Toulouse - Houston

4.6
637 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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Houston
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! The staff is great and you are well taken care of and appreciated.

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MJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Before scheduling my reservation I confirmed via the website the hours. I arrived for my reservation and the establishment was closed.

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

Great place! Loved the beet salad and the salmon! The apps and desserts were amazing also!

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

Loved it here for brunch, the Duck Confit was outstanding. They recognized our anniversary in a very special way - thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with friends, we enjoyed the music and ambiance . Service was awesome and the food was very good !

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F
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service is excellent and the food always high quality and consistent.

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JS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the entire experience! Priscilla (sp?) was wonderful. Very curtious and genuine. She helped us pick a wine that was perfect but didn’t cost a fortune. Super visit! The noise is a bit of a challenge so anything you can do would be helpful. I realize part of the charm is “cafe style” so you can’t eliminate the noise but one or two levels down would be awesome. Thanks and we will be back! John

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OT
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect birthday lunch for this trip, but superb service and delicious food consistently delivered, no matter the time of day, every visit.

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G
Houston
117 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent
Bistro atmosphere
Good wine list
Beautiful location in River Oaks center
Good brunch items

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p
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was Priscilla and she was excellent. The food is good, but the real treat is sitting on the patio with the live band.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect day to sit outside and watch the Chinese New Year Celebrations.

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J
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice evening. My biggest pet peeve is when servers clear the table too quickly or before everyone is finished with their meal. Definitely something to work on.

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AC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love all the staff

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TI
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside for a business lunch on a beautiful day and the service, food and staff were amazing. We had 7 people and it was a little close to a table of 2 others but overall the experience was great.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

This was at least our third time dining at Toulouse and one thing is certain: it is LOUD! Service was terrific; food was very good; but the noise . . . .

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C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Service was horrible tonight, I will say I do think it was our particular waitress. With that said definitely going to go back as everything else was great just not going to sit anywhere near her section

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GB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy this place very much, great people, service, food and atmosphere. Always bringing our friends to introduce them this restaurant. Deserts are our favorite things on menu. Great place.

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r
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a previous bad experience the week before but tried it again and it was a good experience with nice and timely service. Will be back soon. Thank you to Pedro the manager for ensuring we had a nice time.

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f
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! Amazing service and really good food!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is overpriced
Service was over attentive initially and then on most absent when needed

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for dinner

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S
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We drank aprol spritz at the bar as we waited for our table. We ate terrine de foie gras, ahi tuna tower, beef bourguignon, crispy duck leg confit and finished with grand marnier souffle. Husband gives a 5 out of 5 for each dish. I give a 4 1/2 overall for the food. We both agreed the crispy duck leg confit and grand marnier souffle were our favorite. Service was excellent even with the very busy dinner service.

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r
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I was dining with one other woman this past Friday night at 8 p.m. The service was abominable. Everything took forever and our waitress (although smiling and sweet- a young Hispanic woman) was horribly inattentive. If this gives you an idea- we got our entrees (2 salads) BEFORE we had received our water, our bread or our cocktails (despite asking for all at least THREE times). I thought we were on Candid Camera as a joke it was that deplorable. My friend asked for no onions on her salad (she is allergic) and her salad was covered in onions that she had to pick out and pile up on a side plate. We told the waitress and her response was “well I put no onions on the ticket.” We didn’t even stay for desert. It was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had.

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B
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. We come here often and we always love it!

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HM
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of favorite restaurants! The food is great, as is the atmosphere. The outdoor dining area is so nice, as the staff are very welcoming and warm.

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A
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The food is OK, but the ambiance is horrid; It's extremely loud. There is no carpet but rather a tile floor that reflects sound. They also play loud music.
The wine list does not indicate vintages, i.e., the year the wine was produced. I have never seen this before in a restaurant. You have no way of knowing whether this Bordeaux or that Burgundy is from a good, bad or mediocre year.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The duck leg was unacceptable, it had a bad smell and taste old Impossible to cut through. It was a big disappointment!

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DH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my 96 year old Mom to Sunday lunch and she is VERY particular about food and service. At the end of the meal, she commented that she wanted to come back because the food was excellent.

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JF
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, and a really lively crowd. Perfect for a Saturday night. Terrific manager!

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RV
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Way too loud and the food was mediocre but priced as if this is a much better restaurant. Service was distracted - focused more on surroundings than actual service. Too many better options in town for good French food to return.

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G
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, and fantastic French wines half price on Monday’s and Tuesday’s!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food, crappy gg

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SJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this restaurant came recommended by a friend and I wasn't disappointed . food was delicious ,service was great . host stand were very professional and friendly . managers actually came by our table and asked if all was good . food is important but so is service . we also dined at their other restaurant in Dallas Bistro 31 and was also excellent all the way around .

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JM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was short of expectations. Seemed to be overwhelmed.

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g
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

They forgot us after they seated us but once I mentioned it to one of the staff we had a wonderful waitress and all was great after that they even gave us a complimentary dessert. I frequent this place and I enjoy it a lot. I usually get great service!!

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r
Houston
97 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Pedro. Such a treat to see your smiling Welcome. Thank you Juan Lopez for excellent service. Love the Tuna Tower, the Seared Scallops and the Duck Confit. All so Delish.

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JW
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!

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TW
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have gone there several times. The manager has been very helpful. We have had several functions there.

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BD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the staff! Amazing restaurant.

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f
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Feels like a chic brasserie in Paris!

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