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Bien Mérité Pink French Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner - Bien Merite, Corpus Christi, TX

Bien Merite

4.5
4.5
36 Reviews
$30 and under
Café
Bien Merite offers a delightful French culinary experience throughout the day, starting with a scrumptious breakfast featuring scratch-made bakery items and delicate pastries. The lunch menu is equally enticing, with a variety of delicious food options to choose from. For dinner, guests can indulge in a delectable selection of French cuisine, prepared with care and expertise. Whether it’s the freshly baked pastries or the flavorful dishes, Bien Merite ensures a memorable dining experience with its authentic French fare.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, French, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (361) 334-0241
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    EC Marjorie Pettigrove
  • Catering
    BIEN MÉRITÉ offers a selection of specialty desserts and baked goods for parties, gatherings, meetings, and events. We provide a wide array of breakfast, lunch, & dinner catering options to your preferences. BIEN MÉRITÉ's catering menu has something for everyone. High-quality, delicious food that will leave a lasting impression on your event.
  • Private party facilities
    BIEN MÉRITÉ is available for private events. We have an event room that can accommodate up to 30 guests seated. Additionally, we offer the ability to rent the entire space for dinner based on availability.
  • Neighborhood
    Corpus Christi
  • Cross street
    Between Elizabeth St and Morgan Ave. Pink Building.
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • High Tea

    $50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Bien Mérité offers High Tea Time Experiences year around. It's a unique combination of a fine European tradition combined with a delicate French twist. Embracing the spirit of the holiday season, our menu is thoughtfully crafted to invoke both delight and intrigue. This includes your choice of one fine tea (may substitute tea for our padre pink or lavender lemonade), One Glass of Champagne per person, two mini scones of the day with jam & butter, a macaron, an éclair, an apple tart , a cream puff, a chocolate petit four, and tea sandwiches. Minimum of 2 people required for the booking. (Please note additional place settings are available for $15/person upon arrival. Additional table settings do not include extra tea or food.
  • Mommy & Me Tea Time

    $34.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Mommy & Me tea include, freshly baked croissant and scones served with house-made jam & butter. Your choice of any 5 of our finest pastries including macarons, beignets, petit fours, and cream puffs. Your choice of one of the following teas: Jasmine, Lemon Ginger, Peppermint, Earl Gray, Paris Black Tea, and Breakfast Blend Black Tea. (may substitute tea for our Padre Pink or Lavender Lemonade) also included in this Tea Time experience is a bottle of Martinelli’s Organic Sparkling Cider. (Please note additional place settings are available for $15/person upon arrival. Additional table settings are for parties who want to bring more guests to enjoy the pastry and tea selection described above. This does not include extra tea or food.

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Healthy

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Neighborhood gem

36 Reviews
  1. Liam

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was really slow. Drinks took about 20 minutes. The avocado in the kale salad was either frozen or not yet ripe and inedible.

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  2. JamieR

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I would not recommend high tea. Service was not good. Value of food for the price was not good. It was a big disappointment. In my previous experience with Bein Merite I was very pleased so I had great expectations. The pastries were good but the tea sandwiches were dried up up and nothing special. We received one glass of champagne, one pot of tea, no milk or sugar, no refills on water. For three people, 2 croissants and 7 pasteries. We could have just ordered pasteries and tea and gotten a much better value for the money. The pasteries were excellent though. I will never do high tea with Bein Merite again. I have done high tea at places in Houston and it was a truly great event and experience. I was disappointed with the experience at Bein Merite. Don’t waste your money.

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  3. ChristinaK

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful breakfast. The food was spectacular. Service was quick. Servers were kind and knowledgeable. Already planning a tea service for my daughter’s birthday.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great, the food was very tasty. The only problem is it’s very expensive, of course you get tea, treats and mini sandwiches, but 50-60 a person is a little much. (And that’s not including if you get an add on like champagne, that’s like another $100) I love it, I love the food, workers, and restaurant overall, but it almost woulda been cheaper to buy everything separately.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner again and fantastic service!!! Can’t wait to go back!

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  6. Annie

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bien Merite is a wonderful spot for breakfas, lunch or dinner. It is also the perfect spot for picking up amazing pastries. Our party of 12 was served excellently at Bien Merite the other night. The food was phenomenal and the ambiance was perfect. Service was superb. The cake was to die for. Thank you to Chardonnay for helping us plan our dinner, and thank you to chefs and wait staff for a great evening.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a fantastic meal and rivals the beast places around the country!! Loved everything and will be back soon!!

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  8. AngelicaG

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, drinks were greta. Overall, enjoyed my dinner experience. Will be retuning !

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  9. Wrex

    Corpus Christi

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a delicious dinner and they had a couple of gluten free options! We loved the drinks, wine, and entrees. I haven’t had risotto that good in years!

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  10. KayCee

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was good. I expected it to be busy considering the holiday but would have liked the service to be better as I took my daughter for a special Valentine’s Day lunch. Also, they should have a better arrangement for people who come in to dine and for reservations, and those just placing orders in the front. I had to walk over to service people and ask for our seat because the line was so long but I made reservations.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bien Merite using the Order Online button. Bien Merite also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (361) 334-0241.

Bien Merite is rated 4.5 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bien Merite

1336 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Elizabeth St and Morgan Ave. Pink Building.
  • Neighborhood
    Corpus Christi
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, French, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    EC Marjorie Pettigrove
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (361) 334-0241
  • Catering
    BIEN MÉRITÉ offers a selection of specialty desserts and baked goods for parties, gatherings, meetings, and events. We provide a wide array of breakfast, lunch, & dinner catering options to your preferences. BIEN MÉRITÉ's catering menu has something for everyone. High-quality, delicious food that will leave a lasting impression on your event.
  • Private party facilities
    BIEN MÉRITÉ is available for private events. We have an event room that can accommodate up to 30 guests seated. Additionally, we offer the ability to rent the entire space for dinner based on availability.
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