Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.9
2338 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2338 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viptoctracy
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit was wonderful! We will definitely return! Food, service, ambience and overall experience was stylish & sophisticated!

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AmyV
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom here for an early Mother’s Day lunch! It was so fabulous!! We started with the mushroom ravioli and the escargot. We shared the fillet and the sole. We asked them to swap out the potatoes for mashed potatoes which was delicious. Crème brûlée for dessert. We can’t wait to go back!! It was really memorable - from the food, the service, the atmosphere everything.

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vipMidnightforever
Austin
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Loved the charity menu....with the ability to eat well and do well at the same time!

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vipnoodge
Houston
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Great manager! Service was fair! Very good food❗️

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KimberlyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious, great value, loved the ambience - we’ll be back!

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LeticiaV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was perfect, the food outstanding, the best was the mushrooms ravioli and the duck!!

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vipPipo
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

table close to the bathroom doors..................

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JoshuaS
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and food were class. No complaints. Beef tartare was incredible!

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philippeB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Great. The food is always good Philippe never disappoints

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vipChristofS
Frankfurt Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excelente Brasserie style food, with excellent service, and a nice place

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vipbdug
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck was wonderful. Fries are the best in the city.

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Kami
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicioso 😋 me encanto! Lo voy a recomendar . Felicidades

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HeidiA
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the shrimp paella was superb.
always a favorite go to for a business lunch or happy hour.

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qksand
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed with our friends from Dallas. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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DamonB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were celebrating our anniversary here! The service was very good and the food was delicious!

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vipECHTX
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service here are terrific. The host left something to be desired though. At first we were led into a tiny back room that had a table for two -- and an animated party of 8 or 10. What was he thinking? We elected to eat at the bar which was delightful.

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LathoniaO
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time but will not be my last! Outstanding food, cocktails. A friend and I both had the sole while our other friend selected the shrimp risotto-all EXCELLENT! Service was also exceptional. Highly recommend.

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Marsupial812
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner!

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RobertW
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We took first time visitors to Houston to Etoile on Saturday night, and enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent as usual and the service was prompt and polite. The only hiccup was that I was distracted and didn't notice that we were served a wine other than the one that we ordered. The wine was very good nevertheless, and we all enjoyed the meal greatly.

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vipTerry
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!!!

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vipZeezee
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

A pushy waiter who rushed us and ignored us detracted from an otherwise pleasant dinner.

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vipElyse
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great! Food was excellent.

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vipKathy
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, thee food was superb. We love dining outside on the patio. Service is friendly and always dependable. One of our favorite places to go for any occasion!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food at Etoile is always great. And management is always great. Very professional staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Renewing with relatives

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vipSueN
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great services. Highly recommended.

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vipJonathanL
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite fine dining venues in Houston. Beautifully prepared and presented food and our waiter recommended a lovely Sancerre to pair with our seafood choices. One always feels attended too yet not rushed or imposed upon as is the case with so many restaurants these days. We look forward to our next taste at Etoile!

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vipJoeA
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the patio for Saturday lunch. The umbrellas kept us dry from the occasional drizzle. Food and service were exceptional, as usual. Ordered the burrata & tomato salad - that’s more of an Italian dish but it was very nicely presented and well seasoned. Ordered the burger as main course - yeah, that’s more American, but had seen it served to others in prior visits and it looked inviting. Was not disappointed. Didn’t even need ketchup. Wife ordered her usual sole meunier, son ordered the steak with peppercorn sauce. Both raved. Waiter was pleasant and French. Can’t go wrong here.

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DanielO
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and service were wonderful. However, if you are expecting a romantic evening with an opportunity to have intimate conversations, this is not your restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom ravioli was delicious. The service and drinks were great! Overall great experience.

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vipEric
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service sitting outside in beautiful weather with good friends. What else is there to say. Oh, waiter Didi, as usual made it perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and staff. Reservations recommended.

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JerriS
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent delicious food and great service.

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vipLulu
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The snails were a bit overdone but great sauce. The ribs were excellent.

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vipRuRu
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal with outstanding service. Outdoor seating is nice.

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vipVicD
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great and attentive service. Outdoor dinning.

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EricS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife to Etoile for our 20th anniversary. Great restaurant, amazing French cuisine with kind & thoughtful staff. We will definitely be back!

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LizB
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good, beautiful ambience, but very small portions.

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vipMesal
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, average service, seating as reserved.

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vipScottM
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience sitting outside on the patio.

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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 4.9 stars by 2338 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.