About house. wine. & bistro.
house. wine. & bistro. offers a boutique wine bar & New American Bistro dining experience featuring over 100 wines, craft beers and a diverse menu of locally sourced ingredients.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 11:00am -10:00pm (Kitchen Closes at 10pm), Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am (Kitchen Closes at 12am), Saturday: 12:00pm-12:00am (Kitchen Closes at 12am) Sunday: CLOSED
11th & 12th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music...Adult Contemporary Lounge Music/Coffee House
Private Parties, Weddings, Corporate etc.
Back of Restaurant. Parking shared with 3 other restaurants and 2 Night Clubs.
Valet Service: $10 (Coming Soon)
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Contact:
Lyzette Alanis: 9569948331x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
house. wine. & bistro. Ratings and Reviews
The wine list is extensive, and my choic ...
The wine list is extensive, and my choice was very pleasant. For my entrée I chosed the smoked salmon, the pasta was undercooked, the salmon didn't have a lot of flavor, although the side salad was nice. The decor is nice, but it felt snobbish and overall an overpriced place for my taste.
Food was amazing and certainly worth the ...
Food was amazing and certainly worth the price. The only complaint that I have is that the waiter accidently dropped the lemon off my drink. After it landed on the table he picked it up and placed it back on my drunk. Either than that it was real good.
The place is very loud. Not by the music ...
The place is very loud. Not by the music, but the noise control in this place is very annoying. We couldn't hear ourselves over the laughs and conversations next to us. Up to a point where you don't enjoy your food and it changed our moods completely.
Another time we couldn't even hear the guy who was singing.
I think the ceiling is too low for the noise.
The food was new, the waiter told us they changed the menu so I had the "quack and cheese" (nasty!) abd my husband had the tacos(not impressed)
The service was great, though. Even the waiter noticed we didn't finish our food. He apologized for the noise inconvenience, he didn't seem surprised.
It's sad because we've been here many times, and we used to like this place a lot, but the last two times (within six months) we had the same bad experience so we decided to give it another chance but no.
Pretty full house but we were seated pro ...
Pretty full house but we were seated promptly on a saturday night with reservation. We had the strawberry bellinis, wedge salad and broccoli soup, lambchops, pesto flatbread, and strawberry dessert. Everything was delicious!! Great service as well!
It was our first time at House Wine as I ...
It was our first time at House Wine as I was looking for a new place to take my mother to celebrate her birthday. We all enjoyed our meals tremendously and the service was absolutely wonderful, we were never left unattended. We are definitely visiting again and recommending to all our friends.
The service at house.wine.bistro is gene ...
The service at house.wine.bistro is generally outstanding. They food is very good, especially if you plan to eat some of the "high end" items on the menu. Wine selection is good too. I just wish they would finally do something about the noise level. You cannot go with a group larger than four people if you want to have a pleasant conversation that does not involve yelling across an over-sized table.
First time diner and most likely the las ...
First time diner and most likely the last. The decor/ambiance is very stark. Except for the large paintings which added a nice touch, it didn't impart a warm, inviting atmosphere. There were three of us, we each ordered something different. The burger seemed to be the best choice. The Caesar salad with grilled chicken was small, uninspiring. The noise level was a big issue for us, it was very difficult to converse. Too many hard surfaces. A couple of large area rugs or some acoustical tiles strategically placed may help.
This place was recommended by a friend claimin the food was great. I loved the service and wine. But good was horrific to speak the least. Calamari tasted like cheese sticks, pasta that I order was undercooked, my wife order some rice with chicken that tasteday exactly like (Arroz con pollo) which just seemed like an over priced Mexican dish. Won't recommend or go to this place ever again. Food nightmare
If you only have 1 night in McAllen, eat here
Be sure to call ahead for a dinner reservation, because the word is out about House.
From the moment we stepped into this outstanding restaurant, I felt like I was being welcomed home. Being from Oregon, I confess to being spoiled when it comes to restaurants in this category. I quickly learned that Oregon has nothing on this menu, this chef, this wine list, or this exceptional staff. Deliciousness served with real flair. Don't be deterred by the $$$$. By Oregon standards, everything on this menu is $$ to $$$, yet top of the list for originality and flavor.
Wine pairing is fun but not required. Bottles may be purchased for 40 percent off the prices listed on the menu if you just want to drop in, get a recommendation, and take it home or to a party.
Food is sourced locally, meats are ranched sustainably, and everything is creatively presented without being too precious. Way to represent Texas, House Wine & Bistro. Thank goodness my daughter has moved to McAllen. We can't wait to come back!
Eight year anniversary dinner
Had a great time with my wife celebrating our eight years of marriage. They had my favorite import beer and provided plenty of sample for my wife to help her decide which wine she preferred the service was excellent. The appetizers were amazing my wife had the shrimp which really blew us away with its taste. For diner we had a filet and a ribeye prepared with melting goat cheese. They were really flavorful and exquisite. For dessert we had the apple pie with cheddar ice cream. It was a delightful sweet end to our evening. I can't remember the name to our waiter but he was very polite and knowledgeable about the selection in the menu. Had a great time and would be happy to recommend this place to everyone.
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