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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.

1101 Uptown Park Blvd
Suite 11
Houston, TX 77056
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Sunday: 5pm-9pm
Friday and Saturday: 5 pm - 10:30 pm

Cross Street:
Post Oak Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(832) 668-5808

Website:
http://www.etoilecuisine.com/

Catering:
Coming soon...

Parking Details:
Valet service available right in front of the fountain to the left of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Philippe Verpiand

Additional:
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:
Please visit our website for special events.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Special Occasion (32)
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Romantic (30)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Authentic (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Cozy (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Brunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Casual (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined a day ago

Love love this place....second time to go! Can't wait to go back. Everything is amazing!!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Food, Service and Ambiance always great

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

I have never been disappointed with Etoile! Excellent French food. Excellent and attentive service. Love it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent, although men appetite would require bigger portions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. Etoile NEVER Disappoints!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is our favorite French Restaurant in Houston. You like to see the same faces of the friendly and knowledgeable staff, shows that it’s a place where people enjoy working . Consistently good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and service...the only negative is it was a cold evening and we were seated near the door and every time it opened we got a bit of a chill. Aside from that it was an excellent experience. The place was completely packed!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My girlfriends and I love to meet here for lunch, it's quiet and cozy and we can actually have a conversation over wonderful food!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The John Dory special was excellent. Always loved their rolls.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food, as always :-)

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent!!!!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service, nice wine selection albeit a bit pricey. Have been there before and will go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoy it, the waiter was very nice. our car ready outside. was raining they provide us with an umbrella in the way in and out. great experience.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was wonderful.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved the food and the staff!! A bit tight seating but overall awesome total experience!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always a great choice. Great food, friendly staff, and very consistent. Love the patio

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, always dependable

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

By far one of my favorite destinations! Business lunches and romantic dinners alike, you cannot go wrong here!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The waiter was a snob! He rolled his eyes when I asked questions about the menu. We were seated in a back room with no ambience. There are lots of great places to eat in Houston with nice staff. I will not be back.

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food3
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Relatively quiet restaurant which is good for conversation. Good service and
good food. We will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best French food in Houston, hands down. We will be back for sure

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

By far, one of the top restaurants in Houston....better than Tony’s!!!!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Fabulous restaurant

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My friend and I really like this restaurant. Food was awesome and the service was excellent. Absolutely be back

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful meal and service! Had the Pear cocktail...loved it! Fois Gras and catch of the day (striped bass) were excellent.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 9, 2018

When it comes to French food Etoile is outstanding. Perfect execution and presentation. The waitstaff is outstanding. Attentive but not over bearing. If you want the perfect evening this is the place!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Buttersquash soup and the goat cheese/roast beet salad were great. Coffee is always served hot. They even warm up the milk so it doesn't take down the temp for your coffee!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was inattentive and rude. Food was drowning in butter, literally. And I love butter but this was gag-worthy. Even the bolognese and fish. Not going back!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Lovely restaurant, quiet for conversation, excellent food - especially the sole. Special birthday dessert with candle. Great service. Everything was right.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent, and will continue to go back!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time for my friends. They were -- as expected -- blown away. The food was wonderful, the wine spectacular. They want to go back. It has been one of my favorites for years. Glad to share it with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always delicious!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nourriture degeulasse dessert brulé pour des prix exorbitants

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love this place. The foie gras is superb. Their own brand of champagne is excellent too. We all had a great year-end lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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