Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.9
2292 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2292 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EricS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife to Etoile for our 20th anniversary. Great restaurant, amazing French cuisine with kind & thoughtful staff. We will definitely be back!

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LizB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good, beautiful ambience, but very small portions.

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vipMesal
Houston
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, average service, seating as reserved.

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vipScottM
Houston
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience sitting outside on the patio.

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vipCynthia
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch was lovely.

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vipTerry
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lucked out with great weather on Easter Sunday. All four of us ordered different items on the special menu and all of them were great- as usual! Beautiful presentation and fabulous food.

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BrodyK
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so authentically French. We went for lunch and ordered the escargot (a must), the duck confit (magnificent), the pates aux fruits de mer, the tarte fine aux pommes, and the crème brulee. As well some of the best espresso I've had in Houston. Far beyond my expectations. Come here if you want to practice your French with the excellent waiters and feel as if your in the middle of Paris, but in the least kichy way possible. So posh. So French.

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HoneyBee
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good. Service polite and helpful.

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PabloR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Los meseros tenían prisa por que nos fuéramos era notorio y molesto

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mariaA
London
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent! great food! great place!
the sole is really good!

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vipKaylaC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Celebrating a birthday

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RamintaR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We had a reservation at 830pm and we had to wait around 17 minutes to be seated. We were there at 830 and some people were still sitting at our table. Wasn’t very pleasant.

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vipbabybear
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love E’toile! The food is simply incredible!
I adore ALL of the French foods here!
The atmosphere is elegant and simplistic.
Their wine selection is outstanding.
The service is impeccable! My tall, grey haired French waiter went above and beyond, more than any other restaurant in Houston.
I want to be a “regular” here! Bravo!

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Sensia
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute fabulous!!! First time there, superb ambiance, cuisine, and service! Salmon tartare was fresh and yummy; Coq Au Vin and Beef Bourguignon came out on cute cast iron platters, the food was steaming hot (love it!), very tender beef/chicken, and robust with flavor! For dessert we had a pumpkin roll pastry which was sooo good we wanted to lick the plates! Overall we gave it a 10++ on a scale 0-10, which we rarely give any restaurants. We're excited to return soon to taste the other delicatessens! Great for foodies!

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ChristieP
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic service, nice ambiance, delicious food.

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vipmoose
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

food was very good, but our waiter was VERY rushed and although our orders were perfect, I had the feeling that I was at a drive-though restaurant. My opinion was that he had too many tables, and was trying to accommodate them all in a short period of time.

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vipGrCru
Houston
119 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was, as usual, fabulous! As more people have returned to this wonderful restaurant, we actually had slow service, and we are one's that take our time to dine. We had a lovely evening on the patio, with a waiter who usually is fabulous. He just had too many tables to handle, and his gracious personality kept him too long at each table. Hopefully, better staffed next time, as this wouldn't keep me away. The food is always special, and the atmosphere enjoyable.

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vipSusieQ82
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dearest girlfriend here for her birthday. This is a simply elegant dining experience from the welcome at the door to being seated, pouring of wine, and presenting delicious dishes. We started with mussels and crab cakes. I highly recommend them. My friend had a petite filet, and I had the Sole Almandine. The sole was the best fish dish I have had. We enjoyed dessert and fine wines. I highly recommend this special place.

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vipTerry
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved sitting outside!

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DavidG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and nice people. Our favorite French in Houston!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! We made Reservations for my birthday, there was a little confusion about their hours(they had not been updated on the website we used) so we ended up waiting longer than expected. The wait was well worth it. Every dish was packed with flavor and looked just as beautiful. We had difficulties using a gift card but overall experience was amazing. Highly recommended for any occasion.

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vipSusanC
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and had a lovely time. Service is gracious and food is excellent. One of my favorite places to go, and I don't go out that often to eat because I love to cook!

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SamzBear
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always excellent food excellent service

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David
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Came here to celebrate my mother’s birthday. Food was excellent. One plate was incorrect when they brought it out but this was promptly corrected. We had a table outside and road noise from 610 is very noticeable. Service was fair. We were sat beside what I presume a VIP table who had multiple visits from the manager and one by the chef and had very close attention from our server. Our table was not as attended and service was slightly slow.

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vipJoeA
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable outdoor patio. The cuisine is phenomenal. Service was pleasant and we were never rushed, though we arrived near the end of the lunch shift. The mushroom soup was very tasty, as was the bouillabaisse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food outdoors! Friendly service.

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AngelaY
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and services are both very good. Will definitely return to try other items on the menu.

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vipJeanieS
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Food was spectacular and service was amazing. Everything was clean, staff were masked up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

50th birthday

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vipHard2Please
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife's birthday and could not have been more pleased. I had the special four course fixed price offering of which every course was delicious. My wife had the sole almondine, which was even more exquisite. The service was perfect - attentive but not obtrusive. There was a nice energy in the restaurant, which was full, but it was not so loud as to affect quiet conversation.

On top of it all, the prices were surprisingly reasonable. We could not have had a more enjoyable experience.

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sweetpea
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for me to dine, my friends had been there before. Lovely evening, food was delicious and service was great. Overall it was a wonderful evening. Will plan on returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing French food and services.

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vipPamE
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio
Service is outstanding
Food is delicious

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vipFoodieFriend
Houston
141 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so wonderful! Our favorite table, my special dish Chef makes for me! Everything was just perfect!

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JanC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was unclear how to review the noise level so I pressed the smallest one meaning it was low. But if you press the high one, does that mean the noise level was good? it's not clear. everything else was wonderful, as always including the noise level.

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vipDarylL
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to dine. Excellent food in a very pleasant atmosphere.

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vipBarbara
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful and the ambience very nice.

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philippeB
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual excellent.
The set menu is great value. Waiters are friendly.

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viphoudinner
Houston
91 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Etoile always delivers high quality food--at this visit it was stunning. The Charity Dinner--4 courses of beautifully prepared, presented and delicious food was outstanding. Our wines were superb. Service was polished, though not quite up to the usual Etoile standard of promptness; it appeared that they were short staffed on our visit. Still, it did not diminish a fantastic meal.

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vipCwlea
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

FAQs

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 668-5808.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 2292 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.