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Bistro 555, Houston, TX

Bistro 555

4.8
4.8
307 Reviews
$30 and under
French

Bistro 555 is under new ownership by a group of long-time friends including the owners of former Le Mistral and Cafe Rabelais, established French institutions in Houston. With a joint-experience of over 5 decades, Bistro 555 will transport you to the different regions of France with traditional bistro fares. Our specialties include Escargot in sizzling garlic butter, onion soup topped with melted gruyere cheese, Moules-Frites, Cassoulet, and profiteroles. We also serve wood-oven fired pizzas. Bon appetit!

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 827-8008

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Denis

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Cross street

    Between Wilcrest and Kirkwood

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Houston

    French

  • Houston

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Houston

    French

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  1. MJ

    MJLfrog

    Houston

    220 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    220 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, very impressive. There were four of us - had the Sancerre wine with our meal. Our food was the onion soup, the mushroom soup - both outstanding - the foie gras - wonderful - and the Le Mistral salad - all for starters. Two of us had the trout - oh my - delicious - and the other two persons had the mussels and the duck confit, respectively - very, very good also. We shared the raspberry dessert - very pretty and quite good. We will be going back to Bistro555 to try other things; it was hard to make a selection because the menu looked very inviting!

  2. LW

    LeoW

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    All good as usual

  3. BG

    BenjaminG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Resturant had great atmosphere and amazing food. Will be coming back again

  4. EL

    ELev

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I like the quaint feel of the restaurant. The menu offers many good choices and the quality of the food is good. A great place to dine and visit with friends.

  5. JB

    JedB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Bistro 555 has changed, it seems, since it was called Bistro Provence. I had the Duck Cassoulet and onion soup. The soup seemed to me to be overly sweet and the cheese on top had very little flavor. Not the nice bite of good gruyere cheese The duck with white beans, sausage and pork belly reminded me of dry van de camps pork and beans with chicken and sausage. Guess I was expecting something lighter, less dense. The beans totally overpowered the duck. It was our anniversary and I was disappointed. My wife had the snapper and she thoroughly enjoyed her meal. The saffron rice was very good.

  6. F

    Francis

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We spent a wonderful Mother's Day lunch at Bistro555! We were promptly seated at our noon reservation. The "prix fixe " menu turned out to be perfect! The "salmon amuse bouche was flavorful and seasoned just right. The pea soup veloute with bacon bits and a hint of got cheese was so smooth and tasty. My spouse had the Snapper and I had the tenderloin. I asked for it rare, and got exactly what I wanted. The sauce, asparagus and puff potatoes were a very nice combination. The red snapper also got rave reviews. Wine by the glass selection was fine and was a nice serving. All of this finished off with a nice dessert that wasn't too heavy. In my opinion, the portions were just right and prices reasonable. I also need to commend our waiter who was attentive and very responsive to our requests. I noted he spoke french and perfect english. All in all a memorable experience for us.

  7. JV

    JerryV

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great French-like ambiance and very cozy. Friendly and attentive staff. Food is delicious! So refreshing to get away from the chain restaurants in Houston.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great. Very good. One of the best restaurants I went in Houston. I recommend. Is perfect!

  9. JD

    JackieD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing! Really enjoyed my Mother's Day dinner with my family! The food and service is always spectacular. Top spot on the Westside for sure.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and attention to detail. Food was excellent

  11. JR

    JRNRU

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    First visit. Lobster pot pie was excellent.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious food. Thank you Bistro 555

  13. AS

    AbbyS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinning experience. Excellent food and service.

  14. RS

    RobS

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great spot. Well prepared and nicely presented by friendly staff. Nice wine list. Will definitely come again! Well done.

  15. GC

    GulfCoastT

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service was fantastic

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Great recommendations from our waiter. Sat outside. Very quaint and perfect night for outdoor dining.

  17. MO

    MONICAW

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, very cozy, excellent food.

  18. PH

    PhillipH

    Houston

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience at Bistro 555 was very good! Our meals were delicious and well prepared, the service was great and the ambiance was cozy. Would recommend for anyone!

  19. LH

    LH2525

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quaint neighborhood restaurant with outstanding food and welcoming service. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and were impressed with the wine list.

  20. M

    Mumu

    Houston

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious. He even brought my friend a beautiful and delicious birthday dessert. We loved it.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our experience at Bistro 555. It is a quaint restaurant with only maybe 10 tables and we are glad we had a reservation. It seems many local memorial folks were dining that evening. We had a very nice Bordeaux bottle of wine, French onion soup, appetizer prosciutto and arugula pizza, beef bourguignon, and mussels. All were masterly prepared and had deep rich flavor. We can’t wait to go back and try other dishes! Our waiter was kind and knowledgeable of the dishes.

  22. EG

    ElizabethG

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    My best friend came to town and knew this was the place for dinner. The food is always beautifully prepared and scrumptious delicious - takes me to Paris with every bite. My husband had the Beef bourguignon, I had the Duck leg (tender and succulent) and my friend had the amazing onion soup and beet salad. All were delicious. The ambiance was perfect since we dined outside with the cool evening breeze and quiet din of conversation. Simply a beautiful evening with amazing food and service.

  23. N

    Nelsonv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, wine selection was great, and the food just outstanding

  24. s

    snowblaze

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mervin is a terrific waiter!

  25. l

    lizaf

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3

    We love this neighborhood gem, so was very excited to hear they would be open for Easter. Overall our good was fine, but the escargot was very bad. I've had it here before. This time it was chewy and not not seasoned well and had a weird taste. But our other dishes were superb, including the Bouef!

  26. N

    Naniii

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time here with my mom and the service and food was great. it’s a more intimate restaurant so they were more attentive with everything which I loved. I will definitely be back again.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and customer service.

  28. s

    scott

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, great atmosphere….

  29. JT

    JTM27

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bistro 555 is one of our all-time favorite places to eat. Highly recommend.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a lovely experience!

  31. c

    cyndej

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little place. Food was perfect and the atmosphere really special.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was delicious!! Will definitely go back!

  33. R

    Rich

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Nice bistro with seating fairly close together, close enough to be in on your neighbors conversation. Service was exceptional. Food was top end exceptional to above average depending on the dish. Will definitely be back.

  34. s

    scott

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Neighborhood bistro. Great food, friendly efficient service

  35. JM

    JosiesMom

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oh my goodness the food!! It was amazing!! We had the lunch special which was three courses of fabulous! The bread made in house and cooked on the pizza oven and served with oil and spices!! The meat could be cut a butter knife! The dessert was homemade ice cream and fudge sauce. The service was impeccable never needed for anything!! Will be back soon!!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best French cuisine in Houston. Perfect date night; phenomenal service and food

  37. ML

    MarshallL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Service was very attentive. Wine selection was very good and very reasonably priced. This was our fifth visit this year and we enjoyed different dishes each time. We highly recommend this quite charming French country Bistro that makes everyone fell welcome .

  38. AD

    ArnaudD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurant in town with the feel of a small french bistro

  39. RH

    RichardH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cozy, friendly little place with food at least as good as anything I ate when I was in Paris and great service.

  40. DO

    DinnerOut

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although we were late to our reservation, we were accommodated. Food was excellent with service prompt and efficient.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bistro 555 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 827-8008.

Bistro 555 is rated 4.8 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Bistro 555

13616 Memorial Dr Houston, TX 77079-5900

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Wilcrest and Kirkwood

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Denis

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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