Chef/Proprietor Greg Martin

A native Houstonian and staple of the local restaurant community, Greg developed the concept for Bistro Menil over several years of international travel, enjoying outstanding regional food and wine.  He has worked with several cooking luminaries, including American icon of French cooking Julia Child.  His menus reflect the best of his culinary experiences, featuring food prepared with a focus on fresh, local ingredients.  If you want to relive the experience of the sublime pizza you enjoyed in Rome, the duck confit that delighted you in Paris, or the excellent wines sampled while touring Provence, you will certainly understand the care and appreciation he has for his food.  


Bistro Menil’s European-inspired, American fare is expertly paired with craft beer and cask wine along with an extensive selection of wines by the glass or bottle. Patrons can purchase their favorite wine and beer selections to enjoy at home.


Greg is extremely excited about sharing his culinary vision at the beautifully designed Bistro Menil.  The building is a blend of modern and rustic, refinement with a nod towards nature.  With views overlooking The Menil Collection and Menil Park, the main dining room seats 68 persons.  The Prive room seats 24 and connects with the patio area that seats 40 (weather permitting).  


Greg eagerly awaits your arrival and looks forward to serving the entire community, providing a place to share excellent food and wine with family and friends.  

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Manager Elizabeth Millan

With an extensive background in restaurant management, Elizabeth brings her considerable managerial and culinary skills to Bistro Menil.  When Chef Greg Martin first considered assembling his team, he knew immediately who he wanted as his lead person.  Elizabeth and Chef Martin first collaborated on a restaurant project in the late 1990’s and have been fortunate enough to pair again for this team endeavor  


With a knack for putting people at ease with her warm and engaging personality and a talent for multitasking, Elizabeth helps keep the restaurant humming.  

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