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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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, service was fine.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.

T
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The service was impeccable!! The food delicious, and the atmosphere lovely!!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, always a pleasure.

g
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our visit to Ouisie's started out so nicely that we were sure we lucked out randomly choosing it from OpenTable. But then things fell apart rather quickly and unfortunately the dining experience became disappointing. We ordered two appetizers and two entrees. Staff brought over two apps and one entree
all at once. Since the entree was a cold one I said it was okay and just set it down on the table next to us.
Even after finishing the appetizers, we didn't see that second entree until I finished 1/2 of the first one.
Then clearing the plates took a while and no one offered us dessert again for some time. The place was not terribly busy and there seemed to be ample staffing so it was a let down in the end.

KC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was very good food at a very reasonable price (compared to other restaurants of this genre). The staff was very friendly and efficient. The strawberry basil martini was excellent. Per other reviews, they really need to check the salt levels on the food. I had the prawns and scallops, and the risotto was really salty (and I like salt). Also, while the tres leches cake was indeed very good, the chocolate cake was stale and dry to the point of being inedible. The maitre d did take care of this issue though. All in all, I would still go back!

t
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We had not been to Ouisie's in awhile so we were excited to try it again as it has always been wonderful. We started with the spinach dip which was very good. It proceeded to go downhill from there. I had the Stilton kit salad and my husband had the pecan salad. The Stilton was very disappointing. The lettuce was wilted and instead of Walnuts they used pecans which were not good. There was way too much dressing and tasted nothing like was described. My husbands salad was over dressed as well and had way too much vinegar. My husband had the chicken fried steak which he said was ok. I had the Chilean Sea Bass which at first tasted alright until you got to the center of the filet and it was very tough and almost rubbery. At that I lost my appetite. My husband needed change for the valet and the manager came back and said they had no change! Good luck if you decide to pay cash. Very sad because this restaurant has been an institution and I hate to see the quality go down. Will not be going back.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Ouisie’s Table for my anniversary and at first I was a little skeptical because I never really heard of it but decided to give it a shot figured it would be more romantic than going to a five star steakhouse. I was correct, the ambiance of the restaurant was more quiet and much more romantic than a steakhouse. The service we received was great, always attentive and I felt as if we were the only people there. That’s how good and quick the service was. Food came out surprisingly fast within 10 minutes I believe and it was cooked to perfection. I got the lamb chops and my date got the red snapper. We both absolutely loved our meals and the restaurant. We definitely plan on visiting here again soon.

LC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Ouisie's Table on a Friday date night. I ordered the Parmesan Crusted Rainbow Trout with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat and he ordered the Blackened Rib Eye. Both dishes were wonderful. The trout was perfectly cooked and the crabmeat was easily some of the best crabmeat we have ever tried. Ouisie's made for a lovely date night and we can't wait to return for another!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Will definitely go back.

OT
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This remains among the best choices for good food, excellent service and wonderful ambience. The noise level was somewhat off-putting, but manageable. Thanks for having wine from my favorite vineyard on the special.

s
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday 🍰 lunch. So fun. Restaurant very busy but we were well taken care of. Nice touch Tres Leches for the BD🎉🍰girl.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Too
Loud too crowded.... was it World Series folks ?

LN
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good oysters, good shrimp cocktail, good meatballs, great martini, excellent waiter.

RC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Four people at my table in three had the seafood crepes. I noticed that the other three didn’t eat not even half of their meal. They said the food was not good . Fish was fishy, over cheesed and sauced. I had the crabcakes Benedict. The hollandsise was horrible. No taste, seemed gritty like a powder mix. The rest was mediocre. I had the squash soup which was ok. I’ve had better. Drinks were good. Spent $ 200.00 and felt robbed since no one was happy.

r
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable service
Unbelievable dining
Unbelievable wine
Unbelievable experience

LJ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was attentive, but not overly so. The menu choices, even at lunchtime, were varied. Food was amazing.

B
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always one of the best restaurants in Houston! I try to go every time I'm in town. It's classic gulf cuisine.

F
Houston
96 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. The food is consistently good. Ambience is excellent because you can have a quiet conversation over a nice meal

F
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great. The waiter could have been more attentive but the rest of the staff filled in well.

J
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall very solid as always. Service was excellent, lamb osso bucco was terrific.

T
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great. I really like the restaurant, I have frequent the place often keep wishing that the valet guy would change he is a jerk, have had issues with valet guy several times.
When I park I don’t use valet he seems to still find the need to tell people about parking. I have been coming here for years so I know where to park and where not to park. Today I finally mentioned to the hostess that the valet guy is a jerk but she didn’t really seem to care.

t
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

H
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was average.

B
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service, comfortable atmosphere!

D
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great breakfast location
Quiet white tablecloth dining

E
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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