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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Featured Wines & Wine Program

Bistro Menil’s news spring and summer 2019 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 & 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.


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Cask Wine

Purchased by the 1/4, 1/2 or full carafe 8/16/31

Domaine La Taste, Blend 2018
Gascogne, France
A crisp and graceful blend of Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng, and Sauvignon Blanc

Gotham Project Sauvignon Blanc
California, United States
Notes of ripe grapefruit and guava flavors mark this crisp wine

Laluca Prosecco, NV
Veneto, Italy
Creamy off-dry, with nice minerality leading flavors of bold orchard fruits

Viña Galana Syrah Rosado, 2018
Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Featuring an energetic nose of violets and ripe red fruits with a nice balance of acidity

Cuvée Le Bec Beckmen Vineyards Blend, 2017
California, United States
A Rhone style blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Counoise, featuring aromas of red and black fruits, and baking spices

Scarpetta Frico Rosso Blend, 2015
Tuscany, Italy
A delicious blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of cherry and plum

Ryder Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, NV
California, United States
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 leading to a smooth finish

Altos Las Hormigas, Malbec, 2018
Mendoza, Argentina
Blackberry and plum notes hint at the fruit flavor flashing spice and white pepper

TAP BEERS

Please ask your server


Original Dry Cider
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 5.5 % ABV
bright apple flavor with aromas of pear, citrus, and melon - Houston

Buckle Bunny
Eureka Heights Brewing Company, Cream Ale; 4.5 % ABV
flaked maize is used with malted barley for a delicious brew - Houston

Fancy Lawnmower
St. Arnold Brewing, German-style Kölsch; 4.9% ABV
crisp and refreshing, sweet malty body, and fine citrus character - Houston

Art Car
St. Arnold Brewing, American IPA; 7.1% ABV
nice fruit flavors with malts lending a bit of sharpness - Houston

Brew of H
No Label Brewing Company, Pale Ale; 5.2% ABV
nice hoppy aroma and flavor with nice caramel base - Katy

Buried Hatchet Stout
Southern Star Brewing Company, Imperial Stout; 8.5% ABV
full, robust, roasted flavors mingle with bittersweet creaminess - Conroe

Cougar Paw
8th Wonder Brewing Company, Red Ale; 5.2 % ABV
malt forward sweetness gives way to a dry finish - Houston

Champagne and Sparkling

(served in 7oz Coupe)


Borgo Maragliano, Franchesco Galliano, 2015 
Piedmont, Italy
Blanc de Blancs
16

La Farra, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore, 2018 
Veneto, Italy
13

Ayala Brut Majeur
NV Champagne, France
18

Cave de Bissey, Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé
NV Burgundy, France
15

ROSÉ WINE

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


Domaine Tourbillon, 2018
Provence, France
10/20/38

Quat‘saisons, Château La Mascaronne, 2018
Provence, France
16/32/62

Ottella Rosés, 2018
Veneto, Italy
14/28/54

Domaine Robet Serol, Cote Roannaise Cabochard, 2018
Loire Valley, France
13/26/50

White Wines

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


Puiten, Schreckbichl Colterenzio, Pinot Grigio, 2017 
Südtirol-Alto Adige, Italy
15/30/58

Domaine Franck Millet, Sancerre Blanc, Savignon Blanc, 2018
Loire Valley, France
16/32/62

Domaine Romanin, Pouilly Fuisse “Terroir de Fuissé”, Chardonnay, 2017
Burgundy, France
17/34/66

Mount Eden Vineyards, Chardonnay, 2016 
Edna Valley, California
16/32/62

Red Wines

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


Confero, Aberrant Cellars, Pinot Noir, 2016
Willamette Valley, Oregon
15/30/58

La Atalaya del Camino, Bodegas Atalaya, Blend, 2016
Granacha Tintorera and Monastrell
Almansa, Spain
11/22/42

Owl & Dust Devil, Finca Decero Winery, Blend, 2015
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Tannat
Mendoza, Argentina
18/36/70

Gratia Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013
Napa Valley, California
18/36/70

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.