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“Great farm-to-table restaurant - menu changes daily” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sorrel Urban Bistro - CLOSED

Sorrel Urban Bistro
2202 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77098 (Greenway/ Upper Kirby)
+1 713-677-0391
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Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: French, American, Bistro, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Cross street: Kirby, Greenbriar
Description: Born out of a shared vision to bring affordable farm-to-table dining to Houston, restaurateur Ray Salti and Executive Chef Soren Pedersen have collaborated to create Sorrel Urban Bistro, a casually elegant, fresh design featuring an ever-changing blackboard menu of organically focused cuisine. Sorrel represents the second culinary collaboration between Salti and Pedersen, who also are partners at Ray’s Grill, a highly-lauded farm-to-table concept in Fulshear, TX, 20 miles West of Houston. In addition to a diverse daily menu selection featuring local organically grown produce and meat, sustainable fish and wild game, Sorrel offers a charcuterie bar with a wide variety of salami, sausages and prosciutto, both imported and housemade, along with artisan Texas cheeses, handcrafted breads and more. Beverage service includes seasonally inspired cocktails, artisanal beers and 200 plus wines (25 percent organic.) At Sorrel, it's about enjoying a culinary experience.
Tomball, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great farm-to-table restaurant - menu changes daily”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Wonderful lunch! Their menu changes daily. The lunch menu (on the weekend)contains both brunch items and lunch items. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and had great wine recommendations to go along. All of us had lunch items vs brunch, seared sirloin and chicken - great presentation and delicious. We had a late lunch and an enjoyable afternoon - our waiter was attentive and not intrusive.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brittany B, Communications Coordinator at Sorrel Urban Bistro, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Hi,

Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful feedback! I'm so glad that the waiter left such a good impression on you. We hope to see you again for Valentine's Day !

Thanks
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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Better than Expected Experience at Sorrel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Biscuit Bacon Casserole at Sorrel Urban Bistro is one of the best brunch dishes I've ever had, and one of the most original. Our first time here was so much better than we expected that I'm only disappointed that we'd waited so long to try it. We literally loved the space, the light, even the bathroom tile. We sat there marveling at the exacting attention and care that went into hanging the Christmas ornaments from the ceiling - just so.

Every dish was very good, the drinks were very good, the coffee was very good. Everything was very good - I wish I could write that about more restaurant experiences.

From the warm greeting by the host, to a lively and engaging waitress, add an attentive manager, and servers and bussers all seamlessly supporting one another, and you get an all to rare excellent restaurant service experience. Everything clicked, and the one very minor misstep was literally overcorrected in order ensure our very good time at Sorrel.

Great service, great food, and far less expensive than expected; actually not pricey at all. Added to our new favorites.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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373 reviews 373 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 191 cities Reviews in 191 cities
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
“Vegetarian desert”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

First night of a two week road trip, so hoping for a good start.

Whilst the restaurant did not actually set us off on a high, it should have done better.

My wife is a vegetarian, and there was little offered to her. Having to have a side dish of ratatouille as a main course, at a restaurant hoping to impress, just does not do it for a vegetarian.

My scallops and steak were both really tasty, but at the high price should have been.

Service was attentive, and they were responsive to helping me retrieve the credit card that I left there, but they need deliver better value choices overall if they are to achieve solid status.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent dining at Sorrel Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Wonderful place to have lunch or dinner. Delicious food, excellent service and great atmosphere. Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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63 restaurant reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Good food and more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We had a delightful meal at Sorrel. You have to ask for salt (which I always do) and you should, just to see the three colors of salt they bring. The herbed/vegetable oils they bring with the bread are also a delight. The service is excellent and the food is presented so as to be pleasing to the eye and palate. We asked for a recommendation on the wine and were not disappointed and it is actually fairly reasonably priced. The shrimp bisque was very good and the main dishes were lovely. The portions were very satisfying, without being too much. Next time I hope to be able to save room for dessert. My only complaint is a matter of personal preference and that was that it was very noisy. I know that is equated with fun these days, but I do like to be able to talk and hear.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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