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Le Bistro

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575 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Organic
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
Tuesday- Friday: 11:00am - 3:00 pm

DINNER
Tuesday- Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30 pm -10:00 pm
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Phone number
(713) 358-5079
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Olivier Burgos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Riggs
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Parking details
Private fenced lot with onsite security.
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Entertainment
Dining Room is surrounded by 150 Feet of glass looking into three operating kitchens to provide visual interest for Foodies and Dining Room movement.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 575 People Are Saying
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food
4.2
service
4.2
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3.6
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great as usual! Serve was great as well. We try to go there as often as possible.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Le Bistro should have stayed closed. The staff are inexperienced and the service was poor. Food was nothing close to what was on the menu and our salads were not edible. The setting is lush and tropical. Jazz music set a nice ambiance. This was one of PV’s top restaurants at one time but has fallen to the bottom.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

food was good, service was a little off..seemed staff was confused about which table got which food....but it didn't ruin the dinner... not that they weren't trying...seems the systems could be improved

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Came for my wife's birthday, both our beers were very warm, the French onion soup was unappetizing, as was the brochette. My steak was about 1/3 complete fat and unedible.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing. Everyone was amazing! Food was GREAT! best choice ever

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Servers could have been a tad more attentive, but the value was undeniably great and the food was delicious. I recommend this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on December 9, 2017

This was a huge disappointment. There were only 8 people in the restaurant.... on a Saturday night. Apps were not cooked properly. Returned Duck as it was over cooked and too tough to chew & swallow. The lamb over cooked.l but had decent flavor.
Scallops under cooked. New “Chef” has a long way to go to be up to level as when Chef Kris was in charge. Cold & unappealing atmosphere. Will nor return

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

This is such a fantastic restaurant. Creative, delicious, quiet, friendly.
Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent service and food value with a good wine selection.

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3.0Dined on September 28, 2017

The onion soup was the best choice. Overall food needed a little more flavor. It was on the bland side. Price on the high side for what we received. Greeter & Staff were very friendly.

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2017

The place was all in all , very good. I would recommend it to a friend.

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

It was quite memorable to dine in a restauran

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Service was rather slow for a workday meal. However, diners can order by phone ahead of arrival. Takeout is also an option. Good value.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

The food and service were outstanding. The setting was ideal for comfortable conversation with your dinning friends. The bistro only seats about 30 and you are not rushed to eat so I would recommend reservations.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

I enjoyed eating at Le Bistro more than I have any restaurant in a long time. The atmosphere was complimented by the pleasant decor, attentive staff and excellent of music. Most appreciated, there was NO TV blaring sports games or people constantly yapping on their cell phones. (I really don't care to know all the personal business of persons who talk loudly on the cell phone the entire time they are in a restaurant.) We were greeted politely and seated promptly. Kitchen is visible from seating area, but not distracting. Our waiter was knowledgeable of the selections. The food was delicious from appetizer through dessert. I had the scallops and they were perfect. Who ever wrote prior reviews indicating scallops were "not done" must like their food fried to death. These were sauteed ever so gently. My son had the French onion soup that he said was very good. My salmon was a generous portion seasoned with tarragon and without the strong taste some servings of salmon can have at other places. My son had the steak. Since he likes his meat well done, this was a little under cooked for him, but would have been perfect for me if I had ordered the steak (nicely pink inside). The only mistake was when dessert came, I was brought the same dessert as my son, but I had ordered cream brulee; this was quickly corrected. The coffee was excellent, "Real Coffee", not the "colored water" some places serve. The cabernet savignon I was served on my arrival and with my meal was very good, and not over priced. Overall, i would recommend this restaurant for adults who enjoy a well prepared excellent meal without all the obnoxious usual distractions of most restaurants today. Don't recommend for infants, poorly behaved children, or immature adults. We were there just over an hour on Saturday, 8/12/17 5:30pm to 6:45pm.

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2.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Service was fantastic. Management was great. Food did not come out properly. The new york steak was very tough, poor cut/quality of beef. Additionally the duck upset both of our stomachs.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Located at a culinary arts school our dining experience was enjoyable. The portions were nicely sized and the staff was courteous. The meal was a good quality of food for the price. We dined for lunch during restaurant week.

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2.0Dined on August 9, 2017

I was very disappointed in the food and their lackadaisical attitude to their patrons. We started the meal off with ordering a bottle of wine; however, they only had 1/2 bottle left and was not offered an alternative. We ordered appetizers, the presentation was very nice. I had crab cakes sitting on a tiny bit of roumalade not enough for the nondescript cakes. My friend had scallops, again not enough sauce. We then had our main course. My friend ordered duck that she said was tough. I had steak with bearnaise sauce. My steak was nondescript and the bearnaise was nonexistent. For dessert I had creme Brulle which was runny. Unfortunately the waiter told us they were out of spoons and gave us forks. You try eating ice cream and runny brulle with a fork. A normal person would have washed two spoons and not embarrass the restaurant. This was an expensive meal and I wasted my money.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Steak was over cooked
The green beans while tastes still had there inedible stems still attached

Just the right portions and tasty. The crime brûlée was also tasty

Lighting was good. Service by Ian was great
The wine woman was less than helpful in our opinion. As if she couldn't believe some people do not have a taste for it.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

We were attracted to the fact this was a school and offered views of the kitchen. We were not disappointed with the experience.
There was one issue; my steak was either a poor piece of meat or was poorly butchered. It had a lot of gristle and silver skin which should have been trimmed off.
We do plan to come again.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Celebrating a birthday

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2017

It is good place. It is also a good school to learn french food. Will refer to my friends.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

I booked this place for lunch today not knowing they have an event. its their graduation day so the restaurant should close to public like us.the service is slow, the dining room is crowded, the food is pretty good but we wanted so so so long to get our food.
I would recommend not to open to public if they have an event

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

We have been here before so we took friends for dinner. As others have mentioned it sometimes is not very busy and on this Sat night there were only 5 other tables being served. The restaurant thus was very quiet and good for catching up on things with our friends. The food was quite good...dates in dough were crispy and beet salad was different and tasty. The duck of my friend was cooked to perfection and enough served to take some home. The scallops had a fair amount of garlic but were cooked to perfection and very large. My fish also was excellent. I would have liked the halibut a little firmer but it was pretty flaky and tasty. Service was very polite and good. Wine selection by the glass was also good.

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1.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Officially off my list - waiter had no training, manager was rude, and who on earth serves the starter and the salads at the same time??? We were told it is to pace the kitchen - right.... that is why 40 minutes after we finished the salads and starter we were served fish cooked beyond recognition and lamb served almost raw. If you decide to try this place only order the wine and bread - very nice wine list and excellent bread - but that is it. This place used to be one of our favorites - we even had a work team building at the restaurant. Not sure what has happened but this is the last time for us. Too many other restaurants in town that offer much more for the same price. There were only 3 tables on a Saturday night - perhaps others have given up on them too.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Always wonderful. One of our go-to places. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2017

Our server was very well trained. We enhoyed him tremendously.

The price for the food was wonderful.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2017

If you ever have dined at a serious school of culinary art, you would think Le Bistro could be a wonderful experience. Wrong! I don't know who writes the positive reviews of this place, but what a waste of money and time! I must say that unlike most Houston restaurants, though I hesitate to dignify this place with that tag, it was quiet. Why? Because the place was largely deserted, and for good reason. The menu was extremely limited and unimaginative. We won't be back. This place should be delisted by Open Table, whose standards I now question.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Excellent service. Daily special was a perfectly cooked flounder with fingerling potatoes and a salad. A great value at $12!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Service, food and atmosphere are away great. The pork belly was delicious The manager Amanda and the server were really professional and friendly. I can't wait to come back

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

This restaurant should be packed, every evening. Food is delicious! Just 5 miles from the center of the city.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2017

I had a great at le Bistro! i can't wait to go back there, the food was delicious and the staff so welcoming..! thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2017

Quiet dining room. Outstanding food. Great wines. Superb service.
So what's not to like?!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2017

We brought our neighborhood friends for their first visit. They really enjoyed the night. We are sure that they will return! Delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Been here twice for special occasions and they've surpassed expectations both times. Staff is wonderful and the food is amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2017

Attached to the culinary institute Le Notre the food is impeccable well presented and creative. French food is combined with Mediterranean flair. The beef tartare had a curry overtone and the pork belly was paired well with chanterelles. The beef shepherds pie was rich with a deep red wine reduction. And the porks loin with Israeli couscous was a prefect pairing.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

The staff and wait staff were gracious and anxious to please. The food was very good. Service was a bit slow but we had a party of nine and that could be why.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2017

This is a restaurant inside a culinary school where the kitchen and floor staff are run by students at the school. The time it took to receive our food was longer than we would've liked, but the food was amazing! Our family of five each ordered something different, and we all tasted each dish with a "Wow!" after each sampling. It's finer dining than most places, but the quality of the food was worth the price!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner yesterday (February 17th) at Le Bistro
Our party of six really enjoyed dining at this restaurant.
Nice welcome, delicious French food (I can tell you I am French), good wines, great service, a perfect match with LeNotre reputation, a landmark of the "French Cuisine".
Good choices on the menu of both seafood and meats along with Gluten Free options (I personally recommend the duck, absolutely fabulous.)
Also, the atmosphere was quiet and we could hear each other talk, which was really relaxing. A hidden gem in Houston.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2016

A good experience overall. This is a culinary school where aspiring chefs learn the formalities of the French kitchen. The ingredients were particularly high quality and care was taken to ensure that the service was correct.

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