Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

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$30 and under
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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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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server is great & food is excellent!

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vipDavidL
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice as always. Did a great job of expanding the outside seating.

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BethL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time to eat at Etoile and it was simply perfect! Everything was so delicious and I would highly recommend the mushroom raviloli.

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vipLuncher
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely French restaurant with attentive service. Will be back.

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vipTammyH
Houston
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, cuisine and service are impeccable, as always. They have expanded to include patio service; and since the patio is on the east side of the building, very comfortable after 4pm. Highly recommend for a great meal any day of the week.

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BPatriciaT
Houston
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to get out safely and dine on their patio!

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vipMikeK
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!

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KayG
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fois gras torchon is amazing. We also had the Brie with truffles and beef tartar, which were just as fantastic! Will be coming back again.

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vipjf16
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service remains exceptional. The duck was outstanding - it just melted in my mouth and was accompanied with a wonderful squash base.

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vipMaddog
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Houston is fortunate to have many great restaurants but Etoile is one of the best. A beet salad with gold and red beets topped with goat cheese was a beautiful start.The sole topped with sugar snap peas and cauliflower was too fantastic too describe. Nobody does that dish any better. Their wine program both by the glass and bottle is excellent. The white Bordeaux and chateauneuf du pape , both by the glass, were perfect compliments to the salad and sole. We look forward to our next trip to this great restaurant.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We LOVED the food! Our waiter was VERY nice but he took a very long time to check on us throughout the meal and when we needed to get our check. But other than that it lived up to the expectations. It was our anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place! We ordered food we wouldn't normally order, like on Top Chef! It was so cool. We will definitely be back!

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TuanT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Highly recommended.

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KayG
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - we loved the fois gras torchon - the best I have ever eaten!

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vipMaria
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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vipMicheleA
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous birthday lunch out on the patio. As always the food was perfect. The service, excellent!

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NAM47
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times. It is always authentic & always excellent. I believe E'toile is worthy of a Michelin star

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vipStevveR
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In line with why I return. Great quality, preparation, service & ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Not a date restaurant. Too much noise. Fair service but excellent food and decent prices.

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claire
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Great service. And a great value. Love this restaurant so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, we got everything we asked for and the food was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that loves French cuisine!

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Bjoern
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were 4 people having reserved a table outside on the patio. Tables well spaced for COVID, all servers with mask, no guests with masks after sitting down. A slight breeze and temperature in the low 70s made it pleasant. The food wonderful, as usual. Escargot, duck, sole, filet aux beuf - all perfect. Wonderful service.

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MeBT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine here regularly because I know it will be excellent

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vipMadameSquare
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Étoile never disappoints! I went for a Saturday nrunch, typically an 'off' shift in the restaurant biz, yet everything was characteristically on point; Didier's spot-on service (personable and charmant without ever being obtrusive, chef Philippe's expertise applied to the freshest ingredients available (the mussels and petites légumes were SO flavorful)... I always have a perfect dining experience at Étoile, but à mon avis (in my opinion), the true quality and consistency of a restaurant is even more remarkable on a Saturday midday than during their higher-profile 'money shift'. Bravo, Étoile, vous êtes et vous avez toujours été le vrai deal. :-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck is amazing!!!

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2good2betrue
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and service was great. The food was excellent!
Overall we had an enjoyable time and look forward to go back again

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LYNETTEW
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Etoile to enjoy their Restaurants Weeks menu. It was fabulous and I look forward to seeing what they have next year.

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vipConrad
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine and service in a pleasant, classic setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal celebrating a friend’s birthday. Service was incredible and food delicious. Highly recommend Etoile and we will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating French food and I enjoyed it

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ThomasL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great shirt ribs, magnet de canard, and filet. Bisque de Homard was also very good. Excellent deserts and very good wine by the glass. Service was excellent as well.

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vipCharlesB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, wish it was more COvid friendly, tables were not even 6 feet apart.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it so mI ch went back the following week!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was so engaging. All the staff who stopped at our table were nice and helpful. The food was great as well.

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vipCharleyd
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious. I had the filet of sole. My daughter had the lobster salad. The cream vanilla custard was heavenly.
The service began well. We were the first diners on the patio. Others came in and were served before us. 3 tables received bread and butter. We were still waiting.
In addition to my dine in order, I had an order to go which I ordered first. We waited over 20 minutes after we finished brunch for the check. The check finally comes, after I witnessed several tables receiving their checks. No to go order. I told the waiter, just forget it. He said it would only be 2 minutes. After another 15 minutes my to go order arrives.
Again, the food was great but the service was terrible and possibly discriminatory.

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Nicole
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly a very delicious experience. We tried the HRW Menu, and highly recommend the filet with foie gras on top. Our server, though I don't recall his name, was amazing. Every staff remained professional, and safe.

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vipHeatherN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious! lovely patio, drinks - everything was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner
Loved the cake with birthday words

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect service! The meal was wonderful. We came for the prix fixe menu during Houston Restaurant Weeks for lunch. Unbelievable Coq au Vin. Uber rich and absolutely perfect. My friend had the lobster bisque and wanted to lick the bowl.

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OBWan
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Did a great job on social distancing, we felt very comfortable. Very nice evening out and the food was wonderful.

FAQs

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 668-5808.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2128 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.