Mockingbird Bistro Houston, TX 77019 - YP.com
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(713) 533-0200

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1985 Welch St, Houston, TX 77019

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Mon - Sun

4:00 am - 10:00 pm

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$$$

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Operational since 2002, Mockingbird Bistro is a casual-free, full-service restaurant that serves a range of food items. The restaurant s menu features fried calamari, smoked salmon, Caesar salad, sandwiches, mussels and pasta dishes. It has a bar that offers a selection of wines, including chardonnay, pinot blanc, cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel and merlot. Mockingbird Bistro also serves a variety of desserts, such as chocolate cake, bread pudding, ice cream and sorbets. Additionally, it offers a range of gift certificates and online reservation services. The restaurant has private dining rooms and can accommodate up to 200 guests for various events and functions, including Thanksgiving.

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Cuisines: American, French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental

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  • Best happy hour in town, no question.
    ambernambrose
    06/27/2012

    Best happy hour in town, no question. Great cocktails, very good food (braised short ribs, roasted eggplant, Caesar salad), all for $5.

  • Don't Waste your time...
    sanku
    12/11/2011

    This place is absolute garbage:

    1) Lying to guests about the ingredients: they are NOT serving Kobe beef, you just can't get Kobe outside of Japan and why don't you look up the prices for Akaushi beef, which is available in the U.S. and see what I mean? They are not serving kurobuta pork, or even prime pork for that matter. These are just the clearest examples, they regularly lie to guests about what they are being served in a host of other dishes.

    2) Marriage: they pour wines and liquors from an older bottle into a new one. This is not only reprehensible from a sanitation standpoint, it's also illegal. On a more general note, it's a sign the employees at the restaurant don't care.

    3) Sanitation: no concept of cleanliness in preparation, plating, or disposal of consumed food; none. I saw, I didn't think I saw something that somewhat resembled...I SAW fish being prepared on the back of a metal pan that was sitting on top of a big grey trashcan.

    This is not an opinion of Mockingbird, these things I know because I saw them with my own two eyes; caveat emptor: consider this a public service announcement and forget about this place.

  • food poisoning
    Ron C M
    08/21/2011

    Food poisoning
    The only food that I had since lunch and I had the only different meal at the table. Severely sick starting the next morning. I had fever chills and sever GI problems, I started about 10 hours after the meal and lasted about 12 hours. I wanted them to know that they had a problem and much to my surprise I was verbally abused by the manager ?no one gets sick from eating in my restaurant?.

  • Fantastic!
    Terri West
    12/23/2010

    This is a quaint neighborhood restaurant with a varied menu, warm atmosphere and excellent service.

    I had the Mediterranean mussels and the gruyere onion soup and both were perfect!

    The wait and support staff were professional and efficient.

    I will be returning very soon!

  • First Impressions Aren't Everything
    HoustonTexReview
    10/19/2010

    First impressions are everything. The valet were gentlemen and were friendly. The atmosphere was dark, warm, and charming with antiques. I was ready to have a nice time at a happy hour tasting.

    The Republic wine rep was fantastic and personable; however, I was dismayed by the unprofesional behavior of the restaurant's bar manager. She was eating in front of guests and standing in line before guests to get wine for herself. When I walked up to her and another manager, she completely ignored me, gave me no eye contact, and continued her personal conversation.

    After two attempts to speak to her, she finally treated me as a guest. When I saw her tongue ring, I stopped taking her behavior personally. She never offered me a happy hour menu, but she did offer me the food pairings. There were no serving utensils, and they looked picked apart like it was a community dish. I had one bite of an appetizer and it was subpar and did not taste fresh.

    After my unappetizing experience, I left in the middle of the tasting and went to a real happy hour where they have fine dining experience.

  • loved it...will come back:)
    blue eyed80
    10/08/2010

    I have recently been there for a Sunday brunch and I loved everything about the place - the location, design, wonderful staff (really great!) and super delicious food.
    Definitely will come back for a romantic dinner (interior is really nice) or again for a Sunday brunch:)

  • great food but bad service
    cjk7
    04/11/2010

    The food was excellent. The service was not. Our waitress was condesending (when she managed to stop by the table which wasn't very often). Some people should not be in the service industry. Friendly, helpful, nice.... not words we would use to describe our server. It's a shame. The space is great and food even better, but I'm not going to pay someone to treat us like an inconvenience. Word to the wise; with all of the GREAT restaurants offering GREAT service in Houston, why settle for this???

  • romantic - in cellar room
    carmen le
    02/15/2010

    lambshank was great juicy and flavorable. need to go again to try another dish to fully rate this place.

  • wonderful
    serena12
    08/24/2009

    always great for a special occasion. food is so fresh and flavorful and perfectly cooked! main dining room is very charming. definitely a place to go back to over and over...

  • Excellent Seafood Special
    xuorels
    05/24/2009

    The red snapper special we had for dinner last night was the best fish dish I have ever had in my life. Hail to the chef!

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