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Bistro 555, Houston, TX

Bistro 555

4.8
4.8
685 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Bistro 555 is under new ownership by a group of long-time friends including the owners of former Le Mistral and Cafe Rabelais, established French institutions in Houston. With a joint-experience of over 5 decades, Bistro 555 will transport you to the different regions of France with traditional bistro fares. Our specialties include Escargot in sizzling garlic butter, onion soup topped with melted gruyere cheese, Moules-Frites, Cassoulet, and profiteroles. We also serve wood-oven fired pizzas. Bon appetit!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 827-8008
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    David Denis
  • Neighborhood
    Westside
  • Cross street
    Between Wilcrest and Kirkwood
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 685 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    French

  • Houston

    French

685 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the atmosphere small and quaint. There did not seem to be a dedicated server for the table. I do not like that kind of service, confusing and off putting to me as a customer. You never know who to ask something from and took awhile to be asked if we cared for dessert and the check. I would return as the food is delicious and the staff were friendly but an area of improvement.

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  2. KaseyP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the atmosphere was incredible. The mussels are amazing!!! Highly recommended!!!

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  3. Foodfriends

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I never leave reviews, but must post how disappointing this was. Had been to Bistro before and it was excellent. Has ownership changed!

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  4. BrendaT

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I never understand on the ‘noise level’, if the taller bar means excellent or too loud.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I enjoyed dinner last night - Bistro 555 never disappoints! She had the onion soup and beef bourguignon, and I had the mushroom soup and salmon. All of our dishes were delicious, the service was A+, and the ambience buzzy but not too noisy! Thanks, again! This restaurant is a gem!

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  6. AndrioMG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am impressed but the food quality. Dishes were not Americanized. It really tasted like in Europe. It became one of my favorites Well done

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  7. JonathanL

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delightful small French restaurant with great service and food. Reminds us of neighborhood restaurants in Paris. We have used it for special occasions for years.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cute quaint restaurant, pleasantly surprised and will return again!! Was worried about the valentines pre fix menu not being good but it was amazing and fresh and felt prepared for each guests!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Valentine’s Day experience! Chilean sea bass was excellent. The waitress was amazing. Would highly recommend.

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  10. GeorgeS

    Houston

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food at a reasonable price. Very French (small portions with outstanding presentation).

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  11. LiyuS

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best steak I’ve had in a long while. A must go back restaurant!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were looking forward to a Valentine dinner but left without eating. The rude girl at the front desk insisted on seating us at the worst table in the restaurant saying that was the one “assigned” to us. Almost every other table in the restaurant was empty! She refused to work with us saying that we did not specify in our reservation that we didn’t want to sit by the kitchen. Seriously. They clearly play favorites. Will not return until she’s gone. Went down the street to Jonathan’s the Rub and even though it was Valentine’s Day and we didn’t have a reservation, they found a way to seat us. That’s called service- something clearly lacking at Bistro 555.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time patron - The lunch menu for Valentine’s Day had great options and everything we ate was excellent. Service was perfect and the setting was quite romantic. The owner has done an excellent service to recreate an authentic European bistro experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place for a date or meeting friends. Delicious food and great service

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  15. DeeAh

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The red snapper and the trout with saffron rice were very delicious. The service was also attentive. We truly enjoyed the evening.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food was excellent! I love taking my foreign clients who are visiting to this restaurant. Always a hit!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Find wine & yummy bites——Every bite was phenomenal.. so excited to make this my boyfriend and mines new cozy spot in town. Best hole in the wall. The pan seared foie gras was wow.. and the steak last on the menu was tender juicy perfection.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner and fantastic service! Thank you for a peaceful, wonderful dinner.

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  19. JohnK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing here. Been a few times and it didn't matter what our table ordered, it was all delicious. Their desserts also did not disappoint !!!

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  20. Rhoneman

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, wine and service. Cozy and welcoming ambiance.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this neighborhood hang out for a taste of Europe

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding!!!! My favorite by myself or with friends!!!

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  23. MelindaM

    Houston

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We love this place for a date night. The food is always delicious and the service is always great. I ordered the fig salad which is now my favorite salad in Houston !! The fois gras is also excellent.

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  24. RickS

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful evening. Bistro 555 is very much a French cafe. Service, food and wine offerings, atmosphere, and value are consistently outstanding.

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  25. poppy

    San Antonio

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent! The space is small but cozy. Travelled from San Antonio to celebrate a family birthday. Will definitely return!

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  26. ChristianaH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A neighborhood gem. Everything we ate was delicious, and the courses were well paced. Enjoyed the ambiance of a small neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and good service. Will definitely be back!

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  27. Mitzimorris

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wanted to love this place. There are lots of things I did love. Service was great. Love the intimate atmosphere. The wine by the glass choices are terrible. Luckily we tasted two before we ordered. I would not have been able to drink one of them. I appreciate the simplified menu. However the starter selection did not have a salad or smaller portion items. The salads were more of a main course. I wish I would jave tried the pizza. Again it would hade been nice to have a simple salad to go with that option. The mussels looked really good. I choose the steak au poivre. The steak itself was a nice piece of meant. However the whole dish had a fishy aftertaste. As if it had been cooked in a pan previously used for seafood. While it was not terrible and bad enough to send the meal back it did impact my enjoyment. I was just not impressed. I might give it another try for the mussels or pizza. Wanted to try a dessert but was too full. Also unusual is wines are normally listed in order of heaviness. The red wine by the glass was not listed that way and we really had to quiz the server on the wines. I think perhaps bottle choices might be better but we were driving and only wanted one glass of wine. It might be a case of investing in a corovan or some sort of storage for better wines that could be served by the glsss would make this restaurant more appealing. That and better starter options.

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  28. Sophia

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good authentic French Atmosphere with good food.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic, can’t wait to return! We had the salmon and filet and both were perfection!

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  30. LuisA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect, like always. Very good restaurant with amazing food and quality. Congratulations!

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  31. WendyE

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a hidden treasure! the food was really good! The open kitchen atmosphere and service was comparable to a cozy Paris bistro. The only thing that I would change is the overhead lighting. The pendants were on super high bright mode, and I wanted to find a dimmer switch for them and light some candles. Also, we were celebrating a birthday and the server did not ask if it was a special occasion. Other than that, we had a very nice dinner at Bistro 555, and we will be back.

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  32. PatriciaM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro 555 is a gem! A true French bistro with excellent food. The staff does a top notch job with a particular shout out to Teo who seems to be everywhere, supervising, offering opinions on the menu, always courteous, friendly and helpful. So glad to have such a fine restaurant on the west side of town.

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  33. Suej

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant and ambiance. Food quality and variety is excellent

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  34. Sande

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great choice for dinner! The food and service are consistently excellent! It was a bitter cold night so quieter than many nights when the intimate space is full! Delightful birthday evening for my husband!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and wine! Duck pate, lobster pot pie, and profiteroles are superb.

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  36. alsong

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice experience. Staff was very welcoming although we had reservations they were ready and willing to seat us instead of the other way around and the food and service was impeccable. We felt a bit overdressed but the ambiance was a refreshing contrast to the usual blaring music and noise that so many dining establishments feel the need have. You could actually carry on a conversation here and I feel the focus here is on the food instead of the decor. Overall a great experience and will definitely be back!

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  37. review

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little bistro. Food was excellent as was the service. Nice selection of French wines. I will go back!

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  38. PeterB

    Houston

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very pleased to return to this location, similar food but seems more open and friendly. The service was fantastic, food great and plentiful. Will return soon

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  39. LisG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had reserved a table several days before the 9TH, but when we arrive, had a choice of 2 tables, right by the door. We are all older ladies, so it would not work, it was cold and windy. Our lady in red, made it possible for us to get table 11, then everything was beautiful. We have been guests at the restaurant, since it opened. We do know, you are new owners. Loved our visit. One of my guests, also had dinner there .

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  40. PhilippeG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Real ambiance of French bistros with their small tables and delicious food. Need to come-back: they have so many appetizing dishes on their menu and prices are reasonable.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bistro 555 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 827-8008.

Bistro 555 is rated 4.8 stars by 685 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bistro 555

13616 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079-5900

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Wilcrest and Kirkwood
  • Neighborhood
    Westside
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Denis
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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