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Kris Bistro & Wine Lounge

French, International, Contemporary
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7070 Allensby St, at Riggs Rd., Houston, TX 77022-4322 (Riggs)
+1 713-358-5079
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Excellent experience at Le Bistro, as a French living in Houston, I am glad to have a place to go and eat just like in France! Delicious food and good service, I highly recommend this restaurant! Keep in mind that students are in charge and this makes the experience even more amazing!

Thank Mathilde M
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had a wonderful dinner yesterday (February 17th) at Le Bistro Our party of six really enjoyed dining at this restaurant. Nice welcome, delicious French food (I can tell you I am French), good wines, great service, a perfect match with LeNotre reputation, a landmark of the "French Cuisine". Good choices on the menu of both seafood and meats along... More 

Thank Brigitte R
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162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is truly a hidden gem in Houston. Immediately off of exit 52B from I45 south is the Culinary Institute LeNôtre and inside the school is the restaurant. You are greeted by a student in their lobby and taken back through a bit of the school. After turning a corner you cross the threshold into a small bistro decorated in... More 

Thank sammowhammo
Houston, Texas
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We really enjoyed our meal here. I understand the menu is different depending on the day. The service was very good. It was a very nice experience. I like to support the culinary school. Unfortunately it took us 45min to get here with traffic. It isn't in the best neighborhood but there is a security guard in the parking lot.

Thank 2lilly2
Montgomery, Texas
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375 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

After volunteer ushering at Houston’s Alley Theatre, my wife and I had dinner at the Kris Bistro and Wine Lounge on the near north side of Houston. Kris is “The Gourmet Restaurant of Culinary Institute LeNôtre”. My wife had read about it and we had wanted to try it for some time. Now that we have, we will most certainly... More 

1 Thank MaroonDawg67
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341 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

The biggest positives and Kris Bistro are the presentation/plating of the dishes (very professional and beautifully done), the fact that they allow you to bring your own wine and charge only $10/bottle corkage, service was good, and the desserts seemed simply outstanding. Negatives far outnumbered the positives, however: (1) location is terrible; (2) food was consistently oversalted; (3) what was... More 

1 Thank Gene T
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233 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

A colleague of mine made the choice and woaw a really great surprise... Wine was perfect the service good standard and the food really above average... It definitely surprised me. On top of this we could also visit the culinary school and it was a good experience... Do not hesitate, go there!

1 Thank Serge_De_Bock
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

A group of 6 of us went last Friday for the first time. First of all, it is BYOB, corkage $10. We all brought good wine. I had Grilled oysters to start and then had the duck confit gumbo. Both were delicious. We had the fried oysters, steak tartare and veal sweetbread spring rolls for the table as appetizers. They... More 

1 Thank Jim H
Houston, Texas, United States
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We chose Kris Bistro as one of our must visit restaurants for Houston Restaurant Weeks 2015. When reviewing the 3 course menu we were sold on just the appetisers, so we made a reservation and requested all three courses be from their selection of appetisers. What a great idea that turned out to be. Paired with a bottle of Whispering... More 

1 Thank Laurie H
Houston, Texas
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548 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We have been to Kris Bistro several times and when we saw they were on the Restaurant Week list we jumped right in. We had a group of eight and everyone enjoyed themselves. There was a large menu with 10 appetizers, 6 main courses, and 5 desserts. Some very tough choices. Everything was excellent. Service was outstanding. Wine list very... More 

1 Thank mikel12323

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
French, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7070 Allensby St, at Riggs Rd., Houston, TX 77022-4322
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-358-5079
Kris Bistro & Wine Lounge, located within the Culinary Institute LeNôtre, supports and showcases local growers, local artists, French wines, micro breweries and aspiring chefs.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?