Ouisie's Table

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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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Houston
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ouisie's is a great spot for a business lunch. The menu has plenty of variety, the food is beautiful and delicious, and the noise level allows a conversation across the table.. Our server was spot-on; unobstrusive but very attentive. Lunch arrived quickly, hot and well received by all. Parmesan-crusted chicken, scallops and mahi-mahi got rave reviews from all at the table. Very reasonable valet in an otherwise tight spot.

BE
Houston
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Sadly, not like it used to be. We have been going to Ouisie's for twenty years and it, sadly, has lost its edge. The service was slow, not helpful and just not what I was expecting. While the Shrimp and Grits is still outstanding, the rest was only so-so. Most disturbing was the piano player needs to use the mute peddle! Conversation noise was normal but the music was too loud to have a good conversation. Sorry to say this restaurant is no longer on my list.

CP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was good overall. The servers and support staff were very attentive and polite. I would definitely recommend.

SS
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend who’s in treatment at MDA is here from out of state and had never been to Ouisies. She loved the food!

a
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to try their breakfast for the first time! It was so darn good. The prices are unbelievable. ($3.00 mimosas!) The only thing I’d recommend would be to make fresh potatoes or hash browns. My meal came with one of those frozen hash brown patties. Plus get a non dairy milk option ! The parking was great. We arrived before lunch, so parking was a breeze . Even after you can valet for $3.00. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Wonderful seafood selection. Can’t wait to go back.

H
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated great, the food was phenomenal and the prices very reasonable for the excellent quality and portions.

Love the atmosphere; casual yet elegant.

Can’t wait to go back.

JD
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took my Dad and sister to lunch yesterday. They both commented that I’ve taken them there before so I must really like it. I do!

FA
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service and the food was great. It was a Sunday night, so it was not very full. That was a slight negative for me. I like the feel of a busy place. We had the crab tower, Mediterranean meatballs and fried oysters as apps. All three were great. I had the horseradish crusted Halibut as my entrée. The risotto under the fish was awesome and the asparagus was grilled to perfection.

R
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was average.

B
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive service, comfortable atmosphere!

D
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The chicken fried steak with the works is very well worth the trip! Looking forward to trying the shrimp and grits and my friend can't wait to try the meatloaf! See you again soon!

R
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for 8:15 pm and by that time the restaurant was pretty empty and quiet. We love that! Ouisie's serves excellent food consistently. The service is wonderful and we felt pampered. Would recommend it to anyone looking for great food and conversation.

OT
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, as usual! Wonderful service. Very friendly atmosphere too!

PB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I was very impressed with the staff who, as always, were very pleasant and accommodating. Unfortunately, they got both of our food orders wrong, and I didn’t want to send mine back because I was hungry and couldn’t wait again.

C
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great breakfast location
Quiet white tablecloth dining

E
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. Israel was our server and he was attentive while not being intrusive. The experience was wonderful.

F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Homey yet elegant! Good food, good drinks, good people, good times.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue, with first class staff who were attentive but unintrusive.
The food was excellent and very well presented.
Thank you for a wonderful evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I met a friend for lunch and it went very well. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

KB
Houston
97 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Our server was very good although he tried to hard to over sell us on food & drink. I went with his recommendation of the Crab & Avocado Salad. I was extremely disappointed with the salad. The presentation was terrible and the salad was not good. The lettuce was wilted and there was very little basalmic vinegar on it. I had requested no blue cheese, which the kitchen did correct. I felt like $18 for this salad would have been fair had there been enough ingredients and the presentation better. When eating at Ouise's previously, they would offer more than one muffin. Yesterday we were offered one muffin and never asked again if we wanted another. I had heard the quality here had dropped and yesterday was confirmation of it. Won't be going back anytime soon.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience all around.

S
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food with a southern twist. Great seafood!! We had a lovely server as well. Main dining room is beautiful, but the patio is quieter!

BW
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful brunch with Frederick as a perfect host !

DY
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter seemed very underwhelmed. Did bring dessert for friend celebrating bday.

B
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Perhaps it was my bad for not knowing that the restaurant is really an event venue. We arrived at 2pm and the place was packed with tables of six or more celebrating weddings and birthdays. We would have left if it wasn’t so late and we hadn’t already valet parked. The piano player would have been more appropriate at a late night rowdy bar than a restaurant. The noise level prevented conversation with my guest and we had to shout our order to the waiter. We dine out about four times a week and are rarely disappointed. We will not be going back to Ouisie’s Table.

Ouisie's Table
Responded on September 12, 2019

Dear Bill, I apologize your experience wasn't up to the level you had hoped it to be. Saturday and Sunday Brunch are very popular that many guests request to celebrate their special occasions with us, hard to say NO. A week day or night would be much better and I guarantee you'll enjoy your time here. We have been a restaurant for 46 years now and weekend events are just part of it. Please return and allow us to give you the great experience you deserve, I will see to it. Wafi Dinari.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My meat was very fatty and the vegetables SUPER salty, but other dishes were good.

Ouisie's Table
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback. We sincerely apologize about the salt and the meat quality. I will meet with my culinary team to resolve these issues. Your help in the matter is greatly appreciated and helps us improve. Best Regards, Wafi Dinari.

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AB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Just want to say this time was not as good as the first visit. Fish was tasty but overcooked. Service was great.

p
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time is a very nice experience. We’ll be back in a couple of weeks.

B
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent and unique food and feeling as a special French restaurant.

H
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Reception and wait staff were very friendly and congenial. Dining room is large with a high ceiling so the noise level is high. Food was good but nothing special. Portions were good sized.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ouisie's surpassed my expectations. It was elegant--but not stuffy. Delicious food, and lovely staff. A classic, southern-style restaurant with southern-style hospitality.

SG
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time for my mother’s birthday party at Ouisies Table. The staff were wonderful and very careful to detail, quality food and hospitality. Hugo was our main waiter and he did a great job. Thank you all, we will definitely pass this on to others.

RB
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very tasty and the service was excellent. I will definitely be back - soon.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wedding dress shopping.

S
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal (HRW-Lunch Menu) & the service were outstanding!

MM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I really enjoyed our lunch. The chicken fried chicken was delicious! It was a bit warm in the room with the tall windows, but the restaurant is ideal for special occasions such as wedding showers, baby showers, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. We would love to return for brunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and the service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for Houston Restaurant week. Have been wanting to try this reassurance for awhile. Interior was beautiful. However, we were seated in the covered patio area. Ambiance not as nice...much more casual. We were surprised to see that many of the chairs in this section had black sticky residue (no longer sticky but still black) on the seats, probably from a function where skirts were attached to the chairs with tape. These really need to be cleaned or have the seats recovered.

The food was very good and service was excellent. But a bit surprised imitation whipped cream was used as a garnish for the pots de creme (chocolate mousse). Real
Whipped creme would have been much better!!! Would like to try Ouisie’s again but maybe sit inside.

V
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding as always.

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