Ouisie's Table

4.5
3032 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Known by generations for her hospitality, proprietress Elouise Adams Jones, a.k.a. Ouisie, serves an eclectic collection of Southern foods with an excellent wine list to match. High ceilings and fans in the main dining room it evoke the ambiance of a Texas manor house. The adjacent dining porch overlooking the patio and garden, as well as Cooper’s Wine Bin, provide additional dining and entertaining areas. The daily fare encompasses traditional offerings like her well-loved pimento cheese, the shrimp and grits, and the popular Gulf Coast oysters to the favorite Tuesday special Ouisie’s award winning chicken fried steak with corn pudding. A fine plate of grilled Prime beef tenderloin or a brace of quail stuffed with super lump crab meat with Cognac glaze are good examples of the daily specials one might find on the blackboard.
Lunch and dinner daily, brunch on weekends.
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TS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Houston for business, found this restaurant through OpenTable - it was fantastic! Excellent food, ambience, service.

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D
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best happy hour in Houston. The drinks, the food and the service was sheer perfection. Ouisie’s is known for its fabulous food but take a break from the hustle and bustle of Houston and relaxed in an upscale setting for a superb happy hour.

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Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been there before and the food was good. This time the chicken was terrible and my friend did not like her pasta either. The room was very loud with a large group celebrating five birthdays.

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i
Houston
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our brunch, the service was impeccable.

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Houston
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I took a friend here for a birthday lunch and I had remembered it as being a reliably good place but we were a bit disappointed in the food. We shared the little crab cakes as a starter and they were pretty bland and forgettable. Then they asked if we wanted clam chowder as if it were included with the entree and we all said yes and at first I was surprised at how watery it was instead of the thick chowder I expected but the flavor was quite good. I had the pan seared red snapper with lentils which was another bland dish with the fish being over cooked and dry. It’s almost made me think the fish had been previously frozen. The shrimp and grits was a better choice but there are other places in town, like Frank’s which is close by, that make it better. The chocolate pot de creme I had for dessert was perfect and the carrot cake was pretty good. The service is still very good but the food isn’t as good as it used to be. Either that or they were having a bad day in the kitchen.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and EXCELLENT SERVICE! Highly recommend...

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IM
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ouisie's is one of the best lunch spots inside the Loop. Professional and friendly service (Thank you, Juan Carlos), elegant setting, with just a hum of conviviality - making it possible to have a conversation without shouting! I also found it pleasant and unique that there was not a television in sight! Reasonable prices for a great value on classics like the Texas Crab Cobb Salad! Delicious and almost too beautiful to eat. My friends enjoyed the scallop salad and the snapper tacos. Reliable neighborhood gem.

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V
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food excellent service even down to the valet service. Treated like a valued customer. Will always recommend

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s
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I’ve been to this restaurant before and had a great experience. Our waiter was excellent, the food was great and the host was very welcoming. Unfortunately my last visit was not as good, which is a shame because we were celebrating my mom’s bday. Our waitress was not attentive at all. The espresso machine was new but not installed - this is for Sunday brunch! The hot water served for tea was like warm ... $3.50 for a tea bag! And unfortunately the food was not as good as i know it can be. Please be consistent with the great service and cuisine. The restaurants ambience is very nice and dining there could be a memorable experience if the quality is kept to a high standard.

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O
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Especially enjoy the 3 little muffin/breads. Great ambiance. Upscale surroundings at reasonable prices. Everything we have ordered so far has been great. Correct portions too

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a
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to meet friends for lunch. I requested a quiet table & they were happy to accommodate. Food was delicious ( I had scallops) & the wait staff very attentive.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The service experience was lacking. Not sure why but not typical of them. Will be back.

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EA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. Delicious food, good service and lovely ambiance. Also quiet so you can enjoy your meal and conversation with a companion.

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RS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We had reservations on a Sunday at 11:45am and they had many large parties there which made the room very noisy. My select was only to say 'energetic' but I would consider it noisy and difficult to handle a conversation. Also, because there were many large parties, the service was very slow. Several times we had to call our waiter over to take our order, get bread, etc. Perhaps the restaurant should add another waiter or two when they know they are having such large parties at one time. Otherwise, the food was delicious and I would definitely go back.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Lovely place, but our food came out late and NOT hot. Disappointed with the food overall.

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D
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, experience. Everything. Go.

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VH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

Very disappointing visit to a usually splendid brunch venue. The very large wedding party the restaurant had booked for brunch usurped the entire main dining room and the adjacent terrace leaving only a tiny side room to accommodate the usual brunch crowd. The room was packed to the gills with an extremely loud group of diners so that, when the noise generated by this group was combined with the noise emanating from the wedding party, the decibel level matched that of a leaf blower. The staff was mainly concerned with the wedding party, which left the crowd that had come for brunch with very poor service. We will come again for the usual great food and efficient service; but management should have warned of the circumstances so that we might have chosen an alternate place for brunch this time.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic brunch on Saturday - the food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, superb service and nice ambiance

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NF
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chilean sea bass with polenta was one of the best things I have had at Ouisie's.

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MP
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! He was funny and attentive and accommodating! He definitely made the experience great! The piano player that day was playing good music and make the ambiance very nice as well. Food and drinks were good. We definitely enjoyed our visit and had a great time!

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

Flavorless food. Very mediocre quality and presentation. Over hyped.

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Hostess sat us between a 7 top and 6 top, both cackling, loud women. There were lots of open tables in the front section of the room. I did complain and nothing was done to rectify the situation. We could not even carry on a conversation. The bread with the Eggs Benedict was hard, my lunch companion asked for a steak knife to cut it. The seafood crepes were dry. I did not even eat half of it. My son asked for cheddar or American cheese without any condiments on his burger, and the waiter brought the burger with Swiss cheese and tons of green ruffage. We looked at it dismayed, and he said, “That’s the way the kitchen gave it to me.” I felt the service was robotic, rushed and totally unwelcoming. And, the hostess was an idiot. She then sat a table for two next to the door leading to a private room with a large party for a one year old that was quite noisy when the front part of the dining room was completely. I felt very sorry for the two women sitting where they could not hear, and where the waiters were rushing back in front of them. Very disappointinng experience all the way around. We will not return.

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LR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter, great food, loved the pianist choice of music, very accommodating!

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S
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We were really looking forward to Ouisie's but it disappointed us. First, they tried to push a wine on us that we really didn't want. It was awkward and unusual. The food was mediocre. Oysters had a weird, shell like crust, although the oysters were good. Crepes were mushy and tasteless. Chicken and trout were good. Ambiance was good except for uncomfortable wait staff. Finally, although we'd checked "anniversary" on the Open Table form, there was no mention of it by the staff. I don't think I'd go there again.

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R
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a marvelous experience. All aspects of our lunch were great !

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B
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Ouisie's Table often. It is the one and only restaurant in Houston that I can always comfortably recommend to everyone without a problem
Their food is always outstanding, service impeccable and the value is excellent.
You can try all of the high end 6 month wonders that are typical of Houston who all claim to be "The" restaurant. Go there to bee seen. But if you want excellent food, great atmosphere and considerate service that elevates you instead of "The" restaurant, then be loyal to yourself, show your love to your special ones and celebrate both at Quisie's Table. Rock steady.

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B
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, magnificent service. I live in Buda, Texas and eat at Ouisie’s every time I come to Houston.

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MS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice to go to Lunch or Dinner and be able to hear everyone at your table!! Food is good and the atmosphere makes you feel like you are dining in a home, not a noisy bustling bistro!!

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SG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is delicious! This is one of my favorite brunch spots!

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I love the ambiance and services levels here. Plus they have amazing drinks and food. Highly recommend if you are looking to try high quality southern food and/or great seafood.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had brunch with a business colleague. Great atmosphere for such.

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MM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Steak and lamb chops were not great. Likely seafood is their specialty. Rude employee was fine with loudly speaking her personal phone conversation at the bar and food was underwhelming. Atmosphere was terrific and loved the easy valet. Prices were reasonable, just wish the food was good enough to go back. It wasn’t.

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s
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good service good food

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LL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Everything was wonderful but there was a big group in the back room as well as a full house and one of our guests had to leave taking her lunch in a box because the service was overworked. The servers did a wonderful job although they were so busy.....and the food was fabulous. Would go back.

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PF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

I frequently dined at Ouisie’s years ago when I lived and worked in the Galleria/RO area. This was my first time back in the restaurant in approximately two years. This experience was disappointing. The occasion was a breakfast meeting. The power went out three times; service was slow-the waiter setting ignore our table; and the food order was wrong as some items did not make it to the table.

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r
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous place that has been operating for many years. The decor feels like you are in an elegant, old downtown New Orleans restaurant and the food is always wonderfully presented and delicious. I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who enjoys fine dining at it's best!

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated in private dining room which is perfect for our group

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T
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable time when we eat at Ouisie’s. The staff is as good as the food. Keep up the great job of being a desirable destination.

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CH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Acoustics a bit loud, but worth it!

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