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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Who knows romance more than the French? Oui, oui! Join us for a special 3-course prix fixe menu on Wednesday, February 14th. Amour will be everywhere at Etoile.

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

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Special Occasion (41)
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Romantic (39)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Authentic (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Business Meals (27)
Great for Lunch (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Cozy (26)
Notable Wine List (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Healthy (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Fun (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous restaurant

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 10, 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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·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 5, 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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 (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 January 1, 2018

Excellent, and will continue to go back!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 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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·Dined on December 30, 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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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Etoile did not disappoint me again. We started with the onion soup, foie gras and mushrooms ravioli. As an entree we had the special John Dory fish with Garbanzo beans, sole and magret de canard. The food was outstanding and the service exclusive. No wonder why this place is the favorite of the French contingency in Houston.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The seating situation sucked ... the table was in a heavy foot traffic area and it was very drafty because it was near he front door. The hostess was polite but not friendly.

I would not return unless I got a seat in the wine room.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic as usual, Etoile is a favorite spot for a special meal. Two of us had the charity dinner, four courses of sublime food (lobster salad, fish, duck or steak, divine dessert of either lemon or chocolate). Portions are suitably sized so that one can taste each course and enjoy it. Service is of a professional standard, rare these days--prompt, courteous but not overbearing. What a delight and a great treasure for Houston.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We all had the "Charity Dinner" which was fabulous! We all had a great time celebrating my birthday. The wait staff was very attentive without being obtrusive. Lovely evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome experience every time! Owner/Chef Philippe has the magic formula with every dish. And has a comprehensive wine list favoring French wines. Ambiance is cozy and inviting. Service is excellent. Delicious!!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything was wonderful. We were in the back wine room. Quiet and perfect. All the food was outstanding.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went for Sunday Brunch, with three adults and three children, ages 7-11. The service was great and the staff was very accommodating. The food was presented timely and was really, really good and everyone enjoyed themselves.

I would give it 5 stars!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent as always

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was great and the service was excellent. My only issue is they need more space. The tables for 2 people are close together. Otherwise it was a lovely experience- great wine and port.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was absolutely excellent. Menu varied and interesting. Service was slow especially as more arrived. While I like the setup-I do not like to have my table 6 inches from the one next to me. That tends to limit conversation more than I am comfortable with when conversation is to be part of the occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food and wine! I will be back for sure!

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food and great service

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food!! Love the pate, escargot, sole. Wonderful French cuisine!!! Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food came out way too late

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

First visit - pleasantly surprised! All other good reviews are earned - we will return!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent! I love the mussels 😀I enjoyed a wonderful lunch with a friend and it was the perfect spot for this occasion.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I took my husband to Etoile Cuisine Et Bar for his birthday and sat across the table from him as he took the first bite of his meal. His eyes rolled up in his head as he said "Oh my God!" The food was THAT good! The cuisine is French and exquisitely prepared -- every plate is a work of art. Some might consider the service slow, but I think it is a cultural thing. The French do not rush through meals. I thought the prices were moderate considering how wonderful it is. The atmosphere was comfortable and romantic and none of our fellow diners were loud or inconsiderate. Our waiter was knowledgeable, polite and helpful. I would definitely recommend having a meal here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Best hidden gem....small & cozy!!! Our waiter was fabulous. Best experience I have had in a long time. The food was amazing. I can not mention one thing that bothered us. We are considering it to bring in the new year. I can't wait to go back.....love love love

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Celebrating my friend’s birthday at Etoile was a joy for both of us! The food and service were just great! We will most certainly return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I'm ecstatic that you've brought back the pistachio millefeuille! It's my favorite dessert in Houston. Merci!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Not my first visit, and certainly not my last -- still find it an excellent place to dine, anytime, and for any reason.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We got the mushroom raviolis and salmon and it was all superb!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Once again a memorable dining experience in which we spoke with a Swiss client who told us the chef's sourcing of special ingredients, les moules, from Washington state.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice dining room. Not overly large or loud. We we welcomed in then quickly seated. Waiter was great and helped us with our French.
Very nice dinner. The wine prices are a bit high.
Loved the meal and desert. Sounds odd but my favorite was the bread. I love bread! The waiter even packed four to take away.
Would love to return.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Amazing experience. Great ambiance! The owner Monica was so sweet and took the time to help us pick out the perfect wine. We will definitely be back for date night..thank you for a wonderful dinner!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The staff did a great job of making our anniversary a special evening. Thank you!

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