Bernadine's

GHCVB Member
(713) 864-2565
1801 North Shepherd Drive | Houston, TX 77008
Houston Heights

Bernadine’s menu reads like a love letter to the gulf coast. From fried oyster salad to New Orleans style BBQ shrimp toast, diners can sample seafood of the south without the road trip.

Bernadine's is part of an interconnected restaurant with two distinctly different concepts and linked by a private dining room. While Hunky Dory is British pub-inspired, Bernadine’s offers an oyster bar with the nostalgia of coastal seafood shacks. The décor, with slatted wood ceilings, metal accents and white-washed siding, may sound shack-like but exudes elegance and modern-design.

On a nice day, the outdoor patio space is built for lingering, something guests will need once they peruse the cocktail and dessert menu. Slowly sip on a classic craft-cocktail (or a not-so-classic Oyster Shell Martini) and dig in to southern-inspired dessert. Bernadine's is open brunch, lunch and dinner.

Restaurants
General
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, Lunch 11am-3pm Monday-Friday, Dinner 5pm-11pm Saturday, Brunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5pm-11pm Sunday, Brunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5pm-10pm Bernadine’s is a love letter to the Gulf Coast—or call it a postcard. Our inspiration can be seen all along the I-10 corridor. From Apalachicola oyster houses to fried fish stands in South Texas, Bernadine's is a journey from the first cast of the day to the first beer after work—from sweat to celebration. Bernadine’s Executive Chef Graham Laborde was born and raised in Lafayette, LA. The first time he heard his grandmother say, “If you’re not going to help, get out of the kitchen,” he knew where he wanted to be. Matriarch Bernadine “Bird” Laborde was a master of meal production who never turned away an extra guest, and that spirit of hospitality lives on in her namesake. Bernadine's is located just 10 minutes from downtown in the heart of the historic Houston Heights.
  • Price: $$$ (Meal, including one drink, tax and tip $31-$60)
  • Seating Capacity: 150
  • Reservations Required
    • Recommended
  • Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Menu: Creole and Cajun
  • Weekend Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Serves Late
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Valet Parking
  • Self Parking
  • Dress Code
  • Dress Code Requirements: Smart Casual
  • Take Out
  • Separate Checks OK
  • ADA Accessible
  • Group Friendly
  • Student Group Friendly
  • Motorcoach Parking
Meeting Facility
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Theatre Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Classroom Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 50
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event
  • Preferred Valet Vendor(s)
  • Private Room

Bernadine’s is a love letter to the Gulf Coast—or call it a postcard. Our inspiration can be seen all along the I-10 corridor. From Apalachicola oyster houses to fried fish stands in South Texas, Bernadine's is a journey from the first cast of the day to the first beer after work—from sweat to celebration. Bernadine’s Executive Chef Graham Laborde was born and raised in Lafayette, LA. The first time he heard his grandmother say, “If you’re not going to help, get out of the kitchen,” he knew where he wanted to be. Matriarch Bernadine “Bird” Laborde was a master of meal production who never turned away an extra guest, and that spirit of hospitality lives on in her namesake.

Private Dining Room Our Private Dining Room brings our two concepts, Bernadine’s and Hunky Dory, together. White marbled tables bask in natural light from our generous floor to ceiling window by day and glow underneath custom lighting fixtures by night, all while being surrounded by hand picked literature from throughout the ages. Our PDR can accommodate up to 50 guests for receptions and 40 guests for a seated dinner. Accommodations may vary based on the layout of the room and table arrangement. The room requires a food and beverage minimum that is subject to change based on the date and time of the event. Bernadine’s Patio The Bernadine’s patio provides a peaceful retreat from the bustling streets of Houston Heights. Located just off the main entrance of the restaurant, the patio is surrounded by fir wood that is intertwined with lush greenery and passion vine blooms. The patio can hold up to 50 guests for receptions depending on event layout and table arrangements, and 40 guests for a seated dinner. The food and beverage minimum is subject to change depending on the date and time of event. Restaurant Buy-Outs The restaurant is available for buy out for a minimum requirement in food and beverage that varies based on date and time. A buyout includes the main dining room, the private dining room and the Bernadine’s Patio.

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