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Ouisie's Table
Ouisie's Table

Ouisie's Table Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ouisiestable.com
  • Phone: (713) 528-2264
  • 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: Southern, Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food
  • 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 (713) 528-2264
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "Wife and I commented that this will be our new place to take out-of-town guests to."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I have been dining at Quisie's since it's location on Sunset. I think that statement says it all"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I've been going to Ouisie's for years. Every meal has been top shelf. I decided to try the famous chicken fried steak plate Friday evening. I was very disappointed in it. The CFS was a bit under cooked. The breading was not crunchy, it was cooked but too soft. Reminded me of KFC original recipe that seems fried but is kind of mushy. The flavor was good though. The greens seemed a little off like they had done something to them to make them less bitter. I like greens unadorned. The corn pudding had too much sugar for me. The black eyed peas were wonderful! Loved them! On a positive note, the Stilton salad was good as always. The chocolate creme brulee was out of this world good. I still love Ouisie's though."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Was disappointed that we were seated in back corner next to a large table of business men who were very loud. It was my wifes birthday and I had asked for a special table when I made the reservation. The restuarant was only about one third full so we could have been seated at a better table."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "First, I wish that I remembered our waiter's name. He was terrific. Our group was composed of 6 adults and 3 very small children. Many waiters would have written us off as a low-tip, high-mess kinda table--not this guy. He was charming with the kids and attentive to the adults. The food was solid. Nothing knocked my socks off--more like tried and true favorites. But it's a good choice for your less adventurous eaters."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Waiter forgot my Bloody Mary at brunch, had to remind him. Portions are tiny - my crab cake benedict was only half the size of what is should be. Only one half of muffin and one egg was used; pretty pitiful. My food was consumed in only a few bites and I was still hungry - ripoff for 18 dollars."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our group enjoyed the cocktails, food, live music and atmosphere on a Saturday evening. The Chilean sea bass was excellent, as was the lemon ice box pie. Reasonable prices."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were originally seated near the doors to a private room. After two minutes of people coming in and out, the manager came by to offer us a different table, which we gladly accepted. Service was great. The way the manager was aware of our seating concern was great. Food I thought was good - not great. They did not have our open table reservation in their system, even though I had a confirmation email. Hopefully we were the only ones impacted."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been here several times and been very happy with the food here."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a great experience, my family really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had an extraordinary experience at Ouisie's Table. Great service, wonderful food (the seafood crepes were decadent!) and wine, and incredible desserts. Most restaurants nowadays are loud and booming with music and you can't talk to your dinner companions - not so at Ouisie's! It was so nice to have a quiet and beautiful atmosphere to fully enjoy the food and company. We'll return again any day!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Seven friends - 4 fathers- brunched together for Fathers' Day. Good food, good firends, what more could you ask."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner celebrating my wife's birthday at Ousie's Table. It is our favorite restaurant in the Galleria/River Oaks area. There was private event being held in the main dining room. We were seated in the "sun" room overlooking the outdoor dining area at a table with cushioned bench seating. The service was very good and we were greeted by and chatted with the restaurant manager. The appetizers, salad, entrees and dessert as well as the cocktails and wine were excellent. I recommend this restaurant and bring friends who are not often in the city to Ousie's Table. It can be quite busy but advance reservations are easily made with OpenTable or by phone. The staff does their best to accommodate you."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I took my mom to Ouisies for her birthday on Saturday. This was a first time visit for both of us. Our water glasses were never empty, and service was pretty good. We apparently had two waiters, though this was never clearly defined. And neither of them told us their name. It was very loud in the room we were in and there was a wedding reception going on. I was a little dissapointed in the overall experience, but the food was pretty good. I would definitely go back and give a second try."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Been twice in last two weeks and had identical experiences: food was wonderful, room is beautiful, but service was awful. Each time--and with different waiters--we waited and waited (over half an hour) after ordering for the salad/appetizer to appear and again for the main course, with the waiter nowhere to be found. Each time the waiter pushed a wine "special" in a tone trying to shame you into buying a pricey bottle. We chalked one time up to bad luck but noted it privately through this website; after receiving an apology assuring us "we have made impacting changes" the same thing happened. Also reported us to OpenTable as no-shows. Ouisie's has wonderful food and delightful ambience--but you can get that elsewhere with good service too."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This restaurant always serves well, serves good food, is clean and welcoming."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We went back to Ousie's to celebrate my mother's birthday who passed away a couple of years ago. This was her favorite restaurant and we knew she was with us there in spirit."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "For a night that wasn't busy, it seemed like the wait staff forgot about us. I believe that they lost our order because it was almost 40 minutes between finishing our salad to when our entrees arrived. My steak was still "mooing" when I had ordered it medium. Because the waiter disappeared after serving, the meal went uneaten. When we ordered dessert, the six year old child at the table ordered chocolate cake directly with the waiter. The menu and the waiter failed to mention that the cake was soaked in liquor. When it was served, we happened to notice the smell before a bite was taken. Thank goodness we noticed. We were horrified that they were willing to serve this to a child. We won't be making a second trip."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wonderful menu selections...the lamb chops were to die for! Chilean sea bass was great also. I will return, very soon. My girlfriends first experience was a memorable one. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Probably the worst service I've ever had. Even the manager was unprofessional and talking badly about out table so there was nobody to complain to at the time. The waiter was incredibly rude and dismissive and we had 11 people in our group- all of which are young professionals that like nice meals and are typically over achiever tippers. His loss. The food was overpriced and far below greatness. It was a terrible dining experience and I will never ever ever return. Ever. Not even sure how they are still in business. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "So great to find a restaurant with wonderful food and a quiet atmosphere. A go to place to have a great dinner and good conversation Quality of the food always tops MsM"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Terrible anniversary celebration--will never go back. Seated next to the piano and saxophone, although there were plenty of other tables available. Luckily, they didn't arrive until near the end of the meal after we were told there would be no piano that night. They were there long enough to give me a headache. Apparently if you are not attending prom or have rented the space for an event, they can care less about your experience. We have eaten at Ouisies before, and I was not impressed with the changes on the menu. I had scallops that were mediocre at most. The only good thing was the service. The waiter we had was excellent. There are many restaurants in Houston with better food and ambience, so don't waste your money here."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We have eaten at Ouisie's many times over the years and this was the first disappointing experience. The wine was great and the salad was great, both being served promptly. There was a long delay in bringing out the main courses and two soft shell crab main courses had to be substituted and in the rush the fish dishes were undercooked."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Had requested a table on the porch, but was told we couldn't because of a party. I didn't see anyone out there the whole time we were there. So we were stuck by the bar in front of a TV!!!!! A TV!!!! I thought this was fine dining. The table was uncomfortable-I couldn't cross my legs. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This was my first visit to the restaurant and I thought the food, wine and atmosphere were all excellent! I will definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Waiters seemed like they were in training on Sunday evening. Perhaps the restaurant should give discounts if the service is going to be in training."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Restaurant one of our favorites.Come for special occasions, last time our anniversary. Love the food, creative, cutting edge w/ol time southern favorites.Wine list is varied, last two visits out of at least one of our choices. If you list it, better have it.Poor experience on entry. Nobody greeted us, peaked around corner to see manager and the hostess in heated discussion.Never looked up to acknowledge us. Shameful management does not walk the walk, instill prompt, aware and anticipated service. Long delay in server acknowledging us,sat at table 5 minutes before coming over, handed us a wine list and walked away,Had to ask busboy for water and bread. Another 5-7 minutes before being given food menus.Will come back but with apprehension. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I reserved a table for six ladies to have a bridal shower breakfast. This place was so pretty! The good was delicious and the waiter was very helpful! I would definitely choose this resturant for other special occasions! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Many enjoyable meals in the past and expect many more in the future."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Visited the restaurant to celebrate a birthday. The atmosphere was beautiful, we were seated immediately. Our waiter was very attentive, and offer great suggestions. Everything we tried was DELICIOUS!!! Can't wait to return to enjoy brunch."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The food at Ouisie's Table was very good with interesting flavors. The Oysters Rockefeller had a nice bit of heat and the filet with the coffee rub had an interesting and flavorful taste."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We made reservations well in advance for Mother's Day Brunch and it worked out super well! We were seated immediately, and they had called weeks in advance to confirm and they even offered flowers for $20/arrangement. What a special touch! The service was a little slow, but they were certainly busy, so it was understandable. I highly recommend this place, easy for everyone to find something they enjoy."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The attentive and charming waiter was the best part of the dining experience. I really wanted to like this place but the experience calls for me to refrain from coming back. The hostess was overwhelmed and made small talk on the phone with an assumed diner trying to alter or make reservations as the line of guests waiting to be seated grew and crowded the front room. She wasn't even aware of who came first and started seating people who had just arrived and ignored my party that had been standing for some time waiting for her to finish her conversation. The food was unfortunately not anything to write home about either. I don't mind paying for a quality experience and unfortunately this was not it. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I reserved a place for Mother's Day weekend (Saturday) at Ouisie's Table. The tables in the main dining area were so crowded it was awkward and my chair was hit every time a waiter would pass. And for someone to be seated, I had to get up and move clear to the other side of our table, dragging my purse and chair to allow others to reach their tables. We ordered bottomless belinis, but unfortunately the wait staff was so overwhelmed that these got refilled once as we were trying to leave. Also, they are chincy with providing butter and the waiters again are so overwhelmed that they scurry off before everyone could request a coffee. Making money in a restaurant is important, but this made for a dining experience I will not repeat."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I've never heard of this restaurant until it was suggested to me by a friend. I have found there a warm ambiance, excellent attention, and the food was absolutely delicious, from the salad to the desert. I am definitely coming back and recommending this place to other friends."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food and service made a nice evening with friends even more special. The wait staff was attentive yet unobtrusive and the food was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Ouisie's, a very special place for us. It was a perfect evening. Wonderful service, incredible food and romantic ambiance. Although the restaurant was busy, the noise level was not too loud. We enjoyed an incredible evening and will certainly return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful but we were seated next to the live music and it was a bit too loud for us. The music was great just wish we weren't so close to it. The over room was loud as well . "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We have a great meal on Easter Sunday. The restaurant was lively and full but not over booked so we enjoyed our lunch. The food was wonderful as usual and the service was good too."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints in any aspect. Many of the waitstaff have worked their for years."
    Dined on 4/29/2014