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About Le Bistro

Located 7 minutes North of Downtown this North Village Modern Le Bistro at Culinary Institute LeNôtre supports and showcases local growers, local artists, French wines and aspiring chefs.

7070 Allensby
Houston, TX 77022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Dinner: TUES - THURS 5:30-9; FRI & SAT 5:30-10

Cross Street:
Riggs

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 358-5079

Website:
http://www.lebistro-houston.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Private fenced lot with onsite security.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Le Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (4)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Casual (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent service and food value with a good wine selection.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 23, 2017

It was quite memorable to dine in a restauran

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·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 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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 (Houston)·Dined 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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 (Houston)·Dined on August 10, 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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·Dined on August 5, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Celebrating a birthday

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Houston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined 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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 25, 2017

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

The price for the food was wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (London)·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 5, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined 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!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Outstanding Value, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined 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!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Quite atmosphere, good for a business lunch or relaxing dinner. Impressive menu, I was delighted with each plate I ordered. I've had the duck and lamb chops and they were both amazing. I look forward to trying other menu items on my next visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2016

This is a far cry from its predecessor, Kris. We were the only people in the restaurant and the service was far from ideal. They no longer have a price fixe menu. The waiter said he would make something special for our birthday guest, but that never happened. Corkage fee of $5 per person per bottle of wine is excessive . Since the location of this place is out of the way for many diners, it needs to be worth the trip. Last night it was not worth the trip!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 1, 2016

An unbeatable experience. We enjoyed everything from getting out of the car with a warm welcome from a security guard to finishing with two lovely desserts and a warm goodbye from staff. I will absolutely be going back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Great dining experience. Great value for quality food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 7, 2016

Service, food and atmosphere was excellent. I will patronize in the future

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Excellent service and beautiful ambiance. The food flavors were enticing and delectable. Wonderful experience.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value
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