Le Mistral

4.6
1126 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Imaginative. Uncomplicated. Flavorful.

Welcome to Le Mistral, where you will experience simplicity at its finest. Enjoy natural flavors brought forth by fresh local ingredients and inventive combinations, masterfully created by acclaimed French Chef and Owner, David Denis.

We look forward to seeing you.
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Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Le Mistral is excellent. The food is delicious, the service impeccable (Sofiane is our favorite), and we always leave happy. It’s a great place for a special dinner and also great for lunch - the lunch menu has very reasonably-priced lunch entrees if dinner is too costly for your budget. Some of our favorites include the lobster risotto, sea bass, French fries, and chocolate fondant.

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NT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant, food, and service at the Le Mistral restaurant was outstanding. The only problem encountered was upon returning home, we had a telephone call from the restaurant and two or three e-mails from Open Table asking why we had not showed up for our reservation???? We had a 5:30 reservation and arrived at 5:25, and were seated at 5:30. We were the only 5:30 reservation and no other diners showed up until 6:00. Could not understand the confusion.

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P
Houston
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food.

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C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was slow and inattentive. Food was good and ambiance was pleasant as always.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

When we go to eat at a french restaurant, we HAVE to get escargot. Le Mistral’s is very tasty. The snails were perfectly tender and highlighted by their garlic butter that kept them bright without being overpowered.
The business lunch special is a fantastic value. Soup or Salad, daily changing entree, and dessert for under $30. Yes, please. I had the Mistral salad which was lovely dressed with blueberries and zippy balsamic vinaigrette. But, the shining star was the entree- Seared Shrimp kebabs over spinach risotto with a cognac sauce. Deliciously decadent! I know I will be craving that dish for a while to come. A beautifully light sorbet finished off the meal. My mother lIves near here, and although it was our first time dining at Le Mistral, she sees herself as a future frequent diner, and cannot wait to bring all of her gal pals here.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I was allowed to make a reservation 30 minutes before closing. However, we were rushed through our meal and then told we could not order dessert. When asked for recommendations, we were told “everything is good, just pick something.” I believe the quality of a restaurant should be judged on how they treat every customer, from the first to the last. If the restaurant cannot support reservations made within 1 hour of their closing, then they should not allow reservations during that time. For this alone, I will not dine at this restaurant again.

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R
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. My wife and I chose Le Mistral for our anniversary dinner, and we were very happy we did. The waiters were attentive, friendly, and fluent in French. The food was delicious - the osso bucco was outstanding. For dessert, we had a chocolate souffle that was incredible. We have already recommended this restaurant to our parents, and we will definitely be back again!

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P
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining and we had a 10 month old little grandson with us. He was so happy to be there and smiled at everyone who paid attention to him. The food was superb and also the ambiance in the restaurant. We ( my daughter ) and I enjoyed so much everything about the service, food and the courtesy we received from the staff. A lovely afternoon in a lovely place.

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FL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service by our great waiter sofiane. Recommend a great wine for my wife which she really enjoyed. The food was great as well. We had the ravioli and the filet mignon as our entrees. Couldn’t have asked for any better service and food. Will definitely be coming back again soon!

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We sat at the bar for pre-dinner cocktails and were bombarded with barmaid conversation that included the “f”word in every sentence. Moved to the table and had exceptional service and food. Thankfully we were almost finished when a table of four was seated next to us that was wearing overpowering cologne. People please be considerate—not everyone will enjoy your selection of scents!!

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CB
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish and lobster very good and fresh. Chocolate soufflé superb.
Attentiveness very good but not over the top.
A favorite!

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BM
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We hosted a retirement lunch for a colleague of ours for 8 people. The service was excellent and we were truly taken care of. The food was very good and extremely good value. Really happy with how the whole event went.

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ML
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Great food, drinks and service made for an excellent date night!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Absolutely horrible service.

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WL
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service.

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MP
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Houston! We ordered the business lunch. Absolutely delicious!!! A great value and a beautiful meal. The entire service team is exceptional- from the moment we entered everything was perfect.

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O
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

There appears to be a cutback in service No valet and bread basket is not offered. Ambience is not French chairs being used belong on a patio not a top French restraint. Music is not fine dining or French Decor since Harveyflood is not in line with what the restraint used to be. Food quality is still excellent but other aspects had really gone down

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EL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an enjoyable experience I will be going back

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a private chef's table for a party of three. It was an amazing experience with 4 courses of food prepared especially for our tastes. The chef was trained in France, and the level of artistry and preparation was unmatched. We had incredible service and each course had multiple unique samples displayed beautifully. I highly recommend doing this for a special occasion!

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got the "Business Lunch" and it was delicious. Perfect portion sizing too.

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was down a notch from outstanding. One entree was served first but to the wrong person. We didn't realize the error till the second entree arrived a few minutes later from a different server.
Service was not as attentive as usual

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JC
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We enjoyed excellent Scallops and onion soup for appetizer, both were exquisite. Our entrees included Rack of Lamb and Chilean Sea Bass. The Lamb chops were delicious; however the bass was mediocre; not something we would order again. The service was outstanding. Only disappointment was the ambiance: plastic chairs, frayed carpet; and 1 x4 poorly painted pine for chair molding seemed out of place. This is not a place we would describe as romantic or elegant.

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YM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service plus the atmosphere is great

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MP
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Carlos was great! Attentive and pleasant. Thoroughly enjoyed our ladies lunch at Les Mistral.

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OT
Houston
96 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, the food, the service, the ambiance. Love, love, love their soups. For the lunch special, it was tomato soup that was so delicious. (They should bottle it and sell it at HEB Central Market.) Always my first place to go to lunch out in west Houston when I have to make the long trek out there.

Le Mistral
Responded on February 28, 2019

Thank you for the Great review! We strive for perfection with every bite. Come back again and dine with us for your next special occasion!

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J
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent dinner. Service was friendly and attentive. The snails were a good choice to start. We had 5 people and all were very happy with the main course. The fish was particularly good. The deserts were excellent. Favorites were the chocolate soufflé and the creme broule. Highly recommend. Not an inexpensive meal but worth the occasional splurge.

Le Mistral
Responded on February 28, 2019

Thank you for the Great review! We strive for perfection with every bite. Come back again and dine with us for your next special occasion!

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AG
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food not so much better, if at all, than substantially lower priced similar restaurants.

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AN
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Le Mistral and make the trek out to it every year! The foie gras, escargot, french tacos, and osso bucco are family favorites!

Le Mistral
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank you for the Great review! We strive for perfection with every bite. Come back again and dine with us for your next special occasion!

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MP
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic restaurant!!! Enjoyed my birthday dinner at Le Mistral tonight. The lamb dish was beautiful ,well prepared and delicious. My husband enjoyed the Lobster Bisque and French Taco appetizers- both very tasty, fresh, and the perfect portion size. The hostess was very pleasant and welcomed us as we entered. Our server, Dylan was fantastic- attentive, polite, friendly, and met our all our needs. The entire staff was gracious, professional, and made the evening one to remember. Highly recommend Le Mistral!!!

Le Mistral
Responded on February 22, 2019

Thank you for the Great review! We strive for perfection with every bite. Come back again and dine with us for your next special occasion!

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EP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at Le Mistral to celebrate my birthday was heavenly. Dylan provided stellar service and was very attentive and caring. We would definitely recommend Le Mistral to friends and family and will be back next week when we have family visiting from Canada. 5 Star experience and the menu/food was outstanding.

Le Mistral
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank you for the Great review! We strive for perfection with every bite. Come back again and dine with us for your next special occasion!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nous avons ete tres surprises de la note! Nous avons commande deux verres de vin blanc, on nous a propose du chablis sans nous dire que le verre coutait 16 dollars!
Ca fait un peu cher tout de meme!
Il eut fallu que nous demandions la carte des vins ou, pour le moins qu'on nous la propose! Ce qui n'a pas ete fait.
Pas de rancune, je reviens ce midi au Mistral...Peut-etre beneficierai-je d'un petit geste commercial?

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d
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is on the spot every time. Sofiane is our all the time server and he is great. I always request to get the Beef Wellington and it is as good as it gets coming from a person that doesn't eat a lot of beef highly recommended. The pistachio souffle is awesome as well. Give this place a try and you will be hooked as I am.

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W
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to return to Le Mistral for dinner, especially for a Birthday celebration. I cannot fault the quality or the food or the standard of service which is consistently very good.

Le Mistral
Responded on February 19, 2019

Thank you for the Great review! We strive for perfection with every bite. Come back again and dine with us for your next special occasion!

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RB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Look at the photos on Google... The presentation and flavor of their food is exquisite. No complaints. Dining here is a special experience. Keep in mind... some of the tables are pretty close together... There are pros and cons to this arrangement... But be sure to let them know ahead of time if you prefer and table with a little more privacy...

Le Mistral
Responded on February 19, 2019

Thank you for the Great review! We strive for perfection with every bite. Come back again and dine with us for your next special occasion!

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BT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend the chocolate soufflé (be sure to order with your meal).

Le Mistral
Responded on February 19, 2019

Thank you for the Great review! We strive for perfection with every bite. Come back again and dine with us for your next special occasion!

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M
Jacksonville
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was exceptional
However service was rushed which I find extremely rude at a fine dining restaurant

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WL
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was amazing, service was amazing. had a great valentines dinner.

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DT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was expecting a full menu. They had a special menu which was was over priced for the food we received. They are a neighborhood restaurant with pricing like Vic and Anthony’s. However they had great service

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c
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a perfect lunch for a special occasion like Valentines Day

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