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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website for special events.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (64)
Special Occasion (60)
Romantic (49)
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Good for Anniversaries (49)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Authentic (34)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Great for Lunch (34)
Business Meals (32)
Notable Wine List (31)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Cozy (27)
Great for Brunch (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Casual (8)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have had dinner at Etoile 5-6 times. The menu is always good whether you prefer classic french or french with a twist. The presentation is beautiful, the ingredients are very fresh and perfectly cooked. The service is impeccable and waiters are very knowledge about the ingredients and preparation.
Do yourself a big favor and go to Etoile.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have eaten at Etoile many times. The food is always exceptional and the service stop notch in an atmosphere quiet enough to have a conversation. The mussels as well as the venison and John Dory specials were delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We came for the second time and it was so great. We love the atmosphere and it remind me so much of my country. The Carte is really all the good food you may miss from France. All the food was great quality as well as the service. Only the bread didnt tast like home but that's fine for me.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We used to love this place, but it’s been going downhill for a while, and after last night we will not be returning. I usually don’t complain about service, I don’t really care if waiters are knowledgeable, “snooty “, friendly, or whatever. As long as they bring me my food, I’m good. Well... Last night was an exception even by my easy standard. The waiter took our wine order, then disappeared for 30 minutes while we sat there waiting, and waiting, and... By the time the wine came, we were afraid to let him leave again without taking our dinner order. When we wanted more wine, we couldn’t find him again, so that instead of the four of us ordering our usual 3 bottles of wine, we only got to order one. I guess he saved us money... ugh. Combine that with my very mediocre risotto, and you get customers who will not be coming back. Goodbye, Etoile.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent, friendly serves and great food. A very comfortable environment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My favorite French restaurant in Houston. My husband and I are both French and we tried all the French restaurants in the city (when we are home sick!) and this is by far the best one! The food is always delicious and the service excellent! Would eat there everyday if I could!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My boyfriend and I went here last Saturday for his 30th birthday and our anniversary. The service here is incredible. Everyone works together very efficiently. No one was loud or under attentive. We were too full for dessert, but since I had let them know it was a special occasion, the chef and owner brought out a sweet treat for us himself. The food here is fantastic, very flavorful. I definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The mushroom ravioli are a must.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Best restaurant in Houston

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch as always! One of our favorite neighborhood spots. Especially nice on the patio on this beautiful day!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and wine were incredible. The beef short rib was easily one of the best things I’ve had while in Houston.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Nice selection of main dishes and appetizers. Well prepared and seasoned food. The desserts are amazing. Really enjoyed the meal. Only issue was the noise- when full, the restaurant can be quite loud.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great lunch, fresh fast and delicious! Love this place!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

It's one of my neighborhood favorites! The food and service are always right on point! Nice lunch with friends and in such a warm and quaint atmosphere ~ where we can actually carry on a conversation! The service and staff are all so friendly and pleasant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was good, not the best for it's price though. Menu is a little bit overwhelming and would like to see better descriptions on ALL their items. There was a section of their menu where they didn't have descriptions. The names of these dishes were of nothing I have heard. Otherwise, everyone was friendly and the environment was nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food, professional service. Highly recommended for french cuisine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was very good - the deserts exceptional. We thought the service was excellent - attentive but not intrusive. All in all an great Sunday brunch experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

One of my all-time favorite restaurants in Houston! Chef Philippe's cuisine, the quintessential European styled service, and the exquisite (but still nice casual) ambiance there are superb!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The ribeye was thinner than average, which was great. The seared fatty edges were perfect!
The service was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food is fantastic and had special charity menu , great value.
The young hostess’s were more interested in chatting together than greeting customers.
Felt rushed, with food coming like a conveyor belt!
Tables in the front section too close together. Chose back room for more room!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Went here to celebrate our engagement. Everything was absolutely perfect. The staff was incredible, the food was amazing, we have zero complaints about this place. We look forward to returning many times!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

From start to finish our experience was outstanding. The food was great! Our party had the Salade de Chèvre Chaud, Raviolis aux Champignons, the Sea Bass Special and the Magee de Canard a l'Orange. Our waiter split these dishes equally so all of us could get a taste of everything. I can't wait to return!

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We enjoyed an excellent dinner. The Houston Restaurant Week special was a terrific deal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I enjoyed again my lunch at Etoile. Good lunch and good service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful food and service. It's our place to go when we want the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a fantastic meal and excellent service. This was our 5th visit to Etoile and we have always walked away amazed at the quality of food and service. Lovely experience!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Organic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fantastic food and experience. Our first time there, and we'll be back. Had the filet de sole meunière and spouse had the filer de boeuf au poivre. Fish was really special. Dessert was ile flottante a la pistache, and pot de chocolat. Beautifully presented also. We were in the back room, the quietest place there, which highly recommend.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Waiter was pretty grouchy, which took away from experience but food was pretty good.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We came during restaurant week. Fantastic sole meunière, and to top it off a pistachio flavored îles flottantes! All for $20...what a deal. I’m glad I went and will now eat there more often...

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My daughter and I went for Houston Restaurant Weeks and had a wonderful experience. The goat cheese salad was delicious, as was my daughter's escargot appetizer. Entrees were excellent and the desserts perfect. I was particularly impressed by the service. The waiter's timing and attentiveness level were spot on - we weren't rushed but didn't wait too long. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 19, 2017

excellent spot for creative French cuisine and amazing cocktails!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I like this restaurant. I think I'll come here again.😊

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My experience was fantastic. We sat in the back room, which was a bit quieter than the main room. Service was great, and the food was exceptional. Will definitely be back again.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is our favorite go to restaurant. The French menu has all the classics. Fills up quickly so make a reservation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent as always. Appreciated continued Restaurant Weeks Menu.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We visited this restaurant for the 1st time as part of the taste of Houston event. What a treat! Meal was fabulous. Desserts magnificent. Definitely worth the trip. We will be visiting again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Very good cuisine, and weather allowed outside dinning which was fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent food !

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We had a small 2-top table by the front window - very nice position (as recommended by my friend). I had requested that table, if available, when I made the online reservation. I also let the restaurant know that we were celebrating our 35th anniversary. The space has a French bistro feel. The tables & banquets are closely spaced, making for "intimate" dining with your table neighbors. But that went OK. We each had a "Perfect Rob Roy" cocktail. Very tasty & very boozy! We ordered from the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu: a 3 course meal, with options for each course. My spouse chose: foie gras with raspberry compote (a thick slice of poached foie gras, with a sweet/sour raspberry condiment), sole meunière (seared sole filet, with lemon butter caper sauce, & roasted small purple potatoes), & ile flottant with pistachio crème anglaise (an island of soft sweet poached meringue floating on a pool of bright green pistachio cream). I chose: escargot Bourgogne (snails in butter garlic & parsley), sole meuniere, & tart citron (shortbread cookie, lemon curd, whipped cream, & a spoon of raspberry sorbet on the side). We shared a bottle of Vouvray with the meal, & each had a decaf espresso after dinner. We enjoyed the meal at Etoile very much. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Delicious food, exceptional service. Best Restaurant Week member I've ever seen.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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