Greg Martin, Chef and Proprietor, Bistro Menil

Greg Martin

chef & proprietor

Chef Greg Martin is a native Houstonian and a staple of the local restaurant community for over twenty-five years. In 2014 he realized his lifelong goal of opening Bistro Menil.

Greg developed the concept for Bistro Menil over decades of international travel, enjoying outstanding regional food and wine in Spain, France, and Italy. His visits to authentic bistros inspired him to share his experiences. His menus feature European-inspired, American fare paired with select wines.

“I want to reclaim the classic definition of a bistro here by providing casual dining in a friendly, lively and wine-focused establishment,” says Martin.

He is honored to be sharing his culinary vision at the beautifully designed Bistro Menil, 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.

Bistro Menil's Private Dining RoomTable at Bistro Menil in the morningBistro Menil's artichoke special

Bistro Menil

Bistro Menil offers European-inspired, American fare paired with craft beer, cask wine, and thoughtfully selected wines by the glass or bottle. Enjoy lunch, happy hour, afternoon tea, and dinner Wednesday – Sunday, plus brunch Friday – Sunday.

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Bistro Meni's manager, Elizabeth Millan

Elizabeth Millan


With an extensive background in restaurant management, Elizabeth brings her considerable managerial and culinary skill sets to Bistro Menil. When chef Martin first considered assembling his team, he knew whom he wanted as his lead person. Elizabeth and chef Martin first collaborated in the late 1990s 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 relishes her opportunity to interact with customers.