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Maison Pucha Bistro, Houston, TX

Maison Pucha Bistro

4.6
4.6
1498 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, Ecuadorian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 637-4976

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Manuel Pucha

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Cross street

    10th Street

  • Parking details

    Parking available behind the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,498 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    French

  • Houston

    French

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  1. H

    Hogie

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed good food and service. But the music outdoors was a bit noisy.
  2. D

    Dennis

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food selections for individuals and for sharing. Good cocktails, Our waiter, Israel was friendly, attentive and made some good recommendations.
  3. L

    Linda

    Houston

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated 16 years cancer free on the patio Maison Pucha Bistro after the Komen Race on Saturday. It was so Perfect!!! And Abdullah was my waiter and he share with me that his mother is a breast cancer survivor and she walked as well. The weather was gorgeous, the good absolutely delicious and the service impeccable!
  4. AE

    AngelaE

    Phoenix

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Great vibe. Great service and amazing wine list.
  5. JB

    JohnB

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service and display our favorite place to go when we are inside the Heights
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice setting for a date. Intimate but not stuffy. The waiter was attentive but gave us space as we conversed. We took a while to order but we never felt rushed. The wine and food were excellent. I can recommend the Coq au vin.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience5
    Was excited to try this place out, the ambiance was nice the cocktails were good the wait time between appetizers and entree was absurd and when the entree finally came out I was brought the wrong dish. I was over excited to try this place and it underwhelmed. Would I go back…. Maybe
  8. M

    Mickey

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great, consistently good food and service
  9. M

    Mumu

    Houston

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food is always wonderful. Loved every miniute of it.
  10. HF

    HeightsFoodieGuy

    Houston

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing meal at Maison Pucha. Inspired dishes, impeccable service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Sit imside as there are mosquitos outside
  12. RA

    123RAC

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday’s with friends
  13. T

    Texizz

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were wonderful. The French onion soup and souffle were the best I have had.
  14. MR

    MikeR

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service! we'll be back! we had roasted beet and goat cheese salad, onion soup(amazing), baked brie with wine.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Steak fries were regular to bad Constant pushing for alcohol consumption making us feel we need to get alcohol to an excessive point to annoying Replies NO THANKS place was empty Xo tails were good Food that didn’t have a sauce where it cooks in were bad tasted bad, the stale came cut maybe because the nature of the cut itself
  16. A

    Ashlei

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was my second time back in 8 days. The food is phenomenal. The service is exceptional. It's unassuming and a comfortable place to get a fine dining experience without the pretentiousness. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
  17. E

    Esmie

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is super
  18. L

    Lagosgirl

    Houston

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is just lovely to begin with. Then you throw on the magical drinks - beautiful and delicious. Who does want a smoke bubble on their Cosmo?!? The crab ceviche special was fabulous. So was the short rib and mushroom risotto. And I'll say it again, the dessert soufflé is heaven on earth. We got tremendous service to boot. Always a lovely evening.
  19. M

    Mimi1103

    New Orleans

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food
  20. D

    Dubyakel

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience. The dishes were creative, beautifully presented , super flavorful and just perfect. Cocktails were the same!
  21. a

    arizav

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica was a very great server! Amazing job! Really delicious food as well!
  22. SD

    ScottD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A taste of Paris in Houston. Awesome service. Food was outstanding. The pastry chef Mr. Pucha even came to our table to pour the white chocolate on our soufflé.
  23. AZ

    AclZ

    Houston

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    French onion soup was bland… Coq Au vin was also bland without any flavor. Catch of the day was really good, good flavor. Service was really good…
  24. S

    Sarah

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was pretty much as expected. Nothing over the top to write home about but no complaints either. We did Houston Restaurant Weeks menu, but several of the options were an added cost. Had the options we chose been included in the price, I would give 5 stars for value but with that added cost, I rate it as a 4.
  25. F

    Foodie

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Excellent service. Nice, airy atmosphere. A wonderful lunch.
  26. J

    Joannie

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for restaurant week with friends and food was amazing. Great service and got to say hello to the Chef and applaud 👏 him!
  27. T

    Texizz

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch. Food was delicious and the presentation and plating was superb. Service was excellent.
  28. K

    Kelly

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been for brunch and dinner. Food is always great and the service is excellent!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was wonderful, we started with cocktails a shared plate of Prince Edward Island oysters and and baked Brie. The Oysters were super clean and fresh. The Brie was creamy and tasty and the variety of bread and crostini was delightful. Next came our appetizers French onion soup and shrimp ceviche. The French onion soup was perfection the balance of flavors and the gooey cheese was amazing. The shrimp ceviche was good, but the member of our party who ordered it said he wished he’d ordered the soup too. Next was the main course which took a long time to arrive, we were approached 3 times by the wait staff to say the food would be out in just a few minutes. Thirty minutes later it finally arrived. Luckily our mains were also terrific. The special salmon in a lemon burre blanc sauce was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The coqu a con was rich and hearty, the chicken was a touch dry on first taste but their were several pieces of chicken and only one was overdone. The duck a la orange was great. The duck was perfectly cooked and had a lovely flavor. The final meal of octopus ceviche was good, but not the best. This seemed to be a trend for the ceviche, the octopus was better than the shrimp ceviche. Finally we ended dinner with a soufflé. This did require a wait again but was expected as we did not order the soufflé till after we had completed our mains. The soufflé was light and balanced and just a delightful way to end a lovely meal. We were at the restaurant for 3 hours so again a little work on timing from the kitchen is needed.
  30. K

    Kelly

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Superb food as always. Good wait staff. Kitchen timing was all over the place.
  31. C

    Cathi

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted to try more Houston Restaurant Weeks items, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Wonderful service (separate checks no problem), tempting menu, beautiful plating, deliciously prepared cuisine.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Everything was great the atmosphere was nice the service was nice but the food was not very good. Will we come back no.
  33. F

    Foodie

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and wonderful service. A perfect place to take a friend for lunch or dinner.
  34. DT

    DavidT

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Service was excellent. Decor was very classy
  35. AB

    AuroraB

    Houston

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, ambiance. A little loud.
  36. S

    Sylvinka

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We did the restaurant week menu. We waited very long for the appetizers and to even order our food. When the bill came in 2 items were wrong. One got fixed, but we couldn't wait any longer to fix it again. Trout was delicious! Chardonnay was below average. We have been here before and didn't have these issues. Maybe we were just unlucky...
  37. LS

    LexiS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    I honestly enjoyed going there, but this last time would be my last visit. Firstly, the service was pretty bad. The waiter seemed bored, didn’t checkup on us after the food was brought in and we waited forever to get our food order taken. You think you go to a “white table cloth” restaurant but guess what? They put white paper on top of the white table cloth to protect it and reuse it. Wow! For the prices they’re charging that’s unacceptable. This is not a restaurant that sells crawfish and shrimp. For being a French restaurant, I was very disappointed with the coffee as well… dirty water.
  38. HV

    HelenV

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous menu and beautiful presentation. Our meals were delicious. We loved the side salad presentation in a round glass sphere, very pretty and imaginative. All staff were polite and professional. We look forward to going back.
  39. j

    jok123

    Houston

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The food was great & the service was great too! We enjoyed the restaurant week selections they offered! Food was amazing. Nice wine selections too.
  40. TC

    TommyC

    Houston

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and Vincente took great care of us. The martinis were prepared well and he was very friendly. The cerviche and beet salad were a nice start. The Coq au vin and Trout Almendine were fabulous and the desserts were not filling. Great Restaurant!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Maison Pucha Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 637-4976.

Maison Pucha Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 1498 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Maison Pucha Bistro

1001 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77008

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, Ecuadorian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available behind the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Manuel Pucha

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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