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About Bistro Lancaster @The Lancaster Hotel
Please visit our website www.thelancaster.com to book your reservations. Bistro Lancaster is reached from the drop down Dining tab. Thank you.
Local favorite, The Bistro Lancaster is ideal for a power breakfast, business lunch or social evening. Sophisticated and intimate, the Bistro allows for highly attentive personal service in a cozy setting. Feast on the sumptuous regional Contemporary American Bistro cuisine from our delicious Crab Cakes to our signature warm croissant bread pudding accented with brandied cherries, fig confit and caramel sauce. Now serving USDA Prime Filets and Ribeyes.
Located in the heart of Houston's theater and financial district; it is an easy walk to all live performances downtown.
Houston, TX 77002
Hours of Operation:
Everyday: 6:30am - 11am
Brunch: 11:00 - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday during Theater Season
Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 4pm
Mon - Thurs: 4pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 11pm
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call The Lancaster's Catering/Special Events Department at 713-237-2765, Allan Levine.
Valet Parking Rate of $15.
Houston Metro Light Rail
Private Party Facilities:
Private Room - Block 59 is located on the hotel's Mezzanine level with seating up to 20 people. Room can be used for private meetings and/or dining. Additional room rental and set up fees may be applicable.
Private Party Contact:
Allan Levine: (713) 237-2765
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bistro Lancaster @The Lancaster Hotel Ratings and Reviews
We always come to this restaurant before the show. I will look elsewhere now. My son & I were meeting for dinner before a show. We were greeted at the table by our waiter, then he never came back. When we called him, he ignored us. We finally received the attention of another waiter who took care of us. The first waiter was working hard for the table with 4 next to us, but totally ignored us. Funny thing was when the table of 4 was paying the bill, he was there as they were thanking him for his great attention to them. I don't know the story there. Maybe he was just reassigned to the bigger table? Even so, in general, the service was very slow and the buffer time I had allowed before the event left us running to the theatre after paying our bill. Its time for us to try something else.
Although the food was excellent I would hesitate to recommend this restaurant other than for its convenience when going to the theater district. It is quite close to several theaters which gives it appeal and the food truly is excellent. So what's the downside? I felt the menu was a bit limited and the pricing quite high especially for wine. One or two glasses of wine at 10, all others 13+. Food too is pricey. Service was slow as there seemed to be one waitress for the entire restaurant. Not her fault but slow nevertheless. If you don't mind the prices and you are going to the theater it is a good choice but value wise too high.
It was my first time there. I thought the food and service were outstanding. I will return in the very near future and try other items. The waitstaff were friendly and very helpful. Speedy service, but not rushed, just tr right amount of attention. The wine selection was great, food was excellent.
This restaurant is very accommodating on food allergies and dietary restrictions. We have been here many times and always find something great on the menu, which regularly evolves. This time I had a delicious kale salad to which I added grilled chicken. My colleague had perfectly prepared lamb chops. Wine selection is good. I recommend the place highly.
My friend and I had a lovely dinner before going to the Hobby Center to see "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night". She had the kale salad to start and then the Soy glazed Chicken. I had the Salmon. No dessert because we were off to the theater. We did use the Valet parking but diners should be aware that the Lancaster does not offer free parking with the order of an entrée. I think it may still be listed on the sign on the Valet station.
The only venue conversant with a theater crowd in what passes for a downtown theater district. Ample bar but slightly crowded dining space. Attentive staff, but the menue could use more traditional Bistro items. As with anything successful, it's primary advantage is location, location, location
This is one of our favorites of everywhere we have lived. The food is always fresh and excellent and David alway spoils us. Bistro Lancaster is a gem from the sommelier to the chef to our kind friend David who always manages to make us feel like we are dining at a friends house.
Husband & I had dinner with friends for New Year's Eve this year. The chicken dish was dry and portions of the sides were small. Husband had the salmon and said it was dry as well. Wait staff was friendly and ambience of hotel & bistro was very enjoyable but food has to be good or people will not return. Lunch at the Bistro a year ago was very good - not sure what changed.
An excellent hotel restaurant in the heart of Houston's downtown theater district. It is close to numerous downtown office buildings and the federal courthouse. A good place for a business lunch or a meal before a show at the Alley Theater, Jones Hall, the Wortham Center, or Sundance Movie Theater, each of which are a short walk from the restaurant.
Had lunch at Bistro Lancaster for a business lunch. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere, but the service was slow. It took a long while to have our drink order taken. It subsequently took a long time to have our food order taken. The food was delicious. My guest had the crab cake and I had the tuna melt - both were very good.
Perfectly, perfectly, lovely! Wonderful service---attentive without being disruptive. Food was excellent. When wine by the glass was ordered, they brought the bottle which is something I don't see often...nice touch...I know what bottle to look for when I go to purchase for myself!!!
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