Ouisie's Table

4.7
3635 Reviews
$30 and under
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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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend Franco and I decided on an impromptu brunch date and Ouisie’s table did not disappoint!!!! Elegant and sophisticated along with impeccable service!!!! One of my all time favorite restaurants in Houston. We will definitely be back! ❤️

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MichaelC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisite. The service is impeccable 👌

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JennT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved brunch! I plan to go again and again. I highly recommend...

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vipJanet
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! As always.

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vipCharlieG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and very enjoyable meal. Wine list was good. Very enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! All our entrees and drinks were excellent! Steak cooked to perfection and seafood crepes were amazing. Service was friendly and attentive. It was also the little things that made our evening so enjoyable - candle and rose on the table and beautiful birthday dessert plate! Thank you for making my birthday so memorable!

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MichelleV
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting, food and service! Waitstaff is outstanding and we loved
the fireplace on a cold day.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful! Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoy the service was excellent, they make us comfortable and they were very patience.

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vipTama
Houston
93 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is excellent here and one reason I return often. The food is always fresh and good. Quiet restaurant so conversation is easy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely!! ate outside with perfect weather and had some oysters and the seafood crepes with my boyfriend and a friend

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SherryD
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Sunday brunch. Very nice ambience and food was fantastic!! Service is reasonably prompt and attentive. We will definitely go back.

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vipAllisonK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

With exception of the gumbo, our food did not have any flavor. It was presented well, but not much flavor. Oysters were too peppery. Short ribs were tough. Trout had no flavor. Gravy for chicken fried steak was extremely acidic. Kids macaroni had no flavor. Service was okay, had to ask for water twice. And our son choked on an oyster and took the waiter 20 minutes to take the napkin. Very disappointed because this has always been a consistent restaurant. Will not return.

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viphoustonfoodie
Houston
403 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A little bit too crowded for comfort

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IreneR
Central Texas
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy ourselves very much every time we come. I try a new dish each time. So far all have been excellent. We enjoyed the raspberry mimosas this time. Server was very attentive.
Looking forward to next visit.
Happy New Year. IRENE

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vipKat5
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve
Food was delicious! Tables spaced very far apart. Nicely decorated. Great evening. No one rushed us. Stayed 3 hours.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. Enjoyed the experience very much. Will be back again.

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vipThom
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ouisie's always captures Southern charm with great food and service.

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vipBigBill94
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit every year for our anniversary as a bit of a holiday tradition. It's always a great experience, great service, great food, and a nice balance of holiday ambiance. Would recommend, and will be back. :)

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vipKenA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely and comfortable outdoor space! A great place to dine in COVID-19 times. Great fried oysters and Stilton salad

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vipLeroyN
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had the seafood crepes and dry scallops w/prawns and were disappointed vs previous experiences. Oysters very good, crab cakes just ok but also not as good as previously.

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vipDiannad
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

the highlights at Ousies are the staff, management, the piano player and the FRIED CHICKEN! I really enjoyed this date/ meal and really felt like we had great attention during our visit. Would definitely return.

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Paul
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We went to Ousies for Christmas Eve dinner as is our annual tradition and sadly all 3 of our entrées came out under cooked and had to be sent back. Of course they were cooked longer, re-plated and better the send time around but over all underwhelming. My sons Lamb was also very fatty and it is truly unacceptable for chicken thighs to come out so under done. Our table was poorly located in front of the service entrance to the kitchen which would have only been a distraction if the food was excellent. The waiter did of course apologies but no other effort was made to acknowledge that magnitude of making mistakes on all three of our orders on Christmas Eve. The management had plenty of opportunity to say something due to the proximity of our table to the service entrance where they congregated but did not feel it was significant enough to make the effort.

In the end it was very underwhelming

Paul

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Christmas.

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LorenaC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everyone was very attentive and the food was excellent! I would have preferred a quiet spot since it was our 20th anniversary. A more intimate and quiet spot would have been ideal. A large family was seated right next to us after 10 minutes. The family did apologize for the noise though. Overall, excellent service and food!

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StanM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have been here several times and really enjoy it each time. It is both elegant and casual at the same time and people actually dress both very casually (much more than I thought they would) and more business casual with men wearing jackets.

The staff was very helpful and efficient. They kept all conversation to a minimum, which was fine. A manager even came by to check on things.

They have a good specialty cocktail menu and the drinks were good. My wife got the lobster bisque soup for an appetizer and really enjoyed that.

I got the special Swordfish steak and it was very good. My wife got the trout with a pecan crust and it was also wonderful.

The wine menu is also pretty extensive and the waiter helped a lot in the selection to pair with the meal.

The desert was great. I had the chocolate mouse cheesecake that was fantastic... very moist and flavorful.

One other comment is that there was one table that was a little too close to us for Covid standards.

I also love their patio area... very quiet and secluded with lots of beautiful plants and lights.

The food is also very reasonably priced.

We love this place and will be back.

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AlvinN
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always dine at Ouisie's Table when we are in Houston. I highly recommend dining there!

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KathleenE
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Ouisie’s. We sat outside on a lovely day. Our server was superb as was the trout and sides. A perfect place for a quiet visit with friends. My go-to lunch spot.

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vipJanet
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!!

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vipmarcia
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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PhilP
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thnx once again for a great experience. You have awsome staff

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vipBernadetteP
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been for a few years but definitely won't leave it so long going forward ... great food, wine, service and atmosphere: can't ask for more!

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vipSheriR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful restaurant in the heart of River Oaks - beautifully decorated for the holidays. They have kept many of Elouise's favorite dishes on the menu.

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JoeH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was as I have come to expect except the service. We never really knew who our waiter was. We were juggled between several different ones. There were 2 private parties and we were forgotten. I had to eventually go to the kitchen door to get our bill. However, all else was wonderful. I’m hopeful the poor service won’t be the new norm.

Ouisie's Table
Responded on December 21, 2020

Good Morning Joe, Thank you for your patronage and your feedback. I am glad you all enjoyed your meals, I will certainly work on the service, as they go hand in hand. We look forward to serving you again. Happy Holidays! Wafi Dinari.

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LisaB
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, yummy cocktails and environment. The decor and theme for the restaurant was perfect for a ladies birthday lunch. Can't wait to return with our hubby's!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food

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LaurelS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family celebration

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vipCampma
Houston
104 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The high ceilings and social distance made me feel comfortable to eat inside. We had the curry salad and the greek salad with salmon. Both were delicious and tasty. The service was very good. The only complaint was there were a few fruit flies that we nor the table next to us that could kill them. It was annoying as they buzzed around our food and faces. I would definitely come back.

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Txweaver
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight at Ouisie’s. Best friends got together to toast the holidays. Staff was friendly, welcoming, efficient and careful about protocols. Very much appreciated. And, of course, the food was great.

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Ouisie's Table does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Ouisie's Table is rated 4.7 stars by 3635 OpenTable diners.

Ouisie's Table does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.ouisiestable.com/gift_card.html.

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.