Bistro Le Cep

4.7
694 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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Retired
Houston
69 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great place for lunch or dinner. The food is French country and always very good. The atmosphere is quiet which promotes an environment for business lunches or dining with friends. I’m a long term patron.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice quiet place perfect to talk to your friends. Service and food was great, only my red fish was a bit too dry. No to-go-boxes needed :-) Food we’re gone.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined there in a group of 6 to celebrate my birthday. Everything was fabulous! It is a new favorite restaurant. I can’t wait to go back. The escargot was yummy!

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SantiagoL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I had very nice memories of this place from the past, but this last visit was a big disappointment.

We opted for the new year's menu. My partner chose the escargot/filet combination, while I chose the lobster bisque and pork chops. The filet was cooked to order, but the meat was hard to chew and poorly seasoned. The pork shops were cooked right, a bit greasy, but the mint dressing was a good twist. The side dishes, steamed green beans and carrots, very simple and unremarkable. Dessert was chocolate mousse and apple tart with ice-cream. The mousse was average, but the tart was amazing, really good.

With respect to service, our servers were efficient, but very rude and sloppy in their performance, I was very surprised by their behavior.

Ambiance. The place has not changed in the last 10 years, it felt very dated.

For the quality of food and service, I think the value is not there.

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vipMarkD
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Years menu offered many excellent choices. My fiancé had the roasted duck which was excellent. I had the filet which melted in my mouth. Service and atmosphere were great. Would highly recommend.

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KennyP
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Bistro over 50 times in the last 13 years and I have never had a complaint. The service is excellent. Food is amazing! It's such a special place.

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vipbchristenson
Houston
88 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hands down the very best escargot and French onion soup in Houston and each time we dine here, we reconfirm this. We also love the service as it is always on point with very attentive waiters who ensure a wonderful evening.

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Shannon
Houston
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely Holiday dinner with friends in this charming restaurant.
The food was wonderful as usual.
The staff warm, friendly, efficient and informative.
One of our most favorite places to dine in a city full of great restaurants.
We’ll done Bistro Le CEP!!
See you again very soon.

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YoshieW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time to come to this restaurant. My Colleague chose to celebrate her birthday lunch at Bistro Le Cep. Service was heartfelt. The relaxed and warm ambience was perfect for the occasion.

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RachelS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! We were a party of ten having a Christmas dinner with friends. Our table was separated from the main dining area so we could talk comfortably and enjoy our time together. I got the lamb chops and they were the largest I’ve ever had and cooked to perfection!

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SamD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally met expectations and needs for the business lunch.

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vipMickey
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the service and food was excellent. The duck and wild boar were fabulous. The onion soup and escargot were terrific.

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vipGloriaH
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly service, good food, & cozy ambience. We always enjoy the escargots & duck a l’orange.

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LindaW
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Love returning as often as possible.

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DanielP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This French restaurant is a neighborhood gem. Food and service are extraordinary, there's no say to go wrong with anything you order. The only flaw is that the outside could benefit from some power washing. But curb appeal does not prevent the restaurant from being one of the best kept/open secrets of Westchase and West Houston.

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vipCosta
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is not busy on Sundays, but absolutely great for family and friends dining. Diverse menu, great food, especially the wild boar, decent wine list, very good service

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Mcca
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My first visit in about 15 years. Brought friends and hoped it would be a good as it used to be. Was disappointed, they didn't have the full menu, the cod was partly thawed They apologized and did give free dessert but friends were not impressed.
Very disappointing.

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Harold
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent cuisine! Atmosphere like a french farmhouse might look like.

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DonR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bistro The food was good and the restaurant was quiet and easy to get around.

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vipDOCDAVE
Houston
76 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a delight to introduce new friends to Bistro Le Cep! We have never been disappointed and our friends were so pleased to "discover" a new restaurant in Houston.

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TXPV
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the menu is smaller than pre-covid, there are still many classic dishes there. I have loved Bistro Le Cep for many years for the style, quality and taste of food, and the quiet ambience that makes an intimate dinner possible. The service is excellent, they will never rush you through your meal like so many places.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous French food with escargot, wild game, and seafood. Always a pleasurable dining experience. Our room was cozy and comfortable. The waitstaff was polite and not overbearing. We had a wonderful evening.

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Sher
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommend

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ArnoldK
Houston
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We continue to celebrate all our anniversaries and birthdays here. The snails with hot bread and pork chop were excellent. Service is great

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RobertoO
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a magnificent experience. The food but mostly the service from all at the restaurant. Very courteous, amicable and polite.

I will go back there again soon for another special occasion.

Thanks

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beccasmash
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food, love the inexpensive French wine list and the very friendly atmosphere. A Houston staple such a comforting place to enjoy good company and amazing food. Love this place!

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vipMumu
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always top notch. We love it!

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vipRickSchwartz
46 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Terrific service. Wonderful food. The place should be a top 10 in Houston restaurant. Biggest secret in town.

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LowellH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and underrated restaurant. The food, service, and ambiance is always exceptional. Highly recommend

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was delicious, and the service was fast. The dessert menu was short, but what we had was very good. Lunch is a better purchase.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and service!

CM
CynthiaM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat!
Super friendly staff and delicious food!

MD
MargaretD
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love to dine at Bistro Le Cep with our friends but we are not happy to hear that they have to move to another location after being in their present location for 20 years. We wish them good luck and will see them after their move.

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Lisa
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a comfortable environment.

MC
vipMarkC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with the wife. Wonderful evening.

SM
vipSilkyMom
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in area. Food and service are always great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Friendly. Food was great.

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NathalieD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

I love French food however a bit disappointed with the food. The server was always in a rush and speak over our food without a mask . Food was mediocre. There are better French restaurant to go . However the creme brûlée was on point . Great atmosphere though everything else heh 😏

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! I love the ambience, quiet and true French Country. The food is amazing! Also, true to French Country. We had the escargot, Coq au Vin, the wild boar which was amazing, not gamey at all.
The creme brûlée is so creamy, so yummy and the cappuccino, perfect! I cannot wait to come back and enjoy another delicious meal! Thank you so much!!

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vipDOCDAVE
Houston
76 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful menu! The choices guarantee that anyone can find something he or she likes. From seafood to chicken to steak to wild boar to duck to delicious soups and salads...everything is perfection. The escargot are presented in the classic butter, garlic, and parsley...what can be better?

The wine list is extensive and all of the waiters are well-trained in helping diners choose something delicious.

The wait staff is superb! We have been dining here for over 12 years and have never be unsatisfied with the service, the food, or the wine.

FAQs

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

Bistro Le Cep is rated 4.7 stars by 694 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.