The Bird & The Bear

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It's hard not to go into The Bird & The Bear with some expectations. The second restaurant from Elouise Jones, it could lean Southern, á la Ouisie's Table, but the tagline "American Bistro" also implies a bit of French flair and maybe even some new American flavors. But the range of Bird & Bear's menu surpasses even those scattered metrics, with inspiration from Morocco, Italy, Mexico, France and Spain, but all these varied themes sometimes inspire scattered execution and a lack of culinary focus. The consistency on the menu comes from a focus on lighter fare, with plenty of salads, sandwiches, vegetarian dishes and seafood, all prepared with a bit of indulgence, like the occasional cream sauce or fried sweet potato chips. It's a formula that seems to be working, as the similarly eclectic dining room is often packed with ladies (and even a few men) lunching.

Ouisie changes up the menu late at night, offering a selection of tapas.


The Bird & The Bear
2810 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77098


Sun: 10 am-10 pm
Mon: 11 am-10 pm
Tue: 11 am-10 pm
Wed: 11 am-10 pm
Thu: 11 am-11 pm
Fri: 11 am-11 pm
Sat: 10 am-11 pm

Good to Know

  • $$$
  • Valet Parking
  • Full Bar
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly