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Maison Pucha Bistro, Houston, TX

Maison Pucha Bistro

4.7
4.7
1718 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

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 1,718 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    French

  • Houston

    French

1,718 Reviews
  1. mariab

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our go to for a nice dinner! They never disappoint. Food was fresh and tasted amazing.

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  2. GordonM

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maison Pucha Bistro is a new discovery. Welcome, seating of our choice (patio), waiter, bussing… was all perfect. Israël, our waiter, is a professional waiter, knowledgable, unobtrusive, attentive. The shared starter, foie gras from the Hudson Valley NY, was delicious, and perfectly accompanied. The two main dishes, bouillabaisse and sea scallops, were delicious and beautifully presented. Congratulations.

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  3. magazineman

    Houston

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I have been going to Maison Pucha Bistro now for years. It's a safe bet for us, because the food has consistently been great. This time we had the hummus, tuna tartare and filet mignon. Everything was to our liking and service was very attentive. As everywhere else prices have gone up significantly compared to the days before the pandemic. Nonetheless it remains one of our regular go-to restaurants du or a date night.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but the service was awful. Took forever for our server to come around each time and we were rushed out towards the end of our meal.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente lugar para cenar, me encantaron los ostiones que pedí en la Happy Hour; el suflé es otro NIVEL (creo que ha sido el más delicioso que he probado). El filete mignon de muy buen sabor y cantidad. Recomiendo mucho este lugar, además excelentes precios.

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  6. LisaE

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants for a nice dinner out. Food is always amazing and the service is wonderful.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure eating there. Everything is always immaculately done.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was phenomenal. Excellent food and great service. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family. ❤️ We will be back…

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is beautiful and not too loud. The food was delicious and beautifully plated. Great spot for a date night as well as a group event.

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  10. IAHGVA

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Hugely disappointed! Prices are way too high for the service level and quality.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good restaurant good food drink everything is amazing

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service…really enjoyed and will be back

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  13. Goforit71

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this beautiful spot in the Heights for consistently top-quality food, gracious service, and shiny chandeliers. Maison Pucha has a hard name to remember, but you won't forget the cuisine! Don't forget lunch here-always easy to get in and so welcoming!

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  14. Zeemy

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful restaurant. The food was great and the ambience was nice. We were able to enjoy our food and have a nice conversation as a noise level was low unlike a lot of restaurants I’ve been to recently.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Excellent service. Loved the menu selection

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  16. LoriF

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all around - food, service. Will definitely be back.

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  17. rachelc

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Had a group of 12 people to celebrate a birthday. The food was good, but not worth what you are paying in my opinion. Regardless of the large party, the food also takes VERY long to get to the table, so be prepared to wait 30 minutes between time of order and food getting to table. My last comments will be on the service... Our waiter was great, when we could find him (and the restaurant was EMPTY, we were the only people there during lunch at 1:00 on a Saturday). When we were wrapping up, our waiter insisted that we please stay for a soufflé that he had already put in to be made for the birthday girl. Since it was already being made, we said ok... 30 minutes later, it comes out, we sing happy birthday, and we get our check to find that the waiter charged us for this soufflé that we didn't even order, and that he insisted we stay for. We were very annoyed but the lunch took so long that it was bleeding into other plans we had for the day, so we just left it as is. Very frustrating experience. TLDR: Food 3/5 Price 2/5 Ambiance 1/5 Service 2/5

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  18. Riley

    Houston

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, lovely stylish decor with multiple crystal chandeliers. Trout Almondine is outstanding, as is the fish ceviche.

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  19. ReneeL

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great - the Tuna Tartare was out of this world. I would pass on the Escargot and the Apple Tartine next time. The scallops and hangar steck were fabulous. The staff was attentive.

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  20. JPAC

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Sunday brunch. As I told our friendly server, Alberto, I do not understand why the restaurant isn’t packed. It’s one of the most exceptional restaurants in every category.

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  21. LindaO

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. The room is beautiful. All the staff members were helpful. It was wonderful that noise level was very low. It was great to be able to have a conversation. Thanks!

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  22. NatalyL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall environment was great, the waitress are super nice and considerate. Willing to make you feel the best and make exceptions for you. I believe the place is family owned which makes a great place for kids too.

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  23. LeeC

    Houston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine here as the food is delicious and the ambience is wonderful. Love this place.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience ! Food is amazing and thoughtfully executed !

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  25. DebraM

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience at Maison Pucha. The food is always excellent. You cannot go wrong with any of the dishes. Serviceis great. It’s just one of my favorite places.

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  26. KenM

    Houston

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizers and table were wonderful. Filet was overcooked and a large part was gristle and fat. Soups were wonderful. Wine was good. Wrong check was brought to us but they quickly fixed it.

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  27. UnikaH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent service, delicious food! for sure I will be back!

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  28. zebulondanny

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience overall. Arrival was weird - valet stand but no valet so I had to go inside to ask where to park (it's around back if you read this before you go you can skip this arrival step!) - granted it was on a Thursday so no big deal. I had the Steak Frites, cooked and seasoned perfectly. Cocktails were great and the Goat Cheese Beet Salad was a very good first course for me. Def will return! Great first experience!

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  29. KathleenE

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maison Pucha is never disappointing. I’ve been dining with them for years. Servers are always nearby and accommodating with special requests. Flavor combinations are unique. Prices are right.

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  30. BarryH

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was fabulous. We had tickets for a play at 730 pm and our server made sure our drinks, food and desert was out so we could make it on time. This place is a definite redo!

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  31. TeresaB

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite places. The quality of the food is top notch and the plating and presentation is far above other places. Service is excellent especially is you have Humberto as a server. He is amazing. Don't miss this place.

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  32. ElizabethH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing and we had a private room for our large party which was extra special. HIGHLY recommend the cocktails. Food was delicious.

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  33. sharonb

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Its a beautiful place and the presentation great The crab sandwich was easily split in 2 halves so we could share The other dish was soupier but not soup

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  34. LindaG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Positive - Restaurant is gorgeous and food is delicious Needs Improvement - Having valet parking only is a negative when restaurant self parking is available; extremely long wait for cocktails; waiter had no idea what a cafe’ au lai was - coffee was awful (French coffee should be delicious); and baked Alaska dessert was delicious, portion was extremely small Overall - will definitely come again for the food and hope a barista is on duty

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  35. EricK

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and fantastic service! Filet Mignon was top!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish everything was just fabulous. Cocktails are so special, appetizers, main and dessert was superb. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful.

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  37. MarionM

    Anchorage

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak on the surf / turf special was over cooked and the scallops could have been cooked 30 seconds longer.

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  38. Criss

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible and amazing brunch. Soo delicious. You must order the delicious and warm bread basket ! We ordered about 5 items from the menu and all were mouth watering delicious Just can't wait to return soon and very soon. Our waiter (Mr Alberto) was attentive and provided us excellent service

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  39. ChrisR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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  40. Jmack

    Houston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Lamb trio was excellent! As was the surf and turf. The gougeres were not very cheesy. The escargot were not very garlicky and the ceviche had a strong citrus flavor bot no heat. The service was great

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 4.7 stars by 1718 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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