Le Bistro

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Le Bistro, located inside the highly praised Culinary Institute LeNôtre in Houston is a gourmet restaurant concept that doubles as a training environment for chef students.

Le Bistro menu combines classical and innovative French techniques taught in school with dishes designed to reflect the International palate. Each customer dining at Le Bistro comes looking for an experience. Guests will enjoy a unique fine-dining menu in a sophisticated atmosphere with the chance to interact with the students and observe the chefs in action through the dining room’s wrap-around windows.
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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife out for her birthday. The meal was exceptional, the wine came highly recommended, and dessert was decadent. Loved everything about the experience.

E
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

management trying to turn around, entrée quality was excellent, but plate was too full, meat should be on plate with grains and vegetables on the side to look better, dessert was abysmally bad, very cheap, but chef recognized it and offered free dessert next time, restaurant was up and coming, wine was good, but a bit over-priced for the qualtiy

P
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this secret hideaway!!

Q
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and wine were awesome!
Nice ambiance.
Had the meats plate, duck confit and ribeye.
Perfect with a Jordan Cap

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b
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was very good, although not quite up to the restaurant's usual very high standard. Perhaps, this was because we ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. Serving sizes were large. Unfortunately, the champaign was served at room temperature and did not cool adequately until the meal was half over. Disappointing.

PD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Didn’t realize it was the restaurant for a culinary school but was a good time. Service was great even though our waiter was clearly very nervous. Food was good. Would go back again!

CC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been to Le Bistro and do plan to return. It was a bit tricky to find due to lack of signage on the feeder road. Menu was excellent. Presentation outstanding. Waiter knew the items and explained ingredients on the plate. I will recommend.

IL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very infotamtive as to the menu and the sxhool. Houston FoodWeek is a great way to explore new restaurants and a chance ro help those kess fortunate.

AJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! This is my 3rd time here. It has a romantic vibe, but I've been here on a work lunch break with girlfriends, on a date night, and now on a solo lunch outing. Every time the food was amazing and the service is on point. It's truly top-notch on a budget.

JP
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem for those of you who don’t know that Le Bistro exists. The staff is professional and knows the menu and events they offer, must ask even if it is posted.

Fresh, delicious, savory, and most pleasing food you will ever have.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my wife’s birthday special

J
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. The HRW menu is an upgrade from last years.

MS
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first trip to Le bistro and we loved it. The food was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server not so good , she never had a real eye contact with us , she need more love for her job to be a server.
Our main course was cold , we request medium rare , was done , sauce was cold , French fries was with a smell and taste burnt , bland. Lack of salt the food , dessert was disappointing , chocolate cake not good. My son don’t eat it , we had high expectatives for this place.
Sorry we doesn’t like it . We are been in Europe and this is so far from a French cuisine.

LR
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for Houston Restaurant Week because their menu was so diverse! Escargo, BBQ Ribs, French Onion Soup, Salmon. It ALL was so good! We shared a chocolate cake (which wasn't included in the HRW price, but was really good!). Prices were very reasonable and being able to watch the cooking was great fun. Service was fine, but could have been a bit better as the restaurant wasn't crowded. We had to track her down to get our check. NOTE: they don't take cash. Overall, loved the restaurant and will be back! Will also bring my grandson for a Jr. Cooking Class!!

LH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It has always been a wonderful experience for me. The menus are unique and innovative. Service is good but inexperienced. I always feel welcome at Le Bistro and like to bring my friends.

JI
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Perfect for an Anniversary Dinner!

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We know that is a cooking school, but our waiter seemed overly inexperienced and the food was just mediocre. We have enjoyed it more on other occasions.

EO
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and unique dining experience. Food is out of this world. Seeing the chefs in the kitchen is fun too.

J
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

“Wednesday Steak night“... Invited friends (6) to show one of my favorite French restaurant in Houston.
This time I was disappointed by the very poor service and the quality of foods. The butter was on the table but we wait more than 30 minutes before we can have our “cold” bread served. Where is the baguette from my last visits (March)? The best in Houston!
The charcuterie plater was okay, and the “Steak” doesn’t look same as on the add.
One of the dessert was run out... already ....and it is only 6:30pm
Our night was save by the excellent atmosphere and wine. We ordered 3 bottles.

KG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved our time there. Our waitress didn’t seam very confident on some items, but did absolutely great. We will definitely come back and bring friends.

AP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Ate in restaurant often. This time, service poor and very slow. Escargots were tasteless, chocolate mousse very thick. Summary - this time wasn’t worth the dining experience.

M
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was date night for the wife and I

CV
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great intimate bistro with the chance to try some great food. Definitely a hidden gem for Houston

s
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The service was not at all good. One server for 3 tables. The server wrote our food order down. She placed the wrong order.
The food was overwhelming with spices. We went for stake night.
The steak had weird flavors.
The steaks were placed on two different pures. It was such a mess.
We did not have as good experience. Slow service. They did not give us steak knives until after we had gotten our food. Bread was given to us after our appetizers.
The people at my table including myself had bad stomach aches all night.
Such a disappointment.

LC
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Easter Brunch

JA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the service and meals we received at LeBistro for lunch. Our server was knowledgeable and most pleasant. The food was of great quality and fashionably prepared. We plan on visiting again very soon- merci beaucoup!!

MC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We entered and was served water... never asked if we wanted anything else. I told him we wanted coffee. The table all started with crab cake. three cakes all cooked to a different degree, mine was crispy outside but runny inside. one was cooked almost correct. the server was very quiet and disengaged. I asked what he recommends and he said he has not been beck long enough to try the menu... I ordered duck and it was over cooked to the point of jerky I did not eat most of it. The root vegetables were just a blur of starch to many to much. The salmon had the same root vegetable and it was to heavy for the perfectly cooked light and flaky salmon, The pork lasagna was terrible to me.... My son ate all of it and liked it said it was just to sweet. we ended the meal with a high note... casino cake, mouse cake and creme brulee.

BS
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this place we have shared a meal with friends many times. We have never been disappointed. It’s a great find.

LB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first experience in a Bistro setting and I enjoyed every bit of the experience. The server Ara was amazing and the chief Jimmy came out to speak with me and made me feel very special. I will return and bring friends next time I come.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My only issue during our experience was that our credit card was collected without presenting a bill and was held for almost 20 mins before returned only after requesting for it back along with the bill. This presented a very uncomfortable feeling.

AJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome! I would just say to be careful with the wording of your advertised price. 2 seatings for $35 + tax, service, and beverage could be taken as altogether instead of $35 each.

DN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post Valentines dinner. Very nice ambiance and lighting. Great table decorations!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a holiday supper there and decided we would go. It was superb!!!! I had the lobster and I haven’t had one cooked as perfectly in YEARS!

PB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst meal ever!! Salmon was spoiled and had a terrible smell. Desserts were bad.

BS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great date night out with wife. We enjoy Le Bistro every time we come. We highly recommend the dining experience.

SH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening. Thank you and best wishes to Ms LeNotre.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was phenomenal. Nice atmosphere with great music playing in the background.

AF
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place has a personal touch. We were able to talk to chef and learn more about LeNotre academy.

Service was great and prices were amazing.

Made my mom's birthday truly special.

D
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It has been a couple months since we visited last. The new menu offers fair amount of choices at fantastic prices. Ordered Special of the day dish Rosemary lamb which was good.. A touch of wine on sauce would enhance the taste.