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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar
Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.etoilecuisine.com
  • Phone: (832) 668-5808
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Monday through Sunday from 11 am - 3 pm

    Sunday through Thursday from 5 pm - 10 pm
    Friday and Saturday from 5 pm - 11 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, European
  • 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 (832) 668-5808
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Service was no where near the expectations of this highly ranked restaurant. The food was fair at best. Will not return."
    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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We had the restaurant week menu & for the price the food was fabulous. The service was impeccable. We will be back soon,"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "this was our first visit and will definitley NOT be our last. we simply loved the food and there are many items on the menu we look forward to trying. we also loved the "feel" of the restaurant. Service was top notch -- nothing amiss at all."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The service was excellent, cute place. Casual dining, nice wine list."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The beef tartare appetizer was sublime. The beef daube was very good. Good service as well (Oscar)."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Their food is delicious and the staffs are very kind! wanna come back as soon as possible when I have a chance!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I didn't like our table because it was in a separate room, so we didn't experience the real atmosphere of the place. Our waiter was very nice but the food was expensive for the quality. I had 3 courses from the choices of the Restaurant Week. The foi gros was ok and they charge an extra $10 for it. The fish was too oily so I ate just the veggies. The desert, which I was dying to taste by reading its description, was a disappointment. The lemon ice cream was too frozen to be eaten with the spoon and the merengue tasted like a regular whipped cream. My husband had the fish of the day for $35 and liked it but I don't think we will return there."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Etoile was perfect for my business lunch. We were given a nice "out of the way" table, as requested, and the food was fabulous...especially my Sole Meiunere dripping with beautiful, out of this world BUTTER."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I have eaten at Etoille at least 10 times and the food is just spectacular! Rather it is the beet salad with crusted goat cheese, pate', boneless short ribs, seasonal risottos or one of their perfect desserts, you cannot go wrong with this establishment. I highly recommend you try it soon so you can go back again and again!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Dinning here is like being in France without the jet lag. The cocktails, food, and service were excellent. This is definetly a place for fine dinning."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Wanted to try something new on the HRW list. So glad I chose Etoile! The escargot was outstanding, along with the duck confit. I will be coming back again!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "In the middle of the uptown scene of restaurants Etoile cuisine stands out as a modern french cuisine that has excellent service and ambiance."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Etoile is my 'go-to' place all occasions. It is reliable. The food is always fresh and well prepared. The waiters, hostesses and staff are all courteous and efficient. The place is top-notch and without pretense. I recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I love french food and this place did not disappoint."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I frequent Etoile for dinner and HH, however, 1st time for Brunch for HRW. 3 course Brunch menu was outstanding, loved Dover Sole and Coq Au Vin just melted in your mouth. we left at 2:30pm and there was a line of people waiting to be seated. Chef Phillip is the Best!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food and service was very good, but unfortunately it was very crowded with many children due to the restaurant week event. Therefore, I presume that Ambience and Noise level will improve in normal situation."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We went for brunch the beginning of HRW. Had read about the chef and wanted to try it. We were very pleased. We will go back to try other menus now since the brunch menu was so tasty. We both had the tartaine appetizer that was like a bruschetta with brie, pear, pepper honey and arugula - so tasty! When we couldn't decide on wine and champagne choice, our waiter offered us tastings of a couple! Attentive service."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This place is superb in every way. To start, we arrived before our reservation and were able to be seated early. The service was wonderful and our waiter was friendly, with a great sense of humor, but not intrusive. We did have cocktails and they were wonderful, just right without overkill on a particular flavor. The food was rich and delectable. We all loft with smiles on our faces. It was wonderful to feel so welcome and enjoy such an excellent evening with family and friends."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "A long way from home but I will dine there again. Service was great and the food was Wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Was a bit deceived by the quality of the food especially for the price - both our fish dishes were undercooked! the service was excellent however!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My first visit was wonderful, great ambiance, love the décor. We had great service. I recommend the mushroom ravioli and the duck, so delicious. Hope to return soon!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "A little disappointing mainly from a service point of view. The restaurant was busy but we seemed to be invisible despite asking for service. Otherwise quite good."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I always enjoy this restaurant, for special dinners, quick lunch or meeting. Phillipe does a great job."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My wife lived in France for two years so we thought we would give it a try. The restaurant had a delightful ambiance. It was our 19th anniversary. What a surprise! Dede our waiter was perfect. He also had a great sense of humor as well which we thoroughly enjoyed. They have an excellence wine list. We had two incredible appetizers, Foie Gras Poêlé & Escargots Bourguignonne! WOW! The bread homemade, fresh, served with a very tasty butter. For entrees we ordered Plat de Côtes de Boeuf Braisés & Coquilles Saint-Jacques aux Lentilles. Absolutely delicious! For dessert we enjoyed Profiteroles & Pistachio Napoleon. It was a beautiful night. We will definitely be going back. Thank you Dede and Etoile!! It's our secret. :)"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I read one of the reviews and knew they had a wine room that was quiet. I called and asked for that room. It was super. It was quiet and our service was fantastic. We were treated very well. Wines were fantastic. food was delicious. Two had the sturgeon special. Amazing meal and very relaxing. Plan to come back."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Family came in from LA. Everyone enjoyed this Star/French Gem that shines in Houston. It was a great evening to have great food and gathering for our family. Duck Breast is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Noise level is perfect. There was no trouble hearing what one's dinner companions were saying."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My friend and I found the good too salted. I came twice in this restaurant and the first time the food was too salted too. The ambiance is good but it is really too noisy. The service was much better the first time."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Got to dine in the wine room for a birthday celebration with a group of 6. Server was attentive and everything was delicious."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Awesome dinner with friends and clients. Food was great , service awesome and a great venue."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Etoile is located in the Uptown mall, and is a nice French restaurant with great service. The FoieGras duo was excellent, the steaks and duck were also great. The waiter that attended us was great and very helpful, offering suggestions on the appetizers, main dishes, desserts, wines, etc. Great overall experience."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • " went to celebrate a friends anniversary, food was outstanding everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. the foe gras and the pates melt in your mouth. The mussels were delicious and the sauce was not heavy at all. Their apple tart best we've ever had. Definitely would recommend to anyone that wants to go have food French food."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I googled 'Most Romantic Dinner Spots Houston' and Etoile was rated number one...for a reason. I took my boyfriend for his birthday after he had been talking about how he's been craving duck. The duck was out of this world, and needless to say he had a great birthday. I made a note on my online reservation that it was his birthday, and they presented him with a decorated plate, dessert, and a candle. Nice touch. The ambiance was very romantic, intimate, and exactly what I was hoping for. Out service was outstanding too. We will definitely be adding this to our list of special occasion restaurants."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very good dining experience. Had mussels, beef tartare, short ribs, and scallops. All impressive"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I was delighted to take my friend Laure from Paris, France to your restaurant yesterday for lunch. She ordered moules and was disappointed that the mussels were so big that she had to cut them with her knife. I think she wishes that they were more petite. We split the apple tart with the exquisite French vanilla ice cream and she was ecstatic! I had the crab and avocado salad and the cold asparagus soup and I really liked it. We did not have wine, but your wine list has vastly improved."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Don't be fooled when you see this little place tucked into a strip center at Uptown Park. The food is superb, the chef is accommodating and the staff is way above average!! Ask for Oscar he made my husbands birthday dinner a GREAT success!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We've been here a number of times for dinner or Sunday brunch and have always been impresses with the quality of the food, service, ambiance and the overall experience. We never feel rushed. A great place to enjoy a bottle of wine, creative food and a pleasant visit."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "On the recommendation of a French friend, we dined at l'Etoile. We were a group of four - and we ordered four different appetizers and main courses. My friend's wife ordered the steak au poivre - and it was magnificent! My friend had the seafood special and it was magnificent! By the way, the dinner rolls - a sort of mini-round baguette - were splendid. My wife had the filet, and it was good, but not in the same class as the steak au poivre. I ordered the duck (magret de canard). It had reasonably good flavor but was definitely overcooked, and therefore a bit tough. The biggest disappointment was the cooked foie gras that both my wife and I ordered with our main courses. It was terrible."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Excellent asparagus and spinach soup. enjoyed the crab avocado salad"
    Dined on 6/30/2014