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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar, Houston, TX

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.8
4.8
3123 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

11:30 PM


Booked 57 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

  • Neighborhood

    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 3,123 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    French

  • Houston

    French

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  1. BS

    BettyS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    I had requested the back room. That room had been “bought” for a private function. I was not made aware of that so I was seated in main dining room. Extremely noisy and tables too close together. I could not hear the guest across from me speak so conversation was stilted. We waited too long for a check. Had to ask another waiter to get our check. Not a comfortable experience for lunch.
  2. SM

    SeanM

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Legit French Bistro food. Steak au Poivre id outstanding!
  3. DB

    DonnaB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superb - from the staff to the food to the wine. Would highly recommend!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service. We’ll definitely be back.
  5. MG

    MikeG

    St. Louis

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traditional French fare in a nice ambiance. The onion soup is one of the best I’ve had as was the coq au vin. They had several gluten free options for one person in our group. Next time I might get the 8oz. Fillet in cognac pepper sauce with fries. The space is older with a small bathroom but otherwise a very nice experience
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my first time at a French restaurant and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Food was top notch and service met our needs.
  7. HR

    HoustonReview

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch never disappoints. Excellent all round and highly recommend!
  8. F

    Fins

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My wife had fois gras poele and the filet. She thought both were great. I had the warm goat cheese for a starter and the beef rib for an entree. they were both excellent and I'd be happy to eat the same meal again. The roll served prior to service even seemed especially good. With a glass of Malbec it was an excellent meal and we will return. $6 valet parking.
  9. HL

    HoracioL

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Guests from out of town
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded our expectations!
  11. NP

    NissaP

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance and pace of the meal were superb. We tried the escargot, duck, braised short ribs, and apple tart - all were amazing. Already looking forward to our next visit.
  12. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The fish I ordered was so salty I couldn't finish it. What the others in my party got was very good. Mine would have been fine if it hadn't been inundated with so much salt, to the point it was just gross and uneatable.
  13. S

    Samantha

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service wonderful waiter the best! Music could use an upgrade.
  14. M

    Mike

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall it could be 5 out of 5. But this time, a special request wasn’t met.
  15. B

    Bayside

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is perfect for date night, the waiter made the evening with his humor and assistance selecting a wine. Food was top notch, Best bouillabaisse in Houston, the filet of sole was ample and well cooked. Can't go wrong here
  16. A

    Anne

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and beautiful restaurant, and reasonable prices.
  17. MS

    MadameSquare

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etoile is the real deal: traditional French cuisine impeccably prepared and always with the Chef's creative touch. Foie gras melts in your mouth, best mussels ANYWHERE, fresh fish cooked to perfection, and if you can save room, the house made dessrts are decadent. Dédé is the consommate professional, I appreciate his attention to detail and charming tableside manner. For me this is the best French restaurant in Houston.
  18. JD

    JohnD

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had wonderful lunch date. We will be back ASAP
  19. N

    None

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Has become a regular outing
  20. KE

    KatelynE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful service. Only note is that some of the couple tables are very close together.
  21. DT

    DannyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived 5 minutes early for our reservation and we were seated immediately. Delicious food and excellent service.
  22. F

    Foodie

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal service and ambiance!!
  23. MS

    MichaelS

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, friendly helpful staff, parking a bit of a challenge took about 15 minutes to find a spot due to other food/bar establishments in the same area.
  24. a

    agangel

    Houston

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food always wonderful. Didier was a fantastic server
  25. PP

    PamelaP

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service attentive. I love L'Etoile!
  26. DM

    DebraM

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was excellent as usual. Had French onion soup and salmon and the guys had filets. Dessert was incredible. Service is always above and beyond. Love this place!
  27. D

    Dunes

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You won't go wrong dining here. The bread is excellent, try foie gras and steak tartar starters
  28. HO

    HOULO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I went to etoile twice before this time and I liked the food and the service. This time the service was lousy although the restaurant was almost empty. The menu has changed and they removed several choices. The food was so buttery with no taste. We ordered a burger and the bread came out very soggy. We also ordered sole meuniere and I had it multiple times in the past. It used to be a good size fish. Not this time, it was half the size and so thin. The potatoes it came with were literarily 3 small pieces (I'm not exagerating) of Medley potatoes that would make up a small one! We were a party of 6. We had risotto, burger, salad + French fries, 3 sole meuniere, one coke, one lemonade, ice cream, 5 creme brulee. The bill was $246 and they included a gratuity of $38. Overpriced for nothing, nothing special about the food. Like I said, the sole meuniere was swimming in butter.
  29. DE

    DebbieE

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined with a colleague for late lunch and of course Etoile cuisine and warm staff never disappoint.
  30. B

    Bunny

    Houston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything…As usual, was spectacular!service, food, drink …all tres Manifique! Branched out and got the pate du papa and octopus for appetizer and bison ribeye for dinner. Was outstanding!!! If you see something new in the menu, get it - you won’t be sorry! Delicious!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my son there for lunch for his birthday and everything was phenomenal! The food, service, all of it. There was a man behind me talking so loud we could hardly hear ourselves talk at times but that had no bearing on the food and service. We will absolutely go back.
  32. LS

    LindaS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch menu!! We love sitting at the bar with Melinda and/or Delorean taking care of us. Best French onion soup in Houston! Great main course choices and awesome desserts, too.
  33. G

    1edGrip1

    Houston

    202 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful Beautifully prepared dishes Nice vibe Excellent bar and wines Polished service
  34. NN

    NiiNor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The duck was to die for!! Service was engaging and quick. Great place for an intimate date.
  35. SG

    SuperGirl

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food is always very good. And most of the time the service is good. Sometimes it’s a hit or miss with the service, and this dining experience I would say overall it was a mess. The attention to our table gradually slowly increased, and by the time we were finished with the meal, we had attentive service. We also had different servers towards the end of the experience. But the gazpacho was good, and the sole meuniere was excellent. Kudos to the chef! EXCELLENT cocktails 🍹
  36. BJ

    BonnieJerry

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to dine at Etoile, and the experience could not have been better. Every aspect of our lunch was world class. The server was above expectation, as were the food, table and ambiance. Next time I am in Houston, we will return. Thank you.
  37. LB

    LarryB

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The taste of the food does not match the excellence in years prior to COVID and inflation. The mushroom ravioli was up to par, $6 for each ravioli?
  38. B

    Bossyboots

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and staff are always wonderful - just wish the menu would have some new additions or changes!
  39. KM

    KarenM

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A wonderful evening ! The food was absolutely amazing, wonderful wine and cocktail choices, and the dessert was fantastic. Our waiter was great, but he had too many tables. I think there were some big groups that night. It didn’t bother us, but we did feel sorry for him. We will definitely be back!
  40. KG

    KansasGuy

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Extraordinary menu and food. Knowledgeable waiter.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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 4.8 stars by 3123 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

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

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Post Oak Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    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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