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Houston Street Bistro

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204 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1815
210-476-8600
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent lunch. Great place to experience a romantic dinner.

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed lunch on the patio. We were a party of 3 and all raved about the meals. Our waiter was outstanding. We didn't have to ask for anything, he was on top of everything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Tammie J
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Orange, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Orange, Texas, United States
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed lunch on the patio. We were a party of 3 and all raved about the meals. Our waiter was outstanding. We didn't have to ask for anything, he was on top of everything.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This little Bistro did not disappoint when it came to delicious food, good variety and great service. The Maître d' was highly attentive (almost too much so) but gave a flavor of little town care and connection. Located on Houston Street, a great place to have lunch before or after your Riverwalk experience (located right near the restaurant.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The ambiance is awesome and the pastries are fresh daily. Have some tea and a pastry to take a time out and enjoy the scenery. It is right across from the Majestic theatre so great place to pass some time before a show.

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Wimberley, Texas
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We ate here before our show at the Majestic theater which is right next door. we are so glad we did. The service was wonderful and the food was delightful. Both of us had fish and it was perfectly prepared.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

While staying at The Gunter Hotel, we stepped across the street to this lovely bistro. It was quite empty because they cater to the Majestic theater patrons, and it is currently the off season at the Majestic. We were a little nervous because the restaurant Beas quite empty. However, our server, Steven, made our experience a delightful one. I truly... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wanted a quick bite-late in afternoon-3. Very quaint. Not busy. Split a hamburger. GREAT!! Service was very good. On Houston street convenient to several hotels.

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Robert, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Had a nice dinner here on a Saturday night. I was surprised to find we nearly had the place to ourselves. Anyone in the riverwalk area should take the stairs up and visit this establishment as it would be a good break from all the touristy restaurants that line the river.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We arrived early 515 pm to the Houston St. Bistro (no reservations) on the 9th of June. The maitre de asked if I made reservations and acted "put out" because we did not have them. He sat us anyway (the restaurant was empty at that point)...the waiter arrived and brought water for each of us (our two granddaughters and my... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We ate here before going to an event at the Majestic theatre next door. They offer a pre fixe menu and regular menu with a lot of diversity. We thought the dishes were imaginative and well prepared and service was wonderful (Susie).

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Georgetown, Texas
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visited this restaurant before a show at the Majestic, ostensibly because we were not terribly hungry and did not want to spernd a ton of cash at the Palm or Bohannon's which are right across the street. First mistake. It was overpriced, in my opinion. The shrimp cocktail consisted of 5 small to medium shrimp, still partially frozen. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 210-476-8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 - 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?