Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.9
2249 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2249 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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davidh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French Bistro that I will frequent again but I will never review an open table restaurant again as they are making me type at least 50 words to submit so here it is. Open Table is a horrible website. I have had to create a new password every time I visit as this is the worst company in the world to deal with.

The restaurant was wonderful and highly reccommended

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kellyeb
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! Look forward to returning.

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PerryD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The sole was cooked perfectly - a little on the salty side, however. My guest had shrimp risotto which was fabulous. The starters - escargot and beef tartar - were excellent!

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vipBossyboots
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS I COME QUITE OFTEN, YOU REALLY NEEDX TO CHANGE THE MENU A BIT AND PUT ON SOME NEW ITEMS.....

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Sate
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fun to try new place to eat for French food. On the pricey side but should be tried at least once

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vipJimbo
Houston
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I tried dining here at least once every other month. I love the food and the server.

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vipLovevail
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I don't think I've had better food in France. Can't wait to go back!

TJ
vipThierryJ
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good French cuisine and reasonable price. Had a great tartare, one of my fav. well prepared. Will come back!

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rasheedindeed
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden Gem!!! One of my FAVORITE places in this entire city! Ask for Ronnie, as he will certainly take care of you!

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vipStevveR
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good food quiet & pleasant ambience.

KM
vipKayM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside fab

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vipROMom
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Outdoor dining and smoking is bad

And the waiter showed up to take out order and not again until
Dessert. And we had to track him down for that.
So the service was good except our waiter. The waiter for the table next to ours was Better
To us than our waiter.

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JefferyF
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter absolutely made our dining experience delightful. An experienced gentlemen who was simultaneously professional yet pleasant, warm and friendly. I had the red snapper special while my wife had the braised short ribs. Both were exquisite but if I had to choose again I'd have to go with the short ribs. They were perfection. The portions were adequate and the chef's use of rich, flavorful sauces made the experience uniquely French and wonderful. Wine selections were adequate spanning any number of price ranges and the list seemed fairly well curated. With appetizers, entrees, desserts and two bottles of wine, our bill w/tip was a shade over $300... well worth it and even a bargain in light of the quality of food and the experience.

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vipJoyce
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch outdoors. Excellent Brunch menu . Two couples .We each found something great on the menu .
Mot our first visit . will return often .

JP
vipJesseP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and drinks were all delicious. It will become one of our regular restaurants. Service was impeccable as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a date!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service. I think the filet is the best in town and the sole almandine is a favorite, too

LT
LoveThoseGoldens
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner in every way! First of all the ambiance of the restaurant is wonderful... quiet, romantic! The service was impeccable and always is. They have taken great care to uphold the Covid precautions with spacing and masks. We felt very safe. There was seating outside even though we had just experienced a deep freeze. The outdoor heaters worked perfectly and tables were full. We ate inside but I was happy to see the outside working well even in winter.

The food was outstanding. Sole, escargot, risotto, creme brûlée....all our favorites cooked to perfection. For several days after we continued to talk about how delicious the food was & how much we enjoyed the experience. Can’t wait to return soon.

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RachaelR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and atmosphere with friendly staff. one thing I will say is we mentioned on OpenTable it was a birthday celebration, but nothing from the restaurant to acknowledge so not sure point of the option

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. The menue was very diverse and well price.

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vipAMoncalieri
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

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Foodie19
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute little French restaurant! I won’t be choosing Steak 48 over this anymore, they have excellent food for a much better price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. There were no people around so we got great and speedy service!

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VeronicaF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my favorite restaurant in Houston hands down - the foie Gras, the lemon sole, escargots, apple tart- can’t go wrong!

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vipKathy
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've been enjoying Etoile to go for the past year since dining out became out of the question because of COVID19. Well, we finally decided to go and eat on their expanded patio since we got both of our vaccines. It was just as we remembered it, maybe better! Food is out of this world, service was good and the patio is perfect. It is our go to place to fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Phillipe is a genius in the kitchen! We love it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

With Family.!!

JA
vipJoeA
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor area but highly weather-dependent. Tables are well spaced. Service was very good. Food was extraordinary. The goat salad is highly recommended. This was our second weekend lunch visit in a couple of weeks. We will continue returning while the weather holds up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food. Eat here!

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Elena
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for a date or girl's night out or lunch

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vipRICHARDR
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice, but not outstanding.

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vipmoose
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was outstanding, as was our bar service before being seated at a table. Our waiter was not very engaged, and although our order was perfect, it was very obvious that our waiter was not interested in our table.

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CharlotteM
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food- excellent beef tartare. Onion soup was overly sweet. Kind of disappointed in the service... it took me almost 15 min to get a waiter’s attention after I arrived and another 10 to actually get a drink. Hope it was an off day because the food was great. Service was just spotty even though the restaurant wasn’t that busy and there were tons of staff

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SusanG
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service, atmosphere, and overall experience was amazing! The staff is attentive and friendly and the food is creative and delicious. This is the best French food I've had outside of France!

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vipFoodie
Houston
128 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best French restaurants in Houston.

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viptableclothmama
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love Etoile. We love the ambiance, food & service. However, during Covid times, would it be too much to ask the manager to have back up propane available for the patio heaters? The other (chilly) night, there were 8 heaters, but only 5 with propane. Brrrrr

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vipScottM
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a civilized lunch in the main dining room. Food and service were excellent as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Champaign ravioli, seared foie gras, bison ribeye. Perfect.

SB
vipSarahB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch, excellent service and highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Didier is a fantastic host. Great food too at a decent price.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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You can order delivery directly from Etoile Cuisine Et Bar using the Order Online button. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 668-5808.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 2249 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.