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Sorrel Urban Bistro

2202 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77098 (Downtown)
713-677-0391
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Ranked #61 of 7,224 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Healthy, Bistro
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Kirby, Greenbriar
Description: Born out of a shared vision to bring affordable farm-to-table dining to Houston, restaurateur Ray Salti and Executive Chef Soren Pedersen have collaborated to create Sorrel Urban Bistro, a casually elegant, fresh design featuring an ever-changing blackboard menu of organically focused cuisine. Sorrel represents the second culinary collaboration between Salti and Pedersen, who also are partners at Ray’s Grill, a highly-lauded farm-to-table concept in Fulshear, TX, 20 miles West of Houston. In addition to a diverse daily menu selection featuring local organically grown produce and meat, sustainable fish and wild game, Sorrel offers a charcuterie bar with a wide variety of salami, sausages and prosciutto, both imported and housemade, along with artisan Texas cheeses, handcrafted breads and more. Beverage service includes seasonally inspired cocktails, artisanal beers and 200 plus wines (25 percent organic.) At Sorrel, it's about enjoying a culinary experience.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Go here and eat! We had duck risotto, the duck was shot by one of the waiters, we had quail, we enjoyed appetizers and bread. We sat outside on a cafe patio in this cute little neighborhood for a couple of hours - Fantastic! Get in here if you find yourself in Houston!!

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Only one complaint about our meal - the crab cakes appetizer were mushy and completely devoid of any crab flavor because of the excess of ingredients mixed with the what I suppose was crab. The rest of the meal was terrific and made up for the less than stellar beginning. Throughout the meal we had impeccable service and the atmosphere... More

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Chelsea R, Owner at Sorrel Urban Bistro, responded to this review

Your header says it all! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Jeff. While I"m happy you enjoyed your meal, I'm disappointed our crab cakes missed the mark. That's very out of character for us, and I will certainly follow-up with my team. Hopefully we'll have the pleasure of serving you again. I'd love to give you... More

Houston
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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We ate lunch at this trendy restaurant with another couple but were disappointed in the food. Service included an uninspired waiter who seemed uninformed about the menu. Our appetizers of lamb lollipops and stuffed figs were quite good, but this could not salvage the entrees. The chicken and green soup was salty, but tasty, but the entrees of almond crusted... More

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Chelsea R, Manager at Sorrel Urban Bistro, responded to this review

The last thing we want is our guests to leave unsatisfied, so I sincerely apologize we missed the opportunity to improve your experience before you left. I'll admit that I don't often hear our food is disappointing, and I'm eager to make this right. They say third time's the charm, and I'd like to personally invite you and your wife... More

Lake Charles, LA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We found a Travelzoo offer and the reviews were mostly good, so we decided to stray from our regular haunts. The offer was for $49.00 two people could share an appetizer, each have an entree and then share a dessert. We shared the lamb lollipops which my husband thought were fabulous and I enjoyed the polenta cake with sauce that... More

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Chelsea R, Manager at Sorrel Urban Bistro, responded to this review

I am so happy you found us! Even happier to hear that everything from our lamb lollipops to the swordfish hit the spot, and that our staff ensured you enjoyed a lovely meal. I look forward to sharing these kind words with the team almost as much as I look forward to welcoming you back. Next time you're in Houston... More

Manvel, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you're looking for a semi-casual, hip yet fine dining experience, Sorrel Urban Bistro on West Alabama is a great choice. We've been there a handful of times and found their food to be inventive and consistent in quality and flavor. It offers an eclectic mix of American, French, Italian and even Lebanese-inspired dishes. From the lamb-lollipops to the stuffed... More

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Chelsea R, Manager at Sorrel Urban Bistro, responded to this review

I always love hearing back from loyal customers! My sincerest thank you for taking the time to share this glowing recommendation, Troy. From our lamb lollipops to the stuffed tomatoes, I'm happy to hear you always enjoy dining with us. I look forward to sharing this with the team almost as much as I look forward to welcoming you back!... More

Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Neat, clean, simple and chic decor.....experienced waitstaff with good sense of humor, and fresh, well prepared, flavorful food. Went for lunch and had selections from the Power Lunch which includes a soup or salad and sorbet. All dishes appeared to be the right sized for nice lunch. Saw some sandwiches that were the size of your head and "to go"... More

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Chelsea R, Manager at Sorrel Urban Bistro, responded to this review

Hearing this glowing feedback is more rewarding than you know! My sincerest thank you for taking the time to share your support here on Tripadvisor. Hearing you found us "fresh" and "flavorful" means more than I could ever put into words, and I'm eager to share this rewarding feedback with the team. Hopefully we'll have the pleasure of serving you... More

Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We love this local restaurant. The bar manager has put together some excellent, refreshing not-too-sweet specialty cocktails. The food is always good, but last night I had some exception items from the new menu, small bites: blistered shishito peppers with a nice aioli (huge portion-very sharable), Hamachi carpaccio—complete with palate cleaning grilled lemons and kumquats, and a delicious Brown Butter... More

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Chelsea R, Manager at Sorrel Urban Bistro, responded to this review

What a nice dose of encouragement! I truly appreciate you taking the time to spread the good word about us here on TripAdvisor. From our blistered shishito peppers to the delicious brown butter gnocchi -- I'm happy to hear you enjoyed a lovely meal with us! Please let me know if there's anything you need moving forward and as always,... More

sunnytraveler2
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

All in all, OK. The service is always spotty to terrible. The food use too delight and always overshadowed the poorly trained servers. Now the food is become bland and stale. I can always overlook haphazard service if the food is exceptional but now one has to spend a long time studying the menu to find something of interest. Always... More

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Chelsea R, Manager at Sorrel Urban Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share this valuable feedback with us here on TripAdvisor. After all, it's reviews like this that help us pinpoint where we can improve in order to better serve our guests. When it comes to your visit, I want to sincerely apologize that you found our service "spotty to terrible." That's not feedback we... More

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We went for lunch on a weekday. We were excited after seeing the Chef on Cutthroat Kitchen. Thought if he could win under the circumstance the food must be wonderful. The positives: Waiter was attentive and pleasant. Garlic french fries were delicious. Negatives: Food was pretty bland and tasteless and at $90 for lunch for 2 you certainly expected more.... More

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Chelsea R, Manager at Sorrel Urban Bistro, responded to this review

It's truly disheartening to read this review, Wren, as it's the last impression we wish to leave on our guests. Let me assure you this is not feedback we often hear, so I truly hope we can make this right. When it comes to your visit, I'm happy to hear your server was attentive and pleasant. I'll also be sure... More

Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went to Sorrel Urban Bistro for Mother's day. I always feel like i'm eating healthier at Sorrel due to the Farm fresh foods they serve. Was a great place to take Mom's. Service was excellent as usual and food was fantastic. Just wish it wasn't quite as pricey as it is. Throughly enjoyed the little gifts they gave Mom's....

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Chelsea R, Manager at Sorrel Urban Bistro, responded to this review

I'm so glad you joined us for such a special day, and that you had a great experience. We do work hard to provide the very freshest ingredients and the most delicious meals, and I'm delighted to hear that you're a fan. Please come see us again very soon! Best, Chelsea More

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