Maison Pucha Bistro

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$31 to $50
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French
Maison Pucha Bistro is the culmination of Chef Manuel's 25 year culinary journey. Securing a location in Houston's historic Heights neighborhood, Manuel, Cristian and Victor have reunited in the true sense of fraternité, to open their very own restaurant to showcase their talents and vision of true hospitality. We hope you will join us and be a part of something, truly special...
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Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a WONDERFUL restaurant. I’ve been going since they opened. Highly recommend for quality, service and menu ingenuity. I experienced my very first hiccup this week. My soup, and my dining guests soup, was barely luke warm when it arrived. It was resolved within minutes, literally, and then perfect. If you like white wine order a bottle of the Chablis - lovely. I do wish they would bring back their Mac-n-Cheese fries! Unique and fun option to start. Thanks for keeping the popovers!

Cheers!

W
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I was very disappointed with the restaurant i had heard so many good things . We were sat to the left of the entrance and the smoke and strong smells from the kitchen was over whelming My clothes stank and so did my hair of very strong food i do believe the Exhaust was not working good . The Beef that my husband got was stringy and tough and when we told our Waiter he stated he would tell the chef and after that our service went downhill.
My husband stated he will not be going back .

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The smoke from the kitchen filled the restaurant and I smelled like burnt grease after I departed. Disappointed that they don’t have a better ventilation system.

F
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice food and service, lacking ambiance and unfortunately very very loud for a date...

NP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant never disappoints. Excellent food and service.

j
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never, ever skip the souffle! Best anywhere!!

D
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

A French restaurant with mediocre bread is two strikes. The menu is rather limited.
The bar, the location , and the people keep me coming back, but this is not one of my favorites.
Oh, yeah...my wife loves the place.

CM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alberto is a superb waiter! He is very friendly and helpful when making food selection choices. You can tell that he truly enjoys his work and making for a most pleasurable dining experience. The chef at Maison Pucha is both artistic and masterful in his plating design and the food is absolutely wonderful. We will return again and again!

DM
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, excellent food, and a beautiful building. What more can you ask for?

SC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

G
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricardo Excellent! Food delicious but a little pricey.

RA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable in all respects.

RG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and delicious food.
The soufflé is “out of this world”

CS
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing, service was lacking. Unfortunate, as I thought we found a neighborhood gem for Sunday brunch.

RB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was excellent but service was not up to expectations. Took a very long time for cocktails to arrive. Had to remind the server to bring our salad order.

CK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was again outstanding and nicely presented.
The only thing we do not find ideal are the smaller tables (for2) being placed next to a wall. That leaves not much room to operate your cutlery.
Other than that always a very pleasant evening at Maison Pucha!

BR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maison Pucha Bistro was perfect for our anniversary celebration dinner. Everything we ordered was fantastic and the service was some of the best I've experienced in the last several years. A true dining pleasure.

GH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Maison Pucha again. The food, service, and friendliness never disappoint. Their private room is so nice, & we enjoyed service by Whelan tonight.

O
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fine dining. Chef knows what he is doing. The chocolate soufflé was out of this world
Don’t miss the duck main course

RC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Definitely will be back again!

AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, one of the best meals I have had in Houston recently. The fresh made chocolate soufflé is to die for. Already booked a table for tonight.

TN
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Beautiful presentation. Great wine selection.

OT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Wagiu Steak Frites

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was really good and the service was excellent. The wine list is priced too high for the neighborhood.

KR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maison Pucha Bistro never disappoints! We love having family celebrations!

KW
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is now my Go To!!!!

JV
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, their gastronomy is at a worldwide level.

j
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The restaurant is very nice and with an inviting menu. Food was very well presented and good quality. Service was the terrible part of our dinner....Waiter not helpful at all with questions from menu and not well informed about daily specials....

CB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall, the food was delicious, but my friend’s wagyu hangar steak had about a 1/3 of it that she could not chew. The sauce that came with it was delicious but the fries were not crispy enough. The coq au vin was delicious, as was the cheese puffs and the chocolate soufflé. Overall, a great birthday/anniversary celebration

c
Houston
162 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The duck confit was delicious. The lamb burger wasn't as good.

SS
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, and the service was the best that I have had in a very long time. The owner came out and talked with us about the dishes we ordered and we were served a complimentary dessert. Wonderful.

OT
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We intentionally made reservations at Maison Pucha Bistro tonight when we realized they are closed tomorrow. It was our favorite dinner of all the Houston Restaurant Weeks participating restaurants. It exceeded our expectations. Special thanks to James, the Maitre De, who went out of his way to make sure each course was perfect.

GR
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable. Loved the waiter. The food was wonderful. The presentation was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good experience. The food was undersalted but otherwise pretty good. I wish I had ordered the eggs Benedict instead of the steak and eggs. Loved the vegetable terrine and the souffle for dessert.

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I’d read mixed reviews about Maison Pucha and wanted to experience for myself. Our group of 4 had a brunch reservation at 11am. Two of us arrived on time and were promptly seated, with the others arriving very shortly after. We’d been seated about 10-15 minutes before our server approached the table to greet us or take a drink order. The restaurant was not full at that time yet, with few tables occupied. Our server didn’t come across as welcoming - he wasn’t rude but definitely not personable. I realize it was the last weekend of HRW and the servers were exhausted by then but it doesn’t take much to be friendly, especially if you’re in the restaurant biz. Our drinks were delivered and it was another 10-15 minutes before our server returned to take our orders. No suggested entrees or asking us if we had any questions. It was a rather abrupt, ‘OK, have you decided ladies?’ The first courses and entrees were delivered without any issue. The food was good, solid but nothing that I’d rave over. I don’t recall if our server came by the table to check on us. Surely he did, but his lack of interaction with us leaves me not recalling this. Dessert took longer than usual and we had to flag our server down to check. I usually like to order a drink with my dessert and did not this time. We just wanted to be done. I’m on the fence about returning to give this restaurant and staff another chance.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food but disappointing service.

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Restaurant Weeks brunch menu and everything we ordered was fantastic! Beautiful presentation and delicious flavor combinations.

AD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent - we had the house special Ecuador chocolate souffle, which was excellent.

TR
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fine French cuisine. Will definitely be back.

CR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very good experience. We tried the Restaurant week menu and everything was delicious and very well presented. I really recommend it.