Bistros are the cozy cottages of the restaurant world, in which humble hosts welcome weary travelers to a nourishing meal and tales of battle against wind dragons and sinister, inanimate trees. Battle your own hunger dragons with today's Groupon: $10 gets you $20 worth of authentic Belgian eats at Jeannine's Bistro Belgian Cuisine.
The Westheimer Road eatery serves up authentic Belgian bistro fare sure to satisfy even the most discerning of your Antwerpian shuffleboard teammates. Start with a cup of French onion soup ($3.50) before moving on to an egg-filled entree. Omelettes such as the ham and swiss ($8) are served with a mixed salad for a nutritionally balanced beginning to an afternoon of reenacting scenes from Lord Jim, while Belgian specialty entrees, served with your choice of vegetable or fries, offer hearty portions of Flemish favorites. Opt for the carbonade flamande ($16), a Flemish beef stew made with Chimay beer, or the lapin aux pruneaux ($19), rabbit served in a prune, raisin, onion, and carrot sauce. Served with a helping of decadent Belgian fries, Jeannine's specialty mussels can be prepared seven ways ($11 for a small order), so mollusk lovers can indulge in the bivalved treat in its basic form (steamed in white wine and butter) or in more creative incarnations, like smothered with blue cheese sauce or floating amid a placid sea of mild curry cream.
The quaint bistro boasts a casual and comforting environment, complete with sunny yellow walls and bucolic paintings of Belgian countryscapes. The laid-back atmosphere makes it an ideal place to linger over a sweet crêpe casonade ($5), simply stuffed with brown sugar and butter, or a pot of crème brûlée ($8), after a long day battling grandma for tribal domination in an extreme game of table tennis.
This Groupon is not valid for alcohol.
- These are very traditional recipes that would probably make any beer-guzzling, cheese-sniffing Belgian feel right at home. I love this kind of stuff. Give me a juicy steak with some potatoes and a cold beer, and I am happy. – Jason Kerr, Houston Press
- A very lovely place, with a most charming owner and wait staff, excellent Belgian food, and a warm and welcoming ambiance – Blake I., Yelp
- Fabulous, authentic Belgian cuisine. Like dining on the Rue de Bouchers in Brussels. – Glenn L., Yelp