Bess Bistro

French, American, Cajun / Creole
$ $ $
500 W 6th St (San Antonio St.)
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-2377
4:30pm - 10:00pm
4:30pm - 10:00pm
4:30pm - 10:00pm
4:30pm - 10:00pm
4:30pm - 11:00pm
4:30pm - 11:00pm
4:30pm - 10:00pm



  • Opened by Sandra Bullock in 2006, Bess Bistro uses biodegradable takeout products and is furnished with repurposed tables and chairs
  • Don't go here. Ever!
  • Local food close to the convention center! Sit outside and order from the mix of French and Southern inspirations. You can order both fried green tomatoes and a Croque Madame. Welcome to Austin.
  • awesome happy hour, half price apps and cheap drinks!
  • Very good food. Reasonable prices. Sandra Bullock...well done madam.
  • Have a seat at one of the bar tables and gorge yourself from the wonderful (and cheap!) happy hour menu. Hurry, though -- it only goes until 6.30!
  • Best romantic restaurant. Such a wonderful atmosphere. The lighting and decor are perfect. The food is really good, too.
  • Nick Cvercko.
  • This is such a cute place for date night. Its like an underground secret.
  • Sandra Bullock is the owner of this cute (and eco-friendly!) Creole French caf full of Texan hospitality. Order a plate of fried green tomatoes!
  • Perfect dining experience. We got the shrimp and grits, and pan-seared scallops.
  • Happy Hour from 230pm - 630pm. Get to the area early - plenty of CHEP paid parking on 6th St.
  • Amazing Green Fried Tomatoes, Pine nut Olive Oil cake, and Passion fruit cheesecake!!!!
  • I'm in love with Sandra bullock! FYI LOVE TO BARTEND AT YOUR PLACE!
  • Servers are awesome I want to make them thank you cards. Best Brussels sprouts of my life.
  • The bar seating is like a leper colony. Yikes.
  • Have the fried artichokes !!!!
  • Sea bass with julienne squash. Wow.
  • Sunday brunch started with a lovely mimosa followed by Bess Benedict. English muffins, braised pork belly, poached egg and white truffle topped with crab meet.... Can you say YUMMY!
  • Shrimp and grits with a bacon gastrique. Absolutely delicious! Need a reservation, though, for more than two people. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu)

Nearby places

305 W 6th St (Lavaca St.)
600 W 6th St (Nueces St.)
525 N Lamar Blvd. (btwn W 5th & 6th)