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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar, Houston, TX

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.7
4.7
3057 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
The owners of Étoile Cuisine et Bar, Chef Philippe Verpiand and Monica Bui, have created an inviting, warm European environment where both traditional and seasonal French food are front and center. "We want to dispel the notion that French food is heavy and pretentious," says the team, recently transplanted to Houston from San Diego, where they owned the famed Cavaillon Restaurant. Everything about Étoile Cuisine et Bar, from the inviting outside facade to the intriguing interior design to the high quality service, is meant to convey a feeling of truly being in France. With Chef Philippe's take on a seasonal menu using a French technique, it's a place where fine food lovers come together, not on a special occasion, but to enjoy every day.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (832) 668-5808

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Philippe Verpiand

  • Catering

    Coming soon...

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Chef Philippe Verpiand's authentic French cuisine in Etoile's private dining room/wine cellar. Our wine room seats up to 20 guests comfortably and offers a unique dining experience for social events of any kind. Please contact our private party coordinator for more information. (22 guests MAX)

  • Private party contact

    Nancy JnMarie: (877) 311-4067

  • Neighbourhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Cross Street

    Post Oak Blvd.

  • Parking Details

    Valet service available right in front of the fountain to the left of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,057 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    French

  • Houston

    French

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  1. F

    Foodie

    Houston

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Probably the best classic French restaurant in town. Always consistent and same great staff has been there for years.
  2. T

    Tony

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were 5 guests and 2 of the meals were pretty bad. The worst was the waiter pushing and pushing to order since we arrived and at the end too. He brought the check before we had finished and he had bad attitude all the time. We used to eat there but after this last one we won’t come back.
  3. TC

    TimC

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always. Great. DiDi was a amazing
  4. HB

    HankB

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat in the wine room, which is quieter than the main restaurant room. Service was impeccable - efficient but not overly attentive. Food was excellent - crabcake and beef short ribs were fantastic. Will definitely return.
  5. LJ

    LJBlack

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was creative and good. We were seated in a semi private room, so perfect for catching up with friends. Service was attentive but not overly intrusive. Would recommend.
  6. Z

    Ztraveler

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Etoile for our 25th anniversary. Fun so was delicious. We started with Escargot and terrine of fois gras. We then had the sole (I split this with my sister), special which was lamb shank and the filet. Everything was wonderful.
  7. TB

    TBSS

    Milwaukee

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great menu, excellent service!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service, cocktails and food were outstanding. Escargots and mussels perfectly cooked with great sauces that didn’t overpower. Lobster bisque and sole almondine also great. Fresh baked dinner rolls a nice touch to help mop up the sauces. We had no room for dessert. Only negative was how close the tables for two are…you could not help but overhear conversations on both sides. Suggest removing one table to space things out a bit, lost revenue returned through better experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The back room is very nice!
  10. C

    Cezi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L'Etoile is a beautiful little restaurant. It is so warm and cozy. You can easily have a conversation because the background jazz music is played at a low level. Service was wonderful, as was the food. We had the gazpacho that had 3 meaty, perfectly cooked shrimp, a delicious mushroom ravioli appetizer, a beautiful vegetable risotto (that could have used a little less salt), sole meuniére (which was very fresh), nice freshly baked French rolls, and tasty desserts. I used to frequent this restaurant more often, but now I live way across town. The ambience, service and food are so perfect, so I will definitely start coming here on a regular basis again.
  11. AU

    AmandaU

    Atlanta

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etoile was delicious! The service was impeccable, and the food was wonderful. I wish that they had given us some recognition of our birthday, as two of us were celebrating this evening.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were seated in the back in a more private setting, which we enjoyed a lot more than sitting in the cramped dining area at the front. We were pretty grateful for that! The food came out rapidly, piping hot, and delicious. The drinks matched the speed and the flavor we desired as well. The only thing that lacked is maybe the service, but only slightly. The server could be more personal and welcoming, helpful with the menu, and a crumber would be great to sweep the table between servings to keep it cleaner. All together though, the experience was good and even better than our first time.
  13. SJ

    SheenaJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in and out within 40 mins. Oddly didn’t feel rushed though. Great service and food!
  14. CT

    CTBTX

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food, as always, was very good. The service was slow, but we were not in any hurry. Seemed short staffed like so many restaurants these days.
  15. SC

    SpudClan

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always come to this little oasis of exceptional service and outstanding cuisine when we are in Houston. What a petite bijou!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente recomendación, todo muy bien!!
  17. PA

    PatsyA

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. A very memorable experience.
  18. s

    sbsushi

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The issue was in one dish, pave de salmon roti was a mess. Unattractive to look at and not a good tasting dish. We love the restaurant but this dish, (while new on the menu) is not a good addition.
  19. GN

    GloriaN

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True French cuisine .... hats off to the chef . Dishes are exceptional and the staff was perfect .... its Wednesday & must say I've had the best dishes this year !! Keep up the amazing
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Great food unfortunately the restaurant booked 170-180 guests instead of 80 on a holiday and their staff was struggling. Orders delivered were wrong and chef even delivering food himself.
  22. CM

    CypressMom

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Although the mushroom ravioli being so rich could do with some accompaniment to rest the palette. Service was a little lacking. Our server appeared angry, but that could just be his regular expression. He misunderstood my dessert order, but fixed it right away without event. Our table was so near to our left and right tables that you could hear everything that was discussed at the other tables.
  23. CW

    ClintW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was nothing like advertised. The service was rushed & my fish was warm, at best. The dessert was a joke! We were very disappointed & will never return. There are too many good restaurants in Houston & this is certainly not one of them.
  24. AL

    ArsiL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not privacy between tables that are to close from each other. Nothing special about their tiny portions.
  25. JT

    JimT

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and nice atmosphere and terrific service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant! Fantastic Service! My wife loved it and she is a chef! It takes allot for her to be enamoured by A restaurant, so that says volumes.
  27. AP

    APier

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was flavorful but the lobster bisque had no lobster meat in the soup. I was disappointed. But will come back for lunch or dinner. I came for brunch HRW.
  28. C

    Cathi

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Just as i'd requested, i had a seat on the banquette, from which i could see not only the entire dining room, but the pass. i was impressed by the smooth flow of orders ready being delivered promptly to the tables. The restaurant was very busy, but the entire team seemed to coordinate very well getting tables cleared and reset, and getting people seated, orders taken. I have always enjoyed the cuisine at Etoile because it is good and it is consistent. It is always good. I appreciate that. Impeccable service with Artan. Truly a pleasure. Merci beaucoup!
  29. CT

    ChrisT

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food with great service. Very attentive server. Never disappointed.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Our service was slow due to our waiter ( who was very good) having too many tables. We understood and were not in a hurry so we did not mind. HOWEVER, we had just gotten our check ( which we had patiently waited for), paid and we’re getting ready to leave when the manager immediately came to our table and ask us to leave so they could use the table for those waiting. He obviously had not been paying attention to why we were still there or that our waiter had too many tables to manage. I was somewhat insulted that the manager asked us to leave when it wasn’t our fault that we were still there!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the service was impressive.
  32. PL

    PhilippeL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect evening: service was perfect, presentation was perfect, and flavors of each dish were exquisite.
  33. A

    Army

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved how quiet it was to eat and converse without having to shout to each other. The food was delicious. A very pleasant experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service from start to finish. The server was very accommodating with special requests. And charming! The food was delicious. Celebrating a friend’s birthday and the brought out dessert for her with a candle and “Happy birthday” in chocolate on her dessert plate. Great ambiance.
  35. a

    angie2

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Houston Restaurant weeks melon prosciutto arugula ricotta balsamic salad, and the sole fish with vegetables was yummy and the pistachio panna cotta was the best I've ever had!
  36. F

    Freddie

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dover sole was very salty. Otherwise a lovely meal.
  37. K

    Kathy

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The service was not as good. The server was standing next to us when we first get there and wanted us to place an order right away. We are not heavy drinkers but we ordered $340 worth of food. That takes time. Nobody was checking on us about how was our dinner and our server almost disappeared after we placed the order. I don't think that is the kind of service we should receive in this kind of restaurant.
  38. AB

    AnnieB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    On 0826/22 my companion (a neuroradiologist at BCM) and I (a lawyer) were treated like criminals and literally thrown out of this restaurant because my companion was wearing basketball shorts. Yes we had reservations. The guy told us they can refuse service to anyone they want. They even blocked my number from ever going there. They said their website says that there dress code is business casual. I had booked by OpenTable, and did not check their website. Back home I checked their website and could not find any mention of their business casual policy. (Screenshot all pages). We are brown, and thats the only reason for this barbaric treatment. If you are non white----dont go.
  39. S

    Sarc

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very nice French restaurant. Food was great and price is reasonable at HRW.
  40. C

    Conrad

    Houston

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant place to dine. Disappointed no bits of lobster in lobster bisque.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Etoile Cuisine Et Bar using the Order Online button. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 668-5808.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 3057 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

1101 Uptown Park Blvd, Suite 11, Houston, TX 77056

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Post Oak Blvd.

  • Neighbourhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet service available right in front of the fountain to the left of the restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Philippe Verpiand

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (832) 668-5808

  • Catering

    Coming soon...

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Chef Philippe Verpiand's authentic French cuisine in Etoile's private dining room/wine cellar. Our wine room seats up to 20 guests comfortably and offers a unique dining experience for social events of any kind. Please contact our private party coordinator for more information. (22 guests MAX)

  • Private party contact

    Nancy JnMarie: (877) 311-4067

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