Featured Wines & Wine Program

Bistro Menil’s new fall and winter wine menu choices were personally selected by chef Greg Martin after a rigorous but delicious wine tasting of potential offerings.

The featured wine selections include outstanding wines available by the ¼, ½, or full (bottle) carafe. Select wines available by the bottle, typically produced at smaller wineries, provide excellent, more exclusive choices, enabling a continuous updating of the select wine menu throughout the year.

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Cask Wine & Craft Beer Program

Chef Greg Martin first enjoyed cask/keg wine while visiting friends in Rome and insisted on incorporating this idea into Bistro Menil. He loved the idea of being able to enjoy wine and simply fill vessels and take it home to enjoy.

Bistro Menil was among the first in Houston to offer the greener option of cask wine. First gaining traction in the U.S on the west coast, the cask wine format offers wineries the ability to reduce their bottling, packaging and shipping costs, thus substantially decreasing their carbon footprint.

Wine is kept in stainless steel containers with an inert gas to prevent oxidation and ensuring customers receive excellent wines at affordable prices. Purchased at the restaurant by the 1/4, 1/2 or full carafe (bottle), these wines can also be purchased (with a wine vessel deposit) to take home. You can’t go wrong with the excellent selections. They have proven to be among our most popular wines.

Our craft beer program includes fine choices from local breweries in Houston and Austin.

Cask Wine

Purchased by the 1/4, 1/2 or full bottle:
9/18/34

Rego do Sol, Rias Baixas Albarino, 2020

Galicia, ES

Tart citrus notes with hints of orchard fruit convey the best of this coastal wine

Gotham Project Savignon Blanc, 2020

California, US

Notes of ripe grapefruit and guava flavors mark this crisp wine

Viña Galana, Verdejo, 2020

Castilla-La Mancha, ES

With notes of Meyer lemon, grapefruit, and citrus blossom, this crisp and aromatic wine is a refreshing treat.

Viña Galana, Syrah Rosado, 2020

Castilla-La Mancha, ES

An energetic nose of violets and ripe red fruits with a nice balance of acidity makes this wine a delicious choice.

Bodegas Tempore, Independent Tempranillo, 2020

Aragon, ES

Flavors of strawberries and blackberries crown the regal crimson purple-maroon hue of this wine with an excellent balance of tannins and acidity.

Ryder Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020

California, US

Full-bodied and elegant with aromas of black currants, dark cherries, and hints of vanilla with lush, mid-palate flavors of berries and soft tannins.

Bodini Malbec, 2019

Mendoza, AR

Fruit and spice balance notes of fresh plums and blackberries in this Argentinian gem.

Bodegas Temporé, Generación 733 Granacha, 2020

Aragon, ES

A classic Spanish Granacha with a fine mineralogy famed by notes of blackberry, vanilla, sweet Carmel, and a floral violet nose.

TAP BEERS

Please ask your server


Champagne and Sparkling

(served in 7oz Coupe)


Borgo Maragliano, Franchesco Galliano, 2016

Piedmont, Italy - Blanc de Blancs
17

La Farra, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore, 2020

Veneto, Italy
15

Ayala Brut Majeur, NV

Champagne, France
18

Cave de Bissey, Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé, NV

Burgundy, FR
17

Rosé Wine

(1/4, 1/2, or Full Bottle)

Château Bellini en Provence Rosé, 2020

Provence, France
15/30/58

Jaclynn Renée Wines, Sonoma Rosé, 2020

Russian River Valley, California
14/28/54

Ottella Rosés, 2020

Veneto, Italy
12/24/46

Les Vignobles Gueissard, Côtes de Provence Cuvée G Rosé, 2020

Provence, France
14/29/54

Château La Mascaronne, Côtes de Provence Rosé, 2020

Provence, France
17/34/66

White Wine

(1/4, 1/2, or Full Bottle)

Puiten, Schreckbichl Colterenzio, Pinot Grigio, 2020

Südtirol-Alto Adige, Italy
15/30/58

Andrea Felici, Verdicchio dei Castelliamo di Jesi Classic Superiore, 2020

Marche, Italy
15/30/58

Guidobono, Roero Arneis, 2020

Piedmont, Italy
11/22/42

Domaine Franck Millet, Sancerre Blanc, Savignon Blanc, 2020

Loire Valley, France
18/36/70

Domaine des Malandes Chablis, Chardonnay, 2020

Loire Valley, France
18/36/70

Jaclynn Renée Wines, Chardonnay Sangiacomo, 2018

Petaluma Gap, US
17/34/66

Red Wine

(1/4, 1/2, or Full Bottle)

Flaneur Wines, Pinot Noir, 2019

Willamette Valley, Oregon
18/36/70

Chateau Grand Billard, 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Fans, and Merlot - Bordeaux, France
10/20/38

Bodegas Mogollon, Malbec, 2018

Uco Valley, Argentina
12/24/46

Domaine Roger Perrin, Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, 2019

Grenache and Syrah - Rhone Valley, France
11/22/42

Agricola Labastida, Rioja Crianza, 2018

Tempranillo - Rioja, Spain
14/28/54

Wine Corkage Fees

Three bottle limit per table/group. $15 for the first bottle, $25 for the second bottle and $35 for the third bottle. In order to comply with our state-issued beverage permit, all alcohol service has to be completed by 10:00 pm. Customer assumes all responsibility for their (brought-in) wine including notifying consumers of contents.