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.
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.
Rego do Sol, Rias Baixas Albarino, 2020
Tart citrus notes with hints of orchard fruit convey the best of this coastal wine
Gotham Project Savignon Blanc, 2020
Notes of ripe grapefruit and guava flavors mark this crisp wine
Viña Galana, Verdejo, 2020
With notes of Meyer lemon, grapefruit, and citrus blossom, this crisp and aromatic wine is a refreshing treat.
Viña Galana, Syrah Rosado, 2020
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
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
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
Fruit and spice balance notes of fresh plums and blackberries in this Argentinian gem.
Bodegas Temporé, Generación 733 Granacha, 2020
A classic Spanish Granacha with a fine mineralogy famed by notes of blackberry, vanilla, sweet Carmel, and a floral violet nose.
Please ask your server
Champagne and Sparkling
(served in 7oz Coupe)
Borgo Maragliano, Franchesco Galliano, 2016
La Farra, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore, 2020
Ayala Brut Majeur, NV
Cave de Bissey, Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé, NV
Château Bellini en Provence Rosé, 2020
Jaclynn Renée Wines, Sonoma Rosé, 2020
Ottella Rosés, 2020
Les Vignobles Gueissard, Côtes de Provence Cuvée G Rosé, 2020
Château La Mascaronne, Côtes de Provence Rosé, 2020
Puiten, Schreckbichl Colterenzio, Pinot Grigio, 2020
Andrea Felici, Verdicchio dei Castelliamo di Jesi Classic Superiore, 2020
Guidobono, Roero Arneis, 2020
Domaine Franck Millet, Sancerre Blanc, Savignon Blanc, 2020
Domaine des Malandes Chablis, Chardonnay, 2020
Jaclynn Renée Wines, Chardonnay Sangiacomo, 2018
Flaneur Wines, Pinot Noir, 2019
Chateau Grand Billard, 2019
Bodegas Mogollon, Malbec, 2018
Domaine Roger Perrin, Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, 2019
Agricola Labastida, Rioja Crianza, 2018
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.