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Bistro 555, Houston, TX

Bistro 555

4.8
4.8
336 Reviews
$30 and under
French

Bistro 555 is under new ownership by a group of long-time friends including the owners of former Le Mistral and Cafe Rabelais, established French institutions in Houston. With a joint-experience of over 5 decades, Bistro 555 will transport you to the different regions of France with traditional bistro fares. Our specialties include Escargot in sizzling garlic butter, onion soup topped with melted gruyere cheese, Moules-Frites, Cassoulet, and profiteroles. We also serve wood-oven fired pizzas. Bon appetit!

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00–14:00 Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 17:00–21:00 Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (713) 827-8008

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    David Denis

  • Area

    West Side

  • Cross Street

    Between Wilcrest and Kirkwood

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine

What 336 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Houston

    French

  • Houston

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Houston

    French

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  1. S

    Sara

    Houston

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Food was good. Would have liked a little more salt. Presentation of food was on point. The chocolate fondant was underwhelming - felt like a microwavable frozen dessert.

  2. TG

    TGGH

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at Bistro 555 is fantastic. Its a small and personable restaurant with great ambiance

  3. NV

    NoelV

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit to Bistro 555. It did not disappoint! Bistro 555 is very cozy. Small tables in a small space but we did not feel crowded or cramped. The food was delicious! We started with the mushroom soup and French onion soup. Both were fantastic. My husband had the ribeye for his main course and said it was perfectly seasoned and the French fries were amazing. I had the beef Borguignonne, the meat was tender and the veggies were perfect. Be sure to save room for dessert! We shared the profiteroles and had coffee. It was the perfect ending to the meal. Looking forward to our next visit already.

  4. KT

    KenT

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a fantastic local restaurant. The food is amazing, the staff is lovely, and the restaurant is a gem. Make sure you have a reservation, if you don't you'll have to sit outside (good luck with that in Houston in June). All three phases of my meal were wonderful. Starter of escargot, main of Cassoulet, dessert of apple tart. All were amazing. If I could, I'd go there every week.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always excellent food and excellent service. Small venue, and we were seated next to a boisterous (loud) table of 6. Otherwise, excellent as always.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    This is a little better than similar establishments nearby, but given its roots in Le Mistral and Café Rabelais, one expects more. The food is just okay, and the quality of service exceeded the quality of the food and the ambiance. In my opinion, it’s overpriced for what it is, and the food preparation needs more attention. Apparently the local regulars are satisfied as is, so there is little incentive to do better.

  7. TR

    TinaR

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every detail was exceptional. The food exceeded our expectations. Will definitely be returning.

  8. f

    foodluvr

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently good food and lovely spot for a quiet lunch with friends.

  9. F

    Francis

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WEnt to Bistro for a Saturday "date night" since they didn't have a Father's Day special... But as usual, service was excellent, food quality and presentation were fine. The Duck rillettes appetizer was most notable! My duck confit was moist and well seasoned. The trout almondine on Saffron was excellent. We both had the raspberry tart for dessert and it did not disappoint. Ambience was excellent with very tolerable noise level. We will be back!

  10. CT

    ChuckT

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance. Great menu.

  11. S

    Sande

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The mussels were divine! Our waiter Mervin was efficient, humorous and kind! The puff pastry was shockingly good…and huge! We love Bistro 555…but then again, we always loved Le Mistral! So happy you are close by!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bistro 555 was wonderful. The food was great, service was lovely, and the ambience was perfect. I would recommend to anyone, and look forward to coming back.

  13. B

    Betulikit

    Houston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We are long time customers back to the original Bistro and we introduced another couple new to the neighborhood for dinner. We all ordered the salmon and it was perfectly cooked and accompanied. They have achieved a great level of high quality, flavor, service and consistency with the food. Reservations are recommended.

  14. LS

    LisaS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Recommended to me by my friends from France, when asked for a French restaurant. Food exceeded expectations. Service was friendly and nice.

  15. RD

    RickD

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent as always!

  16. P

    Pablo

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Feels like you are in France. Amazing service and food.

  17. FB

    FedericoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service staff was friendly and warm, the food was excellent, the wine recommended was great, overall it was a beautiful night with delicious food.

  18. S

    Sheila

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fabulous authentic menu! Loved all the selections. Trout was fabulous. And the fresh bread on the table - awesome!

  19. T

    Triple

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Worth the visit but will not be a regular dinner spot. Service was delightful, food not as memorable with exception of the mussels. The Boeuf A La Bourguignonne was not flavorful which was a surprise, and the snapper bottom was tough. The asparagus on all dishes was outstanding. Wine menu extensive.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my 4th time. Always outstanding

  21. KT

    KarenT

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything perfect! Each meal meticulously presented and delicious.

  22. JG

    JohnG

    Houston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bistro 555 is a small, quiet venue that is an excellent setting for date-night.

  23. MI

    MarcI

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding food at every level. Can’t wait to go back.

  24. JC

    JCloud

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service, and vibe are amazing! Definitely will come back, got gout a week ago, and didn't try so many seafood and red meats, but, the oyster, I would like to say it's the best in town. (took one from my friend's plate, lmao).

  25. AY

    AshleyY

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this small bistro, its very cozy and food was great!

  26. CB

    CarlB

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Inconsistent food. Good salad and soup. Less care and attention given to entrees.

  27. BO

    BillO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good diversity of menu items. Most priced between $25-30 for lunch. A pleasant French”flair”’ to the ambiance and the flavors. Very attentive wait staff.

  28. o

    olderguyjohn

    Houston

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The menu conversion is now fully completed (until the next one) and the crowds tell you that it has been a roaring success. The wine list is fairly priced and goes well with the food. This place seems to be realizing its neighborhood potential as a local gathering place and that is really nice to see. Service is a little inexperienced but learning quickly and doing so with great effort and a smile. We look forward to returning.

  29. MJ

    MJLfrog

    Houston

    227 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    227 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, very impressive. There were four of us - had the Sancerre wine with our meal. Our food was the onion soup, the mushroom soup - both outstanding - the foie gras - wonderful - and the Le Mistral salad - all for starters. Two of us had the trout - oh my - delicious - and the other two persons had the mussels and the duck confit, respectively - very, very good also. We shared the raspberry dessert - very pretty and quite good. We will be going back to Bistro555 to try other things; it was hard to make a selection because the menu looked very inviting!

  30. LW

    LeoW

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    All good as usual

  31. BG

    BenjaminG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Resturant had great atmosphere and amazing food. Will be coming back again

  32. EL

    ELev

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I like the quaint feel of the restaurant. The menu offers many good choices and the quality of the food is good. A great place to dine and visit with friends.

  33. JB

    JedB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Bistro 555 has changed, it seems, since it was called Bistro Provence. I had the Duck Cassoulet and onion soup. The soup seemed to me to be overly sweet and the cheese on top had very little flavor. Not the nice bite of good gruyere cheese The duck with white beans, sausage and pork belly reminded me of dry van de camps pork and beans with chicken and sausage. Guess I was expecting something lighter, less dense. The beans totally overpowered the duck. It was our anniversary and I was disappointed. My wife had the snapper and she thoroughly enjoyed her meal. The saffron rice was very good.

  34. F

    Francis

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We spent a wonderful Mother's Day lunch at Bistro555! We were promptly seated at our noon reservation. The "prix fixe " menu turned out to be perfect! The "salmon amuse bouche was flavorful and seasoned just right. The pea soup veloute with bacon bits and a hint of got cheese was so smooth and tasty. My spouse had the Snapper and I had the tenderloin. I asked for it rare, and got exactly what I wanted. The sauce, asparagus and puff potatoes were a very nice combination. The red snapper also got rave reviews. Wine by the glass selection was fine and was a nice serving. All of this finished off with a nice dessert that wasn't too heavy. In my opinion, the portions were just right and prices reasonable. I also need to commend our waiter who was attentive and very responsive to our requests. I noted he spoke french and perfect english. All in all a memorable experience for us.

  35. JV

    JerryV

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great French-like ambiance and very cozy. Friendly and attentive staff. Food is delicious! So refreshing to get away from the chain restaurants in Houston.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great. Very good. One of the best restaurants I went in Houston. I recommend. Is perfect!

  37. JD

    JackieD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing! Really enjoyed my Mother's Day dinner with my family! The food and service is always spectacular. Top spot on the Westside for sure.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and attention to detail. Food was excellent

  39. JR

    JRNRU

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    First visit. Lobster pot pie was excellent.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious food. Thank you Bistro 555

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bistro 555 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 827-8008.

Bistro 555 is rated 4.8 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Bistro 555

13616 Memorial Dr Houston, TX 77079-5900

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Wilcrest and Kirkwood

  • Area

    West Side

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00–14:00 Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 17:00–21:00 Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    David Denis

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine

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