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Zelko Bistro

#131 of 7,015 Restaurants in Houston
#139 of 7,565 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Greater Heights
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705 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008
713-880-8691
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great brunch

The seared fish with couscous was really fresh and good and surprised it was on a brunch menu. The blue cheese chopped salad was good also. We will return for another try soon for lunch or dinner. Decor inside is very relaxing but a little noisy like a breakfast casual joint.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
MARTINRAYC
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The seared fish with couscous was really fresh and good and surprised it was on a brunch menu. The blue cheese chopped salad was good also. We will return for another try soon for lunch or dinner. Decor inside is very relaxing but a little noisy like a breakfast casual joint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We love eating at Zelko for many reasons. Mainly for the tasty food and it's in walking distance for us. Parking for others can be a challenge but that's typical of the Heights. The Bungalow feels like home but with an on trend vibe. Simple but effective decor. Fun little bar stools and very nice staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

very relaxed atmoshpher, friendly and talented waiters, salmon and fish tacos best ever, Peggy and I try to go there everytime we are in the Heights, Our friends love to meet us there.

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Bellville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife, sister and I enjoyed a perfectly delicious lunch at Zelko Bistro, a neighborhood restaurant featuring nice culinary creations and well-known to locals. We were promptly seated, courteously served and enjoyed our meals immensely. Mine was the Reuben with shoestring fries, one of my favorite sandwiches and I was not disappointed. Our server was great, checking back frequently and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the most reliable neighborhood restaurants in the Heights. The only quibble is the menu could use some updating and I wish there were more vegetarian options!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Never disappointed, been coming her for 6 years now. Flawless concept & much neighborhood love. The support shows. St.Arnold's Braised Short Ribs with white cheddar polenta, Seasonal hardy greens and Sexy fried leeks on top. Priceless. However amazingly affordable for a highly awarded & Acclaimed Chef. Zelko is the best!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time to Zelco Bistro and I was so pleasantly surprised by the quaintness of the small cottage and the absolutely delicious food. The blue cheese chopped salad is perfect for those wanting a light fare and then the Reuben sandwich, well, that was just glorious and enough to take home for a midnight snack! Quick, polite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fortunately I read a review on how to find the restaurant. It's really great food. Very trendy with the sustainable descriptions. I will be back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I was craving fried pickles for days, when I found out about this place having some of the best fried pickles in Houston I had to try it. First off parking is horrible, no it's atrocious. But after diving around for over 30 minutes we finally found parking. The indoor seating was full so we either had ro wait or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ate here last week and we loved Zelko! Everything is fresh and they even use their own garden. Extensive wine list and a great variety of items on the menu. We had the fried pickles to start and I really liked them. Not as tart as some and theirs are large slices with a crunch when you bite into them... More 

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Additional Information about Zelko Bistro

Address: 705 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008
Phone Number: 713-880-8691
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greater Heights
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 705 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greater Heights
  • Neighborhood: Greater Heights
  • Phone Number: 713-880-8691

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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