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.
Nice ambiance, average overall
Make a reservation. I highly recommend the fried green tomatoes as well as the short ribs. Others at my table raved over the sweet potato ravioli. Bonus: service is impeccable!
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!
Amazing Green Fried Tomatoes, Pine nut Olive Oil cake, and Passion fruit cheesecake!!!!
Friendly staff and great beer! Num 1. On my list :)
Make a reservation. Kind of rude if u dont have one.
I'm in love with Sandra bullock! FYI LOVE TO BARTEND AT YOUR PLACE!
Seems cute and cozy must come back without a bachelorette group and a loud mouth next booth over.
The short rib is absolutely amazing! And try the brussel sprouts
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.
New hours Mon-Thurs 4:30-10 Fri&Sat 4:30-11 Sun 10:30-2, 4:30-10 Check out halfpastnow.com for more details on restaurants to eat at!
The bar seating is like a leper colony. Yikes.
Have the fried artichokes !!!!
Underrated upscale downtown option. Good food, good drinks, and a nice atmosphere that makes for a good escape from the hectic and sometimes douchey downtown scene.
Must try the Brussel sprouts in lemon! Yum!!
We had a terrific birthday celebration here. Service was terrific and food was as well. Highlights were artichoke app, mac n' cheese and pork ribs that slid off the bone.
Perfect dining experience. We got the shrimp and grits, and pan-seared scallops.
The place is pricey so get a Restaurant.com coupon for $2 and save $25 and watch out for Sandra Bullock, she eats there allot.
Sea bass with julienne squash. Wow.
I heart eating at Sandra Bullocks restaurant :)
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.
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!
Best romantic restaurant. Such a wonderful atmosphere. The lighting and decor are perfect. The food is really good, too.
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!
Happy Hour from 230pm - 630pm. Get to the area early - plenty of CHEP paid parking on 6th St.
awesome happy hour, half price apps and cheap drinks!
Great food at a great price.
Opened by Sandra Bullock in 2006, Bess Bistro uses biodegradable takeout products and is furnished with repurposed tables and chairs
Enjoy brunch. Its the best.