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Kris Bistro & Wine Lounge

French, International, Contemporary
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7070 Allensby St, at Riggs Rd., Houston, TX 77022-4322 (Riggs)
+1 713-358-5079
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful dinner yesterday (February 17th) at Le Bistro Our party of six really enjoyed dining at this restaurant. Nice welcome, delicious French food (I can tell you I am French), good wines, great service, a perfect match with LeNotre reputation, a landmark of the "French Cuisine". Good choices on the menu of both seafood and meats along... More 

Thank Brigitte R
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161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is truly a hidden gem in Houston. Immediately off of exit 52B from I45 south is the Culinary Institute LeNôtre and inside the school is the restaurant. You are greeted by a student in their lobby and taken back through a bit of the school. After turning a corner you cross the threshold into a small bistro decorated in... More 

Thank sammowhammo
Houston, Texas
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We really enjoyed our meal here. I understand the menu is different depending on the day. The service was very good. It was a very nice experience. I like to support the culinary school. Unfortunately it took us 45min to get here with traffic. It isn't in the best neighborhood but there is a security guard in the parking lot.

Thank 2lilly2
Montgomery, Texas
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373 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

After volunteer ushering at Houston’s Alley Theatre, my wife and I had dinner at the Kris Bistro and Wine Lounge on the near north side of Houston. Kris is “The Gourmet Restaurant of Culinary Institute LeNôtre”. My wife had read about it and we had wanted to try it for some time. Now that we have, we will most certainly... More 

1 Thank MaroonDawg67
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328 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

The biggest positives and Kris Bistro are the presentation/plating of the dishes (very professional and beautifully done), the fact that they allow you to bring your own wine and charge only $10/bottle corkage, service was good, and the desserts seemed simply outstanding. Negatives far outnumbered the positives, however: (1) location is terrible; (2) food was consistently oversalted; (3) what was... More 

1 Thank Gene T
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232 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

A colleague of mine made the choice and woaw a really great surprise... Wine was perfect the service good standard and the food really above average... It definitely surprised me. On top of this we could also visit the culinary school and it was a good experience... Do not hesitate, go there!

1 Thank Serge_De_Bock
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

A group of 6 of us went last Friday for the first time. First of all, it is BYOB, corkage $10. We all brought good wine. I had Grilled oysters to start and then had the duck confit gumbo. Both were delicious. We had the fried oysters, steak tartare and veal sweetbread spring rolls for the table as appetizers. They... More 

1 Thank Jim H
Houston, Texas, United States
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We chose Kris Bistro as one of our must visit restaurants for Houston Restaurant Weeks 2015. When reviewing the 3 course menu we were sold on just the appetisers, so we made a reservation and requested all three courses be from their selection of appetisers. What a great idea that turned out to be. Paired with a bottle of Whispering... More 

1 Thank Laurie H
Houston, Texas
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531 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

We have been to Kris Bistro several times and when we saw they were on the Restaurant Week list we jumped right in. We had a group of eight and everyone enjoyed themselves. There was a large menu with 10 appetizers, 6 main courses, and 5 desserts. Some very tough choices. Everything was excellent. Service was outstanding. Wine list very... More 

1 Thank mikel12323
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Had a fabulous dinner with friends last Saturday night at this charming restaurant. Roasted oysters with chorizo were outrageous. The duck confit gumbo was one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life! I'm going back for more! Dessert was the trio of crime brûlée, perfect. Service was excellent. This was my second visit to the restaurant and... More 

1 Thank JeanneGallion

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 24
French, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7070 Allensby St, at Riggs Rd., Houston, TX 77022-4322
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-358-5079
Kris Bistro & Wine Lounge, located within the Culinary Institute LeNôtre, supports and showcases local growers, local artists, French wines, micro breweries and aspiring chefs.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?