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“Amazing Bistro”
Review of Sorrel Urban Bistro - CLOSED

Sorrel Urban Bistro
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, French, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing Bistro”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

First went there on the recommendation of a colleague and kept on going back! They have a custom lunch and dinner menu with a great and often changing selection. For lunch I can recommend the beef burgers - its one of the few places where I'll actually order the meat rare. Very reasonably priced for what you get. The staff has always been friendly and attentive.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Dirk B
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Buy local and organic”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We ventured into Sorrel for lunch after hearing about the pork chop they do for dinner. The lunch menu offers a variety of options and flavors. Everything looked wonderful. What I love about this restaurant is the locally grown and organic foods on the menu. I love this idea. Support your local farmers! Aside from that, the prices were reasonable for lunch considering local and organic.

When we walked in we were greeted by a very nice, welcoming, attentive man who seated us immediately. We started off with their bread, which is really good. We ordered the hummus as an appetizer and loved it. Better than the hummus at Whole Foods or Central Market. I ordered the hamburger and enjoyed it. It was huge and I took half of it home. My friend ordered the butternut squash soup and loved it. The service is wonderful and attentive. We were treated very well.

Overall, a wonderful dining experience for lunch. I can't wait to go back for dinner to try the pork.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank ScreamingMiMi98
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Houston, Texas
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240 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Fabulous dinner that wowed our visiting son from LA, including his ghost pepper caipiroska cocktail, corn chowder with Gulf oyster, and sweet potato gratin under a huge steak...off the HRW menu! No skimping here. Service was professionally efficient. Cool modern decor with views into kitchen, including a TV monitor. Noise bounces off hard surfaces, but not enough to deter conversations. Lively bar area. All this plus locally sourced food...you can bet we'll be back!

  • Visited August 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“WOW”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

My boyfriend surprised me with reservations to this restaurant. When we arrived (on time) to our 8 o'clock reservations, the host let us know that we would have to wait about 30 minutes before we could be seated. Massive confusion there.......we made reservations!

Luckily we weren't super starving, so we took a seat at the bar. Hannah and Paul(?) were EXTREMELY friendly and attentive. They made our 25-30 minute wait fly by. The Manager, Ernesto, assured us that he was doing everything he could to get us a table and made true to his word. Not only did he personally show us to our table, he served us a glass of champagne with our meal for the inconvenience. We really felt special. The service was OUT.STAND.ING.

The food was delicious, and unique. WE WILL BE BACK. No doubt about that.

Visited August 2012
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“What an experience!!”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We came here for our anniversary/birthdays and it was definitely a great choice! We have never been treated the way we were treated last night. The service was first-class, the food was something to talk about, and the atmosphere is just wonderful. I can't get over how grest our experience was and want the entire staff, as well as future customers to know what a great establishment this place is. We were treated wig hand down the best service we have ever had. Great service manager, great waiter, great bartenders. Thank you

A+

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Thank Bthack
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