Chanterelle Bistro & Wine Bar
5115 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
My boyfriend discovered this little Bistro purely by accident when he was just driving by. We had dinner there this past Saturday, and what a complete delight!!! The decor was very charming. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The menu was weighted towards seafood (which suited us fine), but there were also chicken, beef, veal, and lamb entries. There was also a good variety (but not overwhelming) of appetizers, soups (including an on-the-menu 5-onion soup, and the soup du jour -- cream of asparagus), salads, and -- of course!!! -- desserts. The wine menu was not huge, but was quite adequate and the prices were very, very reasonable for purchase by the bottle (less reasonable by the glass ... so, of course, we ordered a bottle!). Bread came with the meal ... a warm loaf with sesame seeds on top and real butter! We split a salad (just right for 2 people), we each had an entree, and we split a dessert. We had a simple mixed salad, which had a nice fresh variety of greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and a delicious raspberry vinagrette. My boyfriend had the flounder stuffed with crab meat (a menu item, which he said was one of the best fish dishes he had ever had). I had one of the specials ... sauteed monkfish. Monkfish is not easy to find in Houston, and this was prepared simply and deliciously. Both entrees had mixed sauteed seasonal vegetables and a rice pilaf. For dessert we had the Frangelica cheesecake, which was very light and very good. And the special treat (at least for us, because we are music lovers) was the ""Romantic Guitarist & Son"" ... with Dad on the guitar and Son on the violin and vocals, backed by a computerized percussion section. We really enjoyed the music during dinner. The price was moderate for such a good meal + wine + entertainment. We will definitely go back someday so we can again enjoy the delightful ambiance, excellent service, and try something else on (or off?) the menu! Bon appetit!!!