Bess Bistro™ is an authentic bistro in the Stratford Arms building at 500 West Sixth Street, Austin's Old Pecan Street. Originally the Stratford Apartments built in 1918, the vintage building's old bank vault is Bess' kitchen, a treasury of great food.
Daily Specials! M - Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf T - Chicken Pot Pie W - Chef's Choice Étouffée Th - Red Beans & Rice F - Fish & Chips Sat - Creekstone Farms Ribeye Sun - Ciopino
Happy Hour plates starting at $4!!
Happy Hour food available throughout the restaurant from 3:00pm - 4:00pm M-F, available at the bar and in the bistro/patio from 3:00pm - 6:30pm M-F.
Happy Hour drinks starting at $3 and $2 Lonestars from 3:00pm-6:30pm!
Drink specials available throughout the restaurant from 3:00pm - 4:00pm M-F, available at the bar and in the bistro/patio from 3:00pm - 6:30pm M-F. 4$ well liquors and 5$ draft beers available anytime
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.
This is such a cute place for date night. Its like an underground secret.
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!
Sandra Bullock is the owner of this cute (and eco-friendly!) Creole French café full of Texan hospitality. Order a plate of fried green tomatoes!
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!
I love the wide array of Happy Hour appetizers! Try the Jumbo Crab Cake & Fried Green Tomatoes on top of a lovely crab salad. Yum! :-9
OH MY GOSH! Perfect meal! Food and service was awesome. Portions were just the right size too. Definitely a nicer date night restaurant.
I love this place :)! More please!
Everything here was delicious! Mac-n-Cheese here is AMAZING!
Great food at a great price.
Enjoy brunch. Its the best.
Order the oysters!
Had lunch here midweek. Low noise level, great turkey and gouda sandwich. Great place to have a lowkey lunch without waiting for a table.
I've had every salad they offer and they are all delicious. Also, try the fried green tomatoes.
looking forward to checking this out, have heard nothing but RAVE reviews about the food and environment.
Shrimp and Grits special is great! Fried green tomatoes are a great appetizer, but ask for extra aoli. Don't order Mac & Cheese as a side - not good! Cozy atmosphere and reasonable prices!
Great snapper with vegetables, chorizo and gnocchi. Definitely a must!! For dessert don't miss the Bess beignetes!
A bit overrated and the servers were a bit cold for Austin.
The pork chop was so juicy and delicious. Both thumbs up.
Yummy fried green tomatoes!
Well, I knew it would be overrated what with it being owned by Sandra.
OMG! I love this place. Fried green tomatoes were delicious. I wish I would have known of this place during my wedding, i would have had our rehearsal dinner here. Yummy! Cant wait to bring my mom!
Total compliments to the chef! Wonderful food. The New York steak was AMAZING!!!
Beignets are amazingly delicious.
Skip the patio wait and have dinner in the patio
Bess Bistro, Sandra Bullock's restaurant in Austin, is a quaint and affordable brunch location perfect for all occasions!
Best place in the city for brunch and happy hour! $1 Mimosas with fresh squeezed orange juice! Pecan Street cocktail is fantastic! Shrimp Bess and Bess Sautéed Mussels are to die for. Service rocks.
Truffle fries? Don't mind if I do!
Everything was awesome, but the pork-chops, woooow!!!!
Sandra I hate you and everything but Miss Congeniality, especially in The Blind Side, but it's pretty clear to me that you spent all the money on the decor rather than the food itself!
Friendly staff and great beer! Num 1. On my list :)
Make a reservation. Kind of rude if u dont have one.
Seems cute and cozy must come back without a bachelorette group and a loud mouth next booth over.