Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.8
2663 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipluv2notcook
Jackson Hole
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, in a smaller cozy room. Moderate noise, so you could talk!
We all had different entrees, and all were excellent. Our server was
attentive and had great suggestions, and answered all our questions.
A very nice evening!!

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vipBourjoisA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night after a busy Thanksgiving weekend. Not your typical holiday food. The French onion soup is done and presented the right way.

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EmeraldBayResident
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, food and service. I have eaten there twice recently and it was outstanding both times. (A birthday and Thanksgiving).
Fred E. was our server and he was wonderful. He was attentive and so helpful with wine choices. He made our evening perfect and he made us feel welcome and appreciated.

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vippatrickc
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner here. The prix fixe menu offered a great variety and everything we had was excellent.
Service was also first rate: efficient and friendly

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vipMaryNell
Houston
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually don’t expect much from a restaurant Thanksgiving dinner but Etoile blew me away. It was busy at 5 pm but not boisterous. Every course exceeded our expectation and we each ordered different courses. Had a Sancerre wine which was reasonable and excellent. Service was personal and attentive. Made our Thanksgiving holiday memorable.

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Lkwh
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for the first time at Thanksgiving. After so many disappointing holiday meals at restaurants over the years, this one was outstanding, with a touch of class, and with great & efficient service considering being fully booked. We will be back to try the rest of their menus!
The only thing to be prepared for is that their wine & drinks are pricey.

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vipPampapeters
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Thanksgiving and loved our meal.

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vipgaryo
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

One of our favorite restaurants, food and service were both very good! There was a very loud and rowdy group in the private room who had little to no regard for the other people in the restaurant, i.e. yelling across the restaurant on several occasions—very annoying and almost spoiled our evening.

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vipSabrina
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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TheChubbyFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff were welcoming, kind and knowledgeable. The ambience is romantic and cozy. The cold foie gras and mushroom ravioli starters were excellent. The bison ribeye special and cow au Vin were very flavorful and cooked to perfection. The chocolate pastilla was delicious and the creme brulee was top notch. Food is 5 stars without a doubt. All of these plus an Old Fashioned and a glass of red wine cost under $200. Great place. Great staff. Excellent food. Amazing value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants ♥️

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DinaP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Was disappointed they seated us in the back. Appeared most senior people were given “backroom” seating when front restaurant was open. I asked if we could be seated up there and hostess indicated you have to request that. I mentioned there is no instruction on OpenTable to do this. Appeared most tables in front were not used and people sitting in shorts in front. Food was great and waiter was a bit overwhelmed but we put this aside and enjoyed our evening with the seniors in the back room.

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vipBjorn
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck is fantastic, and so is the Crème Brûlée. One of our top 3 restaurants in Houston.

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KarenD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, especially the mussels available on Fridays. Great wait staff. I love Etoile.

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Rico
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place and great location. Service was outstanding, plates came fast and at good temparature. Food quality as expected and with the French taste we loved. We went for the special tasting menu and all plates highly delivered on expectations.
Very recomended.

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BeckyK
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious and varied this menu is.

Just lovely in very way. I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous patio scene and amazing, delicious food! Staff took great care of us!

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vipmsclock
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

great place, may be a little limited menu at lunch

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WilliamW
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The persistently high quality of the food is the outstanding feature, although the service and ambience are very good, and the parking is easy, either valet or not.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great. Very nice. A fun time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

The food was fantastic, my girlfriend and I loved the mushroom ravioli as well as the duck. The only bad thing was the service. We got drink orders in after 30 minutes, an appetizer after our drinks were gone, and then re ordered drinks once we got to order dinner. The service was just terrible unfortunately, but the restaurant itself is of pretty great quality. Would definitely go back to give them another shot.

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PamO
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, nice location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely outdoor space, wonderful service. Our lunch was delicious.

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vipRetired
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was attentive and the food was good. Lunch menu seemed limited and slightly different from internet offerings. Overall a good experience.

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TyTheFoodie
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place I bring clients who I want to impress. Etoile never fails to meet expectations. The weather was lovely, so we sat outside.

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leon618
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Menu is tired.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Just okay
Food v good
Waiter is average
I was there with my son and no special occasion
The boss boy/girl were both excellent and attending to our needs
They were the ones who took care of us and not the waiter to our surprise
The figue salad and the pasta were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Houston! The slowly -braised short ribs are exquisite.

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vipsandyC
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious and Authentic French Food is on tap at this special restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and wait staff were great. The hostess greeted us at our 6p reservation with “we have a second seating at 8:15” as if it were our responsibility to eat fast. It was just plain rude and let us know that ownership must be cracking the whip. Fortunately the harried staff were wonderful but that was a foolish start to a good meal.

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vipAMoncalieri
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipRafaelegs
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, one of the best servers I've had - Didi.

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vipGradG
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time, duck was wonderful.

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Ellie
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful as always.

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KarenA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall an excellent evening. Service, meal was just right.

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vipNanh
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delightful dinner at Etoile last evening with 2 girlfriends. It started with the perfect Cosmopolitan cocktail (just the right shade of pink with ice crystals floating on top, just the way I like them). I had the Foie Gras Terrine to start and one friend had the escargot. Both were delicious. I and one friend had the evening special, a wonderful redfish with vegetables. No cream sauce or butter. Quite a change from your normal French fare but it was great. My other friend had her favorite scallops . She loved it. All in all is was the perfect dining experience with good friends, great food and lively conversation. Forgot to mention the service. I wish I had gotten the name of our server. He was very attentive but not at all intrusive.

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viptch4food
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, as always, was divine. We loved onion soup, ravioli and short ribs, plus profiteroles. The hostess actually paid attention to my request to be seated in a quiet area, as a couple of our group have hearing issues. That almost never happens these days. Thanks to all!

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Joey
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date spot; fantastic consistency on my favorite dishes

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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2663 OpenTable diners.

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