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“A Heights Neighborhood Gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zelko Bistro

Zelko Bistro
705 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008 (Downtown)
713-880-8691
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Ranked #33 of 7,200 restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
Amarillo, Texas
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“A Heights Neighborhood Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Easy to miss. When looking for this restaurant you need to know in advance what you are looking for as this is in a small house with a lot to offer. Jamie Zelko is the local chef and runs the place. We stopped for lunch and ate outside which was very pleasant. I had the Reuben Sandwich $12.00 and my spouse had the Fish Taco (very different with a pineapple and spice sauce) $12.00. We enjoyed our lunch and the service was good and friendly. Two small parking areas are available and easy to find but might be a problem on a busy night. Good atmosphere and outdoor seating and a very nice little neighborhood Bistro with a different menu. Will go back soon.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“My favorite Heights restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I was a fan the first time I experienced Zelko Bistro! Creative, delicious food. Wonderful service and cozy atmosphere. Love the shrimp and grits. Absolutely the best I have had in Houston. I haven't tried the brunch yet, but that will be my next Zelko adventure. A hidden treasure!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“A boisterous place with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

You can easily miss this place when driving by. Once inside you feel as if everyone is talking at the same time. It is fun actually. Did not like the bright lighting. It would better a bit more warmly lit. Food was good but not great. The ribeye is cut in three pieces and mounted into a pile for no reason. Tasty though. Starters tend to be fries or fried pickles. Both delicious if you are not watching your weight. Friendly staff but at times a step behind when busy.

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“Great quaint restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

This place really rocks.

The service was friendly and prompt. The food was very good.

Everything we ordered was very delicious, full of good and fresh flavor.

We will be back for more.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Neat place to go for a fun dinner night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

This little house has a lot to offer. Unique in design and great service with lots if personality. The fish tacos where excellent with a combination if pineapple and spice. The hotdog was kobi beef that was the best. Service was excellent.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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