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Maison Pucha Bistro, Houston, TX

Maison Pucha Bistro

4.6
4.6
1414 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Maison Pucha Bistro is the culmination of Chef Manuel's 25 year culinary journey. Securing a location in Houston's historic Heights neighborhood, Manuel, Cristian and Victor have reunited in the true sense of fraternité, to open their very own restaurant to showcase their talents and vision of true hospitality. We hope you will join us and be a part of something, truly special...

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, Ecuadorian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 11:00–21:00 Sun 11:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    (713) 637-4976

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Manuel Pucha

  • Area

    Heights / Washington

  • Cross Street

    10th Street

  • Parking Details

    Parking available behind the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,414 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    French

  • Houston

    French

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely! Great service, food and fun drinks. Would absolutely return
  2. k

    kelliee

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner so enjoyed it!
  3. l

    love2eat

    Houston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We eat here several times each year and have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding and the service is great. The French Onion soup and Steak Frites are favorites. Yesterday's menu featured a special Moules Frites appetizer which was delicious but really more of a dinner size portion. We will be back!
  4. A

    Anon1

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the duck and red snapper special. Delicious!!!
  5. LS

    LindaS

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting menu (including choices for both the adventurous and the picky), excellent quality food, exceptional preparation and presentation, flawless service, pleasant ambiance. What else can you ask for? Expensive, but competitive with other outstanding restaurants.
  6. T

    Toby

    Houston

    117 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Not as happy as usual. Went for Sunday brunch. Not sure why they seated everyone on the “warm” side of the restaurant but it was at least 15 degrees warmer than the other side and it was warm! The Waygu burger is impossible to pick up as the roll fell apart and was salty!! The onion soup which is normally fantastic was just okay. Hoping it was just an off day.
  7. MY

    MsYuwen

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It took a while for us to have our order taken. Our server was out of sight for a while.
  8. RB

    RobertaB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The service and atmosphere were delightful. The food presentation was beautiful. My coffee left something to be desired.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day was perfect!!!! Love this restaurant, the food and the people.
  10. l

    leonj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food. The desserts here are the absolute best. We had salmon and trout almandine. Both top notch. Shared baked Alaska dessert which was fantastic. Next table had chocolate soufflé which looked equally delicious. Service good but the restaurant was a little warm at 8pm. Menu pricey but what isn’t now. I would recommend and we will be return customers.
  11. SB

    SallyB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food was outstanding and the service excellent. The presentation of everything was superb. Even though it is a pricy meal, we felt it was well worth it. My husband said it was the best pork he had ever eaten (and in his 62 years, he has eaten a lot of pig!). Our server, William, was attentive but not intrusive.
  12. O

    Owlsie

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As usual - excellent! The frites are the best in town - don't miss them. And of course the chocolate souffle is can't miss too. I tried a new entre - corvina - and it was also excellent.
  13. R

    Rhett

    Houston

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was good, but there are many other places that are better. I spent $300 with tip, for 3 people and they charged me $2 for extra bread, 6 very small pieces. I don’t mind paying for anything, but extra cost for some bread, I’ll go elsewhere next time.
  14. m

    maroondawg67

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here (after Alley Theatre matinee). Ambiance, service, food and drinks were all excellent. Trout Almondine was the best I have ever had. Special crabcake appitizer, which we shared, was excellent. Caipirinha cocktails were very authentic. Will definitely go again.
  15. MC

    MarianC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal. We did not feel rushed even though it was a Friday night we had plenty of time to enjoy our meal. Service was great.
  16. h

    houstonfoodie1

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food. Great Drinks. Ceviche appetizers a bit skimpy. Desserts are fantastic. Corvina was amazing!
  17. CH

    CalH

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the most under-rated restaurants in Houston. We think of it as a French restaurant with South American flair. We love to just drop in during happy hour for the raw oysters. We also love to sit outside on the patio (for dinner) and enjoy the outdoors on cooler evenings. Plenty of parking in the back. Service is always great. Food is consistently outstanding. Beef tartar, beefsteak, or one of the many fish dishes are sure to please.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good and environment
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food.
  20. c

    coti

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, the food and service were excellent
  21. BA

    BeckyA

    Memphis

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Service was awful. Server couldn’t remember what your drink order was and kept coming back to ask. Took drink orders for half the table left and didn’t come back we had to remind him more than once he hadn’t taken their order. Same with food orders. Then everything on one check and made it very difficult. Didn’t really want to redo as individuals.
  22. A

    Ahalfh

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, fantastic food, and drinks! Fun for friends get-togethers!
  23. A

    Abcd

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Worst service in over 30 years of visiting Houston restaurants
  24. DP

    DPUCK

    Houston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Did not meet my expectations
  25. SF

    StevenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we order was spectacular. Service was spot on, and bill wasn't that bad considering we ate appetizers, main, drinks, dessert
  26. MM

    MichelleM

    Austin

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent but service could have been better.
  27. s

    sgboo

    Houston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was superb. Service was also very attentive. Very enjoyable.
  28. KL

    KeyLimePieLover

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a very nice dining experience for my date and me!
  29. JJ

    JandJ

    Austin

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked for 7:00pm dinner, but arrived early enough to take advantage of the daily happy hour specials. Half-price drinks and $1 raw oysters were a great start! We were happy to find that our waiter for happy hour continued to be our dinner server, and he was great! I had the Branzino special with Beurre Blanc, and it was the highlight of the evening. Our table shared Foie Gras, Escargot, Cheese Puffs, and Shrimp Ceviche. Delicious, all of it! We look forward to another visit when next in Houston
  30. ME

    MarianneE

    Houston

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The environment is charming and the service just fine. But the food was disappointing and very expensive. We did appreciate the complimentary appetizer.
  31. HK

    HienKeith

    Houston

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Service was a bit slow while It wasn’t really busy.
  32. L

    Lizzy

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, our server, I think his name was Israel, was awesome. The food was outstanding, in taste, presentation and time to the table. The service from all including the hostess was outstanding.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. The valet was super polite and the staff inside was very accommodating. My only gripe was the table behind us had a loud mouth. Seemed like she just wanted everyone to hear her. Other than that we enjoyed ourselves.
  34. M

    Meansnoopy

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We asked the hostess for a quiet table for the two of us. They first recommended the courtyard but there was a wailing baby at the next table so we asked for different table. The hostess asked us to wait at the bar while they clear up a table for us. We were there for 15-20 minutes (and the bartender never offered us anything while we waited). The hostess must have forgotten about us and after seeing several more couple being seated, we approached her again and were finally given a table 5 minutes later. Once we sat down, the service was very good - friendly and prompt. Foods and drinks are excellent as usual. We've been at Maison Pucha Bistro many times and it has always been good so we chalked up this experience as a one-off.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Mother’s Day. The restaurant wasn’t very busy at 4:30, but service was slow and bad. Won’t be going back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Mother’s Day dinner
  37. S

    Sammuel

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    I reserved a table for Mother's Day brunch (Sunday). On Saturday night at 10pm I received a phone call from the restaurant telling me in a very rude and impolite manner that my table will be reserved for only 5 minutes. If will be late for more than 5 minutes, I will lose my table!!!! Well, you lost me as a customer. I will never come back!!!
  38. NJ

    NJSC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Poor quality service. My wife and I were extremely disappointed with the quality of service for what it was supposed to be an upscale restaurant and experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience. Hadn’t been in a while and the menu was killer. Server was attentive and helpful. When we had a question about the wine he did not hesitate to bring in someone with more knowledge. We all left happy and full. Definitely going back.
  40. HN

    HoustonNative53

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Maison Picha Bistró. We try new foods or order the fabulous branzino which never disappoints us. Always finishing with a fabulous soufflé dessert. Put this restaurant on your list!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Maison Pucha Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 637-4976.

Maison Pucha Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 1414 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Maison Pucha Bistro

1001 Studewood St Houston, TX 77008

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    10th Street

  • Area

    Heights / Washington

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 11:00–21:00 Sun 11:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, Ecuadorian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking available behind the restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Manuel Pucha

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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