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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar, Houston, TX

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.8
4.8
2987 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.


Booked 71 times today

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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 2,987 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    French

  • Houston

    French

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  1. GA

    GA123

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in the back room which was excellent in that the noise level was less and we could have a conversation. The food, service was absolutely perfect. It was nice to be in a restaurant that had such a room so we did not have to shout to be heard. The main dining room was louder.
  2. T

    Thefoodlover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious foods and nice varieties of wine. Deserts are a bit sweet but that's personal taste. Service is good. Recommend!
  3. WA

    WladimirA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French restaurant serving the traditional dishes. Excellent wine list and kid friendly. We went with our 7 and 9 year-olds and they accommodated our needs for a joyful experience.
  4. F

    Francis

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time in many years decided to go to Etoile for our annivrasary. We were not disappointed. The food was refined, tasty and well presented (escargots, lobster bisque, filet of sole, iles flottantes and clafouti for dessert). Service was excellent. Not rushed. The wine selection is also very good. We had a PouillyFuisse which paired very well with the meal. Only slight negative: we were seated next to a VERY boisterous and loud table and with the hard surfaces the noise level was a bit over what was comfortable. That's not Etoile's fault. WE had noted on the reservation that it was our anniversary, and the desserts came with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. WE were very happy with our decision to come and we will be back.
  5. LG

    LeeG

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for HRW Brunch and it exceeded expectations
  6. AL

    AnneL

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, especially the beet soup! Service was outstanding and very helpful in making suggestions on what to order. Will definitely return,
  7. TR

    TamaraR

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered from the restaurant week menu. Everything was amazing.
  8. CT

    ChrisT

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as well as service. Never disappointed.
  9. T

    Tati

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unaware we were there for restaurant week. It was a little more of an older homogenous crowd. We had a bottle of Rose and French red wine, escargots, foi gras, risotto, and braised beef. The entrees were excellent. There wasn't a very extensive wine list but our server made great recommendations. Our server gave us excellent service and even though restaurant was busy he was coming round often. First time there and enjoyed it. A place we would come back again.
  10. SM

    ScottM

    Houston

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the HRW dinner menu. Great service from Didi. Etoile never disappoints.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual
  12. AH

    AnonymousinHouston

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and drink. The wine room is lovely. Service was better than average but did not wow us. Nice birthday dessert presentation. I wish the facility and staff would take more actions to be sensitive to the needs of the mobility challenged.
  13. CD

    CatD

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food. Would recommend the lobster bisque and coq au vin
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! Always good in everything.
  15. FF

    FrFrank

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The saving grace was we were able to secure table S-1 in the back section. Able to talk and be heard; a bit private which was nice. For whatever reason, I didn’t particularly care for the roll ( too doughy) but butter was soft and creamy and NOT FROZEN! Escargot like they should be presented; I don’t eat white potatoes; so the mashed potatoes) mousseline) that the short ribs was served on didn’t excite me. I would definitely come back for the Clafoutis aux nectarines; the ice cream and sauce were SUPERB. Waiter, Gabriel (aka) Gabe; very knowledgeable about wine; the host, Israel was friendly but came right when entrees were put down (not even my first bite) to ask if all was ok. I said come later which he never did till the check was presented (busy in main dining room he said). But that’s ok.
  16. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time dining here. I am a retired chef and restaurant owner. Etoile scores top marks with me, and I rate it with five stars.
  17. J

    Jeremy

    Houston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place, it has come a long way since its inception. Good service and excellent food. Place has tables close to each other so a bit noisy for my taste but well worth it for the food
  18. H

    Happyhb

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Main dining room can get busy and noisy so try if you're looking for something less busy see if you can get one of the quieter back rooms. Parking at prime lunch hour can be difficult so leave extra time or valet.
  19. SM

    StaceyM

    Houston

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Houston Restaurants Weeks Menu. Great Service, we we in the wine room which is a lovely space
  20. CI

    CIM123456

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Great food. This restaurant is consistently good
  21. NC

    NancyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were nicely surprised and enjoyed the lunch from the Houston Restaurant week. We had fish and chicken. They both were prepared with a French twist, truffle scent oil for the fish, rich wine sauce for the chicken. We also enjoy the beef in the appetizer and deserts with extra charge. It’s a lovely lunch. We’ll return when we’re ready to digest a very rich lunch!
  22. PB

    PawanB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Appetizers were good, desserts excellent but the main course of chicken left a lot to be desired. Rolls were also very good but served quite sparingly. The service was quite reserved and did not come across as welcoming…. Overall, an average experience and not worth the long commute for us.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    40th Anniversary
  24. C

    Campma

    Houston

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Went there for HRW and it was delicious. Service was good until we ordered a dessert to split and asked for the ice cream to be put in a separate bowl as my friend has a dairy allergy. The server basically rolled his eyes and acted dismissive. I didn't ask him to churn a new batch. To put the scoop in another bowl wasn't an outrageous request. So our tip was reflective of this attitude but I would go back because the food and ambiance is good.
  25. M

    Michel

    Houston

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    pretty constant in quality and that is great. Food very tasty
  26. MB

    MichaelB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful classic French food. My wife had the duck breast and she loved it. I had the braised short ribs. They were tender and flavorful laid over fantastic mashed potatoes. Looking forward to visiting again.
  27. CC

    CynthiaC

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful brunch spot. Excellent service and the food is outstanding.
  28. JD

    JasmineD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Our server was amazing. And the prices were reasonable. We had a group of 6 and all ordered from the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. The foie gras was melt-in-your-mouth and probably the largest piece I've ever had. The duck was perfectly cooked and tender. The dessert (creme prise a la pistache) was so good that I finished it all even though I was already completely stuffed. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about wines and offered excellent recommendations based on the food we ordered. The only thing I didn't particularly like was that there was a TV playing sports at the bar - it kind of detracted from the otherwise upscale ambiance, but not enough that I would rate this place any lower. I will definitely be coming back here.
  29. SJ

    ScottJ

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both enjoyed the Restaurant Weeks menu last night and everything was delicious, although my wife claimed the lobster bisque was dish of the night. Our server was great; professional yet personable and very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. The courses were paced very nicely, and we felt no rush to end our dinner. The value was excellent, and we'll be back in the future.
  30. SS

    ShayneS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drink, all perfect especially our wonderful server, can’t recall his name, but I think he’s French.
  31. AN

    AnnN

    Houston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took advantage of the HRW menu, enjoying the lobster bisque, escargot, salad, sole, short ribs, almond cake, and pannacota. Adding martinis and wine by the glass made for a great evening. Service as always is attentive, but unobtrusive. Self-parking is a bit of a challenge, so unless you don't mind walking a piece, try valet.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We stopped by on a whim for restaurant week and let me say, as soon as you walk in, the atmosphere sets the stage for a wonderful dining experience. The food was wonderful and service was average. Overall, it was an experience that will bring me back to dine! -signed off by Laela and Sammy
  33. V

    Val721

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best lunch . I am going there again tomorrow. The. fish and desert were perfect.
  34. AM

    AnaM

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner. Great value for top notch food. Definitely a treat! Will visit again.
  35. FF

    FoodieFriend

    Houston

    162 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our time at Etoile! But we both tried something different yesterday and both loved (and ate) every bite! Delicious! And it was off the Restaurant Weeks menu! Great job as always Chef!
  36. JP

    JPAC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice Restaurant’s Weeks lunch menu in the wine room.
  37. R

    Rdhp

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it!
  38. DB

    DeborahB

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend’s birthday
  39. m

    manuels

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Quiet and romantic place. Recommend
  40. LM

    LarryM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The appetizers (starters) are the best in the city. The sole was a joke, thin and tasteless. My husband loved the chicken thighs.... The rolls were very delicious. The Old Fashion drink was not good. The staff was excellent.

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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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2987 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.


Booked 71 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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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