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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar, Houston, TX

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.8
4.8
2869 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

Hors-d'oeuvre

*Please note consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

  • BISQUE DE HOMARDUS$14.00

    Maine lobster bisque, lobster chunks, tarragon crème fraîche

    • SOUPE À L'OIGNONUS$12.00

      French onion soup, Gruyère croutons

      • ESCARGOTS BOURGUIGNONNEUS$12.00

        snails baked in garlic and fresh herb butter

        • FOIE GRAS AU TORCHONUS$21.00

          cold duck liver terrine, prune mousseline, toasted brioche

          • FOIE GRAS POÊLÉ*US$21.00

            seared duck liver, red bell pepper, green apple chutney, port caramel

            • RAVIOLIS AUX CHAMPIGNONS

              mushroom raviolis, port wine, white truffle oil, aged Parmesan

              • SmallUS$15.00
              • LargeUS$25.00
            • TARTARE DE BOEUF*

              beef tartare, cornichons, capers, herbs, toasted ciabatta

              • SmallUS$16.00
              • LargeUS$26.00
            • TARTARE DE SAUMON*

              Atlantic salmon, green apple, cucumber, miso sauce, salmon roe

              • SmallUS$14.00
            • SALADE DE TOMATESUS$14.00

              heirloom tomatoes, burrata cheese, black olives, basil pesto

              • SALADE DE CHÈVRE CHAUDUS$14.00

                warm goat cheese with sliced almond crust, roasted beets, pickled shallots, arugula

                • SALADE DE HOMARD À L'AVOCAT

                  Maine lobster medallions, avocado marmalade, tarragon cocktail sauce, grapefruit

                  • SmallUS$19.00
                  • LargeUS$38.00

                Last updated: 3 February 2022

                What 2,869 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                4.8
                4.8 based on recent ratings
                • 4.9Food
                • 4.8Service
                • 4.7Ambience
                • 4.5Value

                NoiseModerate

                Diners' Choice Awards

                • Houston

                  French

                • Houston

                  French

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                1. DR

                  DeniseR

                  Houston

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined 1 day ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  So Lovely! Fantastic food! Fabulous service! Our go to for an intimate dinner.

                2. LS

                  LindaS

                  Denver

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The food and service is always great at Etoile. The staff is friendly and welcoming. It is one of our favorite places in Houston.

                3. S

                  Seadave

                  Houston

                  13 reviews

                  5.0

                  13 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent French cooking and the foie gras was to die for!!

                4. ES

                  ElyseS

                  Houston

                  12 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  12 reviews

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great food and service. Outdoor dining is excellent.

                5. CP

                  CherylP

                  Houston

                  6 reviews

                  5.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  Hubby really enjoyed his bison steak (not on the menu). We ordered dessert and the plate said Happy Anniversary. Love this quaint restaurant. Service is always outstanding.

                6. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Denver

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 5 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  What a lovely place with exceptional food. Will definitely go back next time we are in Houston!

                7. p

                  patriciat

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 6 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  The food is to die for ! Great location , outstanding service and great atmosphere!

                8. PO

                  PamO

                  Houston

                  12 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  12 reviews

                  Dined 7 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great evening with delicious food!! We love Etoile!!

                9. FF

                  FoodieFriend

                  Houston

                  159 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  159 reviews

                  Dined 7 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We all three had my special favorite dish wish was excellent! Everyone loved it!

                10. C

                  Cafegourmet

                  New York Area

                  28 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  28 reviews

                  Dined on 12 May 2022

                  overall5food5service3ambience4

                  The service has been better - the waiter could have been more attentive.

                11. J

                  Johnr

                  Mississippi

                  110 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  110 reviews

                  Dined on 11 May 2022

                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                  I enjoyed the food very much. I think they have the best snails in Houston. The service was good. I will return again for sure.

                12. H

                  Happycamper

                  New England

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on 10 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  I very much appreciate your attention to my request to be in the back room corner so we could have a great visit. The food was delicious and the options wonderful for those who wanted a heavy meal (short ribs) and those who wanted to eat lightly (Tuna and Salmon tartare) Have a wonderful summer!

                13. LT

                  LoveThoseGoldens

                  Dallas

                  22 reviews

                  5.0

                  22 reviews

                  Dined on 10 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Lunch with girl friends. Easy to talk. Food was delicious as always. Wonderful ambiance. Not too dressy…not too casual. Just right. Service was impeccable.

                14. FB

                  FrancoisB

                  Houston

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Very good table in the back room. Excellent starters, main course and dessert.

                15. F

                  Foodie

                  Phoenix

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Our waiter was excellent.

                16. PS

                  PennStateNumber24

                  Houston

                  6 reviews

                  5.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Our first time and absolutely fantastic. Didier our waiter was great. The menu has many choices of our favorite French cuisine, so was hard to decide. Every course was beautifully plated and more than delicious. Homemade rolls, great butter. Drink and wine menu extensive and fairly priced. Even asked Didier if chef would make one of our favorite soups, and he said yes just tell the chef when making the reservation. We live in Clear Lake and only took 40 minutes travel time. We will go back many times and introduce our friends.

                17. MP

                  MeganP

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The food and wine was incredible! Went for a girls’ night and had such a lovely time!

                18. MC

                  MarshallC

                  Houston

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  The food is always very good. I have been ordering the duck but this time I asked DeDe to make a choice for me. Boneless Short Rib. Very tender and delicious. Nice addition to the lobster avocado salad. my date had the salmon entree which she also enjoyed.

                19. WH

                  WilliamH

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Delicious French food. Pleasant efficient service

                20. RW

                  RWendllHarwell

                  San Francisco

                  7 reviews

                  1.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                  overall1food5service3ambience4

                  As usual, the food was great. The table service was as expected, except up front we asked the server that we wanted to split the bill among the 6 of us. He told us that he could not split the check according to each person's charges, but he c0uld spit the check up among the credit cards with no problem. When we went to pay the bill, we asked him to split the bill among two couples (i/3 each) and 1/6 each to each of the two single diners. He refused to do this and said he could only split it according to the 4 credit cards offered, 25% each. This, obviously, was a stupid suggestion and, of course, patently unfair to the two single diners. We pointed out this to the server, but no matter what we said, he refused to split the bill any way other than HIS way. While each of the two couples could have presented two credit cards each (two for each couple, one for each person), we decided to call the manager instead. The manager split the bill according to our wishes, 1/3 to each couple and 1/6 to each of the two single diners. However, this situation completely spoiled our good mood and our good feeling for L'Etoile. While we would recommend L/Etoile to a friend, we would also discuss this experience with them. Rayford W Harwell Round Rock, Texas

                21. YB

                  YayaBa2015

                  New Orleans

                  18 reviews

                  3.0

                  18 reviews

                  Dined on 4 May 2022

                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                  Loved our French waiter. Tables were very close together. Limited menu. Very expensive wine list.

                22. HY

                  H0ustonYummy

                  Houston

                  15 reviews

                  5.0

                  15 reviews

                  Dined on 4 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent food. The pasta special was divine. (basil, vegetables and pappardelle) The dessert was a lemon tart and was as delicious as it was beautiful. The service is one of the best in Houston. I always feel special.

                23. P

                  Poppopandy

                  Boise

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 2 May 2022

                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                  Anniversary dinner

                24. WF

                  WillF

                  Houston

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 2 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                  The Coq au Vin is amazing. We loved our waiter. It is very noisy but I blame that more on rude patrons who do not know how to converse politely.

                25. JG

                  JGG68

                  Houston

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Our first time to this restaurant. It is really good!! All the dishes we tried were excellent. We will certainly go back to enjoy another meal at Etoile!!

                26. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Houston

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Delightful Saturday afternoon enjoying late lunch at the bar with my husband. Dined on Caesar salads with Steak TarTar and Delicious Sole as entrees along with vegetable risotto. Quite and memorable. Our favorite restaurant.

                27. DD

                  DmitriD

                  Houston

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Ecxeptional service and food! Duck confit the best in town

                28. CD

                  CatD

                  Houston

                  5 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Wonderful place. Highly recommend the Escargot, Fois Gras and Pastilla au Chocolat Noir

                29. DV

                  DanielleV

                  Houston

                  5 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                  I booked it after reading an article on OpenTable as one of the best brunch places in Houston. The restaurant was great but disappointed when brunch is only served one Sunday. We went on a Saturday hoping for the brunch menu. Small portions with great favor.

                30. L

                  Logan

                  Central Coast

                  3 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on 28 April 2022

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  No mussels!!

                31. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Fort Lauderdale

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                  overall3food4service4ambience4

                  Fue por los mejillones y no tenían!

                32. TR

                  ThomasR

                  Houston

                  23 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  23 reviews

                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Each time there proves it is a right choice to have dinner... Our waiter was excellent and the food outstanding.... wish I could have desert but not at this time...We even took some people who are picky eaters and they raved about the food...

                33. SN

                  StephanieN

                  Detroit

                  2 reviews

                  4.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  Good food environment. Drinks are not many and too good. Will most likely dine there again.

                34. SF

                  StephanieF

                  Houston

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                  Didi server is the best . Great experience from the moment my husband and I walked in, he was attentive, made conversation and laughter. Great to finally go to a French restaurant and speak French with the server. I will definitely come back. The food was tasty. Thanks

                35. CC

                  ColinC

                  Houston

                  10 reviews

                  5.0

                  10 reviews

                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Fantastic French cuisine! Loved the short rib and creme brulee! Will come again!

                36. L

                  Lili

                  Orlando

                  2 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 22 April 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great service! Our server Anton was attentive, professional and courteous! Food was good. Food wise: good value for the price, quality, ambiance and service. I will note that the foie gras was very very good!

                37. JS

                  JeanieS

                  Houston

                  41 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  41 reviews

                  Dined on 22 April 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Amazingly delicious as always! Service was top notch. It’s always consistently excellent!

                38. DT

                  DeniseT

                  Vancouver

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 22 April 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Food arrived promptly and was correct even though we asked for several changes in our order due to food allergies. The waiter was prompt and listened well, and other wait staff kept the beverages filled. Would highly recommend, but if you have any hearing difficulties, ask for the back room. Loved that the waiters wore masks as I had an elderly friend with me. Very gracious help by the hostess.

                39. RB

                  RobinB

                  Houston

                  33 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  33 reviews

                  Dined on 19 April 2022

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  Service and food was very good as usual. Dede (sp?) is our favorite server and my friend, whose birthday we were celebrating, enjoyed having him serve us.

                40. f

                  flower

                  San Francisco

                  8 reviews

                  5.0

                  8 reviews

                  Dined on 17 April 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We heard it was good, but it was fabulous! Any time we return to Houston we certainly will come back 😊

                Safety precautions

                • Cleaning & sanitising

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

                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                FAQs

                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 2869 OpenTable diners.

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

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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 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

                  Patio/Outdoor Dining

                • 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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