Love, love, love that this is BYOB - hope that does not change!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I kept coming across the Black Sheep Bistro in Open Table, but was hesitant to venture outside of the superb spread of restaurants we are so lucky to have in the Inner Loop of Houston. Wow -- I am so glad we finally did. The Black Sheep Bistro dining experience is definitely a treat. The menu is short but powerful, with strong options for red meat, pork, and seafood. Every dish tasted incredibly fresh, with homemade ingredients. The Mushroom Polenta (we had for a starter) was mouth watering. We were in the mood for sandwiches for dinner; both were very good (the lamb burger & lobster roll)... but we were left wanting to taste the Sea Bass (which we heard several guests raving about), as well as the filet mignon. We'll be going back soon."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went to have dinner the night before Valentine's Day and we absolutely loved with our food, it was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Excellent food. Sat in the back, by the window. Descent service. The food was excellent. I was impressed with the food quality. The BYOB policy doesn't hurt either. Will definatelly be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fantastic Energy! Great music! Very welcoming and the food left you wanting more!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I frequently dine at the Black Sheep Bistro. I have tried everything on the menu for brunch and dinner as well as many of Chef's specials as possible. Chef and Maria are amazing. Last night I had the pleasure of New England Clam Chowder, Linguine with Clam Sauce and Crème Brule. A trip to eat at Black Sheep Bistro is a must. If I do venture elsewhere, I am usually disappointed. Chef's marriage of foods and seasonings is truly mind blowing. Do yourself a favor and make Black Sheep Bistro your destination for excellent food. This is a family owned business by hard working folk who will go out of their way to make sure you will enjoy your visit as well as your food. You will not be sorry, go and enjoy!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "If you love red meat, and you enjoy lamb, you MUST have the rack of lamb. Prepared as you request ( and I love mine RARE) , served with a sweet potato purée topped with brown sugar and walnuts, and lovely asparagus spears, cooked to perfection, what's not to love. My hubbie enjoyed the Black Sheep Burger, one of his favorites, again cooked you your liking, topped with a bacon jam, served with a lovely and refreshing side salad. The food is consistently fresh and the taste us always heavenly. Thus is our go to place to eat. All others pale in comparison."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "4 dined and we intentionally ordered a variety... this group included a few well traveled foodies...but should you have less adventuresome diners, the chicken or filet are solid contributors. For those who appreciate some culinary flexing - they bring it to the table. Osso bucco and rib roast that require no knife and melt in your mouth, fried goats cheese salad, escargot stuffed mushrooms off the charts, foie gras, well that with warn bread and wine... need nothing more! Lovely desserts to follow. It's out of the way and worth every step."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This charming little restaurant will more than tickle your pallet. The food is fresh, vibrant and outstanding. I suggest you try everything on their menu as you will not be let down. Service is very good, ambiance is excellent and the owners are one of a kind."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "A little pricey for lunch, in particular the desserts. Also the portion size could be larger for the price."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "From the appetizer to dessert, every bite was a treat. We were there on a quiet Wednesday night and had the full attention of our server. I plan to try everything on the menu but the specials are so compelling, it will take a few trips. Be sure to take a bottle or two of your favorite wine since they don't have a license to sell but still provide glasses and wine service. This place should be on your "must" list."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Please get yourself by to enjoy the wonderful food at the Black Sheep Bistro in Old Town Spring. Living in New Orleans for 30 years, with all of the wonderful food the city is known for, one can't help but become a 'food snob'. How refreshing it is to find a local place that brings together a wonderful array of ingredients for a delicious tasting experience. We will definitely return--and soon!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "This is one of our favorites places to eat, make that THE favorite place. The food is always fresh, the mastery of Chef Joe in combining ingredients in different ways to make each bite a little bit of heaven is superb. Combine that with the wonderful wait staff, and Maria, who all make you feel like you are having dinner with friends, even if it is your first time dining there."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This is the BEST! We have been twice now, and the food is absolutely wonderful. Just like stepping into a New York gem of a restaurant. Maria remembered us from our first visit and came over to chat, which made us feel right at home. I would highly recommend Black Sheep Bistro."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Only criticism, needs more ventilation, very smoky from the cooking and I came out smelling as if I had been in the kitchen! It is so refreshing to find an excellent independent restaurant, and to me homemade desserts is the icing on the cake, might not always be able to eat one but that is quality. Wish you every success Maria and Todd!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "My husband and I continue to dine at the Black Sheep Restaurant because it is always an amazing experience and the food is incredible! Chef Joe is very personable and by far one of the most talented chefs I've ever met."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "There is no vent so we were kitchen smell impregnated, there is no wine or alcohol beverage but the food quality is pretty good."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Set menu was awesome. Maria made it feel like a family party. Staff even offered to drive home those who partied to much. And again the food was fabulous."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Maria and Joe have a great thing going! My friends and I have had lunch and brunch there and every time its awesome!!!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Dished were amazing, the crawfish macaroni is a must. Romantic scene sets the tone for a wonderful and spirit-filled evening. Currently restaurant is not holding a liquor license but allows BYOB. Open for lunch and dinner hours."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "This was the first time I have seen the breakfast/lunch menu and was pleased! It's nice to have the option of both because my boyfriend loves breakfast foods and I prefer lunch. Our server knew the menu very well, and was helpful in describing the dishes. I had the special wich was the lobster bisque and loved it. It was a perfect serving. Maria recognized me right away and came over to say hello and meet the rest of my party. This is my favorite thing about the restaurant."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Every item on the menu has been amazing, each bite we are amazed. I hear people at other tables saying Wow! as well. Very good. We have tried 5-6 menu items and each one had amazing flavor. We will likely eat here weekly."
    Dined on 11/27/2013