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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Etoile will be offering a 3-course prix fixe menu for dinner service, regular menu will be available for lunch service. Credit card to secure dinner reservations.

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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Romantic (47)
Special Occasion (47)
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Good for Anniversaries (44)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Authentic (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Great for Lunch (31)
Cozy (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Business Meals (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Bar Seating (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Casual (8)
People Watching (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Food came out way too late

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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wish they were right here in Austin!
Etoile never disappoints! Quality food with quality ingredients! Authentic yet creative! Every time we need to drive to Houston from Austin, we plan our arrival just in time to be at Etoile for lunch. We only encountered Etoile less than 2 years ago, but it has been our favorite place to eat whenever we are in Houston. We are afraid to try other French restaurant when we found Etoile to be excellent every time we dined there. We feel we don't need to do any more search for fine, authentic and creative French food!
Everything we tried were excellent! Escargot, mushroom ravioli, beef tartare, duck confit, apple tart and creme brulee were all all feast of the senses! We tend to keep ordering the same things, as we were craving for those everytime, but we certainly will try other dishes on our next visit!

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great restaurant. Only complaint is that the bathroom is gross.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I received a phone call from a woman that morning to confirm that I was coming at 12:30. Then I retrieved a voicemail from a man stating that they were not serving lunch (about an hour before I was supposed to dine there with no explanation). I had to hurriedly find another place for lunch and contact my friend. I would have rated all of the above as Not Applicable, but this was not an option offered to me.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always a treat. Food is awesome and service is always on point. Our favorite French restaurant in the area.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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