Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.8
2724 Reviews
$30 and under
French
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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jeannem
Houston
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and environment!! Will return again snd again!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best French in Houston

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vipDebbieE
Houston
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another superb meal and introduced an associate to the restaurant. Excellent service as always making Etoile a favorite.

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vipMichaelN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antoine and Etoile Cuisine & Bar is a credit to our city.

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BrendaT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A couple of the 2-persons tables are too close together for a couple of reasons. 1) we are still having a pandemic, and 2) who wants to hear the other tables' conversations.

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vipGulliver
Houston
168 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tried the charity menu (with donations to a different charity each month) and we’re really happy we did. Got to try different items than what we normally order. Hubby and I chose different menu items, but shared the dishes, so we got to try every item in the charity menu. All wonderfully executed and very tasty. Service was a little off, most likely due to COVID-related staff shortage - sign of the times. Hope we’ll be rid of the worst of THE PANDEMIC in 2022!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience like always .

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vipJenniferH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic French food in a cozy setting with impeccable service. Check out the charity prix fixe dinners they do monthly for a taste of their best that also benefits a local charity!

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vipFoodie
Houston
138 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service. One of the best in the city.

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vipSpyros
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French dining in Houston. A top 10 meal of all time. Have to go back since there are so many more things we want to try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Love the food here, but the service is lacking each time we come back. It feels as if we are doing the waiter a favor by being there.
The server assistants were the most attentive and present. Celebrated an early birthday, but was never acknowledged.

In terms of food, you can never go wrong with the duck or seared foie. The bread is always hot, and the food comes fast.

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vipMolly
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etoile never disappoints. The mussels are delish. The bread is hot and served with good butter. The salads are awesome too. The French fries could be better but... overall wonderful food and service.

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IanA
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently superb dining from beginning to end. The off menu items are always very good as well. The service is top rate - as all of the wait staff team is attentive, prompt but also very discrete and unobtrusive. The wine list is strong and the recommendations from the staff have been consistently perfect.
Chef owned and driven so the menu is refreshed with new items as well as classic French standards.

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philippeB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual perfect. The food is excellent our waiter Dede great.

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shirleyl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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vipUnhappy
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thank you for a lovely dining experience!

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ST38
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Pros: The reservation was easy and I received a call for verification. The seating outside was fairly quiet. A heater was available which made the setting comfortable for a long dinner. I had scallops which were tender and perfectly cooked.

Cons:
1. We were seated next to a smoker which was somewhat distracting and unexpected. This may go along with being outside, but is not a common occurrence for me.

2. We had to work to get the waiters attention. There were five tables he appeared to be working, so that could be the reason.

3. The waiter made a comment that I "didn't look like" a person that would order one of the specials and stopped describing it mid sentence. I'm not sure why he chose to make that statement, but because it indicates some type of prejudgement I'm not sure I feel comfortable visiting this establishment again.

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DanielaC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Etoile is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston.

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vipNikki
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing NYE dinner experience. Food was a pre-fixe menu and everything was wonderful. Ambiance was lovely and energetic. Service was excellent. It was only our second time going but each time we've had an amazing experience. Can't wait to come back!

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vipHighpockets
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding for New Years, thanks to the chef Phillips and our waiter DeeDee.

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Junkyard
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

great place for outdoor dining. only complaint is that while the server did have a mask on, he wore it improperly and did not have nose covered.

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claraj
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good but I think it is a little overpriced. The service was excellent. One thing I was not confortable with is the proximity of the tables, they are too close. Overall it was a good experience.

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vipMediaMonk
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable French cuisine. You'd have to travel to Paris to find finer.

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vipmickey1976
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. This is a new favorite place for us to dine in Houston. We drove a couple of hours to eat here. We’ve been twice now and both times had great experiences. One of the unique offerings at this place is absinthe. The presentation of preparing it at the table is special. Our server, Didier was wonderful. He made suggestions and was lots of fun. We can’t wait to return.

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Jannie
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met with good friends and had a wonderful time. The waiter was great even though he seemed to be waiting on all the tables in our room. We had the crab cake special and the warm foie gras. They were so good we ordered another of each! Next time we go we're planning on getting 4 foie gras' so we don't have to share. All of our entrees were fabulous...2 orders of duck, salmon and the special snapper dish. Even though we had all that food, we had to have dessert...the pastilla au chocolate noir. Yummy!

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Fantastic
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. It was a busy day, the day after Christmas, and we were the last seating for the evening. Our tablecloth was oil stained and, without a word, upon our request, they removed it and replaced it quickly. We started with a cocktail. The lavender whiskey was perfect. The mushroom ravioli is a must try. Each plate was expertly prepared and was a treat for the eyes. The tartar was on point, the sole melts in your mouth, everything was delicious. Service was beyond excellent. Our new favorite French cuisine restaurant in Houston.

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JMS1
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our evening at Etoile. Very special. Thank you!

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rasheedindeed
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Ronal (Ronnie) is absolutely the best! Food is on point and the atmosphere is pleasant.

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vipMikeM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve Dinner

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LauraF
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food!! Would have preferred a table not so close to others but next time know what to ask for!

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christinec
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to place for any celebration we have birthday and anniversary!! It is delicious, classy and just perfect food always. I have never been disappointed.

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vipdm2021
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat

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SherreyR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom ravioli is fantastic. My friend and I split a large order and I wish I would have just gotten my own - they’re that good!!!

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Courtney
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Really cute and intimate restaurant. Great for date night but be aware many of the 2-person tables are along the wall with about 6 inches between each party. So you can hear every word of the people next to you. It is a little distracting. Food was ok, not the best French food in Houston. The duck and beef were both on the tough side y fortunately. Appetizers and drinks were wonderful. Service was pretty bad unfortunately. I assume they are understaffed as servers were racing around and didn’t spend too much time at any of the tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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KimN
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. We will come back soon.

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PeterS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sole was excellent and nice and light. Food gras was spectacular as usual

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DarceyJ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. I just don’t like sitting close to strangers but other than that …. Perfect

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vipKellyF
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, unique options and excellent service. Will come back soon! Amazing fish dishes

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Great food and you’ve got that feeling that you’re somewhere cool. Not your typical “latest fad” restaurant. They know how to create France.

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You can order delivery directly from Etoile Cuisine Et Bar using the Order Online button. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 668-5808.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2724 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.