Toulouse - Houston

4.7
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867 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.
What 867 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
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4.7
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the food, level of service, and delightful atmosphere. Very chic but not pretentious. Perfect spot for brunch!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. I should have asked for a table away from the bar so it was quieter

TT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Each of us loved every bite from appetizers to dessert!

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Vibrant setting and good food. Several tables around us were extremely loud but that just added to the experience!

H
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Excellent in every way. Marc Anthony our server was marvelous!!

WU
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dined at Toulouse several times before, this cold Saturday evening hit all the marks. Nice cocktails, excellent oyster appetizer, super French bread loaves, great menu options and wine accompaniments, capped off by strawberry dessert and wonderful friendly service.

NT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The cappuccino machine was broke. She gave us coffee instead. It was just ok.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to sit outside and enjoy a nice meal.

BR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place-food is great and the ambiance is warm and cozy!
Managers Tommy and Pedro go out of their way to provide a great experience!

SS
Houston
96 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and wine. Always a fantastic evening at Toulouse. I tried the strip this time and is was delicious

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

MR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, service can be better, noisy clients watching videos on the table.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had to call because we were running late; very kindly waited for me 1 hour. EXCELLENT RESTAURANT...

KA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch!

DB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Festive After Holiday Dinner. This was our first visit and we would definitely return. Food was well prepared and selections were excellent. Ambiance was top notch and our server was terrific. I had the Branzino. I would recommend the dish especially if you like simple and tasty fare. Drinks were well priced.

B
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner! What a great idea!
As always, food was excellent, as well as service and ambiance.
We love this place for drinks, lunch, dinner, and special occasions.

C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Attentive service.

SS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The service was excellent, the food was good, the environment was not very pleasant and so loud that we were shouting to hear one another.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Very noisy. Don’t recommend taking guests coming from out of town to this restaurant. Cannot have a conversation without shouting across the table.

SG
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but very loud and it’s lost its French bistro feel. Thumping music and screaming people doesn’t make for enjoyable dinner. That’s just me...

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Food and service was excellent.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

t
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

I reserved at least a week out and still got a terrible table! Service was good not great and neither was the food... noise level was out of control and kept being bumped by servers on their way from kitchen to table with not one apology. I will not be returning there are too many great restaurants in Houston to bother with average.

JF
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always dependably good and always interesting people watching

B
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was my server and he was fabulous! The food was delicious as well as the service I will definitely return!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food is always spot on, but the noise level and apparent shortage of competent servers really left us with a less than positive experience.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here

N
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Excellent for a date or girlfriends night.

OT
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing the service was remarkable everyone was professional, kind, and welcoming. Diverse - rich crowd.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and atmosphere food is amazing and the staff is top notch

DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Extremely loud.
Poor service.

LM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was wonderful. It was excessively loud. Plus the big TV ruins the upscale feel.

KL
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful atmosphere and delicious food. I would highly recommend!

D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambiance and fabulous customer service!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday celebration

FL
Houston
70 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat in Houston. Love the location, food, atmosphere etc. Definitely at the top of the list for places with good people watching. They are always accommodating and make you feel welcome.

BL
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always outstanding. Kudos to Oliver, Janna, Fili, Carlos and Michelle for their outstanding work - not just this visit but always.

Quiche was moist and tasty. Charcuterie plate was modified to our tastes. Very nice. Great setting outside.

And always exceptionally nice to our dog.

BB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toulouse is a hidden gem for those looking for an upbeat date night with some solid food and service.