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Diners' Choice: French restaurants in Houston

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall French cuisine in Houston? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Chez Nous French Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2192)
$31 to $50
French
Kingwood / Humble / Atascocita
About the restaurant
Chez Nous is a modern French Restaurant where traditional French cuisine meets the needs of the American market. Chez Nous is renowned in its new world interpretation of the Parisian Classics. Seasonal menu items are prepared by Chef Stacy Simonson and highlight the fine locally produced ingredients served in an elegant yet comfortable setting.
Top review
Rileyvip
Dined 5 days ago
Consistently high quality and creative food, with impeccable service. Lovely quiet setting.
A photo of Le Jardinier restaurant
4.8
4.8 (84)
$50 and over
French
Heights / Washington
About the restaurant
Le Jardinier is a unique and refined restaurant from Michelin-starred Chef Alain Verzeroli located in The Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Rooted in timeless French approach, Chef Verzeroli has created a menu where plants play a prominent role: seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, and greens are complemented by wild and sustainable fish with local Texas meats. All our breads are gluten-free and baked in house.

Le Jardinier's light-filled space will evoke a feeling of relaxed-luxury and incorporate custom art pieces with outdoor dining set within an Isamu Noguchi-designed sculpture garden.

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Outstanding The wagyu burgers could improve but overall fantastic experience. Had dinner there a few night ago, and that was superb. Rabbit ragu pasta is stellar and service impeccable
A photo of Bistro 555 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (721)
$30 and under
French
Westside
About the restaurant
Bistro 555 is under new ownership by a group of long-time friends including the owners of former Le Mistral and Cafe Rabelais, established French institutions in Houston. With a joint-experience of over 5 decades, Bistro 555 will transport you to the different regions of France with traditional bistro fares. Our specialties include Escargot in sizzling garlic butter, onion soup topped with melted gruyere cheese, Moules-Frites, Cassoulet, and profiteroles. We also serve wood-oven fired pizzas. Bon appetit!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
It was very nice, cozy, romantic place. Food was delicious and the service was amazing! Will definitely go back again.
A photo of Bistro Menil restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1692)
$30 and under
French
Montrose
About the restaurant
Bistro Menil offers European-inspired, American fare paired with craft beer, cask wine and thoughtfully selected wines by the glass or bottle.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent service, quiet corner spot and a delicious meal. We had the veggie bowl, crab cakes and shared the gluten free lemon tart. It was a perfect day.
A photo of Etoile Cuisine Et Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3647)
$31 to $50
French
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
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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Claire54
Dined on May 21, 2024
Loved the service, atmosphere and food. I recommend this special place.
A photo of Brasserie 19 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2622)
$50 and over
French
River Oaks
About the restaurant
Brasserie 19, located in Houston’s 77019 neighborhood, offers a modern amalgamation of French brasserie fare and well-known American influences. The menu utilizes the freshest seasonal ingredients in thoughtfully prepared dishes. Brasserie 19 boasts an expansive, carefully developed wine list. Brasserie 19's sophisticated yet unpretentious interiors are bathed in deep blues, cool greys, and whites, with antiqued woods and white marble used throughout. Blue velvet banquettes are paired with woven chairs and complemented by white linen-covered tables to create a casually elegant setting for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Brasserie 19 serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
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organicgirl
Dined on May 20, 2024
A longtime neighborhood favorite for decades and with good reason. Everything here is awesome and the waitstaff are fabulous. Only bummer is the landlord recently adding charging for parking for the center.
A photo of Maison Pucha Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1735)
$31 to $50
French
Heights / Washington
About the restaurant
Maison Pucha Bistro is the culmination of Chef Manuel's 25 year culinary journey. Securing a location in Houston's historic Heights neighborhood, Manuel, Cristian and Victor have reunited in the true sense of fraternité, to open their very own restaurant to showcase their talents and vision of true hospitality. We hope you will join us and be a part of something, truly special...
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mariabvip
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing experience every single time! Love this place
A photo of Artisans Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2775)
$50 and over
French
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
French eclectic, steaks, seafood, Fine Cuisine, Artistic Talent, and Breathtaking Decor, if you enjoy these luxuries, make Artisans your next dining destination.

The owners of Artisans Restaurant have created a place unlike any other. The vast working kitchen is in the middle of the restaurant, with views from every seat in the building. The culinary team works like an orchestra, where their composer is the owner/executive chef and they work in unison to create art for their audience consistently while paying attention to every detail.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Overall great first experience. First class, elegant environment
A photo of PS21 restaurant
4.5
4.5 (287)
$30 and under
French
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
About the restaurant
At PS-21, we create a convivial atmosphere through timeless dishes designed to be shared.
Relaxed and updated French food-driven eatery in a comfortable setting with a solid beverage program to match. The concept is lead by one of the few Master Chefs of France. The daily fair is inspired by local quality products in a neighborhood venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Fabulous restaurant and the Chef was extremely nice. Would eat here again.
A photo of Toulouse - Houston restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2388)
$31 to $50
French
River Oaks
About the restaurant
Toulouse Café and Bar recalls a Fin de Siecle Parisian Café where you are likely to bump into friends and find yourself in conversations with neighboring tables. At first glance you will notice the bustling activity that characterizes Toulouse: wait staff with wine openers and hot plates of food, people chatting and laughing, the clink of wine glasses… the atmosphere is sophisticated and good moods are contagious.

In the tradition of all fine bistros, Toulouse has imaginative and seasonal menus that provide exactly what its patrons long for: cozy tables open to the street, mouth-watering specialties a la Française, delicious desserts made from scratch and an extensive wine list. Enjoy the tastes of France with our exciting yet comforting dishes such as our famous quiches, an expertly cooked trout almondine or the best mussels in the city.

Dine with us and be transported to Paris, if only for a moment.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
I have gone to Toulouse several times and I’m usually very pleased. Although my waitress was great I was a little disappointed with the escargots and the steak tartare. I had imagined the tartare to taste different and I wasn’t very impressed. The escargots are usually very good but this time it lacked something.. Not sure what it was. The rest was great (oysters, calamari, burger )
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