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Mockingbird Bistro – Houston

Since opening in January 2002, Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar, 1985 Welch, has garnered rave reviews for its Texas Provence cuisine from diners and critics alike. Chef / Owner John Sheely says Mockingbird is the casual-feel place he has always wanted to open…a place where he himself would like to “hang out.”

“I always wanted to open a casual place, a place where I would go just to relax, have a glass of wine and enjoy comfort-type food,” says the highly touted chef. “I’ve spent most of my cooking career in high-end restaurants, but Mockingbird has been mulling in my head for a long time, and now it is a reality.”

Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar combines Sheely’s Texas roots with a style of cooking that he knows well, that of the Riviera, specifically the French Riviera. At Mockingbird, the feel of the menu is “country-French-meets-American-market.” Sheely updates the menus seasonally to take advantage of the ingredients available at-market, as well as to give him the freedom to exercise his creativity. To complete the dining experience, Mockingbird boasts an award-winning international wine list that is one of the best value lists in town.

Mockingbird’s interiors can best be described as “funky gothic.” The upscale-yet-casual atmosphere has “gothic” leanings because of the unique light fixtures, which were originally hung in one of Houston’s first upscale eateries, Sonny Look’s. Bistro-style tables and chairs fill the main dining room which is warmed by sunny floor-to-ceiling windows, and stained glass windows are featured in the walls between the main dining room and private wine room.

Join us for our 5-5-5 happy hour, Monday - Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., where we have happy hour prices as well as 5 dishes and 5 wines-by-the-glass for just $5! Visit the Mockingbird Bistro Bar.

Place Categories: Bar Dining, Cuisine, Farm to Table, Features, French Restaurants, Happy Hour, Happy Hour w/ Food Specials, Outside Catering, Outside Dining, Personal Wines Welcome, Private Dining and Weekend Brunch

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