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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar, Houston, TX

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.8
4.8
2921 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

19:00


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,921 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    French

  • Houston

    Best Food

  • Houston

    French

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  1. JR

    JorgeReal

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The veal cheeks were tender but the risotto and sauce was like the taste and feel of a can of spaghetti-o’s, disgusting.
  2. PB

    PaulB

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful French cuisine! Dinner menu has a wonder range of choices starting with the very traditional coq de vin. But multiple fish choices, beef cheeks, and my favorite, foie gras torchon. All awesome. Great place for lunch, too. Done both in the last couple of weeks.
  3. DM

    DanaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We received EXCELLENT service from all staff members. The food was amazing!!! I couldn’t have chosen a better place to dine for my husband’s birthday! We will definitely be back. :)
  4. EM

    ElizabethM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Etoile is one of our favorite places the food is very good .. and consistent .. the waitstaff is stable .. the fois gras should you like that is excellent ... some times the waiters get in the back and chat .. and you can't get their attention .. and in the front outside there is a person that comes in a very expensive car .. and SMOKES .. does not care if it makes you uncomfortable .. and we think he must either spend LOTS of money with them or finance them .. but it is truly miserable outside when he is there with his entourage ..
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We had a 6:15 reservation and when I was called to confirm I was told that the table was needed at 8:15 even though they couldn’t confirm that we would be seated in the main dining room. The service was slow and our waiter was unfriendly. This was not our usual experience here!
  6. A

    Asian

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Restaurant was nice and server was excellent. But I was disappointed. Because I was Asian they decided to seat us way in back room. That’s was not cool.
  7. b

    bones

    Houston

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frequently dine here.
  8. M

    Moni

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good place, good food good service, so over all is great
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  10. G

    Gulliver

    Houston

    169 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I love the Sole meunière, so took my sister there for lunch on her birthday. It was on Tuesday and restaurant was quiet. Fish was good but not up to usual standard. The thin coating didn’t have the usual subtle crispness. The filet was just limp and felt a little soggy. Taste was fine but just not as good as usual. May be chef was off on Tuesdays.
  11. EJ

    ElJefe

    Houston

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Excellent food though I felt a little “forgotten” being seated in the back party room. Insist on the main dining room!
  12. TH

    TamaraaH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The service is exceptional. If you have had real traditional French cuisine you will disappointed. The food was ok nothing to rave about.
  13. B

    Brianb

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was AMAZING! The restaurant was set up just like a French bistro and cafe. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. We will be returning very soon!
  14. O

    Olga

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, place and service. Awesome list of wines. Will be back soon!
  15. K

    Kiki

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always great here!
  16. DE

    DebbieE

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb meal and service as always. Etoile staff never disappoints.
  17. SG

    SonnyG22

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service, ambiance. I recommend Etoile.
  18. GE

    GlenE

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etoile is always a great choice for lunch or dinner. Food is consistently excellent.
  19. d

    darrens

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time to dine with you. I have homes in the south of France and miss the many foods in our area. BRAVO to the chef and staff. Our food was fresh and just right amounts. Great supporting staff -they were right there for our many requests. Will return. Peace darren
  20. CN

    CecileN

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I drove from Austin to try this restaurant. Foods are succulent, I love the foie gras au torchon, steak sauce au poivre, tartare de bœuf. Large list of wines and spirits. Don’t miss the dessert menu. The bisque de homard is very good if you love sea foods as fish taste is very strong! We have 2 young kids at the table and they can’t handle the smell.
  21. M

    Mysticrock

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch with friends. Food and service were excellent as usual!
  22. IF

    IFerr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality for experience for a great value. Did not disappoint!
  23. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the daily special for dinner and the short ribs were outstanding. We will be going back
  24. FA

    FrankA

    Houston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We hadn’t been to E’Toile in a couple of years. We went with friends. As always the food was amazing, and although Arten, our waiter, was great, he disappeared on me a few times. They now have outdoor seating in front of the restaurant. I think the wait staff were getting stretched a bit thin. That being said, when Arten was with us we just deferred to his recommendations about 75% of the time, which was a winning strategy. I said hello to Phillipe, the owner, as we left. He is so shy that I love to go straight up to him and force him to engage. Also, although she wasn’t there last night, Annie, the hostess, is back from California! She is great and knowing she is back, we will make a point of getting back there as soon as we can. Finally, Didi, another great waiter, is still there. Food-wise, we had the Zucchini Flower breaded appetizer, which sounds strange, but it was amazing. We also shared an Escargot, which was decadent but worth it. I got the peppered filet, with a fresh salad which were the perfect compliment to one another. My wife had the lobster and scallops special. It wasn’t huge, but she said it was extremely tasty and just the right portion size for its richness. My steak came with french fries. They were really good (like McDonalds french fries when the 16 year old doesn’t screw them up) but it just didn’t fit with everything else on the table. A great potato dish would be a perfect compliment, but the fries felt like Phillipe was just not trying. I had the bread pudding and pistachio ice cream for dessert and my wife had the apple tart. Again, great flavors and portion sizes that made sense. E’Toile is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston. It had been to long since our last visit!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mushroom ravioli in port wine sauce with white truffle oil was amazing, as was the risotto stuffed squash blossoms (straight from chef’s garden). The food is worthy of a special occasion, but it’s also also a great place to take a date or meet friends.
  26. LJ

    LJZO6

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want to go to a restaurant that is consistently fabulous. Presentation, taste and service is impeccable. Don't miss this!
  27. P

    Patsy

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites. It never-ever disappoints!.
  28. DS

    DaveS

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My favorite restaurant great food wine amazing service l drove from Austin to dine at Etoile
  29. m

    magazineman

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had the Charity menu and the food was just excellent. Terrine de Foie Gras, Seabass in cauliflower foam, veal on pea risotto. Everything was flavorful, well presented and cooked to perfection. Service was very attentive without being in your face, friendly, French speaking (+). The wine list is a bit top heavy.
  30. AV

    AlainV

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding French food, great service and atmosphere. We will be back
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etoile is a top ten restaurant in Houston. Even simple dishes like a Chicken salad is very well done, and the lunch prices are very fair.
  32. KM

    KayM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food ws good as always but missed Dede our normal waiter
  34. MR

    MichaelR

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience as usual
  35. LR

    LoveyR

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite place to dine! Great service and food is always absolutely delicious!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    My husband and I dined here for my birthday celebration. The waiter was amazing, but the second half of our meal he was very busy and it took several minutes to get his attention because he was waiting tables outside, inside, in the front, middle, and back (not his fault!). The food was absolutely delicious. The one head scratcher was that our entrées came out extremely fast… like it was a popular dish that they made several of and were simply waiting for someone to order. The other frustrating thing was how some of the tables were inches between each other (understandable, we enjoy these intimate close proximity restaurants), but the couple seated next to us looked like they just played a game of basketball at the gym (tees and tennis shors, messy and not put together). There should be a strict dress code policy, because it kind of lessened the experience for us when we were dressed up seated inches from them.
  37. C

    Cincy7

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    There three rooms to eat in. The one you come in to and 3rd one at the back are the best and have the best ambiance.
  38. r

    richardg

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The coq au vin is the best in town; the snapper was also first-class.
  39. NS

    NickellS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went here for our anniversary, it was our first time. The food was divine and authentic. The service was impeccable. Most definitely will return! A must try if you appreciate French cuisine.
  40. E

    Equus

    Houston

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food as always

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 4.8 stars by 2921 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today

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.

  • Area

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • 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, Takeaway, 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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