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La Villa - French Riviera Food - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
214 Reviews
$30 and under
French

An ambitious cuisine, a remarkable service, warm and elegant atmosphere, you are without a doubt at «La Villa»! Kevin d’Andréa, highly skilled French chef, will sublimate your expectations thanks to sophisticated dishes and astonishing food design during a tasty adventure at La Villa. The menu changes as the seasons do to ensure the highest quality of produce. All products are carefully handpicked by chef and locally sourced whenever possible. Our team will do anything they can to provide you with a delightful experience, combining tradition and modernism to make each dish an explosion of flavors you won’t forget anytime soon. La Villa is the place where good food isn’t an option. You’ll be back!

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  • Perfection of Cheeses*$22.00

    Chef's hand-selected variety of cheeses: Roth's Private Reserve, Roelli Haus Select, Camembert, Creamy Goat Cheese (Bijou), Gruyère, and the finest Blue Cheese, paired with jam

    • Portfolio of Charcuterie*$24.00

      Jambon de Bayonne, Mortadella, Paris ham, Salami, Bresaola, Wild Boar Saucisson

      • Rising Sourdough Crust$15.00

        Parsley pesto, escargot, watercress, chimichurri

        Egg Selections

        • Truffle Scrambled Eggs$13.50

          • French Vegetable Omelette$13.00

            Cremini Mushroom, Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Spinach

            • French Vegetable Omelette$13.50

              Ham, Cheese Cremini Mushroom

              • Oeuf au Plat (Sunny Side Up)$10.00

                Served with Spinach and Herbs

                Entrees

                Add Smoked Salmon to Any Entrée +$4

                • Butternut Soup$13.00

                  roasted bread foam, Dijon mustard, fresh homemade croutons

                  • Smoked Salmon*$18.00

                    Fresh whipped cream with dill and lemon juice with multigrain toast

                    • "Day Boat Caught" Snapper Ceviche$15.00

                      freshly marinated with lime, jalapenos, chives, and tomatoes

                      • Avocado Tartine$13.00

                        Cherry tomato, pine nuts, chives, fresh herbs, spring mix salad

                        • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad$14.00

                          Croutons, Parmesan, homemade Caesar dressing

                          • Shredded Lamb Sandwich$16.00

                            Served on grilled focaccia, watercress, fresh homemade tzatziki

                            • Croque Madame$16.00

                              • Risotto$15.00

                                Arborio rice cooked with fresh vegetable stock and Parmesan cheese

                                • Half Roasted "Farm Fresh" Chicken$19.00

                                  Paired with mashed potatoes and au jus

                                  • Steak Frites$20.00

                                    Grass-fed bavette with pomme allumette, au jus

                                    Sweets

                                    • "Riz au Lait from My Grandmother" Rice Pudding$7.00

                                      Salted caramel, candied hazelnuts and pistachio

                                      • Éclair à la Vanille

                                        Minimum 2 people; Vanilla pastry cream, roasted hazelnuts and caramelized pistachios

                                        • per person$8.00
                                      • Warm Chocolate Mousse$8.00

                                        Served with vanilla ice cream, crumble

                                        • "The Real" French Toast$9.00

                                          Served with Salted Butter Caramel

                                          • Fresh Fruit Plate$8.00

                                            Sides

                                            • Bacon$6.00

                                              • Mashed Potatoes$6.00

                                                • Sautéed Spinach$6.00

                                                  • Harvest Green Salad$6.00

                                                    • French Fries$6.00

                                                      • Signature Truffle Fries$9.00

                                                        • Bread Selection with Homemade Truffle Butter$4.50

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                                                          What 214 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          4.5
                                                          4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.6Food
                                                          • 4.5Service
                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                          • 4.3Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                          93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                          1. JZ

                                                            JuliaZ

                                                            Houston

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 3, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            So sad that it was the last day for this restaurant. The steak frites was delicious, as was the snapper ceviche, fresh bread with truffle butter (very mild, thank you) and my husband loved his risotto and pork belly. The eclair for 2 was heavenly.

                                                          2. DD

                                                            DinnerDiner

                                                            Houston

                                                            103 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            103 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 26, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Consistently wonderful. Great service. Delicious food. Gracious host.

                                                          3. JP

                                                            JessicaP

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 25, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Awesome place! Beautiful decor, wonderful service, amazing food. We had the best time and tipped way too much because we had such fun and our waitress was great. They change their menu based upon what’s in season, so I got the butternut soup and gnocchi. Both were great. We also shared the truffle mashed potatoes, which were my favorite. And the bread, especially the garlic bread, was wonderful!

                                                          4. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                            Yum yum in the Tum tum

                                                          5. B

                                                            Ben1

                                                            Palm Springs

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            La Villa is always a great choice for brunch, happy hour and dinner.

                                                          6. O

                                                            Oldtimer

                                                            Houston

                                                            72 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            72 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 8, 2019

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Solid and consistently good. Wine list could be enlarged...

                                                          7. FF

                                                            FineFoodFinder

                                                            Houston

                                                            51 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            51 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 6, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great afternoon Brunch. Enjoyed it with several of our friends and will be back.

                                                          8. BM

                                                            BrianM

                                                            Houston

                                                            24 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            24 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 6, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food and service were amazing! Really good stuff.

                                                          9. DW

                                                            DenkaW

                                                            Miami

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 6, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Spent the evening with my son and hubby and the food was amazing! The grilled octopus was perfect temperature ( we have noticed typically it’s over cooked in many fine restaurants but not here ) and the fois gras was delicious land the consistency was notable . The gnocchi with truffles was light but flavorful and the chocolate desert with icecream was a perfect dish to round off! My son finished it almost as his main meal😊 we will most certainly come back again

                                                          10. JG

                                                            JGM25

                                                            Houston

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 5, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent place with a contemporary, quaint and eloquent ambiance. Beautifully displayed cuisines and extraordinary service, well worth it!

                                                          11. O

                                                            Oldtimer

                                                            Houston

                                                            72 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            72 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 5, 2019

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            Continues to improve in breadth of menu. Service friendly, wine list a bit restricted, but overall a good bistro in a convenient location...

                                                          12. JR

                                                            JonathanR

                                                            Houston

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 29, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Our waiter was awesome - he did a great job and we loved the Rose, the charcuterie, steak frites and risotto - great gem on Montrose! We will be back!

                                                          13. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Houston

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 18, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Their gazpacho is an experience all on its own... also had the Brancino as my entree and it was divine. Service was wonderful and the atmosphere is very French. Love the decor and ambiance! Hats off to the chef - the French Riviera has been captured!!!

                                                          14. IM

                                                            IrMu

                                                            Houston

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Absolutely amazing food! Will be back for more! Service was a little slow , wine did not arrive until after the appetizers were served , so we just had to wait, but overall the high quality and taste of food take the higher weight. Definitely the place to come as often as possible

                                                          15. B

                                                            Ben1

                                                            Palm Springs

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 8, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Always good as expected.

                                                          16. G

                                                            Gourmetgirl

                                                            Houston

                                                            36 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            36 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 7, 2019

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            Cheese and charcuterie plate was enough to share for 4 people. It reminded me of ones I have eaten in France. Spouse thought the creamed polenta was the best he ever ate.

                                                          17. SS

                                                            SooSoo

                                                            Houston

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 6, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Awesome birthday lunch for my friend. Food was fabulous, service above and beyond. Perfect for a celebration or just lunch.

                                                          18. k

                                                            kikigib

                                                            Houston

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 1, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            La Villa is one of the best dining experiences in Houston. The chef is creative, the staff friendly and accomodating, and the ambience is relaxed but elegant. The watermelon/strawberry gazpacho on the Summer menu is nothing short of a genius concoction. It's an explosion of flavor in every bite. I get it every time we go and dream about it until the next time. I'm hoping for the fall/winter menu that the Butternut Squash soup makes a come back, too. The Scallop/Risotto dish is heavenly as well as the Octopus. We've only had one disappointment here (the chicken) and it isn't that it was bad, it's just the accompanying braised cabbage isn't our thing. Having said that, the menu is diverse enough that there is always something new to try which is always fun. We love La Villa!

                                                          19. s

                                                            sandra

                                                            Houston

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            The best French food in town ( and we are French and foodies)... We highly recommend - Do not forget the desserts !

                                                          20. c

                                                            ccameron66

                                                            Houston

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 25, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I love this place! My husband and I have been here 3 times (brunch, dinner, and happy hour at the bar), and the food and service are always excellent! We brought friends for brunch, and they loved it as well. Definitely coming back here!

                                                          21. VG

                                                            VanessaG

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on August 25, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This restaurant is intimate, clean and chic! Came here with a friend for brunch, the server had recommendations ready and the champagne he offered was tasty. The menu is reasonably priced and all the food was great! Cheese plate is well rounded and the brunch menu is also. Will definitely dine again!

                                                          22. CM

                                                            CoryM

                                                            New York Area

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 25, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Great food and service. Beautiful ingredients which are obviously sourced with great care. Cool interiors but noise level was high. Well selected wine list that is probably 20% over priced.

                                                          23. R

                                                            Robbo

                                                            Houston

                                                            25 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            1.0

                                                            25 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 24, 2019

                                                            overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                            Avoid the "roasted chicken club". They used Dark chicken meat which was filled with gristle and skin. Yes, there was actual chicken skin attached to the meat. Disgusting 😠.

                                                          24. LR

                                                            LauraR

                                                            Houston

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 24, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Cute place. Good food and good service!

                                                          25. CI

                                                            CIOFoodie

                                                            Houston

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 18, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            La Villa was able to accommodate our party of 8 and provided the environment for a great family brunch. Food was great, service was awesome.

                                                          26. IL

                                                            IreneL

                                                            Houston

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 17, 2019

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                            Great date night restaurant. Private, yet lively. Food is delicious. Will definitely be back.

                                                          27. S

                                                            Sugardoc

                                                            New York Area

                                                            57 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            57 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 15, 2019

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            The place reminds one of Provence and the Riviera my biggest complaint is the very loud noisy ambience which makes it hard to hear the waitress or the fellow diners at your table. The wine menu is of southern France and is particularly well picked. The gazpacho was excellent and so were the frogs legs the duck breast tasted great but it was difficult to cut. Desserts were delectable and service with our waitress Bronte was excellent. Definitely a place to return to. Hopefully they can tone down the noise level.

                                                          28. J

                                                            Jimh

                                                            Houston

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 15, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This is the real deal...a real French restaurant. I had the charcuterie and duck, both were excellent. Very nice wine list that is fairly priced... we had a very good Chateau Neuf de Pape. Our server, Ariel, was outstanding.

                                                          29. MC

                                                            MaryC

                                                            Houston

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 14, 2019

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                            It is too bad there is no valet parking at lunchtime especially with BB Lemon next door. More people would come if you have valet at lunchtime.

                                                            La Villa - French Riviera Food - Permanently ClosedResponded on August 16, 2019

                                                            Hi Mary, The BB Lemon Valet is also the La Villa Valet.. You can use it lunch, brunch and dinner. Regards

                                                          30. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on August 10, 2019

                                                            overall1food4service1ambience3

                                                            Food was good, dining room is loud. Unfortunately there were multiple issues with our bill. 1. The bartender asked my husband if he wanted the large block of ice in his scotch so my husband said “yes”. The bartender did not inform us that it would result in an upcharge. That piece of ice was an extra $2.50 on our bill. 2. We were asked if we wanted sparkling or still water. We said “still”. We were served 2 ice waters in glasses so assumed still water meant tap water. Then a charge for Evian appeared on the bill. There was no Evian bottle in sight. 3. We made it clear that we were there for the HRW menu and ordered an appetizer that was one of the HRW options because we needed some food right away. Then we ordered the rest of our food off the HRW menu. They charged us the full appetizer price on top of the HRW price. I get it - you’re supposed to place your complete HRW meal at once so technically we ordered 2 of the same appetizer. But they never brought the 2nd one and tried to double charge us. Will not be returning.

                                                          31. CS

                                                            CatherineS

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 9, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            HRW menu was well worth it, but I'll be back for the laid back French vibe and excellent service. Slightly noisy, but good energy. Small, focused french wine list and lots of seafood on the menu.

                                                          32. O

                                                            Oldtimer

                                                            Houston

                                                            72 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            72 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            Continues to be a great find in our neighborhood. Noise levels when it is busy are at the top of the scale.

                                                          33. B

                                                            Ben1

                                                            Palm Springs

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                            overall2food2service1ambience5

                                                            Terrible service! All bad...no host walking in...then Timothy helped. Server lost didn’t know how to be pleasant . Ham in the omelette seemed to be lunch meat. I’ve been a regular, now I don’t think so.

                                                          34. W

                                                            jasmineW

                                                            Houston

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            1.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                            overall1food1service3ambience1

                                                            The food was not u to par for a French restaurant and the Value was substandard . the noice level was so great that we did not enjoy our evening . Will not be going back even for the regular menu.

                                                          35. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Houston

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 2, 2019

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                            We are old so we eat at 5:30 to avoid noise. When entering the restaurant the loud techno pop was reminiscent Paris in the 70 s , crap music not suited to fine dining at this hour where early diners tend to be old, want to get in and get out, and are likely repeat diners, not special occasion diners. The manager turned down the volume which allowed us to enjoy the nuanced food served here. If the crowd that comes in after 7 likes to scream at each other they can have it.

                                                          36. F

                                                            Farrell

                                                            Los Angeles

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 2, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Outstanding food and presentation . Pleasing atmosphere but the quality of the meal feels more important than the ambiance its delivered in.

                                                          37. f

                                                            foodie

                                                            Houston

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on August 1, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Modern, elegant ambiance with bright, light, openness. Friendly service and creative menu options. For lunch, hubby and I really enjoyed the shredded lamb sandwich w/ tzatziki sauce. If you love beef try the steak frite- the generous side of fries are the best! For dessert, we absolutely loved the rich and flavorful Riz au Lait w/ salted caramel, hazelnuts and pistachios (think fanciest rice pudding EVER)!!! We drove a ways to get here, but would definitely return when we get a chance.

                                                          38. d

                                                            dougq

                                                            Houston

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 1, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food as good as any that I have had in Paris!

                                                          39. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Austin

                                                            1 review

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on July 28, 2019

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            Everything was great, but our server interrupted us a few too many times.

                                                          40. NN

                                                            NavulN

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 27, 2019

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                            Food was piping hot and fresh, surprisingly it was delivered fast! Service was slow with refills and bread/butter.

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                                                          La Villa - French Riviera Food - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 214 OpenTable diners

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