Upper Kirby Bistro

4.2
136 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Remember the good ole days of Corner Table, 1919 Wine & Mixology, and The Brownstone?

This Houston historical landmark venue is now open Tuesday – Sunday for corporate events, private and holiday parties! We are the perfect location with five unique venues for your special event or a weekly night out dining!

Five Central is an Events, Dining, and Entertainment Center located in the heart of River Oaks. Here we feature five unique concepts under one roof offering full-catering, food, and beverage service for events as well as a full dining experience in our restaurant Upper Kirby Bistro.! Your one-stop-shop for Events, Dining, and Entertainment!

• 15,000 total sq ft.
• 600 standing capacity
• Custom Theme Food and Drink Menus
• Full-Service Catering & Events Staff
• Meeting Facilities
• $10 Valet, arrangements can be made for private service
• Private breakout rooms
• River Oaks District
• Located Near I610 & I59
• Turn-Key Venue Experience!




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  • Who doesn't love a great happy hour!

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Create a vibe with us with $4 bar bites. We have 5 venues including a cigar bar and lounge. Relax and kick your feet up in this fun and friendly environment. Tuesday - Friday 3pm - 7pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 136 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kenni
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for brunch ended up staying for dinner. Love the vibe food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Although the lights went out the experience was still pleasant

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Enjoyed the ambiance. The food was very good. Slightly overpriced I will not lie, but that comes with the venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing...Food was great

KK
KimKN
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all around! Our waitress, Tashara, was amazing! Food was amazing! My advice is to go early for brunch.

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jeauxjade
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentines Day brunch

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MorganF
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing to the food, the bartenders, valet. I mean what a great time

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, awesome, awesome - it was my birthday and they set me out nicely...

KH
vipKeHen
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Not at all what I was expecting. Small spot. There is a club next door. It was very cold indoors. Food and appetizers came at the same time. The food was good but I wouldn’t go back because of location and bad service.

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ANTOINETTE
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We ate at the bistro, none of the food was hot! You can tell that the food is not prepared to order even the crispy Brussel sprouts were soggy. Seems as though the food is prepared somewhere else and plated as ordered but the food is definitely overpriced not to be hot!

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PreciousW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great time at this place. The atmosphere is very chill, the drinks are great and the food is amazing

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NAMEY
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Glows: Great food and customer service!

Grows: The experience was a cross between fine dining and being at a club.
Also, there were too many people in different areas crowded together with no masks on.

JD
JustinD
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional and our waitress was sweet, feminine, attentive and very hospitable!!

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Blackie
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Ambience

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LaLa
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations and we were the first people there. Their brunch is great and the service was good as well.

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TaneshiaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Went there for a gathering for a family member birthday. We did outdoor seating because we knew we wanted to do hookah. However, we didn't think it would be as cool as it was and then the area was very shaded. So we requested if they could move a heater closer to us because they had maybe 3 or 4 outside but none were on. It was a bit of back and forth because they stated they were out of propane . Eventually propane was located and we got our heater. Food and drink were all good. No complaints..... Now we did move over to the lounge area and our waitress was able to find us somewhere to sit. I don't know if the bartenders only service the people that had reserved sections but no one ever came to ask if we wanted something to drink or anything. Two of my people went up to the bar and they stood there for a minute and not one bartender approached them. But we noticed whenever a guy came to the bar they were approached with the quickness. So its safe to say I would not visit their lounge area again but the restaurant I will for sure . Service level in the lounge is very poor.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great atmosphere great hospitality

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CandriseD
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! The drinks were a bit overpriced for the size of the cup.... but back to the food that was the best chicken, Mac n cheese, and mashed potatoes I’ve ever had!!! I’ll most definitely come back.

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jchambers
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food
Waitress Tamara was excellent.
Will return

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KrystalA
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good. Everything came out in a timely manner! Everything was flavorful and tasty. Service was good. Everyone was pleasant. The music was extra loud which made it a little difficult for conversation, but overall good experience!

KJ
KeiJ
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the drinks were sooo bomb we’re going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The burger was sooo good and flavorful

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food2service2ambience3

The food came out cold a manager did not come over to try and fix it or anything. The server was very slow.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the ambiance. The live band that came on at 9:00 was amazing. I will be back.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited almost 25 min to be seated (with a reservation) outside at a fire pit with no space for eating. We also waited another 35-40 min and no one ever attended to us. We left. Never received service. Will not be going back.

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Wilson1
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I expected more. Service was simply ok and chicken was overcooked on outside. Based on the hype, we must have went on off night. Unfortunate, as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we left disappointed.

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JimmyG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, nice people, great little brunch place!!

LD
LisaD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, excellent customer service plus a wonderful ambience. We will definitely return soon!

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PatriceS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great Black Owned Restaurant,but avoid busy times. Due to parking. Highly recommend valet.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good snd nice atmosphere!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

No words can describe the time I had

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, will go there again.

HV
HoustonVisitors
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed the Sunday Brunch at Upper Kirby. We will Definitely be back soon, the food, ambiance, and waiter service was exceptional!

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Atkins092615
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! I can’t wait to go back again.

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vipMilton
Houston
112 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Be aware that the valet parking is $20 with limited street parking. There is no sign telling you the charge before you decide to pull into the lot. Very limited menu for Brunch which is all they serve on Saturday and Sunday during the day.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at this establishment, definitely won't be the last. Our waitress Tashairra was fabulous, very attentive and gave us great menu recommendations. Both meals and drinks were delicious. Looking forward to coming back and try other menu items.

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KyshaA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is the lack of parking near the bistro. Service was good food was good and staff was very friendly and accommodating.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Upper Kirby Bistro using the Order Online button. Upper Kirby Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Upper Kirby Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 831-7489.

Upper Kirby Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.