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House Wine and Bistro

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Italian, International, Wine Bar
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1117 West Business 83 McAllen, McAllen, TX 78501 (12th Street)
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956 994 8331
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: house. wine. & bistro. offers 130 wines by the glass, bottle or case....
house. wine. & bistro. offers 130 wines by the glass, bottle or case. Our extensive list of wine features a heterogeneous collection of vintage and contemporary wines from diverse regions. House Wine & Bistro offers a lunch and dinner with a variety of flavors ranging from light and tasty hors d’oeuvres to hearty lunch and dinner fare. house. wine. & bistro. also offers a bridal registry, custom gift baskets, private parties and catering services. House Wine & Bistro can accommodate and host lunch and dinner meetings and of course gift cards are always available. Larry and Jessica enjoy helping to plan the perfect rehearsal dinner, baby shower, office function or intimate evening with friends and family.
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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere, great selection of wines!

I made dinner reservations here for a business meeting based on the high ratings the restaurant had. I was skeptical at first when I pulled up as the exterior is not impressive but my guest reassured me that it was a great dinner spot. I was not disappointed! We enjoyed several fine glasses of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Melina G
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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149 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I made dinner reservations here for a business meeting based on the high ratings the restaurant had. I was skeptical at first when I pulled up as the exterior is not impressive but my guest reassured me that it was a great dinner spot. I was not disappointed! We enjoyed several fine glasses of wine and I also enjoyed the... More 

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Thank Melina G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have a birthday celebration for one of our friends and we had a great food and wine to share and enjoy the company.

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Thank lauradY4245ST
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and the service at this place is great. Great date place. The wine list is very extensive. Good atmosphere.

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Thank Kevin S
Kansas City, Missouri
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125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here enjoyed a beautiful glass of Malbec with pork burger caramelized onions with green apples garlic a only sauce bacon toasted bun and a side of sweet potato and Idaho potato fries mixed parmesan cheese I added a Caesar salad for five dollars and also enjoyed a trio of house made ice cream's only four dollars

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Thank kcpetcare
United States
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times. It is a beautiful place with excellent food and service. Nice environment. This is one of the best restaurants in town.

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Thank angelitin
Mission, Texas
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband calls food like this "foofie" food.... His term for fancy. 😜 Is it pretty on the plate? Yes. Prepared with care by incredible chefs? Yes. Does it have ingredients in it you may have never tried before? Maybe. Hands down.... It's wonderful food! Great atmosphere, terrific service. The menu here is so diverse... You can find a little... More 

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Thank 870mindys
McAllen, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

amazing wine and food worth trying out this place has a great staff and a great atmosphere the burger is the best

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Thank herne323
McAllen, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I enjoy this comfortable bistro frequently. Menu, wine selection and service excellent. Appetizers, soups and house salad all good choice for light meal. However, the McAllen ranch steaks and lamb are a can't miss and cooked to perfection. But, if the fresh swordfish, black marlin, or other seafood specials are offered, then you will have a real... More 

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Thank David E
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Just had a fabulous burger, cooked perfectly and as juicy and flavorful as I've had in a long time (was told it was grass fed from a local ranch)...nice atmosphere and extremely friendly staff, that being said it was an odd hour...just a quick late lunch...but I'd love to come back and enjoy the wine selection with dinner!

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Thank Chad M
Virginia
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

The lamb is spectacular. Melted in my mouth. The escargot was also out of this world. The butter was not at all overwhelming. The ambiance is cute, a bit expensive but nice for something new.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1117 West Business 83 McAllen, McAllen, TX 78501
    (12th Street)
  • Public Transportation: N/A
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: 956 994 8331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

house. wine. & bistro. offers 130 wines by the glass, bottle or case. Our extensive list of wine features a heterogeneous collection of vintage and contemporary wines from diverse regions. House Wine & Bistro offers a lunch and dinner with a variety of flavors ranging from light and tasty hors d’oeuvres to hearty lunch and dinner fare. house. wine. & bistro. also offers a bridal registry, custom gift baskets, private parties and catering services. House Wine & Bistro can accommodate and host lunch and dinner meetings and of course gift cards are always available. Larry and Jessica enjoy helping to plan the perfect rehearsal dinner, baby shower, office function or intimate evening with friends and family.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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