Etoile Cuisine Et Bar
Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.etoilecuisine.com/
  • Phone: 8326685808x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday through Sunday from 11 am - 3 pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday through Thursday from 5 pm - 10 pm
    Friday and Saturday from 5 pm - 11 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, French
  • Executive Chef: Philippe Verpiand
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Coming soon...
  • Private Party Facilities: We have private dining room/wine cellar with impecable ambiance and seats up to 20 guests, comfortably. It offers space for mingling or social events (cocktail service). We can go up to 24 persons, please speak with our private party coordinator for more information!
  • Private Party Contact: Theresa Bouchard 8326685808x
  • Special Events: Please visit our website for special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Post Oak Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet service available right in front of the fountain to the left of the restaurant.
A word from Etoile Cuisine Et Bar
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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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
235 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (156)special occasion (135)romantic (111)notable wine list (89)neighborhood gem (77)great for lunch (77)great for brunch (60)great for outdoor dining (35)good for groups (29)hot spot (24)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went for our anniversary. Service and food were amazing. No rush through courses or in making selections. Excellent recommendations for wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    DrFoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Took the wife here for a birthday celebration and the staff was great. They handled the flower delivery I had arranged and a birthday message on the dessert plate which was a nice touch. The waiter, Oscar, was very friendly and sold the menu very well. The food is without question and the chef took a few minutes to ask us about the plate and wish her a happy birthday. Stellar food, stellar staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great evening for a 50th B Day celebration. We all enjoyed!!!! Thanks for making this a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Second time was just as good
    Looking4agudmeal
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We love this place! Great good. Great service. The foie gras was great and so were the mussels in cream sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Paris...and Etoile!
    Texasfoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food is always consistent and good. Closest restaurant I've found to Paris in Houston. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnific!
    FoodieFriendVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had such a nice lunch, very cozy and quaint and the sole was Magnific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS!
    ChataVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The food was very good. I ordered the Mussels and my friends ordered the duck. They were both very good, duck was perfectly cooked and the mussels were excellent! The service was very good as well. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French-food restaurant
    Nenfea
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    High quality French food - presentation is very graphic and the taste is amazing. We followed the recommendation of our waiter for the wine, it was just the perfect fit for the food we had chosen (the magret de canard - roasted duck - which by the way I highly recommend). After enjoying our dinner, we asked our waiter to congratulate the chef for us, and had the pleasure of seeing him in person come at our table and discuss a bit with us. A great place to enjoy the food and the specific atmosphere of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent!
    hester58
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our waiter was absolutely superb - you are lucky to have him! Thank you for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food here is always worth the trip. When served by Weyland, it is over the top. There is no better French experience in this city of numerous good restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Lovely restaurant serving excellent food. Attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great.
    GrCruVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Appetizers were exceptional. Escargot, Lobster Bisque fabulous. Main course - special of the day was Bison, inconsistently cooked, and the sauce was dull. Duck (the test of a great Chef) was wonderful, as were the Salmon and Sea Bass. Very good, courteous, and non-invasive service. We enjoyed a evening of dining, not rushed by our server. Greatly appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Coc au Vin!
    HungryMan
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent food and ambiance! Good service and convenient location. Easy to book on line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charming, great food
    harrietVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my 3rd visit here and it gets better and better. Great choices on the menu and "fit for foodies." I highly recommend this gem and it's nice to go to independent restaurant with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feels like I am on Rue di Rivoli
    DBA0904
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Extraordinary experience again w/the wife & I celebrating our anniversary, the restaurant provided the 2 of us w/a complementary bottle of champagne to start off the evening. We ordered an amazing Bordeaux, 1 of many stars to choose from. Our meal started w/seared foie gras & a mushroom ravioli. While the foie gras was fantastic, the ravioli was the best I have ever had. We then ordered the petit filet & diver scallops. The filet was epic, paired w/perfectly flavored spring vegetables over creamy potatoes & a nice wine sauce. The scallops were heavenly as well w/the perfect amount of salt & pepper so as not to compete w/the natural flavors. The apple tart completed our meal & was amazing...crisply cooked & enhanced. A superb meal, 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tennisfoodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had the Restaurant Week menu and found all the dishes amazing. The cocktails were also delicious. We will definitely go again on a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Place..Big Taste
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I am so glad we selected this as the last of our Houston Restaurant Weeks places to try. This was my first visit to Etoile even though I have been to Uptown Park many times and passed right by it. It's like stepping out of Houston and into a small French Bistro. The food and service were excellent. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a Star
    Ballatore
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    From the HRW brunch menu we loved every course. A subtle vichysoise and a surprisingly tasty brie tart to start. She chose the coq au vin and really didn't want to share it. I loved the filet of sole with abundant capers to accent. Apple tart and profiteroles to finish, plus a cup of coffee. Generous portions all. Skilled service. Was a great brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine room/great food
    GlutenFreeTraveler
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    In our group we had vegetarian, carnivore, gluten and dairy free persons. All of us loved what we had! I recommend asking for the little wine room in back! Super adorable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restaurant was very noisy-we could not hear each other talk. My daughter-in-law's scallops were very undercooked at first but they took them back to the kitchen and cooked them properly. The wine list was very good. The people that served us were very nice.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • houston restaurant week
    jeff
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    it was good. i had beef tartar, lamb shank, and pistachio ice cream. good for restaurant week
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was well prepared and intense flavors. The service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beatea
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was good; my husband liked his short ribs but i did not like my duck confit; it was too salty. desserts were good. all courses were elegantly displayed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JmcN
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was my husband and my first time at Etoile and both of us were thoroughly impressed. The drink at the bar was delicious and my husband was pleased with his Manhattan. We both love duck which was prepared so good with mashed potato, mushroom and sauce. My husband enjoyed the escargot with lots of garlic and I had the beef tartar. That and a delicious dessert and we were very happy with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    LoveALLthingsFRENCH
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was DELICIOUS! Wine list is extensive! Ambiance is perfect for a date night, but the tables for 2 (1 chair with 1 booth) are too close together. So double/triple date and perfection awaits you! 👫😍
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EdHouston
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Always an enjoyable experience. Food, wine, service, ambiance great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Place
    George
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Etoile is certainly a lovely place for a relaxed and high quality meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great HRW Experience
    JoneH
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    4 of us dined at Etoile and all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our waiter Ali provided helpful info,great service, appropriate engagement and a well paced meal. Two of us started with the goat cheese salad-delicious-especially the toasted almonds on the goat cheese. The others had lobster bisque and enjoyed that. Mains-4 different dishes-each excellent - sole, lamb shank, short ribs and the duck. Portion sizes were very generous, but not overwhelming - we all finished every bite! Desserts-profiteroles, pot au chocolat & lemon rosemary ice cream. Best choices-profiteroles and pot au chocolat. Again - terrific meal, great service and a very pleasant, appropriately paced meal. We plan to go back and enjoy the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was great. Food was...
    HFL50
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Even better! I've been to this restaurant twice and both times I had a meal that was truly world class I'd put this restaurant up against any in the United States.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Added to the rotation!
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I will definitely be returning to Etoile!! The menu options were endless on things I like to eat. It was so hard to choose! I decided on the lobster bisque, the lemon sole and the dark chocolate mousse like dessert with caramel ice cream. All were absolutely delicious and I actually want to go back and order the lemon sole again right now! Our whole group was very happy with our meals and all will return to try something else and something else from the menu. Also our server, whose name I can't remember, but he was Albanian, was very pleasant and a great server! The only reason I didn't give the food 5 stars was because I would have liked a piece or two of lobster in my bisque instead of tofu?? Decor is nice too BTW.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine affair
    Sallysav
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a wonderful brunch for HRW. The bacon and smoked salmon Benedict's were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend Lunch
    Boyan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed very much our Saturday lunch at Etoile Cuisine Et Bar. Food was tasty, sophisticatedly prepared and served with matching proficiency. Ambience was relaxed and pleasant with in-tune choice of background music. Foie Gras au Torchon was simply superb and Plat de Côtes de Boeuf Braisés excellently balanced both in taste and size, with glasses of "Stags’ Leap" Chardonnay and “Les Prince Abbes” Pinot Gris closing the impression of a good deal. The staff was particularly kind and subtly available for any additional requests. We will be definitely returning for similar occasions and will gladly recommend the Etoile Cuisine Et Bar to our friends living and visiting Houston.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly recommended
    Rerun2k
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great service. Good cuisine. Really enjoyed the food during restaurant weeks. Etoile has excellent drink menu and great recommendations to accommodate meals.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Brunch Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Met a friend here for a Houston Restaurant Weeks brunch, and although the focus was on catching up, the food was good as well. Had the brie tartine, smoked salmon benedict and the apple tart, all of which were very tasty. Would definitely come back for dinner to see what else they have to offer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came for the French cooking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was drawn to this restaurant because of the Coq Au Vin and apple tart. The apple tart was disappointing. The tart seemed burnt on one end and didn't have many apples. The other food was good and the service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great even during restaurant week
    Happyfoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I went to Etoile during restaurant week for birthday celebration and the food and service was fantastic. I've experienced horrible services and low quality food at other fine dinning restaurant during restaurant week but Etoile kept their game on. Request for Isidore. He's really knowledgable about the menu and will make sure you have the best dinning experience. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service was no where near the expectations of this highly ranked restaurant. The food was fair at best. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love at first bite
    GregVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My wife and I dined here for our wedding anniversary and we were pleasantly surprised at the authenticity of the food and the ambiance. Service was excellent and the food matched. Will certainly return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hanna06
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had the restaurant week menu & for the price the food was fabulous. The service was impeccable. We will be back soon,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice dining experience
    daveVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ordered from the Restaurant Weeks menu. The food was superb and the portions were OK. We had a bottle of wine and cocktails---all very very good. My only slight criticism was the waiter's lack of interest once we ordered from the Restaurant Weeks menu. This is one of our favorite Houston restaurants because of the consistently good food. I highly recommend dining at Etoile.
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    • Noise LevelModerate