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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar, Houston, TX

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.8
4.8
3188 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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

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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

  • Neighborhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Cross street

    Post Oak Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Valet service available right in front of the fountain to the left of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,188 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    French

  • Houston

    French

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  1. MB

    MegB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    French food favorites presented in a lovely atmosphere
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried was tasty!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    When I made the reservation, I noted it was for my husband’s birthday. We each ordered an appetizer and split the $49 ribeye and ordered it medium. The steak came out rare, so I had to send mine back. The ribeye was very thin for a ribeye. Meanwhile, my husband ate his dinner alone. When my steak was returned, it was very over cooked and did not taste good. I spoke to the manager who agreed and had the chefs cook another half ribeye. This took a long time. My husband had been done eating quite awhile by the time I got the order. Later, the manager came by and I mentioned it was disappointing as this was my husband’s birthday dinner. He said he hated having to return steaks at restaurants, too. We then ordered one dessert. I feel like the manager and waiter missed an opportunity to keep guests happy by not even comping the $10 dessert for the big birthday dinner fail. And, for a $49 Ribeye, it should be good quality meat and cooked appropriately. My other experiences at Etoile have all been fine.
  4. PW

    PeterW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    My Wife and i went yesterday to this place and where very pleasant surprised on the food, presentation and the beautiful wine list. We both are originally from Belgium and knowing the French kitchen very well, this restaurant has everything you looking for when it comes on the real deal on French food. tastes are as it shut be very balanced and not over the top loaded with unnecessary sides and dressings that are taking away the taste of the food you ordered. (what many French restaurants do in Houston...) Wine had the perfect temperature and seating in the small backroom is wonderful. really enjoyed and this is definitely our new spot to go to. just one small point for attention are the persons that clear the plates at the table, they asked a few times to clear some plates while we where still eating and also cleared my plate before my wife was done what is a no go in the French way of enjoying :)
  5. J

    rhondaJ

    Houston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails, wine, food and service was excellent!
  6. RP

    RaymondP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend Etoile. The service (from a real French server) was attentive and professional. The food, including escargot, liver pate, and duck , was outstanding. The wine list was good and reasonably priced. An outstanding experience from start to finish.
  7. KL

    KarelL

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Great price point. Will definitely go back.
  8. JR

    JRPJR007

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etoile is as good as any French restaurant, anywhere!
  9. C

    Caladirena70

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience and delicious meal, as always! Thank you ☺️
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and service - one of our favorite places. Great for date night or just a nice quite celebration.
  11. DB

    DeborahB

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy Etoile every time we go!
  12. SW

    SydrahW

    San Antonio

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met friends for a lovely dinner. The French wine that was recommended by our server was fabulous and a great addition to a delicious meal.
  13. T

    Terry

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an exceptional meal we had! We tried two of the Chefs specials and both were out of this world. Love, love, love Etoile!
  14. PM

    PamelaM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the perfect spot for this luncheon and the service was impeccable.
  15. BB

    BeatriceB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have never been disappointed at Etoile , the food is delicious , true to French cuisine ( I am French) it is by far the best French restaurant in Houston and the price is very reasonable
  16. SG

    SuperGirl

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food is prepared and presented very well. The ambience is OK, and only OK because of the close proximity to the next table when seated at the bench. The drinks are excellent. The service needs a little bit of work, it’s not as punctual as it could be, and when you know you have a reservation coming in and they’re seated the servers should know that that was a reservation and guests are waiting to be served. Water should be served immediately on any day on any occasion. Waiting 15 minutes for water is unacceptable. It seems the recognition of a seated guest is overlooked… this immediately creates a negative for the guest. On another note, thank you Chef for doing what you do! Your restaurant is a valuable asset to our area, and your hard work and business acumen is appreciated on a professional and personal level. S
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service.
  18. H

    Houstonretiree

    Phoenix

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and presentation.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice Restaurant with quality food and wine. Excellent service and friendly staff. Being European felt really back home.
  20. TR

    ThomasR

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always like this place. Do not have Pino Grigio my favorite. My chicken dish seemed off than usual. Great service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Always a great experience!
  22. TU

    TUrboJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great! Top French in Houston
  23. a

    austineater

    Houston

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely luncheon in inner room in front of the kitchen where we could still talk in the hum surrounding us. Food was very good especially the appetizer of fois gras torchon, lobster bisque and hot goat cheese salad. Duck confit and burgers were very good as well. Service was attentive with water and changing of utensils.
  25. JL

    JanetL

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints!
  26. LE

    LisaE

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service ! Will be going back again soon for sure.
  27. IA

    IanA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An authentic yet creative French restaurant that focuses on food quality and service excellence. Not pretentious or over priced - but consistently a place where we look forward to going.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I’m just chilling at home and I am trying not too much of it a bit I think it’s just a random work out for me but I’m just chilling at home and I don’t have to church and I’m just going to run out and some stuff for myself to get my nails cleaned out for a bit but later on my way back to the gym today to church with you and my friend
  29. RB

    RajeevB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! The food was exceptional and the service was impeccable. Highly recommended for a special evening out.
  30. TE

    TERRIBLE

    Houston

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and good service
  31. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was my first visit and I invited two friends for lunch. The menu selections were wonderful and the food was so enjoyable. The decor is great, service impeccable and I was super grateful I could take friends to a nice lunch. They were so appreciative. Thank you.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food.
  33. T

    Terry

    Houston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always!
  34. j

    jeanett

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Food, attention, ambiance is all good.
  35. AC

    AlanC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mushroom ravioli was divine. The roasted duck leg was perfectly cooked and paired well with the fingerling potatoes and caramelized onions.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall a good place and we’ll go there again.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Forgot our second order
  38. a

    austineater

    Houston

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a pleasure. Chef added new menu choices and they never disappoint!
  39. M

    Missingh

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was authentic, my husband Ike’s the snails appetizer and the we have the cheese platter. Each item has a distinctive flavor. The market priced sea bass, and the salmon were really good according to my family and so was the Duck entree. I had the chicken and it was big potion by my standards, well cooked the way I liked it with flavors of the sauce. The cocktail was not too sweet, just right and my kids enjoyed the desserts. Expensive but that was to be expected with authentic French in the uptown area.
  40. MM

    MaiteM

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was flavorful and was good portions. Staff was friendly. Noise level was perfect that We didn’t have to speak loud to each other.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3188 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

1101 Uptown Park Blvd, Suite 11, Houston, TX 77056

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Post Oak Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • 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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