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About Etoile Cuisine Et Bar
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.
Houston, TX 77056
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm
Monday - Thursday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday and Saturday: 5 pm - 10:30 pm
Post Oak Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet service available right in front of the fountain to the left of the restaurant.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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Etoile Cuisine Et Bar Ratings and Reviews
Etoile is a gem of French refinement that has mastered the art of smooth service, delicious (but not overwhelming) cuisine and charming atmosphere. We lived in Paris for a brief period in the mid 1980's and Etoile is an updated version of our favorite spots there. The 4-course menu is a great value--and offers the best of the night's dishes as opposed to the least expensive options. Service was flawless despite dining on Valentine's Day eve. Great wine options by the glass too.
Etoile is a keeper.
I tagged "Comfort Food" and "Authentic" because the bulk of the menu is classic French/Continental cuisine, which I consider "Comfort Food." I could have stopped with the appetizers because they all were so appealing. In addition to the food, the wine list was a great companion to the menu. Wines were a good selection of French reds and wines ( including one of my favorite whites--Meursault--as well as good selection of California ones. I prefer classic dishes rather than experimental ones, so Etoile is a must repeat on my list.
Totally one of.the best French bar in HOUSTON! By some miaunderstand i got the sole at first, the server help me to change to the coq au vin, which i aimed to. It taste faublous! JUICY and chewy! Foris gra is also fantastic! Will come again if i visit TEXAS next time
My husband and I were getting cabin fever (from the Arctic ice blast that hit Houston) and wanted a nice, quiet, cozy dinner close by. We dined on the early side (6:30), and when we arrived, there were very few tables occupied. We asked to be seated at one of the (many) available banquette seats along the back wall of the restaurant. Strangely and unfortunately, although there were probably eight or nine empty tables along the wall, we were seated RIGHT next to another couple. Our tables were probably four inches from each other. Strange.
That aside, the meal was very lovely. We ordered the burrata cheese and tomatoes salad, which was fresh and creatively prepared, the mushroom ravioli, which was DELICIOUS, and split the Steak Au Poivre, which was a good splitter. And the dessert? We couldn't decide between the apple tart and the cream puffs, so we got both. Both were AMAZING.
All in all, a very delightful experience.
We had the prix fixe menu of 4 courses. All were well prepared and served. The wine list offered many options to complement the meal. The menu offers a choice of French classics and updated local interpretations. All plates include interesting sides that mesh well with the main course. The servers are knowledgeable and helpful with selections.
The restaurant was lovely, the server terrific, cocktails great, & the wine list excellent. Unfortunately the food was a bit inconsistent. Some items, like the Creme Brûlée, were superb - the best we've had in Houston. But other items, like the lobster bisque, were average at best. I will go back, and I will recommend this place to anyone looking for French cuisine, but will be sure to note that the quality really depends on what you order.
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