Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

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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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4.8
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really good French food with casual atmosphere. Great service. Would definitely recommend!

D
Houston
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lunch was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Etoile granted my request for a quiet space, and I was able to converse with my companion with ease. The food was superb, and the service was impeccable. Thank you for a great time.

TF
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French in HOUSTON.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was cooked well.

CP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Hubby's steak was good (bison), but my chicken thighs COQ AU VIN were meah. Good but nothing to write home about. Hubby loved the escargot. The restaurant is quaint and our waiter had a french accent. The hallway to the restroom had leftover chairs but the ladies restroom was nice. Was a special Valentine's meal on 2/15.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! All the staff is amazing. It's difficult to decide what we want every time we do a visit because everything is amazingly delicious.

EF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, love it and for sure i will go again.

JS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent with a very nice wine list. The venue is romantic and cozy with a moderate noise level.

j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience. Wonderful dinner and great atmosphere. Made my lady very happy.

FP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and ambiance is always good. Pre-fixe menu not quiet as good as the standard options but I understand doing this on Valentine's day. The server suggested an excellent wine. Booking was a bit of a mess. I booked on Open Table weeks ahead, then got a call a week before to confirm (which I did), then got a text the day before (which I again confirmed), and then got another call the day of requesting a credit card.

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful Valentines dinner with spectacular cuisine made especially enjoyable by the exceptional service of our server B. Didier and your entire staff. - Glenn Alexander

TR
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined for Valentines Day and it was wonderful. The 2nd course fish was exceptional as was my beef tenderloin . The atmosphere was very nice and it made us feel special. Looking forward to going back when we can order from the regular menu.

BB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is excellent and great value. Authentic french. Prices very reasonable. Accommodated us to preorder before kitchen closes. We arrived late when the kitchen closed.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible attention to detail. Wait staff thoughtful and friendly. Excellent food quality.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We arrived on time to the restaurant but we had to wait on the bar for 30 minutes before we sat down. The bartender was friendly and we ordered our drinks for the night. After we got seated us and we had a great time! The food was amazing.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner

d
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb food and a lovely atmosphere- casual but still elegant in a non flashy way. Service is impeccable.

JW
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Artan took great care of us.

RA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, well presented and the ingredients are fresh and of first quality. The attentif service makes you feel spoiled and special. I always recommend this place to any one who asks me if I know a good French restaurant.

j
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, server went missing halfway through the meal. Had to get the busboy to track him down

SC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The foie gras was great, both hot and cold. But the restaurant smelled of bad fish when we walked in. I assumed it was the scallops served at a nearby table and then we made the mistake of ordering the fish of the day -- sea bass. It was off and the tomato sauce was undercooked. Should have sent it back but didn't want to upset my dinner companions. Didn't eat it. Very disappointed. Still, it's a nice French restaurant.

S
Houston
86 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite go to place. The food is always top quality and the staff goes above and beyond!

WB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, attentive but not cloying service, mated to great food preparation.
Bubba

TT
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had out of town guests and wanted to show off Houston’s fine dining scene. Etoile never fails to impress! We ordered off the pre-fixed menu and it was amazing. The wine selection is also spectacular.

SS
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service are outstanding. If I were to suggest changes, they’d be 1) fresh flowers on the tables (the fake ones are tacky) and 2) removal of the TV which cheapens the ambience.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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p
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

La carte est en francais mais la cuisine ne l'est pas vraiment. Par exemple le coq au vin ne donne pas l'mpression d'avoir du frequenter le vin longtemps. Assez decevant dans l'ensemble. Les desserts que nous avons pris sont plutot moyens dans l'ensemble. Les plats de poissons étaient corrects, mais pas de quoi faire 10 kilometres non plus.
De loin pas le meilleur restau francais sur Houston.

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LN
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent foods and service. Requested seating was accommodated by staff with no hassle! This is one of our if not most favorite restaurant. Have been here many times and experiences always positive every single time.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Houston

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great. Wine was wonderful. A very good evening. Family was in town and a business acquaintance of my nephew’s recommended you....my nephew was pleased with your restaurant.

a
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed this restaurant. Very authentic. We will definitely dine there again.

w
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service...Overall Unbeatable!

EP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived for our reservation. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly and gave great advice about ordering. The food was excellent. It’s definitely worth the price...we loved everything we ordered.

C
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. We have never been disappointed at Etoile.

MB
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food... atmosphere.... noise level so much better than the new bars and restaurants!

SS
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was divine. Our waiter should be in charge of training all waiters. He was excellent.

m
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lunch with a friend. We take turns choosing and I had chosen the restaurant because I was dying for étoiles l’mussels and fries. Crummy luck because when I placed my order the server informed us that they didn’t have mussels I opted for salmon and subbed fries Fine but not what I had planned on obviously.

Also the restaurant was not crowded at all but we were seated at a table next to the door Not ideal. I’m sure we could have moved but we didn’t ask.

BF
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as usual. Love the food...always fresh and tasty.

c
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, intuitive service, delicious cuisine and an affordable nice restaurant option. I loved it.

FN
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful luncheon, good service, excellent food