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Bistro Le Cep

4.6
4.6
741 Reviews
$30 and under
French

Opened in 2001, Bistro Le Cep features French home cooking at its finest that can be best described as deeply flavored, elegant, yet straightforward. Combining traditional fine dining with a modern perspective, Bistro Le Cep will impress you and your guests with mouth-watering specialties inspired by authentic age old country recipes. We feature a well stocked bar and our extensive wine list includes an exceptional selection of grand vintages, as well as coveted wines from small producers.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, French American

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    (713) 783-3985

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Elegant Private Dinning room maximum occupancy 48.

  • Area

    Westchase

  • Cross Street

    Wilcrest

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

Menu

Hors d'oeuvre (Appetizers)

  • Moules aux Fines HerbesUS$9.25

    Fresh Mussels in a Wine and Garlic Broth served with Fresh Herbs

    • Filet de Saumon Fumé à la NormandeUS$9.95

      Succulent Smoked Salmon served with Fresh Watercress Vinaigrette and Calvados marinated Apples

      • Pâté de CanardUS$8.95

        Duck Pâté with Cumberland Sauce

        • Avocat Farcis aux CrustacésUS$9.95

          Ripe Avocado stuffed with Crabmeat and Shrimp served with fresh Watercress

          • Escargots à la BourguignonneUS$9.25

            Succulent Burgundy Snails in Homemade Seven Herb Garlic Butter au Gratin

            • Saint-Jacques Poêlée aux Safran GastriqueUS$9.95

              Pan Seared Sea Scallop over tossed Baby Spinach and a Saffron Gastrique

              Potages du Jour

              • Soupe à l' OignonUS$7.45

                Traditional Onion Soup with Gruyere Cheese

                • VichyssoiseUS$7.45

                  Chilled Potato and Leek Soup

                  Salades de Saison (Salads)

                  • Salade du JardinierUS$6.95

                    Crisp House Salad with your Choice of Dressing - Caesar, Italian, French, Blue Cheese or House

                    • Salade au Fromage de ChèvreUS$7.95

                      Crisp Romaine Lettuce tossed with a light Caesar Dressing, served with a crusted Goat Cheese Bruschetta

                      • Salade de Tomates à l'OignonUS$7.95

                        Sliced Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Sweet Onion and Blue Cheese, served with House Dressing

                        Specialitées de la Maison (Specialties of the House)

                        • Poêlé Foie de Veau aux PommesUS$22.50

                          Pan Roasted Calves' Liver with Apples, Crisp Bacon, and Homemade French Fried Potatoes

                          • Steak Entrecôte GrilléUS$32.95

                            Grilled 13 oz. Certified Black Angus Sirloin Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce served with Homemade French Fried Potatoes

                            • Medallion de Marcassin à l'aigre-douxUS$22.95

                              • Filet de Buf Financière

                                Tender Filet Steak wrapped with Bacon and grilled to perfection served with a Pinot Noir Reduction, Creamed Potatoes and Vegetables

                                • 8 oz. Fillet SteakUS$32.50

                              Poissons et Fruits de Mer (Seafood)

                              • Cakes au Crabe Sauce Piment DouxUS$23.50

                                Crisp Crab Cakes topped with a light Pimento Sauce and served with Angel Hair Pasta and Fresh Vegetables

                                • Bouillabaisse à la MarseillaiseUS$23.95

                                  Fresh Fish and Shellfish simmered with Onions, Tomatoes, Fennel, Leeks, Garlic, Olive Oil, and Fresh Herbs

                                  • Cod en PapilloteUS$23.25

                                    Fresh Fillet of New England Cod baked with Herbs, Seasonal Vegetables, Petit Shrimp and Crabmeat in Parchment Paper

                                    • Escalope de Saumon en Croûte de Pomme de TerreUS$23.95

                                      Potato Crusted Baked Filled of Fresh AlaskanSalmon with Green Beans and Bearnaise Sauce

                                      • Crevettes Sautées à l'Aïl, garnies de Tomates GrilléesUS$23.50

                                        Sautéed Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Served with Grilled Beefsteak Tomato, White Beans and Fried Onions

                                        • Poisson du Jour MeunièreUS$23.95

                                          Pan Roasted Catch of the Day in Lemon Butter Sauce with Capers served with Fresh Grilled Vegetables

                                          • Bar à la FlorentineUS$31.50

                                            Pan Roasted Fresh Fillet of Chilean Sea Bass topped with a light Velouté Sauce served with Garlic Leaf Spinach and Roasted Potatoes

                                            Volaille (Poultry)

                                            • Coq au Vin à l'AncienneUS$18.95

                                              Braised Chicken in Red Wine with Carrots, Mushrooms and Onions

                                              • Suprême de Volaille aux Champignons des BoisUS$18.95

                                                Breast of Chicken sautéed in Olive Oil with Wild Mushrooms topped with Goat Cheese and Tomato Concasse, served with Spätzle and Fresh Green Beans

                                                • Canard à l'OrangeUS$23.95

                                                  Half of a Roasted Duck with a Bigarade Sauce, Lentils and Red Cabbage

                                                  Rôtis et Plats du Jour (Specialties of the Day)

                                                  • Sauté de Veau de Lait aux CarottesUS$22.95

                                                    Tender Cutlets of Milk-Fed Veal sautéed in Olive Oil served with Mushroom Sauce, Carrots, Fresh Green Beans, and Spätzle

                                                    • Côte de Porc à la CharcutièreUS$19.95

                                                      Grilled Pork Chop and Charcutiere Sauce, served with Creamed Potatoes and Red Cabbage

                                                      • Lapin aux Haricots VertsUS$24.95

                                                        Pot Roasted Rabbit in a light Mustard Sauce with Fresh Green Beans and Buttered Spätzle

                                                        Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                                        What 741 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                        4.6
                                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.6Food
                                                        • 4.8Service
                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                        • 4.5Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                        • Houston

                                                          French

                                                        • Houston

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                                                        1. LA

                                                          LAURENCEG

                                                          Houston

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great service by Jose. Real tablecloth and napkins. Nice decor. Carla was very kind and told us about the reestaurant's history. We asked a lot a question. Great food. We went on a Thursday evening early dinner. I'm coming back Saturday with another group of friends.

                                                        2. DB

                                                          DBaker

                                                          Denver

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I dined with 3 friends at lunch. We all ordered the catch of the day, and all agreed our lunch was excellent Since the menu indicated vegetables were part of the order, we did expect more than one slice of carrot and one brocolli floret. But the fish itself was plentiful. It was a perfect serving size for ladies, maybe not enough for a man. We loved that we could easily hear one another.

                                                        3. F

                                                          Frank

                                                          Houston

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          1.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall1food2service4ambience4

                                                          Went during the week and they have a very limited menu until the weekend. Food was uninspiring wiht little to know seasoning. Presentation was nice.

                                                        4. UN

                                                          UNCtheta

                                                          Charlotte

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Service was impeccable, they had a fun birthday surprise for us, and the food was fabulous. Really like the wine list, which was diverse and well-priced.

                                                        5. WM

                                                          WilliamM

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Single most delicious restaurant I've been to. Excellent service, homey atmosphere, and attentive staff. Well worth the price.

                                                        6. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Houston

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                          Mother’s Day

                                                        7. LT

                                                          LarryT

                                                          Houston

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Excellent place for romantic and family gathering

                                                        8. RT

                                                          RussellT

                                                          Houston

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                          overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                          Ambience and service were excellent, food was average….canned cranberry sauce!

                                                        9. RP

                                                          RayP

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I have been going to Bistro Le Cep for many years now. The service is always excellent and the food is always fantastic. Bistro Le Cep is a great place to go for a nice evening out!!

                                                        10. LA

                                                          LouAnnW

                                                          Houston

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Delicious French cuisine, good wine, great service, attentive. We each g her as a different entree- lamb chops, wild boar medallions, the filet of beef, and the rib rye special. Did not disappoint.

                                                        11. M

                                                          Mary

                                                          Houston

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I have been eating at Bistro Le Cep for over 20 years. Last night was just as good as always. They have consistently great food. Always a favorite place to have a great meal.

                                                        12. JA

                                                          JoeA

                                                          Houston

                                                          55 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          55 reviews

                                                          Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Always an enjoyable experience. Was there for a business lunch. Great service - it’s good to see familiar faces. The boar is exceptional.

                                                        13. MD

                                                          MargaretD

                                                          Houston

                                                          33 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          33 reviews

                                                          Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Bistro is always a great restaurant to visit.

                                                        14. L

                                                          Lava

                                                          Houston

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on 19 April 2022

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                          Excellent, one of my favorite spot in Houston

                                                        15. M

                                                          Moodswillbeback

                                                          Houston

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Bistro Le Cep was wonderful, as it has always been. We wanted to give them time to get settled with a new management, and they have passed through their time of mourning and emerged just was they were before. The Easter special menu was quite predictable, and quite wonderful! All the old favorites and the duck and lamb were perfect. We love Bistro, and will be back again and again.

                                                        16. LK

                                                          LenoreK

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food was terrific as always....Such a lovely little restaurant with tasty and fresh food. The Carrot cake is real carrot cake and to die for.

                                                        17. w

                                                          wolfgang

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          Everybody enjoyed the very good food and excellent service. We had a good time.

                                                        18. DL

                                                          DamonL

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          Great venue for quiet business or personal conversation with pleasant staff and good food.

                                                        19. KR

                                                          KarenR

                                                          Houston

                                                          24 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          24 reviews

                                                          Dined on 31 March 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Waitstaff is attentive, food is upscale and delicious. Quaint atmosphere. We love dining here.

                                                        20. WO

                                                          WiseOwlDiner

                                                          Houston

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          2.0

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          Dined on 31 March 2022

                                                          overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                          I've been going to this restaurant since it opened and always loved it, but last night was a major disappointment. The menu has been severely diminished and many favorites are gone. Service was curt and bordered on rude. We were celebrating our twin grandchildrens' 1st birthday in absentia and it was the same place we celebrated their birth, but, boy, have things gone downhill in a year. I regretfully cannot recommend this place any more.

                                                        21. PJ

                                                          PJMfoodie

                                                          Calgary

                                                          141 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          141 reviews

                                                          Dined on 28 March 2022

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                          Came back after a long absence. Food quality has not suffered. Sea bass was delicious. No bouillabaisse though (pandemic casualty). Hopefully it comes back soon. Bing Cherry desert was good. The wait staff was friendly and attentive but the bus/water girl needs to paste a smile on her face, not bang dishes around and at least pretend she likes her job.

                                                        22. JS

                                                          JohnS

                                                          Houston

                                                          42 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          42 reviews

                                                          Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                          overall4food3service5ambience3

                                                          Very courteous and excellent service. Good wine list, nice menu. Food was good. We will go back.

                                                        23. TO

                                                          TheOccasionalCritic

                                                          Houston

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Outstanding French cuisine, a respectable wine list and flawless service. Bistro Le Cep is consistently excellent.

                                                        24. B

                                                          Berny

                                                          Vancouver

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 20 March 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Salmon Bisque, Quail and Duck Main, Apple Tart Dessert, Excellent. Great service.

                                                        25. f

                                                          foodie

                                                          Houston

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 20 March 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Cozy upscale French cuisine in a friendly welcoming atmosphere. We enjoyed their Rodeo Days special Menu at dinner. The pate appetizer, salmon bisque, duck and quail duo, ribeye steak and creme brulee were all delicious. Our server Efrain and other support staff were all very pleasant. They even decorated our table and lit a candle for our son for his birthday celebration- nice special attention to details. We will definitely return for this fine dining.

                                                        26. AG

                                                          AndreG

                                                          Houston

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Initial service seemed rushed to order but we showed it down by only ordering the next thing after the first arrived. Food was pretty good and the restaurant was cozy, great for conversation. Duck was good, but the beef liver was really good - enjoyed that a lot . Creme brulee was ok, not the best.

                                                        27. HB

                                                          HelenB

                                                          Houston

                                                          89 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          89 reviews

                                                          Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Love this place! Service is always perfect. Food exceptional. Talked my friend into trying the wild boar medallions and she loved them! The pre-rodeo special lunch is a real bargain as well. We can’t wait to return !

                                                        28. JM

                                                          JamesM

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 6 March 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          The food is delicious and worth the money. The staff are very friendly and helpful about menu items that you might not know a whole lot about. The atmosphere is rustic and charming, although in some isolated places I did notice some paint flaking off the walls. I suppose the one other thing I could say is that the booth chairs are not very comfortable, if there were some cushions it would really be a perfect experience.

                                                        29. SH

                                                          SharonH

                                                          Houston

                                                          29 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          29 reviews

                                                          Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          A wonderful dining experirnce again at Le Cep. We celebrated my friends b-day with the special menu. Great offerings. Loved the wild boar, quail & duck w creme brulee. Le Cep still has really good game offerings at a great price point. (& many other choices too). Our wine was an amazing Côtes du Rhône, at a very nice price point.

                                                        30. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Houston

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 3 March 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I’ve been coming to Bistro Le Cep for years. It’s a fabulous restaurant, food service, atmosphere, value is the best. It has maintained a high level of service and quality throughout the years.

                                                        31. LH

                                                          LowellH

                                                          Houston

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 25 February 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful restaurant! Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend Bistro Le Cep!

                                                        32. G

                                                          Greg

                                                          Houston

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          Dined on 20 February 2022

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                          Great place to get some of my favorite dishes like liver and duck . Nice selection of wines. Good value.

                                                        33. HW

                                                          HarryW

                                                          Chicago

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 16 February 2022

                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                          Have been coming here about 1-2x per month for past year. Great place for a quiet dinner. Food is always reliably good. Waitstaff always friendly.

                                                        34. DF

                                                          DocF

                                                          Houston

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 February 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          Good value. Good service. Tasty filet mignon but tough!

                                                        35. DO

                                                          DOCDAVE

                                                          Houston

                                                          79 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          79 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 February 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The special menu for Valentine's Day contained ample choices, sure to please anyone. The serivce was perfect, the food and wine were delicious. Bistro Le Cep continues to be our favorite!

                                                        36. RB

                                                          RegB

                                                          Houston

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Bistro Le Cep is probably our favorite restaurant. The food is always great and the service is beyond what you will find in most places. I think this has a lot to do with the fact that most of the employees are also owners.

                                                        37. JM

                                                          JackM

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          Highly recommend the chicken main course. Escargot and salad starters were terrific.

                                                        38. l

                                                          lesmiz

                                                          Houston

                                                          30 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          30 reviews

                                                          Dined on 11 February 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          love the comfort and warmth - and ...THE FOOD ! It's ALL GOOD, every time. Coq au vin craving this visit.

                                                        39. B

                                                          Berny

                                                          Vancouver

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on 10 February 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Everything was just fine! We enjoyed the fish of the day (snapper) chefs choice and boar’s medallions.

                                                        40. JH

                                                          JimH

                                                          Houston

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on 9 February 2022

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                          Great place to catch up with friends.

                                                        FAQs

                                                        Bistro Le Cep offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 783-3985.

                                                        Bistro Le Cep is rated 4.6 stars by 741 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                        Google Map for Bistro Le Cep

                                                        11112 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77042-3208

                                                        Additional information

                                                        • Cross Street

                                                          Wilcrest

                                                        • Area

                                                          Westchase

                                                        • Hours of Operation

                                                          Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          French, French American

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress Code

                                                          Business Casual

                                                        • Parking Details

                                                          Private Lot

                                                        • Payment Options

                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

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