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About The Black Sheep Bistro

April 2016
Due to limited space, online reservations for parties of 6 or more must be made by telephone. You will NOT be able to book it online.
We have our Beer and Wine license! Corkage fee is $20
However, if you buy the next bottle from us, Black Sheep will be happy to wave our corkage fee on your first bottle.
Parking is available directly across the street from Bistro. In addition to directly in front of Bistro, and anywhere on the streets of Old Town Spring
FOR SAFETY reasons, We do not allow strollers in the dinning room
We are a very small space, and only have 24 seats.
Outdoor seating is now available, and our patio is stroller, highchair & pet friendly!!
We look forward to meeting you!
Joe & Maria
& The Black Sheep Bistro Family

326 Main St.
Old Town Spring, TX 77373
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9ish
Friday & Saturday: 5-10pm
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11-3pm


Cross Street:
Prairie

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(832) 616-3035

Website:
http://theblacksheepbistro.com/

Catering:
Our Chef Joe Macri can customize a menu for your event whether it is for an intimate evening at our location or a location of your choice. We also provide pick-up for holiday parties, office meetings or special occasions. Please contact us for more info and pricing at: joe@theblacksheepbistro.com

Parking Details:
We have three dedicated parking spots right in front of the bistro and there is a municipal parking lot located right across the street from us. Street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Joe Macri

Private Party Facilities:
The Black Sheep Bistro can provide a private room to accommodate up to 20 people, or you can rent out the whole bistro which will accommodate up to 40 people.

Private Party Contact:
Joe Macri: (832) 616-3035

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Black Sheep Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (173)
Romantic (163)
Great for Brunch (162)
Notable Wine List (73)
Good for Groups (68)
Hot Spot (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Cozy (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Late-night Find (13)
Scenic View (13)
Casual (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Love the Greek meatballs, gnocchi, and berry crumble! We sat outside under the hanging lights, and it was absolutely lovely.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Table of four seated at a table for three with an extra chair sticking out into the walkway. Some of the food was prepared, seasoned, and plated well, but some of it was mid-warm. Repeated looks from the kitchen staff toward the end of the night was a nice touch too.

I don't think it was worth the $150 tab for a shared app, two meals and no alcohol.

I may return, but probably not.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Always enjoy the food and service at Bistro! Especially love Matt who gives service his all!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Good food, great service but a bit on the pricey side. Will try again for sure.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great place, amazing food!!!! Would dine here again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 21, 2017

My friend and I enjoyed a delicious lunch. The curried cauliflower soup was very good. We also very much enjoyed the noodle salad with pork belly. the combination of warm and cold, spicy and mild was very nice. The dark chocolate mousse was very creamy topped with beautifully ripe berries, and the cannoli a treat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on February 14, 2017

What a great place! Went on a double date here for Valentine's Day. The food was great and the ambiance was quaint but inviting. The staff was precise and helpful. Toward the end of our meal the owner, Maria approached us and we ended up talking until after the restaurant closed! She's the greatest!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We had been before, but this time the food was just ok...very expensive, and we would have been better off going to Tony's for the same price.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2017

I thought the service was really outstanding. I thought the food was also outstandingly priced. For the price, you can't beat this place because the food and ambiance feels higher end but not as high as a Perry's or Flemings so it's pretty nice. To be fair we sat in a really dark corner but I think the rest of the tables were more well lit. But I really had a problem with the too dimly lit table we sat at, I could not see my food and I couldn't see the menu and I don't even need to wear reading glasses or anything so if was definitely dark, I could barely see my two friends I was with. The food tasted very clean and fresh, very made from scratch but not as good as a higher end chain restaurant. I'm sure if I tried more of the dishes they served, I may change my mind but only having tried 3 different dishes there, I would give the food 3 stars. I had the quail, the beet salad, and the duck and pork flatbread. My friend had the soup and she said it was the best thing there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Sat at a small table in the corner of a room near the bar. Very isolated and not a comfy feeling.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The service was very attentive. We enjoyed our dinner out. For appetizers we had the cauliflower soup and the the special salad of the day, both were delicious. For our entrees we choose the gnocchi and the chilean sea bass. My husband loved the home made gnocchi. I had the sea bass which was cooked nicely and served on a bed of spinach. The flavors worked well. We will be going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Terrible Experience. A Chef Driven and advertised restaurant of which no chef was on site.

Server was rushing us, checking on us ever 4 or 5 minutes, yet missed the Crab Cake we ordered for appetizer.

The beer we ordered was out of stock. The Beet Dish we ordered, the Beets were not "ready marinating" as we were told.

We ordered a Filet medium and Prawn dish with "Avocado & Fresh Tomato". The prawn dish arrived and was really 21 - 28 count shrimp, not Prawns or even large shrimp and the side was actually very bland Guacamole, with two diced cubes of tomato.

The Filet was actually well done, dry and tasteless with four small baby carrots and a poorly seasoned and bland Potatoes Au Gratin.

Lastly, the check for two was over $120.00 for two entrees, three beers and a Crab Cake.

Absolutely a rip off. Very deceptive for sure.

Will not return

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Sonenjoyed everything about our evening out at The Black Sheep Bistro. Great friends, food and drink- what could be better. Even got to spend time talking with Maria. Such a wonderful experience!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Chilean sea bass, superve
Wine very good
Excelent admosfier

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Everything was fantastic, and great service. I would like to see them expand the menu a bit, but it's a small place and everything is made to order and delicious. Great for a date night or special occasion.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The decor was not much to look at - simple and refurbished-looking and very clean - but the food was excellent. We had hamburger sliders and a shrimp and avocado dish served with asparagus. The seasoning on the shrimp dish was superb. The server was very pleasant and accommodating. She answered all our questions and made us feel at home.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Best steak I have had in quite a while. Looking forward to trying other menu items at our next visit.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2016

I had the New York strip and it was, second to none, the saltiest steak I've had to date... Joe's crab cake was memorable; however, it was a little on the saltier side of life as well. The appetizer was just fantastic . It was the duck & pig flatbread I believe, everyone enjoyed it immensely! The curried cauliflower soup was spot on, I would surely return any day for the soup... The Steak was cooked medium rare as I had requested, there was just too much salt! Thanks guys!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2016

First time to this restaurant but I've had people tell me about it. It is in a small frame cottage in Old Town Spring. Very charming and quaint atmosphere. Very quiet, nice and relaxing. I had duck flatbread for appetizer and a huge pork chop in cherry sauce for entree. Had the wedge salad too. Everything tasted great! The chef came out to see how we liked everything. Nice young man. I will definitely be going back. I love places like this that have this atmosphere with food that is unique...not your everyday type restaurant. Loved it!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Recommended by a friend, will be going back for sure. Kind of a long drive for me but worth it. Great curry squash soup and eggs Benedict with crab.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Great place
Great Food

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 2016

This place was amazing!! The miso glazed Chilean Seabass was mind blowing. The waitress with red curly hair was such a pleasure. Fantastic experience. Will definitely be back!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 2016

It was my first choice to celebrate my birthday. I did not realize the lamb/beef sliders are not on dinner menu...but the chef gave me "gift" of preparing them for me. Great memories.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Great food and a cute place to go for brunch!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Understaffed. Waited over 20 min to be seated even though had reservation. Slow service only 1 waiter.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2016

We had the pork belly salad = excellent, then the sea bass that was not moist and soft, rather gummy and the spinach was salty and overgarliced

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 30, 2016

We went for Sunday brunch and the food was very good . I had the prawns and asparagus with avocados it was a very pleasant dish ,shrimp were cooked perfect. We had a private table right beside the bar. They did also have outside setting, but we like inside best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Great dinner although I miss the lamb chops.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Has the makings of a neighborhood gem! However, a ways to go. Food was very good but we did not know there were specials until we were eating andoverheard from another server. Noted that server provided specials descriptions to each table. Our server NEVER offered specials to any of her tables.
Taped music volume needs to be toned down. Background music is meant to provide psychological comfort, not annoying.
Decor is less than basic and has to be improved. The cloth entrance/exit for servers is, well, really unacceptable. Wine by the glass pricing is too high for very average wines.
Having said all that, it would not take too much effort to elevate this facility to a gem. Short menu is impressive. Curried cauliflower soup us quite spectacular. Our server had no idea what the veg greens were served with my entree. When asked, she took a stab at spinach and asparagus......WRONG! Turnip greens I believe. Very bitter but offset with sweet black cherries and sauce.
Love trying small entrepreneurial restaurants where hard work is being applied. We shall return to try other menu items. Hopefully, some things are improved and this small facility can enjoy significant success.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Great food, beautifully prepared, charming ambiance, service was attentive, but not proactive. I will go back and try a few other interesting looking dishes.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2016

The waitress was very rude and treated us like we had never been to a restaurant before. She was annoyed with my questions re freshness of seafood (many places don't admit to theirs being frozen). We also asked if they could make a simple dish from the menu without sauce as we were with a very polite 10 year old. She got mad and said no and then angrily stated she would not combine food from the owners' other restaurant for us. That was never our intention at all and were quite surprised at her anger. We have never been to the other restaurant and only know they have pizza. All we were wondering was if gnocchi or another dish could be served with the sauce on the side. I guess not here, ever.
We ended up ordering 2 appetizers for the table and 4 entrees for the five of us. No salads, no deserts, and very little alcohol.
Maybe she was just having a bad night, but it will be while before we go back. Too bad. We had met the owners and were really looking forward to eating here.
The food was ok, certainly not worth the price or experience we had. :(

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 6, 2016

Food was excellent. It definitely seems like a new restaurant still tryin to get in an its feet. Has the potential to be a stand out establishment in all of Spring. The service staff needs a little bit of refinement to reflect the stellar cuisine. She disappeared on us for a while while we were eating and I had to replace my own fork from a napkin on another table because the server didn't and she never came back. Other than mediocre service, we were there to eat a good meal and were highly impressed. The cauliflower soup is out of this world and everything else was perfectly seasoned. We will be back to help keep this chef in business :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. The menu is limited but the food is very well prepared. We had two appetizers, the crab cake and the pork belly soba salad. Delicious. The soba salad would make a great lunch or split between 2 people for a dinner appetizer. For dinner I had the quail and my husband had the Chilean Sea Bass. Both were cooked perfectly and the quail was well seasoned. We will go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2016

I Yelped about this after this recent lunch. Since last year, they have made a steady decline- very hit or miss. This last time, we had mediocre meals and the service was trying to rush us, even though it was a 1:30 lunch. At $140.00 tab, I don't expect a mediocre meal or to be rushed. I don't know if they took their eye off the ball since opening a second place in Old Spring- or they have become arrogant. Which is it? For those prices, the food and service need to be better, and dependable.

Might not return. Dispappointing after 6 visits.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 22, 2016

This was my second time coming here. The first time was probably over 3 years ago.
I like the cottage feel, small intimate restaurant. but they put us away from the actual restaurant, on the hallway side, almost like an after thought. Our table was a small 2 seater by the window, separate from the rest of the restaurant.
The service was ok. We kept having to ask for the water to be refilled. The owner seemed to always interrupt us in the middle of our conversation to check on us.
The food was SALTY. this was the same problem 3 years ago and why we didn't come back.
I had the sea bass, very salty, with spinach.
My friend had the crab cake, nothing amazing.
Would probably not come back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 18, 2016

I was sad. 47.00 For small fritata, fruit and waffle plus 2 iced teas. My food was 10 minutes later and cold compared to my partner's. Plus the screaming kids at the table next to us didn't help. Oh, I asked for pepper and they brought pre - ground supermarket pepper. Something was wrong with the back area it was all dirty and messy. This place used to be real cute and nice.
The wait staff was extremely pleasant and helpfull.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Good brunch and friendly staff , that always makes a difference for me !

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Wonderful restaurant. My second time there and it was even better than the 1st. Not cheap but absolutely worth every penny. Loved it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 13, 2016

Not a great experience. Atmosphere of the the place was nice although they were playing loud rap music with curse words when we sat down to eat - that was weird. Service was just ok. My table and the only other one occupied in the place ordered the moussaka. The waitress brought out our order but mistakenly went to the other table - dropped off my moussaka there and then came to our table to deliver my wife's meal. 10 minutes later another moussaka arrived and was brought to my table, and the second meal for the couple at the other table was delivered. So my wife had her meal 10 mins before I did. Food was ok. Wife ordered the sea bass with spinach - spinach was so salty it was not edible. Way too expensive for this level of service and food. Pretty disappointing.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 10, 2016

My husband and I had a weekend get a way and decided to try this place and it was amazing. Wish we lived closer so we could visit more often but I would definitely recommend it to anyone in the Spring area!
5 stars!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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