Toulouse - Houston

4.6
678 reviews
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French
Toulouse Café and Bar recalls a Fin de Siecle Parisian Café where you are likely to bump into friends and find yourself in conversations with neighboring tables. At first glance you will notice the bustling activity that characterizes Toulouse: wait staff with wine openers and hot plates of food, people chatting and laughing, the clink of wine glasses… the atmosphere is sophisticated and good moods are contagious.

In the tradition of all fine bistros, Toulouse has imaginative and seasonal menus that provide exactly what its patrons long for: cozy tables open to the street, mouth-watering specialties a la Française, delicious desserts made from scratch and an extensive wine list. Enjoy the tastes of France with our exciting yet comforting dishes such as our famous quiches, an expertly cooked trout almondine or the best mussels in the city.

Dine with us and be transported to Paris, if only for a moment.

Specials

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join for Easter Sunday Brunch. We open at 10 in the morning. Take advantage of our half-price rose's and selected champagnes. Live music on the courtyard weather permitting. Regular menu will be offer.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 678 People Are Saying
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Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time!

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SW
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the third year anniversary of Toulouse. There was a very festive atmosphere with live music, etc.
The menu has some newer additions & everything was delicious. Great service & ambience.

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OT
Houston
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always terrific. It was unusually loud and crowded Saturday night but it was their 3rd anniversary. Great patio dining and the food was perfectly prepared.

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NS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little bit of Paris in Houston! I cannot wait to come back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and it was nice and soft music playing. The food was great and so was the service.
Will go back again

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JF
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Toulouse is consistently a great choice for meeting up with friends - the food is very good, the service is terrific and noise level, especially inside, is always low enough for conversation.

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

It was hot and humid inside the restaurant—more so than it felt outside. We moved tables twice and finally felt cooler and more comfortable in the bar. Management was unsympathetic to our discomfort. Food was great.

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WI
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server, Jana. Ask for her, she’s good.

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

We are Loving this place!! Great service and staff. Fab food. Love the Tuesday French wine special.
Going back!!

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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. Excellent service. Good food

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KB
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Toulouse. Have been coming here since it opened. We always appreciate that they can accommodate our small child who is very well behaved.

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OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

First and last time eating here! Food was definitely not worth the cost and just didn’t taste good. Appetizers over cooked and the main course was laughable, it had zero flavor and really looked like a it came out of a can. We would have sent it back but the server didn’t make it back to our table for 20 min. Feel bad for my wife who took me for my Birthday diner. At least they gave us a free dessert (didn’t taste like anything no flavor)

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SA
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good but too expensive

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Houston
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor area. Got a little breezy so we headed indoors. Very accommodating
Everything was perfect...salad, tomato bisque and scallops superb. Overall it’s a good restaurant but a bit pricey

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

The food, service and ambiance was great!

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W
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We have been to Toulouse many times, and usually the service, food and ambiance are good. We invited friends to try it this past Sunday, and the service was appalling, the food was wrong, cold and VERY slow, and the lack of umbrellas up meant that everything on our table was covered in oak pollen.

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JB
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside so really the noise level was not a factor as it can be noisy inside.
Great band playing. Good food and half price Rose

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JR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Most of the time the food and service here is very good, yet on a Thursday Friday or Saturday night it can get quite loud. If you want a quieter restaurant on those days go somewhere else

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C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening shared with old friends. Felt we really were in a brassiere in France!

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SW
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Toulouse for some time. We were a little tired of the menu & felt the food was not as good as in the beginning.
On Friday we went again & had a wonderful experience.
There were new items on the menu & the food was delicious. All three in our party were impressed.
The service was faultless. The manager sent a grand marnier soufflé to our table! Everything was fabulous.

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SR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Absolutely the worst dining experience I have had in Houston. There was zero skill in the preparation of all dishes. I was trying really hard to find just one redeeming quality in the food and there was none!!! No flavor, no taste and mediocre ingredients.

It most definitely was not French. It was the output of a terribly unskilled team in the kitchen.

In my opinion Cafe Touluse is an elaborate ruse and I think they are on their last legs. I would not surprised if this restaurant shuts down in the next month or two.

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f
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious! It was a beautiful evening so we sat outside where we enjoyed live entertainment. Everything was perfect! Great evening!!!

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Toulouse has always taken great care of my family. It's my grandfather's favorite restaurant in Houston, they always accommodate his unique requests. Though pricey, the food is excellent. Mondays and Tuesdays are half off French wines, and they are very good. If you're looking for a good French restaurant, Toulouse is the best. I highly recommend the French Onion Soup or the Toulouse Burger.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service food and smbiance

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Todo muy bien

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

Love coming here for lunch, everything I’ve tried has been delicious!

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WI
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, outstanding service, what more could you want?

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JK
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A pleasant place to enjoy French food. Martini was outstanding despite being a simple drink.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Reserved a table for two with instructions to seat away from traffic, that was over looked. The waitress was preoccupied (maybe an off day??), but did not reflect what the reviews stated. The food was an experience, but not out of this world. We chose indoor dining for our meal and the music made the table conversation a challenge. Over all the total experience was a personal disappointment.

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BP
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great night out! Service was a tiny bit slow, but they were very busy and we were not in a rush so it wasn't a big issue.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

I ordered beef fillet cooked medium extremely tough, could not cut into the beef in addition taste was very bland. Lucky I ordered pepper sauce. Would suggest you delete french fries from the menu as these were overcooked. Knife should be a serated steak knife.
My wife had salad that did not taste fresh.
You have invested in a very nice decor pity you have not the done the same with the kitchen staff

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AC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands birthday

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TB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better then flying to Paris ! Especially the soufflé !!

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H
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites

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JT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Ambience is great, but the quality of the food was below average. Seems to be a nice place for drinks.

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KA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day, 2019. My boyfriend and I were next door for our reservation at Seasons52, who were running 15 minutes behind (which we get, it's one of the busiest days of the year for a restaurant) and when we were seated, we sat there for 30 minutes without being glanced at by the waiter who was helping the tables on either sides of us. We get it, it's Valentines Day. We didn't complain, we just made a reservation for Toulouse as we were sitting at Seasons52. We walked over to Toulouse and were seated, drinks in hand and food on the table within 30 minutes. Our waiter was fantastic, the beef bourguignon was outstanding and the overall atmosphere was just great. There was even a live band outside, the music was relaxing and fun to listen to. I highly recommend Toulouse to anyone who asks, we've always left with an enjoyable experience. Hats off to you, Toulouse

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, delicious food and even better wine. Would recommend to a friend.

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic Valentine’s dinner. Lobster and scallop dish was amazing!

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Definitely a nice little place to come hang out. We went for Valentines day dinner and the atmosphere was very nice. Food was great, wine selection was on par with what I hoped for. Live music was great, even their cheesy Valentines day jokes in between. Price was very good for the level of service received.

Definitely will be going again.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and everyone enjoyed their entrees and desserts.

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