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House Wine and Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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1117 West Business 83 McAllen, McAllen, TX 78501 (12th Street)
+1 956-994-8331
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Pflugerville, Texas
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171 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here with a bunch of colleagues from work as we were out of town and looking for something a little nicer for dinner. The waitstaff is very attentive - you'll be well taken care of. The entrees were a bit pricey and there wasn't an option to add a dinner salad. It was separate, which I wish I... More 

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Columbus. Ohio
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282 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked around for restaurant recommendations, and "House Wine" and "Salt" were the 2 that kept coming up. Apparently they're owned by the same person. Salt was beyond our business budget. We walked in on a Wednesday night without reservations and were seated quickly. The place filled up shortly thereafter. It's noisy and wait staff didn't seem very knowledgeable. We... More 

Thank peebs777
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the food and the service is very, very good, it is a little pricey. Our experience with some 16 to 18 girlfriends was very good and cannot say enough about the service. Would definitely return for a special specialization

Thank ngrado
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this restaurant solely on reviews. Our server, James, was great. The food average. The wine was good, but I seldom find a wine I don't like! Enjoyable experience.

Thank Maryann D
Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

As an extended visitor to McAllen, I was given several restaurant suggestions to frequent during my 6 weeks here. This was in the top five, and frankly I could have passed. While the staff - very young, very millennial - was eager to please and most friendly, and while the service extended was quite good with delivery and execution, it... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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276 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This mediterranean style kitchen has original and intense flavors to offer. The starters are very delicate, the wine selection is wide, the flatbread (actually, pizza cut off in pieces) is tasty. We enjoyed very much the pork belly; we found the pastry covered brie too sweet, so we avoided the marmalade as much as possible; the prosciutto flatbread was delicious,... More 

1 Thank RicherTrips
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a decent restaurant, it is always super busy. I had a drink though which was made with regular tap water. I don't know if it was a mistake but the tap water around here is not great you can taste it. On the food front I did like the risotto and salmon.

Thank Ila S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Very nice presentation of food. Pricy. Decent service but very noisy place. Long wait on weekends. Lots of peoplecome here just to drink. Good appetizer menu.

Thank Mary Ellen R
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Burger was great and so were the appetizers. This is really a special find and has great atmosphere!

Thank DanMK13
McAllen, Texas
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172 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This was a wonderful lunch experience. The food and service were great. They were very accommodating with any meal request. The food was fresh and tasty and well priced. This is a great place to meet up with girlfriends and have a nice meal!

Thank Madzech

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Italian, American, Wine Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: +1 956-994-8331
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?