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Houston Street Bistro

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

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One block of the river walk

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Shannon H
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Robert, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Wimberley, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 42 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 7 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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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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boca raton florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Attentive service and a tasty if limited menu. The lunch specials are decently priced and tasty. The meatloaf lunch special was Devine - very flavorful meatloaf - it would be dishonorable to put catsup on it. The mash potatoes had a great robust potato taste and the Caesar salad was very nicely executed. Recommended!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The menu is varied so there will be something everyone will enjoy here. Loved the themed naming of each menu item. We started with TCHAIKOVSKY (crab cake) and Mozart (shrimp cocktail). The Hairspray was the salad we ate. My son loved the mashed potatoes that came with his pork chop. His girlfriend had the Chicken Marsala. I had the Angel... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed our meal at the Houston Street Bistro. I ordered Chicken Gorgonzola; my wife ordered the "Wicked" beef dish. Both meals were really excellent, and at a very reasonable price. Only two blocks off the River Walk, the food was far superior to the meals we ate at the busier River Walk restaurants. Our waiter... More 

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Additional Information about Houston Street Bistro

Address: 204 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1815
Phone Number: 210-476-8600
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
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
Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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