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House Wine and Bistro

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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Description: house. wine. & bistro. offers 130 wines by the glass, bottle or case. Our...
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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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Classy Relaxation

A unique place to drink and/or eat. A semi-casual place to enjoy a wide variety of wines; all flavors to satisfy any taste. Their food is outstanding! I always have the garlic shrimp as an appetizer, but all their food is flavorful. The care the chef and kitchen staff shows on each plate. Service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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South Padre Isl
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South Padre Isl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A unique place to drink and/or eat. A semi-casual place to enjoy a wide variety of wines; all flavors to satisfy any taste. Their food is outstanding! I always have the garlic shrimp as an appetizer, but all their food is flavorful. The care the chef and kitchen staff shows on each plate. Service is always top notch! Many times... More 

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have trusted TA for lots of places, but this one is underrated. Service superb. Knowledge of wines vast. Food has lots of love in it. But the atmosphere, oh my. Relaxing and quiet. Just what I needed after a long day at work. The husband and I enjoyed homemade in house pasta. Probably will go back before we leave.

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The whole experience was very good starting with the drinks, then the grilled panella cheese. The chairs were very comfortable too. All in all it was a great evening! I would definitely go back again

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McAllen, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I went for an anniversary dinner and were blown away by the service! The food was a bit pricey, but absolutely delicious! We've definitely been back! We think the service may've been due to us making an online reservation ahead of time (no complaints here; just a tip).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had a great dinner! The strawberry pie /cheese cake is to die for! Couldn't stop eatng it. Compliments to the in house baker. Great customer service, there was a lady dressed in white who was extremely nice and took a few minutes to greet me and talk to me about the restaurant. Great team. As a former Food and beverage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had the burger that is part of the better burger project, which was great. The cheese plate appetizer was also nice. The risotto was good, but not as creamy as we make at home. It is hard to do a good restaurant risotto. All in all a lovely experience.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I ate here for dinner last week and it was the best meal I have ever had in the McAllen area. Casey was my server and he was excellent. The menu has various choices ranging from pasta to seafood. Most of the food is sourced locally and very fresh. The salmon salad was delicious and there is a large selection... More 

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

While down in the Rio Grande Valley, I decided to visit this food place for many reasons but mostly its wide selection of wines. Nonetheless I did my reservation through OpenTable and didn't have to wait which was great. Pros: Good lighting Good service Good wine Good food Cons: The chairs are a little lower in comparison to the tables... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You owe it to yourself to try the McAllen Ranch Burger. It is served on a Ciabatta Roll along with grilled onions and Monterrey Jack Cheese. It's kinda like a patty melt, but on the classy side. It's large enough to split with someone. Besides the burger, the pomme frittes are to die for. This is by far one of... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant for dinner or lunch. Flatbread great. Hamburger spectacular no hard liquor license. ***********************************************

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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: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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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