Ouisie's Table
Ouisie's Table

Ouisie's Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ouisiestable.com/
  • Phone: 7135282264x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday 11am - 2:30pm, Sunday 10am - 2:30pm
    'Little Bites': Daily: 2:30pm - 5:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Elouise Jones
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Customized to fit each guests needs. Please contact our Event Coordinator for more details:(713) 528-2264
  • Private Party Facilities: Customized to fit each events needs. Ouisie's Table offers different size private rooms available for parties. Entire restaurant may be booked. 350 total indoor seating, 180 total outdoor seating. Main Dining Room,135 seated; Lucy's Porch,90 seated; Bears’ Garden, 150 seated; Alsey's Nest, 50 seated; The Little Garden, 30 seated; Cooper's Bin,14 seated.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator 7135282264x
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
  • Special Events: Ouisie's Table offers different size private rooms available for special occasions. See Private Parties Facilities for room seating.

    Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Drexel and Willowick
  • Public Transit: Very close to Westheimer metro bus lines.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking available as well.
A word from Ouisie's Table
Known by generations for her hospitality, proprietress Elouise Adams Jones, a.k.a. Ouisie, serves an eclectic collection of Southern foods with an excellent wine list to match. High ceilings and fans in the main dining room it evoke the ambiance of a Texas manor house. The adjacent dining porch overlooking the patio and garden, as well as Cooper’s Wine Bin, provide additional dining and entertaining areas. The daily fare encompasses traditional offerings like her well-loved pimento cheese, the shrimp and grits, and the popular Gulf Coast oysters to the favorite Tuesday special Ouisie’s award winning chicken fried steak with corn pudding. A fine plate of grilled Prime beef tenderloin or a brace of quail stuffed with super lump crab meat with Cognac glaze are good examples of the daily specials one might find on the blackboard.
Lunch and dinner daily, brunch on weekends.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Ouisie's Table reviews from OpenTable diners
201 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (92)neighborhood gem (81)fit for foodies (71)great for brunch (70)great for lunch (66)romantic (64)good for groups (56)notable wine list (31)great for outdoor dining (25)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (9)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Restaurant Week Meals Are Chintzy
    babybommer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband ordered from the RW menu & got 2 tiny crabcakes, a small 4 oz of beef and ONE scallop, and a very small dessert. I spent $10 less a la carte and had way more food than he did. All of the food was delicious, but c'mon ..... just one scallop??? Most places go out of their way to impress you during this time, but Ouisies obviously doesn't think it has to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Oldie but Goodie!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dinner was about as good as one could make. The service was impeccable, the noise level was better than moderate and the good was great. Any serious diner should stop in once in awhile.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed the bird's nest - a fun spin on egg's Benedict. Nice atmosphere. Great service. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Mustdin
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were greatly with a Happy 50th anniversary. The service and food was great. We picked a great place to celebrate. The tables looked so pretty, and everything about the night was perfect. Would recommend this place to anyone for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ouisie's was good
    alchs
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We went for lunch for Houston Restaurant Weeks. Food was good. Atmosphere was more for the older crowd. I think two other people were around our ages (25 - 30).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Not very generous with the breads which are small to begin with.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ribeye
    ottlutherVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Very bad steak. I repeat, very bad steak. Was anyone in the kitchen?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    HTownFoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The ambience was outstanding. Food was good but not great. Service was pretty slow even after the brunch crowd thinned out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EatMeDrinkMe
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The wine prices are very reasonable. I did not get a chance to see the whole building but I enjoyed my table inside. Friendly service and good food. My friends and I had a blast!! Cheers to Mouna for taking such great care of us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marilyn
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had brunch at your place this past Sunday. Everything was wonderful. The service was excellent
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at Ouisie's
    1Destiny
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband, son & I had a fabulous experience at Ouisie's. We had the 3 course HRW brunch menu with bottomless mimosas. The food was wonderful - the crabcakes are the best. The restaurant was crowded but that did not hamper service at all. We enjoyed the jazz ensemble. Going to Ouisie's for Sunday brunch can make any Sunday a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Place
    StaceyM
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great brunch menu, although we chose off the HRW menu. We had a fantastic server, great food. Overall and superior experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HRW Brunch
    paperfoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Mimosas were excellent. A little disappointed with my coffee cheesecake, but everything else was very yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    star
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is ok although very inconsistent, I had great food there and not so good. In this particular occasion the meat was dry and tough. But what kills it for us is the noise. You cannot have a conversation without having to shout and for dinner it's even worse with the music. The chocolate cake was delicious. The Menu was given to us 20 minutes after we sat down. We were not asked if we wanted wine with our meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • connieb
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very disappointed in the huevos rancheros. They should have been scrambled with choriso, but were plain friend eggs with some salsa on the side. If there were not going to be mexican, they should have called them fried eggs!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ouisie's was mostly good
    Katella
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I always enjoy going to Ouisie's. The space is very nice and the service is great. I was somewhat disappointed in my Dover Sole entree. The fish is delicate and I love its simplicity, however it had some sort of coating on it and almost fried. I am sure they would call it pan sauteed, but it was even a little greasy. The dish also came with a mound of mashed potatoes that covered 1/3rd of the plate. Less fish, more potatoes, a few vegetables for only $34.00. I won't be ordering that again! Otherwise, a nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Ouisie's
    Gjones62
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    With plenty of great options in Houston for a romantic meal, it was easy to select Ouisies' Table. The service was prompt, the food excellent and the ambiance, fantastic! It's been a while since I dined at "the table". I'll be back, soon. Very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HRW 2014 Review
    iman1200
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My friend and I went here to participate in the HRW lunch menu. I had the salmon with wasabi mashed potatoes and the fish was cooked perfectly. Great service from everyone except the valet. I liked the ambiance better in the inside versus indoor patio area. However, my friend preferred the patio area more. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice restaurant
    PopeyeVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Ouisie's is a lovely restaurant. The food is always very good, as is the ambience and the service is solid.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Food From Ouisie's Table
    NastyFood
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I choose Houston restaurant week food and I was not impressed. It was not good, chicken and crab cake were very dry. The dessert was was disgusting. It was horrible. I was really disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Service; HRW Menu Lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We've dined here before, so we thought we'd give it a try during lunch for HRW. The menu choices were rather slim, and the portions (albeit lunch) were much smaller than expected. Good service, however.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    James
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I was very satisfied with the quality of the food and the ambiance was pleasant. I've visited the restaurant on a Monday so I did not experience the delays that some of the other reviewers experienced. That, unfortunately did not mean I could park. There was a large empty parking lot in front of the restaurant but they completely sealed it off for valet that so I was given the "choice" of either accepting to pay for valet or driving two blocks away to park.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • weekender
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was our first visit. Love that they are open on Sunday. Found it to have a great menu selection and a lovely presentation of delicious food. The crispy crabcakes are a wonderful starter. Definitely will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid Wedddings
    MikehotelVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you book a reservation for a weekend night - you might want to make sure they don't have a wedding booked for their main dining room. It's just not the same great restaurant when there is all that other going on.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible! Refused us service!
    Curley
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I made a reservation three days in advance and when my wife and I arrived we where told that there was a party and we where told that we would not be served. I noticed that other patrons arrived and where served! I truly will never go back to this restaurant! I am truly hurt that open table even has this restaurant in its database!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Busy and Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Throngs of people. I was meeting a friend and asked for a quiet table, thru the reservation. DID NOT HAPPEN
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHAT DID YOU SAY?
    2much
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had reservations for 8:30PM. We arrived right at 8:30 but were informed that there would be a wait of 15 or 20 minutes. The receptionist/hostess said we could go to the bar or sit on the bench in the hall. We went to the bar and it was full with no place to sit. The bench in the hallway was full and there were people standing also. The reception area also had people standing and waiting. The noise was so loud from everyone in the dining room and from those waiting that my wife and I could not even hear each other. I informed the receptionist that we were leaving. At another restaurant nearby we didn't have to wait. The food and live music was very good and we could converse with each other without having to yell. The evening ended well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Shhgrr
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had heard good things about this restaurant but it did not live up to the reviews. Service was lackluster and the mangers - I saw 2 - never visited the table. Chicken was VERY dry and nothing special. Matter of fact, it's a nice place - cool atmosphere but the food was fair and the service was nothing special. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Off
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went here recently for the first time in many years. My past complaints about the place are relevant today: Consistently slow / poor service, Poor wine service practices ($300 bottle of wine that was served at what felt like 80 degrees). For the prices they are charging, the experience should be so much better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Kita
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Returning to this restaurant from a 1 year void, happened to be a wonderful dining experience. We opted for the HRW menu. Steak entree melted in your mouth. The fried oyster and crab cake appetizers were little bites of heaven. The coffee cheesecake was decadent and the fresh fruit tasted as if it were just picked. I forgot how wonderful the food is at this resaturnt. We took a peek at the overall menu and will be back to dine again and it will not take us a year to return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch with friends
    JWhite
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a ladies lunch date @ Ouisie's today trying out the Houston Restaurant Week menu, the selection were excellent and good portion size for a great price $20. I love their general menu, too. Everything is delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, lovely room, very noisy
    pmcdiner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We ate on enclosed terrace - white table clothes, lots of windows and space among the tables. A lovely room. However, it was extremely noisy and we had to shout at each other to be heard. Perhaps that's a given in any restaurant at night, but it's a deal breaker for me. Two of us had chicken fried steaks and I had grilled salmon - both were delicious! One of us was very disappointed in his prime rib, but he didn't mention it to our waitress so we don't know what steps she would have taken to make his experience more pleasing. One of us had just an arugula salad with fresh berries; she said it was "a little too heavy on the dressing," but otherwise fresh and good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Graveswood
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was excellent. Ouisies is a nice change from the standard steakhouse or seafood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    houstonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    WAY TOO LOUDm decent food, have had better there, but the presence of many parties made it difficult to converse.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch
    foodie30
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My immediate family decided to go out for brunch, and we've heard great things out Ouisie's Table, and wanted to try it ourselves. It was fabulous! We dined on the Restaurant Weeks menu: I had crab cakes, corn meal pancakes, and chocolate covered profiteroles. Plus, they have bottomless mimosas! The staff was excellent, extremely tentative to my grandmother's special needs, food was served in a timely manor, they even had a pianist and saxophonist playing jazz! Valet is only$3, which I thought was extremely cheap. The only down side to me was, it was kind of noisy. However, they were busy, with music playing, but it was hard to hold a conversation. No matter what, we will be dinning more often now.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UNCONSCIONABLE!
    FrequentEaterVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Is it acceptable for a restaurant to take a reservation for 8:00pm and not seat the party until 8:45pm? Is it acceptable for a restaurant to completely ignore a special request (because of a handicap) – and when asked about it, say there was nothing they could do? (But of course, they did find a way … but only after continued insistence that they do so.) I think the answer in both cases should be an emphatic “No!” All of these issues could have been (at least partially) overcome by an imaginative menu, but there too I was disappointed. Too many tired groupings of ingredients with too many common meats, poultry and fish. I eat out A LOT (over once per day on average) and won’t be going back to Ouisie’s any time soon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Dinner
    anniversaryceleb
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    All at our table ordered from restaurant week menu. We were seated at exactly the time of reservation. Our waiter was very attentive, but the the kitchen was not able to keep up with Saturday night full house. Food was delicious but had to wait a long time for main and dessert course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Ouisie's any longer
    Michelin
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It is obvious that the restaurant has gone swiftly downhill.The dining room has far too many tables and I lost track of the number of times the back of my chair was butted into by staff and customers. The premium call gin was watered and blended with bottom shelf tonic. Round 2 was only slightly improved because we could taste the gin. The Tandoori Chicken was mildly (read barely) flavored and the accompanying "lobster mashed potatoes" were served room temp. Perhaps they are mashed by lobsters? We were proudly presented the check BEFORE the ordered dessert was presented. I guess we were getting the bum's rush? With all of the really terrific dining to be had in Houston it will be easy to avoid a return to Ouisie's. The valet was great!
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  • Relaxing Early Dinner
    SeniorDiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Met friend for early dinner to catch up. Great service and food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing brunch
    NYCTransplantVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I had heard how wonderful Ouisie's table was and I came expecting the best and they delivered. Excellent food, service and in all a total superb dining experience. Dessert was Tres Leches and it features as one of my top three desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate