J's Bistro

(281) 861-9940

4502 Highway 6 N, Houston, TX | Directions   77084

29.839912 -95.645704

Open Hours

Sun 11am-3pm

Tue-Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm

Sat 4pm-10pm

Restaurants, New American, French  more

More Cuisine: Asian

Price: $$

Tags: B.Y.O.B., Brunch, Business Dining, Date Spot, Group Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa



From The Owners of J's Bistro

Locally trained chef blends the flavors of Europe and Asia with beer pairings from around the world.

Reviews for J's Bistro

over a year ago

J's Bistro – The food in this restaurant is fantastic. All salad dressings are house dressings, the duck is marinated for 10 hours (wonderful) and all dishes are created with lots of attention to detail and taste. Several exotic meats are available (i.e., kangaroo, rabbit ) and all items are prepared with a real flair. The restaurant is not in a highly visible location but the inside is decorated pleasantly and the music is soft and not disruptive to conversation. A large selection of Belgium beers is offered as well as a variety of wines. We have been here 3 times and will go back many more times.

over a year ago

Locally trained chef blends the flavors of Europe and Asia with beer pairings from around the world. – In Short
With its white tablecloth coffee shop ambiance, this strip mall beer bistro in Bear Creek delights. Chef Dae Young Jo has fashioned a menu of signature "Euro-Asian fusion" cuisine, including French onion soup, crunchy fried shrimp and Korean seafood pancake appetizers. Entrees run the flavor gamut from crispy pork schnitzel, tilapia in a crispy potato nest, fried soft-shell crab served with house-made dipping sauces and red snapper with mushroom sauce. Desserts such as crème brulee and seasonal fruit sorbets shine.

over a year ago

Diamond in the rough in Bear Creek/Copperfield (Northwest Houston) – We ate dinner there on February 1, 2008. J's had received a favorable review in the Chronicle, and we (two couples from Copperfield) wanted to give it a try. We were favorably impressed, and will return.

We were skeptical when we first arrived ? the prices seemed a bit high, it was not crowded, the lighting was a bit too bright, and there was a row of beer bottles in the entryway with almost silly names from breweries I had never heard of.

J?s is a white tablecloth/ cloth napkin type place. That being said, the wait staff is attired very informally (polo shirts and jeans), and they are helpful, friendly, flexible and attentive. When I ordered a beer I had never tried before, our server made it clear that she would bring me a different one if I didn?t like it. Nice touch. Overall - excellent service.

The food was very, very good. The guys split a Korean pancake dish for a starter, and the ladies shared a seafood dumpling starter ? both were very good. The soups we tried (French Onion and Seafood Bisque) obviously had the chef?s imprint on them, and they were also quite good. Most entrees are in the $15 - $22 range, with some as high as $26. The guys had the shrimp and crabmeat risotto, and the ladies split the tilapia. The presentation was excellent, the portions were just right for a ?normal? appetite (not too big, not too small), and there was no issue with splitting an entree.

The wine list seemed adequate (the author is not a wine drinker). The beer list, however, is one of the hidden secrets of J?s. Chef J is a beer connoisseur, and he carefully researches and selects beers to go with his food. We tried three different beers ? all were quite different, and all were outstanding.

J himself is gracious, humble and charming. If you meet him, ask about the time he spent researching beer in Belgium - quite a story.

Again, the ambiance needs a little work, but I?ll take an unpretentious place where the food is good any day.


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