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Mockingbird Bistro - CLOSED

1985 Welch St, Houston, TX 77019-6121
+1 713-533-0200
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (7 reviews)
“snapper” (2 reviews)
“fried oysters” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, American
$$ - $$$
1985 Welch St, Houston, TX 77019-6121
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This local restaurant gem has closed its doors. We are saddened to loose this quaint establishment and the many friends whom worked there. With heavy heart we say good bye

Thank Scottgordon1956
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were one of the couples celebrating the final dinner at Mockingbird Bistro on Christmas Eve. Chef John Sheely and his staff offered a prix fixe menu that was up to his usual standards, and we wish him luck in finding a new location before...More

Thank Gene T
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Sadly Mockingbird Bistro has lost its lease and will be closing on 12/24/16. The owner is looking for new space, but nothing concrete yet. Great atmosphere - have always enjoyed the atmosphere for happy hour or dinner. Food is between average and very good -...More

Thank katrr2014
Reviewed 24 October 2016

It is a nice restaurant with good food and nice service. However, the menu is kinda limited. I am not sure if they had the special of the day from Chef or not. I forgot to ask. The bread to start with was kinda hard...More

Thank christina m
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The Mockingbird Bistro never fails to deliver a superb dining experience. The charcuterie was an excellent starter. We shared the duck and snapper entrees and both were excellent. Lemon and chocolate desserts were also shared and were superb. All in all, a great experience.

Thank traveling2008
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a neighborhood gem we have been visiting for over 11 years. Mockingbird Bistro is one of Houston's finest white table cloth restaurants but is neither stuffy nor pretentious. The food is superb, the service spot on, and the wine and cocktail lists are...More

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I have eaten at Mockingbird Bistro several times, and it is usually a good experience. The interior and atmosphere are excellent - cozy 2 story dining room, warm and pleasant. It can be a bit tight, especially if a loud table is next to you,...More

1  Thank Grinndle
Reviewed 28 July 2016

What a find! This bistro has an extensive wine list and servers who know how to pair wine with a diner's meal. The menu has something for everyone from the "pig board" appetiser to Rohan Duck Breast. I had a potato and leek soup, which...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We have known John Sheely since he returned to Houston back in the late 80s and started his little known bistro the Riviera Grill. He has been cooking for crowds ever since giving a touch of Texas, a bit of French and some really well...More

Thank txpeach2014
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I always enjoyed my meals at Mockingbird. The food, the service and the quiet atmosphere is fantastic!!

Thank George J
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1985 Welch St, Houston, TX 77019-6121
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-533-0200
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